1 de julio de 2022

CfP: Video-Games as a Challenge to Academia: 50 Years of the Gaming Industry

Five decades after Magnavox Odyssey, the first home gaming console, came to market, and five decades after the founding of Atari, the second international Video Game Studies conference (SVI), titled Video-Games as a Challenge to Academia: 50 Years of the Gaming Industry, aims to examine various aspects and links between the gaming industry, video-game scholarship and criticism. The aim of such a conceptualisation is to open a dialogue between the gaming industry and the academe, and foster an understanding of their sometimes diverging goals and interests. Such a dialogue revolves around several key questions:
  • What can scholarship, without giving up on critical thinking, offer the industry, and vice versa?
  • Can the industry survive its crises alone, and should scholarship lend a hand?
  • Can academia remain separate from the industry?
  • Finally, is the market changing gaming, or is gaming conquering the marketplace?
The conference is organised into three broad thematic sections dedicated to exploring the relations between video games, industry, academia and criticism.


Abstracts of up to 300 words, with up to 5 keywords before September 15th, 2022 should be sent to conference.svi@gmail.com

Please visit our website for detailed information https://sviconference.org

The University of Novi Sad, Academy of Arts, The University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philology,
and Serbian Games Association (SGA).

CfP: Edited volume: Philosophy, Cognition, and Archaeology

This edited volume aims to gather philosophers, archaeologists, and psychologists/cognitive scientists working at the intersection of paleoanthropology, cognitive archaeology, psychology, and philosophy of mind and cognition. Some of the topics that we are interested in:


Should you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

  • 4E cognition and cognitive archaeology: in what sense archaeological data and cross-linguistic data about ancient hominins can help us understand human cognition or advance our current theories and assumptions pertaining to cognition, such as 4E cognition?
  • The origin and nature of higher cognitive processes: to what extent can the considerations in the evolution of linguistic competence, numerical cognition, abstraction, and normativity inform current or historical philosophical debates in philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, or epistemology (and vice versa)?
  • The evolutionary history of skilled technical cognition: can we draw lessons from the evolutionary history of technical cognition and ancient hominin practices such as stone knapping for the current research on cognitive mechanisms underlying expertise or philosophical accounts of knowledge-how?
  • Intergenerational transmission and remembrance: how does the transfer of knowledge and memories shape lives of ancient hominins, and to what extent such transmission could be relevant for our culture(s) of remembrance?
  • Links between cognitive archaeology and evolutionary psychology: are these two research programs similar, and can they be used coextensively, or the former scientific field manages to bypass some of the pitfalls of the latter that philosophers noticed in the 1990s?
  • The status of evidence and the types of inference used in cognitive archaeology: what are the limitations of the descriptive pattern analysis, i.e., analysis of ancient tools in terms of their contemporary cognitive significance? What archaeological evidence can be deemed “good enough” to allow inferential leaps from the e.g., lower paleolithic to our times? Should we consider subdetermination as a pressing issue in cognitive archaeology?
  • Ideational cognitive archaeology: is it feasible to extract from archaeological data how ideologies, rituals, and systems of beliefs affected ancient hominins and their formation of cognitive maps so that archaeologists’ own cultural milieu does not sully the interpretation of artefacts?

CfP: International Workshop on Logic, Philosophy and History of Medicine

Aula de Grados. Facultad de Filosofía, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain. 6-7 October 2022
Organised by the research group “Lógica, Lenguaje e Información” of the University of Seville


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DESCRIPTION: The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers in philosophy, logic, history and medicine to discuss issues related to medical reasoning, and medical practice in general, from different perspectives.


Submissions related to the (non-exhaustive) following list are welcome:

  • Diagnosis
  • Prognosis
  • Therapy Planning
  • Medical Reasoning
  • Medical Epistemology
  • Medical Ethics
  • Problem of confirmation
  • Risk evaluation
  • Causality
  • Randomized Control Trials
  • Abduction
  • Mechanism
  • Ancient medicine (Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman…)
  • Medieval Medicine
  • Renaissance Medicine
  • History of Nursing and Pharmacology
  • History of Medicine and Related Sciences
  • Philosophy of Medicine
  • Logic and Argumentation in Science

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Lola Ferre (U. Granada), Lorenzo Magnani (U. Pavia) and Federica Russo (U. Amsterdam)

Recurso: Revista Luz digitalizada

Para aquellas persoans interesadas en el desarrollo de la óptica en España en el siglo XX, me complace comunicaros que gracias a la labor de Simurg, Fondos Digitalizados del CSIC, (http://simurg.csic.es/)
ya disponemos de la colección completa de la revista Luz digitalizada:

http://simurg.urici.csic.es/view/1719989

La revista "Luz: Revista de información del Instituto de Óptica “Daza de Valdés” y del Comité Español de luminación fue un original proyecto de divulgación promovido por el Instituto de Óptica, en colaboración  con el Comité Español de Óptica y el Comité Español de Iluminación, durante 9 años (1960-1969).

En esta revista se divulgaban las actividades científicas del Instituto y otras instituciones españolas, se ofrecían noticias generales de óptica, artículos divulgativos generales, monográficos sobre instituciones dedicadas a la óptica o pequeñas semblanzas de científicos destacados. Por lo que es una fuente de información crucial para entender el desarrollo de la óptica en España en aquella época.

FINO CALL 2022 18 PhD positions in Philosophy (16 Scholarships)

Call for applications to the FINO PhD Philosophy Consortium: 16 PhD scholarships in all fields of philosophy are available (see the link below for further info), and our research group would be glad to receive applications from young scholars interested in analytic philosophy (broadly construed).


DEADLINE: July 22.

What we offer:

- the FINO PhD Consortium offers an outstanding 3 years program including a common core of teaching activities (in English);

- our group is part of one of the leading Philosophy Departments in Italy, which provides a vibrant environment and outstanding infrastructural support (starting from the new Departmental Library);

- we promote fruitful research interactions with other areas (particularly, but not exclusively, with history of science) and connections with leading international research centers;

- our research group has strong connections with the interdisciplinary research center LLC (https://www.llc.unito.it/);

- our research group is characterized by a friendly, supportive and committed atmosphere (which may be very important when you settle in a new country), and proposes a series of standard activities (e.g., the Reading Group, WiP sessions) along with specific international events;

- if required, we would be glad to assist applicants in the preparation of their proposal;

CfP: Nature Religions, Science and Technology (22-23 Sept 2022, Groningen)

International Conference: Nature Religions, Science and Technology. University of Groningen. September 22-23, 2022

It is a pleasure to invite you to the international conference Nature Religions, Science and Technology, co-organized by the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, and The Institute of Philosophical Studies, Science and Research Centre of Koper. The conference will take place at The University of Groningen in The Netherlands on 22-23 September, 2022.

The international conference Nature Religions, Science and Technology seeks to strengthen neglected areas in the interdisciplinary field of Religion, Science, and Technology by introducing original research on the approaches to science and technology in, or related to, pantheism, animism and paganism—especially (but not exclusively) in their ‘Western’ forms. Papers focusing on philosophical, theological and religious studies perspectives (sociology of religion, anthropology of religion, history of ideas, and others) are also welcome.

The keynote speakers at the conference are Andrei Buckareff, Katherine Swancutt, Kocku on Stuckrad, Victor J. Krebs.

30 de junio de 2022

Climate Change in Historical Perspective Grants

The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University seeks proposals for public-facing historical projects related to the theme of “Climate Change in Historical Perspective.” The Center will fund up to five projects (up to $5,000) that creatively engage with the broad range of questions, concerns, policies and practices related to climate change, and how historical study can further public understanding of the present moment. 
 For information, please visit:

23 de junio de 2022

CfP: Cine-Zoonosis

Cine-zoonosis: screening human/animal pollinations and contaminations

During the COVID-19 pandemic, epidemiologists and ecologists have repeatedly warned that, as climate change continues to decimate wildlife and their habitats, global pandemics resulting from animal-spread disease will inevitably become more common. A “zoonotic disease” is one that has the capacity to “jump” back and forth between human and animal populations. As is now abundantly clear, such diseases have the potential to dramatically disrupt society, kill hundreds of thousands of people, exacerbate existing social conflicts, and set the political agenda for years to come. Consequently, zoonosis is a pivotal site in the ecopolitics of our current moment—a space where the pressing issues of rapid species extinction, national borders and migration, land management and conservation all intersect.

In this anthology, we conjoin zoonosis and cinema, asking how they mutually define and illuminate each other—historically, theoretically, aesthetically, and politically. On the one hand, public health institutions like the Center for Disease Control have long used film as a tool for studying and combating zoonotic disease. In this sense, the history of cine-zoonosis is deeply wrapped up in the history of medicine onscreen, analyzed by scholars such as Kirsten Ostherr and Lisa Cartwright. In these settings, film has been used to study infected humans and animals, as well as to inform the public about the threat of zoonotic diseases (such as rabies) and about preventative measures people should take to deter their spread. In such films, animal images become tangible avatars for diseases which are otherwise invisible – or only visible within the abstract world of micro-cinematography. The animal becomes a stand-in for the disease which can be observed and interacted with at a human scale. As a result, the techniques used to frame the animal as a disease vector are crucial for the interspecies implications of each film. Cine-zoonotic representations of this sort intersect with and often draw from other histories of animal representation through film, such as those of the wildlife documentary. Public health organizations such as the CDC frequently adapted strategies for visualizing animals from popular documentaries of the time, a phenomenon explored by scholars such as Derek Bousé, Cynthia Chris, and Gregg Mitman; as well as the strategies for representing animals deployed by laboratory scientists and educational filmmakers, like those analyzed by James Leo Cahill, Jennifer Peterson, and Oliver Gaycken. On one hand, then, our collection poses the question: what can these visualizations of zoonosis tell us about the line we continually seek to draw (and efface) between human and non-human animals, about the difference between “us” and “them,” and about how we value different forms of life and consciousness when our own health and/or survival may be at stake?

Convocatoria plaza Ayudante Doctor área de Hª de la Ciencia

La Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche ha convocado una plaza de Ayudante Doctor del área de Hª de la Ciencia. 

Toda la docencia a impartir es en Grados de Ciencias de la Salud (Facultad de Medicina).

CfP: Routledge Handbook of Translation Technology and Society

EDITORS: Stefan Baumgarten, University of Graz, Austria | Michael Tieber, University of Graz, Austria


SUMMARY OVERVIEW

The Handbook of Translation Technology and Society aims to contribute to a better understanding both on the increasing digitalisation of our globalising societies as well as the largely unexplored spaces across translation technology, culture, society and the economy. The handbook will showcase new interdisciplinary cross-sections, critical theoretical avenues and methodological approaches that explore the impact of translation technology on society and vice versa.

We welcome contributions from established scholars, up and coming researchers, practitioners and activists affiliated with Translation Studies or other pertinent areas in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The handbook also aims to gather a critical mass of contributors from the Philosophy and Sociology of Technology as well as from Science, Technology and Society Studies (STS). We encourage individual and co-authored contributions from all continents in order to achieve a critical global outlook, both in view of geographical spread and regional relevance.

In a first step of recruitment, we have already secured a variety of contributions especially on application-oriented aspects of translation technologies. We are now seeking contributions from wider interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives which draw on theories, concepts, ideas and viewpoints from social and cultural theory, from ideology studies, from business or organization studies, and other fields. We are, particularly, seeking contributions on various disciplinary, epistemological, historical, social, cultural or economic implications and aspects in connection with translation technologies: