Mostrando entradas de julio 22, 2012

International Curatorial Fellowship - Deutsches Museum, Munich

The Deutsches Museum, Munich (Germany), is announcing an International Curatorial Fellowship for its special exhibition "Anthropocene -- Nature and Technology in the Age of Humans", scheduled to open in fall 2014. The exhibition is a joint venture of the Deutsches Museum and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. http://www.carsoncenter.uni-muenchen.de/research/exhibitions/anthropocene/index.html The 18-month fellowship is funded by the Germany Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes) in the program "International Museum Fellowship". With the help of the international fellow, the Deutsches Museum aims at including intercultural, global aspects into the exhibition and incorporating international presentation and education approaches. As a member of the exhibition team, the fellow will be involved in all stages of the conceptualization, planning and realization of the exhibition. According to his/her expertise, s/he wil

Call for Abstracts - Workshop on "Emerging Technologies, Past and Present"

Call for Proposals/Abstracts: Workshop on “Emerging Technologies, Past and Future” We are soliciting abstracts for a workshop that will be held in Santa Barbara, California on 24-25 June 2013 (sponsorship provided by UCSB’s Center for Nanotechnology in Society). The workshop’s goal is to develop a historical framework in which to understand the often-problematic category of “emerging technologies.” We see emerging technologies as those which are described (now or in the past) as technologies or technological systems that will “change the game,” driving new markets, requiring new regulatory paradigms, and having broad and difficult to anticipate social “impacts.” They are often associated with risk, speculation, uncertainty, and the possibility of financial reward. We particularly want the workshop to complicate the notion of emerging technologies by highlighting technologies which have already emerged, failed to emerge, or matured without ever being proclaimed as “eme

Call for Papers: History and Cultural Representations of Human Remains Conferences

Call for Papers: History and Cultural Representations of Human Remains Conferences Medical Museums and Anatomic Collections at the Natural History Museum, Toulouse, on 4 February, 2013 http://www.bsls.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/ExhibitingHumanRemainsCFP-1.pdf Anatomic Models at the Academy of Medicine, Paris, on 4 April, 2013 Exhibiting Human Remains at the Hunterian Museum, London, on 4 June, 2013 Although modern anatomy owes a lot to comparative anatomy, the fairly recent separation between natural history museums and medical museums in the mid-nineteenth century has tended to obscure this connection. This conference intends to focus on the constitution, rise and evolution of medical museums and the ways in which the constitution of anatomical collections has been represented in literature and the arts. It will look at matters ranging from the use of menageries for anatomical research to the proximity between human and animal remains in medical m

Call for Papers for Two Medical-Themed Sessions at the 48th International Medieval Congress

Call for Papers for Two Medical-Themed Sessions at the 48th International Medieval Congress Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2013)   http://www2.ku.edu/~lacoronica/cgi-bin/wordpress/2012/06/call-for-papers-for-the-48th-international-medieval-congress-western-michigan-university-kalamazoo-may-9-12-2013/ Deadline for submission of paper proposals is September 15. However, the Congress encourages organizers to fill their sessions as soon as possible, so please submit your abstracts promptly. If you wait until the deadline you may find that the session you are interested in is no longer open. The Iberomedieval Association of North America (IMANA) will sponsor six sessions at the Congress next May. Medicine-related sessions: Somatic Identities in Medieval Iberia: The Body as a Locus of Meaning - Andrew Beresford ( a.m.beresford@durham.ac.uk<mailto:a.m.beresford@durham.ac.uk >) Medicine in Medieval Iberia - Cristina Guardiola ( c