Mostrando entradas de octubre 16, 2011

Presentaciones de libros en la Residencia de Estudiantes

Próximamente tendrán lugar las siguientes presentaciones de libros en la Residencia de Estudiantes (C/Pinar, 21-23. Madrid): -Libro de Isabel Pérez-Villanueva Tovar: La Residencia de Estudiantes. 1910-1936. Grupo Universitario y Residencia de Señoritas. Presentan: Elena Hernández Sandoica y Luis Mateo Díez. 26 de octubre a las 19,30 horas. -Libro de Álvaro Ribagorda: El Coro de Babel. Las actividades culturales de la Residencia de Estudiantes . Presentan: Emilio Casares y Juan Pablo Fusi. 3 de noviembre a las 19,30 horas. Francisco Herrera Universidad de Cádiz

Call for Articles: Maurice Daumas Prize 2012

Call for Articles: Maurice Daumas Prize 2012 The International Committee for the History of Technology, ICOHTEC, welcomes submissions for its new article prize, the Maurice Daumas Prize, which aims to encourage innovative and superbly written research in the history of technology. ICOHTEC is interested in the history of technology focusing on technological development as well as its relationship to science, society, economy, culture and the environment. The history of technology covers all periods of human history. There is no limitation as to theoretical or methodological approaches. The Maurice Daumas Prize will be awarded to the best article submitted on the history of technology and published in a journal or edited volume in 2010 or 2011. Submissions are welcomed from junior and senior scholars of any country, and their focus can be the technological past of any part of the world. Eligible for the prize are original articles published in any of the official ICOHTEC languages

CFP:Design/History/Revolution-New School/Parsons-April 27-28, 2011

CFP: Design/History/Revolution* Deadline: December 7, 2011 Conference: April 27 & 28, 2012, The New School, NYC Whether by providing agitprop for revolutionary movements, an aesthetics of empire, or a language for numerous avant-gardes, design has changed the world. But how? Why? And under what conditions?We propose a consideration of design as an historical agent, a contested category, and a mode of historical analysis.** This interdisciplinary conference aims to explore these questions and open up new possibilities for understanding the relationships among design, history and revolution. Casting a wide net, we define our terms broadly. We seek 20-minute papers that examine the roles of design in generating, shaping, remembering or challenging moments of social, political, economic, aesthetic, intellectual, technological, religious, and other upheaval. We consider a range of historical periods (ancient, pre-modern, early modern, modern, post- and post-post-modern) and geog

Call for Papers: Addiction and Performance: the New Normal?

Call for Papers: Addiction and Performance: the New Normal? Wednesday 4th – Thursday 5th April 2012 Kingston University Why do drugs, addicts, and addictions appear so frequently in performance? Why are substances, users and dependency employed as devices in different kinds of narratives, across eras, genres and art forms, borders and identities? How do such works use representation to trouble the problematic term 'addiction' and its negative associations with mental illness, criminality, and disorder? The relationships between artists, artistic movements, artistic products, media discourse and substance use raise questions which need further exploration. Building on Kingston University’s 2008 conference, Addiction and Obsession, this international and multi-disciplinary conference therefore seeks further understanding and articulation of the relationship between addiction and performance. Addiction is a major social phenomenon, ubiquitous in culture from novels to newsp

What Makes Modern Mathematics Different from Classical Mathematics? - Workshop - Paris, December 12-13, 2011

Workshop Announcement What Makes Modern Mathematics Different from Classical Mathematics? Paris 12th-13th December 2011 – IHPST In the context of the séminaires PhilMath and Science et Philosophie à l’age classique And with the auspices of APMP Contact : marco.panza@univ-paris1.fr Monday, December 12th (IHPST, 13 rue Du Four, 75006, Paris; Grande Salle) 9h15-10h30 Andrew Arana (Kansas State),    The transformation of the geometrical from the classical to the modern era 10h45-12h00 Sébastien Maronne & David Rabouin (REHSEIS, Paris 7)     The stabilization of the Cartesian style 12h15-13h30 Carlos Alvarez (UNAM)     Ancient, Classical and Modern in Projective Geometry 15h00-16h15 Jacques Dubucs (IHPST, Paris 1)     Intended Structures, before and after Pasch 16h30-17h45 Ken Manders (Pittsbourg)     Calculation vs concepts. From Gauss to Dedekind 18h00-19h15 Leny Oumraou (IHPST, Paris 1)     Foundational mathematics and the "common practice"