Friday, July 30, 2010

IHC Geographies of Place

For the *2010-2011 academic year*, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center will sponsor a series of events entitled "*Geographies of Place*." The series will explore ideas of place and how they have been produced through mapping, media, and imaginative labor. The work of settlement and statecraft, social practice and cultural perception, place has historically been the source of both solace and struggle.

Geographies of Place will examine the ways in which space is demarcated by identity and memory, possession and destination. In a moment when globalization, environmentalism, cognitive science, and networked media are transforming our notions of geographical space, it is crucial to contemplate our historical and contemporary perceptions of place. For more information on the series, visit:

*We are seeking faculty and graduate students who might like to
collaborate with the IHC on events in this series. Please contact IHC
Acting Director Ann Bermingham or Associate Director Emily Zinn with suggestions or ideas for potential collaboration.*

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Integrated History & Philosophy of Science

This September 23-26, the Indiana University Department of History and Philosophy of Science will host a three day conference on “Integrated History and Philosophy of Science.” This is the third in a series of meetings devoted to the topic, and it coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of the Indiana HPS Department. The paper topics range from a discussion of seventeenth-century comet theory to history and philosophy of contemporary embryology. For complete information on the conference, including abstracts of papers and details on lodging, go to

Friday, July 16, 2010

Post-Doctoral Social Scientist: Impact Evaluation (WWF, Washington DC)

WWF is re-opening the application process for a post-doctoral social scientist.

We seek a highly motivated researcher early in his/her career to join our team. The successful applicant will have strong statistical skills, international field experience, and a passion for policy-relevant conservation science. (See below and attached for official announcement.)

The post-doc will join the science program at WWF in Washington, DC, working with me, Helen Fox (WWF-US), Arun Agrawal (U. Michigan), and colleagues around the world to evaluate the ecological and social impacts of marine protected areas (MPAs) and other conservation interventions. This exciting portfolio is part of the emerging WWF
Conservation Impact Initiative, which seeks to catalyze rigorous evaluation of conservation interventions and, thus, provide the scientific evidence for more effective conservation policy and practice.

The application deadline is August 13. All applications should be submitted via the WWF website.