Mostrando entradas de abril 22, 2018

Novedad editorial: Les machines extraordinaires de Jules Verne

Url:  http://shjv.org/publicaciones/libros-ediciones-paganel/34-machines-extraordinaires Autor: Jean-Pierre Bouvet Dibujar lo imaginario es siempre una tarea ardua. Para lograrlo, se necesita talento, trabajar con pasión, dedicación y mucha imaginación. Y es precisamente eso lo que ha logrado Jean-Pierre Bouvet al presentarnos sus trabajos de reconstitución de las máquinas extraordinarias de Jules Verne creadas a partir de la descripción verniana en sus novelas. Constituye, por tanto, un placer mirar esos dibujos que nos transportan a bordo del Nautilus al lado de Nemo, que nos permite accompañar al coronel Munro en su elefante de vapeur, viajar a la Luna con Michel Ardan y compañía, volar por los cielos africanos con Fergusson y sus compañeros y desafiar la naturaleza como lo hizo Robur. Se trata del primer libro en francés publicado por la SHJV. Peindre l’imaginaire est toujours une tâche ardue. Pour y parvenir, il faut avoir du talent, travailler avec passion,

CfA: Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy and Science (17th edition)

Invited speakers include: Arianna Borrelli (TU, Berlin), Antonio Clericuzio (Roma Tre), Daniel Garber (Princeton), Dana Jalobeanu (Bucharest), Arnaud Pelletier (Bruxelles), Koen Vermeir (Paris). The Bucharest-Princeton Seminar is an annual interdisciplinary meeting of scholars and students of early modern thought. Its aim is to create a stimulating environment for discussing papers and ideas through formal and informal discussions, reading-groups and round tables. Morning sessions are organized as reading groups, while the afternoon sessions give participants an opportunity to discuss their own special interests with an open and sympathetic audience of students and scholars with broad interests in early modern philosophy and early modern science. Texts for the reading groups are distributed one month in advance. There is no pre-established theme, but we are looking for contributions emphasizing the interplay between early modern philosophy and the “sciences” of the seventeenth centu

CfP: Thought Experiments in the History of Philosophy of Science

Deadline for submissions:  March 31, 2019 Word limit 7000 words Authors are encouraged to consult the Guidelines for Authors:   https://www.journals. uchicago.edu/journals/hopos/in struct Themes and Topics: Thought experiments play important epistemological roles in scientific practice. But philosophical debate on how they work has reached something of a stalemate: there are now empiricist, rationalist, naturalist, Kantian, phenomenological, pluralist, contextualist, and skeptical accounts on offer, with no consensus in sight. We think a fresh investigation into the historical trajectory of the discussion could break the stalemate and be of independent historical interest.  Motivating questions include (but are not limited to) the following: Are there lesser known writings on scientific thought experiments by traditionally unrepresented philosophers or philosophically-minded scientists that deserve more attention? Were Popper and Kuhn's epistemologica
20ena edició de les Bases dels Premis Bonaplata Joves 2018 . Com cada any els Premis Bonaplata volen ser un instrument per premiar, reconèixer, posar en relleu els fets, els objectes, les persones, la creativitat... dins del camp del patrimoni industrial, científic i tècnic. L'esperit dels Premis Bonaplata Joves , es el de fomentar la recerca i innovació entre la població més jove. Una recerca centrada en els camps de l'arqueologia industrial, la història industrial, l'antropologia històrica de la industrialització de la societat catalana, i en els àmbits de la ciència i la tècnica, amb innovacions i creacions tècniques i científiques. Web: www.amctaic.org

Limited term history and philosophy of science position at Dalhousie University

 The Computer Science department at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia is advertising for a person to teach two survey courses "in the undergraduate Computer Science program on social, historical and philosophical perspectives on computers". This likely will include general history (and philosophy) of science depending on who is hired. It will also include teaching in either the Philosophy or History departments depending on the candidate. See the notice and the link to a longer form of the ad in pdf format here:  https://blogs.dal.ca/ academiccareers/2018/04/23/ departments-of-philosophy-and- history-limited-term/ If anyone with an HPS background is interested in applying for this position, I'd be happy to talk to them if they contact me privately. I can provide background on the position. The HOST programme at King's College is on the same campus as Dalhousie and we are connected in various academic and administrative ways. Do note

CfP: Artisans of the Surface in Early Modern Europe

Taking place over two days (20-21 September 2018), this workshop focuses on the practices of a range of artisans (tailors, barbers, cooks, cheesemakers, gardeners, and agronomists) and their relationships with the fields of meteorology, botany, natural history, medicine, earth sciences, and veterinary medicine. These artisans and their practices shared a set of skills related to the observation and manipulation of human and non-human surfaces. We will explore how, and if, practical knowledge about the surface of things and bodies (and their storage and preservation in relation to specific environmental conditions) led to the concept of nature and matter as composed of layers, and how such a framework contributed to the demise of traditional Galenic and Aristotelian views on nature. This workshop also aims at getting past the dichotomies between quantitative and qualitative knowledge and between natural philosophy and the arts, and so we intend to broaden the focus t

Funded PhD studentships

The School of History and Geography at Dublin City University is offering funded PhD studentships.   We invite applicants willing to undertake PhD research in any area of Irish History, Environmental History, the History of Science and Medicine, Modern European History (particularly the history of Eastern Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries); and Irish urban or rural historical Geography, Irish geomorphology, Irish water resources, remote sensing and  geopolitics.  The deadline for applications is 14 June 2018.   Applicants interested in environmental history or the history of science, technology and medicine may contact me initially for informal discussion.  ( Juliana.Adelman@dcu.ie ). A full advertisement and application details are found at: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ BJF699/phd-studentships-in- history-and-geography/

2018 History of Physics Essay Contest

2018 History of Physics Essay Contest The Forum for History of Physics (FHP) of the American Physical Society is proud to announce the 2018 History of Physics Essay Contest. The contest is designed to promote interest in the history of physics among those not, or not yet, professionally engaged in the subject. Entries can address the work of individual physicists, teams of physicists, physics discoveries, or other appropriate topics. Entries can range from about 1500-2000 words, and while scholarly should be accessible to a general scientific audience. The contest is intended for undergraduate and graduate students, but open to anyone without a PhD in either physics or history. Entries with multiple authors will not be accepted. Entries will be judged on originality, clarity, and potential to contribute to the field. Previously published work, or excerpts thereof, will not be accepted. The winning essay will be published as a Back Page in APS News, and its a

Job: Lectureship in History of Science, University of Edinburgh

Lecturer - History of Science The University of Edinburgh - College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Science, Technology & Innovation Studies Salary: 39,992 to £47,722 per annum Hours: Full Time Contract Type: Permanent Placed on: 24th April 2018 Closes:  22nd May 2018 Job Ref: 043589 Closing date: 5pm (GMT) on Tuesday 22nd May 2018. This full time, open ended post is available from 1 August 2018. You will contribute across the full range of teaching and research in history and social study of science and technology, developing capacities and links both within and beyond the School of Social and Political Science.  You will have a research profile, in the history of science or in historical approaches to science studies, which is at the forefront of the area of activity in both experience to date and in future potential. For further particulars and to apply for this post please visit http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ BJI355/lecturer-hi

Sydney History and Philosophy of Science Winter [Northern Summer] School

History of Psychiatry, Past Trends, Future Directions 13-17 August 2018, University of Sydney We invite applications from graduate students and early-career researchers in the history and social studies of science and biomedicine, and related fields, for a five-day (southern-hemisphere) winter school focusing on scholarship in the history of psychiatry. This is an excellent opportunity for young scholars interested in some of the more exciting recent developments in the history, sociology, and anthropology of medicine, in particular those scholars seeking to integrate various approaches in the interdisciplinary analysis of psychiatry and its history. The history of psychiatry has attracted sustained attention by historians of medicine over the past several decades. The attention to psychiatry was partly caused by broader public debates about the role of psychiatry in modern societies. During the 1970s, for example, critics such as Thomas Szasz condemned psychia

SHAC Award Scheme - Deadline for Applications 31 May 2018

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry Award Scheme 2018 Opening date: 1 March 2018 Closing date for applications: 31 May 2018 The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry invites applications for its Award Scheme for 2018. SHAC offers two types of award: support for research into the history of chemistry or history of alchemy by New Scholars and support for Subject Development of either history of chemistry or history of alchemy. It is expected that applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by 31 July 2018. The Awards are most suitable for activities to be undertaken in the academic year October 2018–September 2019. New Scholars Awards are open to post-graduate students (both masters and doctoral students) and those who have obtained a PhD since 1 January 2013. Awards of up to £750 will be made to cover research expenses, including travel, accommodation, subsistence, the reproduction of documents, and library fees. Ap

University of Leeds & Science Museum AHRC-funded PhD Studentship: 'Instrumental learning? Object lessons in recapturing past science teaching'

AHRC funded PhD Studentship (Collaborative Doctoral Award)  available from October 1 st 2018 Instrumental learning? Object lessons in recapturing past science teaching  A collaboration between the Science Museum  and the University of Leeds (History & Philosophy of Science) This studentship is available on either a full-time (42 months) or part-time (60 months) basis.    Supervisory team: Jane Desborough jane.desborough@sciencemuseum. ac.uk   Graeme Gooday g.j.n.gooday@leeds.ac.uk       Indira Banner i.banner@education.leeds.ac.uk    How should we interpret the instruments used in past science teaching? How far have changes in school laboratory equipment interacted with new ways of learning and using science? Can biographies of classic apparatus inform our understanding of how science has been learned – or not learned – in the classroom?   For anyone with an interest in the history of science education - whether trained in s

2 PhD students in nuclear energy history

The Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, is starting up a new, ambitious research project, targeting the history of nuclear energy in global perspective . The project is led by Per Högselius and is funded by the European Research Council (ERC). The research merges history of science and technology with environmental and water history. We are now looking for two PhD students to participate in this project. The positions cover a period of study amounting to 4 years on a full-time basis. The PhD students will be employed at the Division of History at KTH, which means that they will receive a competitive salary throughout the period of study. As the project is genuinely interdisciplinary in scope, we welcome applicants from engi


This year’s International Conference on Systems Biology, to be held in Lyon, between October 28th and November 1st, 2018, includes a theme on Humanities and Social Science Approaches. This is an ideal opportunity for engaging with scientists working in a very broad range of systems biology and systems medicine areas. Our keynote speaker is Professor Barbara Prainsack of the University of Vienna, whose recent book, Personalized Medicine: Empowered Patients in the 21st Century? (NYUP, 2017) demonstrates the extent to which the programme of personalised medicine is social and political as much as it is scientific.   We invite papers addressing the philosophy, history or sociology of systems biology, raising issues of epistemology or ethics. In particular, we are interested in papers that aside from bringing new insights to the field, will also open or continue conversations with scientists working in the field.   You can learn more about the conference here , and su