Mostrando entradas de diciembre 1, 2013

CFPanelist: Food and Household Economy during the First World War (deadline 12 Dec 13)

A colleague and I are putting together a panel for the upcoming Anglo-American conference, The Great War at Home (3-4 July 2014) < http://events.history.ac.uk/event/show/11741 > and are looking for a third panelist.   As a whole, the conference takes as its theme the impact of the First World War on the locality and local institutions, on the family and social life, and on the memorialisation of war in the built environment and in private life. Our panel examines how family households were mobilized during the Great War, paying particular attention to how the state used emerging ideas of science, technology, and nutritional health to intervene into the private sphere and encourage economy of scarce materials and resources. Heather Perry's paper "Mobilizing the German Kitchen" examines the management of food and nutrition on Germany's homefront.   Through an analysis of cookbooks, nutritional reports, and materials from the War Foods Office, she analyz

CFP reminder: ESHS Symposium on "Science for children", Lisbon, 4-6 September 2014

Science for children CALL FOR PAPERS for a session at the ESHS Conference, Lisbon, 4-6 September 2014. Science for children has often been enmeshed with moral, religious and social agendas in more or less obvious ways. In this sense, understanding the way science has been communicated to the youngest can offer insights into how science has been used for shaping tomorrow’s citizens. Did these campaigns really contribute to strengthening the technological foundations of modern societies? What do we actually know about the means, the actors, the strategies, the contexts, and the outcomes surrounding science communication targeted at a pre-teenage audience in various places and at various times? While research on popular science has made significant progress in the last decades, science for children is a topic that is, with few exceptions, largely understudied. This session intends to bundle the existing approaches and bringing people with various b

CFP: Society for the Social History of Medicine 2014 Conference

Society for the Social History of Medicine 2014 Conference: Disease, Health, and the State 10-12 July 2014 Oxford, UK  The Centre for Health, Medicine and Society: Past and Present, Oxford Brookes University and the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford www.sshm2014.org A reminder that the deadline for paper, panel, and poster proposals is 1 January 2014.   The Society for the Social History of Medicine hosts a major, biennial, international, and interdisciplinary conference.  In 2014 it will explore the relationships between health, disease, and the state.  The biennial conference is not exclusive in terms of its theme, and reflects the broad diversity of the discipline of the social history of medicine.  The 2014 committee encourages proposals for posters, papers, sessions, and round-tables that examine, challenge, and refine the history of disease, health and the state. Suggested themes include local and global understandings of health

Call for Papers for the First Conference of the European Society of Historical Demography (ESHD)

Dear Colleagues, It is our pleasure to announce the: Call for Papers for the First Conference of the European Society of Historical Demography (ESHD) www.eshd.eu The conference will take place in Sassari/Alghero, Sardinia, Italy● September 25-27, 2014 The deadline for Submissions: 28th February 2014 Instructions for Submitting a Paper 1. Submissions are made via the Online submissions at www.eshd.eu web page. The process for submitting papers is as follows: All authors are asked to submit both: a) a short abstract (max. 300 words) and b) either an extended abstract (2-4 pages, including tables) or a completed paper. 3. Extended abstracts must be sufficiently detailed to allow the session organizer to judge the merits of the paper, including a description of the topic to be studied, the theoretical focus, the data and research methods, and the expected findings. Alternatively, authors may submit completed papers for the organizer to review. If you

2 Postdoc. Fellowships "History of Science / History of Medicine" (Charite, Berlin)

Charité Berlin, Berlin-Dahlem, 01.04.2014-31.03.2016 Bewerbungsschluss: 31.01.2014 Applications are invited for two postdoctoral fellowships (TVöD E13) to be held for up to three years from 1 April 2014 or 1 October 2014 at the Institute for the History of Medicine, Charité Berlin, in the research project "Ways of Writing: How Physicians Know, 1550-1950" funded by the European Research Council. Successful applicants will work on the activity of physicians in one of the two following areas: Natural history (possible areas of focus include practices of classification, botanical gardens and herbaria, comparative anatomy, trade and collecting, notetaking and republic of letters, materia medica, travel and colonial) Accounting (possible areas of focus include practices of bookkeeping and reporting, statistics and medical topography, sickness funds and health insurance, population and welfare, public health and disease surveillance, economies of households, hospi