Mostrando entradas de noviembre 20, 2011

How to make the peripheral "mainstream": Recent Devel opments in the Historiography of Science - Paris, 12-14 December

International Workshop  "Comment placer la périphérie au centre: développements récents dans l'historiographie des sciences". Paris, 12-14 December 2011. « Over the last few years, studies on the history of science in parts of the world that had long been regarded as having played no significant part in the historical development of science have flourished. At the same time those who have studied the history of science “elsewhere” have engaged in historiographical reflection to an increased degree. This reflection has been nourished by research pertaining specifically to the history of science, but also by critiques of eurocentrism in the social sciences and in the humanities (post-colonial studies, global history, criticism of “orientalism”...). Based on experience of organising a number of workshops on related themes, we now propose to open a discussion on the present developing state of our field. » Salle Paul Klee (454A) Bâtiment Condorcet Université Paris Didero

Call for author nominations: edited volume on STS in Latin America

Dear all, We are in the process of putting together a proposal for an edited volume on STS in Latin America. Below you will find a call for chapter authors. Translations of the call for papers appear below in Spanish and Portuguese. Be aware that the deadline for nominations is fast approaching (December 2). With best regards, Eden Medina, Christina Holmes, and Ivan da Costa Marques -------------------------- Call for Nominations: Edited Volume on STS in Latin America We are looking for nominations of authors to write chapters for an edited volume on Science and Technology Studies (STS) in Latin America. We are putting together a formal proposal for MIT Press and are looking for authors who have research interests that bridge STS and Latin American studies. Proposed chapters could include: •       Research papers, provided they go beyond the analysis of a specific case study and address wider issues in STS research, •       Overviews of the state of research in a thematic area of S

Call for articles: Shaping the Republic of Letters: Communication, Correspondence and Networks in Early Modern Europe

Call for Articles: JEMS I (2012) http://www.zetabooks.com/cfp-jems-2012-fall-issue-shaping-the-republic-of-letters.html The Journal of Early Modern Studies is seeking contributions for its first issue (Fall 2012). It will be a special issue, devoted to the theme: Shaping the Republic of Letters: Communication, Correspondence and Networks in Early Modern Europe    Editor: Vlad Alexandrescu      A well known metaphor of the early European modernity and an important instrument in the understanding of seventeenth-century thought, the "Republic of Letters" was, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, primarily a label for new projects of intellectual and scientific association. Various models for the Republic of Letters have been investigated and described as closed circles or open networks, shaped around a variety of elements: scientific societies, intellectual networks, formal or informal circles of intellectuals, proponents of the new and old philosophies. What all

CfP for Publication: Objects in Motion. Globalizing Technology (Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2013)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Objects in Motion: Globalizing Technology Artefacts: Studies in the History of Science and Technology, Vol. 8 (Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2013) Deadline for Proposal: December 12, 2011 We invite proposals from scholars in the history of science, technology, and medicine, science and technology studies, material culture, museum and cultural studies for innovative contributions that explore technological artefacts within the context of a history of globalization. The papers will be published in Volume 8 of the Artefacts Series by Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. Publication is projected for late 2013. Global movement of people, objects and ideas—the basis of the interconnectedness that makes up globalization—has only been possible because of myriad technologies. Technology has driven globalization and globalization has changed technology. To understand the intricate relationship of both, we need to go back to the artefacts and examine machines

Reminder - History of 'Economics as Culture' 4th workshop at the University of Cergy (France)

Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2011. -- This is to remind you that we are organizing on behalf of the H2S (History of Social Science) group, Economix (CNRS UMR 7235) and THEMA (CNRS UMR 8184), the fourth annual workshop on the “history of ‘economics as culture’ (Histoire culturelle des savoirs économiques)” to be held Friday, March 9th, 2012 at the University of Cergy-Pontoise (near Paris, France). Since its first installment in 2009, this workshop is bringing together scholars from different disciplines such as economics, history, art and literary theory, science and technology studies – this list is not exclusive – to discuss, from an historical vantage point, the place of economics in our culture. Below are some suggestions of topics that exemplify what will be at issue: - Discussions of the interactions between art, literature and economics; for example how artists, writers have articulated more or less elaborate representations of what was the economy and/or political

Cushing Prize in History and Philosophy of Physics

The family, students, friends, and colleagues of Jim Cushing are pleased once again to solicit nominations for the *James T. Cushing Prize in the History and Philosophy of Physics*. In recognition of Jim’s well-known role as a nurturer of new talent in the profession, this annual prize is intended to recognize and reward the work of younger scholars. The next winner will receive $1,000 and an invitation to deliver a paper in the University of Notre Dame’s History and Philosophy of Science Colloquium series during the 2012-2013 academic year. Work is eligible by nomination only. Eligible are all papers in the history and philosophy of physics published by a younger scholar within the three years prior to the current call for nominations (i.e., published no earlier than October 2008). Without defining “younger scholar,” our intention is to favor work produced by scholars who are no more than five years or so beyond completion of the Ph.D. or, in a comparable way, new to