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Deadline approaching: After Longitude - Modern navigation in context, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, 22-23 March 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS After Longitude - Modern navigation in context National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London Thursday-Friday 22-23 March 2012 Following a successful meeting in 2010, the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Institute of Navigation are planning a second symposium to bring together current research in the history of navigation. The symposium will explore the wider impact of the 'discovery' of longitude and the ways in which navigation has evolved since then. In particular it will aim to investigate the connections between navigational advances and the development of exploration, surveying, commerce and empire from the 19th century to today. Possible themes might include, but would not be restricted to: - the development of navigational instruments, maps and charts and related techniques - the impact of changing technologies on practices and practitioners - the links between marine, land, air and space navigation - research that places these developments in

CfP 4th International Conference on The History of Medicine in Southeast Asia 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS 4th International Conference on The History of Medicine in Southeast Asia (HOMSEA 2012) To be held in Solo (Surakarta) 2-5 July 2012 to coincide with IAHA 2012 (International Association of Historians of Asia)C Organised by: PERSEKIN (Perhimpunan Sejarah Kedokteran Indonesia / Indonesian Association of the History of Medicine) With support from: University of Indonesia (Indonesia) KITLV Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (The Netherlands) The Canada Research Chair in Health Care Pluralism, Université de Montréal (Canada) University of Sydney (Australia) Program Committee: Professor Warwick Anderson, University of Sydney, Australia Professor Peter Boomgaard, KITLV, Leiden, The Netherlands/ University of Amsterdam Professor Harold Cook, Brown University, Rhode Island, United States Professor Rethy Chhem, Institute of History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine, Ulm University Dr. Kartono Mohamad, Pr

CFP: Ninth Biennial Automotive History Conference

Ninth Biennial Automotive History Conference The Society of Automotive Historians is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at its Ninth Biennial Automotive History Conference to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, from April 12 through 14, 2012. The conference theme is "A World of Cars: Manufacturers, Drivers and the Impact of Globalization" and will focus on the international growth of the industry initially by North American, later by European and more recently by Asian manufacturers leading to the dominance of integrated multinational corporations. Papers may address the impact of the automobile on worldwide economic and social development, the roles of producer and non-producer nations, and the influence of international requirements on business policies and vehicle design. Papers may explore the transformation of popular consciousness of the automobile from an iconic to a utilitarian artifact as a consequence of its worldwide ubiquity. Proposals for pa

CFP: American Meteorological Society 10th History Symposium

American Meteorological Society 10th History Symposium The submission deadline is 15 Aug 2011 The 10th History Symposium, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, and organized by the AMS History Committee, will be held 22–26 January 2012, as part of the 92nd AMS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers for this conference are solicited on the history of atmospheric sciences, broadly conceived, in any time period or cultural context. Papers addressing historical aspects of observational and modeling efforts, climate change and its impacts, scientific partnerships, and science policy as it pertains to atmospheric, oceanographic, and hydrological issues are especially welcome. Consonant with this year’s overall AMS theme, papers that address historical connections between meteorology and technology are also encouraged. The History Committee promotes discourse between atmospheric scientists, professional historians, and science librarians and archivists. For additi