19 de abril de 2018

CfP "Frontiers and Border Regions"


Beja (Tunisia): November 28, 29, 30 / 2018

The theme of "Frontiers and Border Regions" could be dealt with respecting the following axes:

1.  History of the border and border regions

-  Antiquity
-  Middle Ages
-  Modern Era
-  Contemporary Period

2.  Definition and types of boundaries

-  Territorial boundaries
-  Maritime borders
-  Heavenly borders
-  Natural borders
-  Artificial borders
-  Invisible borders
-  "Material" (e.g. South Africa under apartheid) or "immaterial" internal border (e.g. China)
-  Materialized borders: police stations, customs line, fortifications, walls)

3.  Fixing the border

-  Conquest
-  Colonization
-  Treaties
-  Self-determination
-  Plebiscite ...

BSHS Singer Prize

The British Society for the History of Science is delighted to invite submissions for the Singer Prize 2018.  The prize, of up to £300, is awarded every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

The prize is intended for younger scholars or recent entrants into the profession. Candidates must be registered for a postgraduate degree or have been awarded such in the two years prior to the closing date.  All nationalities are welcome.

Essays must not exceed 8,000 words and should be submitted in English.  They should adhere to BJHS guidance to authors in all respects.

The prize may be awarded to the writer of one outstanding essay, or may be awarded to two or more entrants. Publication in the British Journal for the History of Science will be at the discretion of the Editor. Essays under consideration elsewhere or in press are not eligible.

The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2018  Submissions should be emailed to the BSHS Executive Secretary, Lucy Santos, office@bshs.org.uk with ‘Singer entry’ and the author surname in the subject line.


For further information please see http://www.bshs.org.uk/prizes/singer-prize

Convocatòria oberta de programes de recerca 2018


Per a l’any 2018, l’IEC ha previst iniciar una convocatòria oberta per al finançament dels programes i projectes de recerca de les Seccions i les societats filials. L’assignació pressupostària està pendent de l’aprovació del pressupost de l’IEC per a l’any 2018  (en principi, prorrogat) i l’aprovació del Consell Permanent. Pel que fa al finançament de les anualitats següents, la quantia també dependrà de la disponibilitat pressupostària de l’IEC.

En la reunió del 6 de novembre de 2017, el Consell Permanent, ha aprovat les bases d’aquesta convocatòria, que es regeixen per la «Normativa de funcionament de la Comissió d’Investigació», aprovada pel Ple de l’IEC del 18 de juny de 2001.

BASES

1.- La iniciativa de proposar programes o projectes de recerca correspon a la presidència, a les seccions i a les societats filials, sens prejudici que el Consell Permanent, a proposta de la Comissió d’Investigació, a partir d’una visió global de la recerca de l’Institut, pugui suggerir temes de recerca, especialment en l’àmbit de la catalanística.

2.- La direcció d’un programa o projecte de recerca serà a càrrec d’un membre de l’Institut. Si, excepcionalment, no ho fos, la Secció corresponent nomenarà un ponent, el qual respondrà davant la Secció i la Comissió d’Investigació en tot moment sobre l’execució del programa o projecte. Entre els components de l’equip de recerca necessàriament hi haurà membres de l’IEC o socis de les societats filials.
3.- La sol·licitud dels programes o projectes de recerca inclourà, en qualsevol cas, la informació següent (vegeu Formulari adjunt):
a)      el títol i el director de l’equip de recerca
b)      l’equip executor del programa de recerca
c)      un resum del programa de recerca
d)      els antecedents i els objectius
e)      la durada, la planificació i el calendari del programa de recerca
f)       el pressupost, per anualitats i per capítols
g)   informació sobre altres fonts de finançament, concedides o sol·licitades, quan n’hi hagi.
h)      divulgació dels resultats
4.- Els programes o projectes de recerca de l’Institut d’Estudis Catalans es classifiquen segons la tipologia que es relaciona a continuació, la qual gaudirà de l’ordre de prioritat següent:



New Open Access Book: Histories of Technology, the Environment, and Modern Britain


Histories of Technology, the Environment, and Modern Britain brings together historians with a wide range of interests to take a uniquely wide-lens view of how technology and the environment have been intimately and irreversibly entangled in Britain over the last 300 years. It combines, for the first time, two perspectives with much to say about Britain since the industrial revolution: the history of technology and environmental history. Technologies are modified environments, just as nature is to varying extents engineered. Furthermore, technologies and our living and non-living environment are both predominant material forms of organisation – and self-organisation – that surround and make us. Both have changed over time, in intersecting ways.

Technologies discussed in the collection include bulldozers, submarine cables, automobiles, flood barriers, medical devices, museum displays and biotechnologies. Environments investigated include bogs, cities, farms, places of natural beauty and pollution, land and sea. The book explores this diversity but also offers an integrated framework for understanding these intersections.

Free download: https://goo.gl/WAAHvH

CfP: Food, Health and Environment: Sustainability and Challenges

Url: http://www.ruralhistory.eu/newsletter/2018/rhn-2018-057

Organiser: Centro de História da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa

11-12 October 2018, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Deadline for submissions: 15 June 2018


***Please find the English version below***

Chamada a Contribuições
Seminário Internacional 
Alimentação, Saúde e Ambiente: Sustentabilidade e Desafios

O Centro de História da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (CH-FLUL) tem o prazer de co-organizar e acolher o Seminário Internacional Alimentação, Saúde e Ambiente: Sustentabilidade e Desafios, que terá lugar em outubro de 2018. Este seminário marca o início da agenda científica do Grupo de Trabalho Transições Tecnológicas: Memórias, Saberes e Práticas, constituído no âmbito do Colégio F3.
A articulação entre alimentação, saúde e ambiente expressa, de forma inequívoca, a base em que assenta a relação milenar homem / natureza. Privilegiando uma abordagem multidisciplinar, este encontro pretende ser um fórum de discussão em torno das questões básicas do quotidiano das comunidades humanas, em especial as que respeitam à alimentação e à saúde e bem-estar na sua relação com o ambiente, considerando, por um lado, uma perspetiva de análise histórica que contemple diversidades geográficas, culturais e tecnológicas e, por outro, os desafios atuais face à globalização, à escassez de recursos, à sua sobre-exploração e às inovações tecnológicas para superar as dificuldades e / ou as consequências negativas dessa exploração.
Ao longo dos séculos, a sobrevivência e o desenvolvimento das comunidades humanas dependeu da sua relação com a natureza e das estratégias utilizadas para o aproveitamento dos recursos naturais. O processo de apropriação e domesticação da natureza foi progressivo, englobando procedimentos de recolha de lenhas para aquecimento e iluminação e de caça e recoleção de plantas e ervas para fins alimentares e medicinais, antes do desenvolvimento de práticas agro-pastoris e técnicas destinadas a assegurar a sua eficácia.
O aumento da população, a necessidade de organizar e gerir espaços rurais e urbanos e o processo de industrialização introduziram fatores de desequilíbrio nesta relação. Posteriormente, as políticas imperiais e coloniais transformaram-na em conflito potenciador de segregação e desigualdades sociais, com implicações diretas no acesso a bens e serviços essenciais e pondo em causa direitos hoje considerados fundamentais.
Ao longo do tempo esta relação constitui-se como espaço privilegiado onde conhecimento, técnica, ciência e poder se interpenetram, refletindo percursos marcados por inovações, adaptações e mudanças profundas, devido não só à curiosidade e às necessidades humanas e aos interesses políticos e económicos, como às mudanças ambientais que os condicionam ou deles resultam; todos eles contribuindo para moldar e configurar o mundo tal como o conhecemos hoje. Um mundo em que a maioria dos países sobre utiliza os recursos de que dispõe para atender às necessidades básicas das suas populações, tornando cada vez mais necessário encontrar alternativas para o uso racional e sustentado dos recursos do planeta.
Neste contexto, incorporando a componente das memórias, saberes e práticas tradicionais, pretende-se igualmente chamar a atenção para a importância dos arquivos e da recuperação interdisciplinar da informação histórica e o seu contributo para repensarmos ações e comportamentos no sentido de ajudar a solucionar ou minimizar alguns dos problemas actuais e contribuir para um Futuro Inteligente. Assim, daremos especial atenção às soluções encontradas pelas comunidades, ao longo do tempo e em função das suas especificidades, em particular no que respeita à água e ao saneamento, à irrigação e distribuição de espécies alimentares, à organização e gestão das zonas rurais e dos espaços urbanos ou à relação alimentação-saúde, esperando deste modo estimular também a discussão sobre tecnologias, sustentabilidade e direitos humanos.
A associação do Arquivo Histórico Ultramarino (AHU) a esta reunião permitirá a apresentação de uma exposição de documentos de arquivo relacionados com os tópicos da conferência, exposição que será objeto de visita durante o encontro.
Temas possíveis, mas não exclusivos
  • Água: tecnologias tradicionais de gestão, armazenamento e distribuição
  • Alimentação e saúde: consumo alimentar sustentável
  • Alterações climáticas: impactos na saúde, na produção e no consumo de alimentos; impactos na paisagem e no modo de vida das populações
  • Demografia, organização e gestão de espaços urbanos e rurais: condicionantes e impactos sociais e económicos
  • Metrópoles, impérios e colónias: espaços geográficos e estratégias político-económicas numa perspetiva comparada
  • Organização e uso de informação histórica sobre alimentação, saúde e ambiente
  • Respostas socioculturais: sociedade civil, envolvimento e participação
  • Saúde: ambiente e políticas de saúde; saneamento; epidemias…
  • Outros temas

Submissão de resumos
As propostas devem ser enviadas até 15 de junho de 2018 através do preenchimento do formulário disponível em: http://www.centrodehistoria-flul.com/semintasasd#Form
As comunicações aprovadas poderão ser apresentadas em poster (10 minutos) ou oralmente (20 minutos), em Português ou Inglês, embora não seja possível a tradução simultânea.

Línguas oficiais
Português e Inglês

Datas
Recepção dos resumos: 30 de março – 15 de junho de 2018
Notificação de aceitação: 1 de julho de 2017
Confirmação / Inscrição: 15 julho – 1 setembro
Programa provisório: 1 de outubro de 2018
Para mais informações contactar seminario.asasd@gmail.com

CfP: Causality in the Neuro- and Psychological Sciences

CiNaPS 2018: Causality in the Neuro- and Psychological Sciences
19th-21st September 2018, Centre for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Part of the Causality in the Sciences (CitS) conference series

Keynote speakers
Lise Marie Andersen (Aarhus university)
Carl Craver (Washington University in St. Louis)
Joanna Moncrieff (University College London)
Benjamin Straube (Philipps-University Marburg)

CFP
Causality is one of the key concepts that require clarification if we want to understand scientific practice. Causal knowledge is useful for prediction and scientific explanation and is indispensable when we endeavour to intervene in the world. Causal relations are ubiquitous, but sometimes hard to discover. This holds for science in general, and for neuroscience and the psychological sciences in particular.
Questions relating to causality can best be answered in an inter- and transdisciplinary way, involving researchers from as many scientific disciplines as possible. This, at least, is the view underlying the ‘Causality in the Sciences’ (CitS) conference series. Therefore this conference aims to bring together philosophers and scientists to explore the notion of causality at the interplay of the neurological and psychological sciences. We invite submissions on a wide range of topics, including:
-        The nature of causality in the neuro- and psychological sciences
-        The methods used to test for causal relations in these disciplines
-        The roles of evidence and theory in grounding causal claims in the neuro- and psychological sciences
-        Empirical (cognitive, neurological, …) studies into actual causal reasoning
-        What philosophers can learn from neuro- and psychological scientists’ perspectives on causality, and vice versa
-        Causal modeling (including machine learning and AI) in relation to the neurological and psychological sciences
-        The causal efficacy of psychiatric drugs and their relation to non-pharmaceutical therapies
-        The relation between the topics of causation and of extended/ embodied/ situated/ enactive/… cognition
-        The relation between neurological causation and causality in the psychological sciences
-        The (im)possibility of inter-level causal relations in relation to these sciences
-        Causality as it relates to reduction and other inter-theoretic relations
Submissions on other but related topics are welcome too, provided they engage with both causality and the neuro- and/or psychological sciences. Abstracts should be limited to 500 words, they must be anonymous and should be submitted via Easychair:

Dates
15th May 2018: deadline for submissions
15th June 2018: notification of acceptance
15th August 2018: deadline for early bird registration

19th-21st September 2018: conference

Seven Fully Funded Four Year PhD Studentships: University of Göttingen

Position: Seven Fully Funded Four Year PhD Studentships
Organisation: University of Göttingen / Seven European Museums
Location: Göttingen and Collaborating Institutions
Closing Date: 30/04/2018
Job Type: A
Salary: Tuition Fees, Maintenance, Research Expenses for Four Years

Details:
Seven Volkswagon Stiftung Funded Doctoral Studentships
University of Göttingen:
  • Department of Art History with Professor of the Materiality of Knowledge, Dr Margarete Vöhringer
  • Senior research professors working in a range of disciplines and departments
  • Zentrale Kustodie / University Museums 
Collaborating Museums:
  • National Museum of World Cultures, Netherlands
  • Historisches Museum, Frankfurt
  • Museum of the Second World War, Gdansk
  • Haus der Europäischen Geschichte, Brussels
  • Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich
  • Gustavianum, Uppsala Universitetsmuseum
  • ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe
  • Deutsches Medizinhistorisches Museum, Ingolstadt
"Exhibiting Knowledge / Knowledge in Exhibitions. An Epistemic History of Exhibitions in the Second Half of the 20th Century"
These studentships are open to applications from international students regardless of nationality.  They are advertised in English and German and these are the languages of the research colloquium. 
The stipendiary support payment over the four year period of the studentship will be pro-rate at 65% of the German TV-L E13 position salary. 
Exhibitions are spaces where society absorbs, negotiates, changes, and mediates current and past knowledge. They are interpretative institutions creating meaningful reference points. They serve to affirm cultural and social categorises and how societies perceive themselves. Thus, they play a decisive role in the process of generating and negotiating knowledge in knowledge-based societies.
The planned Research Training Group will examine the interdependent field on which knowledge and exhibitions met in the second half of the 20th century. It will use seven case studies to analyse this relationship based on history of knowledge approaches. What kinds of knowledge, already circulating in academic and social discourses, found its way into an exhibition? Who are the people possessing and mediating knowledge? How do exhibitions explain and interpret this knowledge? How do they translate knowledge into spatial object arrangements? What are the selection processes and how is knowledge changed in these processes?
We assume that exhibitions are the results of multi-layered negotiation processes visible for a short period of time. This involves a wide range of visible and invisible actors and is characterised by a multitude of explicit and implicit contexts. Hence, in addition to the common study of written and pictorial sources that originated from the conception, implementation and reception of exhibitions, a comprehensive analysis of the interdependencies between knowledge and exhibitions needs to focus also on implicit and tacit knowledge, which is generally not recorded in writing. Consequently, the seven doctoral students will spend a year of their total four-year funding phase at a cooperating museum in order to understand the complexities at work in preparing exhibitions and also the effects of the exhibitions’ impact. During this hands-on phase they cooperate in preparation of an exhibition and by doing so gain another perspective on the historical material they work with.
The combination of theory and practice in the curriculum safeguards that the seven doctoral students pursue an extended research approach. At the same time, the practical year enables them to gather skills and experiences during their qualification phase and to establish networks important for their future academic careers, but in particular their careers outside of universities.
The program will also further develop and expand the networks of non-university institutions of knowledge transfer and structured doctoral education by sustaining the contacts of doctoral students established within the framework of the Research Training Group.

Four visiting fellowships in philosophy(incl. logic), Milan (Italy), Deadline: 21 May 2018



Visiting Fellowship Programme (2018-2019)

*The Department of Philosophy ?Piero Martinetti?*, Università degli Studi Milano, invites applications for:

 * *2 Senior Visiting Fellows*
 * *2 Junior Visiting Fellows*

The Department is committed to world-leading research in all areas of Philosophy with particular strengths in:

 * The history of philosophy and science;
 * Logic, epistemology, philosophy of language and mind;
 * Theoretical philosophy, ethics and aesthetics;
 * Anthropology, geography and social sciences.

In addition, the Department has been traditionally very active in forging and consolidating interdisciplinary links ranging from the arts and humanities, to pure and applied sciences. In recognition of this, the Department has been selected by the Italian Ministry of Research and Education to benefit from a 5 year Excellence scheme (2018-2022). This will further enhance the wide range of ongoing research activities.

The Department of Philosophy is located in a beautiful historical building right in the centre of Milan (5 minutes walk to the Duomo and La Scala). The fellows may enjoy the thriving life of the city and the exciting and friendly environment in which the philosophical activities of the Department are carried out.


     *Senior Visiting Positions*

Senior scholars are invited to spend 4 to 5 weeks at the ?Pietro Martinetti? Philosophy Department of the Università degli Studi di Milano. The visits must be scheduled between 15 September 2018 and 20 June 2019. Senior Fellows are expected to work on their own research project and to participate in the life of the Department by offering 16 hours of teaching (e.g. a cycle of seminars and/or a PhD course), attending and giving talks, contributing to discussion groups, and interacting with students of the MA and PhD programmes. Senior Visiting Fellows are provided with office space, access to computing and printing facilities, and library access. The Department offers successful candidates a single gross payment of 7,500 euros (meant to cover travel, lodging, and any other expenses - taxation depends on the nationality and tax code of the visiting fellow). Applications for the Senior Visiting Positions will be evaluated by a departmental committee. They should be addressed to the head of Department, Prof. Luca Maria Bianchi (luca.bianchi@unimi.it <mailto:luca.bianchi@unimi.it>), adding in cc the fellowship programme coordinator, Dr. Luca Ciabarri (luca.ciabarri@unimi.it <mailto:luca.ciabarri@unimi.it>).. Applications must be submitted by Monday 21 May 2018.


     *Junior Visiting Positions*

Junior researchers (no more than 7 years after the PhD) are invited to spend 4 to 5 weeks at the ?Pietro Martinetti? Philosophy Department of the Università degli Studi di Milano. The visits must be scheduled between 15 September 2018 and 15 June 2019. Junior Fellows are expected to participate in the departmental activities, to develop a research project with professors and researchers of the Department and prepare at least two talks on their research. Junior Visiting Fellows, who are expected to frequent the Department regularly, are provided with office space, access to computing and printing facilities and library access. The Department offers successful candidates a single gross payment of 6.000 euros (meant to cover travel, lodging and any other expenses - taxation depends on the nationality and tax code of the visiting fellow). Applications for the Junior Visiting Positions will be evaluated by a departmental committee.  They must be addressed to the Department head, Prof. Luca Maria Bianchi (luca.bianchi@unimi.it <mailto:luca.bianchi@unimi.it>), adding in cc the fellowship programme coordinator, Dr. Luca Ciabarri (luca.ciabarri@unimi.it <mailto:luca.ciabarri@unimi.it>). Applications must be submitted by Monday 21 May 2018.

ERC Postdoctoral positions in Ancient Philosophy, Autonomous University of Barcelona

The Department of Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona is seeking to appoint 2 postdocs in Ancient Philosophy for a fixed-term period of 24 months. The positions are to support the research project PROTEUS - Paradoxes and Metaphors of Time in Early Universe(s), which is funded by the European Research Council and led by Dr Silvia De Bianchi.

Successful candidates will work in a multi-disciplinary research team. They are expected to both perform research independently and coordinate their work with other team members and other project partners. They are also expected to spend up to six weeks per year at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and take part in the activities that Dr De Bianchi will organize there in collaboration with Prof. Fronterotta and Dr Alessandrelli, including a workshop at the CNR-ILIESI in Rome. There are no teaching obligations.

Research Profiles
Postdoc 1:
Successful candidate is expected to work on Plato's Timaeus, Philebus and Parmenides, expecially on topics related to the metaphysics of time, soul and world soul, dialectic method, with reference to the Platonic tradition in Antiquity and late Antiquity.
Postdoc 2:
Successful candidate will work on the reception of Plato's cosmology and Stoic cosmology. In particular, s/he is expected to work on the notion of time as incorporeal ontic structure and Stoic notion of matter. Furthermore, s/he will be working on the reception of Plato's chora, the figure of the demiurge and on the cosmological demiurgy in Stoicism and middle Platonism


Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy (awarded before September 2016).
Full-time positions (37,5 hours a week) are available from 1 September 2018 for a fixed-term period of 24 months.
Salary: 32.640€ per annum
Closing Date: 5pm on 31st May 2018.
For informal enquiries please contact Dr Silvia De Bianchi: silvia.debianchi@uab.cat
More information on the project can be found on the website: http://www.proteus-pmte.eu/
Please apply following the instructions provided on EURAXESS: 

ERC PhD in Philosophy, Autonomous University of Barcelona

The Department of Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona is accepting applications to appoint a PhD in Philosophy for a fixed-term period of 36 months. The position is to support the research project PROTEUS - Paradoxes and Metaphors of Time in Early Universe(s), which is funded by the European Research Council and led by Dr Silvia De Bianchi.

The successful candidate is expected to work on Kant's theoretical philosophy, in particular on the Antinomy of Pure Reason and the theory of measurement exposed in the Critique of Judgment in connection with Kant's cosmology and within the wider context of the history of 18th century cosmology.

Full-time position (37,5 hours a week) available from 1 September 2018 for a fixed-term period of 36 months.
Salary: 20162,76€ per annum
Closing Date: 5pm on 14th May 2018.
For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Silvia De Bianchi: silvia.debianchi@uab.cat
More information on the project can be found on the website: http://www.proteus-pmte.eu/
Please apply following the instructions provided on EURAXESS: