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The Blood Conference

St Anne’s College, Oxford,   United Kingdom: 8th-10th January, 2014 Theories of Blood in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Literature and Culture Conveners: Laurie Maguire, Bonnie Lander Johnson, Eleanor Decamp Blood in the medieval and early modern periods was much more than simply red fluid in human veins. Defined diversely by theologians, medics, satirists and dramatists, it was matter, text, waste, cure, soul, God, and the means by which relationships were defined, sacramentalised and destroyed. Blood was also a controversial ingredient in the production of matter, from organic and medical to mechanical and alchemical. Between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries debates about the nature and function of blood raised questions about the limits of identity, God’s will for his creatures, science’s encounter with the self, and the structure of families and communities, and its impact was felt in artistic constructions on stage, in print, and on can

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Universitas Psychologica on the History of Psychology

http://ahp.apps01.yorku.ca/?p=3657 Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Universitas Psychologica on the History of Psychology The journal Universitas Psychologica has issued a call for papers for a special issue dedicated to the history of psychology to be published in 2014. Articles in English and Spanish of not more than 20 pages in length are to be submitted by November 15th, 2013 to universitas.psychologica.sh@gmail.com Universitas Psychologica is published by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Psychology Faculty (Bogotá, Colombia). The journal has a wide scope and a diverse thematic and theoretical spectrum. It has a pluralist purpose because includes papers of all the psychology scopes. Universitas Psychologica publishes original research papers, review literature, theoretical or methodological contributions as well as book reviews and interviews. Universitas Psychologica was founded in 2001 by its current editor Wilson López-Ló

Announcing H-Decol: H-Net Network on twentieth-century decolonization

ANNOUNCING H-DECOL Member of: H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online ABOUT H-DECOL H-DECOL is dedicated to the study of the history and processes of decolonization, broadly defined. The network provides a forum in which the end of European, American and Asian empires and the rise of independent nation-states, principally, but not exclusively, in the long twentieth century, can be understood holistically, across the boundaries drawn by particular bilateral metropole-colony relations. H-Decol explores the nexus of power, strategy and identity that carved overseas empires into the nation-states that make up the modern atlas. Above all, H-Decol seeks to encourage scholarly discussion and debate across academic disciplines on the course of imperial retrenchment, and the broader cultural, economic, political and ideological imprint left by decolonization on both the ‘colonizer’ and the ‘colonized’. Like all H-Net lists, H-DECOL is moderated to edit out material t

Call for Papers for an Issue of Victorian Network on Victorian Bodies and Body Parts

http://www.victoriannetwork.org/index.php/vn/pages/view/cfp Call for Papers for an Issue of Victorian Network on Victorian Bodies and Body Parts Victorian Network is an MLA-indexed online journal devoted to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate work in Victorian Studies. The ninth issue of Victorian Network, guest edited by Professor Pamela K. Gilbert (University of Florida), is dedicated to a reassessment of the place of the human body in the Victorian literary and cultural imagination. Rapid medical and scientific advances, advancing industrialization and new forms of labour, legal reforms, the rise of comparative ethnology and anthropology, the growth of consumer culture, and the ever changing trends of Victorian fashion are just a few of the many forces that transformed how Victorians thought about the human body and about the relationship between the embodied, or disembodied, self and the object world. Nineteenth-century configur

CFP: Modes of Technoscientific Knowledge (Winter school in the French Alps, Jan. 2014)

Organization: Université Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne, Technische Universität Darmstadt, French-German ANR-DFG project GOTO ( www.goto-objects.eu ), BiCoDa Alliance ( www.bicoda.info ). Following the “practical turn” in history of science and science studies in the late decades of the 20th century, a “thing turn” has occurred in the philosophy of science and technology. Epistemology scholars are more and more concerned with “thing knowledge” rather than with theoretical representations (Baird 2004). The technological dimension of science is no longer to be seen as a mere mediation between mind and reality for the sake of theoretical representation, theory-testing or practical application. “Epistemic things” and “experimental systems” (Rheinberger 1997), models and simulations (Morrison & Morgan 1999, Varenne 2007) and other technological artifacts are reconsidered as indispensable partners in the making of scientific knowledge. But how are we to identify and conceptualize t