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DEST announces new course: Philosophy of Biological Systematics

Date 
Monday, 7 September, 2015 to Friday, 11 September, 2015
Country 
Belgium
Organiser 
Community
Event type 
Training

Course description: Approaching the subject from the perspective of the philosophical foundations of scientific inquiry, this course offers critical examinations of the principles required to judge the scientific merits of systematic/taxonomic procedures.
Date: 7 - 11 September 2015
Target Audience: MSc students, PhD students, early career researchers, professional systematists/taxonomists and anyone who is interested in the philosophy of Biological Systematics

Registrations for DEST course ‘BASICS of TAXONOMY’ are open !

Date 
Monday, 5 October, 2015 to Friday, 16 October, 2015
Country 
Sweden
Organiser 
Community
Event type 
Training

Basics of Taxonomy: describing, illustrating and communicating biodiversity

This course will take place form 5 to16 October 2015 at the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences, Kristineberg, Sweden
Taught by renowned experts in their field, the course topics are:
- DELTA
- Digital drawing
- Scientific illustration
- Scientific writing and communication
- Scratchpads, a tool to build, publish and share information on the web
Course organiser: Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST)

Horizon 2020 Financial Rules Seminar

Horizon 2020 Financial rules @ Technologické Centrum
Date 
Tuesday, 28 April, 2015
Country 
Czech Republic
Organiser 
Community
Event type 
Symposium - Seminar

 

"Horizon 2020 Financial rules" aims to summarize financial rules applicable to Horizon 2020 Programme and to share good practices on the financial management of Horizon 2020 projects. It is primarily intended for project managers and the support staff involved in the project administration.

The event will also be web streamed.

Language: English (translation not provided)

From Cabinet to Internet: Digitising Natural History and Medical Manuscripts

Linnean Society of London - Digitising Natural History and Medical Manuscripts
Date 
Monday, 27 April, 2015 to Tuesday, 28 April, 2015
Country 
United Kingdom
Organiser 
Community
Event type 
Symposium - Seminar

 

The field of digital humanities has transformed the ways in which researchers look at manuscripts and letters: online editions are now accompanied by rich metadata, which facilitates research; digitised images mean that users can zoom in on details that previously needed good eyesight and a magnifying glass; and crowdsourcing ensures that collaborative work not only involves academics working amongst themselves, but that it also inclusively embraces the knowledge and the enthusiasm of members of the general public.