The UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society is now accepting proposals from
UCI faculty from all disciplines for research projects that study the systems of translation and utilization of information from the academic environment to the forum of public opinion and policy making; that is, to study the relationship between science and action.
Proposals may request up to $15,000 in support. Funds may be used for research support, including equipment, supplies, payment of subjects, travel, salary for staff and students or faculty summer salary. Funds will be available September 15, 2017 and must be expended by December 31, 2018.
- Be no more than three pages in length
- Attach a budget and budget justification
- Attach faculty member(s) cv or biosketch
Award funds will be transferred to the faculty member’s department, which will be responsible for administration of the funds. Award recipients must provide a written report by December 31, 2018, including an updated report on how funds were spent. Recipients may also be asked to give a lecture or workshop on their project.
Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the Newkirk Center, email@example.com no later than July 31, 2017.
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The Workshop on Science, Technology, and Race (STAR)
INVITES YOU TO :
Colonial, Post-colonial, Settler, and Fascist Citizens: How to Resist the Master-Plan
How did anti-colonial actors,colonial states, and post-colonial states understand the projects of “modernization” and “development” in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries? How was this particular, historically-specific form of scientific knowledge made, reproduced, and legitimated? The “Colonial and Postcolonial Planning and Counter-Planning” research project, based at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, brings together scholars seeking to understand the “master plans” of modernizing states as well as the resistant, critical, pragmatic and affective responses of citizens and anti-State activists.
The Workshop on Science, Technology, and Race (STAR), co-sponsored by the UC Irvine Humanities Commons, the Newkirk Center for Science and Society, the Department of History, and the UC Consortium for Black Studies in California, at UC Irvine, will host members of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) research group “Colonial and Postcolonial Planning and Counter-Planning” at Irvine on January 12, 2017. We invite you to a panel and discussion on MPIWG’s collaborative project: a “keywords” manual of planning terms that focuses on moments when such terms, with meanings and usages that are assumed to be fixed within the discipline of planning, have been resisted, revised, reevaluated and reinterpreted. Through case studies on Tanzania’s socialist period, colonial Belgian Congo, post-colonial India, Nazi Germany and settler-colonial Canada, we will discuss the role histories of planning, particularly in the post-colonial world, can play in expanding the scope and critical relevance of histories of science, technology and knowledge. Additionally, we will reflect on the kinds of narratives that emerge when we rethink the relationship between theoretical concepts and grounded histories of materiality and practice.
JANUARY 12, 2017 4 – 6 PM Humanities Gateway 1030 (note- room has changed)
This event is organized by The Workshop on Science, Technology, and Race (STAR), co-sponsored by the UC Irvine Humanities Commons, the Newkirk Center for Science and Society, the Department of History, and the UC Consortium for Black Studies in California, at UC Irvine. All are welcome. For more information, or to co-sponsor future STAR events, please contact STAR Faculty Director Kavita Philip, firstname.lastname@example.org. For Humanities Commons access and information, contact Angelica Enriquez, email@example.com.
Newkirk Center Advisory Board member and UCI Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Loftus has been awarded the international 2016 John Maddox Prize for courage in promoting science and evidence on a matter of public interest, despite facing difficulty and hostility in doing so.
Loftus is recognized as a leader in the field of human memory and for her ground-breaking work on the “misinformation effect” which demonstrates that the memories of eyewitnesses are altered after being exposed to incorrect information about an event, as well as her work on the creation and nature of false memories.
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