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Table of contents East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine (EASTM) 30

Table of contents East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine (EASTM) 30 Special Issue Society and Illness in Early Modern Japan (continued) Note from the Editor Warding off Calamity in Japan: A Comparison of the 1855 Catfish Prints and the 1862 Measles Prints By GREGORY SMITS The Body Economic: Japan’s Cholera Epidemic of 1858 in Popular Discourse By BETTINA GRAMLICH-OKA Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographic Change in Early Modern Japan By WILLIAM D. JOHNSTON Research Note Incommensurability between Western Geometrical and Chinese Numericoalgebraic Astronomy—Takebe Katahiro’s Interpre-tation of Planetary Limit Degrees by Nakayama Shigeru Reviews Kim Taylor, Chinese Medicine in Early Communist China, 1945-63: A Medicine of Revolution reviewed by Angelika C. Messner Volker Scheid, Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China: Plurality and Synthesis reviewed by Nathan Sivin Deepak Kumar, Science and the Raj: A Study of British India reviewed b

Table of contents East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine (EASTM) 29

Table of contents East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine (EASTM) 29 Special Issue Society and Illness in Early Modern Japan Note from the Editor Note from the Guest Editor By BETTINA GRAMLICH-OKA Introduction By WILLIAM WAYNE FARRIS Rhythms of Medicine and Community in Late Sixteenth Century Japan: Yamashina Tokitsune (1543-1611) and his Patients By ANDREW EDMUND GOBLE Nanayama Jundō at Work: A Village Doctor and Medical Know-ledge in Nineteenth Century Japan By SUSAN L. BURNS To be published in issue 30 Warding off Calamity in Japan: A Comparison of the 1855 Catfish Prints and the 1862 Measles Prints By GREGORY SMITS The Body Economic: Japan’s Cholera Epidemic of 1858 in Popular Discourse By BETTINA GRAMLICH-OKA Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographic Change in Early Modern Japan By WILLIAM D. JOHNSTON Reviews Cecilia Braghin (ed.), Chinese Glass: Archaeological Studies on the Uses and Social Context of Glass Artefacts from the War

CFP Reminder - WHEATS 2010 Workshop for Graduate Students - Due April 15

Call for Proposals WHEATS 2010: Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology & Science October 8-10, 2010 University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) Madison, Wisconsin The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to be hosting WHEATS in Fall 2010. Now in its seventh year, the Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology, and Science (WHEATS) brings together graduate students studying the history of the environment, agriculture, science, or technology. WHEATS is open to submissions from any discipline with interests in these fields. Papers – generally 25-30 pages – are circulated in advance to all participants, and at the workshop papers receive feedback from participants and senior scholars through a roundtable discussion. This format is well suited for works in progress, and the workshop will have sessions on professional

Making Europe: The Global Origins of the Old World

Making Europe: The Global Origins of the Old World A conference sponsored by the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies—School of History 27—29 May, 2010 University of Freiburg, Germany This conference will bring together historians from all parts of the world to analyze the global roots of Europe In recent years, a new specter is haunting Europe - the explosion of writings on the history of the continent. These works often advocate an internalist view of Europe, a view that explains Europe - its successes, its failures and its tragedies - largely out of itself, a perspective that contrasts Europe starkly to its “Others.” “Making Europe” will offer one of the first sustained critiques of that vision by investigating the economic, cultural, ideological, scientific, and political connections of Europe (and, especially, its regions) to the rest of the world. This conference will argue, in contrast to much of the existing literature, that much of what is allegedly dis

Journees d'Histoire de la Comptabilite et du Management.

Appel à communication XVIe JOURNEES D’HISTOIRE DE LA COMPTABILITE ET DU MANAGEMENT Nantes, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Ange-Guépin 23 - 25 mars 2011 PERCEPTIONS, REPRESENTATIONS ET MESURES DU PROFIT Le propos sera de questionner le profit en ce qu’il constitue l’un des déterminants du comportement de l’entrepreneur, individu ou collectif d’acteurs ; et ce, quelles qu’en soient l’origine, la nature, l’explication, la justification ou encore la destination et le mode d’appropriation. Gestionnaires, historiens, sociologues, économistes, juristes et autres spécialistes des sciences humaines et sociales, qui souhaiteraient s’associer à ces Journées, sont conviés à s’interroger sur ce que l’entrepreneur — négociant, banquier, industriel ou encore financier d’Ancien Régime — perçoit du profit, ex ante ou ex post. Comment se forment ces perceptions, quelles informations utilise et privilégie le décideur, sur quels instruments d’observation, de mesure et de prévision appu

Centres and Peripheries in Ottoman Architecture

CENTRES AND PERIPHERIES IN OTTOMAN ARCHITECTURE: REDISCOVERING A BALKAN HERITAGE Conference Sarajevo, 22-24 April, 2010. What was Ottoman architecture? Whose was it, why and where? While such seemingly elementary questions once seemed superseded, a critical rethinking of approaches and canons in art history over the past few decades has made it attainable to pose them again. These advances have also resulted in a novel interest in monuments and artistic phenomena long excluded from the standard narratives due to lack of monumentality, peripheral location, or stylistic provincialism, that is, if viewed against contemporary phenomena in the centre(s) of power and cultural production. With foci of inquiry and criteria for appraisal gradually shifting from stylistic cohesion, development, and scale to (also) include questions of patronage, site, and social function, these approaches make not only possible but indispensable an increased visibility of such monuments in th
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PROGRAM IN HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Temporary Position Available in History of Science in the Early Modern Period, 1450-1750 Beginning January 2011   The University of Minnesota Program in History of Science and Technology, Twin Cities campus, invites applications for a one-semester visiting professorial (assistant to full, depending on qualifications) position beginning January 2011. The duties include carrying out an active research program and teaching two courses, one a history of science survey course (ancient to early modern) and the other a graduate seminar on the history of early modern science; the candidate’s major research area should be the early modern period. All requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed by December 1, 2010. Applicants for this position must go to http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=86203  to provide basic personal information. You may then either complete the entire application process

READING ARTIFACTS Summer Institute 2010

READING ARTIFACTS Summer Institute in Material Culture Research Presented by: Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation Collection and Research Branch and Conservation Services Our 2009 Summer Institute broke new ground on how to approach history through intense study of artefacts by bringing together international experts and participants from diverse backgrounds. This years SI will use the same formula to expose you to a unique experience and change the way you appreciate objects and material culture. www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/whatson/2010-reading-artifacts.cfm The READING ARTIFACTS SUMMER INSTITUTE is for: • Graduate Students • Post-docs • Faculty interested in teaching history through artifacts • History professionals looking to expand their research methods Participants will: • investigate artifacts, trade literature and photographic collections as resources for research, teaching, and the public presentation of history • work with lead

Newsletter de História da Ciencia

Ya está circulando el número 18, año II, del Newsletter HISTORIA DA CIENCIA del Programa de Estudios de Posgrado de Historia de la Ciencia (PUC-SP). Los interesados en recibirlo deberán solicitarlo a la siguiente dirección: poshciencia@pucsp.br

The Fourth International Congress on "Islamic Civilisation in the Volga-Ural Region"

The Fourth International Congress on "Islamic Civilisation in the Volga-Ural Region" Ufa, Bashkortostan, 21-22 October 2010. Call for Papers The Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA) and the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Bashkortostan (Ufa) are jointly organising the fourth international congress on the theme "Islamic Civilisation in the Volga-Ural Region" to be held in Ufa, capital city of Bashkortostan, on 21-22 October 2010. The symposium will be held under the high patronage of His Exellency M. G. Rakhimov, President of the Republic of Bashkortostan. It will be the second international event to be co-organised by IRCICA and Bashkortostan State University, Faculty of History. The congress aims to keep alive and futher expand the forum of scholary exchange among specialists and researchers of the subject that was established through previous congresses held in Kazan  (Tatarstan, 2000, 2005) and Ufa (Bashkortos

Vacancy at the Museum of the History of Science

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE Broad Street Oxford OX1 3AZ Research Assistant for a Special Exhibition on Science and the Arts in Early Islam. The Museum of the History of Science seeks to appoint a Research Assistant in connection with an exhibition provisionally titled ‘Sciences and Arts in Early Islam’, to open in October 2010. The person appointed will have a broad interest in Islamic history, between the 9th and the 18th centuries, combined with a knowledge of the material culture of Islam in this period, but we are not looking for a specialist in the history of science in Islam. The hours available will amount to approximately half-time working for 7 months (April to October) but it is hoped that the hours worked each week can be agreed in relation to the varying requirements of the project (these are likely, for example, to be greater in the early months). Pay will be on a paid as claimed basis at Grade 06 on the University salary scale, £25,751-£33,600 pa p

Florence and Science - The Invention of the World: Six Lectures on History and Science

Florence and Science - The Invention of the World: Six Lectures on History and Science As part of the initiative "Firenze Scienza", the Comune di Firenze promotes its annual successful series called "Lezioni di Storia" (History Lessons) from March 21 to May 9, 2010. Conceived and organized by Editori Laterza, these six 'lectiones magistrales' will be held by leading scholars and cover facts and events ranging from science to philosophy, literature, engineering and geography. A limited number of seats will be reserved for Firenze Scienza Card holders, which is the ticket valid for the four different exhibitions hosted at the Museum of the History of Science, the Natural History Museum's Zoological Section, Palazzo Medici Riccardi and the Physics Cabinet of the Science and Technology Foundation. The lesson scheduled for April 11 will be held by Professor Galluzzi, the IMSS director, and will be entitled "Lo sguardo del genio:

Scholarship in Texts Contexts Cultures at UCC Ireland

TEXTS, CONTEXTS AND CULTURES Graduate Research Education Programme http://www.textscontextscultures.ie Overview UCC, TCD, NUIG, Ireland. Scholarship available for the Cork program. Texts, Contexts, Cultures is a new departure in graduate research and training in Ireland. It offers candidates a multi-disciplinary PhD programme delivered in co-operation between Arts and Humanities research institutes at three of Ireland’s leading institutions –Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork and NUI Galway. The programme investigates the most basic component of Arts and Humanities research – the text as material object. Texts, Contexts, Cultures has therefore been developed around three core areas of research: Imaging Ireland; History of the book; and European Cultural History. Texts, Contexts, Cultures offers a structured four year research path to the completion of a fourth level degree. It allows candidates to engage with the research knowledge and skills of scholars

Conference: Models and Simulations 4 - Program and Registration Deadline: 9 April 2010

The program for Models and Simulations 4 (University of Toronto, 7-9 May 2010) is now available, with abstracts and further information, on the conference website: http://www.hps.utoronto.ca/ms4/ . There is no registration fee for MS4, but anyone wishing to attend must register by sending an email message with their name, institutional affiliation, and contact information to ModelsSimulations4@gmail.com ***by 9 April 2010***. Information regarding the conference banquet and other details will be sent to registrants. The PhilSci electronic archive will host MS4 papers that authors may like to share. Please check in the MS4 section of the archive, which can be found at http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/ . All best, Anjan Chakravartty & Margaret Morrison ________________________________________________________________    Anjan Chakravartty, Director and Associate Professor, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto

Jobs at Medical Museion

Thomas Soderqvist wrote to announce a search to fill two medical history positions at the Medical Museion (University of Copenhagen), and I made the following posting about this announcement on the Dittrick blog: http://dittrick.blogspot.com/2010/04/museum-positions-open-at-medical.html -- James M. Edmonson, Ph.D. Chief Curator, Dittrick Medical History Center College of Arts and Sciences Case Western Reserve University work phone: 216-368-6391 cell phone: 216-965-6127 http://dittrick.blogspot.com/ http://www.cwru.edu/artsci/dittrick/site2/

Call for Papers: Copernicus and His International Reception --- Intersections Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture

Call for Papers Intersections. Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture INTERSECTIONS brings together new material on well considered themes within the wide area of Early Modern Studies. Contributions may come from any of the disciplines within the humanities. The themes are directed towards hitherto little explored areas or reflect a lively debate within the international community of scholars. Call for Papers COPERNICUS AND HIS INTERNATIONAL RECEPTION Copernicus's theories did not enter the scene of European thought (science and theology) without dispute. The volume will concentrate on the debates it triggered and it is specifically dedicated to two aspects of the international reception of Copernicus: 1) the reception and criticism of Copernican theories in astronomy, philosophy, religion, art history, and early modern literature; 2) the biographical, literary, artistic representation and ideological appropriation of 'Copernicus the man'.


THE PRODUCTION OF COLONIAL HISTORIOGRAPHY Frankfurt University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany October 4th and 5th, 2010. The understanding of colonial history has considerably changed over the last three decades. A new awareness of dynamics of global dominance, resistance, cultural encounters is strictly tied to renovation in historical studies. In emerging disciplines such as world history, global history, the new imperial history, Atlantic history, socio-history, interconnected and transnational approaches to history have challenged nineteenth and twentieth-centuries narratives of European colonial expansion. This ‘epistemological turn’ discloses the need for a scrutiny of the transformations of historical-oriented analyses of colonialism: on the one hand, the production of colonial historiography was part of the development of the European colonial empires themselves; on the other hand, the writing and re-writing of colonial history still remains pivotal to our asse

Conference on Islamic Civilization in the Mediterranean

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ISLAMIC CIVILISATION IN THE MEDITERRANEAN 1-4 December 2010 Nicosia, North Cyprus Call for papers OIC Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA, Istanbul) and the Institute for Islamic Research and Intercultural Dialogue, Near East University (Nicosia/Lefkoşa) will jointly organise an international conference on “Islamic Civilisation in the Mediterranean” to be held at Near East University, on 1-4 December 2010. IRCICA, an international research centre with fifty-seven Member States, is a subsidiary of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference. The Centre works in the fields of research, publishing, library and documentation, organises congresses, research awards, competitions of art ad architecture. Its areas of interest include the Islamic civilisation and Muslim cultures, the history of Muslim nations, history of arts and sciences in Islam. Its activities help to promote academic studies and cooperation in these are

The Global Dimensions of European Knowledge, 1450-1700

CALL FOR PAPERS "The Global Dimensions of European Knowledge, 1450-1700" (Birkbeck, University of London) 24-5 June, 2011. An international conference organized with support from The Leverhulme Trust, the Society for Renaissance Studies and Birkbeck, University of London Confirmed speakers: Keynote speakers: Professor Felipe Fernández-Armesto (Notre Dame), Professor Pamela Smith (Columbia), Dr Joan-Pau Rubiés (London School of Economics) Plenary speakers: Professor Ricardo Padrón (Virginia), Professor Nicolás Wey-Gómez (Brown), Dr Michiel van Groesen (Amsterdam) Afterword: Professor Peter Burke (Cambridge) The period 1450-1700 saw the expansion of European seaborne reconnaissance of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceania, which would lead to long-distance European empires in these regions. It also witnessed changes in European knowledge-making practices that heralded what is often termed the Scientific Revolution. This conference will investigat

5th Global South Workshop

CALL FOR APPLICATION - 5th Global South Workshop 4-8 October 2010 About the Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is a world renowned graduate school of teaching and research in these fields. It was created in 2008 by the merger of the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Europe’s oldest institute of international studies (founded 1927), and the Graduate Institute of Development Studies, one of Europe’s first institutes devoted to the study of development (founded 1961). The Institute plays host to a diversified and vibrant body of students and faculty. The 5th Global South Workshop (4-8 October 2010, Geneva) Following the success of four previous workshops, we are pleased to announce the 5th Global South Workshop from 4-8 October 2010 in Geneva. This workshop is open to outstanding doctoral students from the global south pursuing advanced graduate research in areas bridging the fields of intern

Irish Latin American Studies

The Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS) is currently seeking a voluntary Review Editor for its very successful and widely-read quarterly electronic journal Irish Migration Studies in Latin America (IMSLA). The journal contributes greatly to the aims of the Society in promoting and disseminating research on Ireland and Latin America, with a high readership and very positive feedback. We regularly receive books, articles and films to review in IMSLA. Reviews are short essays with a maximum of 3,000 words. The main focus should be a critical analysis of the book, film or other reviewed work. As this section of the journal is becoming increasingly successful, we would like to appoint an IMSLA Review Editor to: 1. identify works to review, 2. manage receipt of the works, 3. identify potential reviewers, 4. forward the works on to the reviewers, 5. receive the reviews, and 6. request an Author's Reply from the creators of the works to accompany the review.

Novedad editorial: Cuerpo, biopolítica y control social.

La editorial Siglo XXI publicó el libro coordinado por Marisa Miranda y Álvaro Girón Sierra con el títutlo de "Cuerpo, biopolítica y control social. América Latina y Europa en los siglos XIX y XX.