Mostrando entradas de septiembre 4, 2016

CfP: "New Perspectives in Environmental History," New Haven, CT, April 22, 2017

Type:  Conference Date:  December 14, 2016 Location:  Connecticut, United States Subject Fields: Environmental History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, American History / Studies, Graduate Studies A Northeast Regional Conference Luce Hall, Yale University New Haven, Connecticut ** Paper Abstract Submission Deadline: December 14, 2016 ** OVERVIEW: Yale Environmental History invites paper proposals from graduate students at northeastern universities for a one-day conference on environmental history.  Paper proposals from any region or time period are welcome. The conference seeks to showcase new projects in environmental history and to encourage vigorous dialogue among graduate students and faculty. We invite papers that address environmental history in its broadest sense, whether dealing with political economy, society and culture, intellectual debates, science and technology, microorganisms and disease, or policy and

CfP: Crossing the border or not? Towards an environmental history of risks and boundaries

"Nature doesn’t know about boundaries." This statement is especially suitable to analyze environmental hazards, both disasters (event happened) or their virtual representation (risks). The issue of the relationships between borders and environmental problems is not new. For instance, we can quote the disputes about river management studied by historians, or the creation of overhanging organizations to permit cooperation (Tribunales de Aguas, Spain). This statement also drives the European Union to invest more in environmental issues. For the actors of risk and disaster management, the superimposition of scales and authorities on a same space is an important question to take into account in order to propose an action plan. To quote another recent example, on e can evoke the Switzerland’s disapproval vis à vis the French’s nuclear power plants or the conflicts related to water management, risk of shortage or pollution at supranational levels (Middle East) or interregional

Vacancy: Full-time Postdoc for Research Project on 'Ideological Bias and Ideological Diversity in Philosophy of Science'

The Centre for Logic and Analytic Philosophy at KU Leuven (Belgium) invites applications for one full-time postdoctoral position as part of a research project on   Ideological Bias and Ideological Diversity in Philosophy of Science   which is funded by a KU Leuven C1 grant (PI: Andreas De Block, co-supervisor: Lorenz Demey).  DURATION: 24 months (with an assessment after the first year) Starting date: ASAP Net salary: roughly 2100 €/month The candidate will be part of the Center for Logic and Analytic Philosophy and will work on topics related to the project (For further information on the project, please contact Andreas De Block).    APPLICATIONS Qualifications The candidate must have obtained a PhD in philosophy before taking up the position. Her/his area s of specialisation should include philosophy of science and/ or argumentation theory. The candidate should also be familiar with cognitive and/or social psychology.  Application

Discursive Pathologies: Notions of Health and Illness From the 19th through the 21st Century

Type:  Call for Papers Date:  September 2, 2016 to September 23, 2016 Location:  Netherlands Subject Fields:  Chicana/o History / Studies, Literature, Mexican History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies In Feminist Practice and Poststructuralist Theory , Chris Weedon interprets Foucauldian discourse as “more than ways of thinking and producing meaning. They constitute the 'nature' of the body, unconscious and conscious mind and emotional life of the subjects they seek to govern”. With advances in medicine and the nascent social sciences during the 19th century, the scientific discourse pertaining to the body underwent significant changes as it intermingled with moral and religious views to produce a discursive language that ultimately controlled the body in ways distinctly different prior to the modern era.   Indeed, the medical gaze was often directed at the female body, due i

CfP: Bodies and minds in the early modern Catholic world, March 2017

University of Warwick, 24-25 th March 2017 Keynote speakers: Alex Bamji, Nancy Caciola, and Andrew Redden. Convenors: Rebecca Noble and Anastasia Stylianou This conference will explore embodied experiences of Roman Catholicism, c.1450-1800. Distinctive Catholic ‘somatic’ theologies and practices developed in the medieval period; however, the era of the Reformations, colonial expansion, scientific revolutions, and Enlightenment presented dramatic new opportunities and challenges to Catholic theories and practices of the body and mind. The aim of this conference is to draw on a burgeoning body of research on early modern Catholicism in order to address the key yet still insufficiently understood questions of how Catholics understood and constructed bodies and minds, and how this changed and differed across geographical, social, and gendered variables. Papers are invited on any aspect of the relationship between early-modern Catholicism and the body and/or mind. T

CfP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry, Trondheim/Norway, 2017

In summer 2017, the fortieth anniversary of the creation of the Working Party (WP) on History of Chemistry of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) will be celebrated. The general aim of the conferences organised by the WP is to facilitate communication between historically interested chemists and historians of chemistry, and to gather the community on a regular basis. Previous conferences organised by the WP were held in Rostock 2011 (Pathways of Knowledge), Uppsala 2013 (Chemistry in Material Culture), and Aveiro 2015 (Chemical Biography in the 21 st Century).    The 11 th International Conference on the History of Chemistry (11 th ICHC) will take place from 29 th August to 2 nd September, 2017 in Trondheim, a city founded in 997 which served as Norway’s capital during the Viking Age. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), which has been the country’s centre for technology education since 1910, will host the

Appel à candidature Prix CILAC/Jeune chercheur en patrimoine industriel, scientifique et technique

Prix CILAC/Jeune chercheur en patrimoine industriel, scientifique et technique Avec le soutien de la    Société d’Encouragement pour l’industrie nationale  et de la Fondation EDF.  APPEL À CANDIDATURE Clôture : 17 OCTOBRE 2016 Institué en 2011, le « Prix Cilac/Jeune chercheur en patrimoine industriel » est un encouragement à la recherche, à la valorisation et la prise d’initiatives innovantes dans le domaine du patrimoine industriel. Il a pour vocation de rendre compte de la vitalité de l’enseignement et de la recherche, théorique et appliquée, dans le vaste champ du patrimoine industriel, scientifique et technique. Il s’adresse aux étudiants dans les domaines des sciences humaines et sociales, des sciences de l’ingénieur, de l’architecture, de l’urbanisme et des arts plastiques, de la conservation/restauration, de niveau Master 1 et 2 et doctorat. Ce prix vise à promouvoir des travaux en cours ou récemment achevés, dans le domaine du patrimoine industriel. Ces

Call for Papers: Histories of Healthy Ageing

Histories of Healthy Ageing University of Groningen, 21–23 June 2017 As Western populations grow increasingly older, ‘healthy ageing’ is presented as one of today's greatest medical and societal challenges. However, contrary to what many policy makers want us to believe, the aspiration to live long, healthy and happy lives is not a problem specific to our times. On the contrary successful ageing has a long history. The conference Histories of Healthy Ageing is based on the assumption that 'healthy ageing' has informed the medical agenda since Antiquity. With 'healthy ageing' we refer to ways of thinking about and treating the body not only from a medical perspective, but also taking into account questions of what constitutes a happy and fulfilled life. In particular these latter issues were central to medicine before 1800 and relate to healthy living as much as to questions connected specifically to old age. Thus whether we speak of classic ways of training

CfP: The 28 th Baltic Conference on the History of Science

“On the Border of the Russian Empire: German University of Tartu and its first Rector Georg Friedrich Parrot” May 18-20, 2017 Tartu Estonian Association of the History and Philosophy of Science cordially invites you to the 28 th Baltic Conference on the History of Science (BCHS), which will take place from May 18 to 20, 2017 in Tartu, Estonia. The conference is dedicated to the 250 th anniversary of Georg Friedrich Parrot (1767-1852). Parrot was the initiator of the reopening of the University of Tartu in 1802 and the first Rector. He is known as an organizer, educator and scientist who was among the very first to introduce the ideas of the Enlightenment into the Baltic region. The Baltic conferences on the history of science share a long tradition, which stretches back to the year 1958 when the first conference took place in Riga. The following conferences were held in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. In 2014, the 26 th BCHS took place in Helsinki, Finland. The

12 month project manager post working on a transcription of William Hunter's catalogue, University of Glasgow Special Collections

Post: Special Collections Project Manager (C18th Medical Humanities) University of Glasgow Library The University of Glasgow Library has secured funding from the Wellcome Trust for a project to transcribe the 18th century catalogues of William Hunter' s library using our new collections management system, EMu, and need a Project Manager. This twelve month grade 6 post will manage the digital humanities /medical humanities project "William Hunter's Library: a transcription of the early catalogues". The post holder will have day to day responsibility for producing a digital edition of William Hunter's original library catalogue using 18th century sources in Special Collections, overseeing the work of a small transcription team and ensuring outcomes are widely disseminated and publicised. This project is funded by Wellcome (Research Resources for Medical Historians). For more info see http://www22.i-grasp.com/fe/ tpl_glasgow01.asp?newms=jj&

Call for Papers: Studies in the History and the Philosophy of Science: Special Edition by Catherine Herfeld and Chiara Lisciandra

CALL FOR PAPERS Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: Part A - Special Issue on ‚ Knowledge Transfer and Its Context ’ The primary purpose of this special issue of Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: Part A ( http://www.journals.elsevier. com/studies-in-history-and- philosophy-of-science-part-a/ ) is to bring together a set of papers that address questions around the nature of knowledge transfer, and its implications for scientific tools and epistemic practices. Knowledge thereby becomes broadly understood as referring to scientific theories, methods, concepts, techniques, facts, etc. Processes of knowledge transfer, for example the transfer of physical theories and concepts into economics, occur in various ‘ contexts ’ . They can involve particular scientists, can occur across or within disciplines, can be undertaken with regard to distinct pro

Jesuit colonial medicine in South America: a multidisciplinary and comparative approach

Submissions for contributions: All papers for the panel must be submitted through submissions@ictam.uni-kiel.de by *October 1st*. The panelists should refer to the panel when submitting their paper. We kindly ask you to send the chairs a copy of your submission. Chairs: Franz Obermeier / Eliane Deckman-Fleck Jesuit colonial medicine in South America: a multidisciplinary and comparative approach. The Jesuit reductions of Paraguay and adjacent territories in nowadays Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina (1608-1767) are a particular well-documented area of encounter between Jesuit missionaries and indigenous populations mainly Guarani (and other such as Abipones, or in: Bolivia: Chiquitos, Mojos). A rich architectonical heritage from the Jesuit missions is still extant, the remaining ruins have been declared by UNESCO Cultural Patrimony of Humankind in 1993. Research about Jesuit reductions of Paraguay has been limited for a long time mainly to religious texts or