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Global Medical Humanities: Association for Medical Humanities Conference, Aberdeen, 8 - 10 July 2013

Call for Papers Submission Deadline 1 February 2013. For more details see http://www.abdn.ac.uk/dev-medhum/ or contact Catherine Jones c.a.jones@abdn.ac.uk Global Medical Humanities There has been continuous and vigorous debate about the theory and practice of medical humanities but only recently have questions been raised about the content and aims of the field in a global context. For example, in December 2011, Claire Hooker and Estelle Noonan published a paper entitled ‘Medical Humanities as Expressive of Western Culture’ in Medical Humanities . Based on their consultations with scholars in a range of Asian countries, they suggest that some curricula have been inappropriately influenced by Western medical history and the Western medical and artistic canon. This is not to deny that some Asian medical and non-medical faculties have long traditions of scholarship in social, cultural and historical dimensions of health and medicine. In view of the diverse e

Osiris Vol. 27, No. 1, 2012 is now available online

Table of Contents Alert    The University of Chicago Press on behalf of The History of Science    Society is happy to notify you that the new issue of Osiris is now    available. The online issues of this journal are hosted on JSTOR on    behalf of The University of Chicago Press on behalf of The History of    Science Society.    Osiris    Vol. 27, No. 1, 2012 Clio Meets Science: The Challenges of History    http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/667819    Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of The History    of Science Society    Introduction: Clio Meets Science    Robert E. Kohler and Kathryn M. Olesko    DOI: 10.1086/667820    Osiris    Vol. 27, No. 1: 1-16.    http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/667820    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    Reflections    Is It Time to Forget Science? Reflections on Singular Science and Its    History    Jan Golinski    DOI: 10.1086/667821    Osiris    Vol. 27,

Dissertation Reviews - November 2012 Posts (Sci/Med/Tech)

DISSERTATION REVIEWS Dissertation Reviews ( http://dissertationreviews.org/ ) features friendly, non-critical overviews of recently defended and unpublished dissertations, as well as articles on archives and libraries around the world. The following is a list of the posts from the Science Studies, Medical Anthropology and Bioethics series for November 2012. [Science Studies, Southeast Asia]   Wan Faizah Wan Yusoff, "Malay Responses to the Promotion of Western Medicine, with Particular Reference to Women and Child Healthcare in the Federated Malay States, 1920-1939" (SOAS, University of London, 2010), reviewed by Hans Pols (University of Sydney) http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/1750 [Science Studies]   Perrin Selcer, "Patterns of Science: Developing Knowledge for a World Community at UNESCO" (University of Pennsylvania, 2011), reviewed by Poul Duedahl (Aalborg University) http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/1952 [Bioethics]   Nathan

Call for Papers - Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of ScienceCall for Papers - Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science

Call for Papers - Sp on taneous Generati on s: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science http://jps.library.utor on to.ca/index.php/Sp on taneousGenerati on s/ Sp on taneous Generati on s is an open, on line, peer-reviewed academic journal published by graduate students at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Tor on to. It has produced six issues and is a well-respected journal in the history and philosophy of science and science studies.  We invite interested scholars to submit papers for our seventh issue. We welcome submissi on s from scholars in all disciplines, including but not limited to HPS, STS, History, Philosophy, Women's Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, and Religious Studies. Papers in any period are welcome. The journal c on sists of four secti on s:     1. A focused discussi on secti on c on sisting of short peer-reviewed and     invited articles devoted to a particular theme. The theme

Call for Papers: Symposium on Reading and Health in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/niassh/readingandhealth.htm Call for Papers : Symposium on Reading and Health in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800   Medieval and Early Modern Research Group, Newcastle University, United Kingdom 05-06 July 2013 This symposium will explore how early modern texts engage with the regulation of the body and mind through reading. It will investigate the connections between reading and health and consider how reading was understood as an embodied practice in the period with profound implications for both personal well being and conception of the healthy body politic. We invite proposals that address the relationship between health and reading in any genre in print or manuscript in any European language. The genres might include medical, scientific, literary, religious, or pedagogical and rhetorical writings. We encourage proposals that recover diverse reading communities and practices and readers/hearers. We also welcome papers that consider problems

Call for Papers Nineteenth Century Numbers: British Association for Victorian Studies Annual Conference 2013

http://bavs2013.wordpress.com/ Call for Papers Nineteenth Century Numbers: British Association for Victorian Studies Annual Conference 2013 The BAVS conference 2013 will be held at Royal Holloway, University of London which was founded by the Victorian entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas Holloway at Egham, Surrey in 1886. The College and the nearby for mer Holloway Sanatorium are products of surplus wealth accumulated in the course of Holloway’s activities as financier, in the large-scale manufacture of patent medicines, and in mass marketing – including advertising to Britain’s overseas colonies. While its theme reflects these institutional origins, the Conference aims to explore the relevance of numbers to nineteenth-century studies in a wide variety of ways. We welcome proposals for papers and panels which speak to the interdisciplinary conference theme broadly and innovatively. Call for Papers Mass culture, mass politics and re for m; crowds, population,

Call for Papers: *Media Art Histories 2013: RENEW*

Media Art Histories 2013: RE NEW The 5th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology Riga, October 8 – 11, 2013 The 5th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology, Re new , will be hosted by RIXC and held in Riga, Latvia, October 8 – 11, 2013, coinciding with the international festival for new media culture Art+Communication. It will host three days of keynotes, panels and poster sessions on the histories of networked digital , electronic and technological media arts. Besides general topics of the call, the theme of Re new , Media Art History 2013 addresses current tendencies in sustainability quests from various perspectives. As media art is based on increasingly out-dating technology and it is dependent on energy (electricity) the conference will discuss sustainable approaches towards the issues of producing, preserving and representing media  artworks – how to ’re new ’ them through both

Postgraduate Funding at University of Leicester

The Schoolof Historical Studies at the University of Leicester has a number of scholarships for postgraduate research students currently advertised for autumn 2013 entry. These can all be viewed at https://swww2.le.ac.uk/departments/historical/postgraduate/funding/scholarships . The School includes several members of staff with interests in the history of STM and applications in these areas are encouraged.  There are also a number of masters bursaries that are available for any of our programmes, including the MRes where history of STM projects can be undertaken. Please contact me, Sally Horrocks, smh4@le.ac.uk , if you are interested in applying for any of these. The closing date is 31st March 2013.

Fellowship: History of Women in Medicine, Deadline March 15th

Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Research Fellowship 2013-2014 Details The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine< http://www.fhwim.org/ > will provide one $5000 grant to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible research period between July 1st 2013 - June 30th 2014. Foundation Fellowships are offered for research related to the history of women to be conducted at the Center for the History of Medicine< https://www.countway.harvard.edu/menuNavigation/chom.html > at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Preference will be given to projects that deal specifically with women physicians or other health workers or medical scientists, but proposals dealing with the history of women's health issues may also be considered. Manuscript collections which may be of special interest include the recently-opened Mary Ellen Avery Papers< http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/deepL

Conference Report: "Is this the End?", Zurich, 4-6 October 2012.

Is this the End? The Eclipse of the Therapeutic Revolution 4 - 6 October 2012, University of Zurich, Switzerland Conveners: Christian Bonah, Flurin Condrau, Christoph Gradmann, Jakob Tanner, Carsten Timmermann, European Science Foundation Research Network Programme DRUGS Report by: Anna Kathryn Schoefert, Cambridge. Email: <aks63@cam.ac.uk>. and Pierre-Oliver Methot,  Geneva. Email: <pierre-olivier.methot@unige.ch>. Following conferences and workshops in Strasbourg, Berlin, Paris the European research network on pharmaceuticals in the twentieth century [1] invited historians and anthropologists to reflect on the "therapeutic revolution", its postulated end(s) and its possible future(s). Charles Rosenberg's well-known 1977 essay first located a therapeutic revolution in the late nineteenth century, linking it to changes in ideas, economies, and professions which fostered and helped sustain new forms of healing practices. [2] Most historical

conference (Paris): Evolution du rôle sociétal de l'entreprise 28-29/11/2012

Evolution du rôle sociétal de l’entreprise en Europe du XIXe au XXIe siècle dialogues interdisciplinaires     28-29 novembre 2012 Université Paris 7 Comité d’organisation: Petia Koleva et Thomas Lamarche (LADYSS), Liliane Pérez (ICT), Koen Vermeir (SPHERE) 28 novembre: 8h.45 – 17h.30 Salle 454A Luc Valentin, bâtiment Condorcet, 10 rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet, XIIIe 8h45-9h : Accueil des participants 9h10-9h30 : Introduction : Petia Koleva et Liliane Perez Session 1.

Post at the Marine Biological Association

Find below details of a job advert for a position with the Marine Biological Association that may be of interest. The closing date is 6 December. Project Leader (Archival Research and Outreach) The Marine Biological Association (MBA) is seeking a Project Leader for an Archival Research and Outreach project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), subject to final confirmation. This is a part-time (50% FTE), temporary (February 2013 to October 2013) position and will be based at the National Marine Biological Library (NMBL) in Plymouth. The salary will be between £18,500 and £19,411 per annum pro rata + pension, depending on skills and experience. The object of the project is to prepare several events across Plymouth to mark the 125th anniversary since the inauguration of the Laboratory of the MBA, including a small exhibition at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and preparing educational toolkits for teaching and outreach events. This will involve working wi

Newton at the Worth Library online exhibition

Exhibition entitled 'Newton at the Worth Library'. This is one of a number of exhibitions exploring the scientific and medical collections of the Edward Worth Library, Dublin, and is part of Dublin City of Science 2012's programme of events. The url is as follows: http://newton.edwardworthlibrary.ie/Home  Best wishes, Dr Elizabethanne Boran, Librarian, The Edward Worth Library (1733), Dr Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 1 635 2215. www.edwardworthlibrary.ie The Edward Worth Library is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edwardworthlibrary

Job in History of Computing/Digital Communication and Law

The Federated Department of History at Rutgers University-Newark and New Jersey Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position (rank open), based at NJIT , to begin September 2013. Applicants should be able to present evidence of scholarly accomplishment and effective teaching and should have a Ph.D. in hand by the starting date, with a primary research field that focuses on the digital transformation of the last fifty years, especially in relation to legal and cultural issues such as privacy, piracy, patents, censorship, and the manipulation of “big data.” The successful candidate will contribute substantially to the department’s M.A. concentration in the history of technology, environment, and medicine/health (including the history of communication), with additional opportunities to participate in the Ph.D. track in the history of science, technology, environment and health at Rutgers University at New Brunswick. The successful cand

Intra-urban dynamics and health: concepts, methods and applications

We are pleased to announce the international conference entitled “Intra-urban dynamics and health: concepts, methods and applications”. The aim of this conference is to promote links between researchers, civil society and decision-makers in the field of public health. This international conference is initiated as part of the new interdisciplinary initiative of the International Council for Science "Health and wellbeing in the changing urban environment : a system analysis approach" and by the laboratory of Health Geography from Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense University and the French National Network of local Decision makers for Public Health "Elus, Sante Publique & Territoires" This council is supported by 9 organization invested in Urban Health and 22 Universities all over the world. Thanks in advance to forward this information to your networks Read the full text of the first announcement, and prepare your abstract : https://www.etouches.com/eselect