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FP: Empire revisited: agricultural surveys and the making of colonial landscapes

FP for panel "Empire revisited: agricultural surveys and the making of colonial landscapes", Old and New Worlds: the Global Challenges of Rural History International Conference, Lisbon, 27-30 January 2016 Empire revisited: agricultural surveys and the making of colonial landscapes Organizers: Cláudia Castelo, CIUHC, University of Lisbon; Maria do Mar Gago, ICS, University of Lisbon; Marta Macedo, CIUHCT, University of Lisbon To propose a paper for this panel, contact cscastelo@fc.ul.pt Deadline for submissions, 31 March 2015 This panel intends to bring together themes and approaches from the history of science, the history of imperialism and the rural history. Our goal is to discuss a central practice of modern European empires, which is directly connected to scientific expertise: the agricultural surveys. The reports produced by scientists working in these surveys are outstanding sources for colonial history. They provide us new insights into aspects of environmental (natura

Postdoctoral Research Position, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Berlin Natural History Museum Current vacancies Researcher – “Berlin’s Brachiosaurus as a Scientific Object” Our Mission: Discovering and describing life and earth – with people, through dialogue. The Berlin Natural History Museum is an integrated Research Museum of the Leibniz Society recognized for its excellence, international presence, and globally networked research infrastructure. It is active in three closely linked fields: collections-based research, collections development, and research-based public outreach and education. Job Category: Researcher (m/f) Hours: Full time Time Period: Third party funding (subject to grant approval) starting at earliest possible date, limited to 36 months Pay: E13 TV-L Berlin Background The Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, together with the Institut für Kunstwissenschaften und Historische Urbanistik at the Technical University of Berlin, the Institute of Asian and African Studies, and the Bild Wissen Gestaltung excellence cluster of Berlin’s Humb

Clystere n° 38 mars 2015

Clystère n° 38 – Mars 2015 est paru ( March 2015 is online / Marzo de 2015 es aparecida) : http://www.clystere.com Dr Jean-Pierre Martin service de gériatrie centre hospitalier Jean Leclaire 24200 Sarlat-la-Canéda France ---------------------------------------------------------- Clystère : E-revue histoire des objets et instruments médicaux anciens, histoire de la santé : www.clystere.com ----------------------------------------------------------- SOMMAIRE N° 38 –MARS 2015 L’image du mois : Un clystère sur une chromolithographie publicitaire. Histoire des instruments : -          Trois objets égyptiens antiques du Musée du Val-de-Grâce (Richard-Alain Jean) -          La trépanation oculaire mécanique invention de Louis de Wecker (Jean-Michel Meunier) Histoire de la santé : -          Un diplôme, une médaille, une évocation de l’École Française d’Orthopédie et de Massage  (Bernard Petitdant) -          Intervention malheureuse de Röntgen (René Van Tiggelen) En musardant sur la Toile Cou

Wellcome Trust Research Bursaries

Dear colleagues, With apologies for cross-posting. I just wanted to bring to the attention of this list the new Wellcome Trust Research Bursaries scheme. This scheme is for small and medium-scale research projects based on library or archive collections supported by the Wellcome Trust. Projects must focus either on Wellcome Library holdings (http://wellcomelibrary.org/collections/) or on any collection supported by a previous Wellcome Trust Research Resources grant (http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Medical-humanities/Funding-schemes/Research-resources-awards/Projects-funded/index.htm), but they need not be historically grounded. These awards can support experienced researchers based in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Applications may also be made from scholars based outside the UK or the Republic of Ireland who wish to carry out research on a collection supported by the Trust. Awards are not limited to academic researchers. Applications may also be submitted by conservators, artis

Job opportunity: 1-year teaching associate in the history of modern science

Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge Applications are invited for a 1-year teaching associate in the history of modern science. The successful candidate will have completed a PhD (and will hold a PhD certificate) before taking up the post. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the lecturing, supervising, examination and administration of courses for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Department. The candidate should be prepared to deliver lectures and supervise written work on a broad range of topics in the history of the natural sciences during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries up through the end of World War II. This will include up to 24 lectures, together with leading a primary source seminar and an MPhil seminar. Key lecturing responsibilities will include courses on 'Science and Empire' and 'Science and Technology, 1914-1945'. The position will start on 1 September 2015, and will include an

CFP: The Tree of Knowledge: Theories of Sciences and Arts in Central Europe, Warsaw, 28-29 May 2015 - reminder

This is just a reminder about a call for papers for the “Tree of Knowledge” seminar, to be held at the University of Warsaw in May. For details see below. Michal Choptiany The Tree of Knowledge: Theories of Sciences and Arts in Central Europe, 1400−1700 Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, Poland Date: 28th–29th May 2015 Call for Papers We invite submissions for papers to be given at the forthcoming seminar on theories of knowledge in late medieval and early modern Central European sources.  The seminar is open to all scholars working in the field of early modern intellectual history, or related disciplines such as history of philosophy or theology, but contributions from younger scholars (doctoral candidates and post-doctoral fellows) are particularly invited.  It seeks to investigate the way in which new currents of reflection on epistemology, the structure of knowledge, and the relations between arts and sciences impacted the intellectual culture of Central Europe on

The BSPS Annual Conference: CfP deadline approaches

B RITISH SOCIETY FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2–3 July 2015, University of Manchester Please note that the deadline for receipt of abstracts is Saturday, 7 March. Submission instructions are reproduced below, together with updated accessibility information. Plenary Speakers: Katherine Brading (Notre Dame) Émilie du Châtelet and the foundations of physical science Havi Carel (Bristol) Illness, pathology and disease: a phenomenological analysis Kim Sterelny (ANU) Cumulative Cultural Evolution and The Origins of Language Mauricio Suárez (Madrid) Propensities and Statistical Modeling Local organiser: Michael Rush Call for Papers Submissions are invited from anyone with a scholarly interest in the philosophy of science. Graduate students are particularly encouraged. (Graduate bursaries will be available.) Papers may be on any topic within the philosophy of science and should be suitable for presentation in 20 minutes, which will allow 10 minutes discussion. Abstracts shou

CfP "Doing Science: Texts, Patterns, Practices" 20.-21. November 2015, University of Cologne

CONFERENCE “DOING SCIENCE: TEXTS, PATTERNS, PRACTICES” UNIVERSITY OF COLOGNE, 20. – 21. NOVEMBER 2015 The relationship between science and literature continues to spark critical cross- and intradisciplinary debates. From the late 1970s, Bruno Latour’s work in laboratory studies and sociology of science moved scientific practice and its interrelations with texts into critical focus, and scholars like Gillian Beer established the study of literature and science as a field that takes account of the “two-way traffic” between the disciplines. Following these developments, the last four decades have seen a surge in representations of “doing science”, including, but by no means limited to, the role of texts, patterns, and laboratory practices. The focus of the two-day conference organised by the Department of English in collaboration with the a.r.t.e.s. Research Lab “Transformations of Knowledge” is on the mutual influence of scientific practice and textual production in the later twentieth t


En su deseo de  impulsar los  estudios sobre el pasado de las Ciencias  de la Salud, la Fundación Uriach 1838 tiene instituido un premio anual de ámbito internacional, el cual será  adjudicado al mejor trabajo que, a juicio  de  un  jurado designado al  efecto,  trate  de  un tema sobre Historia y Ciencias de la Salud. Su concesión se adaptará a las siguientes BASES 1. El  XLVI   Premio   Fundación  Uriach   “Historia   de   la   Medicina”  correspondiente  a  2015 está dotado con 3.000 euros y un accésit de 1.000 euros. 2. Las  monografías  que  opten  al  Premio  deberán  ser  originales e inéditas,  no  siendo  aceptadas  aquellas que  en  el  momento  de  la  adjudicación  hayan sido  publicadas  total  o  parcialmente,  así como tampoco las presentadas a otros concursos. 3. Los trabajos deberán ser presentados en formato  electrónico junto a una copia  impresa con interlineado  doble y  un máximo de  80.000 caracteres,   con   espacios,   incluyendo   bibliografía   o   referencia

Mind, Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School and Conference

Mind, Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School and Conference 23 – 25 July 2015: St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford Two linked events exploring areas in which the philosophy of mind and ethics or the philosophy of value make contact with issues about mental health. Conference 25 July 2015 A one-day international conference delivered by renowned experts in the field through keynote lectures including: Willing Addicts? Drinkers, Dandies, Druggies and other Dionysians: Owen Flanagan (James B Duke Professor and Professor of Neurobiology, Duke University, USA) Psychopathology and self-relatedness: conceptual issues: Gerrit Glass (Professor of Philosophy and Psychiatry, VU University, Netherlands) Premembering Perception: Anna Christina Nobre (Professor of Translational Cognitive Neuroscience, Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity and Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK) DSM-5:

Beques per a l'escola de primavera "LIVING IN A TOXIC WORLD"

Beques per a l'escola de primavera "LIVING IN A TOXIC WORLD" Beques per a l'escola de primavera "LIVING IN A TOXIC WORLD" oferides per l'Intitut López Piñero (Universitat de València) 8th European Spring School in History of Science and Popularization. LIVING IN A TOXIC WORLD : (1800-2000) EXPERTS, ACTIVISM, INDUSTRY AND REGULATION, Maó (Menorca), 14-16 May 2015 [Llegir més] http://www.uv.es/uvweb/institut-universitari-historia-medicina-ciencia-lopez-pinero/ca/institut-historia-medicina-ciencia-lopez-pinero/beques-escola-primavera-living-in-toxic-world-oferides-intitut-lopez-pinero-universitat-valencia-1285893059754/Novetat.html?id=1285929061678

Lo local y lo global en la historia de la salud y de la enfermedad

Estimados, Tenemos el placer de invitarle a participar de la llamada Temática "Lo local y lo global en la historia de la salud y de la enfermedad" de la revista electrónica Dimensiones de (UFES),  El plazo de presentación finaliza el 30 de mayo 2015. Más información en: http://periodicos.ufes.br/dimensoes En los últimos años, el conocimiento sobre la historia de la salud y de la enfermedad se ha extendido con diferentes enfoques y metodologías practicadas por los historiadores sociales y estudiosos de la salud y de la historia de la medicina. Los estudios sobre la relación entre las epidemias y los conflictos sociales; políticas y promoción sanitaria; los movimientos de población; el cuidado y la asistencia; condiciones de vida y el conocimiento local; son temas que han permitido comprender mejor la compleja dinámica entre los niveles locales y globales en la salud y la enfermedad. El objectivo de este número es agregar contribuciones que ayudan a

Collecting Genomics at the Wellcome Library - new archives available to view

T he Wellcome Library is pleased to announce that several new collections on the theme of genomics are now available to view on site in the Library. For the past three years the Wellcome Library has been making a concerted effort to collect and catalogue important collections that document the development of genomics in the UK during the twentieth century. The archives cover key events from the latter half of the century including the sequencing of the first entire genome (that of the nematode worm C. elegans), the development of computational analysis to support and improve genome sequencing, and the international Human Genome Project that sequenced the first human genome and made the data freely accessible. In brief, the collections comprise the archives of: Sir John Sulston: first director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute who led British participation in the Human Genome Project and won a Nobel Prize for his work on C. elegans. Richard Durbin: c