Mostrando entradas de febrero 14, 2016

Sites of Invention: Latin America and the Global Making of Historical and Anthropological Knowledge

Type:  Call for Papers Date:  April 15, 2016 Location:  United Kingdom Subject Fields:  Anthropology, Atlantic History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, World History / Studies Conference and Workshop, 9-10 June 2016, University of London Convenors: Mark Thurner (University of London), Tristan Platt (University of St Andrews), Guillermo Zermeño (El Colegio de México) Confirmed Speakers: Serge Gruzinski, François Hartog, Elías Palti, Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra There is strong evidence to suggest that from the sixteenth century forward the region now known as ‘Latin America’ has served not merely as an object of ‘Western’ knowledge but as a locus or site of knowledge production .  This is particularly true of historical and anthropological knowledge.  Notwithstanding, most histories of anthropology and history ignore the region, assigning ancient origins to the Greeks (thus Herod

CfP: Minds and Brains in Everyday Life - June 2016, IASH Edinburgh

Minds and Brains in Everyday Life: Embedding and Negotiating Scientific Concepts in Popular Discourses Symposium, to be held on 8 and 9 June 2016 The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Hope Park Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9NW Call for Papers The aim of this 2-day symposium is to enable an interdisciplinary discussion of how the mind and brain have, historically and in contemporary society, figured in everyday understandings of ourselves. The symposium will address questions such as: How are the mind and brain conceptualized, imagined and quantified in everyday life? How do (neuro)psychological discourses influence the understanding of the mind and brain outside of expert circles? How do these inform concepts of the self, social practices and social relationships in fields such as education, parenting, mental health and law? How do ideas of the mind and brain figure in popular media discourses and with what consequences? Finally, how can we use such

Summer School "Relativism in the Study of Science" (Dubrovnik, July 4th to 10th)

Summer School on “Relativism in the Study of Science”, Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, July 4th to 10th. The teaching staff will be: Dr Natalie Ashton, Univ. of Vienna Prof. Paul Hoyningen-Huene, Leibniz Univ. of Hannover Dr Katherina Kinzel, Univ. of Vienna Prof. Boris Kožnjak, Univ. of Zagreb Prof. Martin Kusch, Univ. of Vienna Prof. Jure Zovko, Univ. of Zadar Course description: Various forms of relativism have been salient in the history, philosophy and sociology of science for at least a century. Debates over historicism and psychologism were widespread and lively especially, but not only, in the German-speaking world between the 1890s and 1940s (e.g.Windelband, Rickert, Droysen). The “rationality wars” of the 1960, especially in the philosophy of the social sciences (e.g. Winch, Hollis, Lukes, MacIntyre, Taylor) were fought primarily in the Anglophone world. Many the central arguments in this “war” had their origins in controversies in the s

CfP - WS 'Standardising the IoT and its Applications'

Call for Papers Workshop 'Standardising the IoT and its Applications' (SITA) < https://www.comsys.rwth- aachen.de/team/kai-jakobs/ workshop-standardising-the- iot-and-its-applications > In conjunction with FiCloud 2016 - The 4th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud < http://www.ficloud.org/2016/ index.php > 22/23/24 August 2016, Vienna, Austria Objective of the Workshop ------------------------- The IoT will provide the communication infrastructure for a host of new fields of applications, including e.g. Smart Cities, Smart Grid, Intelligent Transport Systems and, perhaps most generally, Cyber-Physical Systems. These applications are likely to influence our lives to a degree previously unheard of. The associated required levels of security, privacy and trust, along with the highly multi-disciplinary nature of these applications and their respective functional requirements represents considerable challenge

Science and power, Science as power. 7th ESHS Conference, Prague, September 2016

Science and power, Science as power Deadline for the submission of stand-alone papers is February 29, 2016 Visit the conference website The 7th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, 22–24 September, 2016. The Conference is organized by the Society for the History of Sciences and Technology of the Czech Republic. The theme of the Conference is "Science and power, Science as power". In recent decades, the themes of the relationship between science and power, and of science as power, have emerged as important topics, likely to shed interesting light on many aspects of both science and power. The nature of scientific knowledge and the practice of scientific activities have undergone significant changes throughout history. Similarly, the nature of power and its structures, taken broadly, also testify substantial transformations. How were these historical processes related to ea

CfP. Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century

Type:  Conference Date:  April 1, 2016 Location:  United Kingdom Subject Fields:  Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century 3rd Global Meeting   The Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century Project   Call for Papers and Presentations   Monday 19th September – Wednesday 21st September 2016 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom In 2015, the Charlie Hebdo murders in January, the Nepal earthquakes in March and April, the ISIL-led terrorist attacks in Paris and the shootdown of a Russian fighter jet by Turkey in November, alongside the overwhelming civilian exodus from the conflict zones in Asia to the countries of the European Union hit the headlines around the world, making its citizens terrified, alarmed and upset. This inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary conference seeks to explore the issues which lie at the interface of fears and anxieties which form th

CFP EXTENDED Wonder and the Natural World

Type:  Call for Papers Date:  March 1, 2016 Location:  United States Subject Fields:  Environmental History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Religious Studies and Theology, Humanities, Fine Arts DEADLINE EXTENDED!! CSRES International Conference on “Wonder & the Natural World,” June 20-23, 2016 Conference Information and Call for Papers:   http://go.iu.edu/R9a Visit the website of the Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society:   www.indiana.edu/~csres/home.php Deadline for abstract submissions: Mar 1, 2016 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DAVID ABRAM Aristotle observed that philosophy originates in wonder. Descartes considered wonder the first of all the passions, a “sudden surprise of the soul” that moves the mind toward understanding and away from ignorance. Others have considered wonder a defective state, a stunned response that impedes the acquisition of knowledge. Wonder is the province of the wide-eyed child in the woods,

Conference: Transformation, degradation, disapearrance of scientific objects (Prague, June 14-15, 2016)

"Transformation, degradation, disapearrance of scientific objects" International conference - Prague, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy, June 14-15, 2016 We invite submissions of papers to our conference, see below (or the attached document) for details. Please send an abstract (1 page, in English) to Olivier.Clain@soc.ulaval.ca and marsalek@flu.cas.cz . We aim to accept up to four submitted papers. Deadline for submissions: March 28, 2016. Notification: April 4, 2016. Invited speakers: Theodore Arabatzis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) Amy Dahan Dalmedico (Centre Alexandre Koyré, CNRS, Paris) Ladislav Kvasz (The Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague) Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) Transformation, degradation, disappearance of scientific objects In the course of the 20th century, the history of science has been emancipated from the scheme of linear progress w

2nd CFP: EENPS 2016 - The Inaugural Conference of the East European Network for Philosophy of Science

EENPS 2016: The Inaugural Conference of the East European Network for Philosophy of Science Sofia, 24-26 June 2016 Hosted by New Bulgarian University The newly founded East European Network for Philosophy of Science (EENPS) invites submission of contributed papers and proposals for symposia in the following sections: A General philosophy of science B Philosophy of natural sciences C Philosophy of cognitive and behavioral sciences D Philosophy of social sciences E Historical and social studies in philosophy of science Submission of contributed papers An abstract of up to 1000 words, prepared for blind review, should be sent as an attached doc or pdf  file to eenps.submission@gmail.com no later than the 1 st of March, 2016 . The e-mail message should contain <EENPS2016 abstract> in the subject line and the author’s names, affiliation and an e-mail address for contact in the main body. The attached abstract should contain the title of the relevant section, t

Job: Knowledge Exchange

RESEARCH FELLOW IN KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE School of Social Sciences Salary: £38,896 to £41,255 per annum The Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN) has been funded by the DECC, DEFRA, the Environment Agency, ESRC, the Food Standards Agency and NERC with the aim of transforming the evaluation of policy across the energy-environment-food nexus to make it fit for a complex world.  The Centre will be working closely with these and other agencies and with evaluation practitioners to develop, implement and test new methods, tools and techniques for policy evaluation. The Centre is a three year, multi-million pound project involving 8 UK universities, one in Europe and one in the US, and 5 companies and institutes, as well as a potentially large group of individual Fellows.   In order to establish and maintain close relations between the Centre and its stakeholders, we are seeking a 'Knowledge Exchange Manager'. This role is

Post-doctoral researcher position with 'Hidden Persuaders' at Birkbeck, University of London

The History, Classics and Archaeology Department at Birkbeck, University of London is pleased to announce a fully funded three-year post-doctoral fellowship to work on a project that falls within the scope of Daniel Pick's Wellcome Trust senior investigator award, ‘Hidden Persuaders? Brainwashing, Culture, Clinical Knowledge and the Cold War Human Sciences, c. 1950-1990’. http://www.bbk.ac.uk/ hiddenpersuaders/ The new post-doctoral fellow will work closely with the Hidden Persuaders team to produce original research, organise academic conferences and public events, and also assist with various other outputs in the form of edited volumes, film, web resources and more. The post-doc will join our growing network of historians and practitioners of psychoanalysis, psychiatry and psychology, and should focus his/her research contributions on one or more distinct strands of the Hidden Persuaders project, described here: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/ hiddenpersuaders/researc

AHRC-CDA, Emanuel Mendes da Costa (1717-1791): University of Lincoln, the Royal Society and the Science Museum

Emanuel Mendes da Costa (1717-1791): multicultural and multinational networks in Georgian London The University of Lincoln, in partnership with the Royal Society and the Science Museum, is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified UK/EU candidate for a full-time Collaborative Doctoral Award. The award is funded by the UK AHRC to conduct research on the lives and letters of Emanuel Mendes da Costa (1717-91).  Da Costa was a Royal Society secretary, conchologist, antiquarian, and member of the Sephardic London Community. He was a leading collector in the crux of a transition in natural history, moving from baroque cabinets of curiosities to Linnaean Enlightenment taxonomy. By studying his scientific works and largely unknown correspondence network in the Royal Society, British Library, the Lincoln Cathedral, and other repositories, the student will analyse both his fixed beliefs and impact of innovation in natural history.  In its analysis of Da Costa’s life and letters,

Job: Research Associate, History of Medicine, University of Manchester

The John Rylands Research Institute at the University of Manchester is looking for a post-doctoral researcher who can develop a research project around materials in Manchester's medical archive collections. If you followed Karen Rushton's posts on the John Rylands Special Collections blog, you know what treasures we've got in the archives: https://rylandscollections. wordpress.com/.../medicalmanu. ../ Here is the ad: Research Associate, Medical Archive Collections The University of Manchester - School of Arts, Languages and Cultures / John Rylands Research Institute http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ AMZ083/research-associate- medical-archive-collections Location: Manchester Salary: £30,738 to £37,768 per annum Hours: Full Time Contract Type: Contract / Temporary Placed on: 10th February 2016 Closes: 14th March 2016 Job Ref: HUM-07762 View Employer Profile Closing date : 14

New website: Darwin Correspondence Project

The Darwin Correspondence Project has--just in time for today's 207th birthday celebrations--launched its new website.  This provides better access to thousands of letters, a new search engine, and a host of teaching resources for schools and universities. You can have a look at  http://www.darwinproject. ac.uk/