Mostrando entradas de febrero 2, 2014

CFP: Forging Science and Medicine

Call for papers Workshop: Forging Science and Medicine: Categories, Objects, Boundaries Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia), August 28-29, 2014. This workshop aims to discuss historical cases dealing with the co-construction of science (natural and social) and medicine in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With the aim of circumventing historical narratives that assume an a priori distinction between science and medicine, this workshop seeks contributions which problematize the alleged boundaries between them. We are particularly interested in research that shows how historical actors’ categories and behaviours with regard to what they do and define as pertaining to “science” and/or “medicine”, contributed to the creation of new objects of enquiry, technologies and specialties, or to the obsolescence of analogous entities, previously standard. Moreover, the workshop will explore how discussions and practices about the boundaries between science and medicine, as

CFP: Society for the History of Technology, Annual meeting 6-9 November, 2014

Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Annual Meeting - Dearborn, Michigan 6-9 November, 2014 Call for Papers and Sessions Formed in 1958, SHOT is an interdisciplinary and international organization concerned not only with the history of technological devices and processes but also with technology in history, the development of technology, and its relations with society and culture --that is, the relationship of technology to politics, economics, science, the arts, and the organization of production, and with the role it plays in the differentiation of individuals in society. Accordingly, the Program Committee invites paper and session proposals on any topic in a broadly defined history of technology, including topics that push the boundaries of the discipline. The Committee welcomes proposals for individual papers or complete sessions from researchers at all levels. We also welcome proposals from all researchers, whether veterans or newcomers to SHOT's m

'The Artificial and the Natural' workshop - reminder of call for papers and confirmation of speaker line-up.

As co-organisers of a planned workshop entitled 'The "Artificial" and the "Natural" in the Life Sciences, c. 1850-1950' (running 25th-27th June 2014), we would like to remind potential participants of the call for papers for this event. The workshop is supported by the British Society for the History of Science and the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, and funds are available for travel costs for postgraduate students. Details of the workshop are on the workshop website located at: http://exeter2014.wordpress.com . The conference programme includes three plenary talks by invited speakers Helen Curry (University of Cambridge), Jon Hodge (University of Leeds), and Joeri Witteveen (Universiteit Utrecht) and multiple slots for contributed papers. The call for contributions is still open. We particularly invite postgraduate students with an interest in the history and/or philosophy of the life sciences to submit p

JOB: Editorial Assistant MPIWG Berlin

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is seeking to appoint an Editorial assistant part-time (50%). The post is tenable from April 1, 2014 (earlier start negotiable) until September 30, 2016. The newly appointed colleague will join the team of the Max Planck Research Group "Art and Knowledge in Premodern Europe, " (Director: Prof. Dr. Sven Dupré). Candidates with experience in academic management and editorial tasks in a university, research institute or academic publishing environment, a working knowledge of German and excellent written and spoken English are invited to apply: native English speaker preferred. We are seeking a colleague with a genuine interest in academic work and basic historical knowledge. Candidates are expected to have comprehensive digital literacy (EndNote, Zotero, PhotoShop and Office), internet skills and the ability to work in a team and to contribute to collegiality. Job profile The set up and day

Edward Worth Library 2014 Research Fellowship.

Fellowships at the Edward Worth Library, Dublin The Edward Worth Library, Dublin, is offering a one month research fellowship , to be held in 2014, to encourage research relevant to its collections. The Worth Library is a collection of 4,400 books, left to Dr Steevens’ Hospital by Edward Worth (1676-1733), an early eighteenth-century Dublin physician. The collection is particularly strong in three areas: early modern medicine, early modern history of science and, given that Worth was a connoisseur book collector interested in fine bindings and rare printing, the History of the Book. Research does not, however, have to be restricted to these three key areas. Further information about the collection and our catalogues may be found on our website: www.edwardworthlibrary.ie The closing date is Wednesday 2 April 2014 . For further details and application procedures please contact:   Dr Elizabethanne Boran, Librarian, The Edward Worth Library,