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International Symposium on the Philosophy of Chemistry Leuven 2012

Dear colleagues The International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry (ISPC) --- Summer Symposium 2012 will be held from *Tuesday August 7* till*Friday August 10, 2012* in Leuven, Belgium, in the Universiteitshal (Lakenhalle) of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven). An optional excursion will be organized on Saturday August 11, 2012. This event is the continuation of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry (see http://ispc.sas.upenn.edu/ ) --- Summer Symposium 2011https://sites.google.com/site/intsocphilchem2011/ , organized in Bogota, Colombia at the Universidad de los Andes during August 9 -- 11, 2011. Previous conferences have been organized in Oxford (United Kingdom), Philadelphia (United States), and Coburg (Germany). The *full programme* of the ISPC Summer Symposium 2012 is now online, please refer to https://sites.google.com/site/ispc2012/programme . Sessions will deal with the following topics (a detailed description of the

New Issue of Signs: "Sex: A Thematic Issue"

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society is pleased to announce the publication of a thematic issue on "Sex" ( http://http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/662942 ) that may be of particular interest to H-Sci-Med-Tech members. The issue takes an expansive approach to the many valences of "sex," bringing together perspectives from sociologists, historians, anthropologists, and science studies scholars to consider the emergence of sex as a category, its surprising geographical and historical variability, and its imbrication with processes of regulation, racialization, and commodification. The issue begins with a symposium titled "Before Sex." Edited by Michael McKeon and featuring essays by historians Thomas W. Laqueur, Laura Gowing, Tim Hitchcock, and Randolph Trumbach, the symposium recasts the historiography of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Western Europe to show how the biologization of anatomical sexual difference is linked to the so

Registration now open: Reproducing China, CRASSH Cambridge, 13-14 July 2012

Reproducing China: Childbirth, One Child, and Beyond Friday 13 July 2012 to Saturday 14 July 2012 Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) University of Cambridge Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT Invitation to register for the conference, "Reproducing China: Childbirth, One Child, and Beyond" This conference brings together established scholars and junior researchers to present their cutting-edge work on the different facets of reproductive science and medicine in modern China. Taking up the continual critical interest in appropriations and disseminations of scientific theories and medical expertise, we investigate the movement and circulation of expertise, personnel, and material culture related to sexuality, reproduction, fertility, childbirth and population between China and different parts of the world. We want to understand how European and American scientific discourses interacted with Chinese discour

Beckett and Brain Science

Beckett and Brain Science One day Symposium Birkbeck, University of London Friday 22 June 2012 This AHRC-funded project brings together literary scholars, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, cognitive neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, and philosophers to explore the ways in which historical and contemporary models of the brain and mind can contribute to our understanding of Samuel Beckett’s work. The project also uses Beckett’s texts as case studies to investigate the ways in which aesthetic representations can offer insights into the experience of neurological and psychological disorder, while asking rigorous, philosophically robust, questions about the relationship between mind and body. By encouraging dialogue between scientific researchers, literary scholars, theatre practitioners, and trainee medics, the project hopes to extend our understanding of the relationship between medical science and literature, while also having a positive impact on patient care. Keynote

CfP: Knowledge transfer in the history of physics

Call for papers XV. Physikhistorische Tagung des Fachverbands Geschichte der Physik der DPG, February 25–March 1, 2013 in Jena (Germany) Knowledge transfer in the history of physics What happens when an experimental method or a theoretical tool is applied in a new context? What can be learnt from such processes of knowledge transfer—not only about the abstract dynamics of physics as scientific discipline, but more concretely about the actors and their intentions? What follows for the specific mechanisms of knowledge transmission and transformation, for the generation of knowledge, or for the emergence of local practices and new (sub-)disciplines? Transferring methods within physics is but one form of knowledge transfer. The history of physics has witnessed many other forms of transfer, be it temporal—such as the reception of atomism of antiquity in the early modern period—or spatial—such as the transfer of optics from the Arabic world to Europe in the middle ages or