Mostrando entradas de septiembre 3, 2017

CfP: Barriers without borders

Global and transdisciplinary perspectives on sanitary cordons throughout history 2 nd International Conference of the Quarantine Studies Network 7-8 November 2018 Hosted by the University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca Sanitary cordons to regulate and control the spread of bubonic plague were developed in Italy in the 14 th century in parallel with maritime quarantine (mainly lazarettos) and came to be quickly imposed by other Mediterranean/European countries. Today, various types of cordons are still being used ‘to control the spread of epizootics and to mitigate the impact of both newly emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases upon the human population’ (Cliff, 2009) with the 21 st -century pandemics of Ebola or avian flu showing their continued utility. At this juncture one finds a stunning paradox: despite their functions as instruments of isolation/separation, sanitary cordons came to be highly appreciated, legitimized and defended by state authorities

Novedad bibliográfica: Being Brains: Making the Cerebral Subject

Autores:  Fernando Vidal & Francisco Ortega Being Brains offers a critical exploration of one of the most influential and pervasive contemporary beliefs: "We are our brains." Starting in the "Decade of the Brain" of the 1990s, "neurocentrism" became widespread in most Western and many non-Western societies. Formidable advances, especially in neuroimaging, have bolstered this "neurocentrism" in the eyes of the public and political authorities, helping to justify increased funding for the brain sciences. The human sciences have also taken the "neural turn," and subspecialties in fields such as anthropology, aesthetics, education, history, law, sociology, and theology have grown and professionalized at record speed. At the same time, the development of dubious but successful commercial enterprises such as "neuromarketing and "neurobics" have emerged to take advantage of the heightened sensitivity to all th

CfA: Human Enhancement and Evolution Scientific, Technological, Policy & ELS Considerations

Human Enhancement and Evolution Scientific, Technological, Policy & ELS Considerations Lisbon 13 th - 14 th December 2017. Host Institution: Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon (CFCUL) [ http://cfcul.fc.ul.pt/ ], C1, 3 rd floor The Conference will have two parts: Evolution and the Sciences and Technologies of Human Enhancement Organismal dynamics are such that organisms incontrovertibly affect the very evolutionary pressures that shape them, even if only indirectly. But seemingly, amongst all organisms and perhaps owing to their cognitive evolution, humans became exceptionally fine controllers of both theirs and other organisms’ evolutionary processes. In virtue of the sciences and technologies of human enhancement, more effective exertion of control over evolution is nowadays becoming evident, and this is shown among others by the rise of new technics such as genetic editing tools. However, human enhancement and its broad

Scientific collaboration - past, present and future.

The Royal Society seeks help with planning a publication on scientific collaboration and is inviting contributions from academics in science studies & history of science. The Royal Society intends to compile a small collection of case studies of scientific collaboration, as part of its work on the future culture of science. (See https://royalsociety.org/topic s-policy/projects/research- culture/ ). The collection will cover a range of topics, and scales of project, to illuminate the conditions - institutional, cultural, political, intellectual - that enable or constrain successful collaboration. Potential case studies, and the questions one might ask about them to illuminate discussion of future science policy, will be discussed at a workshop at the Society in October. We would welcome suggestions for stories of collaboration that might be informative in this regard. Ideally, they will be stories which are already documented, or would be relatively straigh

CfP: Scientiae 2018

Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World 16-19 May 2018.  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities,  Minneapolis, USA The Programme Committee  for the 7th Annual Scientiae Conference invites submissions for individual papers or special panels on the disciplines of knowing in the early modern world (roughly 1400-1800), to be held at the University of Minnesota, 16-19 May 2018. The major premise of the Scientiae Conference series is that knowledge during the early modern period was pre-disciplinary, involving complex mixtures of theories, practices and objects, which had yet to be separated into their modern ‘scientific’ configurations. Although centred on attempts to understand and control the natural world, Scientiae addresses natural philosophy, natural history, and the scientiae mixtae within a wide range of related fields, including but not restricted to Biblical exegesis, medicine, artisan practice and theory, logic, humanism, alchemy, magic, witchcraft

CfP: Society for the Social History of Medicine

Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) Call for Papers 2018 Biennial Conference – University of Liverpool 11-13 July 2018 The Society welcomes proposals on the theme of ‘ Conformity, Resistance, Dialogue and Deviance in Health and Medicine’ Deadline for Proposals Friday 2 February 2018 sshm2018@liverpool.ac.uk The Society for the Social History of Medicine hosts a major biennial, international, and interdisciplinary conference. In July 2018 it will meet in Liverpool to explore the theme of ‘Conformity, Resistance, Dialogue and Deviance in Health and Medicine’ . This broad theme plays on several levels. It reflects our local Liverpool health heritage as a site of public health innovation; independent and at times radical approaches to health politics, health inequalities, health determinants, treatment and therapies (including technological innovation, community and collective practices, and the use of arts in health). We envisage that th

Historical Librarian and Archivist. Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)

A unique opportunity exists at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs and Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library the Historical Collections Librarian and Archivist develops, curates, and oversees the historical collections of the founding library of the University System of Maryland. These collections reflect the history, heritage, and growth of the schools and disciplines of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, including the Health Sciences and Human Services Library. It is crucial for the incumbent to have a sense of, and respect for, the historical heritage of the institution, working with old documentation, print and digital collections, and recognizing the history of the institution as living, vital, and being created daily. This faculty librarian understands the merits of old items as originals, or reborn converted

Call for thematic issue – HoST - Journal of History of Science and Technology

The editors of HoST - Journal of History of Science and Technology are looking for proposals for a thematic issue to be published in 2019 ( HoST volume 13). The volume should be prepared by a guest editor and include four research papers. HoST is an open access, on-line peer-reviewed international journal devoted to the History of Science and Technology, published in English by a group of Portuguese research institutions and De Gruyter ( https://www.degruyter.com/ view/j/host ). HoST encourages submissions of original historical research exploring the cultural and social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine (STM), both from a local and a global perspective. Past thematic issues have dealt with topics as diverse as circulation, communication of science and the relationships of science with fascist regimes. Future issues might deal with both established and emerging areas of scholarship. Proposals might consider broad themes such as: STM and diplomacy, the A

Novembertagung 2017: Travel Grants and CfP

Novembertagung on the History of Mathematics 2017 Theme: “Tools for research in mathematics, history and philosophy” in Brussels, Belgium November 2-4, 2017 We are pleased to announce that we will be able to give out a number of small travel grants to the Novembertagung on the History of Mathematics 2017 in Brussels. These grants are intended for young academics who have no other means to fund their travel to our event. Applications should contain a short motivation (200 words) and should be send to novembertagung2017@gmail.com before the end of August. Please find below our CfP. Title: Novembertagung on the History of Mathematics 2017 Theme: Tools for research in mathematics, history and philosophy Invited speakers: Liesbeth de Mol (Lille) & Ralf Krömer (Wuppertal) (BSLPS lecture) Date: November 2-4, 2017 Location: Brussels, Belgium Submission deadline: August 15, 2017 Contact: novembertagung2017@gmail.com Web page: https://novembertagung. wixsi

CfP: 'THE ALL-SEEING EYE': Vision and Eyesight Across Time and Cultures Workshop

Url:  https://theallseeingeyeweb.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/call-for-papers/ The workshop will take place at Swansea University on Wednesday 11 April 2018. It is hosted by the Research Group for Health, History and Culture, and the Effaced from History? research network on facial appearance. We seek papers for a workshop that will explore medical, social, and cultural meanings of the eye and vision in contemporary and historical perspective. Vision has often provoked fascination within societies and cultures as the most revered sense. In Western Europe, the eye has been viewed scientifically as the most ‘exquisite’ organ, or spiritually as a ‘window to the soul’. These positions have had an influence on how the eye has been perceived, both as a vital organ and, by implication, one that needed to be protected. Whilst the eye could bring delight to its holder, and be symbolic in a variety of ways, it could also, when lost, incur significant impairment.  The worksho

CfA: Tracing Nurses’ Footsteps: Nursing and the Tides of Change

Where has nursing come from? What have been the ups and downs, trials and tribulations along the journey? How have social, political and economic forces influenced the history of nursing? How were challenges met, with passing or lasting impact? Who were the nurses that provided the foundational values and vision that established present realities, and challenges confronting nursing today? What can we take from history as it relates to the future expansion of the profession? The content of the abstract should reflect components of the program theme showing how, when and where nurses’ footsteps influenced the progressive changes in health care, policy, education and clinical practice. Abstracts on other subjects related to nursing and healthcare history would be welcomed and considered. Please submit a one page abstract (350 words max.) and a one page CV for consideration to: Dr. Margaret Scaia: mrscaia@uvic.ca Due date for submission is DECEMBER 15, 2017

PhD studentship at Kings College London for Jan or Sept start

King’s College London is inviting applications for a Professor Sir Richard Trainor PhD Scholarship in the Departments of History and Film Studies, in collaboration with the National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket. The project is entitled 'Making the modern racehorse in Britain, c1920-2020', and is suitable for a student with an MA in history, history of STM, museum studies, film studies or other related area. It will involve work on the collections of the recently redeveloped National Horseracing Museum ( https://www. palacehousenewmarket.co.uk/ collections/national- horseracing-museum ), and provide opportunities to contribute to the museums's future temporary exhibition programme, publication strategy and public engagement events. The successful candidate will join a thriving group of KCL PhD students working on aspects of animal history, and will be expected to contribute to the activities they organise under the Animal History Group ( https://anim

Job: CSH Fellow in Philosophy of Science at University of Bern

 The Center for Space and Habitability (CSH) at the University of Bern, Switzerland, invites applications for CSH Fellows.  CSH Fellows are expected to be independent postdoctoral researchers, who will carry out their own early-career research program that is broadly consistent with CSH interests.  In addition to research, we expect each CSH Fellow to take on leadership roles in the intellectual life of the CSH, including leading coffee/lunch discussions, journal clubs, inviting and hosting seminar/colloquium speakers, etc.  Each prospective candidate will submit a research proposal with a maximum length of 5 pages.  The candidate will use a maximum of 3 pages to explain her/his existing expertise and projects performed either during the Ph.D or last postdoctoral position.  The rest of the proposal (minimum 2 pages) should describe the future research to be pursued at the CSH, including the key scienti

Clystere n° 60 - septembre 2017

Clystère n° 60 – Septembre 2017 est paru ( September 2017 is online / Septiembre de 2017 acaba de salir ) : http://www.clystere.com SOMMAIRE N° 60 – SEPTEMBRE 2017 In memoriam :  -     Une belle histoire de cœur. Hommage au Pr. Christian Cabrol (16 sept. 1925 - 16 juin 2017) (Jean-Louis Domalain)  Histoire des instruments : -    Un appareil électrique portatif de massage vibratoire Rupalley & Cie (Bernard Petitdant) Histoire de la santé : -    Chirurgiens, médecins ou pharmaciens nobles d’Empire et/ou titulaires de la Légion d’honneur (Xavier Riaud) -    Philippe Mouret le Français qui a bouleversé la pratique chirurgicale du monde entier (Gilbert Schlogel) -    Jean-Baptiste-Edmond Simonin (1812-1884) : Chirurgien nancéien, pionnier de l’insufflation pulmonaire (Jacqueline Carolus-Curien) -    Le Pervitin, une histoire allemande (Marc Gentili) -    Un jeton de  présence hybride inconnu de Jean-Baptis