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Scientiae Oxford 2016 Call for Papers

Call for Papers Scientiae Oxford 2016 St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, 5-7 July 2016 Keynote Speakers: Martin Kemp (Oxford), Wouter Hanegraaff (Amsterdam), Third Speaker TBC Convenor: Georgiana Hedesan (Oxford), Senior Adviser: Howard Hotson (Oxford), Organising Team: Karen Hollewand (Oxford), Cornelis Schilt (Sussex), Luca Guariento (Glasgow) Proposals are invited for the fifth annual  Scientiae conference on disciplines of knowing in the early modern world (roughly 1400-1800). The major premise of this conference series is that knowledge during this period was inherently interdisciplinary, involving complex mixtures of theories, practices and objects, which had yet to be separated into their modern ‘scientific’ configurations. Although centred on attempts to understand and control the natural world, Scientiae addresses natural philosophy, natural history, and the scientiae mixtae within a wide range of related fields, including but n

New Publication about Science and Literature in Catalan

New book about science and literature published in Catalan by Xavier Duran: "La ciència en la literatura. Un viatge per la història de la ciència vista per escriptors de tots els temps" Universitat de Barcelona Publicacions i Edicions Col·lecció Catàlisi  363 pàgs. ISBN 978-84-475-4233-8 Carlos Gámez Pérez PhD Candidate in Romance Studies and Teaching Assistant Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Merrick Building 210-24 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL

Postdoc position (2 years): Histories of thought experiments at Aarhus University, Denmark

The Sapere Aude project Intuitions in Science and Philosophy, funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research and led by Samuel Schindler will investigate the role and nature of intuitive judgements in science and philosophy. Whereas intuitive judgements in philosophy have been much debated in recent years, little attention has been paid to intuitive judgments in science. This is where the project will step in. In particular, it will investigate intuitive judgements in thought experiments in physics and in the form of acceptability judgements in linguistics. The results of these investigations will be related to debates about the evidential function of intuitive judgements in philosophy.    The project will cooperate with several renowned scholars in the field and organize two major conferences and a workshop. Each of the project members will be able to visit the project’s cooperation partners abroad. The starting date is negotiable. The project duration is four years. The

Call for Papers: Religion and Medicine

Paper proposals are invited for a conference on ‘Religion and medicine: healing the body and soul from the Middle Ages to the modern day’ that will take place at Birkbeck, University of London, 15–16 July 2016 . The conference is convened by Katherine Harvey, John Henderson and Carmen Mangion. In the contemporary Western world, religion and medicine are increasingly separated, but through much of history they have been closely interrelated. This relationship has been characterised by some conflict, but also by a great deal of cooperation. Religious perspectives have informed both the understanding of and approaches to health and sickness, whilst religious personnel have frequently been at the forefront of medical provision. Religious organisations were, moreover, often at the heart of the response to medical emergencies, and provided key healing environments, such as hospitals and pilgrimage sites. This conference will explore the relationship between religion and medicine in

Call for Papers: Images and Texts in Medical History Workshop

April 11, 2016 to April 13, 2016 Location: Maryland, United States Images and Texts in Medical History: A Workshop in Methods, Tools, and Data from the Digital Humanities seeks applications from historians and librarians interested in applying digital humanities tools to researching the history of medicine. Designed to encourage collaborative learning and innovative approaches, this free workshop will provide participants with a deeper appreciation of innovative methods and data sources useful for analyzing images and texts in the field of medical history. The workshop will take place at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, on April 11-13, 2016. The workshop is a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities, the Wellcome Trust, the U.S. National Library of Medicine, and Virginia Tech. All participants must apply to be invited to attend. Application deadline: September 30, 2015. Information about presenters, loc