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Dynamis, volumen 39, número 1. DOSSIER: Health reforms in Southern European countries (1950s-1970s): inertia and changes

Health reforms in Southern European countries (1950s-1970s): inertia and changes This dossier focuses on some characteristics of the health reform processes in three southern European countries —Greece, Italy and Spain— over the second half of the twentieth century. We are interested in the proposals, projects and debates that sought to reorganise the health systems of these three countries. The paper on Italy analyses some aspects of the discussion that led to a national health service in 1978. In the cases of Greece and Spain, which both underwent a period of military dictatorship in the second half of the twentieth century, we describe attempts to restructure the system prior to the health reform laws.  The point of departure of the dossier is the need to define in more detail the health reform processes in the southern European countries from a historical perspective in order to contribute to the understanding of: 1) the characteristics of the health organizations that requ

CfP: Magic, Alchemy and Cosmology in the Medieval and Early Modern World, 18-19 June 2019

Swansea University, 1 8 -19 June 2019 is the UN International Year of the periodic table of chemical elements, which represents in tabular form an attempt to classify and understand the atomic building blocks from which all visible matter, including the stars and the planets, and all life is made. But how was matter understood in the pre-modern era, and how were substances linked to each other and combined in early philosophical, empirical, and religious attempts to explain the world? How was knowledge of the universe and its constituents defined, produced and communicated in the medieval and early modern period? Keynote papers will be given by Dr Jo Edge (John Rylands Library, Manchester), Dr Adam Mosley (Swansea), and Dr Sophie Page (UCL), and Professor Wendy Turner (Augusta University) will offer a conference response. In this Symposium by the Sea, papers (20 minutes) are invited that explore: the shifting parameters of knowledge of the universe and its con

Research associate positions

he Department of History at the University of York seeks to appoint two Research Associates to work on the project entitled ‘The Chemical Empire: A New History of Synthetic Insecticides in Britain and its Colonies c 1920 – 1970’, following the award of Wellcome Trust funding to Dr Sabine Clarke. Each post is full-time and available from 1 October 2019 for two years, until 30 September 2021. Research Associate (DDT in the Second World War)  will investigate the history of the use of DDT by Britain during the Second World War. You will be expected to carry out extensive archival research, mainly in the UK. A PhD in an area of history or cognate discipline relevant to the research is essential, as is considerable experience of archival research. Research Associate (Insecticides in farming)  will explore the use of insecticides in British farming. A PhD in an area of history or cognate discipline relevant to the research is essential, as is extensive experience of oral

Becas de Doctorado Fundación Juanelo Turriano

La Fundación Juanelo Turriano convoca dos becas para la realización de tesis doctorales dotadas con 14.400 euros anuales cada una. La tesis debe versar sobre materias propias de la historia de la ciencia, de la técnica y de la ingeniería. El plazo para la presentación de solicitudes concluye el 16 de septiembre de 2019. Consultar bases Descargar formulario

Cultures of Oral Health, 1750-present - Call for Contributors

The Oral Health Humanities and Social Science Network are seeking contributors for an edited collection of essays titled 'Cultures of Oral Health, 1750-present: Discourse, Theory and Practice' (proposed publisher is Routledge, Medical Humanities Series).  Edited by Dr Claire Jones (University of Kent, History) and Professor Barry Gibson (University of Sheffield, Dental Sociology), the volume seeks contributions that explore the relationships between oral health, dentistry and society drawing on a range of disciplinary perspectives including history, applied ethics, sociology, social gerontology, politics, historical epidemiology and philosophy. By producing a vibrant volume, our goal is to expand the inter-disciplinary conversation on oral health. The volume will demonstrate how a wide range of disciplines can promote a multidisciplinary understanding of oral care discourses, practices and theory.  We therefore welcome a range of initial contributions usin

Two PhD studentships in Leiden University project

As of 1 September 2019, the Leiden University Institute for History will be appointing one postdoc and three PhD candidates within the project “Scholarly Vices: A Longue Durée History,” supervised by Professor Herman Paul. The aim of this five-year NWO-funded project is to write a cultural history of scholarly vices such as dogmatism, prejudice, love of fame, and love of money. One PhD student will be working on “The Dark Middle Ages: Language of Vice in Histories of Science, 1700-1900.” More information: https://www. universiteitleiden.nl/en/ vacancies/2019/q2/19-146-phd- position-the-dark-middle-ages Another  PhD student will be working on “Idols of the Mind: Modern Variations on a Baconian Theme, 1800-2000.” More information: https://www. universiteitleiden.nl/en/ vacancies/2019/q2/19-148-phd- position-idols-of-the-mind

PhD studentship in Modern Japanese History

The Department of History at the University of York is delighted to invite applications for a three-year PhD studentship to work on the history of Japan as a major producer of the natural insecticide, pyrethrum. This studentship forms part of the Wellcome Trust funded project “The Chemical Empire: A New History of Synthetic Insecticides in Britain and its Colonies, c 1920-1970”, led by Dr Sabine Clarke in the Department of History. The PhD Project : Pyrethrum is a naturally occurring insecticide that can be extracted from chrysanthemum flowers. Japan established a pyrethrum industry at the end of the 19 th century and Japanese scientists were responsible for innovations in insect control such as mosquito coils. By the start of the Second World War, Japan was the major supplier of pyrethrum to Britain and the US. This project will investigate aspects of the rise of the pyrethrum industry in Japan such as its international significance, and its relationship with the new s

CfP: Narratives of Disease, Discomfort, Development, and Disaster: Reconsidering (sub)Tropical Architecture and Urbanism

A stream on the historiography of tropical and subtropical architecture to be presented at Urban Tropicality: the  7th International Network of Tropical Architecture Conference, December 5-8 2019, Brisbane Australia. Stream convened by Dr Deborah van der Plaat (The University of Queensland), Dr Vandana Baweja (University of Florida) and Professor Tom Avermaete (ETH Zurich). Hurricanes Irma and Maria (2017) have demonstrated the urgent need for architecture in the tropics to be resilient to tropical cyclones, storms, sea surges and floods. Yet, in architectural historiography, tropical architecture has been viewed as a colonial construct acting in response to disease and discomfort – factors that needed to be conquered, overcome, and tackled. For example: in Triumph in the Tropics: An Historical Sketch of Queensland (1959), the Australian medical practitioner Raphael Cilento (1893–1985) linked the advancement of tropical Australia to the conquest of disease and at

Ph.D. position in philosophy of science in Geneva

The Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva, is inviting applications for a fully funded Ph.D. position with some teaching duties (teaching will be in French). Candidates must be fluent in French as well as English and are expected to hold a Master’s degree in philosophy or in a scientific discipline with additional training in philosophy. The position will be for a maximum duration of five years. The remuneration will start at 46,247 CHF in the first year and will reach 78,528 CHF in the final year.  The Department has a vibrant and international philosophical community and offers career support to Ph.D. students. Applications should include a CV, grade transcripts, a writing sample (e.g., the Master’s thesis), a short description of a Ph.D. thesis project in the area of philosophy of science and two academic references (addresses only).  Please send dossiers as a single PDF file to  marcel.weber@unige.ch . To ensure full consideration, applications s

CfP from ECRs 'Narrative science in techno-environments' workshop 18-19 July

This two-day interdisciplinary workshop is made possible thanks to the generous support of the British Academy (grant number BARSEA19\190021). It expands on the work of the Narrative Science project, a European Research Council funded project based at the London School of Economics (grant agreement No. 694732). It will take place in London on the 18th-19th of July. The aim is to create a platform and a network for research at the intersections of the history of science and technology, literary studies, and the environmental humanities. The shared focus is accordingly on narrative, science, and environmental history. To these ends we are proud to have partnered with both the British Society for the History of Science and the British Society for Literature and Science. We have already gathered a range of expert speakers, who are listed alongside the titles of their talks at the bottom of this message. Further information about the workshop motivations and agenda can b