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CfP: POLITICS AND DRUGS. International workshop. Rome, 29-30 November 2012

POLITICS AND DRUGS. Pharmaceutical research and drug management in Post-WWII and Cold War Europe. Rome, 29-30 November 2012 Venue: Section of History of Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Workshop supported by ESF DRUGS Network Research Networking Programme (drughistory.eu) The aim of the workshop is to explore the relation between the political environment and the creation of drug standards for production, management and clinical use. Public policies with regard to drugs were subject to strong political pressure in the Post-war scenario, increasingly so with the onset of the Cold War. In this context, Drugs (and the whole high-tech industry surrounding them) were also used as instruments of political influence and prestige. Philanthropic foundations, governmental activities, international organizations, as well as individual initiatives, shaped the role of the new "wonder drugs" available after WWII (antibiotics, psychoactive compounds, antimalarial drugs). Ph

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Research travel fellowship, Yale Medical Library

The Historical Library of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University is pleased to announce its fifth annual Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Award for use of the Historical Library. The Medical Historical Library, located in New Haven, Connecticut, holds one of the country’s largest collections of rare medical books, journals, prints, photographs, and pamphlets. Special strengths are the works of Hippocrates, Galen, Vesalius, Boyle, Harvey, Culpeper, Haller, Priestley, and S. Weir Mitchell, and works on anesthesia, and smallpox inoculation and vaccination. The Library owns over fifty medieval and renaissance manuscripts, Arabic and Persian manuscripts, and over 300 medical incunabula.   The notable Clements C. Fry Collection of Prints and Drawings has over 2,500 fine prints, drawings, and posters from the 15th century to the present on medical subjects.   The library also holds a great collection of tobacco advertisements and a large group of materials f

Call for Papers on the Topic of Pregnancy and Birth for Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities

Call for Papers on the Topic of Pregnancy and Birth for Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities http://www.hektoeninternational.org/aboutus.html Possible topics can include, but are not limited to, birth rituals in various cultural traditions; historical and literary depictions of medical care and midwifery, the role of the father, and labor companions (e.g. relatives, birthworkers, or doulas); related literature, art, and music (e.g. prenatal chant, Renaissance birth trays, related Dutch genre paintings on lovesickness and morality); ethical issues related to pregnancy; the experience of disability (of mother or child); In vitro fertilization and other types of technological assistance with pregnancy; and surrogacy. Deadline to submit: April 30, 2012. Submission instructions Please send submissions to Managing Editor, Rachel Baker at journal@hektoeninternational.org . Please direct any inquiries to info@hektoeninternational.org .

3 Lectureship vacancies at UCL

3 Lectureships at UCL’s Department of Science and Technology Studies Dear List I write to announce the third and final current vacancy in STS at UCL, Lecturer in Science Policy and to remind you of our two existing vacancies. 1)       Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science (grade 7 or 8, depending on experience) The field of coverage is open. A preference will be for (1) those with subject expertise complementing existing staff in philosophy of science and integrated HPS, or (2) those with historical expertise in the sciences since 1700. Closing date: 23 rd   April 2012; interviews to be held 16 th May 2)       Lecturer in Social Studies of Science (grade 7 or 8, depending on experience) We are particularly interested in appointing a scholar with research and teaching expertise at the interface of science and technology governance with sociology or social studies of science. Closing date: 23 rd   April 2012; interviews to be held 23 rd May 3)       Lecturer in Scien