This is what precarity feels like: Early Career Researchers and “cruel optimism”

Originally posted on All the Single Writing Ladies:
The AHRC defines of “Early Career Researchers” (ECRs) as individuals “within eight years of the award of their PhD […] or within six years of their first academic appointment.” In practice, ECRs are a highly heterogeneous demographic comprising individuals in a range of employment circumstances, from hourly…

Connect with ADHS at AHA 2018 in Washington, D.C.! — Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society

Today, historians begin descending upon wintry Washington, D.C., for the 2018 meeting of the American Historical Association. AHA is the largest annual gathering for such professionals and their affiliated societies. Among those represented again this year is the Alcohol and Drugs History Society, with two panels of original research and one roundtable discussion. The date, […]Continue reading “Connect with ADHS at AHA 2018 in Washington, D.C.! — Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society”

Drug Tweets

A great day for historians of drugs and alcohol! Told in tweets. Our CSHHH annual lecture by Wendy Kline takes place today at Stenhouse Wing, Room 105 @UniStrathclyde at 5pm. All welcome. — CSHHHGlasgow (@CSHHH_Glasgow) October 10, 2017 We interview @DanMalleck about his #book When Good #Drugs Go Bad. @UBCPress #twitterstorians https://t.co/rvmWwZvqTN pic.twitter.com/OwtONLcorq — PointsContinue reading “Drug Tweets”

‘A jolt of intellectual electricity.’ Strathclyde University and the Scottish Crucible

Strathclyde leads the way in Scottish Crucible https://www.strath.ac.uk/intranet/staffnews/headline_1115731_en.html A record eight out of 30 places on the award-winning Scottish Crucible programme have been secured by Strathclyde researchers, recognising the outstanding potential of the University’s future research leaders. Supported by the Scottish Funding Council, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Scottish Parliament and Heriot Watt University,Continue reading “‘A jolt of intellectual electricity.’ Strathclyde University and the Scottish Crucible”

Scottish Crucible. Round 2.

Round 2. Ding Ding. The 2017 Scottish Crucible’s second lab was graciously hosted by Stirling University on June 1-2 and it rocked the campus. Literally. There was a blue man. A dinosaur. Drawing. Dancing. Sumptuous vistas. Oh yeah, there was a pretty nice castle too! It began with this view. Good morning @ScotCrucible and goodbyeContinue reading “Scottish Crucible. Round 2.”

Creativity and Collaboration: An Amazing Body of Knowledge @ScotCrucible 2017

I just got back from Lab 1 of the Scottish Crucible. How to sum it up? So many ridiculously talented, clever, incredible people. From fish lice to fractals, to potato pathogens and Palimpsest. From diamond-based sensing to drug discovery, and so much more. Tsunamis and electric airplanes. Big data and biotransformations. Lasers and Norse poetry.Continue reading “Creativity and Collaboration: An Amazing Body of Knowledge @ScotCrucible 2017”

LSD: Insight or Insanity?, 1968

From the NIH. A post by Professor Erika Dyck on the history of LSD. Circulating Now from NLM Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Erika Dyck, PhD, Professor and Canada Research Chair in the History of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Today, Dr. Dyck shares some insights on a recently digitized film in the Library’sContinue reading “LSD: Insight or Insanity?, 1968”