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CfP: Special Issue on Materiality, Brutality, and Risk in the Twin Climate and Energy Crises

The twin climate and energy crises shaping socioenvironmental and human vs non-human relationships within the Anthropocene pose critical challenges in our current planetary landscape. Predatory neo-colonial extractivism shapes these crises, exacerbating vulnerabilities and inequalities globally. In response, Environmental Sociology invites submissions that critically engage with the notions of materiality, brutality, and risk in decolonial readings of these crises. The climate and energy crises are interlinked on several grounds. The fossil fuel-intensive transformation of the world economy during the Anthropocene, and the range of composite forms of predatory neo-colonial extractivism on which economic growth unquestionably rests, stem out nowadays among some of themes calling for further research. The main objective of the proposed special issue of Environmental Sociology (ES) is to bring into the debate the challenging notions of materiality, brutality, and risk that, if taken as a

CfP: Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: Leviathan and the Air-Pump

In 1985, Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer published Leviathan and the Air-Pump, a book that became emblematic and not just for the history of science. It was the last book they wrote with a typewriter and a paper manuscript (Shapin and Schaffer 2011). That work was produced in the world of the typewriter, in an academic culture that expressed the skills and limitations of those who worked with a typewriter and the intellectual and social orders which that technology enabled. It was a production with a different tempo, surrounded by a set of indispensable objects – today wholly unnecessary and almost unknown – to avoid typographical errors and to correct the sloppiness caused by the clumsiness of urgent hands. To sum up, Leviathan burst into academic circles as an act of intervention, seeking to provoke significant changes: “it is a product of its time (...) it is a historical document. It is a moment in changing scholarly traditions, changing cultural and institutional settings, changi

CfP ArtefaCToS: Science Diplomacy and Science Cooperation

The Growing Role of Space Diplomacy on International Cooperation The scientific community works across national boundaries on problems of common interest, and these channels of scientific exchange can contribute to the formation and improvement of cooperative relationships among international actors. The intersection between science, technology, innovation, international affairs, and domestic politics and policies has become a strategic issue in the 21st century due to its ability to find common grounds and win-win situations among actors. Science Diplomacy is an increasingly prevalent phenomenon that is broader, deeper, and more complex than traditional diplomacy. Many actors in the international system employ science diplomacy as a means of reducing tensions, solving problems, exploring cooperative agreements, strengthening relationships, and addressing common issues to improve international development in a multitude of areas, including grand challenges related to education, health,

CfA: Epistemic Diversity in European Philosophy of Science

The EPSA invites submissions of abstracts for its first-ever online seminar series, dedicated to investigating and promoting the epistemic diversity of European philosophy of science. More precisely, we are currently inviting submissions for the first cour of this seminar series, which will take place on 4th October, 8th November, and 6th December 2024. Please note that the deadline for submissions is 31st July 2024. For more information, please see:  https://philsci.eu/Epistemic-Diversity-Seminar

CfA: Understanding and Assessing Climate Change, LMU Munich, October 28-29

A call for abstracts for the upcoming conference on "Understanding and Assessing Climate Change," which will take place from October 28th to 29th, 2024 at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. The conference aims to explore and discuss the understanding and assessment-related issues associated with the scientific study of Earth’s climate system and will serve as the end-of-project event for the “Climate Models and Climate Scientific Understanding” project, funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Keynote Speakers: - Prof. Dr. Stephen John (Cambridge University) - Prof. Dr. Vincent Lam (Universität Bern, Institut für Philosophie) - Prof. Dr. Mathias Frisch (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Philosophie) - Prof. Dr. Julie Jebeile (Universität Bern, Institut für Philosophie) Submissions on any topic related to the conference theme are welcomed. Potential topics include (but are not limited to): - What does it take to make progress

Publicado nuevo número de Asclepio: Vol. 76 Núm. 1 (2024)

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Asclepio acaba de publicar su último número, Vol. 76 Núm. 1 (2024) Se puede acceder a su contenido a través del siguiente enlace:  https://asclepio.revistas.csic.es/index.php/asclepio/issue/view/80

Publicado nuevo número de Dynamis: Vol. 44, núm. 1 (2024)

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SUMARIO DOSSIER:  HISTORIES OF CARE: GENDER, EXPERIENCES AND HUMANITARIAN KNOWLEDGE(S) Edited by Dolores Martín-Moruno, Valérie Gorin, and Camille Bajeux What is the history of care the history of? Dolores Martín-Moruno, Valérie Gorin, and Camille Bajeux Caring for war prisoners: Marguerite Frick-Cramer’s and Marguerite van Berchem’s service activities in the International Committee of the Red Cross (1914-1969) Valérie Gorin and Dolores Martín-Moruno Saving oneself by caring for others? The case of the nurse Julia Lahaye (1886-1978) Alejandra de Leiva and Jon Arrizabalaga Care, maternal welfare, and women associations in French colonial Africa: The Œuvre du Berceau indigène in Togo and Cameroon (1922-1935) Guillaume Linte Caring for the world: Geography, cosmology and encounters, a woman ‘actionist’ career, 1943-1990 Bertrand Taithe Casualties of care: Gender, imperialism and humanitarian aid in Post-Taliban Afghanistan Julie Billaud ARTÍCULOS “Bronce vi

CfA: XIV Congreso Internacional e Interdisciplinar de Jóvenes Historiadores "La muerte en la Historia"

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Se encuentra abierto el plazo para inscribirse como comunicante hasta el 31 de julio de 2023 . Las propuestas pueden enviarse desde el formulario disponible aquí . Los comunicantes aceptados que defiendan su comunicación en el congreso tendrán opción a publicación. Las líneas temáticas son variadas y abarcan las distintas ramas de la investigación en Historia y disciplinas afines, así como el cine, la filosofía, la política, entre otras. También se abre el plazo para matricularse como asistente. La matrícula incluye la asistencia a todas las conferencias y actividades del congreso (visitas, exhibiciones, etc.) y un certificado de 20 horas. El precio de inscripción es reducido (15€) y puede llevarse a cabo mediante el formulario disponible aquí. Pueden consultar nuestra web www.ajhis.eu donde aparece todo detallado.

CfA: Practices of Female Botanists

Keynote speakers: Anne Hodge (Curator of drawings and prints, National Gallery of Ireland) Valérie Chansigaud (Historian of Science, Independent scholar and author) The research centres TIL (Université de Bourgogne) and EMMA (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) are organizing a bilingual (French-English) international interdisciplinary conference on the role of women in the development of botany as part of visual, manuscript and print cultures, from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period. We propose to foster discussions at the intersections of the history of natural sciences, print culture, book history, illustration studies, gender studies, plant studies and ecocriticism. Papers may focus on a wide variety of case studies pertaining to any geographical area, from herbals to non-fiction writing, from publishers’ and libraries’ archives to museum collections, or from the garden to the diary and to the printed book. They will address the role of women as amateur or professional bo

CfP: Sickness and Capitalism: New Essays on Public Health, Medicine, and the Environment

This new edited volume provides insights into how the history of capitalism can be analyzed in relation to the production of racial, gendered, and social inequalities in the field of public health and healthcare. While labor and environmental historians and social science researchers have explored how growing industrial productions have contributed to producing toxic residues (Boudia et al, 2021) that affect the health of workers and populations (Bécot & Le Naour, 2023), few books focusing on environmental deterioration and health have united the long-term history of pre-capitalist systems of exploitation and extraction of labor to the industrial society and the post-industrial era. Therefore, this new book will seek to explore these macro-social changes by focusing on diverse case studies addressing the health and social impacts of the plantationocene during the slavery and post-slavery eras (Nading, 2023; Wilson, 2023) as well as the colonial and post-colonial eras (Jobson, 2024)