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Open postdoc position within the area of Life course perspectives on disability

Umeå University, Sweden, calls for one postdoc researcher to a cross-disciplinary disability project funded by the European Research Council. The position concerns a two-year employment (100%) focusing on disability of relevance to the project. Application deadline is 2018-04-12.

The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Paternalism

Kalle Grill, associate professor of Philosophy at Umeå University, and Jason Hanna, Associate professor of Philosophy at Northern Illinois University, are editors for a new book on the philosophy of paternalism.

New course summer 2018: History of Food and Wine

What did kings and queens have for breakfast? What did peasants eat? Why is champagne so expensive? Why is there so much hunger in a world of plenty? Learn more about the history of food and wine this summer.

Welcome to this years annual Burman Lectures

The Department of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, invites all interested to the annual Burman Lectures in philosophy with the heading: Determinism, Time, and Totality.

International Perspectives on Teaching Rival Histories

A new anthology presents different ways to approach "conflicting stories" in the classroom. The conclusion that can be drawn is that the educational approaches to this type of historical problem require a great deal of consideration for different national and culturally defined educational contexts....

How one's research can make a difference

How do I, as a PhD student, meet the requirements and expectations of my research academic and social impact? In a workshop on May 31st, Anna Sténs, historian and innovation ambassador at humfak and Bodil Formark, historian and research coordinator of the External Relations Unit, would like to invit...

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