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A Survey for the Reader Project in the History of Science

October 26, 2015

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Calling all FHSAsia members and friends and colleagues! Which articles (on any topic and epoch in our fields) would you recommend most heartily to colleagues, students, or anyone interested in our field? Click on this link to make your opinion count in the creation of a two-volume, multi-language reader that will translate into Chinese ten […]

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FHSAsia 2015 Essay Prize Submissions

April 12, 2015

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FHSAsia 2015 Essay Prize (Deadline: July 1st, 2015) The Forum for History of Science in Asia is now open for nominations or self nominations for the 2015 Essay Prize. The prize will be given to an engaging essay that shows the most potential to contribute to the field of history of science technology and medicine […]

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Calls for Panelists:Joint Panel at MESA and “Visualizing the Heavens” for ICHSEA

July 29, 2014

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In order to continue a recent conversation and develop thoughts on the study of knowledge in Eurasia and Africa, Dagmar Schäfer, Sonja Brentjes, and Miri Shefer would like to initiate a series of discussions which the two panels below are part of. Please contact the panel organizers if you are interested. 1. Joint panel at […]

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Legal Dispute Pertinent to “East Asian Science, Technology and Society.”

May 5, 2014

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Dear Colleagues, I have distributed the following information in a number of forums since March, but discussions at a recent event encouraged me to forward this material to this group. The issue at stake here has a direct bearing on the long-term publication by Duke University Press of “East Asian Science, Technology and Society,” with […]

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FHSAsia Essay Prize 2014

April 27, 2014

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Forum for History of Science in Asia announces a 2014 Essay Competition. The prize will be given to an engaging essay that shows the most potential to contribute to the general methodology of history of science technology and medicine through the exploration of Asian HoSTM. The recent decade has seen a rapid growth in the […]

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Event and Resource:

December 8, 2012

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Members of FHSAsia whose work relates to environmental history may be interested to know about the Association for East Asian Environmental History (AEAEH). Formed in 2009, AEAEH welcomes scholars from across the disciplines who are “doing research on East Asian environmental issues with historical perspectives.” The association’s membership, which currently stands at just under 300, […]

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Resource: Recently Published Dissertation by Mitch Aso on Vietnam

December 8, 2012

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“Forests without Birds: Science, Environment, and Health in French Colonial Vietnam,” the dissertation (University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2012) by Mitch Aso on plantation agriculture, medicine, and environment in Vietnam, has recently been published and is now available through Proquest.

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Two Upcoming Events of Interest

December 8, 2012

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Two upcoming events may be of interest to scholars of science, medicine, and technology in Asia: 1. The 2013 Society for French Historical Studies annual meeting has the theme this year of “Nature and Technology in French History.”  It will be held on April 4-7, 2013 in Cambridge, MA, by Harvard and MIT. There will […]

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Call for Applications: Directorship of Needham Research Institute, Cambridge

December 8, 2012

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Directorship of Needham Research Institute, Cambridge The Trustees of the Needham Research Institute (www.nri.org.uk) invite applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Director, in succession to Professor Christopher Cullen, to take up appointment on 1 October 2013 or at a date to be agreed thereafter.  The Institute is an independent organisation established by Joseph […]

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Call for Papers: Humans and Animals in Asian History, Society, Thought

November 20, 2012

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BICC Workshop: Humans and Animals in Asian history, society, thought Manchester, January 24-26 January, 2013, Manchester While rice dominates the modern view of Asia, animals have always played a crucial in Chinese and Japanese society, history and thought. This workshop attempts to shift the perspective and discuss Asian notions of animals in their understanding and […]

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