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University of Lugano, Research Assistant/PhD student position: Origins of European radiotelegraphy

Research Assistant / Doctorate in Communication Sciences The Institute of Media and Journalism (IMeG), Faculty of Communication Sciences at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI-Lugano), Switzerland, invites applications for a combined research assistant and a Ph.D. student position in the area of media and telecommunication history. We offer an opportunity to work on a research project (founded by the Swiss National Science Foundation) on the origins of radiotelegraphy at the European level. This projects aims to study the political, economic, and social construction of European wireless from the first international conference in which radiotelegraphy was considered (Berlin 1903) to the first in which radio broadcasting was definitely regulated (Washington 1927). A detailed description of the project proposal can be found at: http://search.usi.ch/progetti/704/Inventing-European-Wireless-A-cultural-history-of-wireless-from-point-to-point-telegraphy-to-one-to-many-broadcasting-190

Wellcome Images historical content freely available for personal and commercial use

We are delighted to announce that over 100 000 high-resolution images, including images of manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography and advertisements, are now freely available through Wellcome Images . Drawn from our vast historical holdings, the images are being released under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence . This means that they can be used for commercial or personal purposes so long as the original source is acknowledged (Wellcome Library, London). All of the images from our historical collections can be used free of charge. The holdings offer a rich body of historical images, ranging from ancient medical manuscripts to etchings by artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Francisco Goya . Treasures include exquisite medieval illuminated manuscripts and anatomical drawings, from delicate 16th-century fugitive sheets , whose hinged paper flaps reveal hidden viscera, to Paolo Mascagni's v


Una vez más me pongo en contacto con vosotros/as para informaros de un nuevo destino de la   exposición “Entre España y Rusia. Recuperando la historia de los Niños de la Guerra” , que tengo el honor de dirigir. Dicha muestra, organizada desde el SIECE y el Grupo LEA de la Universidad de Alcalá en colaboración con diversas entidades como fruto del Proyecto de Investigación Entre España y Rusia. Recuperando la historia de los Niños de la Guerra (Ministerio de la Presidencia), tiene un carácter itinerante, científico y divulgativo, por lo que, hasta el momento, ha viajado a Alcalá de Henares, Salamanca, Murcia y Segovia, sedes todas ellas donde ha contado con una gran afluencia de público, además de haber tenido una amplia cobertura mediática. En esta ocasión, y gracias al Seminario de Fuentes Orales de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y a la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, la exposición se celebrará en la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Emotional Bodies. A Workshop on the Historical Performativity of Emotions

CALL FOR PAPERS EMOTIONAL BODIES A Workshop on the Historical Performativity of Emotions  20-22 October, 2014                                                      Louis Jeantet Auditorium Geneva, Switzerland Dolores Martin Moruno - IEH2, University of Geneva Sophie Milquet - Department of French Modern Studies, University of Lausanne Beatriz Pichel - PHRC, de Montfort University Deadline: 1 st  July, 2014 The idea that the body is the site in which emotions are expressed is an old one in Western Culture. We manifest fear through trembling, embarrassment while blushing or demonstrate love by showing that the pulse quickens and breathing becomes irregular. However, we cannot take for granted the existence of a natural relationship between emotions and these bodily translations. For instance, while the passions were considered in the Early Modern period to be the expression of the movements of the so

DEADLINE APRIL 27th! Research travel grant for Yale's Cushing/Whitney Medical Historical Library

The Historical Library of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University is pleased to announce its seventh annual Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Award for use of the Historical Library. The Medical Historical Library, located in New Haven, Connecticut, holds one of the country’s largest collections of rare medical books, journals, prints, photographs, and pamphlets. Special strengths are the works of Hippocrates, Galen, Vesalius, Boyle, Harvey, Culpeper, Priestley, and S. Weir Mitchell, and works on anesthesia, and smallpox inoculation and vaccination. The Library owns over fifty medieval and renaissance manuscripts, Arabic and Persian manuscripts, and over 300 medical incunabula.  The notable Clements C. Fry Collection of Prints and Drawings has over 2,500 fine prints, drawings, and posters from the 15th century to the present on medical subjects.  The library also holds a great collection of tobacco advertisements, patent medicine ephemera, and a larg