February 2021

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News reaches us of a research position which has become available at Lancaster. The deadline for applications is 15 March, pay £28,331-32,817pa. Full details here.

"You will have a PhD in Literature or History concentrating on the eighteenth and/or nineteenth centuries. Direct experience with eighteenth- and/or nineteenth-century manuscripts is desirable, as are publications on or in a field related to eighteenth- and/or nineteenth-century literature and/or science. Previous editorial experience, particularly previous work on a scholarly edition, would be an advantage as would previous experience on a Digital Humanities project especially one that has applied TEI (Text Encoding Initative) Guidelines. While experience with TEI would be an advantage, full training will be given in the role. There is a specific focus on contexts of slavery and colonialism in one part of the project, as well as more general links to the fields of literature and science and the history of science in the whole project. You will use social media to promote the project and find new audiences for the transcriptions."

University of Coimbra
25-27 November 2021

Deadline for proposals submission: 15.03.2021
Notification of acceptance: 05.04.2021
For additional information please check the conference website at http://theatreaboutscience.com
This conference intends to map and reflect upon theatre and science intersections, promoting exchange and enlarging the knowledge on the field, tracing the evolution of previous trends and identifying new types of intersections.
We instigate and welcome contributions on theatre about science regarding both artistic practice and science communication, intending to explore the places where they meet (and where they don’t), eventually enlightening both common and diverse motivations and perspectives, and provoking fruitful discussions.

Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST

The Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST is very glad to announce a series of virtual open lectures on “Literature and the Pandemics in Historical Perspectives” to be given by distinguished scholars in the field. The first two lectures are as follows:

17 Feb  14.00 UTC      
Rebecca Totaro, Florida Gulf Coast University, Shakespeare’s London. Crisis and creativity in Plague-Time

17 March  14.00 UTC
Aureo Lustosa Guerios , University of Padua, The Plague and the Mob: group identity and anonymity in literature from the Black Death to the Influenza Pandemic

The virtual lectures will be given at 14.00 UTC (15.00 CET). They will be hosted by the M.Sc. program “Science Communication” of the Hellenic Open University and jointly organized with the University of Birmingham.

George Vlahakis and John Holmes, CoSciLit President and Secretary