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British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference

Final call for papers British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge 5 - 7 January 2010 ***Deadline for abstract submissions:  this Monday 2nd November*** This annual 3-day event gives postgraduates in the history of science, technology and medicine a chance to get to know each other and to present their work to a wider audience in a supportive environment. In 2010 the Conference will be hosted by the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. We welcome submissions from both UK and overseas postgraduates working in the fields of history of science, technology and medicine. Membership of the British Society for the History of Science is not a requirement. We strongly prefer participants to be present for the full duration of the Conference. Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words. The abstract should give an idea of your central argument, a

'Sociology of Screening'

Call for abstracts - 18th Sociology of Health and Illness Monograph 'Sociology of Screening' Editors: Natalie Armstrong & Helen Eborall (University of Leicester) For the 18th monograph in the series, the Sociology of Health and Illness invites submissions of proposals for papers on the sociology of medical screening. The reach of medical screening is ever-growing, and screening programmes are social interventions as much as they are medical interventions and as such they pose challenging ethical, legal and social dilemmas. This monograph will bring together papers which identify and refine the salient sociological questions around screening, reflect on and integrate the existing literature, and identify the key areas for future sociological work in this area. We seek submissions that focus on large scale population-based screening programmes, and welcome abstracts covering a range of conditions and contexts (including different countries), and from a range of theoreti
I am pleased to announce the first Notes and Records Essay Award. This new essay award is open to young researchers in the history of science who have completed a postgraduate degree within the last five years. The unpublished essay, based on original research, should relate to aspects of the history of science, technology and medicine. Articles that relate, either directly or indirectly, to the Royal Society and its Fellowship are encouraged. The award is to consist of: i) A cash prize of £500 ii) Publication of the winning entry in Notes and Records iii) A year’s subscription to Notes and Records Deadline for submission of essay is 31 March 2010 How to Enter? Further details including how to enter are available from the Notes and Records website http://rsnr.royalsocietypublishing.org Phil Phil Hurst Notes and Records of the Royal Society notes@royalsociety.org

Reorganizing chemistry after the Great War (1918-1927)

Reorganizing chemistry after the Great War (1918-1927) An international symposium, to be held at the University of Paris Orsay) on Thursday and Friday, 19 and 20 November 2009. The symposium forms part of a wider ongoing project of the Groupe d’histoire et de diffusion des sciences d’Orsay (GHDSO) of the University of Paris (Orsay), aimed at encouraging the study and rehabilitation of the rich printed collections of the Maison de la Chimie, now held in the university library. The main theme of the symposium, as of the wider research programme, will be the relations between chemistry and society in the inter-war period. More specifically, it will explore what can be learned from the collections and the international spirit that animated the Maison de la chimie project. Papers will be given in both English and French, and both languages will be used in discussion. For further details, contact Dr Danielle Fauque (GHDSO) at danielle.fauque@u-psud.fr

"Pinacoteca Psiquiàtrica a Espanya 1917-1990"

Queridas amigas y amigos: Ana Hernández Merino es la comisaria de la exposición "Pinacoteca Psiquiàtrica a Espanya 1917-1990" que puede verse ahora en La Nao, la seda de exposiciones de la Universitat de València. La exposición ha reunido casi 200 piezas excepcionales y la mayoria de ellas inéditas procedentes de todo el Estado y de numerosas colecciones particulares. Os adjunto el enlace del cartel que ofrece una selección de algunas de las obras significativas. La voluntad de la comisaria y de los patrocinadores es que la colección puede trasladarse a otros lugares. http://www.dsp.umh.es/conectah/Pinacoteca.pdf

Politics, Policies and Ethics of HIV/AIDS: Past and Present

Politics, Policies and Ethics of HIV/AIDS: Past and Present Warwick University’s Centre for the History of Medicine will be holding a Sexual Health Awareness Week (SHAW) from the 23rd-27th November 2009. SHAW will provide information on sexual health, raising awareness amongst students, while also exploring the University’s encounter with STDs - in particular its experience of the emergence of HIV/AIDS in the early 1980s and 90s. Health activists and public health scholars, as well as ex-students and former staff, will help us to explore the shifts that have occurred in perceptions of STDs and in sexual health politics. A Witness Seminar on 24th November will feature some of the most prominent names in HIV/AIDS research and activism over the last three decades, including the founding members of major UK and international HIV/AIDS-related charities such as Sir Nick Partridge OBE, Tony Whitehead MBE, Dr Rupert Whitaker and Simon Watney: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/his

Isis Volume 100, Number 3

Isis Volume 100, Number 3 (September 2009) is now available at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/isis/100/3 Frontispiece Isis September 2009, Vol. 100, No. 3: vi. Citation Full Text PDF Version (306 KB) Articles The Polonium Brief: A Hidden History of Cancer, Radiation, and the Tobacco Industry Brianna Rego Isis September 2009, Vol. 100, No. 3: 453-484. Abstract Full Text PDF Version (444 KB) Design and Dissent: Religion, Authority, and the Scientific Spirit of Robert Broom Jesse Richmond Isis September 2009, Vol. 100, No. 3: 485-504. Abstract Full Text PDF Version (379 KB) Small Parts: Crisóstomo Martínez (1638–1694), Bone Histology, and the Visual Making of Body Wholeness Nuria Valverde Isis September 2009, Vol. 100, No. 3: 505-536. Abstract Full Text PDF Version (998 KB) Focus: Darwin as a Cultural Icon Introduction James A. Secord Isis September 2009, Vol. 100, No. 3: 537-541. Abstract Full Tex

Como subscribirse a una lista.

En estos tiempos del Web 2.0 y con el Web 3.0 asomando ya a nuestras puertas parece un poco obsoleto dedicar una entrada de un blog (una herramienta del Web 2.0) a explicar el funcionamiento de una de las primeras herramientas del Web, las listas de distribución. Pero lo cierto es que creo que no está de más repetirlo. Para ello vamos a tomar el ejemplo de la lista de distribución de la Sociedad Española de Historia de la Medicina. Para daros de alta tenéis que enviar un mensaje a LISTSERV@LISTSERV.REDIRIS.ES y en el cuerpo del mismo (no el asunto) esciribir SUBSCRIBE SEHM tu_nombre_tus apellidos Una vez suscritos en la lista podéis ya participar en ella enviando mensajes a SEHM@LISTSERV.REDIRIS.ES Por favor, extender esta información a todos los que penséis que pueden estar interesados en suscribirse en la lista. Tiene algo más de 80 inscritos y tras la última asamblea general sabemos que hay más socios. Así que hemos de tratar, si así lo desean, que se inscriban en la l

Membranes, Surfaces and Boundaries: interstices in the history of science, technology and culture

Workshop at the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. October 7-9, 2010 organized by Mathias Grote, Laura Otis and Max Stadler http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/workshops/en/Membranes-Surfaces-Boundaries.html The world, more of than not, is and has been conceived in its compactness, as stuff, things, and objects; far less so, in its interstices. Science, technology and culture, of course, are permeated and traversed by boundary phenomena: From the materialities of life itself, whether cellular membranes, skin, immune-systems or ecological habitats, to surface, separation and purification processes in chemistry and industry to the making, processing and exhibition of photographs and films, things coalesced at surfaces. They are palpable as well in the history of geography and politics, of urban and private spaces, of literature, art, psychology and the self, and certainly enough, as interfaces, in contemporary media theory.     The workshop Membranes, Sur

Charlas sobre Darwin

Hemos invitado a la Dr. Julia Voss, especialista alemana sobre Darwin. La semana que viene dará dos charlas. La primera charla tiene lugar el miércoles, 4 de noviembre a las 12 h en la Sala d'Actes sobre  Darwin's images: visualizing the theory of evolution (1837-1874) La segunda charla forma parte del  Seminario “La ciència i els seus públics” . El seminario tendrá lugar en el Sala de vidre (primera planta)  (y no a la sala de reunión del CEHIC!). Hi sou tots convidats ! Oliver “ The Visualization of Evolution ”   Divendres, 6 de novembre de 2009 (Sala de Vidre-Facultat de Ciències-UAB) 10:30-13:30 hrs. 10:30-11:15 Oliver Hochadel/Julia Voss: Historiographical Overview on the Visualization of Evolution 11:15-12:00 Julia Voss: Darwin or Moses? The Function and Significance of Charles Darwin’s Portrait in the 19th Century 12:00-12:15          Pausa 12:15-13:00    Oliver Hochadel: That’s how they looked like! Reconstructions of Hominids in Natural History Muse

The eradication of smallpox,. New web site

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory University today announced a new web site devoted to documenting and preserving public health history.  The emphasis will be on oral histories, unpublished documents, photographs and artifacts.  The site is  http://globalhealthchronicles.org. The initial chronicle is devoted to the eradication of smallpox.  There are 50 oral histories and 30 presentations at seminars held in conjunction with two reunions of staff who worked in the field during the eradication program.  Admittedly it emphasizes the role of CDC and the United States and does not reflect the hundreds of thousands of health workers who were the backbone of the effort.  The project is not static and will add materials as it becomes available.  If members of this list have materials they would like to make available please contact me off the list at djud@mindspring.com.  If you have an opportunity to record your experiences we will digitize them for addi

Scratching the Surface: the history of skin, its diseases and their treatment

Conference Announcement  - Call for Papers Scratching the Surface: the history of skin, its diseases and their treatment The University of Birmingham (UK), 29-30 October 2010 An international conference hosted by the History of Medicine Unit, University of Birmingham, and sponsored by the Wellcome Trust and the Society for the Social History of Medicine. Skin and skin disease is a central focus of many sub-fields in the history of medicine, including the history of venereal disease, cancer, leprosy, TB and industrial medicine. This conference seeks to address the subject of skin, its diseases and their treatment broadly since 1700. In the process, it aims to bring together individuals working in very different sub-fields in medical and cultural history over the past three centuries. It further aims to promote discussion of the subject in the context of the history of specialisation more generally, as well as the history of senses, sight, smell and touch being cen

Longevidad y Salud

ueridos compañeros, Os hago llegar información del Simposio Internacional Longevidad y Salud Madrid, 5-6 de Noviembre de 2009 Que tendrá lugar en la UNED en la Sala A. Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología. UNED.  C/ Obispo Trejo, s/n. 28040 – Madrid, España Espero que sea de vuestro interés Un abrazo diego -- ********************************************************************** Dr. Diego Ramiro Fariñas                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Científico Titular                                                           Tenured Scientist Instituto de Economía, Geografía y Demografía             Institute of Economics, Geography and Demography Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas          


HISTORY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE COLLOQUIA 2009-2010 (Barcelona) Catalan Society for the History of Science and Technology (SCHCT) 17th November 2009 Darwin en el 150è aniversari de la publicació de L’Origen de les espècies Contributions by Francisco Pelayo (CSIC), Antonio Castrodeza (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Pasqual Bernat (CEHIC), Agustí Camós (CEHIC), Álvaro Girón (CSIC) and Raimon Sucarrats (CEHIC). Co-organized with the Institució “Milà i Fontanals” (CSIC). 20th-21st November 2009 VI Jornada sobre Història de la Ciència i l’Ensenyament “Antoni Quintana i Marí”. 27-28th November 2009 Workshop "Iberian-Netherlandish Knowledge Exchanges" Co-organized with the FWO Research Network and the Institució “Milà i Fontanals” (CSIC). Free registration for members of the SCHCT. 14th December 2009 "Mar Abierto: el Viaje y los Libros del Pensamiento Moderno" Cafe scientifique by Juan Pimentel (Instituto de Historia, Centro de

"El exilio científico republicano. Un balance histórico 70 años después"

Rrograma científico del congreso "El exilio científico republicano. Un balance histórico 70 años después" y el anuncio/invitación de la exposición "Científicos del exilio 1939- 2009" que se inaugurará el 5 de noviembre hasta el 7 de marzo de 2009. Esta entrada lleva varios adjuntos que serán distribuidos a través de la lista de Conecta.

REMINDER: CALL FOR PAPERS 7th STEP meeting (Science and Technology in the European Periphery)

REMINDER: CALL FOR PAPERS 7th STEP meeting (Science and Technology in the European Periphery) Location: National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, 17-20 June 2010 Deadline: 31 October 2009 We would like to remind you that the deadline for submission of papers and sessions for the next STEP meeting is coming close. Therefore we encourage you to share your ideas on possible sessions through the NODUS email list. We welcome submissions of papers or sessions related to any of the past STEP meeting themes. But we would also be happy to hear suggestions for sessions on themes and areas which have so far been underrepresented in STEP, especially medicine and technology. For more information, see: http://www.conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=75 On behalf of the Scientific Committee: Dr. Aileen Fyfe, NUI Galway, Ireland, aileen.fyfe@nuigalway.ie Dr. Juliana Adelman, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, adelmanj@tcd.ie Dr. Nick Tosh, NUI Galway, Ireland, nick.tosh@n

*History of Medicine/Dentistry*

*History of Medicine/Dentistry* Dear Everybody, may I draw your attention to a new publication on the History of Dentistry in Hamburg and London in the first half of the 20th century, which also sheds some light on the history of the Jewish community in Hamburg from the 17th to the 20th centuries and on the social and scientific activities of Jewish academic emigrés in  London during World War II and the postwar years. Best regards Ursula Weisser */Just out of press: /* *Carmen C. Hohmann Ein jüdisches Professorenschicksal zwischen Hamburg und London (Life and Achievement of a German-Jewish Dental Surgeon in Hamburg and London) *Hamburger Studien zur Geschichte der Medizin, Bd. 6. Münster: Lit Verlag 2009. 368 S., 39,90 EUR, gb, ISBN 3-643-10077-1