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Vesalius and the Invention of the Modern Body

Saint Louis University and Washington University in Saint Louis St. Louis, Missouri, USA February 26-28, 2015 This symposium will examine the impact of Vesalius and his contemporaries on perceptions of the human body in medical, intellectual, and artistic contexts from the early modern period through the present.  In addition to the presentation of academic papers, the schedule will include a live anatomy demonstration, rare book workshops, and a publishers’ exhibit hall.  Daniel Garrison, Malcolm Hast, and Sachiko Kusukawa will present Keynote Addresses. For more information, please visit http://vesalius.slu.edu or http://vesalius.wustl.edu.

CSHM/SCHM: Congress 2015 CSHM-ACHN call for papers

 Call for papers The Canadian Society for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Association for the History of Nursing are issuing a call for papers for their annual meeting, to be held in conjunction with the Congress for the Social Sciences and Humanities, at the University of Ottawa 30 May to June 1st. The theme of the 2015 Congress is “Capital ideas” and invites us to reflect on the power of ideas: ideas captivate our hearts and minds; ideas connect people and ignite discussions and debates; ideas create knowledge and spark discoveries. Ideas represent an invaluable currency capable of changing our lives and our world. Abstracts on other topics are also welcome. Please submit your abstract and one-page C.V. for consideration by 15 November 2014 by e-mail to Marie-Claude Thifault: mthifaul@uottawa.ca Abstracts must not exceed 350 words. Submissions for panels are also welcome, but abstracts and one-page c.v.s for each paper in the panel are required. The Committee will notify app

Seeking Podcasts Hosts

New Books in Medicine (http://newbooksinmedicine.com) is currently seeking hosts interested in conducting interviews with authors of new books on medicine and the history of medicine. Hosting the channel is a good way to bring the work of scholars of medicine to the attention of large audiences. Interested parties should write Marshall Poe at marshallpoe@gmail.com. New Books in Medicine is part of the New Books Network (http://newbooksnetwork.com), a non-profit consortium of 100 author-interview podcasts focused on serious non-fiction and academic books.

IHPST September Newsletter

Dear Colleagues, The September IHPST newsletter is now available on the web at: http://ihpst.net/newsletters<http://ihpst.net/newsletters/>/ CONTENTS 1.            Science & Education, vol.23 no.9, 2014 2.            Science & Education Journal, Report (a) Rationale and Purpose of the Journal (b) Journal on the Web (c) Manuscript Submissions (d) Copyediting Assistance Required for Manuscripts from Non-Anglo Authors (e) Article Downloads (f) Impact Factor (g) Thematic Issues (h) Journal Reviewing 3.         The 2nd Asian Regional IHPST Conference, December 4 -7, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan 4.         The 3rd Latin American Regional IHPST Conference, November 17-19, 2014, Santiago, Chile 5.            The 8th Hellenic HP&ST Conference, November 14 -16, 2014, Patras, Greece 6.            European Society for History of Science, Conference, Lisbon, Sept.4-6               Symposium: History of Science for Science Education 7.            The Royal Society (2014).  Vision for Scien

John Dalton's Atomic Theory

For some new takes on how John Dalton came up with his atomic theory, see my paper that was just published in Notes & Records: The Royal Society Journal of the  History of Science. The article, 'John Dalton and the London atomists: William and Bryan Higgins, William Austin, and new Daltonian doubts about the origin of the atomic theory', can be accessed in the FirstCite section at http://rsnr.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2014/08/20/rsnr.2014.0025.abstract. Unfortunately, it is not available via Open Access, but I just wanted to alert those who might be interested in the subject matter. Food for thought! Thanks. Mark Grossman 28 Cypress Lane Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 USA