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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Gothic Studies: the Gothic and Medical Humanities

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Gothic Studies: the Gothic and Medical Humanities http://www.bsls.ac.uk/2013/05/gothic-and-medical-humanities-call-for-papers/ Proposals are invited for a special issue of Gothic Studies exploring intersections between the Gothic and medical humanities. Gothic studies has long grappled with suffering bodies, and the fragility of human flesh in the grip of medical and legal discourse continues to be manifest in chilling literature and film. The direction of influence goes both ways: Gothic literary elements have arguably influenced medical writing, such as the nineteenth-century clinical case study. In this second decade of the twenty-first century, it seems apt to freshly examine intersections between the two fields. The closing years of the twentieth century saw the emergence of medical humanities, an interdisciplinary blend of humanities and social science approaches under the dual goals of using arts to enhance medical e

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Social Science & Medicine: The Rise of Developmental Science: Debates on Health and Humanity

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Social Science & Medicine: The Rise of Developmental Science: Debates on Health and Humanity http://www.journals.elsevier.com/social-science-and-medicine/news/developmental-science-debates-health-humanity/ Guest Editors Dominique P Béhague, Vanderbilt University & King’s College London Samuel Lézé, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon Social Science & Medicine is soliciting papers for a Special Interdisciplinary Issue on the unique challenges arising in the creation of child/adolescent developmental expertise throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Since the Enlightenment, the child’s developmental journey to adulthood has served as a prism for philosophical and scientific formulations of what it means to be healthy, normal, and human. Relative to other subfields in psychiatry and psychology, however, the focus on child/adolescent development and mental illness is both new and increasingly contested. As clinicia

Call for Papers: Learned Societies and Academies Travel and Travellers Exploration and Explorers 1600-1900

15-16 November 2013 Clermont-Ferrand Sandhya Patel Département d’anglais, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand EHIC (Espaces Humains et interactions culturelles) This conference will   focus on discourses on travel and exploration within European journals from 1600 onwards. How did directors, editors, individual authors and artists represent travel and travellers within these journals? Can we identify the construction of a specific discourse according to place of publication or period? Are there identifiable links between fluctuating political contexts and representations? How and when does the traveller/explorer acquire “professional” status? The conference will be held in Clermont-Ferrand on the 15th and 16th November, 2013 during the Rendez-vous du Carnet de Voyage festival. Limited funding is available.   One-page abstracts or panel proposals should be submitted to the conference convenor by email ( sandhya.patel@univ-bpclermont.fr ) by June 30t

JOB: Doktorandin / Doktorand im Bereich der Wissenschaftsgeschichte

Im Interdisziplinären Zentrum für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung (IZWT) der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal ist zum 01.10.2013, befristet bis 30.09.2015, die Stelle einer/s Doktorandin / Doktoranden im Bereich der Wissenschaftsgeschichte mit 50 % der tariflichen Arbeitszeit zu besetzen. Stellenwert: E 13 TV-L Fachliche und persönliche Einstellungsvoraussetzungen: - Abgeschlossenes Universitätsstudium der Geschichtswissenschaft oder verwandter historischer    Disziplinen oder der Mathematik - Vertrautheit mit wissenschaftshistorischen Forschungsansätzen - Geeignetes Promotionsvorhaben - Kenntnisse moderner Fremdsprachen bzw. des Lateinischen Aufgaben und Anforderungen: Die Bewerber/innen werden gebeten, ein Promotionsprojekt zu skizzieren, das sie während der Tätigkeit am IZWT durchführen möchten (ca. 2 Seiten). Das Promotionsprojekt soll im Rahmen der Forschungsprojekte der Professur für Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte lie

ICHSTM 2013 Blog

Dear All, The social media group for the 24 th International Congress for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine would like to bring list reader’s attention toward the Congresses Blog at http://www.ichstm2013.com/blog/ We are currently posting two blog articles a week, introducing papers due to be given at the Congress in Manchester from July 22nd-28th 2013. In addition, during the build-up to the Congress, we are posting videos, links and other materials relating to the history of science, technology and medicine and HSTM in Manchester. During and after the Congress, the site will host audio recordings and other features of selected sessions, and will act as an archive for all the digital activities associated with the Congress, the largest ever gathering of historians of science, technology and medicine. Whether you are attending the Congress or not, the ICHSTM Blog aims to bring, to the widest global audience possible, some of the great research, debate an