Mostrando entradas de septiembre 6, 2015

Workshop announcement: "Comparative perspectives on body materiality and structure in Sinitic and East Asian medicines", Oct. 2-4, 2015, University of Michigan

Workshop announcement: "Comparative perspectives on body materiality and structure in the history of Sinitic and East Asian medicines", 2-4 October 2015,  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Co-sponsored by The Wellcome Trust/”Beyond Tradition” Project at EASTmedicine, University of Westminster, London; the American Council of Learned Societies/Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange; and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Description and goals How did practitioners of East Asian medicine historically understand the material structures of the human body?  How did ideas from the Chinese (Sinitic) tradition compare to and interact with ideas from other healing traditions?  How did different actors create, assess, and disseminate knowledge about bodily structure, and how were perceptions of bodily structure intertwined with ideas about health, illness, and therapeutics?  Our workshop w

Leibniz Summer School.

Dear friends and colleagues, As you may know, the next year is the tercentenary of Leibniz’s death; Leibniz’s home towns, Leipzig and Hannover, would like to commemorate him by organizing a Summer School open to Master students, PhD students and young post-docs working on Leibniz or related topics. The School will be held in Leipzig and Hannover from July 7th to July 16th, 2016 (the big 10th International Leibniz-Konress will be held in Hannover in the following week), and will consist in lectures by Leibniz scholars, as well as discussions on the students’ work. The Leipzig-Hannover organization will provide lodging, food, and some limited allowance to cover the travel expenses. We hope to be able to host about 30 students of various ages and backgrounds. More informations on the School, as well as an application form, may be found here: https://www.leibniz2016.de/summerschool.html The deadline for applications is the end of the year. Please feel free to circulate t

PCA ACA Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Popular Culture

The "Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Culture" area for the 2016 Popular and American Culture Association meeting in Seattle invites proposals related to the portrayal of health, illness, and health care in the discourses of popular and American culture.  Proposals representing perspectives in the humanities and the arts (e.g., film, history, literature, visual arts), social sciences (e.g., anthropology, cultural studies, sociology), and mass media (e.g., print or electronic journalism) in historical or contemporary contexts are welcome. Individual and full panel proposals are considered. For full panel proposals (generally four persons) please include titles and abstracts for all participants. Subject areas might include but are not limited to: Narratives of physical and mental illness or disability told from the perspective of patient and/or provider in contemporary pop culture media: fiction, poetry, graphic fiction, memoir, television, f

Nuevo catálogo Rebiun

El próximo 17 de septiembre  se presentará oficialmente el nuevo  Catálogo Colectivo de la Red de Bibliotecas Universitarias (Catálogo REBIUN): La fuerza de la cooperación: el nuevo catálogo colectivo de la Red de Bibliotecas Universitarias (REBIUN) http://www.bne.es/es/Actividades/2015/septiembre/NuevoCatalogoREBIUN.html El catálogo Colectivo Rebiun reúne los registros bibliográficos de las 76 bibliotecas universitarias y del CSIC, además incluyen registros bibliográficos de la Biblioteca Nacional de España, Biblioteca Nacional de Catalunya entre otras bibliotecas asociadas. En él es posible consultar más de 13 millones de registros bibliográficos, que como todos sabemos incluyen desde un importante fondo antiguo a obras de investigación actuales. La consulta sencilla y la avanzada amplían las posibilidades de refinar los resultados gracias a los filtros que aparecen en el menú derecho. Se estructuran en los siguientes campos: centros, formato, subcatálogo, fecha, autor,

Call for Papers - From Sea to Sky: the Evolution of Air Navigation from the Ocean and Beyond, Greenwich, June 2016

Call for Papers From Sea to Sky: the Evolution of Air Navigation from the Ocean and Beyond National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London Thursday 9-Friday 10 June 2016 Royal Museums Greenwich and the Royal Institute of Navigation are planning another of their joint conferences bringing together current research in the history of navigation. The next conference will explore the evolution of aeronautical navigation and its relationships to practices at sea. Proposals for papers are currently being sought. Deadline for abstracts: 6 November 2015 Full details at http://www.rmg.co.uk/researchers/conferences-and-seminars/sea-to-sky