Mostrando entradas de septiembre 23, 2018

CfP: Regarding the Pain of Others What emotions have to do in the History of Humanitarian Images?

Taking the title of Susan Sontag’s seminal work as a starting point, this workshop aims at re-opening an old debate about the potentialities of exhibiting other’s suffering in order to promote a culture of peace, prevent war and/or resolve conflict. Sontag concluded in her book that images of atrocities had led the Global North to a form of exhaustion, also called compassion fatigue, which has been criticised more recently as a myth. Yet, images remain today the main strategy of humanitarian organisations to raise awareness and funds. In this workshop we would like to propose considering the importance of images (not only photographs, but also drawings as well as motion pictures) within the long-term history of humanitarianism, in order to explore the role of emotions in shaping and mobilising public opinion. More particularly, we encourage scholars to think about the ways through which humanitarian images affect us as material objects that have expressive effects related to the circ

Novedad bibliográfica: De la Guerra Fría al calentamiento global

De la Guerra Fría al calentamiento global Estados Unidos, España y el nuevo orden científico mundial Francisco Sáez de Adana, Lino Camprubí, Xavier Roqué  (eds.) Diplomáticos, secretos, alianzas, espías, uranio y bombas se dan cita este libro, que reúne personajes y estampas típicas de la era nuclear y la Guerra Fría. Pero también nos encontramos con científicos, investigación e intercambios tecnológicos, ya que la pregunta principal que analizamos es la siguiente: ¿cómo influyó la hegemonía militar y económica estadounidense en las nuevas formas de investigación científica y técnica durante la segunda mitad del siglo XX?  La principal novedad de este libro es analizar conjuntamente investigación y relaciones internacionales para indagar en las siguientes cuestiones: ¿cambiaron los modos de hacer ciencia en diferentes países con el nuevo mapa político?, ¿qué rol desempeñó España durante este periodo?, ¿cuál era la labor diplomática de los científicos?, ¿cómo se

CfP: Internet history conference

Call for proposals to present and publish:  "Revisiting 'Realizing the Information Future: The Internet and Beyond,' the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly".  A cross-disciplinary symposium organized by Mitchell Hamline School of Law and Hamline University,  Friday, March 29, 2019,  Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota We invite you to submit an abstract of a paper topic to present at a cross-disciplinary symposium organized by the Intellectual Property Institute at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and the Center for Justice and Law at Hamline University to be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The title of the symposium is: Revisiting “Realizing the Information Future: The Internet and Beyond,” the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. It is intended to explore the issues raised in the report “Realizing the Information Future: The Internet and Beyond,” published by National Academy Press in 1994, and how the commercial use of the internet has

Assistant Professor Job at Université de Montréal

Faculté des arts et des sciences / Département de philosophie Job description The Département de philosophie is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Analytic Philosophy. Responsibilities The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University. Requirements   *   Ph.D. in Analytic Philosophy   *   AOS: philosophy of mind or artificial intelligence or technology or metaphysics   *   AOC : in any one of the previously mentioned fields, as a complementary asset   *   A strong publication record in the field   *   University teaching experience  *  An adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required*. Information about the position

Call for Applications: 2-year post-doctoral position in the history of Alfonsine astronomy in Europe

Employing 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 in Toledo, Spain 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 astronomers in different milieus with diverse practices shaped, also from Arabic and Hebrew materials, an original scientific scene in Europe. ALFA invites application for a 2-year post-doctoral position expected to start on January 1, 2019 or

Call for Applications: Environmental Humanities Training School 2018

The CLISEL training school focuses on "Loss, Damage and Mobility in the context of Climate Change", and takes place in Naples, Italy from 12-14 December. The Environmental Humanities Training School 2018 is co-organised by: KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) Environmental Humanities Laboratory (Sweden), The World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern (Switzerland), Istituto di Studi sulle Società del Mediterraneo (CNR-ISSM) (Italy), and Dipartimento di Architettura, Università Federico II (Italy). The application deadline is 30 October 2018. Please see the attachment below for details about the schedule, how to apply, and to find a list of lecturers. Url:  https://www.wti.org/institute/news/525/call-for-applications-environmental-humanities-training-school-2018/

International Visiting Fellowship in HPS at Leeds

$2,000 Academic Mobility funding for International Researcher in History and Philosophy of Science to visit Leeds. The Centre for History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) at the University of Leeds would like to invite applications for an international postdoctoral or early career researcher to work with us in Leeds, for a period of 4 to 12 weeks, at a time to be decided by mutual arrangement during one or other of the academic sessions of 2019 (28 January – 7 June; 25 September – 13 December). Thanks to a generous donation, we are offering an honorarium of US$2,000. The successful applicant would: •       Be currently based outside the UK •       Ideally, either (a) be involved in research aligned with the staff and students in the Centre for HPS, or (b) present a plan for making innovative use of the University’s archival and object collections in the history of science •       Be willing to give a public lecture in the course of their visit The public

Britain’s Railways in the Great War, 1914-1918: Fully-funded AHRC PhD studentship

Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded PhD about Britain’s railways in the First World War. This studentship is a fully-funded award made by the Collaborative Doctoral Partnership managed by the Science Museum Group. The project will be supervised by Professor Tony Heywood and Dr Ben Marsden (University of Aberdeen) and Dr Oliver Betts (National Railway Museum, York). The studentship, which is funded for three years full-time equivalent, will begin in October 2019 or earlier if the successful candidate’s circumstances permit. The Studentship This project will produce the first full-length scholarly study of how Britain’s railways were managed and operated during the First World War. The project will be based on extensive archival research to be undertaken mainly at the National Railway Museum (York), the UK National Archives (Kew) and the National Archives of Scotland (Edinburgh). Funds will be available to help pay for the necessary research travel. The p

CfP: Philosophy "in" Biology and Medicine: Meeting and Call for contributions

First meeting of the PhilInBioMed international network November 23rd-24th, 2018 University of Bordeaux, France (PSUG) Please circulate this announcement as widely as possible Plenary speakers Hasok Chang (University of Cambridge, UK) Jane Maienschein (Arizona State University & Marine Biological Laboratory, USA) List of speakers & general information: https://www.philinbiomed.org/ event/first-international- meeting/ Call for contributions: The organizing committee welcomes abstracts for 30 minutes’ oral presentations (20 minutes + 10 for discussion) on any subject combining biology, medicine and philosophy, with a strong conceptual dimension. More details on this call here .

CfP: Technology and Power

The International Committee for the History of Technology’s 46th Symposium in Katowice, Poland, 22 – 27 July 2019 Deadline for proposals is Tuesday, 15 January 2019 Social theorists from Max Weber to Jürgen Habermas have argued that power relations are among the defining characteristics of every society, along with culture and economic relations. The main theme of this conference, Technology and Power, seeks to interrogate the various roles technologies have played in the development of power relations in the past, in different parts of the world. Political power (local, state, and inter-state) is the most obvious of these, but relations of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, labour, age, and so on, also include elements of power. Technologies have instrumental, mediating, undermining, reinforcing, and constructive roles in all of these relations. Some technologies have been used by elites, others have served the relatively powerless. Think of weapons as mean

CfP: “Networks: The Creation and Circulation of Knowledge from Franklin to Facebook,” June 6-7, 2019, American Philosophical Society Philadelphia, PA

CFP: “Networks: The Creation and Circulation of Knowledge from Franklin to Facebook”, June 6-7, 2019. American Philosophical Society. Philadelphia, PA The American Philosophical Society Library invites scholars in all fields to submit paper proposals for an interdisciplinary symposium that will explore the ways that social, scientific, and intellectual networks have influenced the pursuit of “useful knowledge” from the eighteenth century until the twenty-first century. The symposium is inspired by the American Philosophical Society’s recent digitization of Benjamin Franklin’s postal records and by its involvement in “The Cybernetics Thought Collective: A History of Science and Technology Portal Project.” The program committee is currently accepting proposals for the symposium. Potential topics include (but are not limited to): The role of networks in producing and disseminating knowledge The structure of networks over time Studies of the institutions and indi

Workshop CfP: Locating Health: Regional Historical Perspectives on Human Care 1800-1948

CALL FOR PAPERS - 1-DAY WORKSHOP, FRIDAY 11 JANUARY 2019 University of Nottingham, Humanities Building, Friday 11 January 2019, 10.00 – 16.00. LOCATING HEALTH: REGIONAL HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN CARE, 1800-1948 Keynote speaker: Professor Christine Hallett (University of Huddersfield) This one-day workshop seeks to bring together researchers with an interest in the history and representations of healthcare, medicine, nursing, hospitals, and public health in the UK between 1800 and 1948, with a particular focus on local and regional histories.  Over the course of the nineteenth century, healthcare became increasingly organised, centralised and professionalised, paving the way for the reforms of the twentieth century leading to a national healthcare system. But this process was piecemeal and haphazard, often dependent on local and even individual initiatives. Hospitals were funded by local subscriptions; reforms such as the introduction of professiona


The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST), invites submissions for the fifth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be awarded in 2019 and presented in 2021. Initiated at the 22 nd International Congress of History of Science in 2005 held in Beijing, the DHST Young Scholar Prize is now awarded by the IUHPST/DHST every two years. Up to three awards for recent Ph.D. historians of science and technology will be awarded to recognize outstanding doctoral dissertations completed and filed between 1 September 2016 and 1 September 2018. The 2019 DHST Prize does not specify distinct categories, but submissions must be on the history of science or technology in any part of the world. The Award Committee endeavors to maintain the broadest coverage of subjects, geographical areas, chronology and civilizations (African, American, Asian, Islamic, Western and Ancient Civilizations, and