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The Francis A. Countway Library Fellowships in the History of Medicine 2015-2016

The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine offers annual fellowships to support research in the history of medicine.  The Countway Library is the largest academic medical library in the United States, and its Center for the History of Medicine holds 250,000 books and journals published before 1920 and is strong in virtually every medical discipline.  The Countway's archives and manuscripts include the personal and professional papers of prominent American physicians, many of whom were associated with Harvard Medical School.  The printed, manuscript, and archival holdings are complemented by prints, photographs, and the collections of the Warren Anatomical Museum.  The Francis A. Countway Library Fellowships in the History of Medicine provide stipends of up to $5,000 to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible period between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016.  Besides conducting research, the fellow will submit a report on the results of his/her residency and may

Sixth International Workshop on the History of Human Genetics Glasgow, UK (Scotland), June 5-6, 2015

Principal Themes: ‘Human Gene Mapping’ and ‘Oral History of Human Genetics’ Call for Abstracts/Papers: We would like to invite proposals for the Sixth International Workshop on the History of Human Genetics which will take place in Glasgow, UK (Scotland), 5-6 June 2015. The topics for this workshop are ‘Human Gene Mapping’ and the ‘Oral History of Human Genetics’. Proposals for presentations (250 words maximum) should be submitted via the ESHG homepage: www.eshg.org.  The deadline for proposals is January 9, 2015.  The History of Human Gene Mapping Gene mapping in Drosophila began over a century ago, but human gene mapping is more recent, beginning with the linkage between haemophilia and colour-blindness on the X chromosome by Bell and Haldane in 1937 and the first autosomal linkage by Jan Mohr in Copenhagen in 1951. In 1973 the first Workshop on Human Gene Mapping took place at Yale University, organised by Francis Hugh Ruddle (1929-2013). He was inspired during his post-doctoral tra

reminder: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 2015 call for papers

REMINDER This is a call for individual papers and paper sessions for the next BSHS Postgraduate Conference to be hosted by UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies from 7-9 January 2015. Conference Details: The BSHS Postgraduate Conference is an annual conference for postgraduate scholars in the history of science, technology, and medicine interested in meeting and sharing research with other postgraduate scholars. This is a great opportunity to build professional and social networks within a supportive and constructive environment. Submission Details: We encourage all submissions related to the history of science, medicine, and technology. We also encourage submissions that combine the history of science, medicine, and technology with philosophy and sociology. All submissions are due by Friday 24 October 2014. 1) For individual papers, please submit your name, university affiliation, paper title, 3-5 key words, and an abstract of no more than 300 w

L'émergence de la presse mathématique en Europe au 19ème siècle.Formes éditoriales et études de cas (France, Espagne, Italie, Portugal)

Chers collègues, J’ai le plaisir de vous informer de la parution de l'ouvrage L'émergence de la presse mathématique en Europe au 19ème siècle.Formes éditoriales et études de cas (France, Espagne, Italie, Portugal) , dans la collection "Cahiers de logique e d’épistémologie" , N°19,  College Publications, Oxford. L'émergence de la presse mathématique en Europe au 19ème siècle.Formes éditoriales et études de cas (France, Espagne, Italie, Portugal) Christian Gerini & Norbert Verdier (eds.) Cet opus de la collection « Cahiers de Logique et d’Epistémologie » est une    contribution à l’histoire de la presse mathématique et plus particulièrement des journaux qui marquèrent son émergence dans quatre pays de l’Europe du 19 ème siècle : France, Italie, Portugal et Espagne. Le lecteur y trouvera des contributions originales sur leurs éditeurs, leurs politiques éditoriales, leurs contenus et les populations d’auteurs qui les alimentèrent. On vérifiera ai

THATCampHSS Chicago, Illinois, November 6

I would like to invite historians of science who are coming to the History of Science Society meeting this fall in Chicago to consider attending THATCamp HSS 2014 , a day-long open space meeting revolving around digital projects in the humanities, especially history of science. People of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. ( Please register early to hold your place.) The Humanities and Technology Camp, is an open, welcoming meeting where participants learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. Anyone who is working on a digital humanities project, or who wants to learn about starting one, is welcome. You can learn more about how they work at the About THATCamp page. Several people with significant experience in digital history of science will be in attendance. Alex Wellerstein whose Nuclear Secrecy Blog has made national news will bring insights on visualization projects as well as new things you can do with Google Maps. Manfred Laubichler of ASU will

Almagest: Vol. V, Issue 1

Almagest: Vol. V, Issue 1 Dear Colleagues, We inform you that Almagest, International Journal for the History of Scientific Ideas V.1 (May 2014) has been published. Please find the contents and the abstracts here: http://www.hpdst.gr/publications/almagest/issues/5-1 Online orders: http://brepols.metapress.com/content/u7703l2mw4rh/ Among the Papers: Noël Golvers, “Ferdinand Verbiest’s 1668 observation of an unidentified celestial phenomenon in Peking, its lost Chinese description and some parallel observations, especially in Korea”. Vangelis Koutalis, “Making discoveries for a better life vs. bringing fruits to the national treasury: Davy, Babbage, Brewster and the (ongoing) struggle for the soul of science”. Sincerely, The editors of Almagest


8TH  EUROPEAN SPRING SCHOOL ON HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND POPULARIZATION http://www.uv.es/bertomeu/8Springschool/   Maó (Menorca), 15-17 May 2015 Organized by: José Ramón Bertomeu Sánchez and Ximo Guillem-Llobat SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS LIVING IN A TOXIC WORLD  (1800-2000):  EXPERTS, ACTIVISM, INDUSTRY AND REGULATION In recent decades, studies on experts and environmental history have become blooming areas of research placed at the crossroad of many academic traditions including history of science, technology and medicine. Studies on expertise and experience were once dubbed as the "third wave of science studies" (Collins and Evans, 2003). Numerous workshops and meetings have been organized around the problems of legitimation, authority, credibility and extension of expert knowledge in different social and cultural environments: criminal investigation departments, patent and tort litigation, advisory committees, think tanks, international organizations, industry,