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CfP: The Authors of the Early Modern Commentaries on De sphaera

Workshop: February 13-15, 2018 Deadline for abstract submission: March 30, 2017 Johannes de Sacrobosco compiled his Tractatus de sphaera during the 13th century in the frame  of his teaching activities at the then recently founded University of Paris. The Tractatus, a  qualitative introduction to geocentric cosmology, became a mandatory text all over Europe, and a  tradition of commentaries was soon established and flourished until the second half of the 17th  century. The original tract reappeared in the later treaties, but these were gradually enriched with  further commentaries, chapters on different subjects, and a myriad of notes. The title also changed  slightly so as to include the name of the original author; Sacrobosco became synonymous with his  introductory textbook on cosmology. A long list of scholars broached this subject and produced new commentaries. A recent census  shows that, after the spread of printing technology, over 300 different editions of treatises o

CfP: Fears and Angers

Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, 19-20 June 2017. Arts Two Building, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London Organised by the QMUL Centre for the History of the Emotions and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions CALL FOR PAPERS: According to the wheel of emotions created by the psychologist Robert Plutchik in 1980, angry and fearful emotions are diametrically opposed to each other, as approach and avoidance responses respectively to harmful stimuli. Plutchik’s is one of many different models suggesting the existence of certain “basic” or “primary” emotions. Such lists almost always include both fear and anger. Historically, fearful and angry emotions have been related to each other in different ways – sometimes opposed, sometimes complementary, and sometimes in another way. For Thomas Aquinas, for instance, ira is alone among the passions in having no contrary. Although basic emotion theorists t

CfP: El mundo de las minas y su entorno en Charcas virreinal (IX Congreso de AEB, Sucre)

Seeking speakers for our panel in the IX Congreso de AEB (Asociación de Estudios Bolivianos), which will be held in Sucre (Bolivia) from 24 to 28 in July 2017. Our panel "El mundo de las minas y su entorno en Charcas virreinal" aims to understand the history of mining in colonial Charcas in the wider context by focusing on micro case studies. For this purpose we'd like to pay special atentions on the histories occurred not only within the mines but also between the mining zones and further. In other words, we'd like to examine the interregional relations in colonial Charcas and in the viceroyalty of Peru over the mining production. Our panel is organized by Kris E. Lane and Masaki Sato (me). And María Clara López Beltran will moderate the panel. If you are interested in the theme and have plan to do research in Bolivia in this summer, please check the oficial "call for paper" of the AEB below, in which you see the details of the Co

PhD studentship: Typewriters

Typewriters and commerce in Scotland, 1870s–1920s AHRC-funded Collaborative PhD Studentship with the University of St Andrews and National Museums Scotland The School of History at the University of St Andrews and National Museums Scotland invite applications for a fully-funded AHRC studentship to investigate the development of the consumer market for information and office technologies during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The award will enable to student to pursue doctoral research in a world-class history department, and to gain hands-on museums skills while working in a professional museum team. The student will have full access the technology collections at both National Museums Scotland and Glasgow Museums. The student will study the ways typewriters were sold and used in Scotland during the first fifty years of their commercial availability. The project will innovatively combine the use of printed and archival historical sources (such a

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship opp.: Beaming the British Empire Recibidos x

The studentship Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award with the University of Exeter and BT Archives to research and study the origins, development and impact of the Imperial Wireless Chain, the global network of shortwave radio stations that reputedly played a critical role in British colonial integrity from the 1920s to the 1940s. This project focuses on one of the most extraordinary milestones in the history of global telecommunications and represents an exciting opportunity for students with backgrounds in the history of science, technology, and modern British and imperial history.  First conceived by Guglielmo Marconi in 1906 to use long-wave transmitters, the Imperial Wireless Chain (IWC) was postponed following a political scandal and the outbreak of the First World War.    In the early 1920s, and at some financial risk, the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company developed its innovative ‘beam’ short-wave system and this was e

Novedad editorial

A new volume of Wellcome Witnesses to Contemporary Medicine is freely available to download at the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group website: ‘Historical Perspectives on Rural Medicine’ http://www.histmodbiomed.org/ witsem/vol61 ‘There could be an argument that all medical students should have at least some rural clinical experience. Certainly that’s provided the basis for the development of rural-based medical schools and schools that have a specific mission or mandate focused on graduating doctors for rural practice.’ Professor Roger Strasser Introduced by Professor Geoffrey Hudson, this volume comprises edited transcripts of two Witness Seminars held in 2010 and 2015 on the history and development of rural medicine. Participants in London and others world-wide contributing via video link, addressed the development of the curriculum for teaching rural and remote medicine; the importance of community involvement; and the growth of national and

JOB: Assistant professor "History of Modern Philosophy" at Utrecht University

The Department for Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Utrecht is looking for an Assistant professor in the history of modern philosophy (0.75 fte) The Role: The Department for Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Utrecht is looking for an assistant professor (0.75 fte) in the field of the history of modern philosophy, with a focus on the history of philosophy starting with, and after, the Enlightenment. This assistant professor will also teach within the BA-programme “Liberal Arts and Sciences” at the University of Utrecht. The position is part of the group for the “History of philosophy” within the department. Together with the group for “Theoretical philosophy” and the “Ethics Institute”, this group is responsible for the department’s research and teaching in philosophy. Within the programme “Liberal Arts and Sciences”, the assistant professor will work within a broad and interdisciplinary BA-programme that lets motivated s

Call for Entries: 2017 Tobin Siebers Prize

Submissions are now being invited for the 2017 Tobin Siebers Prize.   About the Tobin Siebers Prize The late Tobin Siebers was a University of Michigan professor of English, co-chair of the university’s Initiative on Disability Studies, and author of many influential books and articles. His colleague Petra Kuppers, remarking on his influence, commented  “His legacy lives on in his nourishing critical perspective, his passion and presence, and it will continue to thrive and grow in the thoughts his writings allow us to spin out.” To honor this legacy, the University of Michigan Press and the University of Michigan Department of English Language and Literature established The Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities for best book-length manuscript on a topic of pressing urgency in this field. Reflecting the work of the scholar the prize commemorates, the competition invites submissions on a wide range of topics, from literary and cultural studi

CfP: Curiosity and Cognition: Embodied Things 1400-1900

Curiosity and Cognition: Embod ied Things 1400-1900 16 June 2017, 09:00 - 18:00  Seminar room SG1, Alison Richa rd Building, CRASSH, Cambridge We   are   pleased   to   announce   a   o ne - day   conference ,  in   collabor ation   with   the   CRASSH   graduate   seminar   series  ‘ Things ’.  Deadline   to   submit : 14  March  2017 In keeping with the overall th eme of this year’s seminar, th e conference will centre on th e issue of ‘embodied cognition .’ The aim is to further explo re the cutting-edge approach o f current scholarship that inv estigates the human understand ing of the world vis-à-vis obj ects. It will consider the sig nificance of embodiment in all  processes of cognition and le arning, moving beyond an obstr uctive divide between 'mind' a nd ‘hand’, and between ‘intell ectual’ and ‘manual’ knowledge . This methodology will allow  speakers to emphasise how the  connection between humans and  objects reveals a wider unders tanding of culture, and

CfP: PJMH: 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 proc

Call for abstracts: The Second Law of Thermodynamics, September 1-2, 2017 at LMU Munich

The Second Law of Thermodynamics MCMP, LMU Munich.  September 1-2, 2017 Url: http://www.lmu.de/ secondlaw2017 The attempt to understand the Second Law of thermodynamics occupies a central role in the foundations of physics: not only is it of great importance in its own right, but it also ramifies into a host of other problems of fundamental physical and philosophical import, from the arrow of time and the nature of spacetime to issues of probability, causality, predictability, and determinism, and even to the nature of memory and agency. This will be the first major conference since the 1950s to address all foundational issues associated with the Second Law, and to try to examine how they all bear on each other. Invited physicists and philosophers will be chosen to represent issues pertaining to the Second Law from many different fields in physics and philosophy (classical thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, quantum fie

Two Postdoctoral fellowships at the MCMP (LMU Munich)

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) seeks applications for two 2-year postdoctoral fellowships starting on October 1, 2017. (A later starting date is possible.)  We are especially interested in candidates who work in one or more of the following fields: general philosophy of science, social epistemology, philosophy and psychology of reasoning and argumentation, Bayesian epistemology, Bayesian philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, and decision theory. Some teaching (in English) is possible, but not required. Application deadline: March 25th 2017 For more information and details see: http://www.mcmp.philosophie. uni-muenchen.de/news/post_doc_ 2017/index.html

CfP: Standardisation and Innovation in IT (SIIT 2017)

10th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology (SIIT 2017) 25 - 27 October 2017 University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China 'Standards for the convergence of technologies, services, applications and regions'. This CfP may also be found at https://www.comsys.rwth- aachen.de/fileadmin/downloads/ SIIT2017_First_CfP.pdf . When the globe becomes more interconnected, by the internet, mobile applications, cloud computing, 5G and the IoT, standards are the mechanism of this global interconnection. When infrastructure technologies converge to enable new fields of applications (like e-health, the smart grid or intelligent transport systems) standards represent the foundation upon which both infrastructure and applications are based. And when applications and services become increasingly international, they too incorporate scores of standards without which they simply wouldn?t function

CfP: Cold War Science, Technology, and Policy: the Americas on a Global Perspective

Panel Sessions: Cold War Science, Technology, and Policy: the Americas on a Global Perspective , 2017, Boston, MA Organized by Barbara Silva (Universidad Catolica de Chile) & William San Martin (MIT / University of California Davis) As part of a broader public concern regarding the intersections between science and politics, approaches from the social sciences and humanities to the study of knowledge production and transfer have increased during the last decades. Cold War historians have expanded traditional political and social histories and integrated scientific knowledge as a critical element shaping the geopolitical dimension of the Cold War on a local and global perspective. Similarly, History of Science, STS, and Policy Studies have uncovered new questions about the means and mechanisms that produce, transfer, and transform expert knowledge within communities and political systems at different scales. While entering a post-Cold War global order, these app

CfP: X Principia International Symposium

The symposium will be held in Florianópolis, Brazil, from August 14th to 17th, 2017. For those who missed the first Call for Papers, this year’s theme is going to be The Construction of Experience , a subject that can be approached from a broad variety of points of view in debates that ramify towards diverse areas, such as epistemology, philosophy of mind, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of perception, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science. We welcome contributions that address any aspect of the construction of experience, as well as critical assessments of historical and contemporary stances on the matter. Besides the main session about the construction of experience and the manifold of aspects related to it, we will also have, as usual, parallel sessions dealing with the following subjects: * Philosophy and History of Science, * Logic and Philosophy of Language, * Epistemology, * Metaphysics and Philosophy of Mind. * Ethics, metaethic

Two AHRC Collaborative PhD Studentships: History of Technology and History of Medicine

The Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds , in collaboration with the Science Museum Group , invites applications for two fully-funded, three-year PhD studentships (or 5 years part-time) in the history of technology and the history of medicine.  The studentships have been awarded by the Science Museums & Archives Consortium under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme. For extended project descriptions and application information please click on the titles below. 1.        Making Electronics in Interwar Britain: gendered labour in the thermionic valve industry (with Museum of Science and Industry , Manchester) This project looks at the mostly female workforce that brought about the enormous boom in British electronics after the First World War: millions of fragile hand-made amplifying valves became essential components in the new technologies of radio, hearing aids, public address systems, automatic tele

Research Fellowships at the Edward Worth Library, Dublin

The Edward Worth Library, Dublin, is offering two research fellowships (duration one month each), to be held in 2017, to encourage research relevant to its collections. The Worth Library is a collection of 4,300 books, left to Dr Steevens’ Hospital by Edward Worth (1676-1733), an early eighteenth-century Dublin physician. The collection is particularly strong in three areas: early modern medicine, early modern history of science and, given that Worth was a connoisseur book collector interested in fine bindings and rare printing, the History of the Book. Research does not, however, have to be restricted to these three key areas. Further information about the collection and our catalogues may be found on our website: http://www.edwardworthlibrary. ie/Home-Page The closing date is Monday 3 April 2017. 

CfP: Animal History Group Summer Workshop

‘Co-operation and Conflict’ Keynote speaker: Harriet Ritvo (Arthur J. Conner Professor of History, MIT)   This one-day workshop will conclude the 2016–17 programme of events organised by the Animal History Group, the London-based network for postgraduates, academics, museum workers and other professionals whose work engages with animals in history. We are honoured to welcome Harriet Ritvo, who needs no introduction to anyone interested in this field, to deliver the keynote address; she will be speaking on her current research in a paper entitled  A Whiff of Danger: Hybridity, Breed, and Wildness .    The workshop will address the broad themes of ‘Co-operation and Conflict’ within animal history. We welcome papers from across the the field, exploring any aspect of human-animal relationships, whether concerning companion animals, livestock, wild animals, animal health and disease, animal afterlives as museum specimens or artefacts, or abstracted animals in literatu