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Master's in history of science, technology and medicine at Manchester

The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at The University of Manchester is still accepting applications for its taught Master's programmes until Friday 31 July . CHSTM offers taught Master's (MSc) study on three interconnected pathways: Science communication : a new programme combining a theoretical grounding in history and policy studies with practical insight and experience from print and broadcast journalism, museums and public events, public policy and advocacy, and other professional fields. History of science, technology and medicine : a wide-ranging investigation of the ideas, people, institutions and controversies that created some of the definitive expert cultures of our time, focusing on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Medical humanities : a strongly interdisciplinary pathway combining historical understanding of medicine and healthcare with approaches from literary stud

Two New Books on Object-based History

I would like to call attention to two new books related to object-centered history based on major exhibitions at Harvard's Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. (1) Time and Time Again: How Science and Culture Shape the Past, Present, and Future , by Sara J. Schechner.  Published by the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. This is a lavishly-illustrated, 296-pp exhibition catalog for an exhibition by the same name in 2013 ( http://chsi.harvard.edu/chsi_tta.html ). Drawing upon collections in Harvard’s scientific, historical, archaeological, anthropological, and natural history museums and libraries, the book examines time finding from nature and time keeping by human artifice.  Readers of this book will explore cultural beliefs about the creation and end of time, the flow of time, and personal time as marked by rites of passage. They will take time out and examine the power of keeping time together in music, dance, work, and faith. They will disc

Panace@, número 41

Estimados compañeros: en nombre de la redacción y del equipo técnico de Panace@ tengo el placer de anunciar que el número 41 de la revista, con el índice que copio debajo, ya se puede consultar en la dirección  http://www.tremedica.org/panacea/PanaceaActual.htm . Esperamos que disfrutéis de su contenido y que las ilustraciones que lo adornan sean de vuestro agrado. Aprovechamos la ocasión para contaros que  Panace@  cumplirá 15 años el próximo mes de septiembre. Para agasajarla hemos organizado una mesa redonda en el Colegio de Médicos de Salamanca, el martes 29 de septiembre, día de San Miguel, a las 19,30 horas. En dicha mesa participarán un médico traductor, una profesora de traducción y traductora, un alumno que acaba de terminar sus estudios de traducción, los que se han encargado en estos años de las ilustraciones (Laura Munoa y Juan Valentín Fernández de la Gala) y yo misma.  Invitamos a todos los que no estén demasiado lejos de Salamanca a que vengan a acomp

Open panels: Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas (2-5 June 2016, College Park, MD/Washington, DC)

Dear colleagues, We hope this message finds you in good spirits for the summer. We write to share information on panels that are seeking additional presenters for next year's conference on translation and transmission. Please find the full list here: http://oieahc.wm.edu/conferences/supported/translation/call.cfm All panels must be filled by 15 October; please submit early to give panel organizers enough time to review materials. We have also created a googledoc for people who are willing to chair a panel: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yx1cQiRzzuRq5TYLUBtBRx8on6TCZwD4QYLjYtI4sf0/edit . Finally, here is some general information on the conference: In the coming months, we will create a page with information on registration and accommodations. All information will be available on the main site, http://oieahc.wm.edu/conferences/supported/translation/index.html . There you will find the program of panel sessions that will convene at the University of Maryland, begi

William Bynum Essay Prize (Medical History) – still time left to enter!

The William Bynum Prize will be awarded to the author of an original essay on any theme relating to the history of medicine and its related sciences. This international competition is open to doctoral students and early post-doctoral researchers (candidates who have completed their PhDs not longer than 3 years before submission of the entry). The Prize’s awarding committee will be chaired by Professor Bynum himself, supported by the editor and members of the editorial advisory board of the journal Medical History. The Prize is generously supported by Cambridge University Press, publishers of Medical History. The Prize is coordinated by Medical History's editorial office which resides within the Centre for Global Health Histories, Department of History, University of York. All enquiries regarding the competition should be directed to the editor of Medical History, Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Director of the Centre for Global Health Histories. Please note that the specifica