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Call for Applications: 2014 envirotech travel award for SHOT

ENVIROTECH TRAVEL AWARD The Envirotech Special Interest Group is pleased to announce a $400 travel grant for the upcoming 2014 SHOT conference. Eligibility for the award is limited to those presenting a paper addressing the interrelated histories of environment and technology at the SHOT meeting in Dearborn, MI November 6-9, 2014. The grant is available to current graduate students, recent Ph.Ds. (earned within three years) and independent scholars. The application is due by Friday, September 19, 2014. The winner will receive a check for $400 at the Envirotech breakfast meeting during the conference. Applicants should complete the form below and email it along with a one or two page C.V. to TravelGrant@envirotechweb.org. Any questions should be addressed to Chair at the same email. 1. General Information Name: Address: Email: Telephone: Highest degree you have received: (Include the institution at which it was earned and the date it was granted) Present Occupation: Name of institution

CFP: Inequalties - Winners and Losers in Business, Business History Conference and European Business History Association Joint Annual Meeting

Inequalities:  Winners and Losers in Business Business History Conference and European Business History Association Joint Annual Meeting Miami, Florida June 24-27, 2015 What does business have to do with inequality?  Contemporary answers have ranged from “everything” to “nothing.”  The call for proposals for the 2015 joint meeting of the Business History Conference (BHC) and European Business History Association (EBHA) challenges business historians of all stripes to historicize the economic, political, cultural and social processes by which inequality has taken hold, ebbing and flowing over time. Business is central to those processes.  The very word “inequality” suggests injustice and unfairness, subjugation and lack of opportunity.  But in fact, there are many different inequalities, and their historical significance depends upon how societies have regarded and valued difference.  Men and women of various racial and ethnic populations, the rich and poor, dominant and subordinate, le

CFP Reminder: Playthings in Early Modernity: Party Games, Word Games, Mind Games (edited collection)

Contributions are sought for an interdisciplinary collection of essays to be edited by Allison Levy and published by Ashgate Publishing Co. in the new book series, Cultures of Play, 1300-1700 (see http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=5166; series editor Bret Rothstein). Dedicated to early modern playfulness, this series serves two purposes. First, it recounts the history of wit, humor, and games, from jokes and sermons, for instance, to backgammon and blind man’s buff. Second, in addressing its topic – ludic culture – broadly, Cultures of Play also provides a forum for reconceptualizing the play elements of early modern economic, political, religious, and social life.

Call for Authors: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Advertising & Society

Greetings, Golson Media is producing The SAGE Encyclopedia of Advertising & Society. We are reaching out to members of H-Sci-Med-Tech to join this exciting project. We are inviting academic editorial contributors to The SAGE Encyclopedia of Advertising & Society, a new 4-volume reference to be published in 2016. As corporations spend $620 billion globally each year to make their products desirable, we are examining how advertising affects society, not only in the United States but around the world, from China’s newfound, regulated capitalism to political attack ads in the United Kingdom.  The SAGE Encyclopedia of Advertising & Society includes approximately 700 articles organized A-Z in the following categories: Advertising and Culture Advertising and Economics Advertising and Health Advertising and Special Audiences Advertising and Sports and Entertainment Advertising Ethics Advertising History Advertising in Traditional and New Media Advertising Industry Advertising Messa

Smithsonian Fellowships

Applications for 2015 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program Are Open Background: The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program  is the Smithsonian Institution’s centrally-funded flagship fellowship program. SI Fellowships are awarded annually to scholars wishing to conduct independent study or research at one or more of the Smithsonian’s 19 units and research centers. These fellowships are offered through the Smithsonian’s Office of Fellowships and Internships. Visit this site for details.

Parution ouvrage Éducation et Santé

Cher-e-s collègues,  J'espère que vous allez  bien et que vous avez passé un agréable été. J’ai le plaisir de vous faire part de la parution de l’ouvrage Éducation et santé. Des pratiques aux savoirs , que nous avons dirigé avec mon collègue Alexandre Klein dans la collection « Savoir & Formation » des éditions l’Harmattan. Il rassemble des contributions de spécialistes de différents disciplines autour des problématiques d'éducation et de santé. Vous pouvez également consulter la préface de Georges Vigarello, ainsi que l’introduction de l’ouvrage à l’adresse suivante : :  http://www.youscribe.com/catalogue/livres/education/education-et-sante-2479729 Enfin l’ouvrage peut être commander en ligne : http://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj=livre&no=44088 En vous souhaitant une très bonne rentrée. Bien amicalement à tous Séverine Parayre

Call for submissions: European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) book prize

The European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) invites submissions for its book prize, awarded for the third time. The prize is designed for a monographs, published in or after 2013, which explains and interprets in a particularly rich, nuanced and/or innovative manner any topic related to the history of European medicine or health of any period and any region. The prize involves an award of €3000 (granted through the generous support of the Dutch Stichting Historia Medicinae and the German Robert Bosch Stiftung) and will by presented at the biennial conference of the association in September 2015. Information on the last two winners can be found on the EAHMH website: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/mds/centres/eahmh/prizes/index.aspx Publishers as well as authors themselves can submit applications. To consider nominations, the jury will need three paper copies of the book by 1 March 2015. For more information, please contact iboro

Book Review: Rose on Hermsen. Manic Minds: Mania's Mad History and Its Neuro-Future

Lisa M. Hermsen.  Manic Minds: Mania's Mad History and Its Neuro-Future .  New Brunswick  Rutgers University Press, 2011. Illustrations. xiii + 154 pp.  $69.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-5157-9; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-5158-6. Reviewed by Lynn Rose (Truman State University) Published on H-Disability (August, 2014) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Multiplicities of Mania Manic Minds is a single-authored book consisting of five chapters. The chapters are framed by an introduction that takes the book's subtitle, "Mania's Mad History and Its Neuro-Future," and an epilogue called "A Mad, Mad World." Lisa M. Hermsen explores terms used to describe "mania," especially the "manic episode," in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American, British, and European writing; discusses the present state of terminology and its implications; and contemplates present and future combinations of psychiatry and technology.

Book Review: Albritton-Jonsson on Robin, Sörlin & Warde, eds. The Future of Nature: Documents of Global Change.

Libby Robin, Sverker Sörlin, Paul Warde, eds.  The Future of Nature: Documents of Global Change .  New Haven  Yale University Press, 2013. 584 pp.  $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-300-18461-7. Reviewed by Fredrik Albritton-Jonsson (University of Chicago) Published on H-HistGeog (August, 2014) Commissioned by Robert J. Mayhew The Environment: Pasts and Futures The Future of Nature blazes a new trail for the history of environmental science and environmentalist ideology from the Enlightenment to the Anthropocene. Rather than a conventional textbook or survey, the book consists of thirty-nine primary sources framed and interpreted by critical commentaries. These excerpts are organized into ten different thematic groupings, from "Population" and "Sustainability," to "Diversity," "Measuring," and "The Anthropocene." The primary sources are for the most part texts drawn from the natural sciences. Read the complete review