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Society for the History of Navy Medicine Conference

The Society for the HIstory of Navy Medicine will hold its annual conference jointly with the North American Society for Oceanic History and the North Atlantic Fisheries History Association.  The venue is Portland, Maine, May 11-16, 2016.  Please go to the URL to see the Call for Papers. Send proposals to Vic Mastone at victor.mastone@state.ma.us with copy to SHNM Executive Director, Annette Finley-Croswhite at acroswhi@odu.edu Paper Proposals due by February 1, 21016 Contact Info:  Annette Finley-Croswhite, Ph.D. Professor of History, Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA  23529-0091: acroswhi@odu.edu Contact Email:  acroswhi@odu.edu URL:  https://historyofnavymedicine.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/screen-shot-2015-11-11-at-3-57-56-pm.png


Colleagues: You can view the latest batch of recent doctoral dissertations harvested from the issues 76-02 A and B of Dissertation Abstracts pertaining to aspects of the broad scope of the history of medicine and science at the following URL:   http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/histmed/dissertations ProQuest has altered how they put out their individual issues.   No longer do they correlate to one month, so the dating is more random.   Thus titles will range from 2015-yes they have some 2015 dates-back into the late 1930’s. There is one additional aspect to point out about this latest batch of dissertations that make it unique.   The University of Southern California downloaded the past 75+ years of its dissertations into the current issues-thus you will find titles dating back into the 1920”s.   While there are no abstracts for these earlier works you can pull up the full text of these dissertations. Please share this information with your colleagues

Call for Submissions: Georg Büchner and the Science of Life. Ed. by Roland Borgards, Johannes Lehmann

Call for Contributions: Georg Büchner and the Science of Life (Georg Büchner und die Wissenschaft vom Leben) Ed. by Roland Borgards, Johannes Lehmann Büchner was a zoologist. To call him a physician misses the textual facts of the Mémoire and the ‘Probevorlesung’; to generally refer to him as a scientist does not do justice to the conceptually clear questions of these two texts which mainly focus on and discuss problems of comparative anatomy: the study of bodyplans, developmental history, the relationship of neuroanatomy and osteology. This empirically profound research is accompanied by methodological reflections, especially on the opposition of the teleological and genetic method. As a zoologist, Büchner is chiefly concerned with neither classificatory nor ethological, but above all foundational biotheoretical questions. This interest corresponds with the contemporary scientific field in which his research is situated: Biology has only been established recently a

Conference CfP - Alcohol flows across cultures: drinking cultures in transnational and comparative perspective

Alcohol Flows Across Cultures. Drinking Cultures in Transnational and Comparative Perspective. International Research Symposium St Anne’s College, Oxford, 29 – 30 June 2016 Alcohol consumption is currently seen as a major public health hazard across the globe. The medicalisation of alcohol use has become a prominent discourse that guides policy makers and impacts public perceptions of alcohol and drinking. This symposium intends to map the historical and cultural dimension of these phenomena and to trace the development of changing attitudes to consumption and historical and contemporary representations of alcohol and drinking in different regions, from the pre-modern to the postcolonial period. Emphasis is on the connected histories of different regions and populations across the globe in terms of their consumption patterns, government policies, economics and representations of alcohol and drinking. This transnational perspective facilitates an understanding of the

2016-2017 Consortium Fellowships

Fellowships Available 2016-2017 Academic Year The Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine invites applications for fellowships in the history of science, technology and medicine, broadly construed. Opportunities include: short-term Research Fellowships; nine-month Dissertation Writing Fellowships; and a nine-month NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Consortium comprises 24 educational and cultural institutions using their exceptional resources to promote academic and public understanding of the history of science, technology and medicine. The Consortium offers rich opportunities for research. Taken together, its collections of rare books, manuscripts and artifacts are unparalleled in historical depth as well as breadth. The Consortium also provides a vibrant, challenging and collegial community. Fellows participate in public and scholarly events, as well as informal reading and writing groups, held at