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Rosa María MEDINA DOMÉNECH. Ciencia y sabiduría del amor. Una historia cultural del franquismo (1940‐1960)

Rosa María MEDINA DOMÉNECH Ciencia y sabiduría del amor. Una historia cultural del franquismo (1940‐1960) (Tiempo Emulado. Historia de América y de España, 24) 2012, 252 p., ISBN 9788484896845, 24 € Aborda la historia del amor, en las dos décadas posteriores a la Guerra Civil, como idea cultural, como parte sustancial de la propia comprensión humana de la realidad y como forma de organizar las prácticas individuales y sociales que desempeñaron un papel crucial en la subordinación de las mujeres mediante la definición de su identidad y su subjetividad. Las diferentes formulaciones  del amor heterosexual en  la  sociedad  española  de  la  posguerra  permiten profundizar en un aspecto aún bastante desconocido de la cultura del franquismo. Con esta exploración cultural se ha tratado de acceder no sólo a las sutilezas de los aparatos de control del Estado franquista sino, sobre todo, a las resistencias, saberes y tácticas cotidianas producidas por las mujeres de la época. A  travé

ICHSTM 2013: early registration closes 14 April

Dear colleagues Registration at the early discounted rate for the 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine will close in ten days' time (Sunday 14 April). iCHSTM 2013, to be held in Manchester, UK from Sunday 21 to Sunday 28 July, will be one of the very largest and most wide-ranging meetings ever held in the field. The programme contains over 1600 presentations, with over 20 parallel tracks of sessions across a full week, plus special discussion events on current and future issues in the HSTM disciplines and their relationship with the wider world, social events, tours and excursions. The provisional programme has recently been updated, and is available at < http://ichstm2013.com/programme/ >. For full information about the Congress, see the main page at < http://www.ichstm2013.com/ >. To join our mailing list for future updates, see < http://www.ichstm2013.com/mailinglist/ >. To register, please go to &l

Symposium for Ruth Schwartz Cowan

Symposium Honoring the Career and Scholarship of Ruth Schwartz Cowan Hosted by the Department of the History and Sociology of Science University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia May 3-4, 2013 Information and Registration at http://hss.sas.upenn.edu/events/symposium-cowan -- Dr. Ann N. Greene Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies Adjunct Assistant Professor History and Sociology of Science Department University of Pennsylvania 303 Claudia Cohen Hall Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304 215 898 8400 Office Hours: http://hss.sas.upenn.edu/content/advising http://hss.sas.upenn.edu/people/angreene Author,_Horses at Work: Harnessing Power in Industrial America_ (Harvard, 2008).

The British Journal for the History of Science: States of Secrecy

The British Journal for the History of Science   If you promise not to tell anyone, then I will let you in on something that only select people know. Promise? All right then, here it is: the papers of the special issue of the British Journal for the History of Science (BJHS) on "States of Secrecy " are being made free to all. Don’t tell a soul. And read on… Secrets and secrecy have been gathering renewed attention from historians of science recently. Science, it was claimed, has an ambivalent relationship to secrets: on one hand there is a powerful and sometimes prevailing image of science as a process of revelation, of uncovering nature’s secrets. Science as an institution that generates reliable knowledge can only work, said Robert Merton in the mid-twentieth century, when knowledge claims are made and assessed openly. Yet, on the other hand, scientific secrets have always been kept, whether for reasons of commerce, craft or state. There is a fascinating tensio

CFP History of Medicine in Practice, Sweden, March 2014

Call for Papers History of Medicine in Practice March 26-28, 2014, Uppsala University, Sweden The aim of the conference “History of Medicine in Practice” is to stimulate a discussion about the place of history of medicine in a rapidly changing academic landscape, where discipline-based research and education are being challenged by demands for crossdisciplinary integration and extra-academic “impact.” Increasingly over the past decades, historians of medicine have been asked to articulate and demonstrate the practical value and relevance of their work to pressing contemporary concerns; this development is currently accelerating. For example, it has been suggested that the history of medicine should display its utility as an instrument for evaluating decisions concerning bioethics and health care policy, as a resource for supporting the public engagement in medicine, and as an educational tool for integrating the humanities with medicine. The