Mostrando entradas de diciembre 11, 2016

Llull, Revista de la Sociedad Española de Historia de las Ciencias y de las Técnicas. Vol. 39, Núm. 83 (2016)

Se ha publicado el nuevo número de LLULL Vol. 39 Nº 83 (2016) . También se encuentran ya disponibles a texto completo los números de Llull, Vol. 36 (2014), Nº 79 y Nº 80 en RECYT [ http://recyt.fecyt.es/index.php/LLUL/issue/archive ]. Url:  http://recyt.fecyt.es/index.php/LLUL/issue/view/2917/showToc Tabla de contenidos Artículos Matemáticas y Náutica: Pedro José Rodríguez Riola (1802-1838) en la emergente Armada estadounidense Elena Ausejo, Joaquín Comas Roqueta El Museo Antropológico del Doctor Velasco (1854-1892). Auge y descomposición de un proyecto museológico-docente Alfredo Baratas Díaz Leopold von Buch (1774-1853), las Islas Canarias, y el origen de la teoría de los cráteres de elevación Cándido Manuel García Cruz

Publicación del último número de Asclepio. Vol 68 (2) 2016

Url:  http://asclepio.revistas.csic.es/index.php/asclepio/issue/view/55 Sumario Introducción: Explorando la discapacidad en el pasado: sobre perspectivas, metodología y temas en historia de la discapacidad José Martínez-Pérez, Mercedes Del Cura Dossier Historia de la discapacidad e historia de las emociones: reflexiones sobre Gran Bretaña en el siglo XVIII David M. Turner Un alegato a favor de lo compartido: historia de la discapacidad, discursos de rehabilitación, y el individuo Pieter Verstraete, Frederik Herman Discapacidades intelectuales en Alemania oriental y occidental: una breve historia comparada Sebastian Barsch De la resignación

Roy Porter Student Essay Prize Competition

The Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) now invites submissions to its 2016 Roy Porter Student Essay Prize Competition. This prize will be awarded to the best original, unpublished essay in the social history of medicine submitted to the competition as judged by the SSHM’s assessment panel. The competition is open to undergraduate and post-graduate students in full or part-time education. The winner will be awarded £500.00, and his or her entry may also be published in the journal, Social History of Medicine . Further information, regulations and a submission form can be found here:  https://sshm.org/portfolio/prizes/ The deadline for entries is 1 st February 2017

Postdoctoral Research Associate (x2): Metropolitan Science 1600-1800 (Leverhulme research project at University of Kent)

Postdoctoral Research Associate x 2 3 years, full time University of Kent, with the Science Museum, London See  this link​ for further details. ​ The Centre for the History of the Sciences within the School of History at the University of Kent seeks two qualified postdoctoral researchers to work as part of a three-year Leverhulme Trust-funded project, “Metropolitan Science: Places, Objects and Cultures of Practice and Knowledge in London, 1600-1800”, led by Dr Rebekah Higgitt.   In this role, you will conduct object-based and archival research, particularly in the collections of the Science Museum and among the papers of London’s Livery and Trading Companies. You will participate fully in the activities of the project, attending workshops and conferences, publishing results of research, feeding into the development and interpretation of the Science Museum’s “London, Science City” gallery (opening 2019), and assisting Dr Higgitt’s research and public eng

CfP: The Politics of Bodies at the Early Modern Court (DHI Paris)

The Politics of Bodies at the Early Modern Court Organizers: Regine Maritz (Cambridge University, DHI/Paris), Eva Seemann (Unversität Zürich), Tom Tölle (Princeton University) As a space of elite sociability and cultural representation the early modern court shaped and produced bodies that were as specific to their environment as they were political. Life at court was constructed around a vast variety of exercises and bodily activities, starting with meals and other forms of everyday sociability, followed by riding, hunting, games, dancing and a number of festivities in the annual court calendar. Whereas the body of the prince was at the centre of most of these practices, the ruler can also be seen to be standing on a continuum with noble peers and other members of the court. Everywhere at court, differences in status were produced, represented and mediated not only by clothing and other status-related attributes, but also by means of posture, beauty, health and ph

CfP: ACHSC 45.1. Dossier: Higiene Cuerpo y Enfermedad

Url:  http://www.revistas.unal.edu.co/index.php/achsc/pages/view/planeditorial

Seminario online: Lo Normal y lo Patológico en G. Canguilhem

Seminario 14 diciembre 2016, 16 h. por Cristian Saborido (UNED):  Lo Normal y lo Patológico en G. Canguilhem Presentación: Valeriano Iranzo (UV) Online: reunion.uv.es/hcc2 IHMC, Palau de Cerveró, Saló d'actes

Travel grants for Universeum meeting 2017 in Belgrade

To encourage the participation of undergraduate and graduate students at the next Universeum meeting in Belgrade, 8 - 10 June 2017, Universeum offers four travel grants of 200 Euros each.  Universeum is concerned with academic heritage in its broadest sense, including university collections, museums, archives, libraries, botanical gardens, astronomical observatories, and university buildings of historical, artistic and scientific significance.  To qualify as grantee, you have to be student at the time of application and present a paper or poster. Successful applicants  will also be asked to write a short report of the conference.  Please find the call for papers on the Universeum webpage: http://universeum.it/meetings. html   To apply, please send a brief CV and a motivation statement (no more than 300 words) to   secretary@universeum.it The deadline for applications is 28 February 2017.  Successful grantees will be notified by 30th March 2017.

Curator/Senior Curator: Biomedical Sciences

Url:  https://vacancies.nms.ac.uk/VacancyDetails.aspx?FromSearch=True&MenuID=6Dqy3cKIDOg=&VacancyID=75 Posted:  12/12/2016 11:31 Salary:  £28,012 - £35,697 per annum Location:  National Museum Of Scotland, Chambers Street Level:  Curatorial Deadline:  15/01/2017 23:59 Hours:  37.00 Benefits:  plus membership of civil pension scheme Job Type:  Permanent National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in Europe. With one of the largest and most diverse collections in the world, we are responsible for the acquisition, preservation and display of a substantial part of Scotland’s cultural, historic and national heritage.  Millions of local and international visitors enjoy our four museums each year, and we also introduce our collections to a much wider audience than can physically visit our museums through, touring exhibitions, loans, community engagement, digital programmes and research. Over the past decade, we have invested over

CfP: Mechanisms in Medicine, Conference, 3-5 July 2017, Canterbury, Kent

July 3-5 2017 Centre for Reasoning, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/jonw/ mechanisms-in-medicine/ Keynote speakers Raffaela Campaner (University of Bologna)                                                          Daniel Commenges (Bordeaux Population Health Research Center) Jeremy Howick (Oxford University)         Stathis Psillos (University of Athens) Daniel Steel (The University of British Columbia) Kurt Straif (International Agency for Research on Cancer) John Worrall (London School of Economics) Background Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is a relatively recent technique for supporting clinical decisions by the current best evidence. While it is uncontroversial that we should use the current best evidence in clinical decision making, it is highly controversial as to what the best evidence is. EBM considers evidence from clinical trials, in particular, randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews of those trials, to be t

Fellowships at the Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences

The Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences (University of Amsterdam) invites applications for short-term Research Fellowships in the History of Humanities and/or the History of Science. Applicants are invited to submit a proposal for obtaining a subsidy for research fellowships. More information can be found at  http://vossius.uva.nl/ funding/vossius-fund-for- research-fellows/vossius-fund- for-research-fellows.html . For general information on the Vossius Center:  http://vossius.uva.nl/

CfP: Physics and Data; Philosophy of Physics

The Working Group “Philosophy of Physics” (AGPhil) of the German Physical Society (DPG) invites submissions for its annual workshop. Contributions on any topic in the philosophy of physics are welcome. The conference takes place at the University of Bremen from March 13 to 17, 2017, and will be part of the Annual Meeting of the DPG ( http://bremen17.dpg-tagungen. de/index.html?set_language=en& cl=en ). The AGPhil organizes a symposium “Epistemology of Big Data in Physics” on March 16-17. We plan an interdisciplinary exchange between philosophers and scientists working in areas of physics where large data sets arise, e.g. at CERN or in climate science. Confirmed speakers are thus far: Claus Beisbart (Bern), David Bresch (Zurich), Koray Karaca (Twente), Balázs Kégl (Paris), Johannes Lenhard (Bielefeld), and Wolfgang Pietsch (Munich). Contributions in this area are especially appreciated. The AGPhil also hosts a joint symposium on “Cosmic Censorship” with the DPG sections for grav

CFA: Summer School for Underrepresented Groups in Philosophy of Science

The Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh ( www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr ) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2017 PSP1: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups, which will be held in the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh from July 10 to July 14, 2017. We invite applications from North American women and gender minority undergraduates and undergraduates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented in philosophy of science. Exceptions may be granted to undergraduates not in these groups on a case-by-case basis (please explain your situation in your cover letter). Past coursework in philosophy of science is not a prerequisite for application to the Summer Program. The Summer Program will feature two daily graduate seminars and some shorter lectures about core issues and cutting-edge topics in general philosophy of science and philosophy of the specia