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Call for Papers: Architecture and Experience in the Nineteenth Century, Oxford, March 2016

Call for Papers: Architecture and Experience in the Nineteenth Century 17-18 March 2016 - St John’s College, Oxford Submission deadline: 5 November 2015 Victorians constructed their buildings to be more than just seen; they were made to be inhabited. This seemingly obvious statement raises an important but often overlooked question: how was architecture experienced in the nineteenth century? This period witnessed unprecedented urban growth, radical new materials, invented building types and sometimes dangerous technologies. Now more than ever buildings embodied the cultural values of their patrons, architects, and builders. The aesthetics of churches were shaped by desires to secure particular responses from congregations. The architecture of scientific laboratories could be intended to guide specific approaches to knowledge production. Of course once complete, the meanings of such works were unstable and subject to an audience’s interpretation. Architectural history ha

EASTM: New Special Issue published #38

The special issue #38 "Knowledge Spheres: Borderlines and Intersections of Expertise and Knowing in China, Song to Qing" of the J ournal of EAST ASIAN SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE is published and available online at www.eastm.org Table of Contents Introduction from the Guest Editors, by Dagmar Schäfer and Sun Xiaochun The Northern Song State’s Financial Support for Astronomy, by Sun Xiaochun and Han Yi Text and Teacher in the Transmission of Alchemical Knowledge: Wu Wu and His Works, by Juan He Healing and Ritual Imagination in Chinese Medicine: The Multiple Interpretations of Zhuyou, by Philip Cho Reviews Emily Byrne Curtis (ed.), Pure Brightness Shines Everywhere: The Glass of China, reviewed by Li Hui Joachim Kurtz, The Discovery of Chinese Logic, reviewed by Vivienne Alleton Thomas O. Höllmann, Schlafender Lotos, trunkenes Huhn: Kulturgeschichte der chinesischen Küche, reviewed by Jeanette Werning Marta E. Hanson, Speaking of Epidemic

EASTM: Issue #37 online

Issue #37 of EAST ASIAN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MEDICINE is now available online at www.eastm.org Table of Contents Note from the Editor-in-Chief Wang Xiaotong on Right Triangles: Six Problems from ‘Continuation of Ancient Mathematics’ (Seventh Century AD) by Tina Su-lyn Lim and Donald B. Wagner Ancient Chinese People’s Knowledge of Macrofungi during the Period from 220 to 589 by Lu Di Reviews Roderich Ptak (ed.), Marine Animals in Traditional China—Meerestiere im traditionellen China,  reviewed by Hartmut Walravens Annick Horiuchi, Japanese Mathematics in the Edo Period (1600-1868), reviewed by Jiři Hudeček Paul U. Unschuld (ed.), Bioethik: Chinesische Texte zu Stammzellen-forschung, Sterbehilfe und AIDS, reviewed by Philippe Brunozzi Dagmar Schäfer, The Crafting of the 10,000 Things: Knowledge and Technology in Seventeenth-century China, reviewed by Roslyn Lee Hammers Sigrid Schmalzer, The People’s Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in T

2-year post-doc in the history of medicine at Kings College London

Kings College London invites applications for a position as Research and Teaching Associate in History of Science and Medicine. This is a two-year, fixed term post with a split of 80% research and 20% teaching. The post-holder will be located within the Department of History and become a member of the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. Research will be conducted in association with a Wellcome Trust programme of research led by Dr Abigail Woods, on the theme of One Medicine: The connected histories of human and animal health, c1800-present. Applications are invited from scholars whose research already addresses this theme, or who would like to propose a plan of research on this topic to be conducted for the duration of the post. The successful candidate will work closely with Dr Woods and her associates in research, publications, outreach activities and conference organisation. Teaching duties will comprise c.40 hours of contact time per year, d

Technologies of Daily Life in Ancient Greece, Swansea 2-3 July, registration

Swansea University will host the first Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies Regional Conference on 2-3 July 2015. The topic is Technologies of Daily Life in Ancient Greece.  http://www.swansea.ac.uk/todl/ Talks on a variety of everyday ancient Greek technologies, some with demonstrations, and all with Q & A, will run from late afternoon on Thursday through to Friday evening, concluding with a reception and lecture at the Waterfront Museum Swansea, sponsored by the Learned Society of Wales, and held there jointly with the British Society for the History of Science. There will be multiple opportunities for delegates to try their hand at some of the ancient arts and crafts featured, such as gem-cutting, food production and preservation, drilling and grinding, and cosmetic-, medicine- and pigment-production. The conference will be of interest to anyone wanting to learn about the quotidian technologies of