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CFP-BSHS Annual Conference Exeter

Call for Papers British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference, 2011 Thursday 14 - Sunday 17 July 2011, University of Exeter The BSHS Annual Conference will take place at the University of Exeter from 14 – 17 July 2011.   The conference will start with a buffet lunch on 14 July, followed by a plenary lecture.   The main venue is the Queen’s Building, located on the main campus of the University of Exeter, a former private botanical garden and arboretum. The conference dinner will be held in Holland Hall, overlooking the Exe valley. The programme will include parallel themed sessions, plenary lectures, education and outreach activities, and an opportunity to explore the resources available in Exeter for historians of STM.   An inclusive conference package will be available. Exeter is served by fast and comfortable rail and coach connections to major UK destinations. It has an airport with regular direct connections to Amsterdam and Paris as well as UK do

Hazardous Chemicals: Agents of Risk and Change (1800-2000)

Hazardous Chemicals: Agents of Risk and Change (1800-2000) Conveners: Deutsches Museum Research Institute; Department of History, Maastricht University; and Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society Location: Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany Date: 27-29 April 2012 The Research Institute of the Deutsches Museum, the Department of History at Maastricht University and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society are planning a joint workshop to be held at the Deutsches Museum, Munich, in April 2012 dealing with the history of hazardous chemicals. Chemistry is undoubtedly a science with a great social and economic impact. During the past two centuries millions of new substances have been described, and thousands of them have become novel industrial products. In several cases the scale of production, together with by-products and wastes, has led to previously unknown effects on human health and on the environment. Growing awaren


CALL FOR PAPERS OHIO ACADEMY OF HISTORY ANNUAL MEETING DENISON UNIVERSITY GRANVILLE, OHIO 8-9 APRIL, 2011 The Ohio Academy of History seeks papers from scholars in all fields of history, including World, Native American, Latin American, African, Asian, European, American, Middle Eastern, Rural, Gender, Religious, Cultural, Political, Economic, etc.   Papers may deal with subjects in any area or time period.   Those focusing on historiography, methodology, pedagogy, and public history are also welcome.   Proposals may consist of individual papers or sessions organized around a common theme.   The Academy welcomes discussion panels.   Sessions generally include three papers (20 minutes each), a chair, and a commentator.   The best papers will be refereed for publication in the Academy’s Proceedings. Proposals should include:    -- a title    -- a 150-word abstract of each paper    -- a short biography, resume, or curriculum vita of each participant (less than th

'The History of the History of Mathematics': research symposium

'The History of the History of Mathematics': research symposium (final announcement) All Souls College, Oxford Thursday 16 and Friday 17 December 2010 Mathematical histories have been written since at least the seventeenth century, yet on the whole there has been relatively little reflection on the trajectory which history of mathematics itself has taken over time. Nor has sustained attention often been given to the historiography of a subject which by its nature involves methodological choices and dilemmas different from those of other kinds of history. This symposium will bring together an international group of leading scholars to consider the history of mathematics as a cultural phenomenon in its own right, and to discuss both where it has come from and where it might go next, with papers both on particular historians and on particular historiographies. Speakers and topics: Sabine Rommevaux, 'Studies on Euclid’s Elements and their reception