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Science, Ethics and Democracy - Post-Doctorate Fellowships

Science, Ethics, and Democracy - Post-Doctorate Fellowships The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University is accepting applications for its 2014-15 post-doctorate fellowship program. The Center offers grants to outstanding researchers who study the interplaybetween scientific and technological developments, politics, and ethics.The fellowship is open to researchers from all disciplines and fields, including humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and bioethics. Grant Amount: $28,000 Candidates must have a PhD from a recognized institution in Israel or abroad, and must have received their degree after February 1st 2011.Candidates with permanent positions at universities or colleges are not eligible.Additional funding for travel for non-Israelis fellows is available. The Research Fellows will be part of the Center’s research group and will take part in the Center’s activities. While in residence, the fellows are expected to dedicate their full time to research . Ap

Call for Papers on Healthcare and Disability in the Ancient World for the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature

http://www.sbl-site.org/meetings/Congresses_CallForPaperDetails.aspx?MeetingId=25&VolunteerUnitId=281 November 22-25, 2014 San Diego, California Call for Papers Closes: 3/5/2014 This unit, titled Disability Studies and Healthcare in the Bible and Near East until 2011, seeks to foster scholarship related to disability, illness, medicine, and healthcare in the biblical world and text. Major areas of interest include: the religious, legal, and cultural status of persons with disabilities or illness in the biblical and formative Jewish and Christian periods; the representation of disability and illness in biblical and cognate texts; the theology of such texts; the history and archeology of medicine and healthcare in the ancient Near East and Greco-Roman worlds; and the subjects of disability, illness, medicine and healthcare in the history of biblical interpretation. Program Unit Chairs Joel S. Baden Nicole Kelley Propose a Paper for t

International Conference on the History of Physics 2014

International Conference on the History of Physics 2014 Trinity College, Cambridge, 4-5 September 2014 Conference website: http://historyofphysics2014.iopconfs.org/183640 Organised by the Institute of Physics (History of Physics Group), in collaboration with the EPS History of Physics group. The conference will inaugurate a new international series, bringing together professional historians of science, practicing physicists, science museum staff, lecturers, teachers and others with interests in any aspects and periods of physics history Abstracts can be submitted via the conference home page or here< http://historyofphysics2014.iopconfs.org/183636 >: Programme It is envisaged that the programme will consist of 8 invited lectures of duration 35 minutes and 15 contributed lectures of 20 minutes. In addition there will be a poster session and a one-hour debate on contemporary issues concerning the presentation of science and its history in museums.

CFP: HistoryLab Annual Conference INNOVATION

Hi All, HistoryLab Annual Conference 2014 11th-12th June 2014, Senate House, London. To celebrate the opening of the new IHR building the theme of HistoryLab conference 2014 is Innovation. The conference seeks to discuss and exchange ideas regarding innovation and correspondingly the lack of innovation, resistance to innovation and matters of tradition, custom and convention. How have innovations been regarded contemporaneously, by academics and as a lived experience, and what have been the wider ramifications, influences and impacts of innovation? Throughout history there have been innovations, be it in terms of change, revolution and revision, or in terms of industry, technology, science and medicine. There have been innovations related to regimes of thought, ways of seeing and modes of understanding. Conversely there have also been instances where innovation has been rejected, refused and rebuffed, with communities and societies adhering to traditional forms of

Call for Proposals for an Issue of Performance Research: On Medicine

http://www.performance-research.org/editorial-callsforsubmissions.php  Call for Proposals for an Issue of Performance Research: On Medicine  Performance Research 19.4 (August 2014) 'On Medicine' Proposal Deadline: 20 January 2014 Issue Editors: Martin O'Brien (University of Reading) and Gianna Bouchard (Anglia Ruskin University) The aim of this issue of Performance Research is to explore the complex and vibrant relationship between medicine and performance. Through a necessarily interdisciplinary approach, it seeks to interrogate various modes of performance practice that engage with the histories, practices and discourse of medicine. In reflecting on medical contexts and approaches, this issue will address the potential of performance to intervene in and extend vital debates around medical knowledge and practice, to enhance its understanding and to offer a site of resistance and challenge to its influence and dominance. There

Book Announcement: Colonialism and Transnational Psychiatry

[Book announcement] With the mad. A social history of psychiatry in the 20th century New Book: On Psychiatry in Europe in the 20th century by Benoît Majerus The blurbs read: *The challenge of this book is to tell the story of psychiatry in the 20th century not through psychiatric handbooks or nosological controversies, but through the daily life of one asylum. This approach enables to discover actors that are still largely excluded from the traditional narrative on psychiatry be it patients but also nurses, social workers… This historiographical gaze gives new readings of classical themes in the field such as the spatial settings of enclosure or the link between knowledge and power. It also questions the chronology by revisiting the so-called chemical revolution in the 1950s or the deinstitutionalisation from the 1960s on.* *Patients’ records are a fascinating material to get access to psychiatric practice. The organisation of work, the forms of knowledge, the medi