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Medicina y etnografía en Cataluña

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Extended Call for Abstracts: Disability and Popular Culture

Type: Conference Date: March 30, 2016 Location: Australia Subject Fields: Popular Culture Studies The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is calling for submission of abstracts for its 7th Annual Conference, 29 June - 1 July 2016. The venue will be Sydney University Village, 90 Carillon Ave, Newtown, Sydney, Australia. The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is devoted to the scholarly understanding of everyday cultures. It is concerned with the study of social practices and the cultural meanings that are produced and are circulated through the processes and practices of everyday life; as a product of consumption, an intellectual object of inquiry, and as an integral component of the dynamic forces that shape societies. Academics, professionals, cultural practitioners, and those with a scholarly interest in depictions and representations of disability within popular culture are in

Submissions for EAMHMS newsletter deadline April 1st

The European Association of Museums of the History of Medical Sciences (EAMHMS) produce a e-newsletter twice yearly publicising upcoming exhibitions, publications, conferences etc from across Europe . If you would like to make a submission to the newsletter about an activity taking place at your organisation – please email me your news in the format specified below by 29 th March (please put EAMHMS SUBMISSION in the subject line).   Please contact me if you would also like to be added to the EAMHMS newsletter mailing list. Many thanks, Katie Dabin  Katie.dabin@sciencemuseum.ac. uk HOW TO SUBMIT INFORMATION TO THE NEXT NEWSLETTER DEADLINE:  29 th March 2016 Currently, the newsletter aims to share information rather than produce articles, therefore the submissions should be brief, but with a link to further information if possible.  Please use the following basic format wherever feasible: EXHIBITION/CONFERENCE/SEMINAR/ WORKSHOP/LECTURE Title Venue Da

PhD Funded Studentship - Emanuel Mendes da Costa (1717-1791): Multicultural and Multinational Networks in Georgian London

University of Lincoln - Lincoln School of History and Heritage Qualification type:     PhD Location:       Lincoln Funding for:    UK Students, EU Students Funding amount: Tuition fees plus stipend of £14,296 per annum Hours:  Full Time Placed on:      19th February 2016 Closes: 1st April 2016 Reference:      CoA/AHRC/1601 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). The 3.5 year studentship, beginning 1 October 2016, will be based in the first year at the Royal Society, and in the second and third years at the University of Lincoln. It offers a unique opportunity for the award-holder to undertake original research leading to a PhD. The student will also be part of the Royal Society Library

CFP: Mind, Body, Behavior: Health, Illness, and Representation (51st Annual Comparative Literature Conference)

Type:  Call for Papers Date:  March 15, 2016 Location:  California, United States Subject Fields:  History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Humanities, Literature, Popular Culture Studies, Health and Health Care CALL FOR PAPERS: 51st Annual Comparative Literature Conference Mind, Body, Behavior: Health, Illness, and Representation April 27-28, 2016 California State University, Long Beach Health has been a concern of representation from the earliest known images and narratives, and remains a topical subject. Representations related to the body, the mind, illness, trauma, bodily transformation, psychological stress, personal relationships, and many aspects of human behavior, represent how individuals and communities form their identities, how they cope with stress, distress, physical and psychological health. Interdisciplinary and comparative methodologies can fruitfully address literary and cultural representations of medical states and situat

Transformation, degradation, disappearance of scientific objects

Type: Call for Publications Date: March 28, 2016 Location: Czech Republic Subject Fields: Social Sciences, Philosophy, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology Theory of Science , a journal for interdisciplinary studies of science, seeks research articles, review articles and book reviews focusing on "Transformation, degradation, disappearance of scientific objects". In philosophy and history of science, the readings investigating the complexity of the abandonment of ‘scientific objects' are rather rare in comparison with those focusing on ‘inventions', ‘constructions' or ‘genealogies'. In this thematic issue of Theory of Science , the attention will be drawn to the ‘disappearance' of ‘scientific objects'. We suggest that the notion of ‘scientific objects' can be understood in a two-fold way. It includes not only what a knowing subject aims at, i.e. the object of scientific thought in the strict sense, but it

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry Award Scheme for 2016

Opening date: 1 March 2016 Closing date for applications: 31 May 2016 The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry invites applications for its Award Scheme for 2016.  SHAC offers two types of award: support for research into the history of chemistry or history of alchemy by New Scholars and support for Subject Development of either history of chemistry or history of alchemy.  It is expected that applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by 31 July 2016.  The Awards are most suitable for activities to be undertaken in the academic year October 2016 – September 2017. The New Scholars Award is open to post-graduate students (both masters and doctoral students) and those who have obtained a PhD since 1 January 2011.  Awards of up to £500 will be made to cover research expenses, including travel, accommodation, subsistence, the reproduction of documents, and library fees. Applications may also include the costs of reproducing images for publication.

Leeds/Science Museum: AHRC PhD studentship on the reception of the stethoscope

Applications are now invited for this fully funded AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship. Making the Pulse: the Reception of the Stethoscope in nineteenth century Britain, 1817-1870. The University of Leeds Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science, in collaboration with the Science Museum, invites applications for a fully-funded three-year PhD studentship on the reception of the stethoscope in Britain. The studentship award has been made by the Science Museums & Archives Consortium under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme. The project, due to begin in October 2016, will be supervised by Dr Adrian Wilson and Dr Jonathan Topham, at the University of Leeds, and by Dr Oisín Wall at the Science Museum. The project student will explore the multiple channels of reception of the stethoscope in Britain between 1817 and 1870. The beginning of the stethoscope’s widespread use is widely acknowledged as a foundational moment in the technol

Call for Papers: The Emergence of Relativism

The ERC Advanced Grant Project, “The Emergence of Relativism“, is organizing a three-day conference September 23rd-25th, 2016, at the University of Vienna. Speakers include Yael Almog, Terrell Carver, Kristin Gjesdal, Michael Heidelberger, Sara Heinämaa, Katherina Kinzel, Martin Kusch, Brian Leiter, Timo Miettinen, Lydia Patton, Vicky Spencer, Johannes Steizinger, Niels Wildschut, Paul Ziche, and Andrew Zimmerman. There will also be several slots for submitted papers. Please send an abstract of around 1000 words by the end of April to: martin.kusch@univie.ac.at    We will inform you of our decisions by the end of May (at the latest). The conference will explore relativistic strands of thoughts, and debates around them, in the “long 19 th century” (i.e. 1800 to the 1940s) and primarily in the German-speaking lands. Papers might discuss e.g. historicis

Call for applicants: Interuniversity Program in History and Philosophy of Biology

CALL FOR APPLICANTS Interuniversity Program in History and Philosophy of Biology The newly launched Interuniversity PhD Program in History and Philosophy of Biology invites applications from excellent candidates. The program is geared towards candidates with training in history or philosophy of biology and/or those with relevant training in science. The program is run jointly between Tel Aviv University, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar Ilan University. It is generously supported by The Humanities Fund of the Council for Higher Education and the Yad Hanadiv foundation.  The program allows students to acquire broad acquaintance with the history and philosophy of the life sciences, and aims to train the next generation of scholars in the field. We welcome applicants whose work shows the potential for social and cultural impact. In addition to traditional courses and seminars, the program will hold a supervised writing seminar, an annual retreat and other special acti

Proceedings: International Workshop on the History of Chemistry 2015 Tokyo (IWHC 2015 Tokyo)

On behalf of the editors, it is my pleasure to inform you of the web  publication of the proceedings of the International Workshop on the  History of Chemistry, which was held on March 2-4, 2015 at the Tokyo  Institute of Technology, Japan.  You can download the proceedings (as  well as individual papers included in it) from the following website:  http://kagakushi.org/iwhc2015/ proceedings The conference theme was the "Transformation of Chemistry from the 1920s to the 1960s."  I hope many of you will find this volume interesting and stimulating.

Special Issue of Contemporary British History: Social and Cultural Histories of the British Nuclear State Since 1945

Type:  Call for Papers Date:  February 26, 2016 to May 20, 2016 Location:  United Kingdom Subject Fields:  British History / Studies, Contemporary History, Cultural History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Oral History,  Contemporary British History Call for Papers Special Issue on ‘Social and Cultural Histories of the British Nuclear State Since 1945’ Deadline for article abstracts: 20 May 2016 (full submission by April 2017).   Guest Editors Dr. Jonathan Hogg, Senior Lecturer in 20th Century History, University of Liverpool. Dr. Kate Brown, Professor of History at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The guest editors invite articles of 7,500 words that explore aspects of the social or cultural history of nuclear Britain in relation to the mobilisation of the nuclear state in the years following 1945. Submissions should introduce original research based in the geographical regions of England, Northe

Call for papers: HSTM Network Ireland conference, 11-12 Nov. 2016

Call for Papers: Annual conference of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) Network Ireland in association with Celsius HSTM Network Ireland and Celsius will host this year's conference at Dublin City University, on 11 and 12 November, 2016. Professor Peter Bowler will deliver the keynote address entitled 'Prophets of Progress?: Predicting the future of science and technology from H. G. Wells to Isaac Asimov'. The meeting will bring together researchers across disciplines in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. We welcome proposals of papers addressing Science, Technology and Medicine in the context of history, society, culture, ethics or the law. Papers do not necessarily need to be historical nor do they need to have Ireland as their subject. Proposals of thematic sessions and roundtables are also welcome. Individual papers will be twenty minutes in duration, with an additional ten minutes for questions and answers. To propose a

Publication: What is Technology?

Qu’est-ce que la technologie? Suivi de Post-scriptum sur la technoscience Préface de Mario Bunge. Paris, Editions Matériologiques, 2016, 312 pp. http://materiologiques.com/sciences-philosophie-2275-9948/223-qu-est-ce-que-la-technologie--9782373610444.html   Technologie, technique, technosciences, tous ces mots sont généralement confondus, rendus interchangeables dans nombre de propos où pourtant la clarté est requise. Ce livre éclaire et déjoue ces impasses terminologiques et conceptuelles. Dans un monde technologiquement saturé, comprendre ce qu’est la technologie est crucial, et ce livre donne les éléments d’une telle compréhension. Est-il vrai que la science et la technologie forment un tout ? Qu’elles sont unies par des liens constants et nécessaires ? Est-il vrai que le raisonnement technologique prend toujours place dans un contexte industriel ? Que les bio- et nanotechnologies forment la part essentielle des technologies contemporaines ? Que l’application défini

International Red Cross Archives now open

ICRC Audiovisual Archives now open Thousands of photos, films/videos and audio recordings belonging to the ICRC and documenting the organization's past and present are now open to the public. This new online platform will give the public direct access to 153 years of the organization's audiovisual history. The searchable platform, which is available in both English and French, contains more than 93,000 digitized and downloadable photos, around 1,700 films and videos and over 1,000 audio recordings. https://www.icrc.org/en/document/audiovisual-archives-portal-open-photo-video-audio

Leeds/British Library: AHRC PhD studentship on John Maynard Smith

APPLICATIONS INVITED "The Working Life of Evolutionary Biologists: Exploring the Culture of Scientific Research Through the Personal Archive of John Maynard Smith (1920-2004)" An AHRC-funded PhD Studentship at the University of Leeds in collaboration with the British Library The University of Leeds Centre for History and Philosophy of Science, in collaboration with the British Library, invites applications for a fully funded three-year PhD studentship exploring the research culture of mid-twentieth-century evolutionary biology through the personal archive of John Maynard Smith. The studentship award has been made under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships scheme. The project, due to begin in October 2016, will be supervised by Professor Gregory Radick (Leeds) and Mr Jonathan Pledge (British Library). The project student will research the working life of John Maynard Smith, whose extensive personal archive, held by the British Librar

CFP: René Descartes Lectures “Science, Values and Democracy” (Heather Douglas), Tilburg/NL

The 5th René Descartes Lectures & Workshop "Science, Values and Democracy" 5-7 September 2016 Professor Heather Douglas, University of Waterloo Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) https://descarteslectures2016. wordpress.com/ INVITED COMMENTATORS: Matthew J. Brown (UT Dallas) Rafaela Hillerbrand (KIT) Arthur Petersen (UCL)  Kristina Rolin (Helsinki) Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam) Torsten Wilholt (Hannover) Every other year, a distinguished philosopher visits Tilburg University and the Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science to present the René Descartes Lectures. This year’s René Descartes Lecturer is Professor Heather Douglas (University of Waterloo). Professor Douglas will deliver three lectures on the topic “Science, Values and Democracy”, each of which will be commented on by two renowned scholars. Parallel to the lectures, we host a workshop on the same topic. For