Mostrando entradas de diciembre 2, 2018

VIII Seminario GADEA. Historia del tiempo presente: retos y oportunidades

VIII edición del Seminario GADEA:  Historia del tiempo presente: retos y oportunidades Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche – Universidad de Alicante. (Sala Rafael Altamira, Sede de Alicante de la Universidad de Alicante, Av. Dr. Ramón y Cajal, 4, 03001 Alicante) Retransmisión on line a través del siguiente enlace:  https://si.ua.es/es/videostreaming/sede.html 13 diciembre 2018   09:30-10:00 Inauguración del seminario 10:00-11:00 Emmanuel Henry (Université Paris-Dauphine). “Asbestos and its legacy: a revealing example of the links between ignorance, collective action, expertise and public policy 11:00-11:30 Pausa-Café 11:30-12:30 Alfredo Menéndez Navarro (Universidad de Granada). “Un historiador de la salud laboral en la corte del rey Arturo: los retos de la lucha contra el amianto en España” 12:30-13:30 Julio Pérez Serrano (Universidad de Cádiz). “La historia del presente y su contribución al nuevo modo de producción de la historia” 13:30-16:00 Comida 16:00-17

Nueva Publicación: Imago civitatis. Hospitales y manicomios en Occidente

Las instituciones públicas de asistencia han tenido y continúan teniendo, desde la Edad Media, un rol fundamental y activo en la configuración del espacio urbano, social, cultural, económico y político, puesto que son piezas clave para la reproducción de la propia idea de «comunidad» o de «ciudad». Por este motivo, su estudio histórico se ha convertido en un observatorio privilegiado, por la propia naturaleza de estos establecimientos, para capturar realidades imposibles de entrever desde otros escenarios de la ciudad. Este libro nace a partir de la celebración del V Simposio Internacional «Els Abrils de l’Hospital», cuyo  leitmotiv  fue «Historia y Etnografía Hospitalarias». El encuentro, que tuvo lugar en la Universitat Rovira i Virgili de Tarragona y en el Institut Pere Mata de Reus en 2016, tuvo por objeto poner en relación a estudiosos e investigadores de diferentes ámbitos y adscripciones para ayudar a visibilizar las potencialidades del estudio histórico de los hospitales

ALHHS/MeMA Call for Program Proposals

The 2019 Program Committee seeks your participation in the ALHHS/MeMA Annual Meeting, taking place on Thursday, April 25, in Columbus, Ohio. We have some exciting plans in store for the 2019 meeting, and success depends on hearing from a wide range of our members. First, I’m delighted to announce that the 2019 meeting will feature a special-focus panel on intersections and partnerships between museums and libraries/archives, chaired by James Edmonson.  Please consider presenting as part of this panel. Next, by popular demand, this meeting will include a poster session, along with traditional paper/ presentations and lightning talks.  So, there are a variety of ways to shine a light on the good work that you all are doing, and share your insights with your colleagues.  Based on the feedback from the 2018 meeting, our members are most interested in the following topics: ·        Born-digital archives and challenges related to paper and/or digital preservation ·        Ne

Duke University, History of Medicine Travel Grants

The History of Medicine Collections in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University is accepting applications for our travel grant program.  https://library.duke.edu/ rubenstein/history-of- medicine/grants Research grants of up to $1,500 will be offered to researchers whose work would benefit from access to the historical medical collections at the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Our holdings include over 20,000 print items and 4,500 unique manuscripts along with photographs, prints, and over 800 medical instruments and artifacts including a large collection of ivory anatomical manikins. Collection strengths include but are not limited to anatomical atlases, human sexuality, materia medica, pediatrics, psychiatry, and obstetrics & gynecology. Any faculty member, graduate or undergraduate student, or independent scholar with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the History of Medicine Collect

CfP: History of Science Society 2019 Annual Meeting

The History of Science Society (HSS) will hold its 2019 annual meeting in the beautiful Dutch town of Utrecht, a short train ride from Amsterdam. Since this will be the HSS’s first meeting outside of North America, and we will be closer to scholars in Russia, in East and South Asia, and Africa, we especially encourage proposals that include scholars from different countries. The Society encourages submissions on all topics. Proposals (250-word maximum for abstracts) must be submitted via the HSS submission system o n the me eting website: hss2019.hssonline.org . Click Abstract Submission on the navigation menu. If you have did not create an account for the 2018 meeting website, you will have to create a new one in order to submit an abstract. Unlike many academic societies, the HSS does not require that participants be members, but all participants must register for the meeting. DIVERSITY We will give strong preference to sessions that reflect diversity, e.g.

CfP: Symposium "Climate Change: History and Philosophy of Science and NOS Challenges"

Symposium proposed by the Inter-Divisional Teaching Commission (IDTC) of the DHST/DLPMST of IUHPST Papers are sought for a proposed Symposium under the title “Climate Change: History and Philosophy of Science and NOS Challenges” at next year’s XVI INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF LOGIC, METHODOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (CLMPST), due to be held in Prague from 5-10 August 2019 Rationale. The study of Climate Change as a philosophic subject was until recent times at very early stages (Winsberg 2018). The first entry related to ‘Climate Science’ in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy appear as late as 2018 (Parker, 2018). This is more awkward if we recall several of the main issues related to Climate Change and the scientific practice associated: epistemic trust, models, risk, uncertainty, probability, values, data, instruments and complexity among many others.  Also, the bridge between research on Climate Change and policy and social spheres c

CfP: Beyond Borders: Health and Medicine in Historical Context

Call for Papers opens: January 2019 and closes 31 May 2019 This conference is located in Auckland New Zealand. Whilst New Zealand is far removed geographically from the epicentre of many significant past medical developments, we believe it is important to view the history of health and medicine in a broad international perspective, with ideas and systems taking on different forms in different contexts. It is this intersection between the local and international which will form a major theme of our conference. This biennial conference is not exclusive in terms of its themes, and aims to reflect the diversity of the discipline of the history of health and medicine. We welcome papers from all areas of that history, including health systems, public health, indigenous health, mental health, biography, hospital history and nursing history. We also welcome papers/panels relating to medical museums/exhibitions. Submissions from scholars across the range of career stages

CfP/CfA: Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Conference 2019

Conference Description This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the interplay between human, ethical, social, cultural, and political values, on the one hand, and science, technology, engineering, and medical research and practice, on the other hand. We invite presentations that seek not only to understand how values and science have and do influence one another, but also how they must and should influence one another (as well as types of influence that should be avoided). From this background, presentations that explore the relationship between science and the public and the relationship between science and social justice are also welcome. Finally, this conference ultimately seeks to promoting ethically responsible and socially beneficial scientific research and technological innovation, and critical reflection about the influence of science, technology, and medicine on our values, culture, practices, and worldviews. Proposals from any disciplinary or t

Doctoral Fellowships in Ancient Philosophy and Science, Berlin

The Research Training Group *Philosophy, Science and the Sciences* (RTG 1939) ( ancient-philosophy.hu-berlin. de ) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin will shortly offer several *salaried positions for doctoral candidates * *stipends for pre-doctoral studies* to candidates working on a research project within the RTG 1939 on the dialogue between different forms and models of knowledge in ancient Greek, Roman and Arabic thought (including its medieval and early modern reception). Topics involve both philosophy and some special science or other (including mathematics, medicine, and other disciplines that we might not today consider special sciences, such as grammar or divination). Salaried doctoral positions (T-VL Berlin E13 at 65%) will be funded for three years, starting on 1 October 2019 .  Stipends for pre-doctoral studies have guaranteed funding for one year, starting on 1 October 2019 . Pre-doc stude

CfP: International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology

We invite submissions for the next biennial meeting of the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB, or ISH), which will take place in Oslo, Norway, 7–12 July 2019.  The Council, Local Organizing, and Program Committees are working to put together an exciting program inspired by socially relevant work on biology and the life sciences and featuring Keynote Lectures by  Fern Wickson  and  Gísli Palsson . We are building on the strengths of local communities of scholars in the social studies of science, biomedical sciences, science communication, and museum studies, and exploring new and established topics through engaging and innovative formats. We especially encourage historians, philosophers, sociologists, and biologists to join us.  Deadline for submission of abstracts is 18 January 2019. Contact Info:  Edna Suárez-Díaz and Sophia Efstathiou, Program Co-Chairs, ISHPSSB Oslo Program Committee Contact Email

ISHPSSB 2019: Call for Abstracts

ISHPSSB OSLO MEETING, 7–12 JULY 2019 The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology University of Oslo We invite submissions for the next International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology biennial meeting, which will take place in Oslo, Norway, 7–12 July 2019. The Council, Local Organizing, and Program Committees are working to put together an exciting program inspired by socially relevant work on biology and the life sciences and featuring Keynote Lectures by Fern Wickson and Gísli Palsson . We are building on the strengths of local communities of scholars in the social studies of science, biomedical sciences, science communication, and museum studies, and exploring new and established topics through engaging and innovative formats. We especially encourage historians, sociologists, and biologists to join us and feel at home here, while preserving our society as a great venue for philosophers to meet. In order to encourag

CfA: Responses to Newton: The impact of the mathematical-experimental paradigm on natural philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysics (1687 – 1800)

Submission deadline:   February 1, 2019   Invited Speakers: Thomas Ahnert (University of Edinburgh) Mary Domski (University of New Mexico) Lisa Downing (Ohio State University) Philippe Hamou (Université Paris Nanterre) Christian Leduc (Université de Montréal) Tinca Prunea-Bretonnet (University of Bucharest)   Organized by: Karin de Boer (KU Leuven), Steffen Ducheyne (VUB), Arnaud Pelletier (ULB), Anne-Lise Rey (Paris Nanterre), and Laurence Bouquiaux ( University of Liège)   The aim of the conference is to take steps towards a balanced and comprehensive account of the multi-faceted effects of Newton’s work on disciplines such as natural philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysics during the late seventeenth- and eighteenth century. Existing research on this topic tends to focus on the ways in which the mathematical-experimental methodology represented by Newton conquered Europe. Challenging this approach, the conference seeks to address the full spec

Issue 10 of Science Museum Group Journal is now live

Issue 10 of the Science Museum Group Journal can now be viewed at http://journal.sciencemuseum.o rg.uk/issues/autumn-2018/ This year is significant both as the centenary of women’s suffrage and the Year of Engineering. In our final issue of 2018, we celebrate these significant markers by turning the spotlight on women scientists with a mini-collection of special papers. Read about the pioneering work of Hertha Ayrton, the first female member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, and Blanche Thornycroft, a true pioneer among female naval architects. Explore the under-acknowledged role of women in the railways in the early twentieth century, find out what photographs can say about attitudes towards women scientists, and discover how well (or not) Wikipedia represents women engineers today. You’ll also find articles on subjects ranging from Victorian technologies of display to the challenges of exhibiting contemporary science, from the changing ‘voices’ of objects

2-Year Stephen and Sandra Joffe Fellowship in the History of Medicine - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

The Program in the History of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center seeks an outstanding candidate for a two-year fellow in the history of medicine to start July 1st, 2019 .  The appointee will be proposed for an academic title of Instructor of Biomedical Sciences. This is expected to be a joint venture with the History Department at the University of California Los Angeles.  Applications from individuals who study questions relevant to the history of medicine in the modern period are welcome, with preference for deeply researched projects that emphasize the history of human disease and medical practice, and which would benefit especially from being situated in a contemporary medical institution. (The PhD must be in hand before the fellowship’s start date.)  The appointee, with the expectation of a concurrent appointment as Visiting Faculty in UCLA’s Department of History, will enjoy substantial time to pursue research, and will have teaching assignments in both institutions. 

CfP: Scientiae 2019--Queen's, Belfast

Scientiae is the interdisciplinary conference on intellectual culture, 1400-1800. It is centred on, but not limited to, developments in the early-modern natural sciences. Philosophers, historians, literary scholars and others are invited to share their perspectives on this vital period. Belfast 2019 will be our 8th annual meeting. Our plenary speakers this year will be Ingrid Rowland (Notre Dame/Rome) & Rob Iliffe (Oxford). In addition, Scientiae 2019 will feature two plenary panels: One on “Forms of Knowing,” led by Subha Mukherji (Cambridge); & another on “Early modern Aristotelianisms,” co-led by Marco Sgarbi, Pietro Daniel Omodeo, and Craig Martin (all from Ca’ Foscari, Venice). Belfast has been called “the emerging capital of cool” (Qantas Tourist Insider, 2017). Its cultural life is thriving, its history rich. Attractions include excellent pubs and restaurants, the Titanic Quarter, political murals, and—nearby—locations from “Game of Thrones.”

Annual Call for Proposals: Special Issues of Centaurus

Centaurus, the official Journal of the European Society for the History of Science, regularly publishes issues dedicated to a special theme. Recently published special issues include: Tercentenary of D’Alembert’s Birth (1717-1783): A Review of the Latest Research. The Promises of Science: Historical Perspectives . How Do Writings in the Early Astral Sciences Reveal Mathematical Practices? Scoops, Scams and Scuffles: The Construction of Prehistoric Knowledge in Newspapers. The ESHS and the Editorial Board of Centaurus are now soliciting proposals for special issues for 2020 and 2021 . Proposals should include the following: A description of the topic and its significance (approximately 500 words). A list of 6 to 10 contributors and a title and paragraph describing each contributor’s individual essay. Note that we would normally expect a diverse set of authors. A brief CV of the guest editor(s). A schedule of production (date of first submission; time for peer