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The UCL Centre for the History of Medicine

Announcement of Centre opening I am pleased to announce that as of the 2011/2012 academic year, a new UCL Centre for the History of Medicine will commence operations. The Centre will be located within the Biological Sciences Division of the Faculty of Life Sciences. The research focus of the Centre will be the history of the neurosciences and related fields. This is an area in which UCL has in the past been a world leader and which remains central to its current mission. The Centre will be based for administrative purposes in the Medical Sciences Building situated on UCL’s Gower Street campus. Both the Intercalated BSc in the History of Medicine and the MA in the History of Medicine will continue to be taught. Dr Stephen Jacyna, Director, The UCL Centre for the History of Medicine

CICLE DE SEMINARIS: Primer quadrimestre curs 2011-2012. IHMC-Palau de Cerveró (Plaça Cisneros, 4. València)



Call for Papers : First announcement SYMPOSIUM FRENCH BRONZES: HISTORY, MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES OF BRONZE SCULPTURE IN FRANCE (16TH - 18TH C.) VENUE: Musée du Louvre and Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (C2RMF), Paris, France DATE: June 9-12, 2012 SCOPE A three-day international symposium will be held at the Musée du Louvre and at the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France. We are aiming to bring together a diverse group of specialists -- e.g., historians (of technology, art, trade, ideas), conservation scientists, curators, and conservator-restorers -- to engage in an inter-disciplinary exchange and to promote further research into the development and cross fertilization of ideas and technology related to the making of bronzes in France -- and by French artists abroad -- from the Renaissance to the 19th century. TOPICS The conference will focus primarily on the following three inter-related subject areas: 1. The origins an

Caltech: Biot and Wouk Grants-in-Aid Deadline

The Caltech Archives would like to bring your attention to the grant-in-aid opportunities offered through the Maurice A. Biot Fund and the Victor Wouk Fund.   Both funds offer awards up to $2,000 biannually to assist scholars in using the collections in the Caltech Archives. More details on the awards and application process can be found below. The next application deadline will be November 1, 2011. Kindly post notice of the grants-in-aid in your department and distribute it to any interested candidates.   Further information about the Caltech Archives may be viewed at our website:   http://archives.caltech.edu/ With best regards, Shelley Erwin   Head, Archives and Special Collections THE CALTECH ARCHIVES 015A-74 Pasadena, California 91125 626.395.2702 Fax: 626.395.4073

Workshop on Empirical Philosophy of Science: Qualitative Methods, March 21-23 2012

*Call for papers* for a Workshop on *Empirical Philosophy of Science - Qualitative Methods* March 21-23, 2012 in Sandbjerg (Denmark) Keynote Speakers:             Nancy Nersessian , Georgia Institute of Technology              Lisa Osbeck , University of West Georgia                         Erika Mansnerus , London School of Economics                   Hauke Riesch , Imperial College London Organizers:                  Hanne Andersen, Aarhus University              Susann Wagenknecht, Aarhus University The workshop seeks to explore the benefits and challenges of an empirical philosophy of science: What do philosophers gain from empirical work? How can empirical research help to develop philosophical concepts? How do we integrate philosophical frameworks and empirical research? What constraints do we accept when choosing an empirical approach? What constraints does a pronounced theoretical focus impose on empirical work?  Qualitative methods such as interviewing, fiel

Postdoctoral Fellowships, Science in Human Culture Program Northwestern University

Postdoctoral Fellowships, Science in Human Culture Program Northwestern University The Science in Human Culture Program (SHC) at Northwestern University invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the contextual study of science, technology, or medicine, to run September 2012 - August 2014. Two Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars who study science, technology, or medicine from a variety of historical, philosophical, sociological, anthropological, or literary perspectives. Each Fellow will be affiliated with both the SHC program and an appropriate disciplinary department (History, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, etc.). Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship and teach two one-quarter undergraduate courses each year: a seminar and a lecture course. They will also help organize and run the SHC visiting lecturer series. Applicants must complete all the requirements for the Ph.D. before September 1, 2012 or have receiv

SIMPOSIO: "Culturas médicas en la España moderna/Medical cultures of early modern Spain". IHMC-Palacio de Cerveró (Plaza Cisneros, 4. Valencia). 7-8 octubre

El Instituto López Piñero organiza un simposio sobre la circulación de las ideas y prácticas médicas en la España moderna     El objetivo del simposio es reunir a investigadores procedentes de diferentes campos, entre los que se encuentra la historia de la medicina, la historia cultural o la historia literaria, con el propósito de debatir y compartir conocimientos sobre la circulación de las ideas y prácticas médicas entre las colonias y la metrópolis; los discursos y la representación textual y teatral del cuerpo, la salud y la enfermedad; la construcción de lo local o indígena; así como la relación entre medicina, política y religión, desde acercamientos y temas que hasta ahora no han sido considerados. Intentaremos llegar a formular y a teorizar sobre posibles modelos que permitan una visión y comprensión más amplia de las culturas médicas en la España Moderna. The Institute Lopez Piñero organizes a workshop about the circulation of medical ideas and practices in the Early M