4 de diciembre de 2017

Cfp: IDTC symposium at ESHS 2018 Conference

James Joule’s Bicentenary: Scientific and Pedagogical Issues Concerning Energy Conservation
Papers are sought for a proposed symposium under the title “James Joule’s Bicentenary: Scientific and Pedagogical Issues Concerning Energy Conservation” at next year's European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) Conference, due to be held in London from 14-17 September 2018.
Rationale:
James Joule's bicentenary will be commemorated in 2018. His famous paddle wheel experiment with which he calculates the mechanical equivalent of heat is presented in every physics textbooks as a decisive if not crucial experiment in surpassing the caloric framework. The experiment is offered in the mentioned textbooks in a too much simplified form; in fact, he could not had performed it as he reported as recent replication of his experiment established. This symposium, organized under the Inter-Divisional Teaching Commission (IDTC) of the DHST/DLMPST umbrella has a threefold aim: 1) celebrate James Joule achievement considering the most recent historiographic work 2) discuss the scientific and pedagogical issues related to heat, energy and work and how are they presented in textbooks and worked out in classroom 3) discuss the present situation of teaching and learning science through the use of history of science both in K-12 and college level with an emphasis on energy and related concepts.
Key-words: IDTC, History of Science and Education, History and Philosophy of Science, Nature of Science, James Joule
If you are interested in participating in this Inter-Divisional Teaching Commission (IDTC) symposium, please send a working title and short (100-200 word) outline of your proposed paper to Paulo Maurício (paulo.asterix@gmail.com ) by no later than Monday 18 December 2017. Please note that given the short turnaround date for this submission, at this stage we only require a working title and rough outline, and those selected will be asked to submit a complete abstract at a later date.
For further information about the conference please see http://eshs2018.uk/