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New BSHS competition

Great Exhibitions! The British Society for the History of Science is pleased to announce a new competition for public exhibitions that deal with the history of science and/or medicine. Entries are welcome from institutions in any country and exhibits may be permanent or temporary. Eligible exhibits must use artefacts or places of some kind and this may include buildings or locations, pictures, instruments, objects and books. Web-exhibits are eligible for the prize. The closing date is the 15th September 2010 and exhibits should still be available for viewing until the end of November 2010. The prize is £300. The winning exhibit will be the subject of a special feature in the BSHS’s Viewpoint magazine. Entrants need to fill in a entrance for and this and further details are available from http://www.bshs.org.uk/outreach-and-education/competition-announcements/great-exhibitions Enquries to outreach@bshs.org.uk Dr Sabine Clarke, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, Wellcome Unit for th

Summer school in Research on Religion, Culture and Society in Europe (1750-) - 2010

Summer school in Research on Religion, Culture and Society in Europe (1750-) http://kadoc.kuleuven.be/summer_school Religion and Modernity Leuven, 23-31 August 2010 The societal and cultural significance of religion during the age modernity has traditionally been portrayed in dichotomic and often ambiguous ways. Proponents of the secularisation thesis argue that the rapid economic, social, cultural and political transformations that embodied modernity, linearly weakened the hold of religion on society. This has led many scholars to underestimate or even ignore the significance of religion as an explanatory factor in 19th and 20th century history. The 2010 Summer School on Religion, Culture and Society in Europe (1750-) offers its students a closer and refreshing look at the complicated historical relationship between religion and modernity. Participants will get a solid introduction to the very different domains in which religion has influenced, (re)shaped and even

CFP: Workshop “Work – Bodies – Efficiency: new perspectives in historical workplace studies”

CFP: Workshop “Work – Bodies – Efficiency: new perspectives in historical workplace studies” 24 – 25 February 2011, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany Deadline: 18 October 2010 The process of industrialization caused a deep transformation of workplace configurations, which is characterized by increasing mechanization and the rationalization of workflow. At the same time the sociality of work fundamentally changed as workers` interactions with their industrial environment were being redefined: formal and informal work practices were constantly adjusted to new technical and organizational innovations of the workplace. This workshop will focus on industrial workplace environment, analyzing its spatial, ecological and technical order. The workshop will explore in what way changes in workplace environment influenced the social control of workers and their bodies. Participants will discuss the formation of a biopolitical dispositive in the industrial workplace, which manifested itself

SBHC 2010 - Simpósio Temático 'Ciências, Natureza e Território'.

Estão abertas as inscrições para apresentação de trabalhos no Simpósio Temático 'Ciências, Natureza e Território' do 12° Seminário Nacional de História da Ciência, organizado pela Sociedade Brasileira de História da Ciência (SBHC). O evento, que ocorrerá paralelamente ao 7º Congresso Latino Americano de História da Ciência e da Tecnologia, se realizará em Salvador, na Universidade Federal da Bahia, entre os dias 11 e 14 de novembro de 2010. Os interessados têm até o dia 30 de junho para o envio das propostas. Coordenado por Dominichi Miranda de Sá (Casa de Oswaldo Cruz/Fiocruz) e Moema de Rezende Vergara (MAST/MCT), o Simpósio pretende promover discussões e agregar trabalhos de pesquisadores e estudantes acerca dos conceitos de natureza e território. Esses temas vêm sendo tomados como objeto de estudo por várias áreas, tais como geografia, literatura, história das ciências e história ambiental, mas elas têm pouca oportunidade de diálogo. Nosso Simpósio se justifica, assim,

First CFP: THE ANATOMY OF MARGINALITY (A Special Issue of"The European Legacy"

First Call for Papers: THE ANATOMY OF MARGINALITY A Special Issue of “The European Legacy” Guest Editors: COSTICA BRADATAN (The Honors College, Texas Tech University) & AURELIAN CRAIUTU (Department of Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington) “The European Legacy” invites contributions to a special issue devoted to the study of marginality, broadly defined. The issue will feature at the outset a conversation on marginality with WENDY DONIGER (Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of History of Religions, University of Chicago), RAMIN JAHANBEGLO (Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto), GORDON MARINO (Professor of Philosophy, St Olaf College) and GIUSEPPE MAZZOTTA (Sterling Professor of the Humanities for Italian, Yale University). “The European Legacy,” published by Routledge, is the official journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10848770.asp This special issue is


RECONSIDERING DETACHMENT: THE ETHICS AND ANALYTICS OF DISCONNECTION An interdisciplinary conference Cambridge - 30th June-3rd of July With the support of The ESRC and the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Over the past three decades, connection, relationship and engagement have become unavoidable keywords for thinking about ethics and knowledge production in the humanities and social sciences. Going against this grain, a number of scholars have recently urged a reconsideration of the productive potential of disconnection, distance and detachment, as ethical, methodological and philosophical commitments. Scholars in fields as diverse as the history of science, literary studies and philosophy have argued for the need to suspend or reconfigure the critique of objectivity, in order to bring into view various actors’ pursuit of detachment as a form of virtue. In parallel, the recent emergence of an anthropology of ethics and self-formation has

Wagner fellow in philosophy of risk

wagner fellow in philosophy of risk Call for Applications The Center for Philosophy of Science seeks applications from scholars in philosophy of science for a fellowship in philosophy of risk for the academic year 2011-2012. The Wagner Fellow will reside in Pittsburgh for the term of the fellowship and work in the Center for Philosophy of Science. The Fellow will: • undertake an original research project in the philosophy of risk from a philosophy of science perspective; • participate as a fellow in the intellectual life of the Center for Philosophy of Science; • organize an open call conference on the philosophy of risk to be held in the Center for Philosophy of Science at the conclusion of fellowship period. Applicants should: • have a doctorate in philosophy, in history and philosophy of science, or in a closely related field; • be a more senior scholar at least five years past the awarding of their doctorate; • have an established record of scholarship pertin

4th ICESHS ~ Registration

4th ICESHS ~ Registration Dear Sir or Madam, As the deadline for early registration, 31st May, is approaching, and take this opportunity to remind you that all participants should register for the Conference. You can find the registration form and all the information on the Registration section on our website, at http://4eshs.iec.cat/registre.asp In case you have already registered, we apologize for this message and ask you to ignore it. Best regards, Miquel Terreu, Technical Coordinator. 4th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science.     Barcelona, 18-20 November 2010.

Durham: Early Bird Booking Rate Reminder: SSHM 2010 Conference, Durham, 8-11 July 2010

***You are encouraged to register for the SSHM Annual Conference 2010 by Monday 31st May 2010 to secure the Early Bird Booking Rate and avoid the late registration fee*** The conference takes place at Durham and Newcastle (UK), 8-11 July 2010 and is organised by the Northern Centre for the History of Medicine (NCHM) and sponsored by the Wellcome Trust, London and the Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM). The conference programme features around 150 papers and 4 keynote speeches by medical historians from around the world. For further information and the provisional conference programme, please visit our webpage at: http://www.nchm.ac.uk/SSHM.html. The conference package includes: - Accommodation in Durham University on a bed and breakfast basis for 4 nights from Wednesday 7th July 2010.  Rooms are available with either en-suite or shared facilities.  Please note that there are a limited number of en-suite rooms available.  These will be allocated on a 'first co

Reminder: BSHS Aberdeen 2010 Conference Registration

Speakers and other intending attendees are encouraged to register for the BSHS 2010 Annual Conference by 27 May to avoid the late registration fee. A downloadable registration form and link to the on-line registration system are available at http://www.bshs.org.uk/conferences/annual-conference/2010-aberdeen Here you will also find the latest version of the conference programme and information for speakers and chairs. Anyone intending to apply for a Butler-Eyles Travel Grant should make sure they do so by 27 May.  Details at http://www.bshs.org.uk/grants/butler-eyles-travel-grants Queries regarding registration to office@bshs.org.uk Programme queries to  bshs2010programme@bshs.org.uk BSHS Programmes Committee