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Novedad editorial: Jerónimo Muñoz. Matemáticas, cosmología y humanismo en la época del Renacimiento

Autor: Vicente Navarro Brotons Jerónimo Muñoz es uno de los científicos más destacados de la historia valenciana y española. Fue catedrático de hebreo en la Universidad de Ancona y de matemáticas y astronomía en las de Valencia y de Salamanca. En su época disfrutó de un enorme prestigio en España y en Europa, sobre todo gracias a sus trabajos sobre la supernova de 1572, citados y comentados por algunos de los mejores astrónomos europeos. Trabajos que aún hoy en día mantienen su interés para los astrofísicos que estudian el remanente de este fenómeno. El primer mapa del entonces reino de Valencia, editado por Abraham Ortelio en Amberes, se basó en los trabajos de Muñoz y se puede considerar obra suya. La labor de Muñoz fue continuada por sus discípulos, profesores en Valencia y Salamanca o cosmógrafos al servicio de la Corona en el Consejo de Indias. El objeto del libro es el estudio de las obras impresas y manuscritas de Jerónimo Muñoz, y de su biografía y personalidad intelectual

Asclepio: Nuevo número publicado Vol 71, No 1 (2019)

Asclepio  acaba de publicar su último número en http://asclepio.revistas.csic. es/index.php/asclepio/issue/vi ew/60 A continuación le mostramos la tabla de contenidos. Puede visitar nuestro sitio web para consultar los artículos que sean de su interés. Estudios -------- Guerra y peste en Atenas. Revisión sobre el posible origen de la epidemia ateniense de 430-426 a.C. (p249)         María del Pino Carreño Guerra Los espacios de la locura en la Toscana del siglo XVIII: Estrategias y negociaciones para enfrentar la enfermedad mental (p250)         Mariana Labarca Pinto O 'retrato' do hospital da Misericórdia de Vila Viçosa (Portugal) em 1870 (p251)         Maria Marta Lobo de Araújo Evolución de la medicina legal en Chile: una aproximación a través de las autopsias practicadas por el doctor Eduardo Lira Errázuriz, entre 1893 y 1905 (p252)         Mario Fabregat Peredo La ayuda humanitaria de los British Quakers durante la Guerra Civil española

CfP: Experience, Medicine and Marginalisation

Experience, Medicine and Marginalisation The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) was founded in 2013 with the purpose of connecting individuals and institutions working in this dynamic area of interdisciplinary research. The network numbers scholars, practitioners, health professionals, artists and health advocates amongst its members and held its first Congress at Durham in 2017, and the second at Leeds in 2018. The third NNMHR Congress will be held at the University of Sheffield in January 2020 . The logic of the Congress is simple: it is an opportunity for people who are passionate or even simply curious about medical humanities research to present their work, share ideas, and meet potential future colleagues and collaborators. The Congress is not limited to members of the network. The call for contributions is now open. Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Havi Carel , Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol. Dr Kirsty Liddiard , School of

CfP: Special Issue: Psychology and Mental Health in Contemporary Art

In 1968, Rudolf Arnheim was hired by Harvard University as a Professor of the Psychology of Art, the only position of its kind in American universities. While he was the only person to acquire the official title of “Art psychologist,” his hiring represented the institutionalization of a trend in mid-century art pedagogy – one that included E.H. Gombrich, Siegfried Gideon, Anton Ehrenzweig and Morse Peckham –conflating the teaching of art with the teaching of perception, resulting in a form of aesthetic theory confirmable by experimental psychology. Gestalt psychology and American behaviorism thus joined psychoanalysis as both art historical methods and generative theories of artistic production. They had the power to explain art’s organization as well as to stand in for its content.  More recently, artists have taken psychology not as a theory for art, but as a readymade cultural form subject to artistic cooptation. In 2011, the artist Pedro Reyes created Sanatorium, a particip

CfP: 100 Years of Women in Engineering

Url:  https://stickssn.org/call-for-papers-100-years-of-women-in-engineering/ The Scottish Transport and Industrial Collections Knowledge Network (STICK) invites proposals for talks (around 30 minutes long) at our annual conference on 6 th  November 2019 at Glasgow Women’s Library. 2019 marks the centenary of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). The Society was founded to support women engineers who, although welcomed into the profession during World War One, were often told “not to get comfortable” and came under pressure at the end of the war to leave the workforce to release jobs for men returning from the forces. The Women’s Engineering Society sought to resist this pressure, but also to promote engineering as a rewarding job for women as well as men. The STICK conference seeks to celebrate 100 years of WES and women in engineering. We are looking for speakers on this topic that will celebrate the successes of women in engineering both past and present, explore the chall

Ikerbasque Group Leaders - Call 2019

Ikerbasque ,  the Basque Foundation for Science,would like to inform you that we have launched   a new international call   to reinforce research and scientific career in the Basque Country (Europe). We offer: 10 permanent positions for experienced researchers:   Group Leaders Permanent positions within any of the Basque Research Institutions Researchers with a solid research track and leadership capabilities The applicants must have their PhD completed before January 2011 Support letter from the host Institution is mandatory Deadline: September 17 th  at 13:00 CET For further information, please visit   calls.ikerbasque.net We would appreciate your help in disseminating this information, in case you know about any colleague that could be interested and meets the requirements of the call.

CfP: The Public History of Science, Technology, Medicine & Mathematics: Category, Practice and Future

Conference, 15-16 May 2020, National Railway Museum, York British Society for the History of Science /Science Museum Group Tim Boon and Ludmilla Jordanova - convenors Deadline for proposals: Friday 6 th  September. Please send a title and outline of around 300 words to:  research@sciencemuseum.ac.uk  with the subject ‘Public History of Science Conference’ The term ‘public history’ is widely used to mean both the range of ways in which the past is presented beyond academic settings and the scholarly analysis of such public presentations. But what issues does a public history focusing specifically on the past of  science  raise for both these meanings? Public history of science – the practice of the history of science in public contexts, as paid employment or for fun – is a little-analysed phenomenon. People who work as professional historians of science may well have a strong interest in how the past of science is represented to wide audiences, and so, too, in many case

CfP: Early Modern Women's Dis/Abilities

Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal Call for Papers:  A Forum on Early Modern Women's Dis/Abilities In this forum, which will appear in Fall 2020, we hope to explore the gendered construction of ability and disability, broadly defined, including historically embodied experiences, literary productions, material culture, and artistic representations. We are particularly interested in contributions that explore the gendered experience and representation of women’s non-normative bodies and minds.   We are not interested in institutional or systemic disability, including economic, social, legal or educational disabilities, except as they pertain to the above discussions.   We are requesting completed essays of 3500 words including footnotes by October 1. Decisions about publication, including requests to revise, will be made soon after this deadline. We would appreciate a brief notice of intention to contribute to the editors  emwj@umw.edu  prior to your s

Santorio Award for Excellence in Research

The  Centre for the Study of Medicine and the Body in the Renaissance  (CSMBR) and  Fondazione Comel- Institutio Santoriana  are happy to announce the international scheme  Santorio Award for Excellence in Research.  The award is designed to support scholarly excellence in intellectual history and to promote the best PhD theses in the history of medicine and science with a focus on European and the Western traditions ( widely construed,  including interactions with, and borrowings from, other cultures/traditions/practices around the Mediterranean, especially Arabic and Hebrew) throughout the period 1100-1800.  It is named after the Italian physician and philosopher  Santorio Santori  (1561-1636), who is considered the father of quantitative experimental physiology. Nature of the Award The award consists of a cash prize (for the first position) plus a medal and a publication for the two first selected works with the series Palgrave Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Medi

CfP: The mathematical book trade in the early modern world

The mathematical book trade in the early modern world 19–20 December 2019 All Souls College, Oxford Mathematical books were a distinct specialism for certain early modern print shops, and they were of special interest to certain readers and institutions. Mathematical tables, geometrical diagrams and the new algebraic notation made for a distinct appearance on the page and, for many of those involved in their production and use, a distinct class of book. Primers, textbooks and practical manuals as well as new editions of the mathematical classics and works containing new mathematics issued from the presses in large numbers and were purchased, collected, used, and in many cases re-sold, sometimes repeatedly. In what ways was the advertisement, sale and subsequent re-circulation of mathematical books distinctive? What was the place of mathematical books in the activity of book collectors and connoisseurs? Were there distinctive issues in respect of pricing or of re-use of math

PhD studentship in history of space science and technology at UCL

AHRC-Science Museum PhD Studentship at UCL ‘From London to Mars, and Back to London: People, Objects and the History of UK Space Science’ Applications are invited for a PhD studentship at University College London on the history of UK space science and technology. The student would be based at the Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) at UCL, and would start in September 2019. Supervisors are: Jon Agar (STS, UCL), Doug Millard (Science Museum) and Lucie Green (Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL). The opportunity is to research a new history of UK space science, one that will i) link and deepen understanding of two major collections of the material culture of space science, specifically objects in the collections of the Science Museum Group and Mullard Space Science Laboratory; ii) capture fast-disappearing oral history of British space science; iii) by linking the personal to the material, explore a social and cultural history of a research school of extraordin

Call for Abstracts: N=1. Histories of self-tracking and self-experimentation. Utrecht, 25 October 2019

Workshop: N=1. Histories of self-tracking and self-experimentation. Date: Friday 25 October 2019 Venue: University of Utrecht, the Netherlands Today’s wearable sensors and smartphone apps make it increasingly easy to monitor personal health and habits, and many users of these digital technologies now track their sleep, blood sugar, heart rate or exercise. This means that there is a proliferation of n=1 experiments, done by individuals who want to understand their bodies and who use personal data to improve their health and wellbeing. This one-day workshop explores the histories of these practices, looking at different forms of self-tracking and self-experimentation in the 19 th  and 20 th  century. Individuals in this period studied their bodies and habits through the use of various techniques: they tracked their body weight with bathroom scales, their fertility with thermometers, they counted calories or tracked their blood sugar. By doing these short-term or long-term ex

Reader/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer at University of St Andrews - history of mathematics

School of Mathematics and Statistics, Salary (Reader): £51,630 - £58,089 per annum, Start: 1 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter  Closing Date: 30 August 2019 Further Particulars and application  https://www.vacancies.st-andre ws.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/1463/0/ 235172/889/reader-or-senior- lecturer-or-lecturer-in- history-of-mathematics-ac2209m r The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews is known internationally as the home of the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive. We wish to enhance and develop our impact, public engagement and research, in this increasingly important area through the appointment of a Reader/Senior Lecturer in the History of Mathematics. The successful candidate will have an international research reputation in the History of Mathematics. They will have an outstanding record of research outputs and proven ability to secure significant grant funding and lead high quality research projects. The successful candi

Call for Publications: ReFocus: The Films of David Fincher

We are currently soliciting 250-word abstracts for essays to be included in an edited collection on David Fincher to be published as part of the University of Edinburgh  ReFocus  series, which examines overlooked American directors (series editors Robert Singer, Frances Smith, and Gary D. Rhodes).  The collection aims to broaden and deepen the understanding of Fincher as a filmmaker with distinct aesthetic and cultural significance.  While a considerable amount of critical energy has been exerted on  Fight Club  (1999), much of the rest of his oeuvre either has been neglected or discussed minimally in academic circles. This collection hopes to address those gaps by brining Fincher’s other work into closer proximity with professional scholarship and extending the critical discourse into some of the many uncovered topics of a prolific and timely director. Feature films will serve as the basis of the collection, but we plan to pay fair attention to his contributions in different med