Mostrando entradas de noviembre 20, 2016

Clystere n° 55 - decembre 2016

Clystère n° 55 – Decembre 2016 est paru ( December 2016 is online / Decembre de 2016 acaba de salir ) : http://www.clystere.com   SOMMAIRE N° 55 – DECEMBRE 2016   Histoire des instruments : - Appareils de stéthométrie du XIXe siècle (Bernard Petitdant) - Trois ophtalmostats : exposition et fixation de l’œil dans la chirurgie oculaire au XIXe siècle (Jean-Michel Meunier)   Histoire de la santé : - Le timbre comme support publicitaire pharmaceutique 1926-1927 (Philippe Mereau) - Plantes médicinales : une médaille de droguerie pharmaceutique lyonnaise (Frédéric Bonté) - Télesphore, dieu de la convalescence sur un hémiassarion de Marcianopolis à l’effigie d’Elagabal (Jean-Pierre Martin) - Les gueules cassées en France (Xavier Riaud)   Courrier des lecteurs / On recherche / Nouveautés en librairie / A découvrir / Notes de lecture

Byrne Bussey Marconi Fellowships in the History of Science and Communications

Supporting a short period of research into any aspect of the history of science and communication, using the archive, manuscript and rare book collections of the Bodleian Libraries. Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellowships may be awarded for a period of up to 4 months. Applications are encouraged from researchers investigating the history and science of wireless communication and the wireless industry. The awards are intended for scholars who hold a doctorate at the time of application or have attained equivalent experience in employment in higher education or research (e.g., holding a curatorial post in a museum or library). Applications are now being accepted for 2017-18. Details of the Bodleian Fellowships and how to apply are here: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/ csb/fellowships Deadline 5 December 2016.

CfP: Gut Feeling. Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture

Gut health has become a buzzword in contemporary culture. Ground-breaking research is pointing to potential links between the gut and such diverse areas as our mood, weight, and thought processes. The current debates on the digestive system and our physical and mental health, however, are not without precedent. The stomach occupied a central place in the development of medicine in the nineteenth century and the number of medical, literary and popular publications on digestion proliferated from this period onwards. With the exception of anorexia and obesity, however, few scholars have examined the cultural significance of the gut in the modern period, confirming the lowly status the abdomen has endured in the Western intellectual tradition. This workshop aims to develop a new understanding of gut health in modern history by establishing a dialogue between different scholars on this aspect of the body. The preoccupation with guts and the bowels in the Early Modern pe

Seminario on line: WHO Global Health Histories Webinar 100 – "Aedes aegypti": Old and New Sanitary Emergencies - 2 December 2016

You are warmly invited to the next World Health Organization Global Health Histories online webinar  "Aedes aegypti": Old and New Sanitary Emergencies,”  on  Friday 2 December 2016  ( 10:00am-12.30pm BRT ). Speaking at this seminar are Dr José Moya (OPAS, Venezuela), Dr Monica Garcia (Universidad del Rosario, Colombia), and Dr Marcos Cueto (COC, Fiocruz).  * Please note the time  difference  between your location and the venue. * For over a century --and with intensity in recent years-- epidemic diseases transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, such as yellow fever, Dengue and Zika, have been dramatic and recurrent events in Brazil and much of Latin America. These diseases have revealed the shortcomings of sanitary infrastructures, informed sound public health responses and stimulated innovative medical research. In order to understand the complexity of mosquito control it is necessary to contrast past and contemporary processes, achievements and challen

HPS / HSTM PhD opportunities at Leeds

 The   Centre for History and Philosophy of Science   at Leeds is part of the   School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science , which in a position to nominate up to 7 candidates for PhD studentships (entry 2017-18) in the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities   (WRoCAH), a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. We are looking for strong candidates in any of a wide range of areas of the history and philosophy of science, technology and medicine (details below). The Centre offers: -   Mobility funding   to pay for you to visit in order to discuss your plans -   Sustained experience of involving partner organisations , such as the   Thackray Medical Museum   and   Leeds Museums and Galleries , in PhD projects, a feature that is particularly welcomed by WRoCAH -   Access to the   Brotherton Library Special Collections , whose outstanding resources for the history of STM have been enhanced recently by a substanti

CfP: National Congress of the SFHST/History of vaccines and vaccinations

The National Congress of the Société Française d'Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques (SFHST) will take place from Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 April 2017 in Strasbourg. For this congress, I am  organizing a session on the history of vaccines and vaccinations (abstract at the end of this message (in French)). If you are interested in presenting a paper in this session, you can submit your abstract in English (no more than 250 words + title) directly on the website of the congress -  https://sfhststras2017. sciencesconf.org ​ - before 5 January 2017. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me directly. Yours sincerely Baptiste Baylac-Paouly L’histoire des vaccins et des vaccinations : quelle pertinence dans les débats actuels ? Les travaux concernant l’histoire des vaccins et l’histoire des campagnes de vaccination sont conséquents. En France, cette histoire est marquée par l’épopée pastorienne, encore très

JOB: Research Assistant (PhD Candidate in Philosophy of Biology), Hannover

The Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences (CELLS, < www.cells.uni-hannover.de >)  invites applications for a position of Research Assistant (PhD Candidate, Philosophy of Biology) (salary scale E-13 TV-L, 65% FTE, tenable for three years) to be appointed on February 1st, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. Responsibilities and duties: The Research Assistant will conduct research on the ontology of Genome Edited Organisms (GEOs) with a view of providing ontological foundations for legislation regarding GEOs. The research is expected to lead to a PhD dissertation, written under the supervision of Professor Thomas Reydon. The research will be conducted in the context of the project Legal Issues of Genome Editing in Plants and Animals, which is part of the cooperative project Ethical, Legal and Socio-Economic Aspects of Genome Editing in Agriculture (ELSA-GEA), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). A pdf of the

CfP: “Environmental questions in Great Britain : Between Visibility and Marginalisation”. Sorbonne University

One-day workshop organised by the Research Group MAPS / HDEA - Paris-Sorbone University. Date : 16 th June 2017 The importance of environmental questions today seems, at first sight, to justify a view according to which environmental concerns have slowly and gradually risen from invisibility and neglect to their current inevitability. Many discussions and accounts of “the age of ecology” thus assume that issues around nature and the human relationship have only been raised above the individual and local level only in the past three or four decades. One of the corollary of this vision of a gradual unravelling of environmental concerns in modern societies is that these questions are bound to become more and more important and inevitable. Historians have however shown that concerns over man's relation with his environment have a much longer history, but have also insisted on how some of these warnings (over pollution or the destruction of natural environm

Issue 06 of the Science Museum Group Journal is now online

Issue 06 of the Science Museum Group Journal presents readers with several new research articles. Ian Hutchings presents a refutation of a number of early twentieth century working model interpretations of Leonardo da Vinci drawings; Dr Jaume Sastre-Juan analyses changing perceptions of European industrial museums as expressed in reports by the curators, directors and trustees of the New York Museum of Science and Industry in the 1920s and 1930s; while Claire Kennard focuses on a single object – Shizuo Ishiguro’s storm surge prediction machine – soon to appear in the Science Museum’s new maths gallery. We also include a thought-provoking text from Dr Jane Gregory on the importance of applying existing technologies to address global issues, a paper on the conservation of working objects based on a verbal presentation given by Elizabeth Pye at the Research Centre's inaugural conference, as well as a review of the recent John Dee exhibition at The Royal College of Phys

CfP: Knowledge in Displacement: Emigration and Exile in the History of Mid-Twentieth Century Science

Knowledge in Displacement: Emigration and Exile in the History of Mid-Twentieth Century Science A Symposium to be held at the 25 th International Congress of History of Science and Technology in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 23-29 July 2017. Understanding the economy of scientific production in its global dimensions has become a priority for scholars in our field. In order to join efforts to rethink the history of science outside of national(ist) frameworks, this two-session symposium invites reappraisal of a key moment in the formation of transnational scientific networks: the emigration (and remigration) of European scientists to the Americas in the decades surrounding World War II. The outsized contribution of émigré scientists in the development of physics during and after the War is already well established. But what about other fields? Our symposium’s focus will be on those areas of research which were conceptualized or institutionalized as sciences largely

CfP – 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable – June 2017

7 th  Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare June 23-24, 2017 University of Toronto   The next biennial Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable will be held at the University of Toronto on June 23-24, 2017 (call for abstracts below). It will be preceded by a symposium on June 22 at the University of Toronto titled ‘Clinical Judgment: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives’. Roundtable attendees are warmly invited to attend the symposium (details coming soon).   Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Call for Abstracts We welcome papers in any area of philosophy of medicine, public health or healthcare, including epistemological and metaphysical issues in me

Postdoctoral Researcher in Science and Technology Studies

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland. Postdoctoral Researcher in Science and Technology Studies Aalto University invites applications for a Postdoctoral researcher position in the field of science and technology studies. This is a joint position between the Department of Physics and the Department of Management and the project will be led by Prof. Patrick Rinke ( http://physics.aalto.fi/en/ groups/cest/ ) and Prof. Nina Granqvist ( https://people.aalto.fi/en/ nina_granqvist ). The project is part of the Academy of Finland funded project Database Driven Science for New Materials (DataSciMat) and its objective is to carry out an extensive socio-economic analy

CfP: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities

The PJMH: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities , based at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History is now accepting submissions for articles and book reviews for its fourth edition. The journal, an online interdisciplinary publication authored and edited by postgraduate students, will be publishing professional peer-reviewed research and book reviews on all topics relating to the medical humanities. Original articles should be between 5000 and 8000 words, including footnotes and bibliography, and book reviews should be between 500 and 1000 words. Please refer to the MRHA Style Guide for style requirements and use British spelling in all cases except for direct quotations which use alternative spellings. Please email all submissions as Word attachments to pgmedhums@gmail.com Please ensure that your name is not written anywhere on your document in order to ensure a fair peer review process. If you have any questions about the editorial proce

CfP: British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference, 6-9 July 2017

British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference 2017 6-9 July 2017, University of York The BSHS Annual Conference will take place from Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 July 2017 at the University of York. The Conferences Committee now invites proposals for individual papers and for sessions from historians of science, technology and medicine, and from their colleagues in the wider scholarly community, on any theme, topic or period. Proposals are welcomed from researchers of all nationalities at all stages of their careers. Participation is in no way limited to members of the Society, although members will receive a discount on the registration fee. Offers of papers and sessions should be submitted via http://bshsconference.org.uk/ All enquiries about the programme arrangements should be addressed to programmes@bshs.org.uk . Proposals for individual papers should include an abstract of no more than 250 words, be comprehensible to a non-speci

Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science

The *Call for nominations for the 2017 edition is open until 15th December 2016. *The prize acknowledges a work of outstanding excellence in the domain of the Philosophy of Science, either regarding general epistemological problems or particular scientific areas. *How to apply* Nominations should be sent to the e-mail premio-filosofia@fernando-gil. org.pt and must include the required elements. Only original and recent works by a single author, of any nationality or professional affiliation, published during the five previous years (2012-2016) are considered for the prize. Nominated works will be evaluated by the Jury during the course of 2017, and the prize will be awarded in March 2018. The laureate will receive an amount of € 75 000. *Fernando Gil International Prize* is a joint initiative of the Portuguese Government, represented by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (FCG), to honor the work a

CfP: Curating History Workshop,Florence, 10-13 Oct 2017

What happens when curators and scholars are brought together in museums Museums display objects constructed in historical complexity which cannot be explained by one single narrative. This complexity constitutes an obstacle for museum actors, who are assigned the task of providing an interpretation that can never embrace the entirety of the narratives contained in one object. Additionally, this difficulty expands when objects have to be placed in the narrative of permanent exhibitions, which present certain specific constraints. Permanent exhibitions are at the core of the work of most museums. Even if ‘permanent’ does not mean eternal, these exhibitions are the public expression of the museum’s collections and mission. Thus, considering the limitations in both p

CfP: 3èmes Journées d'études Epistémologie Historique (Paris, Mai 2017)

APPEL À CONTRIBUTIONS / CALL FOR PAPERS   3èmes journées d’études sur l’Épistémologie Historique 3rd Workshop on Historical Epistemology Pour une épistémologie historique des transformations techniques   For an Historical Epistemology of Technical Transformations     18-19-20 mai 2017 Ecole doctorale de Philosophie ED 280, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Institut des sciences Juridique & Philosophique de la Sorbonne – UMR 8130 Centre de Philosophie Contemporaine de la Sorbonne, Equipe EXeCO     https://episthist.hypotheses.o rg   CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Vincent BONTEMS  (Larsim CEA);  Moritz EPPLE  (Frankfurt); Luca PALTRINIERI  (Rennes);  David WEBB  (Stefforshire) * * * [English below]   Ces troisièmes journées d’études seront consacrées à la place des techniques dans les études d’épistémologie historique. Il s’agira d’explorer cette thématique d’un point de vue méthodologique et d’approfondir différents cas d’étude de transfo