The deadline for applications for 3 CDA studentships at the University of Leicester on ‘Selling Health’ is 30 th August. These are available for October 2013 or January 2014 start and are open to UK and EU applicants Details at http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/research/funding/selling-health Sally Horrocks
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A catalogue of the papers of Eric Dingwall has been completed at Senate House Library, http://archives.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/dispatcher.aspx?action=search&database=ChoiceArchive&search=priref=110016690 Eric Dingwall (1891-1986) was a polymath. He edited four volumes of “Abnormal Hypnotic Phenomena: a survey of nineteenth-century cases” (1967-8), which made a considerable contribution to the history of mesmerism and hypnosis. His papers provide important insights into the history of dynamic psychiatry in the nineteenth and twentieth century; the sociology of negotiations around the boundaries of orthodox and heterodox science and medicine; and a new perspective on the popular understanding of psychology, psychiatry, oncology and neuroscience in the twentieth century. We are very grateful indeed for the support of the Wellcome Trust for this project and in particular for their award of a grant under the Research Resources in Medical History Scheme.
The roles of climate models: epistemic, ethical and socio-political perspectives Place and time: IPO Building, Room 0.11, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, 31 st Oct - 1 st Nov 2013. ABSTRACT: Climate models influence our understanding of climate change, its causes and its future. They are a central technology of climate science. But they are also sources of information for far-reaching policy decisions, sites of multidisciplinary integration, products of distributed epistemic labor and much more. As a consequence, climate models are of significant interest to scholars in philosophy, history of science, and science and technology studies. This workshop will bring together well-regarded scholars in these fields along with established climate scientists to explore the epistemic, ethical and socio-political roles that climate models play, their interactions and implications. EXPECTED PARTICIPANTS: Judith Curry (Georgia Institute of Technology) G
Call for Papers on Urban Sanitation Before the Sanitary Revolution at the 12th International Conference on Urban History
The 12th International Conference on Urban History will be held in Lisbon in 2014. Tim Soens (Centre for Urban History, University of Atnwerp) and Dolly Jørgensen (Umeå University) organize the main session 'Urban Sanitation Before the Sanitary Revolution (middle ages - early 19th century). They welcohe 12th International Conference on Urban History will be held in Lisbon in 2014. Tim Soens (Centre for Urban History, University of Atnwerp) and Dolly Jørgensen (Umeå University) organize the main session 'Urban Sanitation Before the Sanitary Revolution (middle ages - early 19th century). They welcome paper proposals addressing issues of urban drink water supply and wastewater removal before 1850. Deadline for abstracts: 15 October 2013. Call for papers The introduction of centralized sanitation in the nineteenth century city, in its most advanced form combining the distribution of piped drinking water to individual households and the water-carri
I nternational Conference 2014: Call for Papers REVEALING LIVES: WOMEN IN SCIENCE 1830-2000 Thursday 22 May – Friday 23 May 2014 The Royal Society, London How are we to recover, interpret and understand women’s experiences in science? Popular history delivers stories of a few ‘heroines’ of science, but perhaps these narratives do more to conceal than reveal? Where were the workaday women scientists – now largely invisible - whose contributions have helped shape science today? This conference aims to locate and examine women’s participation in science, to identify areas for further research and to reflect on how historical interpretations can inform the role of women in science today. The programme will include contemporary science-led panels to provide context and help build connections between the past and the present. ‘Science’ and ‘participation’ will be defined to encourage maximum inclusivity and we welcome contributions from a broad, multidisc