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CFP: Travel and the Hospital: from pilgrimage to medical tourism, Barcelona, April 2019

International Network for the History of Hospitals and Institute for Research on Medieval Cultures (IRCVM) of the University of Barcelona.  12th Conference of the INHH and VIII Abrils de l’Hospital.  24-26 April 2019 University of Barcelona Url:  https://bmdoyleblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/15/cfp-travel-and-the-hospital-from-pilgrimage-to-medical-tourism-barcelona-april-2019/ Medical tourism is an increasingly popular feature of health care today. Yet it is not always recognised that, throughout their history, hospitals have attracted patients from afar seeking cures, both spiritual and physical, not available at home. While much work has previously focused on the institution as a fixed place, often closely associated with a specific locality, the hospital’s role as a focus for a wider network of health needs and health consumers has been largely overlooked. This neglected topic will be the focus of our twelfth conference. From its inception the hospital provided care

CfP: Humanidades en transición

Url: https://humanitiesconference.imf.csic.es/comunicaciones Las propuestas para comunicaciones se realizarán a uno de los ámbitos generales del congreso. Cada comunicación contará con 30 minutos para exposición y debate. Idiomas: español, catalán o inglés. Fecha límite de presentación de propuestas: 31 de mayo de 2018 (prorrogado) Notificación de aceptación de propuestas: 15 de junio de 2018 Deberá adjuntarse título y resumen (de unas 300 palabras), indicando el ámbito concreto del congreso en el que se desea presentar la comunicación.

Call for Application: Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation Fellowship

The Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation is pleased to provide one $5,000 fellowship grant to support a research project based at the Harvard Medical School Center for the History of Medicine, located in Boston, MA. The fellowship grant can be used for travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible research period between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Foundation Fellowships are offered for research at the Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine which serves the Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA. Preference will be given to: •                     Projects engaging specifically with the history of women physicians, health workers or medical scientists; Proposals on the history of women’s health will also be considered. •                     Projects using collections from the Center’s Archives for Women in Medicine (a full list is availa

Call for Applications: 3 years PhD position in the history of late medieval astronomy in Europe

ALFA is an ERC funded project (2017-2022, 60 month, Consolidator grant 2016 agreement 723085, PI Matthieu Husson) dedicated to the study of Alfonsine astronomy which flourished in Europe from the second half of the 13th century to the middle of the 16th century. Relying on approaches from the history of astronomy, history of mathematics, and history of manuscript cultures to study astronomical tables, instruments, theoretical and mathematical texts, ALFA ’s main objectives are to: ·        Retrace the development of the corpus of Alfonsine texts from its origin in the second half of the 13th century to the end of the 15th century by following, on the manuscript level, the milieus producing and using these codices; ·        Analyse Alfonsine astronomers’ practices, their relations to mathematics, to the natural world, to proofs and justification, and their intellectual and social contexts and audiences; ·        Build a meaningful narrative showing how astronome

CfP: Political Culture & History of Knowledge, Washington DC, June 6-8, 2019

Conveners:  German Historical Institute Washington DC: Kerstin von der Krone, Simone Lässig Center “History of Knowledge” at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich:  Kijan Espahangizi, Nils Güttler, Monika Wulz Institute of the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago:  Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer   Knowledge is omnipresent yet its value  is increasingly being called into question . Amid the flood of information disseminated by social media, amid talk of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” expertise  is subject to challenges from many directions . These developments make the  history  of knowledge especially relevant today. They also make politics and political culture an ideal test case for assessing the potential and limits of the history of knowledge. Knowledge plays an important role in political activities from voter mobilization to governmental decision-making. As recent historical research on the role of expert knowledge has shown, the political real

Convocatòria XIX Premi de Recerca Ricart i Giralt

Url:  http://mmb.cat/es/investigacion/premios/ El premio de investigación Ricart i Giralt empezó su singladura el año 2000 con el objetivo de estimular las investigaciones en el campo de las ciencias sociales relacionadas con el patrimonio y la cultura marítima en el ámbito de la costa catalana. Fue bautizado con el nombre de Josep Ricart i Giralt, capitán de la marina mercante, escritor y director de la Escuela de Náutica de Barcelona. Desde la novena edición se convoca conjuntamente con el Instituto Ramon Muntaner . Esta asociación ha dado un nuevo impulso al premio consiguiendo una mayor difusión y mejores vínculos con la investigación local que se produce en nuestro territorio. Es un premio anual, dotado con 6.000 €, que se concede a un proyecto de investigación a desarrollar a lo largo de un año. Los proyectos son valorados por un Jurado formado por un representante del IRMU, un representante del Museu Marítim de Barcelona, y dos personas más de reconocido presti

CfP: Disagreement in Science (Special Issue of Synthese)

Guest editors: Maria Baghramian (University College Dublin) Finnur Dellsén (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences) We invite submissions of original papers for a special issue of Synthese on the topic “Disagreement in Science”. Recent epistemology has seen an explosion of interest in disagreement and other related questions in social epistemology. While much progress has been made on abstract and general epistemological issues relating to disagreement, there has been surprisingly little discussion of how, if at all, these lessons can be applied to disagreement within science in particular. Furthermore, several aspects of the topic go beyond merely applying lessons from analytic epistemology. For example, scientific disagreement is unlike many ordinary cases of disagreement in that there is often little reason to think that the disagreement is due to a simple mistake by one of the parties of the type often appealed to in the epistemology of disagreement li

Call for applications: CSH Fellow (postdoc, University of Bern, 16.7.2018)

The Center for Space and Habitability (CSH) at the University of Bern, Switzerland, invites applications for a CSH Fellow in Philosophy of Science, to be filled on 1st September 2018 or later. The CSH Fellow is expected to be an independent postdoctoral researcher, who will carry out their own early-career research program that is broadly consistent with CSH interests. In addition to research, we expect the CSH Fellow to take on leadership roles in the intellectual life of the CSH, including leading coffee/lunch discussions, journal clubs, inviting and hosting seminar/colloquium speakers, etc.  For this position, we are interested in applicants with expertise in philosophy of science. The successful applicant will carry out research in philosophy of science (either in general philosophy of science, or in the philosophy of a discipline represe

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http://www.usp.nus.edu.sg/ about/career-usp#faculty- position-lecturer-senior- lecturer-positions-in-the- fields-of-humanities-science- or-social-science Faculty Positions in the Fields of Humanities, Science. or Social Science The University Scholars Programme (USP), a premier undergraduate honours programme at the National University of Singapore (NUS), plans to hire dedicated individuals to fill multiple full-time and renewable lecturer positions that include both the opportunities for research funding and for promotion to Associate Professor on the NUS Educator Track, as described below. The primary responsibility of these positions is to contribute to an interdisciplinary and student-centric curriculum through the teaching of innovative, self-designed, small class modules, including both our team-taught