13 de septiembre de 2019

Novedad editorial: El Gigante de Altzo. Un vasco mítico (aunque muy real) en la Europa del Siglo XIX

Autor: Luis Ángel Sánchez Gómez 

Se estudia la historia real de Miguel Joaquín Eleicegui (1818-1861), conocido como el Gigante de Altzo, personaje que ha inspirado la película vasca Handia. Más allá de lo que se cuenta en el film, se han documentado las circunstancias vitales del protagonista y su familia y, sobre todo, su intensa dedicación al mundo del espectáculo, a la exhibición de su increíble talla (2,42 m.) en España, Portugal, Francia e Inglaterra.

Índice

Agradecimientos
Nota sobre el uso de términos en euskera
Introducción
1. Fascinación por los gigantes
2. Lo que nos han contado
3. El chicarrón de Ipintza y su familia
4. Una gran idea: yo me exhibo, tú me pagas
5. Un guipuzcoano grandón y con turbante (Madrid, 1843-1844)
6. Toros, forcados y amores frustrados (Lisboa, 1844)
7. Pulgarcito y el ogro (París, 1845-1846)
8. Inglaterra a sus pies (1847-1849)
9. El Gigante del Café Mulhouse (París, 1849-1850)
10. El Gigante Guipuzcoano recorre España (1850-1854)
11. El último tour de Francia (1854-55)
12. Retiro, muerte y descanso eterno (¿o no?)
13. Un gigante enfermo
14. Renacer
15. De profesión, gigante


Edición en castellano

Edición en euskera

Novedad editorial: Las locas.Miradas interdisciplinarias sobre género y salud mental

Autora: Marisa A. Miranda

Resumen


Definir la locura: un tema aún pendiente. Si bien desde hace siglos se ha venido reflexionando sobre ella, aún conservan vigencia ciertos interrogantes medulares de antigua data. Es que su concepto mismo pone en juego las más variadas tensiones que, claramente, también incluyen cuestionamientos a quienes (según los diversos contextos históricos y sociales) emiten discursos autorizados desde donde son advertidos los límites mismos entre la normalidad y la anormalidad. En este sentido, existen preguntas fundamentales que oscilan desde la necesidad de deconstruir quienes detentan ese poder (o, mejor aún, biopoder) –circunstancia que también nos invita a indagar el por qué son legitimados sus discursos y praxis concomitantes–, hasta el extremo de reconocer nuestra incapacidad para afirmar con certeza que alguien “está loco”. O más aún, “loca”. Precisamente, sobre estos aspectos este texto se propone abrir preguntas, más que encontrar respuestas.


El libro está disponible en el repositori de la Universidad Nacional de la Plata:

CfP: Sexual Violence, Medicine, and Psychiatry Conference, 16-17 April 2020, University of Newcastle (Australia)

‘Sexual Violence, Medicine, and Psychiatry’
An international, interdisciplinary symposium on the relationship between Medicine, Psychiatry, and Sexual Violence
16-17 April 2020
Centre for the Study of Violence |University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia


Dear colleagues,
The Sexual Harms and Medical Encounters Research Hub (SHaME) is pleased to share the CFP for its upcoming international, interdisciplinary symposium, ‘Sexual Violence, Medicine, and Psychiatry’, which will take place at the University of Newcastle (Australia) from 16-17 April 2020.

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers, as well as proposals for panel discussions, and other modes of presentation, on a range of topics exploring the role of medicine and psychiatry in understanding sexual violence. We welcome proposals from graduate researchers, and particularly encourage interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and international submissions.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • The role of medicine and psychiatry in understanding, interpreting, facilitating, treating, prosecuting, and preventing sexual violence.
  • Medical jurisprudence and forensic medicine in relation to sexual violence.
  • The training of medical professionals in how to respond to men, women, and children reporting sexual assault.
  • The processes by which medical evidence is built into legal narratives for use by the prosecution or defence.
  • Psychiatric classifications of perpetrators of sexual violence.
  • The rise of psychiatric notions of rape trauma and their effects.
  • Psychiatric or medical approaches to the sexual assault of trans or queer people.
  • The role of medicine and psychiatry in anti-rape activism.

12 de septiembre de 2019

Videos of presentations from 'Narrative Science in Techno-Environments' workshop now available

videos of the presentations given at the 'Narrative Science in Techno-Environments' workshop are now available online via the Narrative Science project website:
https://www.narrative-science.org/videos-from-narrative-science-in-techno-environments-workshop.html

This workshop was made possible thanks to the generous support of a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (grant number BARSEA19\190021). It expanded on the work of the Narrative Science project, a European Research Council funded project based at the London School of Economics (grant agreement No. 694732). It was organised in collaboration with both the British Society for the History of Science and the British Society for Literature and Science.

The scholarly network which this workshop established can be found here:
https://www.narrative-science.org/directory-and-news-from-narrative-science-in-techno-environments-network.html

A list of the videos now available

Oferta Laboral - Comunicació i Cultura Científica a l'ICMAB!! Per a titulats en periodisme/comunicació audiovisual i interès en la comunicació científica

A l'Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), un centre de recerca en materials avançats ubicat al campus de la UAB, ​​busquem una persona per incorporar-se a treballar a l'Oficina de Comunicació i Divulgació, en Comunicació i Cultura Científica.

Es tracta d'un contracte de 2 anys, gràcies a una subvenció del Fons de Garantia Juvenil. L'oferta es tramitarà a través del CSIC.
La titulació requerida és periodisme o comunicació audiovisual, i es valorarà també formació en comunicació científica (postgrau, curs, màster...). 

Les candidatures es poden presentar fins al dia 26 de setembre de 2019. Si coneixeu algú que pugui interessar-li, li podeu enviar aquests enllaços:
A l'oferta es descriuen els requisits i les condicions laborals.
Per qualsevol pregunta, també podeu dir-los que em contactin a Anna May Masnou

La persona escollida treballarà amb mi en comunicació i divulgació. La comunicació científica del centre és molt interdisciplinar (física, química, materials, nanotecnologia ...) i sempre estem oberts a noves idees i projectes.


PhD studentship, University of Bayreuth (Germany)

The University of Bayreuth’s professorship of English Literature is seeking a researcher for a three-year project on “Cosmopoetic form-knowledge: astronomy, poetics, and ideology in England, 1500—1800,” funded by the German Research Foundation (www.englit.uni-bayreuth.de/en/research). The project considers ‘form-knowledge’ as a crucial factor in the history of science alongside ‘thing-knowledge’ and ‘people-knowledge’ (cf. Shapin, A Social History of Truth). Specifically, it examines the ways in which astronomical knowledge and the forms used for its mediation acquired, and utilized, ideological and poetological meaning in early modern England.
The successful candidate will conduct a diachronic study of popular pragmatic and didactic genres in which early modern English readers encountered astronomical knowledge, such as the almanac or the astronomy textbook. They will produce a monograph on the ways in which astronomy, in these texts, was linked with political and ideological issues; contribute to an open-access, online bibliography of primary texts for the period in question; and participate in project-related research activities. The position offers the opportunity to write a PhD thesis in this context, gain teaching experience at the University of Bayreuth’s Department of English and American Studies, and be part of the University of Bayreuth Graduate School.
Qualifications
We invite applications from candidates with:
  • a very good master’s degree in English literature, the history of science, comparative literature, history, media studies, or a comparable field;
  • excellent research skills;
  • excellent English language skills (spoken and written).
Experience in working with early modern prints, Latin/neo-Latin reading skills, and experience in digital content management are additional assets.
Conditions of employment
The position is part-time (65%) for three years. The University of Bayreuth offers a salary in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service of the German federal states (Tarifvertrag für dem öffentlichen Dienst der Länder, TV-L) at pay scale E13 (the specific salary will be determined according to individual qualification and professional experience).
The starting date is as soon as possible.
The University of Bayreuth actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion. We encourage women and international candidates to apply. Equally qualified candidates with disabilities or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.
Application
Please submit the following documents by 15 September 2019 as a single pdf file (max. 10MB) to
Prof. Florian Klaeger:

  • a letter of motivation,
  • a curriculum vitae (including copies of BA and MA degrees and respective transcripts of records) and names and contact details of two academic referees,
  • one writing sample (e.g., Master’s thesis).

Journal for the History of Knowledge - Call for Proposals, Special Issue Fall 2021


Journal for the History of Knowledge - Call for Proposals, Special Issue Fall 2021

The Journal for the History of Knowledge, to be launched in 2020, includes an annual special issue, compiled by guest editors, which explores a theme central to its scope (see the journal website, www.journalhistoryknowledge.org, and below).

We are currently accepting proposals for the Fall 2021 Special Issue.

Proposals should contain the following:

• A description of the proposed theme (1500-2000 words) highlighting its significance for the history of knowledge
• A table of contents (typically 8-12 articles, more is negotiable)
• Abstracts of the articles
• Two-page CVs of the editors; short biographiess of the contributors
• An outline of the production process up to manuscript submission. All manuscripts must be submitted to the journal by Summer 2020.

Please send your proposal to all three editors:

Sven Dupré; Ilja Nieuwland, and Geert Somsen.
Proposal deadline: 16 December 2019
Notification of acceptance: before 29 February 2020

After submission, all manuscripts will go through a process of peer-review, author’s revisions, and copy-editing. JHoK is an Open Access journal, in principle at no charge to the authors.

Scope

CfP: SPSP Eighth Biennial Conference; 7–10 July 2020; East Lansing, Michigan, USA


Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) Eighth Biennial Conference
7 – 10 July 2020
Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, Michigan, USA
 
Keynote speakers: Karen Barad, University of California at Santa Cruz; Till Grüne-Yanoff, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm


*Keynote MSU panel on “Epistemologies of Science”: Kristie Dotson (Philosophy and African American and African Studies); Sean A. Valles (Lyman Briggs College and Philosophy); Kyle Whyte (Philosophy and Community Sustainability)

*In collaboration with the Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering (SRPoiSE) biennial meeting (see details below)


On-line submission site for paper or session proposals: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=spsp2020
Abstract submission deadline: 10 January 2020
Notification of acceptance: 2 March 2020
Main Contact: Alan C. Love

SPSP is an interdisciplinary community of scholars who approach the philosophy of science with a focus on scientific practice and the practical uses of scientific knowledge. For further details on our objectives, see our mission statement: http://www.philosophy-science-practice.org/en/mission-statement/.

CfP: Science as a Public Good - deadline October 15,2019

The Second Congress of Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science (RSHPS)
  September 25-27, 2020, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The Organizing Committee cordially invites historians, philosophers and all scientists interested in HPS to participate in the Second Congress of Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science (RSHPS)  Science as a Public Good  on September 25-27, 2020, in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The Congress is organized by the Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science and Saint Petersburg State University.

Organizing Committee:

I. T. Kasavin (Head), D.A. Bayuk, V.A. Bazhanov, I.N. Griftzova, T.G. Leshkevitch, I.D. Nevvazhai, V.Yu. Perov,  A.V. Rodin, A.Yu. Sevalnikov, E.E. Chebotareva (Secretary), E.O. Trufanova, V.E.Terekhovich, G.L. Tulchinsky, M.M. Shakhnovich, L.V. Shipovalova

Program Committee:

S.I. Dudnik (Head), I.T. Kasavin, V.A. Lektorsky, V.I. Markin, V.V. Mironov, V.N. Porus, B.I. Prushinin, I.E. Sirotkina, V.A, Surovtsev, V.V. Tselishchev

The Congress covers all areas of HPS. With the theme “Science as a Public Good” the Second Congress of RSHPS will emphasise current societal issues of relationships between philosophical, scientific, technological research as well as a historical perspective on these issues. Among them are the relevance of scientific activities to significant public purposes, the place and role of scientific expertise in topical public discussions, the ability of scientific knowledge to respond to the most important challenges of our time. 

For more information about the RSHPS and the Congress see its official website (http://rshps.org/?lang=en ).

Fellowships at Greenwich


As we approach the 350th anniversary of the Royal Observatory’s foundation in 2025, we are pleased to offer two Research Fellowships to help us look beyond traditional histories of astronomy. We welcome applications from scholars interested in the history of science in its broadest sense who are interested in exploring how their research expertise can provide us with new perspectives on our site’s institutional history, people stories, architecture, scientific instruments and associated collections.

Full details can be found at the link above. Please send any enquires to research@rmg.co.uk 

The deadline for applications is 6th October 2019.