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Contrat doctoral de l’Université d’Avignon Ecole Doctorale 537 (Culture & Patrimoine)

2018-2021.  Proposition de sujet du CIHAM-UMR 5648 Directeur de thèse  : Madame Marilyn Nicoud Adresse mail  : marilyn.nicoud@univ-avignon.fr Co-directeur (éventuel)  : possibilité de co-tutelle et de co-direction Date limite de dépôt des dossiers de candidatures : 21 mai 2018 Auditions : 4 juin 2018 Informations complémentaires : http://univ-avignon.fr/recherche/la-formation-doctorale/ Médecine, santé, société (Occident médiéval, XII e -XV e siècles) /  ealth, Medicine and Society in the West (12th-15th c.) Mots clés  : Médecine, santé, maladie, épidémie, ville, cours Profil du candidat  : Le/la candidat(e) devra être titulaire d’un Master 2 (ou diplôme équivalent) en histoire médiévale. Il/elle devra faire montre de connaissances en latin et en paléographie, qui le/la rendent apte à travailler, le cas, échéant, sur des sources inédites. Présentation du sujet  : Le contrat doctoral proposé par l’ED 537 est adossé à l’UMR 5658-CIHAM (CNRS, Univer

CfP: Women in Sciences: Historiography of Science and History of Science – Special Issue on the Work of Women in Sciences and Philosophy

Url:  http://www.historiographyofscience.org/index.php/transversal/announcement/view/13 Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science  is pleased to announce a Call for Papers dedicated to   Women in Sciences: Historiography of Science and History of Science – Special Issue on the Work of Women in Sciences and Philosophy • Special Issue Guest Editors: Dr. Andrea Reichenberger, Paderborn University – Center for the History of Women Philosophers & Scientists, Paderborn, Germany E-mail:   andrea.reichenberger@uni-paderborn.de Prof. Moema Vergara, Museum of Astronomy – Mast, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil E-mail:   moema@mast.br Research into the history of women philosophers and scientists has long been neglected. Especially, the historiography of the 19 th   and 20 th   century has tended to exclude, marginalize and trivialize women’s contribution to scientific issues, problems and developments. There is currently a movement toward correcting this his

CfP: Valuations of Life: Birth defects, prenatal diagnoses, and disability. Int. workshop, Sweden 25-26 Sept 2018

Definitions of what counts as a valuable life implicitly and explicitly saturate both historical and contemporary narratives about birth defects, prenatal diagnoses, and disability. The aim of this workshop is to contribute knowledge of how life has been valued and by what means. We are interested in both historical and contemporary studies. We are particularly interested in how different technologies, historically and currently, have guided, aided, or informed the valuation process. How, for example, have methods such as amniocentesis, ultrasound, new abortion methods, blood marker tests, but also prosthesis-technologies, bio-engineering methods, and economic calculation models, influenced the valuations? Which value scales, old or new, have collided in the processes, and with which consequences? How has the valuing and evaluation of life and its relation to different technologies been discussed and negotiated by scientists, medical professionals, lobbyists, policy

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership - The Cold War in Scotland: Technical Heritage and the British 'Warfare State'

The Cold War in Scotland: Technical Heritage and the British 'Warfare State' Department of Science and Technology, National Museums Scotland and the University of Stirling   Application deadline: Friday 27 April 2018 at 12 noon Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded studentship at the University of Stirling and National Museums Scotland. This studentship is one of six awards made by the AHRC Scottish Cultural Heritage Consortium. The project is full-time, funded for three years and begins in October 2018. It will be supervised by Professor Holger Nehring (Division of History and Politics, University of Stirling) and Dr Sam Alberti (National Museums Scotland). The project The project will draw on objects from across National Museums Scotland, including Scottish late modern, military, technology, and, especially, aviation. Assessing material from 1947–1991, the student will explore provenance, acquisition, and (where relevant) mode of display o

CfP: Health and Materiality: Histories of Health, Medicine and Trade across Cultures, 1600-2000

Url:  https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/people/staff_index/agerritsen/wellcome/jnu 8-10 November, 2018 Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi co-hosted by Global History and Culture Centre (University of Warwick, UK) & Centre for Historical Studies (JNU, New Delhi) Keynote Speakers: Prof. Pratik Chakrabarty (University of Manchester); Prof. David Arnold (University of Warwick) Background information: Scholarly histories of trade, health and medicine tend to fit into two major narratives. Some see networks of commodity exchange as drivers for innovation and development, while others focus on the often-negative impact that new trade networks had on the health of (indigenous) populations. This research network, generously funded by the Wellcome Trust, seeks to probe the limits of these narratives by exploring the social, political and economic lives of medical commodities across time and space. Transnational history forms the framework, within which

CfP: Discovering Collections Discovering Communities (DCDC)

The National Archives and Research Libraries UK are delighted to invite submissions for this year’s Discovering Collections Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference, which will take place between 19 – 21 November 2018 in Birmingham. The deadline for submissions is Friday 27 April. The theme of DCDC18 is ‘Memory and Transformation’ . We will seek to examine how, through developing new points of entry to collections, archives, libraries, museums, and galleries, we can work collaboratively with each other and academic organisations to meet strategic ambitions. Proposals for papers or workshops from heritage and cultural organisations and the academic community might include, but are not limited to, the following: ·        Commemoration: anniversaries, statues & memorials and national memory. ·        Physical memory: production, materiality and physical engagement with collections. ·        Artificial memory: deception, forgery and fake news. ·        In

CfP: Artefacts Consortium meeting

For registration and more information, please visit: https://www.adlerplanetarium.o rg/artefacts Artefacts Consortium  The  Artefacts Consortium  is an international association of historians in museums and academic institutions who share the goal of promoting the use of objects in serious historical studies. Artefacts meetings are opportunities for professionals to explore the use, care, and interpretation of objects and collections. Meeting Theme: Relevance of Collections The 2018 Artefacts meeting will explore how museums and related institutions have defined and maintained the relevance of their collections. This follows up on themes explored in previous Artefacts meetings and described in the volume  Challenging Collections  from the Artefacts XVI meeting. As the editors note in the introduction to this volume, museums today “ must balance a number of functions, not always mutually compatible: exhibition, preservation, research, and education. … 

AHRC studentship on the visual and material culture of geologicaleducation, based at Leeds and Oxford

The School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science, University of Leeds, in collaboration with Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology   are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded 3-year PhD studentship to explore the origins of object-led teaching in the nineteenth-century university and connect this to the current resurgence of interest in the use of museum collections as a teaching resource.   This studentship is funded through the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme (see   http://www.ahrc-cdp.org/ ) . Collaboration between a Higher Education Institution and a museum, library, archive, or heritage organisation is the essential feature of these studentships.   It is a fully funded research studentship covering 3 years of tuition fees and maintenance (living costs), with additional funds available to support some research costs. There is also the option to apply for up to

POSTDOC: Scotland 'After the Enlightenment'/ public culture of science / St Andrews

Applications are invited for a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship to work on the Leverhulme-funded project After the Enlightenment: Scottish intellectual life, 1790-1843.  The post will be held from 1 September 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter, until 31 August 2021. The Leverhulme project involves the collaboration of Professors Aileen Fyfe, Colin Kidd, Knud Haakonssen and Richard Whatmore, all of whom are members of the St Andrews Institute of Intellectual History, within the School of History. The Leverhulme-funded project ‘After the Enlightenment: Scottish intellectual life, 1790-1843’ will investigate Scottish intellectual culture during the crucial period of transition between Enlightenment and the Victorian period. In light of much new work on the Enlightenment in Scotland the project seeks to understand how intellectual concerns changed within the framework provided by the long-lasting legacy of the thinkers, teachers and institutions of

Leeds/Sheffield PhD studentship 'Enabling or Disabling? Critical responses to new audio technologies in the early 20th century'

White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WROCAH) Fully funded PhD scholarship in the White Rose Network: Electronic Soundscapes Supervisors:  Graeme Gooday (University of Leeds), and Esme Cleall (University of Sheffield). Our preliminary descriptor for this project is as follows; this will be developed in the first six month of the PhD award via a comprehensive, guided literature review: New media technologies have not always brought universal benefits. Some indeed have had distinctly disabling effects on social participation and communication. This project looks at the challenges created by the new aural technologies of telephone, radio and ‘talkie’ movies that added to the soundscapes of British life for many by World War 2. While some of the blind population could access the new ‘spoken word’ culture of radio through t he British Wireless for the Blind Fund founded in 1928, these aural innovations excluded Deaf people and made participation probl

SSHM Gazette Call for Contributions

Every issue of the journal Social History of Medicine sent out to members is accompanied by The Gazette—the newsletter for Society Members. If you have any contributions/announcements/ events broadly related to the history of medicine that you think might be of interest to our membership, please send them by email to a.hanley@bbk.ac.uk NEXT DEADLINE: Monday 16 April (for the April Issue) Contributions might include, but are not limited to: • CFPs  • Conference and Workshop invites & announcements  • Workshop/conference reports (max. 900 words)  • Blog info  • News from HSTM/HPS centres, museums, libraries, archives and galleries (300 words)  • News about large projects, online resources, digitisation (300 words)  • Award, Grant & Scholarship Deadlines  • Art and Museum Exhibitions  • Lectures / Events / seminar series announcements Please ensure that contributions are formatted using UK spelling, grammar and punctuation.  In the interests o

CfP: Resuscitation, Reanimation, and the Modern World. Oxford, 5-6 October 2018

Resuscitation, Reanimation, and the Modern World .  5-6 October 2018.  Maison Française d’Oxford   Drag the pale victim from the whelming wave, And snatch the body from the floating grave; Breathe in the lips re-animating fire, Till, warm’d to second life, the drown’d respire.   The emergence of societies ‘for the recovery of persons apparently drowned’ within Europe —Amsterdam 1767, Paris 1772, London 1774 — institutionalized a shift in the 18 th century, whereby different groups in society became involved with a common concern. The act of resuscitation took on social as well as medical significance: medals were awarded to bystanders who leapt into rivers to save hapless swimmers; attendants were stationed at the edge of hazardous boating lakes; and a variety of life-saving tools were touted to a burgeoning consumer society. These endeavours drew upon broader understandings of breath, air, and the functions of bodies, and also held the potential for spirit


Institutio Santoriana – Fondazione Comel , in cooperation with the  Centre for the Study of Medicine and the Body in the Renaissance (CSMBR) , announces an international scheme entitled to the Italian physician Santorio Santori (1561-1636), who introduced the quantitative method to medicine and is considered the father of experimental physiology. AIM The fellowship aims at encouraging cooperation amongst scholars across the Europe and is awarded each year to students ( MA and PhD ) and early career researchers (within 3 years from their PhD viva) whose interests in the field of History of Medicine and Medical Humanities (History of Medicine and Biology, History and Philosophy of Science, History of Ideas, Classics) are particularly strong and well recorded. The scheme works in connection with the CSMBR activities. EDITION 2018 For the academic year 2018, the  Santorio Fellowship  will support participants to the International Summer School The Kiln, the

CfP: Minimising Risks, Selling Promises?

International Conference  University of Lausanne (UNIL) and  the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS Paris) Minimising Risks, Selling Promises? Reproductive Health, Techno-Scientific Innovations and the Production of Ignorance. Lausanne, 22-23 November 2018 Organisers: Irène Maffi (UNIL) & Sezin Topçu (CEMS-Ehess) Over the last decades, medical techno-scientific innovations have radically transformed reproductive processes at every level by putting the reproductive body under strict biomedical surveillance and submitting it to significant technological manipulation. Most of these innovations, often promoted as miracles and even revolutions, were generalised very rapidly thanks to ever-growing national and global markets. Their side effects on health were, however, insufficiently studied, or even ignored, until scandals (diethylstilbestrol, thalidomide, primodos, Dalkon Shield) or controversies (contraceptive pill, hormonal replacement th

CfP: GWP 2019

GWP.2019 Third International Conference of the German Society for Philosophy of Science Call for Papers – Call for Symposia Universität zu Köln Cologne, Germany February 25-27, 2019 Submission Deadline : July 31, 2018. Acceptance Notification : November 2018. Plenary lectures will be given by:   Martin Carrier (Bielefeld);  Kärin Nickelsen (LMU Munich);  Eric J. Olsson (Lund);  Michael Strevens (NYU);  C. Kenneth Waters (Calgary);  Katherine Hawley (St. Andrews)   The German Society for Philosophy of Science (Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftsphilosophie – GWP) was founded in September 2011 with the aim to better integrate the community of philosophers of science and scientists interested in philosophy of science in Germany and thereby to promote the field at a local and international level. The GWP organizes an international conference every three years. Our third conference will be hosted by the Universität zu Köln in February 2019.   Contributed