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The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919

NEW BOOK: The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919; Perspectives from the Iberian Peninsula and the Americas. Edited by María-Isabel Porras-Gallo & Ryan A. Davis. University of Rochester Press. 2014                             ISBN: 9781580464963 http://www.urpress.com/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=14569

Videos of the Toxic Atmospheres II seminar series

Dear all, We are pleased to announce the posting of the two lectures presented in the Toxic Atmospheres II seminar series held at the Institut d'Història de la Medicina i de la Ciència López Piñero (CSIC-UVEG) The series included: 1) Stephen Mosley (Leeds Beckett University): ‘The Dark Age’: Smoke Pollution in Urban-industrial Britain 2) Paul-André Rosental, Catherine Cavalin and Michel Vincent (ERC Silicosis Project, Sciences Po - Centre d'Études Européennes): Dust, environment and pulmonary diseases: historical and sociological roots of medical uncertainty / Polvo, medio ambiente y enfermedades pulmonares : raíces históricas y sociológicas de las incertidumbres médicas. The seminar series was coordinated by Ximo Guillem-Llobat and José Ramón Bertomeu-Sánchez, funded by the IHMC-López Piñero and the Catalan Society for the History of Science and the lectures were registered by the Educational Innovation Service of the Universitat de València. T

Call for Papers: Do-It-Yourself! Subversive Practices and Informal Knowledge

Call for Papers: Do-It-Yourself! Subversive Practices and Informal Knowledge Annual Conference of the Leibniz Graduate School “History, Knowledge, Media in East Central Europe” 19-20 November 2015 Venue: The Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association, Gisonenweg 5-7, 35037 Marburg Organizers: Sarah Czerney, Jan Surman, Ina Alber The idea of doing-it-yourself, tinkering and bricolage can be found at all times and everywhere: dissidents print their samizdat publications on re-designed washing machines, do-it-yourselfers spend hours in cellars and sheds, amateur inventors hope for their creations to breakthrough, technicians supplement their laboratory equipment with everyday materials or combine different instruments, scientists search for alternative forms of academic exchange in BarCamps. In order to re-arrange the objects and to bring them together in new ensembles - to give them n

CFP: Panel "Medical Knowledge in Motion" - at CHAM Conference, Lisbon 15.-18.July 2015

Dear Colleagues,   please take note of this CFP for our Panel     Project A03, The Transfer of Medical Episteme in the ‘Encyclopaedic’ Compilations of Late Antiquity (Markham J. Geller/ Philip J. van der Eijk), Collaborative Research Center – SFB 980 “Episteme in Motion, The Transfer of Knowledge from the Ancient World   to   the Early Modern Period”, Berlin   DEADLINE: Next Friday, 19.12.2014 Proposal for a panel at CHAM International Conference, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 15-18 July 2015   Medical knowledge in motion. Exchange, Transformation and Iteration in the Medical Traditions of the Late Antique Mediterranean World   Convenors: Lennart Lehmhaus: lehmhaus@zedat.fu-berlin.de Matteo Martelli: martellm@hu-berlin.de Christine Salazar: christine.salazar@hu-berlin.de   Abstract: The proposed panel seeks to bring together scholars who investigate the transfer of Graeco-Roman medical knowledge in different cultural contexts from a synchronic and diachronic