[HASN logo] No. 34, March 1995 ISSN 0811-4757

Edited and published by Tim Sherratt (Tim.Sherratt@asap.unimelb.edu.au) for ASAP.

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9 June - 9 October 1995:

Exhibition: Wool in the Australian Imagination

This exhibition looks at the connections between wool and Australian creativity, science and language. To be held at the National Wool Museum, 26 Moorabool St., Geelong, Victoria, 3220.

Contact tel. (052) 264 660, fax (052) 221 118.

16-18 June 1995:

'Science and Civility' - A Conference/Workshop with Professor Steven Shapin (University of California, San Diego), presented by the Unit for the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney

To be held at Jemby Rinjah Lodge, Blackheath, NSW. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss, with a range of speakers, some of the topics in The Social History of Truth (1994), Steven Shapin's widely acclaimed study of 17th century natural philosophy. Professor Shapin will offer two talks and run a special workshop for graduate students. Some bursaries are available.

Contact the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) F07, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2006. Tel: (02) 351 4226. Fax: (02) 351 4124.

30 June - 4 July 1995:

International Conference on the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics - 'Ethnomathematics and the Australasian Region'

To be held in Cairns, Queensland.

Contact George Booker, tel. (07) 875 5851.

2-9 July 1995:

'Mutiny and Medicine' - An International Conference on the History of Medicine and Health

To be held on Norfolk Island - experience the conference and holiday of a lifetime! Conference themes include: convict health and medicine; the history of penal systems and medical aspects of incarceration; military and garrison medicine and health; maritime medical history. The conference organisers require early expressions of interest so contact:

Dr John Thearle, Australian Society for the History of Medicine, Department of Child Health, Mater Children's Hospital, Brisbane, QLD 4101. Ph: (07) 840 8935 Fax: (07) 844 9069.

3-7 July 1995:

Ninth International Conference of Historical Geographers - 'Cultural Heritage'

To be held at Perth, W.A..

Contact International Historical Geography Conference, School of Social Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth W.A., 6001. Fax (09) 315 3166.

8-11 July 1995:

AAHPSSS Annual Conference

To be held at the University of NSW, Sydney. Several theme symposia have been organised for the conference, including 'Comparative Scientific Traditions', 'Science, Technology, War and Peace', 'Historiography of Science', 'History of Medicine' and 'Themes in the History of Victorian Natural History'. Professor Ludmilla Jordanova of the University of York, in England, will be the principal guest speaker and will lead a workshop: 'Where is Cultural History Going?'. The student section of the conference has been expanded this year and an AAHPSSS prize will be awarded for the best conference paper presented by a student resident in Australasia.

Contact: Anthony Corones, Treasurer, AAHPSSS, School of Science and Technology Studies, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052. Email: A.Corones@unsw.edu.au.

19-23 July 1995:

International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB)

To be held at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Subjects of interest include all areas of biological research and may address any period of history or region of the world. Papers in previous years have considered research methods, biography, biological imagery, instrumentation, research institutions, epistemology, gender, and bioethics, as well as specialties such as ecology, genetics, cognitive and neurosciences, paleontology and evolution.

Contact: Linda Caporael, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180-3590, USA. Fax: (212) 627 3626. Email: caporl@rpi.edu.

27-29 July 1995:

'Archivists: the Image and Future of the Profession' - Australian Society of Archivists Inc. National Conference

To be held at the Hyatt Hotel, Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra, ACT. 27 July (Thursday) is the date set for the Annual General Meeting of the Society with the conference proper to follow. The theme for the conference is Archivists: the image and future of the Profession. Stephen Yorke is the convenor of the conference organising team and the conference secretariat is provided by:

Conference Solutions, PO Box 135, Curtin ACT 2605, telephone (06) 285 3000 or Fax (06) 285 3001.

STAMA (Science, Technology and Medicine Archives, a special interest group of ASA Inc.) will be holding its inaugural annual meeting during the National Conference on the morning of 27 July before the AGM. Registration forms and conference brochures can be obtained from Conference Solutions.

1-3 September 1995:

British Society for the Philosophy of Science Conference 1995

To be held at the University of Leeds. Submissions for the Graduate Session (papers of 20 mins. duration) should be submitted by 31 May.

Contact: Anna Maidens, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT. Email: phl6am@leeds.ac.uk

8-10 September 1995:

'Words at Work' - Biennial National Conference of the Oral History Association of Australia, Words at Work

To be held at the Albert Hall, Launceston, Tasmania.

Contact: Jill Cassidy, Queen Victoria Museum, Wellington St, Launceston, Tasmania, 7250. Tel: (003) 371 391. Fax: (003) 371 117.

9 & 23 September 1995:

'Playing Doctor' - two linked dayschools on medicine and film, presented by the Unit for the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney

To be held at the Mills Building, University of Sydney, 10-5pm. In these two dayschools a range of Hollywood films will be examined to see what they have to teach us about shifting attitudes to the medical profession, about the power of images, and about the use of film material in social and cultural history. Speakers include Mr Tom Politis, a well-known film historian and President of the WEA Film Study Group, and Dr Michael Shortland, author of Medicine and Film.

Contact: Ms Shari Lee, Unit for HPS F07, University of Sydney, Sydney 2006. Tel: 351 4226. Fax: 351 4124.

5-8 October 1995:

'Controlling our Destinies' - Historical, Philosophical and Ethical Perspectives on the Human Genome Project

To be held at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. The John J. Reilly Centre for Science, Technology and Values, The Program in History and Philosophy of Science, and the Colleges of Arts and Science at the University of Notre Dame will sponsor this major conference on the Human Genome Project. HGP issues will be examined from historical, sociological, philosophical, ethical and science-religion perspectives.

Contact: Phillip Sloan, Director, Notre Dame Program in History and Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Fax: (USA) 219 631 8209. Email: phillip.r.sloan.1@nd.edu.

14 October 1995:

History of Natural History in Queensland

A conference to be held at the Queensland Museum, Brisbane. The conference will be sponsored by The Royal Society of Queensland, The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland, The Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, The Royal Historical Society of Queensland and the Queensland Museum.

Contact Jeanette Covacevich, Senior Curator (Vertebrates), President/Royal Society of Queensland, Queensland Museum, PO Box 3300, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101. Tel: (07) 840 7555. Fax: (07) 846 1918.

19-22 October 1995:

The Society for the History of Technology: Annual Meeting

To be hosted by the Division of Technology, Culture and Communications at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. SHOT has not identified special meeting themes, although papers related to Thomas Jefferson and colonial technology would be appropriate. The committee will welcome proposals on any topic in the history of technology.

Contact: Jonathan Coopersmith, Department of History, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843. (USA) 409/845-7148; Email: jcfax1@tamu.edu.

27 October - 1 November 1995:

Third International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Conference

To be held at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.

Contact Fred Finley, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0208 USA. Fax (1612) 624 8277, Email: finley@vx.cis.umn.edu.

27-30 November 1995:

'Multimedia Preservation: Capturing the Rainbow' - The 2nd annual conference for the National Preservation Office

To be held at the Brisbane Hilton. The conference will examine issues relating to the preservation of and by electronic media.

Contact Katy Bellingham, National Preservation Office, National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT 2600. Tel: (06) 262 1357. Fax: (06) 273 4493.

8 December 1995:

'The Literature of Australian Natural History' - A seminar about writers and writing on the animals and plants of Australia

To be held in Canberra.

Contact: Nick Drayson, English Department, University College, ADFA, Canberra, 2600. Tel: (06) 268 8433. Fax: (06) 268 8899 Email: NickDrayson@adfa.oz.au. Registration forms will be sent out in early May, 1995.

1-4 August 1996:

Annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology

To be held at the Forum Hotel in Gloucester Road, London, near the Science Museum.

Contact Peter Morris, The Science Museum, London SW7 2DD, United Kingdom; FAX: 44 171 938 9736; e-mail: p.morris@ic.ac.uk.

26-31 August 1996 (tentative date):

8th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia

Arranged on behalf of the International Society for the History of East Asian Science Technology and Medicine. To be held at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. The conference will consist of four topical symposia with invited papers, plus scientific sessions.

Contact the Secretariat, c/o Professor Yung Sik KIM, Program in History and Philosophy of Science, College of Natural Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742, Korea (Tel 02-880-6637 Fax 02-873-0418).

11-14 September 1996:

3rd Triennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Psychiatry (EAHP)

To be held at Wrzburg, Germany. Suggestions for appropriate section topics and speakers are welcome and should be directed to the secretaries of the EAHP.

Contact Dr Mario Lanczik, Psychiatry Hospital, University of Wrzburg, Fuchsleinstr. 15, D-97080 Wrzburg, Germany. Tel: ++49 931 203202. Fax: ++49 931 203425.

22-28 September 1996:

1996 Commemorative Conference, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

Commemorating the founding of the Gardens in 1846 and the death of Ferdinand von Mueller in 1896 (see p. 14).

Contact: 1996 Commemorative Conference Committee, Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra, Victoria, 3141.

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