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Call for abstracts: conference for the History of Human Sciences

The European Society for the History of the Human Sciences (ESHHS) invites submissions to its conference to be held from July 17 to July 20, 2018. The conference is hosted by the department of Theory and History of Psychology, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands and organized in collaboration with Open University of the Netherlands. Oral presentations, posters, sessions or workshops may deal with any aspect of the history of the human, behavioural and social sciences or with related historiographic and methodological issues (including those related to digital history). This year we particularly invite submissions that deal with external factors - political, ethical, economical or otherwise - that lead to marginalization of theoret

Novedad bibliográfica: Engineering Health: How Biotechnology Changed Medicine

Editor: Lara Marks Url:  http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/ebook/978-1-78262-084-6 Biotechnology harnesses cellular and biochemical systems to advance knowledge of the molecular cause of disease and to provide new diagnostic tools and more precisely targeted drugs. Within a decade, global investment in medical biotechnology has increased more than ten-fold, resulting in therapies for previously untreatable conditions. But what exactly is biotechnology and what are its origins? What further benefits to human health could it offer in the future? Written in an accessible style, contributors to this book explore the history behind different biotechnology tools, how they are used, and how they are reshaping the future of diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines. Among the technologies examined are genetic engineering, DNA sequencing, monoclonal antibodies, stem cells, gene therapy, cancer immunotherapy and the most recent newcomer - synthetic biology. Applying new b

CfP: Maritime Animals

Maritime Animals:  Telling stories of animals at sea Two-day international conference National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK.  April 26-27, 2019 Keynote speakers:  Thom van Dooren,  William Gervase Clarence-Smith Papers are invited on (but not limited to) the following topics: ·         Methods for recovering the shipboard experiences of animals ·         Animals on-board ship (pets, ship’s mascots, vermin, livestock, etc.) ·         Animal explorers: animals and expeditions by sea ·         Animal sightings and encounters: sea birds, dolphins, and other animal visitors ·         Politics and ethics of human-animal interactions at sea ·         Sea travellers’ tales: animal encounters in diaries, journals and ships’ newspapers  ·         Visual representations of maritime animals (paintings, carvings, scrimshaw, etc.) ·         Sailors as natural historians or zoologists at sea ·         Animals and animal products for trade ·         Por

CfP: New Historical Perspectives on Ageing and the Life Course, Leeds UK, 19-20 March 2018

New Historical Perspectives on Ageing and the Life Course 19-20 March 2018 Weetwood Hall, University of Leeds, UK In recent decades, global research activity around ageing and the life course has grown exponentially. Work in the clinical sciences, and in the established field of gerontology, has explored the challenges and opportunities of ageing through investigations focusing on biological and biosocial elements. More recently, scholars in the humanities and the social sciences working in the field of ageing studies have been turning their attentions to the topic, offering interdisciplinary cultural and social analyses that are theoretically, politically, and empirically engaged. Within this category, a number of scholars across academic disciplines including history of medicine, philosophy, film studies, literature, law, sociology, psychology, and anthropology – and in the cross-disciplinary field of medical humanities – are united by a shared interest in histo

CfP: Special Issue of the Journal of Early Modern Studies

Special Issue of the Journal of Early Modern Studies (November 2018) Editors: Dana Jalobeanu, Grigore Vida The Mathematization of Natural Philosophy between Practical Knowledge and Disciplinary Blending                 While most of the classical narratives about the “mathematization of nature” have become obsolete, questions concerned with the mathematization of natural philosophy are still central to the inquiries into the emergence of modern science. Nowadays, historians prefer to speak about “forms of mathematization” in the early modern period (Roux ed., 2010, 2017), in recognition of the diversity of approaches, many of which are still in need of further investigation. Special attention was given to mathematical practices, in tune with the important research that has been done in the past couple of years to reveal the various “structures of practical knowledge” (Valleriani ed., 2017). What we propose in this special issue is to take stock of the recent developments, w

Medical Sciences Video Archive of the Royal College of Physicians and Oxford Brookes University

The Medical Sciences Video Archive of the Royal College of Physicians and Oxford Brookes University, a collection of videotaped biographical interviews with over 130 important figures in clinical medicine and science from the United Kingdom and Australia, is now available online. As part of a Wellcome Trust funded project, over 260 interviews on umatic and betacam tapes have been digitised and made freely available on our Research And Digital Asset Repository ( RADAR ).  We would like to make the collection as widely known as possible so please do spread the word and link to the collection from your webpages. Currently only the audiovisual files for the interviews are available for viewing, but we hope to add transcripts and interactive indexes (to allow you to jump to particular parts of the interview) over the next year.

Call for abstracts: CSHPS Annual Conference 2018

The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS)  is holding its annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Regina, Saskatchewan, May 26-28, 2018 ( http://www.yorku.ca/cshps1/ meeting.html ). The Program Committee invites scholars working on the history and philosophy of science to submit abstracts for individual papers or proposals for sessions (3 and 4 papers). We particularly encourage scholars to engage with  the theme for Congress 201 8  – “ Gathering diversities ”. Unrelated topics and themes are also welcome. Meeting languages: The CSHPS is a bilingual society. Individual papers may be given in English or French, but efforts to broaden participation are appreciated (e.g. a presentation in English could be accompanied by a PowerPoint in French, and vice versa). Similarly, sessions can be presented in either English or French, but bilingual sessions are especially welcomed.  Joint sessions: The

CfP: World Fairs and International Exhibitions: NationalSelf-Profiling in an International Context, 1851-1940

Probably the most important global stage for learning how to represent a national identity was the world fair. These grandiose international exhibitions emerged during the decades of post-1848 nationalism - which also saw the rise of mass tourism - and formed part of the panoramatic "spectacle of modernity" that dominated all mass-oriented representations of landscapes and societies in these decades. At the first Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in 1851 all participating countries had their own section in London's Crystal Palace to show their contribution to human progress. However, it was difficult to be distinctive with machines, inventions and fine arts, which look quite similar everywhere. Therefore, at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1867 each participating country was invited to also erect a pavilion in a characteristic national style to exhibit its own "authentic" culture. These national pavilions became an integral part of su

Leibniz Summer Fellowships “German and European History in the 20th century”

The Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung / Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF) is pleased to invite applications for up to three Leibniz Summer Fellowships “German and European History in the 20th century” for the academic year 2018 to study German and European History in the 20th century. These two-month fellowships provide an opportunity to pursue individual research in Germany while participating in the academic life of one of Germany’s major historical research centres. Founded in 1992, the ZZF covers a broad scope of Contemporary European History with currently four research departments “Communism and Society”, “Economic Thought and Practice”, “Regimes of the Social Sphere” and “Contemporary History in the Age of Media and Information”. The ZZF library holds approx. 80,000 items and subscribes to more than 100 periodicals. Since 2009, the ZZF has been a member of the Leibniz-Association. Applicants must have at least postdoctoral status with an ou

CfP Research Workshop on Science, Technology, Society (STS)/History, Technology, Society (HTS): Bioeconomy, Biotechnology, Medical Technologies

Location : Historical Archive of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece Dates : Thursday 19th and Friday 20th of April 2018 Organizers : Constantinos Morfakis and Katerina Vlantoni, Postdoctoral Fellows, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, School of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The workshop is organized in the context of the research project “The public debate on umbilical cord blood banking in Greece: Approaches from the interdisciplinary field Science, Technology, Society (STS)”. This project is funded by the Onassis Foundation and is hosted by the Department of History and Philosophy of Scienc e , School of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.  This 2-day research workshop will focus on recent approaches to biotechnology and medical technologies from the fields of Science, Technology, Society (STS) and History, Technology, Society (HTS). The emphas

Summer Internship in the History of Technology

IEEE History Center Life Member Internship 2018 Scholars early in their career studying the history of electrical technology and computing are invited to contact the Center to be considered for a paid Internship at the Center's offices on the Stevens Institute of Technology campus in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA.  The IEEE History Center, a center for the public history of technology, is cosponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)—the world’s largest professional technical society—and Stevens Institute of Technology The intern program seeks to provide research experience for graduate students and other young scholars in the history of electrical and computer sciences and technologies and related fields, while enlisting the help of promising young scholars for the Center's projects. The Intern generally works full-time for two months at the History Center on a Center project that is connected to his or her own area of inter

Graduate Fellowship in the History of Technology, 2018-2019

The IEEE Life Member Fellowship in the History of Electrical and Computing Technology, 2018-2019 The IEEE Life Members Fellowship in the History of Electrical and Computing Technology supports either one year of full-time graduate work in the history of electrical or computer science or technology or a related field at a college or university of recognized standing, or up to one year of post-doctoral research for a scholar in this field who has received his or her Ph.D. within the past three years. This award is supported by the IEEE Life Members Committee and administered by the IEEE History Center.  The stipend is $17,000, with a research budget of up to $3,000.  Recipients are normally expected to take up the Fellowship in the July of the year that it is awarded.   Fellowship checks are normally mailed to the Fellow quarterly in July, October, January, and April.  For Fellows in the southern hemisphere who follow the southern hemisphere academic year, arrangements

The Boston Medical Library Fellowships in the History of Medicine at the Countway Library, 2018-2019

The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine offers annual fellowships to support research and scholarship in the history of medicine.  The Countway Library is the largest academic medical library in the United States, and its Center for the History of Medicine holds 250,000 books and journals published before 1920 and is strong in virtually every medical discipline.  The Countway's archives and manuscripts include the personal and professional papers of prominent American physicians, many of whom were associated with Harvard Medical School.  The printed, manuscript, and archival holdings are complemented by prints, photographs, and the collections of the Warren Anatomical Museum.  The Boston Medical Library Fellowships in the History of Medicine at the Countway provide stipends of up to $5,000 to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible period between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019.  Besides conducting research, the fellow will submit a

Call for Panels, Papers, and Posters: Web of Knowledge - A look into the Past, embracing the Future

Web of Knowledge - A look into the Past, embracing the Future International Multidisciplinary Congress Organisation: Institute of Contemporary History (CEHFCi-UÉ); HERCULES ; CIDEHUS  Location: Évora, Portugal Dates: 17 to 19 May 2018 Deadline for proposals (panel): 19 November 2017 Deadline for proposals (paper/poster) : 31 January 2018   The International Multidisciplinary Congress - Web of Knowledge: A look into the Past, embracing the Future will be held by IHC-CEHFCi-UÉ, HERCULES and CIDEHUS, Universidade de Évora, the special stakeholder, between 17-19 May 2018 in Évora, Portugal. The Congress will also have the scientific support of CESEM, CHAIA, ICAAM, and ICT. The Congress aims to bring together researchers and scientists from different backgrounds intersecting with the Social Sciences revealing the visible and invisible networks. By fostering the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the study of the past, the Congress expects to la

CFP: Special Issue on "Writing and Science"

Call-for-papers for a special issue on "Writing and Science" that will appear in the research journal Written Communication . I have included the link to the CFP so you can print and share this information if you wish. You can find the CFP here:   http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0741088317737905 Deadline for manuscript submissions: March 1 st , 2018 Additional information related to submission and review can be found at: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/wcx .

Latest issue of Theoria

THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science has just published its latest issue. We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to review articles and items of interest. http://www.ehu.eus/ojs/index. php/THEORIA/issue/view/1565 TABLE OF CONTENTS ARTICLES Ciclo de vida de un concepto en el marco de la cognición ad hoc José Vicente Hernández Conde 271-292 Phenomenological understanding and electric eels Raoul Gervais 293-302 Sobre las conjunciones coordinantes adversativas Fernando Garcia Murga 303-327 Utterance content, speaker’s intentions and linguistic liability Claudia Picazo Jaque 329-345 Los parásitos de la ciencia. Una caracterización psicocognitiva del engaño pseudocientífico Angelo Fasce 347-365 Oxytocin, Empathy and Human Enhancement Francisco Lara 367-384

METASCIENCE new issue alert

publication of Volume 26, Issue 3 of the journal Metascience Editors:  K. Brad Wray and Luciano Boschiero https://link.springer.com/jour nal/11016/26/3/page/1 In this issues: Editorial REFLECTIONS ON THE ORIGINS AND   IMPORTANCE OF   OUR   FIELDS By Luciano   Boschiero By K.   Brad   Wray                                                              353–354 Symposium: Cohen’s The Rise of Modern Science STRUCTURES     OF      EXPLANATIONS      FOR      THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUT I ON H.    Floris    Cohen:    The   rise   of   modern   science   explained: A comparative history . By Babak   Ashrafi                                                              355–359 SAVING      THE      PHENOMENA:      THE      SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION(S) EXPLAINED H.    Floris    Cohen:    The   rise   of   modern   science   explained. A comparative history. By Lesley   B. Cormack                                                      361–364 H