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CfP 9thTensions of Europe Conference - Panel on Natural Resources

Natural Resources in the Age of Mechanization and Digitalization: Technological Change, National Narratives and Transnational Connections Call for Proposals for a panel, 9 th Tensions of Europe Conference “Decoding Europe: Technological Pasts in the Digital Age”, 27-30 June 2019 Industrial progress and innovations resulted in mechanization and digitalization of many processes and operations during the 18 th and 19 th century and especially in the later decades of the last century. Mechanization, automation and computerization changed practices of search, exploration, control, extraction, transportation, and industrial use of natural resources in many industrial sectors and countries. How did processes of mechanization, automation and computerization in specific cases change approaches to resource exploration, processing or use? How did such processes play out in different countries and world regions and affect industrial development, colonial practices, transnatio

ESEH 2019 Conference in Tallinn, Estonia - submit your proposals by 31 October

The European Society for Environmental History ( ESEH ) is pleased to invite proposals for sessions, individual papers, roundtables, posters and other, more experimental forms of communicating scholarship for its 2019 biennial conference in Tallinn, Estonia. Boundary studies is a rapidly growing field of interdisciplinary research that is increasingly relevant in historical research, for example, through studies on trans­national or migration histories, global and colonial environments, relations of humans and animals or technical systems. After a successful conference in Zagreb where we tackled boundaries as contact zones in between, we would like to turn inwards and address the phenomenon of boundaries as internal processes. An environmental historian negotiates constantly the boundaries of its own field and others, but also the boundaries between humans and non­humans, environment and technology, bodily and external, local and global. None of these boundaries are fi

CfP: Tele(visualising) Health, London 2019

Tele(visualising) Health: TV, Public Health, its Enthusiasts and its Publics.  27 February-1 March 2019 , Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HU, UK Televisions began to appear in the homes of large numbers of the public in Europe and North America after World War II. This coincided with a period in which ideas about the public’s health, the problems that it faced and the solutions that could be offered, were changing. The threat posed by infectious diseases was receding, to be replaced by chronic conditions linked to lifestyle and individual behaviour. Public health professionals were enthusiastic about how this new technology and mass advertising could reach out to individuals in the population with the new message about lifestyle and risk. TV offered a way to reach large numbers of people with public health messages; it symbolised the post war optimism about new directions in public health. But it could also act

CfP: Race, Gender and Technology in Science-Fiction - Maison Française d'Oxford

URL:  http://www.mfo.cnrs.fr/fr/ The Maison Française conference committee invites proposals that examine the themes of race, gender and technology in science-fiction from the classical period to the present, in all  media (print, film, television…) and from any continent. Race and Gender Aliens, journeys into space, time travel, wormholes, parallel universes, dark matter, artificial  intelligence, robots, cyborgs, self-replicating androids, super computers becoming self-aware,  memory implants, optograms, secret weapons, autonomous objects, connected objects,  enhanced reality, mass surveillance and the global panopticon, robocops, utopias,  terraforming, galactic empires, future cities, technosociety, mutants, degeneration,  dystopias… Whilst the focus in science-fiction studies has often been on the ethical dilemmas  that accompany (real or anticipated) scientific innovations, this  conference wishes instead to  concentrate on the illuminations that science-fiction

Research grants available. British Society for the History of Pharmacy

BURNBY MEMORIAL BURSARY 2019 Applications are now open for students to apply for the   B urnby Memorial Bursary ,  awarded in memory of Dr. Juanita Burnby, pharmacist and former president of the   British Society for the History of Pharmacy ( BSHP ) . The  BSHP  offer a Bursary of £500 annually to a student at, or associated with, a School of Pharmacy or other higher educational establishment. The winner of the Bursary will undertake to give a 20 minute presentation at the Annual Spring Conference of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy.  This must be based on a piece of original work on a topic on the History of British Pharmacy.  The Conference will be held on 29 - 31 March 2019 in Portsmouth. An intending applicant for the Bursary should complete an application form (available online or from the  BSHP  Honorary Secretary) which asks for details of the applicant, together with a brief description of the topic on which the presentation is to be made.

CfP: The Pursuit of Global Urban History: A Dialogue Between Two Fields

The Pursuit of Global Urban History: A Dialogue Between Two Fields.  A Conference Organised by the Global Urban History Project and the Centre for Urban History, Leicester Keynote speaker: Sunil Amrith, Harvard University Leicester, 11-12 July 2019 The dramatic rise of global history has had a far-reaching impact on the production of historical knowledge. We are now asked to reflect on the global underpinnings of processes previously studied through the lens of the nation, the region and the local. Yet even as the call of the ‘global’ grows insistent, there have been attempts to reflect on what it means to undertake such an enterprise.  The current issue of the  Journal of Global History  carries a spirited debate on the present and future of the field.  These debates have significant ramifications for urban history, where the ‘global turn’ has begun to register an impact. A growing number of urban historians now draw upon the methods and discourse of global hi

Call for contributions for the First meeting of the PhilInBioMed network

First meeting of the PhilInBioMed international network.  November 22th-23rd, 2018. University of Bordeaux, France (PSUG) Plenary speakers Hasok Chang (University of Cambridge, UK) Jane Maienschein (Arizona State University & Marine Biological Laboratory, USA) Speakers Lucie Laplane (IHPST & Institut Gustave Roussy, France) Tim Lewens (University of Cambridge, UK) Maël Lemoine (ImmunoConcept, University of Bordeaux, France) Kate Maccord (Marine Biological Laboratory, USA) Thomas Pradeu (ImmunoConcept, CNRS & University of Bordeaux, France) Jacob Stegenga (University of Cambridge, UK & IDEX Visiting Scholar University of Bordeaux) Detailed information, roundtables, etc.: https://www.philinbiomed.org/ event/first-international- meeting/ Call for contributions: Deadline October 22nd, 2018 The organizing committee welcomes abstracts for 30 minutes’ oral presentations (20 minutes + 10 for discussion) on any subject combin

Call for Papers on Edgar Zilsel

Edgar Zilsel (* 1891 Vienna, + 1944 Oakland, California) was a philosopher, mathematician, physicist, historian and sociologist, and maybe one of the most interesting intellectuals in the “Vienna Circle” around Moritz Schlick. However, though many surprising features of the Vienna Circle’s philosophy have been re-discovered and re-appreciated during the last quarter of the 20th century, Zilsel has remained relatively unknown to philosophers until now. By contrast, historians of early modern science and of modern art appreciate his writings as pioneering work in their disciplines. What now is known as the “Zilsel thesis” was one of his most fruitful hypotheses in the sociology of modern science. This label refers to the theory according to which - as a consequence of the emergence of capitalism - three previously distinct social groups, the academically trained scholars, the humanists with their interest in history and language, and the empirically trained craftsmen could come int

CfE - Holdstock-Piachaud Student Essay Prize 2017

This is the ninth year of the Holdstock-Piachaud Essay Prize, set up to encourage students to explore the themes covered by the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival, and in memory of Douglas Holdstock and Jack Piachaud who were for many years inspirational editors of the Journal. We are keen to publish essays that explore insights, concerns and original perspectives on issues relevant for the aims of the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival, from students who will be shaping the future. Whichever title you choose to tackle we encourage you to base your argument on relevant literature and to develop it drawing on your own relevant experience and reflections. Here are the titles for the for the 2018-2019 Holdstock-Piachaud student essay prize: Ø   Peace and armed conflict can be thought of as two sides of the same coin; is it time for researchers to focus more on what can bring about peace and less on the impact of armed conflict? Ø   Accurate health i

Assistant or Associate Professor in the History of Medicine

Url:  http://facultyjobs.jhu.edu/Home/Position?reqId=A-56658-4&fbclid=IwAR2794b_JczW0hcRTZeyWR9RdxZB60-Bfwa5eltkteQfPFI-vJc67SAurqI Requisition #: A-56658-4 Status: Full Time Type: Faculty School: School of Medicine Department/Program: Department of the History of Medicine Location City: Baltimore Location State: MD Location Zip Code: 21205 Closing Date: Open until filled To apply: apply.interfolio.com/56658 General Description The Department of the History of Medicine of the Johns Hopkins University seeks applicants for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track) in the History of Medicine, with expertise in the history of disease, medicine, and/or public health extending beyond Euro

CfP: History of US Midwest Science and Technology, Broadly Defined

Iowa State University's Department of History and Consortium for the History of Technology and Science invite proposals for a March 29-31, 2019 symposium on the History of Midwest Science and Technology. We define both "science" and "technology" broadly, to encompass topics including design, innovation, construction, the environment, agriculture, and more. This meeting builds on the recent surge of interest in the Midwest's social, economic, cultural, and intellectual history, The symposium will connect the history of science and technology to this wider Midwest history, while bringing Midwestern history into conversations about American science and technology often dominated by coastal case-studies. Organizers welcome paper proposals that engage with one, or more, of the directions below or related themes: Historical case-studies of specific Midwest-centered science programs or discoveries; Historical case-studies of specific Midwest-cen