19 de septiembre de 2020

Novedad bibliográfica de descarga gratuita: Cuarenta historias para una cuarentena


Ricardo Campos, Enrique Perdiguero-Gil, Eduardo Bueno Vergara (eds.), Cuarenta historias para una cuarentena. Reflexiones históricas sobre epidemias y salud  global. Madrid: Sociedad Española de Historia de la Medicina, 2020.

Web de descarga: https://sehm.es/cuarenta-historias-para-una-cuarentena/

El 1 de abril de 2020 la Sociedad Española Historia de la Medicina puso en marcha  el blog  Epidemias y Salud Global. Reflexiones desde la historia, para ofrecer información sólida y fundamentada sobre el pasado de los fenómenos epidémicos desde la Historia de la Medicina, la Historia de la Ciencia, otras disciplinas humanísticas y las Ciencias Sociales. Las reflexiones publicadas han tenido por objetivo ofrecer herramientas intelectuales que permitan, en lo posible, afrontar las inquietudes que genera la pandemia y darles una dimensión histórica, contextualizando la excepcionalidad de la situación. Ahora reunimos los ensayos publicados en el blog hasta el 6 de julio en el libro Cuarenta historias para una cuarentena. Reflexiones históricas sobre epidemias y salud global. Se ofrecen aquí conjuntamente para facilitar su consulta y como testimonio de lo pensado desde “dentro” de la pandemia sobre otras epidemias y pandemias del pasado, las respuesta sanitarias y sociales actuales y pasadas y, por supuesto, la covid-19. Se pueden descargar  formato PDF y Epub.

Participan:  Jon Arrizabalaga, María José Báguena Cervellera, Rosa Ballester Añón, Josep L. Barona, Josep Bernabeu-Mestre, Iris Borowy, Quim Bonastra, Eduardo Bueno, Montserrat Cabré i Pairet, Ricardo Campos, Ramón Castejón Bolea, Salvador Cayuela Sánchez, Josep M. Comelles, Marcos Cueto, Isabel del Cura, Carmel Ferragud, María Eugenia Galiana Sánchez, Xavier García Ferrandis, Francisco Garrido Peña, Araceli González Vázquez, Bertha M. Gutiérrez Rodilla, Jesús Armando Haro, Justo Pedro Hernández González, Rafael Huertas, Silvia Loyola, Francisco Javier Martínez, J. Ferran Martínez Navarro, Àlvar Martínez-Vidal, Luis Montiel, Luis Miguel Pino Campos, María Isabel Porras Gallo, Enrique Perdiguero Gil, José Luis Peset, Karina Ramacciotti, Esteban Rodríguez Ocaña, Marcelo Sánchez Delgado, María Jesús Santesmases, Carlos Tabernero.


CfP: 'Space and the Hospital' Lisbon, Portugal (26-28 May 2021)

The International Network for the History of Hospitals (INHH), the ‘Hospitalis: Hospital Architecture in Portugal at the Dawn of Modernity’ Research Project, and the Hospital Real de Todos os Santos are pleased to announce the call for papers for Space and the Hospital. The conference will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from 26-28 May 2021. 

Space, in both its physical and conceptual manifestations, has been a part of how hospitals were designed, built, used, and understood within the wider community. By focusing on space, this conference aims to explore this subject through the lens of its architectural, socio-cultural, medical, economic, charitable, ideological, and public conceptualisations. 


This thirteenth INHH conference will explore the relationship between space and hospitals throughout history by examining it through the lens of five themes: (1) ritual, space, and architecture; (2) hospitals as ‘model’ spaces; (3) the impact of medical practice and theory on space; (4) hospitality and social space; (5) sponsorship. Below are more details about how the conference themes will address along with related questions. The themes and questions presented are by no means an exhaustive list; however, we encourage the submission of an abstract that examines any aspects of space and the history of hospitals in innovative ways. Please see the attached CfP, or go to our website https://inhh.org/, for a more comprehensive outline of the proposed themes.


We invite proposals for 20-minute papers or posters which address the conference theme. Potential contributors are asked to bear in mind that engagement with the theme of space and the hospital will be a key criterion in determining which papers are accepted onto the programme.


Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words in length, in English and accompanied by a brief biography of no more than 200 words. Proposals should be sent to space.inhh@gmail.com by 30 September 2020. As with previous INHH conferences, it is intended that an edited volume of the conference papers will be published. Submissions are particularly encouraged from researchers who have not previously given a paper at an INHH conference.


Upon provision of full receipts, we hope to be able to support attendance at this conference, particularly for postgraduates and early career researchers. Speakers will be asked to make use of alternative sources of funding where these are available. Any queries may be directed to space.inhh@gmail.com.

CfP: Historia Sociocultural de la Medicina y la Salud en América Latina. Siglos XVI al XX

 Este Dossier tiene por objeto recoger la nueva producción historiográfica existente sobre este tema, desde los grupos de investigación conformados hace varios años, que son responsables del desarrollo del campo en el país en el siglo XX, hasta los nuevos investigadores y las reflexiones surgidas de sus disertaciones doctorales. La Historia Sociocultural de la Medicina y la Salud tiene como característica principal su interdisciplinariedad, lo que permite la interacción de distintos saberes que se reúnen en torno a la salud y la enfermedad, sus instituciones, sus disciplinas, sus figuras y la producción y reproducción del saber médico.  

Los aportes investigativos cubrirán un campo cronológico y geográfico amplio, que permita visibilizar el desarrollo de métodos y técnicas de la Historia Sociocultural de la Medicina y la Salud aplicado a distintas épocas. Desde la conquista, el inagotable tema del colapso demográfico indígena causado por las pestes coloniales desde Santo Domingo a Manila, de la ciudad de México al Cusco; el cambio de paradigma producido en las instituciones de asistencia hospitalaria y el efecto del reformismo borbónico en el ejercicio y la enseñanza de la medicina y la higiene pública, así como la inoculación y la llegada de la Expedición Filantrópica de la Vacuna a inicios del siglo XIX. El papel que tuvo la Independencia sobre las instituciones hospitalarias y los cambios producidos en la vida de los habitantes de las nuevas naciones surgidas del colapso monárquico. La difícil consolidación de los estados nacionales en América Latina y el papel de las nuevas instituciones de control y enseñanza del saber médico en el siglo XIX, jalonado en gran parte del continente por las guerras, el control sanitario de las migraciones, la higiene portuaria entre siglos, con el paso del modelo médico francés al norteamericano, la medicalización, la medicina tropical, así como las distintas campañas contra enfermedades como la anemia tropical, el paludismo, la malaria y la fiebre amarilla. La salud pública en el acelerado proceso de urbanización en América Latina en el siglo XX, con la creación de ministerios de salud y de la Seguridad Social, la medicina ocupacional, el saneamiento y control de enfermedades como la sífilis y la tuberculosis, la medicina escolar y la eugenesia blanda dura aparecida en distintos países hasta la APS, son el amplísimo campo en donde se desarrolla actualmente la Historia Sociocultural de la Medicina y la Salud y que tendrán en este dossier un espacio de difusión científica.

Coordinadores: editoriales invitados: Abel Fernando Martínez Martín, Doctor en Historia y Andrés Ricardo Otálora Cascante, Doctor en Historia. 

Se reciben artículos hasta el 30 de septiembre de 2020 a través de la plataforma de OJS: http://revistas.uptc.edu.co/revistas/index.php/historia_memoria/login

Novedad bibliográfica de descarga gratuita: Historiar las Catástrofes


Coordinan: María Dolores Lorenzo, Miguel Rodríguez y David Marcilhacy

Url: http://www.historicas.unam.mx/publicaciones/publicadigital/libros/709/historiar_catastrofes.html

Este libro es resultado de la colaboración entre la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México y Sorbonne Université, a través del Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas, IIH, el Centre des Recherches Interdisciplinaires sur les Mondes Ibériques Contemporains (CRIMIC) y el equipo de Civilisations et Littératures d’Espagne et Amérique (CLEA). 

En 2016, los rectores de nuestras universidades firmaron un convenio de colaboración general, al tiempo que Históricas, el CRIMIC y el CLEA impulsaban el proyecto INSUNAM que habría de garantizar el intercambio de alumnos y profesores-investigadores. La estrecha relación entre los diversos grupos de trabajo dio frutos importantes: reuniones académicas, intercambio de alumnos de posgrado y publicaciones como la que aquí se presenta. 

Historiar las catástrofes reúne las colaboraciones de 14 especialistas, provenientes de nueve instituciones de diversos países —México, Francia, Venezuela, Guatemala, España—, bajo la coordinación de Dolores Lorenzo Río, académica del Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas, y de Miguel Rodríguez y David Marcilhacy, del CRIMIC. Junto con L’Élégie du desastre. De l’archive à l’Histoire, publicado en París en febrero de 2019, el libro que presentamos hace un aporte significativo al estudio de la relación entre la naturaleza y las sociedades, al colocar la perspectiva histórica en el centro de las discusiones respecto a las catástrofes y los riesgos sociales. 

El Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas agradece al CRIMIC y al CLEA de Sorbonne Université, así como a los investigadores de ambas instituciones ligados a este y otros proyectos comunes, por contribuir a fortalecer una colaboración que ha resultado enriquecedora para internacionalizar el diálogo de los temas prioritarios en las agendas de investigación.

María Dolores Lorenzo, Miguel Rodríguez y David Marcilhacy 



18 de septiembre de 2020

Recurso on line: Women and Energy


This volume offers a collection of largely untold stories that together demonstrate women’s pivotal agency in the consumption and production of energy within the home, as well as their engagement with and responses to energy transitions. Perspectives emphasising women’s changing energy-related identities, behaviours, and experiences in many different contexts are accompanied by careful investigations into the factors influencing women’s decision-making with respect to new energy products. The authors not only provide a basis for the reframing of energy histories but also call for the application of these key perspectives in driving more attuned research, and for forcing change on how energy types and transitions are considered and managed in the future.

How to cite: Harrison Moore, Abigail, and Ruth Sandwell, eds. “Women and Energy,” RCC Perspectives: Transformations in Environment and Society 2020, no. 1. doi.org/10.5282/rcc/9049.

Url: http://www.environmentandsociety.org/perspectives/2020/1/women-and-energy



CfP: "Gender, Modernities, and the Global Enlightenment"

El proyecto CIRGEN  (Circulating Gender in the Global Enlightenment.Ideas Networks, Agencies, ERC AdG 787015) se complace en anunciar que su congreso internacional "Gender, Modernities, and the Global Enlightenment" se celebrará en Valencia, 23-25 Febrero 

2022. Tenemos ya confirmado un importante número de participaciones invitadas, pero abrimos la posibilidad de presentar también propuestas libres, de las cuales podremos seleccionar solo algunas entre las que más ajusten a los objetivos intelectuales del congresos.

El "call for papers", que se puede descargar también en la página web de CIRGEN: https://cirgen.eu/

CfP: "Writing the Heavens. Celestial Observation in Literature, 800--1800"

Organizers: Aura Heydenreich, Florian Klaeger, Klaus Mecke, Dirk Vanderbeke, Jörn Wilms - ELINAS (Center for Literature and Natural Science)

May 20-22, 2021 – Dr Karl Remeis Observatory, Bamberg (Germany)

Confirmed speakers: 
Raz Chen-Morris (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Alexander Honold (University of Basel)
Hania Siebenpfeiffer (University of Marburg)

In the Middle Ages and early modernity, celestial observation was frequently a subject for verbal rather than numerical and geometrical recording. Astronomical genres, in the hands of natural philosophers, poets, chroniclers, travellers, geographers, educators and others mediated knowledge of the heavens in textual form. Before the modern academic institutionalization of astronomy, such celestial knowledge extended from the cosmological to the meteorological, with applications and implications that touched upon a wide range of discourses, be they theological, legal, political, medical or agricultural. From Carolingian scholarly commentaries to the lyrical description of the ‘cosmic garden’ in Erasmus Darwin, the formal shape of these representations is intimately connected with the questions raised by astronomy, and the possible answers they might elicit. Such texts could variously function as (mimetic) models of the universe, and simultaneously offer (pragmatic) models for specific types of behaviour. In this, they were deeply enmeshed in their historical, geographical, scholarly, popular, religious, philosophical, and generic environments. For the modern scholar, these records can be difficult to decode, and the question of what they address or seek to explore is obscured by the respective generic traditions, tropics and imagery, and other discursive contexts. However, as tokens of pre- and early modern ‘astroculture’, they allow insight into the changing epistemic place of astronomy throughout the millennium in question. By most accounts, this millennium includes a number of distinct historical periods, and studying the transformation of astronomical knowledge and its representations over the longe durée can shed light on the integrity and utility of such chronological constructs as well as on the transformative processes, the linguistic changes, and the conceptual revaluations that inform them.

CfP: HPLS COVID.-19 topical collections

We are writing to invite you to submit a paper to History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, specifically, to one of two Topical Collections that we are planning to host on the current pandemic. The aim of these collections, as specified in the Call For Papers below (and at these links: https://www.springer.com/journal/40656/updates/17964648 and https://www.springer.com/journal/40656/updates/17964642 ), is to bring expertise from the history, philosophy, and social studies of the life sciences broadly conceived to bear on the COVID-19 pandemic. We are aiming for broad representation of the many different perspectives within our global community, and we are particularly hoping that you will be able to contribute, given your world-leading expertise on justice and discrimination concerns associated to scientific knowledge-making.  

As you see below, your contribution would not have to be long: the first of our CFPs looks for short, incisive contributions calling attention to specific aspects of the pandemic. If you are interested in writing a longer paper, the second CFP invites standard-length contributions with the opportunity for detailed analysis.

We very much hope that it will be possible for you to accept this invitation, and thus enter in dialogue with us and other authors from our broad community. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you need further information.

Giovanni Boniolo, Sabina Leonelli, Lisa Onaga, David Teira, editors


17 de septiembre de 2020

CfP: Special Issue "Classic Methodologies in the Philosophy of Science", Journal for General Philosophy of Science

 Philosophy of science as we know it is a relatively recent creation, on which the analytic turn still casts its shadows. Its general characterization indeed is grounded on a philosophical method for analysing the scientific enterprise whose origin rests on the view elaborated by the Vienna Circle and its legacy, taking as a point of departure 1922, when Moritz Schlick was appointed to the Chair of History and Philosophy of inductive sciences.

This perspective has been contested by many authors from Kuhn onwards, and has seen many ‘turns’ in the past forty years or so. From the historical turn (e.g. Kuhn and Lakatos), to the turn to practice (Hacking, Kitcher), through the social studies of science (e.g. Latour, Pickering), and historical epistemology (Daston, Rheinberger), etc. However, in many philosophical perspectives nowadays there still is an emphasis on the methods of logical analysis as the only rigorous ones. Such a view implies a widespread devaluation of the role historically played by authors that, before the analytic turn and the foundation of the Vienna Circle, either as scientists or as philosophers, reflected differently on the method of scientific inquiry. In an attempt to recover their value, we aim to call these approaches ‘classic’.

Among the different methods that scientists and philosophers have offered we aim to focus this special issue on the period known as the ‘long nineteenth century’, that is, authors who worked between 1789 (the French Revolution) and 1918 (end of World War I). Several kinds of contributions are possible, but some examples are the Comtean combination of historical and dogmatic methods, the historical-critical method promoted by Mach and others, the combination of ideas from psychology, physiology and epistemology carried out by Helmholtz, Fechner and others, etc.


CfP: The Philosophy and Economics of Pandemics

 The Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics invites submissions for a forthcoming special issue devoted to the challenges posed by global pandemics, in general, and by the Covid–19 pandemic, in particular. 

We are especially interested in short, focused contributions (2,000–4,000 words) that take an interdisciplinary approach at the intersection of philosophy and economics, and we welcome texts by authors from across the disciplinary spectrum. 

We invite submissions from the following broad categories of possible (but non-exhaustive) questions:

 

  • Methodology of economics: How do the assumptions underlying epidemiological models, on the one hand, and economic models, on the other, differ? What explains the seeming differences—in predictions, optimism, etc.—among experts in various relevant fields, from epidemiology to economics; and what can disciplines learn from each other’s modelling strategies?
  • Ethics and political philosophy: How should moral trade-offs—such as between well-being, freedom and life duration—that pandemic management strategies give rise to be identified and resolved? What kind of issues of global justice does a global pandemic give rise to? 
  • Public policy and decision theory: What kind of duties and responsibilities do citizens have during a pandemic? What kind of principles could legitimise the balancing between individual rights and liberties, on the one hand, and (private and public) welfare, on the other? How should the various types of risks and uncertainties regarding pandemics and management strategies be properly taken into account?