Mostrando entradas de diciembre 13, 2015

Dossier: Science and Technology in Ibero-America

Type:  Call for Papers Date:  March 4, 2016 Location:  Chile Subject Fields:  Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology Dossier: Science and Technology in Ibero-America Studies about science and technology have been captivating historiographic interest in Ibero-America. A series of important work has recently appeared related to the history of medicine, expeditions, cartography, information technology, the development of aeronautics and energy in addition to other fields which link technology and progress in Ibero-America. As a way to spur this emerging historiographic trend  Hib, Revista de Historia Iberoamericana,  will dedicate a special dossier to this topic accepting new approaches and perspectives on this theme, especially from young scholars. This dossier looks to expand the analysis and publish work that, for example: contributes to the understanding regarding the adaptation processes of

Infinite Idealizations in Science, June 8-9, 2016 at LMU Munich

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy invites abstracts for the following event: Infinite Idealizations in Science MCMP, LMU Munich  June 8-9, 2016 http://www.iis2016. philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/ index.html ****************************** *************** Infinite idealizations are assumptions that play an important role in physics, biology, economics, and many others sciences. Putative examples include an infinite population size in population genetics, an infinite number of components in the theory of phase transitions and an infinite number of persons consuming an infinite number of (infinitely divisible) goods in large-scale economic models. Although these idealizations are generally uncontroversial in the scientific community, they have been at the center of recent philosophical debates about reduction, explanation and the status of m

Call for manuscripts – book series Cultural Dynamics of Science

The series Cultural Dynamics of Science (CDS) just published its first volume: Bernard Lightman, ed. Global Spencerism. The Communication and Appropriation of a British Evolutionist . Leiden: Brill, 2015. See: http://www.brill.com/products/ book/global-spencerism A number of further titles are in preparation. Yet we would like to use this opportunity to remind interested authors to submit manuscripts to our series. http://www.brill.com/products/ series/cultural-dynamics- science CDS aims to contribute to on-going efforts in the history of science to understand the relations between the production, communication, consumption and use of knowledge without having recourse to the traditional equation of popularization with notions such as 'diffusion' and 'simplification'.  The same goes for the distinctions they imply between expert knowledge and practices, on one side, and lay communities and understanding on the other. Focused on the modern period, from the Enlight

Curso de postgrado: "Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad: Métodos y materiales"

25/01/2016 - 11/05/2016 Dirección: Ana Romero de Pablos y Mario Toboso  (IFS, CCHS-CSIC)   Matrícula: 100€ Aviso importante: No se devolverá el importe de matrícula.   Dirigido: profesores de enseñanza secundaria y de universidad; licenciados y doctores   Áreas de interés: disciplinas y especialidades relacionadas con las ciencias, las tecnologías y la sociedad y las nuevas formas de comprender, comunicar, evaluar y enseñar la actividad científica y tecnológica   Hora lectivas: 45 horas   Horario: Lunes 25 de enero y todos los miércoles desde el 3 de febrero hasta el 11 de mayo de 2016, de 16:00 a 19:00 hrs.   Lugar: Sala José Gaos 3C Instituto de Filosofía Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, CSIC. C/ Albasanz 26-28, (Madrid)   Metro: L5 Ciudad Lineal (salida c/Albarracín) o Suanzes. L7 Hnos. García Noblejas   Organiza: Departamento de Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad (Instituto de

PhD student position at Chalmers, deadline 7 January 2016

Dear SIGCIS members, Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, is looking for a PhD student in the history of science and technology, deadline 7 January 2016. http://www.chalmers.se/en/ about-chalmers/vacancies/? rmpage=job&rmjob=3425 The recruitment is part of the build-up of a research group in the history of technology and science at Chalmers. Current members of the group include SIGCIS members Per Lundin (author of Computers in Swedish Society ) and Gustav Sjöblom (SIGCIS Vice Chair for Europe), so this is a great opportunity to do history of computing. If you have any queries, please contact me or Per. Best wishes, Gustav

Pilgrimage, Shrines and Healing in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Type:  Call for Papers Date:  March 11, 2016 Location:  United Kingdom Subject Fields:  British History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, European History / Studies, French History / Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies Pilgrimage, Shrines and Healing in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe A one-day symposium at the University of Chester, hosted in collaboration with Plymouth University 24 June 2016 Plenary Speakers: Anthony Bale (Birkbeck) & Elizabeth Tingle (Plymouth) Call for Papers Pilgrimage is a spiritual undertaking with a long history. Taken up by Christians as early as the second century, pilgrims journeyed to holy sites to enhance their faith with prayers and also for the expiation of sin in the performance of public penance. The association with early Christian shrines as spaces for healing replaced earlier pagan traditions and, in turn, generated a thriving medieval material culture of pilgr

Call for papers for 'Food, Culture, and Society' special issue

Type: Call for Papers Date:  December 10, 2015 to January 31, 2016 Subject Fields: Asian History / Studies, Geography, Social Sciences, Sociology, Urban History / Studies Call for Submissions: Special Issue of Food, Culture and Society We are looking for two more papers to be part of a themed issue titled ‘Eating in the City’ for the journal Food, Culture and Society . The themed issue is interdisciplinary and we welcome contributions focusing on Asian cities or Asian migration in cities. If you are interested to submit a paper, please contact Kelvin Low ( kelvinlow@nus.edu.sg ) and Elaine Ho ( elaine.ho@nus.edu.sg ) before 31 January 2016. Timeline: first drafts by April 2016 with anticipated publication date in 2017 Food plays a central role in everyday social life. Taken together, food and foodways constitute the manner in which people relate to urban space and to one other. As cities transform, the ways that people eat and procure food also change,

Food Cultural Studies and the Transhispanic World (Proposals due Jan. 15, 2016)

Type: Call for Papers Date: January 15, 2016 Subject Fields: Chicana/o History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Humanities, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies Call for Papers: Food Cultural Studies and the Transhispanic World Proposals due January 15, 2016 We invite proposals for the special issue Food Cultural Studies and the Transhispanic World for a leading Hispanic Cultural Studies journal. This collection of articles will demonstrate the diversity of approaches that cultural studies scholars use to explore discourses centered on food, cuisine, gastronomy, and agriculture in Peninsular, Latin American, and Latino/a cultural production. Food studies scholarship tends to give the Iberian Peninsula little critical attention, in spite of its centrality to the transatlantic exchanges that introduced iconic foodstuffs vital to the later development of many of Europe’s national cuisines. Like

Family in Medical and Legal Discourse German Studies Association panel

Type:  Call for Papers Date:  September 29, 2016 to October 2, 2016 Location:  California, United States Subject Fields:  German History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Law and Legal History, Literature, Women's & Gender History / Studies FAMILY IN MEDICAL AND LEGAL DISCOURSE The GSA Family and Kinship Network is organizing a number of panels on "Family in Medical and Legal Discourse" for the 2016 Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, September 29th-October 2nd in San Diego, CA. We invite proposals for individual papers and pre-formed panels (normally consisting of three papers) treating the topic of family and kinship and medical and legal interventions in our understanding of these groupings. Some considerations might be: How are families formed and recognized under either or both of these lenses? To what extent do blood ties and law constitute families and to what extent do they constitu

GHI Panel Series at GSA: Knowledge and Migration

Type:  Call for Papers Date:  January 15, 2016 Location:  United States Subject Fields:  German History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Communication, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology The German Historical Institute in Washington (GHI) is organizing a number of panels on the topic of knowledge and migration for the 2016 Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, to be held on September 29-October 2, 2016, in San Diego, California. We invite proposals for individual papers or for complete panels addressing the intersection of the history of knowledge and the history of migration in any time period. We are particularly interested in the question how knowledge was produced, shared, and transformed in connection with migration. Possible topics are: religious knowledge in processes of migration and integration education and strategies of  acquiring cultural capital in processes of migration migrants’ med

Call for Applications: 2016-17 Beckman Center Fellowships in the History of Science, Medicine, Technology, and Industry

The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF), an independent research library in Philadelphia, PA, invites applications for short-term and long-term fellowships in the history of science, medicine, technology, and industry ( http://www.chemheritage.org/ research/beckman-center/ beckman-center-fellowships/ apply.aspx) .   Short-term fellows are particularly meant to use the collections, while long-term fellows' work must help to support the mission of the institution and fit with collections more generally. The research collections at CHF range chronologically from the fifteenth century to the present and include 6,000 rare books, significant archival holdings, thousands of images, and a large artifact and fine arts collection, supported by over 100,000 reference volumes and journals. Within the collections there are many areas of special strength, including: alchemy, mining & metallurgy, dyeing and bleaching, balneology, gunpowder

Nuevo número publicado Vol 67, No 2 (2015)

Estimado lector: Asclepio  acaba de publicar su último número en http://asclepio.revistas.csic. es/index.php/asclepio A continuación le mostramos la tabla de contenidos. Puede visitar nuestro sitio web para consultar los artículos que sean de su interés. Gracias por mantener el interés en nuestro trabajo. Edición Electrónica Revistas CSIC - Asclepio editor.revistas@csic.es asclepio.cchs@cchs.csic.es Síganos en Facebook Editorial CSIC https://www.facebook.com/ Editorial-CSIC- 603236716400428/ Asclepio Vol 67, No 2 (2015) Sumario http://asclepio.revistas.csic. es/index.php/asclepio/issue/ view/53 Dossier: Geología, historia y cultura. Las ciencias de la tierra y la historia de la geología en México -------- Introducción: Las Ciencias de la Tierra y la historia de la geología en México (p099)         José Alfredo Uribe Salas Historia, literatura y ciencia en la exploración de las cavernas de Cacahuamilpa en el siglo XIX (p1


FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS The Models and Simulations 7 conference (MS7) will take place in Barcelona, May 18th-20 th , 2016, co-organized by the University of Barcelona and UNED  (Madrid). The Models and Simulations conference series is devoted to exploring philosophical issues arising from the construction and use of models and computer simulations in the natural and social sciences. Previous meetings took place in Paris, Tilburg, Charlottesville, Toronto, Helsinki and Notre Dame. MS7 Plenary Speakers      Anjan Chakravartty (Univ. Notre Dame)      Roman Frigg (LSE)      Sabina Leonelli (Univ. Exeter) Call for Contributed Papers Contributing papers are invited from both philosophers and practicing scientists. Sample topics include (but are not limited to

University Lecturer in Science, Technology and Medicine before 1800 (JN07442)

Salary: £38,896 to £49,230 pa    ADVERT    Applications are invited for a permanent University Lectureship in Science, Technology and Medicine before 1800, to start on 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. Responsibilities will include contributing to all aspects of undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervising and examining, leading research work in early science, medicine and technology, and various administrative duties for the Department.    Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and have an outstanding record of excellence in teaching, research and publication in this area. The Department offers an exceptionally stimulating and supportive interdisciplinary research environment and the opportunity to develop undergraduate and graduate teaching in the post-holder's areas of expertise.    Further particulars are attached. To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the ‘Apply online’ section at th