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AAHM panel on Socialism and Health: Call for Abstracts

We invite submissions for abstracts to join the panel titled Socialism and Health: Socialism and Health: a Global Exchange of Ideas and Practices for the upcoming meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) to be held in Minneapolis, April 29-May 1, 2016. The aim of this panel is to track how ideas of public health, a cornerstone in how socialist states had defined themselves, circulated among socialist countries and welfare states, which practices and concepts were adopted as opposed to others, and how local solutions fed back to the overall idea of health in national contexts. In sum, we ask to what extent can we talk about a distinctly socialist public health? As Cuba’s role in the Ebola epidemic, British debates on the structure of the NHS or rhetoric on American healthcare reform suggest, these are pressing questions even today. Confirmed panelists Miriam Gross (University of Oklahoma) will be addressing Chinese, while Dora Vargha (Birkbeck College,

The Maurice Daumas Prize 2016 - deadline Dec 15, 2015

Maurice Daumas Prize – ICOHTEC’s Article Prize http://www.icohtec.org/resources-prizes-dumas.html The International Committee for the History of Technology, ICOHTEC, welcomes submissions for the Maurice Daumas Prize, which aims to encourage innovative scholarship in the history of technology. ICOHTEC is interested in the history of technological development as well as its relationship to science, society, economy, culture and the environment. There is no limitation as to theoretical or methodological approaches. The prize will be awarded to the author of the best article submitted which deals with the history of technology in any period of the past or in any part of the world and which was published in a journal or edited volume in 2014 or 2015. Eligible for the prize are original articles published in (or later translated into) any of the official ICOHTEC languages (English, French, German, Russian or Spanish). Submissions are welcomed from scholars of any country who are

CFP reminder: deadline approaching for AAHM 2016

Just a quick reminder: less than two weeks to go! The deadline for submitting abstracts for next year's meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) in Minneapolis is Monday, 28 September . The AAHM welcomes papers on the history of health and healing; the history of medical ideas, practices, and institutions; and the history of illness, disease, or public health. Submissions pertaining to all eras and regions of the world are welcome. Papers and panels that expand the horizons of medical history and engage related fields are particularly encouraged. Read the original CFP on Mersenne here . To submit your abstract, follow this link to the AAHM 2016 Call for Papers website . Dr Carsten Timmermann | Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) | Faculty of Life Sciences | Room 2.36 Simon Building | The University of Manchester | Brunswick Street | Manchester | M13 9PL | Tel +44 (0)161 275 7950 | http://www.manchester

Integrated HPS: call for papers

Sixth Integrated History and Philosophy of Science conference (&HPS6) July 3rd-5th 2016 School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh This is the 6th conference of a very successful series of international conferences under the general heading of Integrated History and Philosophy of Science that for the first time is held in the UK. The conference will feature three full days of contributed papers and invited talks that integrate the historical and philosophical analysis of science (i.e., the physical sciences, life sciences, cognitive sciences, and social sciences). This conference will also serve as the 11th annual workshop of the UK Integrated HPS Network. For details and call for papers, please visit: https://philosophyofsciencenetwork.wordpress.com/hps6/ Deadline for contributed paper submission: 23 November 2015. Local organising committee: Alistair Isaac, Michela Massimi, Mark Sprevak.

Applications for EUI PhD Programmes will soon open - 150 grants available

Abierto el programa de becas para hacer el doctorado en el European University Institute, Florencia. http://www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/AcademicService/DoctoralProgramme/Index.aspx Saludos J.L. Barona

Workshop on science fiction and Jules Verne - Special issue of Almagest

Dear friends and colleagues,  I would like to bring to your attention the following: a) Workshop on “Science  Fiction. Jules Verne and 19th century science”, Athens 17-18 December 2015 In connection with several activities concerning the celebration of 2015 as international  year  of Light Coscilit organizes a two-days’ workshop on “Science Fiction. Jules Verne and 19th century science”. We welcome papers for oral presentations of about 20-30 minutes on subjects (indicatively)  related with Jules Verne, his scientific knowledge, the scientific innovations of his time that inspired him, other futuristic novels of that time which had a scientific background, and the influence of Jules Verne for the development of science and technology.  Papers which will discuss other subjects and dimensions of science fiction are also welcome. Deadline for the submission of the papers: 30 October 2015 Registration fees: 80 Euros Registration fees for young scholars, postgradu