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Announcements

A collection of STS news items, in the order submitted, including grants and awards, new books and other publications, and people news.

Call for Nominations, SIGCIS Computer History Museum Book Prize

Deadline: May 15 2017

Dear colleagues,

This is a reminder that the call for nominations for the Computer History Museum Book Prize is open. The postmark deadline is May 15. Details are below and at http://www.sigcis.org/chmprize.

The Computer History Museum Prize is awarded to the author of an outstanding book in ...

Call for Nominations: Clay Morgan Award for Best Book in Environmental Political Theory

Deadline: June 01 2017

The Environmental Political Theory Section of the Western Political Science Association invites nominations for the Clay Morgan Award for the Best Book in Environmental Political Theory.

The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding scholarship, published in a book-length monograph, ...

New book from Cockerill et al., Environmental Realism: Challenging Solutions (Springer, 2017)

Environmental Realism: Challenging Solutions, by K. Cockerill, M. Armstrong, J. Richter, J. Okie.
ISBN: 978-3-319-52823-6

This interdisciplinary book challenges current approaches to “environmental problems” that perpetuate flawed but deeply embedded cultural beliefs about the role of ...

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational Program

Deadline: June 01 2017

The AFRI Foundational Program supports grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and ...

New Book by Brenda Ayres, Betwixt and Between: The Biographies of Mary Wollstonecraft (2017, Anthem)

Book Summary
This manuscript is an investigation of the biographical corpus on Mary Wollstonecraft. It identifies the biases, contradictions, errors, ambiguities and gaps that have run rampant, many of them incomprehensively left unchecked and perpetuated from publication to publication. It also ...

Dear Colleague Letter: Growing Convergence Research at NSF

Growing Convergence Research at the National Science Foundation (NSF) is one of 10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments (https://www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/nsf_big_ideas.pdf). NSF seeks to highlight the value of convergence as a process for catalyzing new research directions and advancing ...

New Book, Cultures without Culturalism: The Making of Scientific Knowledge (2017, Duke U Press)

Duke University Press is pleased to announce the publication of Cultures without Culturalism: The Making of Scientific Knowledge, edited by Karine Chemla and Evelyn Fox Keller.

This volume models a new path where historicized and cultural accounts of scientific practice retain their specificity ...

2017 SHOT Dibner Award Nominations

Deadline: May 01 2017

The Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) seeks nominations for the 2017 Dibner Award to recognize excellence in museums and museum exhibits that interpret the history of technology, industry, and engineering to the general public. Nominations are due by 1 May 2017, and exhibits must have ...

New Book from Sal Restivo: Sociology, Science, and the End of Philosophy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)

Sal Restivo (NYU), former 4S president, has published Sociology, Science, and the End of Philosophy: How Society Shapes Brains, Gods, Maths, and Logics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). This book (https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9781349951598) offers a unique analysis of how ideas about science and ...

Call for Nominations, 2017 National Medal of Science

Deadline: April 07 2017

Nominations are now being accepted for the National Medal of Science. The National Medal of Science was established by the 86th Congress in 1959 as a Presidential Award to be given to individuals "deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the ...

New Book: Landmarks in the History of Science (Vernon Press, 2017)

by Basil Evangelidis
Leiden University, Netherlands
ISBN: 9781622732005

Landmarks in the History of Science is a concise history of science from a global and macro-historical standpoint. It is an account of grand theoretical revolutions, such as heliocentrism, atomism, and relativity. But, more ...

New Book: Why Democracies Need Science - by Harry Collins & Robert Evans (Polity, 2017)

Why Democracies Need Science
By Harry Collins & Robert Evans
Polity, 2017

- Offers a strong defence of science as a privileged and authoritative voice in social and political life
- Argues that social studies of science have gone too far in reducing scientific conclusions to context-dependent ...

NSF Dear Colleague Letter to encourage Public Participation in STEM Research (PPSR)

Deadline: April 11 2017

Dear Colleague Letter: Public Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Research: Capacity-building, community-building, and direction-setting

January 23, 2017

Dear Colleagues:

With this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorates ...

NSF seeking proposals: Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems

Deadline: March 06 2017

National Science Foundation in Arlington VA is seeking proposals to the program on Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems

Amount: $2,500,000 per award maximum total for 3 years ($40 M is projected to be spent in total)

Requires:
- Three PIs from three distinct NSF ...

New Edited Volume from Judy Wajcman and Nigel Dodd, The Sociology of Speed (OUP, 2017)

The Sociology of Speed: Digital, Organizational, and Social Temporalities
Edited by Judy Wajcman and Nigel Dodd

- Pulls together and extends the most important theoretical and empirical innovations across the social sciences
- Interdisciplinary in appeal; contributions from authors in a range of ...

New Book from Shirley Sun: Socio-economics of Personalized Medicine in Asia

Shirley Sun. Socio-economics of Personalized Medicine in Asia (Routledge, 2017). Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

Synopsis:
This book contributes to a growing body of literature on the molecularization of identities by tracing and analyzing "personalized medicine" as it ...

New Edited Volume from Hindmarsh and Priestley, The Fukushima Effect: A New Geopolitical Terrain

The Fukushima Effect: A New Geopolitical Terrain (2016, Routledge)
Edited by Richard Hindmarsh, Rebecca Priestley

The Fukushima Effect offers a range of scholarly perspectives on the international effect of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown four years out from the disaster. Grounded in the ...

New Book from Bruno Cardoso: Todos os Olhos: videovigilancia voyerismos e (re)producao imagética

Todos os Olhos: videovigilancia voyerismos e (re)producao imagética, by Bruno Vasconcelos Cardoso, edited for UFRJ, Brazil.

Sinopse:

Todos os olhos: videovigilâncias, voyeurismos e (re)produção imagética, livro de Bruno Vasconcelos Cardoso, acaba de ser lançado pela Editora UFRJ e aborda ...