Mostrando entradas de junio 25, 2017

CFP: Representing Infirmity: Diseased Bodies in Renaissance and Early Modern Italy

Url:  http://www.rsa.org/news/349946/CfP-Representing-Infirmity-Diseased-Bodies-in-Renaissance-and-Early-Modern-Italy.htm Call for Projects from Graduate Students Students currently enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral program are invited to submit a project for “Representing Infirmity: Diseased Bodies in Renaissance and Early Modern Italy,” an international conference to be held at the Monash University Centre in Prato on December 13-15, 2017. The event is organized by John Henderson (Birkbeck, University of London and Monash University), a historian of medicine, Fredrika Jacobs (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Jonathan Nelson (Syracuse University in Florence), both historians of art, and Peter Howard (Monash University, Melbourne), a historian and Director of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Monash (Melbourne and Prato). The conference will be the first to explore how diseased bodies were represented in Italy during the ‘long Renaissance,

Publicado el vol 69 (1) 2017 de Asclepio

A continuación le mostramos la tabla de contenidos. Puede visitar nuestro sitio web para consultar los artículos que sean de su interés. http://asclepio.revistas.csic. es/index.php/asclepio/issue/ view/56 Estudios -------- Aristóteles y la medicina (p169)         Jordi Crespo Saumell Compartiendo modelos arquitectónicos: morfologías y vigilancias del siglo XVII al XIX (p170)         Pedro Fraile,   Quim Bonastra El paludismo en Palencia (1800-1804) a través del  Canto Votivo  del jesuita Tolrá (p171)         Antonio Astorgano Abajo,        Fuensanta Garrido Domené El dispositivo gimnástico en el contexto de la medicina social decimonónica española. De las políticas higiénicas a los discursos fundacionales de la “educación física” (p172)         Miguel Vicente-Pedraz,  Xavier Torrebadella-Flix La construcción de una industria farmacéutica autosuficiente en la España de la Autarquía: entre la necesidad, la utopía y la propaganda franquista (p173)

Latest issue is available online: HCS-Manguinhos

This new issue of HCS-Manguinhos ( vol.24 no.2 Apr./Jun. 2017 ) features articles in English, Spanish and Portuguese on a range of different topics: cholera epidemic in Argentina (1886-1887), medical documentary films under Franco’s regime (1940-1949), medical aid to Nicaragua (1979- 1989) and much more. Enjoy the reading! Url:  www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_issuetoc&pid=0104-597020170002&lng=en&nrm=iso

CfP - Models and Simulations 8, March 15-17 2018, University of South Carolina

The Department of Philosophy in collaboration with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the USC Nanocenter are hosting the 8th Models and Simulations conference (MS8) at Columbia, South Carolina.  This continues a successful series of meetings focusing on the role of modeling, simulation, and computational methods in the natural and social sciences, in engineering and technology. Earlier meetings have taken place in Paris (2006), Tilburg (2007), Virginia (2009), Toronto (2010), Helsinki (2012), Notre Dame (2014), and Barcelona (2016). Plenary speakers include: - Mieke Boon (University of Twente) - Michela Massimi (University of Edinburgh) - Michael Weisberg (University of Pennsylvania) Papers and symposium proposals (3-4 participants) on any aspect of modeling and simulation are welcome. While our core constituency will be philosophers, historians, and sociologists of science, we especially encourage submissions from practicing scientists and enginee

CfP: Life, Science and Power in History

Life, Science and Power in History Call for papers for a special issue of the EASTS Journal Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2017 In the twenty-first century, East Asian societies encounter diverse predicaments in terms of modern science, technologies, and medicine.  Since the late twentieth century, organ transplantation, genome research and euthanasia have been argued widely in the politics, society, and culture of countries in East Asia.  The research environment around science and technology became more competitive, which sometime caused manipulation of, or fabrication of, experimental results.  In 2011 Japan experienced a series of breakdown of nuclear power plants in Fukushima, in which extensive parts of east Japan struggle with radioactive contamination.  All these situations urge us to reconsider our belief in, and ethics of, life, science and power.  It is certainly necessary that science and technology studies and medical humanities consider this topic

CfP: Imagining the History of the future: unsettling scientific stories University of York

Recent years have seen a significant growth of academic and public interest in the role of the sciences in creating and sustaining both imagined and enacted futures. Technological innovations and emergent theoretical paradigms gel and jolt against abiding ecological, social, medical or economic concerns: researchers, novelists, cartoonists, civil servants, business leaders and politicians assess and estimate the costs of planning for or mitigating likely consequences. The trouble is that thinking about the future is a matter of perspective: where you decide to stand constrains what you can see With confirmed plenary speakers Professor Sherryl Vint (University of California, Riverside, USA) and Professor Charlotte Sleigh (University of Kent, UK) this three-day conference will bring together scholars, practitioners, and activists to explore ways in which different visions of the future and its history can be brought into productive dialogue.  Focused on the long t

CfP: Negotiating Belief in Health and Social Care for Special Issue with the Int J of Human Rights in Healthcare

The guest editor of the journal is seeking manuscript submissions for a 2018 special issue on  how religion, belief and spiritual identities are negotiated in health and social care, in policy and  professional practice. Religion and belief, either as identities or concepts, have been explored by many contemporary theorists and researchers. By and large, researchers in the 21st century have agreed that religion never went away, as per Berger’s and Bruce’s arguments, but rather changed; the way people believe and engage with their religious or nonreligious faith is different. Never the less, and as religion privatised until more recent years, while more secular ideas were present in the public sphere, professional practitioners found themselves in a position in which they lack appropriate language and skills to engage with religion, belief and spiritual identities of service users. Recently, in 2016, Adam Dinham and Mathew Francis explored the concept of religious lite

4 PhD fellowships in social anthropology, University of Oslo

Four 3-4 year PhD fellowships at the Department of social anthropology, University of Oslo, focusing on Tanzania/East Africa and issues related to environmental toxicology, electronic waste transport, disposal and recycling, regulatory science.  The purpose of these fellowships is to enable the candidates to pursue their doctoral studies, and they include related fieldwork costs.  URL:  http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BCD929/phd-candidates-in-social-anthropology-4-positions/

AHRC PhD studentship: A Paper World 1830-1914 (Royal Holloway/Kew Gardens)

A Paper World: The Collection & Investigation of Plant Materials for Paper Making, c.1830-1914 AHRC PhD Studentship Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship on the history of collections of plant materials for paper making at Royal Holloway, University of London, in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This award, tenable for three years and covering both fees and an enhanced maintenance grant, is made by the TECHNE AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership under the National Productivity Investment Fund Partnership Award scheme. The project, due to begin in September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, will be supervised by Professor Felix Driver (at Royal Holloway) and Dr Mark Nesbitt (RBG Kew). The Project Innovations in the technology of print and the vast expansion of publishing during the nineteenth century stimulated the global search for new sources of paper. A wide variety of natural sources for paper-making were ex