Mostrando entradas de noviembre 12, 2017

CfP: Health and Healing in the Early Modern Iberian World: A Gendered Perspective

We are seeking submissions for an interdisciplinary collection of essays tentatively titled  Health and Healing in the Early Modern Iberian World: A Gendered Perspective This edited volume seeks to put into conversation a range of historical, literary, and cultural texts and objects related to the theory, practice, and experience of health and healing from an Iberian-Global and gendered perspective, between 1500-1700. We invite papers that broadly interrogate the concepts of “health” and “healing” from all geographical areas within early modern Iberia and its global kingdoms. We encourage innovative responses to the topics that include but are not limited to: interactions between healer and patient; health status, belief and spiritual (religious and magical) practices; creation and circulation of drugs, herbal remedies, and the status and representation of herbalists and apothecaries; the professionalization of medicine and gendered divisions of labor and care; re

CfP: Quarantine Research Network

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

On line: Col·loquis SCHCT “Biopolítica y discurso racial en el primer franquismo”

Col·loquis de la SCHCT.  “Biopolítica y discurso racial en el primer franquismo” 22 de novembre de 2017 a les 16 h. al Saló d’Actes de  l’Institut d’Història de la Medicina i de la Ciència López Piñero de la Universitat de València (amb retransmissió online a  http://reunion.uv.es/hcc2 ). “El régimen franquista se instituyó sobre las cenizas de una cruenta guerra civil. Con tan sombríos orígenes, el Nuevo Estado tuvo que articular, junto con un vasto sistema policial, toda una serie de mecanismos que le permitieran alcanzar un mínimo de legitimidad social y política. En este sentido, estos mecanismos estaban llamados a ordenar una forma de gobierno encargada de dirigir los distintos ámbitos de la vida nacional, desde

CfP: Eighteenth-Century Research Seminars, University of Edinburgh

The  Eighteenth-Century Research Seminar   (ECRS)  series invites proposals for twenty-minute papers from postgraduate and early-career researchers addressing any aspect of eighteenth-century history, culture, literature, education, art, music, geography, religion, science , and philosophy. The seminar series seeks to provide a regular inter-disciplinary forum for postgraduate and early-career researchers working on the eighteenth century to meet and discuss their research. ECRS will take place at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) in Edinburgh.  Seminars will take place on  Wednesdays between 4:30-6pm , on a fortnightly basis from  24 January to 4 April 2018 .  Each seminar will consist of two papers, one from a University of Edinburgh-based researcher and one from a researcher based in another higher education institution, followed by a drinks reception. We can provide up to £85 for non-University of Edinburgh speakers’ travel expenses. 

Call for Abstracts: Conference “From Past to Present - Natural Cosmetics Unwrapped”

On 15th February 2018, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society will host a conference focused on the study of natural cosmetics over time. This conference is co-organised by the University of Oxford, the University of Glasgow, Keele University and with the support of the Art and Humanities Research Council (Science in Culture). For thousands of years, cosmetic products have been made with a range of minerals and organic substances. With the development of long distance commercial routes, the diversity of cosmetics increased drastically during Antiquity. In the last few centuries, many such cosmetics have been produced, marketed, and distributed by the cosmetic industry with classical influences. For example, the recipes of medical writers such as Hippocrates and Galen were sources of inspiration. Mythological and historical figures such as Hygieia and Cleopatra also appeared prominently on the packaging and advertising. Today, some cosmetics are still produced exclusively

CfP: International Conference on Teaching, Learning, Innovation and Educational Technology

Url:  http://globalbizresearch.org/Singapore_Conference_2018_july4/call-for-papers.php International Conference on Teaching, Learning, Innovation and Educational Technology ICE18Singapore Conference in Singapore.  July 27-29, 2018 Topics Adolescence Education, Adult Education, Advanced Quantitative Methods in Education, Applied Linguistics, Art Education, Basic Ethical Values in Education, Business Education, Classroom Management, Classroom Teacher Education, Climate Change and Education, College and Higher Education, Communication Disorders and Sciences, Community Development and Action, Competencies Developmental, Computer-Assisted Teaching, Counselor Education, Course Management, Critical and Socio-cultural Studies in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Curriculum Development, Democracy Education, Development of Science, Distance Education, Diversity in Learning, Early Childhood Education, Education and Culture, Education for Hearing Impaired, Educa

W. Bruce Fye Medical History Research Travel Grant

The W. Bruce Fye Center for the History of Medicine is pleased to announce its first annual W. Bruce Fye Medical History Research Travel Grant. The grant is available to physicians, historians, medical students, graduate students, faculty members, and independent scholars who wish to use archival and library resources at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The grant (up to $1,500 in one calendar year) may be used for transportation, lodging, food, and incidental expenses relating to the research project. It is available to residents of the United States and Canada who live more than 75 miles from Rochester. The W. Bruce Fye Center for the History of Medicine houses archival collections that contain official records of the Clinic and its administrative offices, official and unofficial publications, departmental annual reports, committee minutes, photographic and moving images, sound recordings, personal papers, and memorabilia relating to the Mayo Clinic, its mission

CfP: Routledge Series on Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs

The editors of the ongoing Routledge series on Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs are interested in considering manuscripts and book proposals for publication.  This series examines the crucial ethical, legal and public policy questions arising from or exacerbated by the design, development and eventual adoption of new technologies across all related fields, from education and engineering to medicine and military affairs. The series revolves around two key themes: moral issues in research, engineering and design and ethical, legal and political/policy issues in the use and regulation of technology. This series encourages submission of cutting-edge research monographs and edited collections with a focus on forward-looking ideas concerning innovative or as yet undeveloped technologies.  For more information visit the series website here .

Vacancy for Archivist (Early Collections) at the Royal Society

Vacancy: Archivist (Early Collections) Permanent, full time Location: Royal Society (Carlton House Terrace, London) Deadline: 17 November 2017 Interview date: 28 November 2017 The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy in the UK and the Commonwealth and our aim is to recognise, promote and support excellence in science, and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. The Royal Society is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. The Society owns some of the world’s most important collections relating to history of science, including organisational archives and manuscripts of its Fellows. We are recruiting for an Archivist (early collections). The post will be responsible for the care, cataloguing and management of the Society’s historical archives and donated collections of manuscripts, generally from the 17th to the early 20th century. The post-holder will work closely with the Archivist (Modern

CfP: “Sex, Sin and Madness: the Borgia Family in Early Modern and Modern Popular Culture,” Kings & Queens Conference 7, Winchester UK, 9-12 July 2018

“Sex, Sin and Madness: the Borgia Family in Early Modern and Modern Popular Culture” Call For Papers – Kings & Queens Conference 7: Ruling Sexualities: Sexuality, Gender and the Crown Winchester, UK – 9-12 July 2018 In the last two decades there has been a resurgence of interest in the Borgia family, both in academic and general interest circles. Partly this is due to the appearance of big budget network television series that capitalize on a continued interest in the ruling houses of early modern Europe, and partly due to increased attention paid to the papacy through the conclaves of Popes Benedict XVI and Francis. Undoubtedly, the quincentennial of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses has also illuminated his and other reformers’ criticism of the papacy. The Borgia family, including papal patriarchs Popes Calixtus III and Alexander VI, as well as their relatives Cesare Borgia, Lucrezia Borgia and St. Francis Borgia, has received a disproportionate amount of attention,