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Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science

Submission deadline: 15 January 2021

The International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IUHPST) invites submissions for the 2021 IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science. This biennial prize competition seeks to encourage fresh methodological thinking on the history and philosophy of science and related areas.

Entries in the form of an essay of 5,000–10,000 words in English are invited, addressing this year’s prize question: “What can history and philosophy of science, technology and medicine contribute to our current global challenges?” What constitutes a current global challenge is left to the judgment of the authors, but examples include the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, socioeconomic inequality, racism, the refugee crisis, and science denialism.

All entries should consist of original work that has not previously been published. Entries written originally in another language should be submitted in English translation, along with the name and contact details of the translator. Entries will be judged on the following criteria, in addition to general academic quality: direct engagement with the prize question, effective integration of historical and philosophical perspectives, and potential to provide methodological guidance for other researchers in the field.

The author of the winning entry will be invited to present the work at the 26th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (ICHST) to be held in Prague, Czechia, 25–31 July 2021. Presenting at the Congress will be a condition of the award.

The award will carry a cash prize of 1,000 US dollars and a waiver of the Congress registration fee.

Other strong entries will also be considered for presentation at the Congress. In order to ensure this consideration, entrants should submit the entry also as a standalone paper abstract for the Congress by the deadline for that, following the standard instructions indicated on the Congress website:

https://www.ichst2021.org/call-for-stand-alone-abstracts/

Entries are invited from anyone, without restriction of age, nationality or academic status. Co-authored work will be considered; if the winning entry is a co-authored work the cash prize will be shared out among the authors.

This prize is administered by the Joint Commission of the IUHPST, whose remit is to make links between the work of the two Divisions of the IUHPST: the DHST (Division of History of Science and Technology) and the DLMPST (Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology).  For further information about IUHPST, see:

http://iuhps.net

Entries for the prize competition should be submitted in pdf format by e-mail to the Chair of the Joint Commission, Prof. Hasok Chang, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge (hc372@cam.ac.uk). Any queries should also be directed to him. The deadline for submission is 15 January 2021.

The call can be downloaded at: http://dhstweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/IUHPST-Essay-Prize_2021-call.pdf

It is also posted on the DHST website: http://dhstweb.org/awards/iuhpst-essay-prize

Lesley Cormack

Professor Emerita of History

Peter B Clarke Memorial Essay Prize – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

On behalf of the executive committee for the Sociology of Religion Study Group and the anonymous panel of judges, the winner of this year’s Peter B Clarke Memorial Essay Prize has been announced.

The award is given annually to an essay submitted by a postgraduate researcher who is a member of the group, with the sponsorship and support of Routledge and Taylor & Francis. 

The deadline was extended for the competition, as it fell in the middle of the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the midst of that confusion and preoccupation, postgraduate scholars in the sociology of religion were nonetheless able to put strong entries together and submit them for consideration.

Judges were impressed with the entries, but they were especially  impressed with one paper. This year’s prize goes to Antonio Montañés Jiménez, a researcher at St Andrews University, with an essay entitled “Street preaching and the rise of Latin-American Christian heroes in Barcelona: A sociological approach”. 

Congratulations, Antonio! More will be heard about the paper in a forthcoming blog post for the study group. 

SOCREL Postgrad essay prize – EXTENDED DEADLINE 31 May

The Socrel executive has agreed to extend the deadline for the Peter B Clarke Memorial Essay Prize one further time. We didn’t receive many submissions and want to ensure there is enough for a satisfactory competition. Perhaps this pandemic has created conditions that don’t favour postgraduates committing time to put an essay together, and that would be perfectly understandable.

We will try once more. If you’re a current postgrad writing on the sociology of religion, please consider submitting an essay to us. It should be 6-7000 words including references, and the winner will receive £100 cash prize and £50 book voucher, sponsored by Taylor & Francis, as well as registration for a forthcoming Socrel annual conference, when next we are able to meet.

Full details are on our website, including the cover sheet. (The papers still have the original deadline of 15 April.) https://britsoc.co.uk/groups/study-groups/sociology-of-religion-study-group/funding/ And if you are supervising a student, please pass this on for their consideration.

Donner Institute Prize 2020

The nominations should be submitted by 31 May 2020.

The Donner Institute Prize for Outstanding Research into Religion 2020

The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History hereby calls for nominations for its annual prize for outstanding research into religion. The nominations should be submitted by 31 May 2020. The prize announcement is posted on our website: https://www.donnerinstitute.fi/en/current-3/nominate-a-candidate-for-the-2020-donner-research-prize/

SOCREL Postgraduate Essay Prize

Extended deadline to 30 April 

This year’s essay prize is open for current postgraduates who become members with Socrel. Details are on our website, and I want to flag that we have extended the deadline to 30 April for submissions. You’ve got a month to go – please send us your writing. If you are a supervisor of PhD researchers in the sociology of religion, please pass this opportunity on to them. https://www.britsoc.co.uk/groups/study-groups/sociology-of-religion-study-group/funding/

SOCREL Posts and Essay Prize

We’re pleased to publish a new blog post this week from Ali Kassem, a doctoral researcher at the University of Sussex and winner of the 2019 Peter B Clarke Memorial Essay Prize. Ali writes about his research among women who wear hijab in Lebanon, and he reflects on the benefits of putting his thoughts into the essay and the positive effect of feedback and review he’s received since winning. You can read his post here:https://socrelstudygroup.blogspot.com/2020/04/islamophobia-and-decolonising-sociology.html

This year’s essay prize is open for current postgraduates who become members with Socrel. Details are on our website, and I want to flag that we have extended the deadline to 30 April for submissions. You’ve got a month to go – please send us your writing. If you are a supervisor of PhD researchers in the sociology of religion, please pass this opportunity on to them. https://www.britsoc.co.uk/groups/study-groups/sociology-of-religion-study-group/funding/
With best regards,
Michael Munnik
Publications and Communications, Socrel

ISAGRAM issue 182, March 2020

CONFERENCES

Feminist Approaches to Justice: Sexual Violence and
the Peace-to-War Continuum

UN Commission on the Status of Women
ISA Parallel event
New York, USA
March 11, 2020

Democracy in Crisis
International Social Theory Consortium
University of South Florida, USA
May 14-16, 2020
Abstracts March 15, 2020
 
Multidimensional Risks in the XXI Century
ISA TG04  – ESA RN22 Risk & Uncertainty
Joint Midterm Conference
Narni and Perugia, Italy
October 13-14, 2020
Abstracts: March 15, 2020

Law and Digital Society: Re-Imagining the Futures
ISA Research Committee on Sociology of Law
Lund University, Sweden
August 24-26, 2020
Abstracts: March 15, 2020

Max Weber Around the World
A Workshop in Commemoration of the 100th
Anniversary of his Death
Istanbul, Turkey
October 19-20, 2020
Abstracts: March 20, 2020

Culture, Politics, and Education in the Trump Era
Chicago Ethnography Conference
DePaul University, USA
April 25, 2020
Abstracts: March 25, 2020

 Rethinking the free time/work time divide
Université Paris-Est Créteil, France
October 8-9, 2020
Proposals: April 1, 2020

PUBLICATIONS

 The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems
Call for papers
Abstracts: March 30, 2020

 Oxford Handbook of the Power, Politics and Social
Work  

Call for papers
Abstracts: March 30, 2020

 Elgar’s Handbook of Global Aging and Welfare
Challenges

Call for papers
Abstracts: March 30, 2020

 Creating Mixed Communities through Housing
Policies: Global Perspectives

Call for papers
Special Issue of Journal of Urban Affairs
Abstracts: March 31, 2020

PRIZE

RC33 Best Paper Award and Best Paper by a Young
Scholar Award 2020

Research Committee on Logic and Methodology in
Sociology (RC33)
Submissions: March 31, 2020

VIII ISA Worldwide Competition for Junior
Sociologists

International Sociological Association
Nominations: March 31, 2021

FELLOWSHIPS

Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences 2020
Linking Theory and Empirical Research
Berlin, Germany
July 20-30, 2020
Applications: March 22, 2020

4 Ad Astra PhD Scholarship
University College Dublin, Ireland
Applications: March 31, 2020

Travel Grant for Starting Scholars from Overseas
The 93rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Sociological
Society
Matsuyama University, Japan
October 31- November 1, 2020
Applications: April 16, 2020
JOB OPENINGS

Full-time Assistant Professor in International
Relations

Central European University
Vienna, Austria
Applications: March 31, 2020

ISSR Book Prize

Deadline for nominations – 11 March 2020.

The International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR) has announced an annual book prize for best publications in the field of science and religion, funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation. Please click here for further details about how to nominate a text for consideration. The deadline is 11 March 2020.