Mostrando entradas de septiembre 17, 2017

Invitation to MCAA/Euroscientist joint webinar What does"open science" really mean?

Url:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-does-open-science-really-mean-tickets-34535670119 “Open science”: never have terms been interpreted in so many different ways. The diversity of perspectives may reflect the paradigm shift in how science is done that is encoded in these words. Open science encompasses open access to journals, sharing of scientific data, easy reproducibility, and transparency in research evaluation, among many other aspects. Future perspectives include the “uberisation” of science and the harnessing of social networks mechanisms in research. In this webinar, we will rely on important actors in the process of opening science to put order among these ideas. We will try to understand where academia is going and how to engage more scholars in open science. Making science count in policy making The Marie Curie Alumni Association, in collaboration with EuroScientist, will be hosting a round table with the participation of representatives of the mos

XV Jornada sobre Història de la Ciència i Ensenyament Recibidos x

Us recordem que el termini per presentar una proposta de comunicació per la "XV Jornada sobre Història de la Ciència i Ensenyament" d'enguany es tancarà el proper 30 de setembre. Us animem a participar en aquesta jornada que ha estat sempre un lloc d'intercanvi d'experiències i reflexions en torn a les relacions entre la història de la ciència i l'ensenyament. Per a més informació consulteu la pàgina: http://blogs.iec.cat/schct/201 7/05/25/xv-jornada-sobre-la- historia-de-la-ciencia-i-lense nyament/

Novedad bibliográfica: Promesas incumplidas. Una historia política de las pasiones

Autor: Javier Moscoso Ambición, resentimiento, envidia, celos... El Promesas incumplidas explora las emociones más estrechamente relacionadas con la rivalidad, pero también la fraternidad, el patriotismo, la compasión o la amistad. Las fuentes consultadas incluyen tratados de medicina, de filosofía moral y política, así como de lo que hoy denominamos psiquiatría. Junto a estos se han consultado textos biográficos y autobiográficos, así como material iconográfico, fuentes publicadas y manuscritas.

CfP Gendering Humanitarian Knowledge 20-21 de avril, 2018

Present humanitarian crises have increasingly led scholars to look back at the past in order to provide a long-term history of disaster relief work that would help us to track the empirical knowledge accumulated during wars, famines, epidemics and other natural disasters. Although this empirical knowledge produced by humanitarian workers in the field of operations is mainly rooted in medical practices concerning hygiene, epidemiology, psychiatry, nursing or nutrition, it extends historically beyond the borders of what we understand today as “humanitarian medicine” (Brauman, 1996).  In order to epistemologically approach all those relief practices as a whole body, including socio-cultural skills and competences that remain at the margins of science, we propose to use the term humanitarian knowledge in this conference, in accordance with recent studies on the history of science (Renn, 2016), the history of knowledge (Burke, 2016), and post-colonialist studies (Purtsche

CfP: Soirées: socialising knowledge, innovation and material culture, 1837-1924

A one-day conference at the Royal Society, London, 27 April 2018. This event aims to explore the purpose, content, audiences and impact of Victorian and Edwardian soirées from 1837 to the British Empire Exhibition in 1924. We invite papers and posters exploring these cultures. Soirées developed from eighteenth century salons and society ‘at homes’, and the term ‘soirée’ was increasingly used interchangeably with ‘conversazione’. By the mid-nineteenth century a typical social event included exhibitions at a learned society or civic building with associated talks or lectures. The Royal Society’s scientific conversazioni at Burlington House were the equivalent of the Royal Academy’s displays of art. They were attended by ‘literary lions, artistic celebrities, famous lecturers upon science, distinguished inventors in mechanics, discoverers of planets’ and they foregrounded ‘the very pick of the best of the most recent inventions’ ( The Standard , April 1871).

CfP: IMAGINATION - Philosophy World Congress - RIO DE JANEIRO

March 26-31, 2018 will take place in Rio de Janeiro the 37th edition of the ASPLF Congress ASPLF means  Association des Sociétés de Philosophie de Langue Française The congress of the ASPLF is organized every two years in a different country. It is a wolrd congress of philosophy where all the lectures are in French. For each edition there is a specific topic. For the next edition the topic is:  L'IMAGINATION There are 14 invited talks by speakers from 13 different countries Contributing speakers  also are  welcome. Send a one page abstract (in French!)  by October 5 You can also organize a round table. http://www.imagination2018.fr/

Job Posting: Environmental History at Michigan State University

Assistant Professor of Environmental History Lyman Briggs College ( http://lbc.msu.edu/ ) and the Department of History ( http://history.msu.edu/ ) at Michigan State University invite applications for a tenure-system academic year position at the assistant professor level for a scholar of Environmental History, with a preference for a scholar whose research focuses on water and with an additional focus on one or more of the following: borderlands, social justice, race, subaltern, indigenous, colonialism, and post-colonial studies. The position will be 75% in Lyman Briggs College (LBC) and 25% in the Department of History (HST) in the College of Social Science and will start on August 16, 2018. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in History or an allied field, such as the History of Science or Science and Technology Studies, and expertise in both Environmental History and History of Science. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching focus on questi

CfP: Reading and Writing in the History of Logic

Practices of Reading and Writing in Logic  (Vichy, France, 23-24 June 2018)  (A workshop within UNILOG ?18, The Sixth World Congress and School on Universal Logic)  EXTENDED DEADLINE: September 29, 2017  A great deal of the working logician?s job is: to write ? and read. This holds in at least two senses:  First, to work a problem in logic, it is necessary to apply certain rules for transformation or deduction. In order to apply these rules correctly, you may produce inscriptions and watch a sequence of transformations of an initially given formula, i.e., you may write down the consecutive steps and eventually read off the result.  Secondly, communicating logical problems (and solutions) inevitably requires activities of writing for an audience, and most commonly producing at least some bits of prose. But participating in the logical community will also require to work through writings of others. Hence

CfP for panel proposal on “Social Movements and the American Welfare State,”

Url:  http://www.oah.org/meetings-events/meetings-events/call-for-proposals/ The recent failure of Congress to “repeal and replace” the 2010 Affordable Care Act brought renewed attention to the longstanding debate over the strengths and limits of the American welfare state. The object of a vast scholarship, it has been called at different times “(neo-)liberal,” “hidden,” “maternalist,” “divided,” “laggard,” or “two-track.” Regardless of the various adjectives used to describe it, one of the key features of the U.S. welfare state has been the extent to which its history was shaped by actors not just within the state—such as government experts or lawmakers—but in civil society as well—ranging from intellectuals to activists and interest groups. Each advancing their own definition of freedom, social movements advocating for the rights of groups such as women, the poor, or racial minorities have helped expand (but also narrow) the boundaries of welfare policy. This