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CfP public health in the Caribbean and Latin America: a historical perspective, University of York, 18-20 July 2014

Diffusionist models of understanding the histories of medicine and health practices in non-European countries have increasingly been discredited. Instead, scholars now highlight the multi-directional movement of ideas and practices between Europe and other parts of the world, as well as the mutually-constitutive character of imperialism, post-colonial ideologies and development projects. Yet, several gaps remain in the historiography. Relatively scant attention has been paid to the production of medical and scientific practices in Caribbean and Latin American contexts, and how the underpinning knowledge was used to reshape the design and implementation of medical, scientific and public health work; this dynamism in Latin America and the Caribbean also had a far-reaching impact on imperial powers such as Portugal, the US, France and, not least, Britain. This two-day workshop, centred around pre-circulated papers, tries to fill the gap in the scholarship by examining some of

Reminder: CFP for the History of Recent Social Science

CALL FOR PAPERS FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON THE HISTORY OF RECENT SOCIAL SCIENCE (HISRESS) École normale supérieure de Cachan, France 13-14 June 2014 This two-day conference will bring together researchers working on the history of post-World War II social science. It will provide a forum for the latest research on the cross-disciplinary history of the post-war social sciences, including but not limited to anthropology, economics, psychology, political science, and sociology as well as related fields like area studies, communication studies, history, international relations, law and linguistics. We are especially eager to receive submissions that treat themes, topics, and events that span the history of individual disciplines. The conference aims to build upon the recent emergence of work and conversation on cross-disciplinary themes in the postwar history of the social sciences. A number of monographs, edited collections, special journal issues, and gat


Congreso conjunto Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (ESOCITE) y Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Del 20 al 23 de Agosto de 2014 | Buenos Aires, Argentina Hotel Intercontinental Convocatoria Abierta 3 de marzo de 2014:  Fecha límite para el envío de ponencias individuales, películas/videos y propuestas de sesiones El Congreso conjunto ESOCITE/4S de 2014 tendrá lugar en Buenos Aires, Argentina. El tema general es “Ciencia en contexto(s): Sur(es) y Norte(s)”, que brinda la oportunidad para académicos CTS de encontrarse con colegas (y tradiciones de investigación) de otras partes del mundo, dando lugar a diálogos e intercambios. Los resúmenes individuales y las propuestas de paneles deben enfatizar la contribución original y pertinente que hacen a los temas relevantes de los Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y Tecnología (ESCT). El congreso conjunto espera recibir ponencias, propuestas de sesiones y eventos qu

Reminder-History of Medicine Travel Grants, Duke University

Reminder - the deadline to receive applications is January 31, 2014. Details follow below. The History of Medicine Collections< http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/history-of-medicine/index.html > in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library< http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/index.html > at Duke University is pleased to announce our new travel grant program. The History of Medicine Collections offers research grants of up to $1,000 to researchers whose work would benefit from access to the historical medical collections at the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Our holdings include over 20,000 print items and 4,500 unique manuscripts along with prints, photographs, and approximately 500 medical instruments and artifacts including a large collection of ivory anatomical manikins. Collection strengths include but are not limited to pediatrics, psychiatry, human sexuality, yellow fever, and materia medica. Any faculty membe