7 de julio de 2018

CfP: Cold War and Environmental Sciences


Workshop: Cold War and Environmental Sciences: Circulations, exchanges and cooperation between the USSR and the West, 1950s-1990s

Venue: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AR
Date: 18 December 2018

International scientific collaboration during the Cold War has attracted increased attention during the last decade not least for its ability to further insight into the evident contradictory trends of knowledge production and secrecy, cooperation and conflict. At the same time, much of the analysis has been on research activities in Western settings, or else from a Western perspective.

Inspired in part by the 1972 US-USSR Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Environmental Protection, this workshop seeks to explore the specifics of collaboration between the East and the West in the broad area of the environmental sciences moving beyond the high-level political discussions between superpowers in order to explore the perspectives of intergovernmental initiatives, sub-national scientific groupings, as well as individual scientists from both sides of the ideological divide. Underlining the contradictions noted above, many of those sciences proving effective in the advancement of international scientific cooperation were simultaneously of great applied significance for military and defence-related activities. The following questions are at the centre of our interest and focus: 

•       How was East-West collaboration aimed at increasing our understanding of issues such as climate change, seismology, or pollution and its impact on health, conceived, promoted and advanced by the two sides of the ideological divide?  
•       Linked to this, how effective were expansive international agendas such as sustainable development in binding together the activities of both East and West?
•       How balanced were these collaborations, and what economic, geopolitical or national security concerns impacted the production of this specific knowledge? 
•       To what extent did intellectual and scientific exchange occur outside of largescale international initiatives?
•       What happened to the knowledge that was gained within the cooperation/collaborative initiatives? And, to what extent did it find its place in policies or institutional agendas on either side of the Iron Curtain? 
•       How was scientific collaboration able to function during times of heightened geopolitical uncertainty and defence-related secrecy?
•       What processes of historical change can we detect in the way these scientific collaborations between the East and the West developed over the decades leading to the end of the Cold War? 

We welcome contributions from all disciplinary areas and are particularly interested in papers based on archival research and/or interview material and data. Please send your abstract (max. 500 words) for a 20-minute presentation and a short biographical overview (max. 100 words) to Katja Doose at: k.doose@bham.ac.uk no later than August 15, 2018. 

We have funds available to cover travel and accommodation for a limited number of participants. Please indicate in your email if you are interested in being considered for these funds.

The workshop is funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council and forms part of the AHRC- funded project ‘Soviet climate science and its intellectual legacies’ (AH/P004431/1), https://sovietclimatechange.wordpress.com

XXI Simposio de la Sociedad de Historia de la Medicina. Granada 22-23 de noviembre de 2018

La Junta Directiva de la Sociedad Española de Historia de la Medicina se complace en anunciar la convocatoria de su próximo Simposio, que se celebrará en Granada los días 29 y 30 de noviembre próximo. La organización del acto corre a cargo de nuestro compañero Esteban Rodríguez Ocaña, en nombre del Departamento de Historia de la Ciencia de la Universidad de Granada.


El tema al que estará dedicada la reunión se ha acordado que sea “Sobre libros y tareas”; esto es, una presentación dialogada de publicaciones recientes de la disciplina por sus autores o autoras. El formato se compondrá de sesiones de 40 minutos en las que se presentarán/ discutirán sendos libros por sus respectivos autores o autoras, de manera cruzada. A semejanza del anterior simposio celebrado en Granada, la reunión comenzará a primera hora de la tarde del jueves 22 para acabar a la hora de comer del viernes 23, una vez celebrada la ASAMBLEA anual ordinaria de la SEHM.



A primeros de septiembre se hará público el orden del día y los documentos para registrarse en el Simposio."

Appel à candidatures pour la Chaire EHESS-IMéRA en "Etudes transrégionales" 2019-2020


L’IMéRA est un institut d'études avancées, membre du RFIEA (Réseau Français des Instituts d’Etudes Avancées) au niveau national, de NETIAS (Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study) au niveau européen, et d'UBIAS (University - Based Institutes for Advanced Studies) au niveau mondial. Chaque année, l’institut accueille une vingtaine de chercheurs et d’artistes (résidents), tous internationaux. Ces chercheurs et artistes résidents sont sélectionnés à l'issue d'une procédure d’évaluation aux normes internationales les plus strictes, avec présélection des dossiers et évaluateurs externes.
L’IMéRA promeut les approches interdisciplinaires expérimentales innovantes dans tous les domaines du savoir. Depuis septembre 2016, l’activité de recherche au sein de l’institut e st articulée autour de trois programmes structurels suivant trois lignes de fertilisation interdisciplinaire (Programmes Rencontres Sciences et Humanités ; Art, Science et Société ; Méditerranée). A ces programmes structurels s’ajoute, sur la période 2017-2020, un programme pluriannuel thématique propice à la recherche interdisciplinaire, intitulé Phénomènes Globaux et Régulation.
Depuis 2013, l’IMéRA fait partie d’Aix-Marseille Université (AMU). Cette incorporation a ouvert à l’institut un large spectre d’interactions au plus haut niveau avec notamment les laboratoires d’excellence de l’université (Labex). Ces collaborations ont donné lieu à l’ouverture de résidences jointes avec nombre de ces Labex tout en préservant naturellement l’indépendance scientifique de l’IMéRA. Par ailleurs, afin d’asseoir la stature nationale et internationale de l’institut, l’IMéRA a déjà concrétisé des partenariats étroits avec de grandes institutions académiques françaises, comme l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), l’Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), l’Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), et internationales comme la Commission Franco-Américaine Fulbright et l'Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF).
Les appels à candidature de l’exercice 2019 - 2020 sont structurés autour des quatre programmes énoncés ci-dessous.
LES APPELS
  • Art, science et Société (avec l'EHESS), pour la Chaire en "Etudes transrégionales"
  • Méditerranée
  • Rencontres Sciences et Humanités
  • Phénomènes globaux et régulation
A chaque programme sont associés des résidences dans le cadre général et un ensemble de résidences spécifiques cogérées par les partenaires locaux, nationaux ou internationaux. Parmi ces résidences spécifiques, figurent des chaires qui sont réservées à des chercheurs confirmés. La Chaire EHESS-IMéRA en "Etudes transrégionales" a pour objectif de développer au plus haut niveau international des recherches comparatives entre des régions différentes du monde ; les programmes proposés doivent notamment prendre en compte les jeux d’échelles, les questions d'échanges, de circulation et de connexion dans la reformulation des ordres sociaux, en s'appuyant sur des approches interdisciplinaires innovantes. Elle accueille en particulier des projets portant sur la comparaison entre aires culturelles.
Tout chercheur ou artiste intéressé doit candidater à un seul programme et signaler dans sa candidature le type de résidence visée (dans le cadre du programme général et/ou d’un partenariat). On accède au formulaire de candidature à la fin du texte de chaque appel.  
Date limite des candidatures : jeudi 20 septembre 2018 à 13h.
Les candidats déposent leur candidature par le système de candidature électronique en ligne sur le site : candidatures-imera.univ-amu.fr.

CfP: Production and circulation of knowledge on Gender: Perspectives from the Global South

Production and circulation of knowledge on Gender: Perspectives from the Global South
Workshop – 17-18 December 2018 – CEIAS (CNRS/EHESS), Paris
The aim of this workshop is to analyze the conditions of production of knowledge on gender, from the perspective of countries based in the Global South. We wish both to highlight the local, regional and global dynamics of knowledge production on gender, as well as analyze the type of knowledge that is produced, from a theoretical as well as an epistemic perspective.
While much emphasis has been placed on knowledge produced about countries of the Global South, these countries are rarely considered as sites of knowledge production and theoretical debate. For instance, women’s, feminist and gender studies are now well documented in the case of Western Europe and the United States, from both a historical and theoretical perspective (Lagrave 1990, Brown 1997, Bereni et al. 2008, Clair & Heinen 2013). This is less true for countries based in the Global South, that generally appear in the form of field studies for concepts and theoretical frameworks developed elsewhere (Mohanty 1984, Desai and Desai 2002, Desai 2005, Spivak 2009). By focusing on knowledge as it is developed and theorized in the Global South, we intend to question the power relations, particularly North-South relations that shape scientific and academic discourses (Bhaskaran 2004, Dutoya 2016).
However, while it is important to take into account the inequalities that structure knowledge production in the Global South, such processes should not be envisioned only through the paradigms of diffusion, domination and theoretical dependency (John 2014a). For instance, in India, Women’s studies developed as early as the 1970s, and today there are more than one hundred women's study centres in the country. This process is well documented and has been marked by rich discussions regarding feminist pedagogy, the disciplinary status of women’s studies, or its links with the women’s movement (Rege 1997, Bhagwat & Rege 2002, John 2014b). Yet, this history and these debates are little known beyond the subcontinent. Similarly, the theoretical contribution of gender studies in Africa is too often neglected (Amadiume, 1987, Oyewumi, 1997, 2003, Imam, Mama and Sow, 2004, Cornwall, 2005, Sow, 2009).
Our purpose is thus to highlight the complexity and importance of knowledge production on gender in the countries of the Global South, without restricting ourselves to academia and taking into account the plurality of epistemic and theoretical choices, as well as the plurality of actors and institutions involved in these processes. In order to do so, the discussions will revolve around three axes of analysis:
1 / The social processes of knowledge production This axis focuses on the social processes that shape knowledge production on gender, looking at the social properties of actors, and the historicity of the processes under study (Cîrstocea, 2010b). What are the social properties and the trajectories of the involved actors? What are their resources and capital? What are their academic and professional backgrounds? Moreover, what are the institutional conditions, both local and global, of knowledge production? Papers can also deal with the material conditions of the production of knowledge, especially funding, either local or international (Hatton 1994), public or private. Addressing these issues involves thinking beyond academic actors or feminist organizations, and including non-governmental organizations, international institutions, or think tanks, for example.
2 / Globalization and circulation of knowledge Secondly, papers are expected to analyse the dynamics of knowledge circulation, reception and acquisition (Marques-Pereira et al., 2010, Cîrstocea 2010a), which can be approached through the roles of international actors and institutions (Tickner and Sjoberg, 2011, Caglar, Prügl and Zwingel, 2013, Bustelo, Ferguson and Forest, 2016) but also through local actors. We hope to engage a reflection on three dimensions: selecting (which theories, concepts, and authors are read and disseminated?), branding (who are the brokers, and how do they shape knowledge?) and interpreting (how is knowledge construed?) (Bourdieu 2009; Cîrstocea 2010b). Papers are therefore expected to document the institutions, the networks and the individuals that enable the global circulation of gender. For example, what is the role of international organizations (Saiget, 2015, 2017) or international academic institutions (Heilbron, Guilhot and Jeanpierre, 2009)? How do actors, both individual and institutional, become internationalised? And what are the links between the globalization of knowledge on gender, and of feminism? Do South-South exchanges play a role? And do they represent an alternative to the domination of the Global North (Valdés 2014)? We also encourage papers approaching the dynamics of inclusion and exclusion that characterize knowledge production and participate in the construction of closed epistemic communities of practitioners (Fuest 2010). “Intellectual migrations”, and their multiple perceptions (Heilbron, Guilhot and Jeanpierre, 2009: 129) could also be investigated. Is internationalization a resource or an obstacle in a postcolonial context where "authenticity" and rootedness are valued?
3 / Gender in the Global South: epistemology and uses The third axis focuses on the content and uses of knowledge on gender. Firstly, we will question translation strategies (Kaplan, Keates and Scott, 1997), that is to say the operations of reinterpretation and adaptation of these concepts aiming to build a “common idiom between the different sources of production of gender knowledge” (Stoffel, 2011: 134). How is the concept of gender translated, what are its various definitions? What are the most open disciplines to this concept in the academic context, and why? Secondly, a recurring issue relates to the chosen denomination: should we talk about women, feminist, gender or queer studies, and in what language? This question is also addressed by North American or European researchers and activists (Lagrave 1990, Richardson & Robinson 1994), but in the Global South, actors often highlight the specificity of “the South” in opposition to “the West” (on the understanding that practices and concepts around it may or may not have a basis). Thus, epistemological choices are often included in, but not limited to, broader debates about imperialism, Western domination, or imposition of international norms. In this respect, pooling and comparing the uses and definitions of the concept of gender will help us discuss the idea that gender has lost its critical potential in favor of an institutional use describing inequalities between men and women (Cîrstocea, 2010a). Last but not least, contributors could engage in a critical reflection on postcolonial approaches (Rao 2014). How do they reformulate gender, and to what extent are these reformulations based on local intellectual traditions (John 2014a)? How are they received in/by the Global South, and are they still perceived as emancipatory?

Jornada retransmitida on line: "Más allá del sarcoma: personas, palabras y proyectos con alma"

JORNADA MUNDIAL DEL SARCOMA EN ESPAÑA. “Más allá del sarcoma: personas, palabras y proyectos con alma”

Barcelona, 9 de julio de 2018. de las 16h a las 20h de la tarde



Emisión en streaming:



Programa

16.00- BIENVENIDA a cargo de María José Ruiz (Presidenta AEAS) y Jon Arrizabalaga (IMF-CSIC)

16.10- 17.50- PRIMERA MESA REDONDA “Palabras con alma: los pacientes y sus historias” 

Presenta: Natalia Fernández Díaz-Cabal (vicepresidenta AEAS, autora de Polifemo y la mujer barbuda. Crónica (des)enfadada de un cáncer atípico)

Intervienen:
Ainhoa Castro (paciente de sarcoma de Ewing, diseñadora, creadora de cosas bonitas hechas con alma; autora del blog https://menosmiedosymasganas.wordpress.com/)
Daniel Infante (paciente de sarcoma de Ewing, ingeniero, investigador; autor del blog https://miluchacontraewing.wordpress.com/)
Marta Paredes (paciente de linfoma Hodking y maestra de educación infantil; colabora con el sitio web https://www.micompañerodeviaje.com/)
Jorge Delgado (ex paciente de sarcoma de Ewing; coach, escritor motivacional; autor del sitio web https://www.weboficialjorgedelgado.com/)

Modera: César Serrano (oncólogo e investigador. Laboratorio de Investigación Traslacional en Sarcomas, VHIO)

17.50h-18.20h-PAUSA

18.20-20.00- SEGUNDA MESA REDONDA: “Personas y proyectos con alma: oncología infantil”

Presenta: Natalia Fernández Díaz-Cabal

Intervienen:
José Sánchez de Toledo Codina (Instituto Catalán de Oncología ICO/Director Asistencial de la Red Oncológica de Catalunya ICO-ICS)  
Jordi Giralt López de Sagredo (Jefe del Servicio de Radioterapia. Hospital Universitario Vall d’Hebron)
Marius Aguirre Canyadell (Jefe Ortopedia Infantil. Hospital Universitario Vall d’Hebron)
Josep Roma Castanyer (Investigador Principal. Grupo de Investigación en el Cáncer en la infancia y adolescencia. Vall d’Hebron Institut de Recerca. VHIR)
Manuel Pérez Domínguez (Jefe de Unidad de Tumores Esqueléticos del Aparato Locomotor. Hospital Universitario Vall Hebron)

Modera: Jon Arrizabalaga (Profesor de investigación. Historia de la Ciencia. IMF-CSIC, Barcelona)

6 de julio de 2018

CfP. Arcadia: Explorations in Environmental History invites contributions to its Autumn 2018 volume

Rachel Carson Center's Arcadia: Explorations in Environmental History, a short-format online journal on the Environment & Society Portal, invites submissions for its Autumn 2018 volume. 
Arcadia: Explorations in Environmental History is an open-access, peer-reviewed publication platform for short, illustrated, and engaging environmental histories. Embedded in a particular time and place, each story focuses on a site, event, person, organization, or species as it relates to nature and human society. By publishing digitally on the Environment & Society Portal, Arcadia promotes accessibility and visibility of original research in global environmental history and cognate disciplines. Each peer-reviewed article includes a profile of the researcher, links, and suggested readings.
For full consideration for the autumn volume, please submit your draft by 1 August 2018. Guidelines and the full call for contributions are available at http://www.environmentandsociety.org/arcadia/contribution.
We look forward to read your submission!
Contact Info: 
Contact Arcadia's managing editor Jonatan Palmblad on arcadia[a]carsoncenter.lmu.de if you have questions. For more information, visit the Environment & Society Portal or the Rachel Carson Center.
Contact Email: 


CfP: RSA 2019 Toronto - Early Modern Technologies of Art

Can technologies of art enable us to reconsider the early modern interactions between “local” and the “global?” Seeking to answer this question, the proposed panel takes up art technology as a hermeneutic tool toanalyze production of art in the early modern world. In this period, technologies of art involved specialized and often localized practices that required systematicapplication of techniques, materials, andtools that did not travel as readily as the objects they helped to generate. Although embedded in cultural objects, artworks and materials exchanged across the Silk Road and the Oceanic networks of trade, art technologies were seldom known to those who acquired these objects of cross-cultural exchange. In contrast to the mobility of inimitable artifacts and imagesart technologies were often intangible and unknown, which heightened the foreignness and desirability of objects produced with their application. Attempting to recreate foreign objects using local technologies, practitioners across Europe, Near East, Asia, and the Americas made all kinds of hybrid things—things that were neither local nor foreign, but uniquely, early modern. 

Notable examples of objects evokingthe hybrid forms of early modern art production include Indian dyedtextiles that mirrored Dutch prints, Mexican feather painting that turned an “Old-world” technology into a “New World”-adaptation, Renaissance images that reproduced Ottoman carpets, embroideries, and metalwork, as well as Chinese silk and porcelain, and Japanese lacquer. Dyestuff, namely Cochineal, voyaged with the European travelers from the South Americas to Europe and stimulated conversations on dyeing techniques.Exploring some of these and other examples, papers can investigate any subject, artist/practitioner or cultural context that throws light on how art technologies can expand and enrich our understanding of the early modern world. 

Please send your 150-word abstracts, along with a title, keywords, and a CV (300 words maximum and not in prose) 

CfP: 'Exploratory Models and Exploratory Modelling in Science', Special Issue of Perspectives on Science

 THEME: Exploratory Models and Exploratory Modelling in Science
 
GUEST EDITORS: Axel Gelfert, Grant Fisher, Friedrich Steinle
 
Unlike scientific experimentation, whose frequent exploratory uses have garnered considerable attention from historians and philosophers of science over the past two decades (cf. Steinle 1997, Burian 1997), the exploratory character of scientific models and scientific modelling has only recently begun to receive systematic treatment. (See references below.) Over the last couple of years, a number of case studies have deployed the labels ‘exploratory models’ or ‘exploratory modelling’ (e.g. Fisher 2017, Shech & Gelfert 2017, Gelfert 2018, Carrier & Gölzhäuser 2018, Massimi 2018) to describe episodes of scientific modelling during which the existence of an accepted body of theoretical knowledge cannot be assumed, or is itself at issue. In addition, there have been attempts to distinguish between, and classify, different exploratory functions of scientific models (Gelfert 2016), such as their use as starting points for future inquiry, as proofs of principle (e.g. regarding the viability of a proposed new method), as potential explanations, and as ways of testing the suitability and epistemic stability of the purported target system. Implicit in this taxonomy is the acknowledgement that any initial list of exploratory uses of scientific models is likely to be incomplete and itself subject to revision.
 
Labelling any episode of scientific research – including cases of scientific modelling – ‘exploratory’ is intended to convey more than just a sense of its priority in the chronological order of events. Rather, the label ‘exploratory’ pertains to a particular mode of doing science: one that aims at getting a grasp of a phenomenon or scientific problem in the absence of a well-understood and workable theory of the domain in question. By contrast, in those cases that have traditionally received the most attention – especially from philosophers of science – it is typically assumed that a significant prior body of theoretical knowledge is available and, in turn, suggests (not by itself, but in the hands of appropriately trained scientists) a way of rendering the phenomenon theoretically tractable, at least in principle. In exploratory research, this assumption is acknowledged to be no longer tenable. Also, while the term ‘exploratory model’ can be expected to have significant overlap with related notions (such as ‘toy model’, ‘minimal model’, or ‘substitute model’), it would be hasty to assimilate the former to the latter: exploration is neither a matter of mere chronology, nor of degree of abstraction or realism.
 
The proposed special issue aims to deepen our appreciation of the extent to which models in the natural, social, and engineering sciences can serve as exploratory tools and to sharpen our understanding of what – beyond their empirical performance – makes some exploratory models more fruitful than others. Finally, an important concern will be with the legitimacy and the limitations of exploratory models (and of claims derived on their basis).
 
We welcome submissions that integrate historical, philosophical, and sociological perspectives and engage with recent scholarship on the matter. The overarching goal is to foster an interdisciplinary conversation concerning the character, potential, and limitations of the practice of exploratory modelling.
 
Submissions should be sent to a.gelfert@tu-berlin.de, no later than 10 September 2018.
 
Submissions should not exceed 7,500 words, include a 200-word abstract, be prepared in accordance with the journal’s formatting guidelines (https://www.mitpressjournals.org/journals/posc/sub), and must be prepared for blind review. '
 
For enquiries, please contact the guest editors.
 

2-year post-doctoral position in the history of Alfonsine astronomy in Europe


ALFA invites application for a 2-year post-doctoral position in the history of Alfonsine astronomy in Europe
  • The position is expected to start on January 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • Applications should be sent no later than September 22, 2018 to Matthieu Husson (matthieu.husson@obspm.fr).
  • Review of applications will start on September 25, 2018 and the result will be published on October 26, 2018.
For the detailed call for application, see below
For further information please contact: admin.alfa@obspm.fr

Text of the call

ALFA is an ERC funded project (2017-2022, 60 month, Consolidator grant 2016 agreement 723085) dedicated to the study of Alfonsine astronomy which flourished in Europe from the second half of the 13th to the mid-16th century.
Employing approaches from the history of astronomy, history of mathematics, and history of manuscript cultures to study astronomical tables, instruments, theoretical and mathematical texts, ALFA’s main objectives are to:
  • Retrace the development of the corpus of Alfonsine texts from its origin in the second half of the 13th century in Toledo, Spain to the end of the 15th century by following, on the manuscript level, the milieus producing and using these codices;
  • Analyse Alfonsine astronomers’ practices, their relations to mathematics, to the natural world, to proofs and justification, and their intellectual and social contexts and audiences;
  • Build a meaningful narrative showing how astronomers in different milieus with diverse practices shaped, also from Arabic and Hebrew materials, an original scientific scene in Europe.
ALFA invites application for a 2-year post-doctoral position expected to start on January 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter (CNRS-contract, salary according to experience following CNRS policy). This position will be hosted at the Observatoire de Paris in the history of astronomy team (dir. Michela Malpangotto) of the SYRTE Laboratory (UMR 8630).
ALFA works in a deeply collaborative manner. Matthieu Husson (PI, CNRS-Observatoire de Paris), José Chabás (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) and Richard Kremer (Dartmouth College, USA) constitute its advisory board. Around them a local team of 3 post-docs, 3 PhD students and a digital humanities IT expert, based at the Paris Observatory, will work with a team of international scholars comprised of 10 specialists of the history of late medieval astronomy in Europe. Finally a team of external experts from neighbouring fields will consult with ALFA in order to enrich its methodological and theoretical dimensions and to help design the digital tools.
The successful candidate will work as part of the local team and will spend most of his/her working time on his/her research project in the context of this collective, international project. He/she is expected to participate in the publications of the project and will be encouraged to take part in the conception of scientific events relevant to his/her research (workshops and seminars). He/she will have also dedicated research funds especially for travel to relevant European libraries.
In line with ALFA’s objectives the candidate research project should enhance our understanding of the formation and development of Alfonsine astronomy. Different approaches are possible to achieve this aim. They rely on a range of competences and we thus encourage candidates with different skills and training background to apply.
These potential approaches include by order of priority for this call:
1. Candidates with a strong background in Latin, codicology and palaeography might choose to edit key works of Alfonsine astronomy (like the various Canons written on the Alfonsine or related tables or texts on planetary theory). Such a research would make new texts available and enhance our understanding of the perceptions of Alfonsine astronomy held by late medieval actors.
2. Candidates with a more scientific background could choose to analyse and edit other kinds of documents in the Alfonsine corpus such as texts on instruments or specific sets of tables. These types of research would bring new sources into discussion and would enhance our understanding of the mathematical and astronomical practices of the actors.
3. Candidates with a background in medieval history could analyse and study from a range of potential sources specific milieus or individuals that fostered Alfonsine astronomy or were particularly relevant for its development. Such research would produce new sources and contribute to an understanding of the social and intellectual contexts in which Alfonsine astronomy was embedded.

5 de julio de 2018

Announcement from the Royal Society: The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme

The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme is designed to offer the opportunity for early career scholars to exploit history of science collections, including the Royal Society’s own, in support of their research in the field of intellectual history.

The Scheme is named in memory of the eminent British historian Professor Lisa Jardine CBE FRS. It is intended to encourage junior researchers in the humanities and arts to seek to expand their interests in history of science and related interdisciplinary studies by travelling in order to use archival resources and to build relationships with the Royal Society and other institutions. Grants are intended to encourage the free movement of researchers across disciplines and countries and to stimulate academics studying intellectual history to consider science in their research.
 
Applicants are encouraged to look at the Royal Society’s strategic objectives, in order to be able to demonstrate how their research might further these general goals, but applications will be judged on the strength of their academic content in intellectual history, history of science and related disciplines. Special consideration will be given to topics that were of interest to Professor Jardine, notably in 17th century studies.
  
Funds for a contribution towards subsistence can be requested to allow overseas and UK scholars to make lengthy research visits to the Royal Society Library in London; for travel expenses to London in order to conduct this research; and for international travel expenses to allow UK scholars to travel overseas for short visits. The first round has now opened and will close at 3pm on Friday 31 August 2018.
 

Potential applicants are referred to the scheme notes on the Royal Society’s website: https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/lisa-jardine/