8 de noviembre de 2019

Seminario on line: Reformas sanitarias en Brasil y países del sur de Europa en el siglo XX

Organiza: Colegio Doctoral Tordesillas de Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia e Instituto Interuniversitario López Piñero con la colaboración de la Societat Catalana d’Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica.
14 de noviembre de 2019
16:00-16:15 Presentación del seminario. Maria Pastor Valero. Directora de Área de Doctorado Internacional. Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche. Coordinadora del Colegio Doctoral Tordesillas de Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia.Enrique Perdiguero Gil. Director de la sede de la Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche del Instituto Interuniversitario López Piñero de Estudios Históricos y Sociales, sobre ciencia, tecnología, medicina y medio ambiente
16:15-17:15 Guido Giarelli (Università degli Studi “Magna Græcia”, Italia), “A Mediterranean paradigm? Convergence and divergence in the Southern European health care systems”.
17:15-17:30 Pausa
17:30-18:30 María Cristina Da Costa Marques (Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil), “A formação em Saúde Pública no Brasil: do controle ao Direito à saúde”.
18:30-19:30 André Mota (Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil), “La reforma sanitaria en Brasil: indefiniciones de una época”.
15 de noviembre de 2019
9:00-10:00 Ana Mehnert Pascoal (ARTIS-Universidade de Lisboa Portugal), “Da organização à regionalização da rede hospitalar em Portugal (1946-1973)”.
10:00-11:00 Rosa Ballester Añón (Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, España), “Los fundamentos para la reforma de los servicios de salud materno-infantil en España desde las recomendaciones de los organismos internacionales (1948-1970)”.
11:00-11:30 Pausa
11:30-12:30 Inmaculada Hurtado (Universidad CEU-Cardenal Herrera, España), Aida Terrón (Universidad de Oviedo, España), “Dinámicas internacionales y tentativas pedagógicas de la educación sexual durante la Transición”.
12:30-13:30, Eduardo Bueno Vergara, Enrique Perdiguero Gil (Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, España), “La Seguridad Social llegó al campo: resistencias y limitaciones”.
Lugar de celebración: Sala de Grados del Edificio Balmis. Facultad de Medicina, Campus de Sant Joan d’Alacant. Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche.
El seminario será retransmitido on line en directo a través del siguiente enlace: https://connect.umh.es/sala2

Url: http://iilp.edu.umh.es/2019/10/08/reformas-sanitarias/

XVII Jornada sobre la Historia de la ciència i l'ensenyament «Antoni Quintana Marí» 15 – 16 novembre 2019, Barcelona

PROGRAMA PROVISIONAL
A continuació de la sessió inaugural es presentaran les comunicacions amb els seus corresponents debats. Durant el desenvolupament de la Jornada es durà a terme el lliurament del “XVII Premi Antoni Quintana Marí” per a treballs de recerca d’estudiants d’ensenyament obligatori i post obligatori.
Antoni Quintana Marí (1907-1998) fou un dels pioners de la Història de la Ciència a Catalunya pels treballs sobre Antoni Martí i Franquès que publicà a partir de 1932. Mestre, més de químic, col·laborà amb el Seminari de Pedagogia de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona en l’època republicana, on plantejà el valor pedagògic de la història de la ciència. Sobre aquesta qüestió publicà un treball a la revista Archeion, de l’Académie Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences. Amb una trajectòria destacada en l’àmbit de la química cerealista, mantingué la vocació investigadora per la història de la ciència, convençut que era una eina útil per a l’ensenyament.
El premi als treballs de recerca que atorga anualment la SCHCT i aquesta jornada són un homenatge a la seva contribució.
A la Jornada d’enguany, la conferència inaugural anirà a càrrec de:
Josep Simon Castel
investigador Ramón y Cajal. Institut Interuniversitari López Piñero, Universitat de València
amb el títol:
«La Màquina Universal: Mètode infal·lible per resoldre qualsevol problema pedagògic mitjançant la intuïció històrico-científica»
El programa de la Jornada, la distribució de les comunicacions i altres detalls sobre l’organització de la Jornada es faran conèixer a través de la web de la SCHCT http://blogs.iec.cat/schct a partir del 2 de novembre de 2019.
El comitè organitzador d’aquesta jornada vol aprofitar aquesta nova convocatòria per ampliar els objectius i les àrees temàtiques amb noves idees i nous col·laboradors. Amb aquest esperit es convoca la “XVII Jornada sobre la Història de la Ciència i l’Ensenyament” com a mostra de la consolidació dels vincles establerts entre la història de la ciència i l’ensenyament. En convocar aquesta nova jornada la SCHCT pretén:
  • Debatre temàtiques entorn a les relacions entre història de la ciència i ensenyament
  • Afavorir la comunicació i la col·laboració entre docents i historiadors de la ciència
  • Fer conèixer experiències i recursos sobre l’aplicació de la història de la ciència en l’ensenyament
  • Relacionar mitjançant la història de la ciència alguns aspectes de la divulgació científica amb l’ensenyament

ESHS Bologna 2020

 The theme of the 2020 meeting is “Visual, Material and Sensory Cultures of Science”, a very broad and inclusive topic. Sessions and talks might address the history of the sensory approaches to scientific objects, their material culture, as well as the building of scientific practices based on the use of the senses (vision, hearing, touch and smell), with particular attention to the history of the relationship between the visual arts and the sciences across nations, periods, and historiographies; visual epistemologies and the cultural practice of thinking scientifically with images; and the relationship between different media (print, photography, digital imaging, etc.) and scientific disciplines in various social, political, and economic contexts. Given the developments of the discipline in the past twenty years, we see this theme as particularly topical and capable of generating broad historical questions at the same time. This theme will provide ample opportunity to take stock and reflect on “sensory cultures” and on the “visual turn”, to assess their strengths and weaknesses, but also to explore their relationship with competing or overlapping historiographical trends such as the material and global history of science, medicine and technology.

CALL FOR SYMPOSIA

The Scientific and Organizing Committees of ESHS 2020 invite proposals for symposia to be held during the conference, according to the following standard format:
Four speakers in a 120-minute slot. The organiser will chair the symposium or may propose a chair (who may not be a speaker in the session) and if requested also a commentator. Each speaker presents one after another. The session is then open to questions and general discussion, which may be introduced by a commentator, if requested. In addition to the symposium abstract an abstract is required for the presentation of each speaker (but not for the commentator).
In selecting symposia for the conference, the Scientific Committee will give preference to those that address the conference theme in one or more of its different aspects (see above). We encourage proposals that reflect diversity, including speakers from all genders, with different geographical origin and nationalities, as well as with different institutional affiliations and stages of their professional careers. Prospective symposium organisers are advised to issue an open call for participants, e.g. through the Mersenne mailing list (linkand others.

CfP: Outer Edge: Queer(y)ing STEM Collections

Outer Edge: Queer(y)ing STEM Collections
1st Vienna Workshop on STEM Museums, Gender and Sexuality


When: 5th March - Half-day pre-workshop activities & 6th March 2020 - All day workshop
Where: Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Museum of Technology)

How can the science and technology museum, as a cultural and social institution, explore the opportunities of reflecting and developing a plural society? In what ways are these museums still bound by existing collecting, labeling, and exhibiting practices? How are museum curators, practitioners, scholars grappling with these problems, and what tools, tactics and methods are helping tackling these tasks?

The Technisches Museum Wien instigates the first Vienna workshop on gender and sexuality in STEM collections. As a part of the museum’s “Focus Gender”, this workshop will critically attend to constructions of gendered and/or heteronormative technology and science, and to emphasise the role of the object and material culture in queer and feminist approaches to science and technology studies. This workshop will bring together scholars and practitioners to scaffold actions in museums, and build a network of interested parties.

We invite papers, workshop activity ideas and creative responses that engage with collecting, representations and enacting gender and sexuality in science and technology museums.

Participants might address:
• Intersecting marginalizations of gender and/or sexuality in particular with ethnicity, religion, disability, race, nationality in science collections
• Collecting diversity in gender and/or sexuality in science museums.
• Data quality and fixity around gender and/or sexuality in science collections
• Categorization, fixed categories and/or science collections
• Language in STEM fields and/or collections
• Exhibiting STEM collections in equitable ways
• Working groups, publics, and involving ‘outside’ expertise in science museums and collections

CfP “Academic Authority and the Politics of Science and History in Eastern Europe” Workshop

CfP “Academic Authority and the Politics of Science and History in Eastern Europe”
Workshop, March 21-22, 2020 (GWZO Leipzig, Germany) 

The scholar is dead – long live the scholar? Over the last couple of decades, the epistemological tectonics of contemporary societies have experienced massive changes – and so has the subject of our workshop, the scholar. Within a highly diverse environment, scholarship has become destabilised as an epistemic authority, due to socio-political processes, economic pressure, internal conflicts, new media techniques etc.
The workshop aims to investigate the historical changes and challenges of (academic) scholarship’s role as the paramount producer of knowledge. Concentrating on (the public perception of) STS scholars, historians, sociologists and philosophers of science, as well as their non-academic counterparts, we aim to analyse concepts of scientific self-reflection and their historical trajectory in Eastern and Central Europe from the 1970s (starting with the Helsinki Declaration) via the transformations of 1989 and the ‘science wars’ of the 1990s up to the alleged rising of the ‘post-truth era’ today. Looking at the immanent or perceived boundaries between different rationalities, between science, politics, and the public, we will map changes in the political configuration of knowledge production by discussing if, when and how these boundaries shifted, were strengthened, weakened or removed and how this affected the epistemic figure of the scholar. We will look at epistemological dynamics between universalism and particularism, the fragmentation of epistemic authority, and the tribalisation of truth, and want to discuss whether they can be regarded as an effect of
…political transformations, processes of re-nationalization, conservative and religious turns,
…a shift in media technologies and the unsettling of classic information media,
…social diversification and the consequent emergence of specific group attitudes towards globalization or modernization.
We will, however, ask as well, whether the observable loss of scholarship’s authority has to be regarded as a new phenomenon, or whether this diagnosis itself follows a narrative of decay? Did scholars in Eastern Europe possess an epistemological hegemony at all and if so – how can it be characterized? Can we consider the present state as a slightly more splintered version of conflicts well known from the Cold War and the ‘science wars’, or do we have to take into account a vast variety of different former epistemological camps in the East? What is the relationship between ‘traditional’ modes of propaganda or disinformation and postmodern relativist philosophies? Do politicized epistemologies have to be regarded as a new phenomenon, informed by these philosophies and generated by the emergence of new technical media?
Tackling these issues, we hope to shed light not only on some crucial developments in the Central and Eastern European history of science and humanities itself, but on some of the most pressing and far-reaching questions about the contemporary status of academia.
Papers should address one of the three areas:
(1.) epistemology as a factor of system stabilization and the belief in the objective and trustworthy scientific persona, whose diagnoses and prognoses are of paramount importance for the society / the state, as epitomized in the Science of Science scholar up to 1989;
(2.) the unbalancing of professional/academic and lay/dissident epistemologies, the post-soviet transformation of the figure of the scholar, and the rewriting of its history in the history of science during the 1990s;
(3.) the increasing emergence and approval of non-academic producers of knowledge, and the related transformation of scholarly self-conception and master narratives in the field of history (of science and humanities) from the 1990s until today, when the academic scholar has lost more and more ground as a figure of trust.
The workshop continues a series of events held at Erfurt (2017, 2018), Moscow (2018), and St. Petersburg (2019) in the context of the research initiative (East) European Epistemologies. The upcoming meeting will be organised at the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) in Leipzig by
Friedrich Cain (Max Weber Kolleg / University of Erfurt),
Dietlind Hüchtker (GWZO),
Bernhard Kleeberg (Max Weber Kolleg / University of Erfurt),
Karin Reichenbach (University of Leipzig), and
Jan Surman (IGITI, Higher School of Economics Moscow).

Travelling costs and accommodation will be covered in accordance with the travel regulations of Saxony. Please, direct proposals (<500 words) for papers (~ 20 min) and a short cv by December 13, 2019. We especially welcome proposals by PhD students.

Call for Papers and Symposia: BSHS Annual Conference 2020

The British Society for the History of Science invites proposals for individual papers and organised symposia for its 2020 Annual Conference, which this year will be held in Aberystwyth, home of the National Library of Wales and Aberystwyth University, from Wednesday 8 July to Saturday 11 July.

The BSHS is committed to providing an inclusive forum for research and research-led engagement with HSTM, and therefore welcomes proposals for papers and symposia on papers and symposia on any topic related to the history of science, technology, or medicine, relating to any period of history, and any part of the world. Established and early career scholars affiliated to universities, museums, and other research organisations, postgraduate students and independent scholars of any nationality are welcome at the BSHS Conference, and we encourage all equally to apply. We aim to provide a conference that is welcoming to all delegates regardless of age, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, race, ethnicity, and religion.
 
Individual paper proposers should submit a title and abstract for a paper of 20-25 minutes to the conference’s Paper Proposal site at Oxford Abstracts. If accepted, these papers will be arranged into themed sessions by the BSHS. This year the BSHS will consider individual paper proposals from speakers who wish to present remotely, rather than attend the conference in person. In considering these submissions, priority will be given to prospective speakers whose participation would require air travel and to those who would face barriers to in-person participation because of their personal circumstances.
 
Symposium organisers should submit details of their proposed session to the conference’s Symposium Proposal site at Oxford Abstracts.
 
A symposium may take the form of:
·         an organised panel (three papers in 90 minutes, with (optionally) a predetermined chair)
  • a roundtable (three or more discussants initiating a conversation with the audience)
  • a workshop (one or more facilitators leading other delegates in an activity).
 
Sessions that do not fit any of these categories may be proposed to the BSHS Programmes Coordinator.
 
Prospective organisers of symposia should note that named participants in their events (speakers, roundtable discussants, and workshop facilitators) will also need to supply their details via the Oxford Abstracts system by the deadline, and speakers will need to provide a paper title and abstract. Organisers are also asked to take note of the BSHS’s Statement on Equality and Diversity at its annual conference. We strongly encourage symposium organisers to issue public calls for participants via Mersenne, H-Net, and other mailing lists and social media, as appropriate.
 
The deadline for receipt of paper and symposia proposals via the Oxford Abstracts system is Monday 6 January 2020. The BSHS will inform applicants of the outcome by Friday 14 February 2020.
 

For further information about the annual conference, please see the BSHS Annual Conference 2020 Website.

Johann-Lorenz-Bausch-Fellowship 2020 - Call for applications

The Leopoldina Akademie Freundeskreis e.V. announces the “Johann-Lorenz-Bausch Fellowship” for 2020. Johann Lorenz Bausch (1605-1665) founded the Academia naturae curiosorum, the Leopoldina, on 1 January 1652 in Schweinfurt together with four other physicians. This makes it the oldest continuously existing academy of medicine and the natural sciences in the world. The Leopoldina was appointed as the German National Academy of Sciences on 14 July 2008. It addresses key issues of particular significance for the future of society from a scientific perspective and independently of economic or political interests, shares its findings with policymakers and the public, and puts these issues up for discussion on a national and international level. In addition, it takes on the classic tasks of an academy by carrying out research, for example in the field of the history of science, and promoting young scientists and researchers.
 
Target group and possible topics
The fellowship is aimed at young scientists and researchers who work academically in the field of the history of science in a narrower or wider sense. This announcement is not restricted to specific disciplines or methodical approaches.
The place of work for the duration of the fellowship is the Leopoldina Centre for Science Studies in Halle (Saale). During your research you have access to the extensive collection at the Leopoldina library and archives as well as the local and regional libraries and archives. You can find a list of the research subjects currently being pursued at the Leopoldina Centre of Studies here: https://www.leopoldina.org/ueber-uns/zentrum-fuer-wissenschaftsforschung/
Other subjects that deal with history of science, the academy’s history, its publications and its members’ works and contributions are also possible though.
 
Services and funding
The scholarship grant is €5,000 maximum. The grant can be awarded for a period of up to four months and amounts to €1,250 a month.
The Leopoldina Centre of Studies assists fellows logistically. It provides the necessary working environment for the fellows’ work and facilitates exchange with other ongoing research projects and Leopoldina members.
 
Application requirements
A full application includes the following documents:
- Project description (max. 2 DIN A4 pages) with detailed description of the work to be carried out at the Leopoldina in Halle
- Academic curriculum vitae
- List of publications, if applicable
- Informal letter of recommendation
 
Application deadline and process
Please send your application with the enclosed documents mentioned above to the following address by 31 January 2020:
Leopoldina Akademie Freundeskreis e.V.
Postfach 11 05 43
06019 Halle (Saale)
freundeskreis@leopoldina.org
 
An academic selection committee will shortlist the candidates soon after the application deadline.

For more information see: http://www.freundeskreis-leopoldina.de/bausch-stipendium/. Please do not hesitate to contact the Director of the Leopoldina Centre for Science Studies Prof. Dr. Rainer Godel if you have any questions: rainer.godel@leopoldina.org

CfP: Workshop: 'The Home in Modern History and Culture' 27 Jan 2020

27 January 2020, Council Room, Trent Building, University of Nottingham

Email: nightingale2020@nottingham.ac.uk

Website: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/Conference/fac-arts/Humanities/History/The-Home-in-History/index.aspx.aspx

Keynote speaker: Professor Jane Hamlett, Royal Holloway

CFP deadline: 22 November 2019

The University of Nottingham's AHRC-funded project 'Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020' (see www.florencenightingale.org) is arranging the second of a series of three thematic project workshops. Following the first successful event on nineteenth-century healthcare, this second workshop seeks to examine, from multiple disciplinary perspectives, the broad theme of 'Home' and its applicability as a prism through which to understand historical change.

'Home' is an elusive notion, lacking a permanent definition; it is a concept that is manifested through specific places and at specific times yet also transcends these. Edwin Heathcote, in The Meaning of Home (2012), wrote that homes are 'receptacles of both personal and collective memory, containers of meaning and symbol'. The history of the home unavoidably overlaps with histories of gender, work and architecture, geographies of mobility, and cultural and literary readings of concepts such as domesticity, the family, and privacy. In recent decades, these concepts have become fundamental to readings of modern social history, not least in the nineteenth century. For example, scholars use domesticity as a prism through which to investigate the history of public buildings, institutions and public spaces, alongside the Foucauldian paradigm of power and control.

CfP: WHO tobacco control

 We would like to draw your attention to a call for papers in Public Health Panorama, the journal of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, for a themed issue on tobacco control.

We warmly invite researchers and academics from the social sciences and health humanities - including anthropology, philosophy and history - to take part. We aim to reach a wide range of submissions (including original research, reviews, and case studies). In particular, we would like to encourage submissions addressing insights within the following themes:

  • understanding the cultural contexts which underpin decisions to use, sell or promote tobacco products
  • evaluating effectiveness as well as the financial, social, political impacts of tobacco control policies over the last decade
  • drawing on comparative and historical research on other public health initiatives that can shed light on and be useful for future tobacco control interventions.
 
Submission deadline is 31 December 2019.
 
For more information, the full call for papers can be accessed through the link below:

CfP: Cultures of Intoxication: Contextualising Alcohol & Drug Use, Past & Present

Venue: Humanities Institute, University College Dublin, Ireland
Dates: 7-8 February 2020
This conference will focus on the cultural meanings and contexts of alcohol and drug use, both past and present. It aims to assess how cultural norms and stereotypes around alcohol and drug use shape policies, practices, treatment and users’ experiences and behaviour. In particular, it seeks to consider how and why those of certain ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexuality and socio-economic background are deemed prone to excess while others are supposedly abstemious.
Papers on the following themes will be considered, although this list is neither prescriptive nor exhaustive:
  • Defining “drinking culture” and “drug culture”
  • Attempts to change drinking/drug cultures
  • Ethnic, racial, gendered and socio-economic stereotypes/stigma of alcohol and drug use
  • Medical/policy/public perspectives on drug and alcohol use
  • Cultures of abstinence or excess
  • Hidden cultures, subcultures and countercultures
  • Culture-specific marketing and advertising
  • Cultural representations of alcohol, drugs and their use (i.e. literature, drama, film)
  • Alcohol and drugs tourism

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Geoffrey Hunt, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences - Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Aarhus University
Dr Deborah Toner, School of History, Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester
Abstracts of no more than 250 words, along with a short speaker bio, should be submitted to the conference organiser, Dr Alice Mauger by Friday, 6 December 2019. Panel submissions are also welcome.