11 de octubre de 2018

Seminario on line: Promesas incumplidas. Una historia política de las pasiones

Presentació del llibre: Promesas incumplidas. Una historia política de las pasiones
Promesas incumplidas  és una història de l'ambició, lligada a la promesa igualitària i al desengany que va marcar el Romanticisme. Així mateix, l'obra explora les emocions més estretament relacionades amb la rivalitat, però també la fraternitat, el patriotisme, la compassió o l'amistat. Les fonts consultades inclouen textos biogràfics i autobiogràfics, tractats de medicina, de filosofia moral i política, així com del que avui denominem psiquiatria.
Javier Moscoso és professor de recerca d'Història i Filosofia de la Ciència en l'Institut de Filosofia del CSIC. Doctor en Filosofia, la seua singladura professional li ha conduït al Centre Alexandre Koyré de París, a l'Institut Wellcome d'Història de la Medicina, on va ser investigador durant quatre anys, al Departament d'Història de la Ciència de la Universitat d'Harvard i a l'Institut Max-Planck d'Història de la Ciència, a Berlín. És autor de diverses monografies i publicacions en revistes especialitzades, entre les quals destaca Història cultural del dolor (2011).
Presenta: Enric Novella (IHMC).
Plataforma online:  http://reunion.uv.es/hcc2

CfP: Fourteenth annual symposium on the social history of military technology

The 14th Annual Symposium of the Social History of Military Technology (SSHMT) will be scheduled as part of the program for the 46th Conference of the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC), Katowice, Poland, 22–27 July 2019. SSHMT seeks papers about: (1) representations of weapons as well as weapons themselves, about ideas as well as hardware, about organization as well as materiel; (2) ways in which social class, race, gender, culture, economics, politics, or other extra-military factors have influenced and been influenced by the invention, r&d, diffusion, or use of weapons or other military technologies; (3) the roles that military technologies play in shaping and reshaping the relationships of soldiers to other soldiers; soldiers to military, political, and social institutions; and military institutions to other social institutions, most notably political and economic; and/or (4) historiographical or museological topics that discuss how military technology has been analyzed, interpreted, and understood in other fields, other cultures, and other times. Pre-modern and non-Western topics are particularly welcome. Papers may be presented in English, French, German, Spanish, or Russian, but all proposals must be submitted in English. Proposals must include a short descriptive title of the paper, an abstract (maximum 300 words), and a short CV (maximum 1 page). Send your proposal to Bart Hacker at: <barthacker60@gmail.com>, no later than 10 January 2019, but earlier is better.

New Open Access Book: Being Modern: The Cultural Impact of Science in the Early Twentieth Century

UCL Press is delighted to announce the publication of a brand new open access book that may be of interest to list subscribers: Being Modern: The Cultural Impact of Science in the Early Twentieth Century. Download it free from: http://bit.ly/2ycca0B

About the book

In the early decades of the twentieth century, engagement with science was commonly used as an emblem of modernity. This phenomenon is now attracting increasing attention in different historical specialties. Being Modern builds on this recent scholarly interest to explore engagement with science across culture from the end of the nineteenth century to approximately 1940.
Addressing the breadth of cultural forms in Britain and the western world from the architecture of Le Corbusier to working class British science fiction, Being Modern paints a rich picture. Seventeen distinguished contributors from a range of fields including the cultural study of science and technology, art and architecture, English culture and literature examine the issues involved. The book will be a valuable resource for students, and a spur to scholars to further examination of culture as an interconnected web of which science was a critical part, and to supersede such tired formulations as 'Science and culture'.

About the editors

Robert Bud is Research Keeper at the Science Museum in London. His award-winning publications in the history of science include studies of biotechnology and scientific instruments. Paul Greenhalgh is Director of the Sainsbury Centre at the University of East Anglia, and Professor of Art History there. He has published extensively in the history of art, design, and the decorative arts in the early modern period. Frank James is Professor of History of Science at the Royal Institution and University College London. His research formerly centred on Faraday, but now focuses on Davy. Morag Shiach is Professor of Cultural History at Queen Mary University of London. She has published extensively on the cultural history of modernism and on modernism and labour.

PhD opportunity at Ingenio (CSIC) / Open Univ. Catalonia

One 4-year PhD studentships in the project “Mapping Mental Health Research against Needs”

A 4-year PhD studentship (2019-2023) is available  within the project “Mapping Mental Health Research against Needs” (MapaMent) conducted by  Ismael Ràfols at Ingenio (CSIC, an institute of science policy studies) and Paula Adam at AQuAS (the public Catalan Agency for Health Quality and Assessment). 

The PhD student will enrol in the programme Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Programme of UOC (the Open University of Catalonia), where he will be co-supervised by Marta Aymerich (vice-rector for research and member of the eHealth Centre) and Ismael Ràfols (CSIC).

If interested, please contact i.rafols@ingenio.upv.es as soon as possible (preferably by October 22nd).

The project
MapaMent aims develop methods for priority setting in health research in the area of mental health. The goal is to build methodologies that inform resource allocation in health research on the basis of three sources of evidence: 
  • perceptions and values of stakeholders on health needs and research priorities, 
  • evidence of health needs obtained from new digital healthcare data, 
  • evidence of current research priorities obtained from publication and funding data.
This approach is a response to the perception that research is not sufficiently contributing to improving welfare. Mental health is an issue with a major social burden, in which there is an ongoing public and plural debate on preferred research trajectories.

Graduate funding opportunities in History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge, 2019-20

The Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge is the largest of its kind in the UK, and has an unrivalled reputation for teaching and research. Staff have expertise in the history, philosophy and sociology of a wide range of sciences and medicine. They run major research projects in association with the AHRC, Wellcome, the European Research Council and national museums. 

If you are interested in studying for an MPhil or PhD in History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge, you will find everything you need to know about the Department, the courses, the academic staff (http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/people/staff.html), and the application process on our website at http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/studying/graduate/

For those considering doing a PhD, the Department will be running a workshop at 3-4 pm on Friday 2 November 2018. Led by the Director of Graduate Studies, this workshop will explain the Department's admissions requirements and procedures. Advice will be provided on finding a workable topic and potential supervisors, writing a convincing proposal, securing references and applying for funding. If you are interested in the sort of careers our PhD students go into, please see https://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/study/graduate/phd/placement-record.

To book a place on the University's Graduate Open Days, please go to https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/events

Students applying to start MPhil or PhD in 2019-20 have access to the following studentship opportunities:

CfPanelists: History of Technology and Disability – session during International Committee for the History of Technology ICOHTEC conference

To see the original CfP please visit ICOHTEC's website.

Seeking panelists to a session on complexity and history of mutual relations between technology and disability for 2019 ICOHTEC conference to be held in Katowice, Poland 22-27 July 2019. The panel will engage with the main conference theme (technology and power) by examining the disability-technology relations in local, statewide, and global frameworks. In this panel I hope to explore an entanglement where technology, disability, poverty, gender, and ethnicity intersect – all these aspects influence the accessibility as well as development of instruments, services and “technical literacy”.
Please have a look at the list of potential topics, and consider it more as an inspiration than a closed and ready catalog of problems:
  • the bio/medical technologies as biopolitical tool
  • strategies and contexts of resistance against bio/medical technologies
  • prosthesis as cultural artefact and political statement
  • dis/emancipatory technologies
  • global and postcolonial aspects of relations between technology and disability
  • special – mainstream – and back again: assistive technologies
  • the cyborgisation of the disabled body
  • disabled users and DIY practices: reusing, repairing and tinkering as inventing
  • the disabled inventors
To submit proposal please send it to magda.zdrodowska@uj.edu.pl by 15 December 2018, as the session proposals deadline is 15 January 2019. In your proposal please include a 300-word abstract (please keep that limit as the submission system is very strict), as well as one-page CV, both in DOC or DOCX format.

CfP: 3rd IU Graduate Student Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine

3rd ​ ​IU Graduate Student Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine. 29th and 30th March, 2019. Indiana University Bloomington, Dept. of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, Submission Deadline: January 1st, 2019

The Indiana University Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine and HPS Graduate Students Association are calling for submissions from graduate students working on topics relating to the history and/or philosophy of science for its third graduate student conference in the spring of 2019. Submissions are welcome on a breadth of historical or philosophical topics in the sciences. This conference is intended to be an opportunity for graduate students to share their work, make connections, and receive feedback from peers and faculty in a congenial environment. The anticipated schedule is for 30 ­minute student presentations, followed by a 10­ minute response by a student commentator, and 15­-20 minutes for follow­-up questions and discussion. There will also be a poster session reception intended to facilitate discussion, particularly suited to works in their early stages of progress, ideas on new methodologies or tools in HPS, or novel ways of extending HPS into the public sphere.

Submissions:​ Please submit papers or extended outlines suitable for a 30 minute talk, or an abstract or description (~250 words) of a topic for a poster. Dual submissions for talks and posters (on related or unrelated topics) are allowed. E­mail submissions to iuhpsconf@gmail.com on or before January 1st. Acceptances will be sent out in early February.
All graduate students are welcome to attend. If you are planning to attend and would be interested in commenting, please email us with areas of interest by January 1st, and, depending on availability, we will send you an appropriate paper to comment on as soon as acceptances are issued.

Conference Time & Place: ​March- 29-30 (half-­day Friday and full-­day Saturday), 2019, on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington.

Speaker: ​We are pleased to have Kristen K. Intemann from Montana State University as our keynote speaker and featured faculty guest for the conference. Dr. Intemann’s research and teaching interests focus on feminist theory, values and science, and research ethics, particularly in relation to science and philosophy of science.  Also, she has published on issues related to objectivity, bias, and diversity in science. Visit the following website for additional information: http://www.montana.edu/history/people/kristen_intemann.html

Lodging and Logistics: ​Funding is not available to cover travel expenses, but we will facilitate lodging for student presenters with graduate student hosts here in town on a first-­come, first-­served basis. Hotels in Bloomington are also quite reasonably priced, and we’ll be glad to provide recommendations for those who wish to make their own arrangements. For questions or further details, please contact us at iuhpsconf@gmail.com or see our website at http://iuhpsgraduateconference.blogspot.com.

5 de octubre de 2018

Dynamis. Volumen 38(2). 2018


Editado por Teresa Ortiz Gómez y Agata Ignaciuk

Historia de la anticoncepción e historia oral, una revisión bibliográfica
Teresa Ortiz Gómez y Agata Ignaciuk . . 293

¿Una pequeña revolución sexual? Experiencias de sexualidad y anticoncepción de mujeres andaluzas entre los años cincuenta y ochenta del siglo XX  
Agata Ignaciuk y Alba Villén Jiménez . . 303

En sus propias palabras: Relatos de vida sexual y (no) reproductiva de mujeres jóvenes mexicanas durante las décadas de 1960 y 1970
Karina Alejandra Felitti .  .  .  333

Sexualidad y anticoncepción en la periferia española durante   la transición democrática: Los Centros Asesores de la Mujer y la Familia en la Región de Murcia (1980-1982)
Ramón Castejón Bolea .  .  . 363


Family, feud, and fertility in late Medieval Artois and Flanders
Theresa Lorraine Tyers . . . 389

La polémica médica en torno al consumo de agua fría en la España Moderna
Ana Isabel Martín Ferreira y Cristina de la Rosa Cubo . . . 407

«Las declaraciones de esencia» del siglo XVIII: Un tipo textual para el estudio de la terminología anatómica
Miguel Calderón Campos  .  .  . 427

Medicina, poder y cultura material: El caso de la alimentación forzada de las sufragistas en el Reino Unido, 1909-1914
Juan Manuel Zaragoza .  .  .  453

¿Educación o motivación? La exposición Human Biology y el nuevo esquema expositivo del Natural History Museum de Londres, 1968- 1977
Gustavo Corral Guillé  .  .  .  477


CfP: Handling the body, taking control: Technologies of the gendered body

10th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularization. Institut Menorquí d’Estudis, Maó (Balearic Islands, Spain). 23-25 May 2019. 

Organized by the Catalan Society for the History of Science and Technology. Coordinated by Montserrat Cabré and Teresa Ortiz-Gómez

The aim of the 10th European Spring School [ESS] “Handling the body, taking control: Technologies of the gendered body” is to encompass a diversity of themes around the axis of the historical construction of the gendered body as a locus of both empowerment and disempowerment and the place of the natural philosophical and biomedical disciplines in shaping the political and subjective dimensions of human experience.

The School is particularly concerned with exploring how diverse intellectual and social movements have struggled to gain authority and cultural hegemony over women´s bodies by way of defining sexual difference and the gendered body.

The ESS is envisaged as a space for junior scholars to discuss their current work-in-progress with colleagues in a creative and supportive environment. As in previous sessions, this ESS is structured in four key-note lectures and a research workshop.

The keynote lectures will cover areas such as sexual practices, the language of physiology, visual representations and feminist definitions of health expertise.

Confirmed speakers include:

Delphine Gardey (University of Geneva)
Agata Ignaciuk (University of Warsaw)
Barbara Orland (University of Basel)
María Jesús Santesmases (Institute of Philosophy, CSIC)

The workshop will be organized in three thematic paper sessions and one poster session. All contributions –in both paper and poster format– will be commented by participants, lecturers and organizers of the School. Sessions and discussions will be conducted in English.
The ESS “Handling the body, taking control: Technologies of the gendered body” is open to graduate students, early career scholars, professionals, and activists concerned about past and present approaches to the gendered body and the analysis of the epistemological frameworks that feminism has developed to analyze them.
Participants would be expected to address such issues as:

CfP: Science and Spiritualism, 1750-1930

The Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies is pleased to announce a two-day conference, to take place at Leeds Trinity University on 30 and 31 May 2019. We are delighted to have Professor Christine Ferguson (University of Stirling), and Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck, University of London) as our keynote speakers.

Since the emergence of modern mediumship in the middle of the nineteenth century, science and spiritualism have been interwoven. Sceptics and believers alike have investigated spirit and psychic phenomena to determine its legitimacy. This two-day interdisciplinary conference will explore the history of the intersection of science and spiritualism during the long nineteenth century.

Key scholarship includes:
  • Ferguson, Christine, Determined Spirits: Eugenics, Heredity and Racial Regeneration in Anglo-American Spiritualist Writings 1848-1930, Edinburgh University Press, 2012.
  • Lamont, Peter, Extraordinary Beliefs: A Historical Approach to a Psychological Problem, Cambridge University Press, 2013
  • Luckhurst, Roger, The Invention of Telepathy, 1870-1901, Oxford University Press, 2002
  • McCorristine, Shane, Spectres of the Self: Thinking about Ghosts and Ghost-Seeing in England, 1750-1920, Cambridge University Press, 2010
  • Oppenheim, Janet, The Other World: Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England, 1850-1914, Cambridge University Press, 1985
  • Owen, Alex, The Darkened Room: Women, Power and Spiritualism in Late Victorian England, University of Chicago Press, 2004
We welcome proposals from any discipline, covering any geographic region between 1750-1930.

Possible topics include:
  • Scientific investigations at séances
  • Scientific literature on spirit and psychic phenomena
  • Technology and spiritualism (such as photography, telegraphy, telephony)
  • Medicine and spiritualism (such as studies in physiology and psychology)
  • Shamanism, animism and spiritualism in anthropology
  • Science, spiritualism and the periodical press
  • Cultures of science and religion and its connection to spiritualism
  • Spiritualism and material culture (such as haunted objects or locations)
  • Contesting cultural authority in spiritualism cases
  • Scientific experiments on spiritualism
  • Crisis of evidence in spirit and psychic investigations
  • Magicians and spiritualism (such as exposing fraud through replicating tricks)
  • Science and spiritualism in literature (such as Browning’s Mr Sludge)
  • Scientists as spiritualists and spiritualists as scientists