Mostrando entradas de julio 14, 2019

CfP: Gender & History Special Issue on Health, Healing and Caring

Women's & Gender History / Studies, Health and Health Care, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Research and Methodology Gender & History  is an international journal for research and writing on the history of femininity, masculinity and gender relations. This Call for Papers is aimed at scholars studying any country or region, and any temporal period, including the classical, medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary periods. This Special Issue will explore the gendered history of healing and caring from the perspective of the sick and suffering, and various types of healers and caregivers. It aims to move beyond institutional histories of biomedicine, canonical medical knowledge, and allopathic approaches to health. We seek to showcase research that reflects upon the gendered dynamics of palliative care and the formation of diverse communities and economies of health and healing. We recognize that historical reckonings of heal

CfP: New Perspectives in Science Education International Conference - 9th edition

The 9 th edition of the New Perspectives in Science Education Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, on 19 - 20 March 2020. The objective of the Conference is to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of innovation for science education. The New Perspectives in Science Education Conference is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current projects in the science field. The Call for Papers is addressed to teachers, researchers and experts in the field of science education as well as to coordinators of science and training projects. Experts in the field of science teaching and learning are therefore invited to submit an abstract of a paper to be presented during the conference. Important dates : • 22 October 2019: Deadline for submitting abstracts • 5 November 2019: Notification of abstracts’ acceptance / rejection • 20 January 2020: Deadline for papers’ submission • 19-20 March 2020: Conference

CfP: 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine

The American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) invites abstracts for papers in any area of the history of health and healing for its 93rd annual meeting, to be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 7-10, 2020. The AAHM welcomes papers on the histories of medicine, disease, and health broadly defined, including the history of medical ideas, practices, or institutions and the history of healing, illness, disease, or public health. We welcome proposals related to all eras and regions of the world. The Program Committee, led by co-chairs, Raúl Necochea López and Dominique Tobbell, particularly encourages the submission of papers and panels that increase the methodological, thematic, chronological and geographical diversity of the history of medicine and engage related fields (such as social medicine, literary studies, anthropology, or sociology). For additional information and to submit an abstract go to  http://www.histmed.org/cfp2020

CfP: NeMLA 2020: Representations of Disability in Science Fiction

The progressive technologies and futuristic perspectives at the heart of most science fiction are in many ways a natural fit with a more progressive understanding of disability. Science fiction texts typically grapple with concepts such as transhumanism, embodiment, and autonomy more directly than do those of other genres, and in doing so they raise significant questions about the experience of disability; more broadly, they often convey the place of disability in not only the future but also the world of today. With this panel, we will explore what science fiction texts—defined broadly to include written text as well as newer media—convey about the value of disability, whether it be through disabled characters, biotechnologies, or, more broadly, conceptions of an idealized future. Panelists are invited to consider not only those examples from science fiction which advance disability representation but also those which may compromise or discount it. Through these presen

CfP: Conference on The End of the Cold War and Its Impact on Nuclear Non-Proliferation

On 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, ushering in the collapse of the Soviet Union and an end to the Cold War. These events had far-reaching consequences globally. In Southern Africa, where classic Cold War proxy war scenes had been playing out since the mid-1970s, the geopolitical scene changed dramatically as a result of these events. Soviet support was withdrawn from Africa and with it, the perceived communist threat that dominated the South African Apartheid regime’s policies since the 1960s. The Apartheid regime subsequently became the first country to dismantle and destroy its small indigenously developed nuclear weapons arsenal, which it had developed since the 1970s as a deterrent and as a tool to ensure the survival of apartheid. Former Soviet states Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan followed hot on the heels of South Africa. These (now independent) states inherited thousands of nuclear weapons when the Soviet Union imploded, and opted to disarm. By 1996

CfP: International Conference: “Healthcare as a Public Space. Social Integration and Social Diversity in the Context of Access to Healthcare in Europe”

Healthcare, understood as a medical space, is an excellent example of a public space that models the processes of social integration and social equity. In a general sense, healthcare can connect diverse groups of a society under the common idea of health and illness. However, depending on its organization, it can also influence societal segregation of minority groups. Although the issues of minorities’ equality are central to European Institutions, European guidelines are mostly still not observed in the national legal regulations and healthcare practice. The project “Healthcare as a Public Space: Social Integration and Social Diversity in the Context of Access to Healthcare in Europe” focuses on diversity in the general social context of healthcare, viewed as a public space, as well as in the specific context of medical institutions. The aim of this project is to generate systematic and in-depth knowledge about how and to what degree the European norms and guideli

CfP: The Politics of Health: 2020 International Health Humanities Consortium Conference

2020 International Health Humanities Consortium Conference The Politics of Health Vanderbilt University | March 26 - 28, 2020 Call-for-Papers: The Politics of Health Abstract Deadline: September 27, 2019 Abstract Decisions: November 20, 2019 To submit an abstract, please visit: ​ https://www.vanderbilt.edu/mhs/2019/06/2020hhc/ The sixth annual Health Humanities Consortium (HHC) conference will explore the politics of health and healthcare in the context of world events and a vital 2020 election year. Health is a desired state – we all want to be healthy. But health is increasingly a contested political state as well. Debates about who is deserving of health or healthcare intersect with questions, issues, and themes regarding matters such as race, gender, citizenship, identity, language, art, education, and representation that also lie at the core of the health humanities. We invite proposals in the following formats: Formal papers (20 minutes) Flash prese
The Early Career Workshop on Tools and Technology in Neuroscience is now accepting paper and poster abstracts. Deadline is August 15th. See the Center for Philosophy of Science website for details: https://www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr Topics: Technological innovation has always played a central role in neuroscientific experimentation and theorizing. Historically, Nissl and Golgi staining methods were crucial to allowing researchers to produce data bearing on the neuron doctrine. More recently, NIH’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative has directed resources into the development of new technologies in the hope that it will improve, or even revolutionize, our understanding of the brain. Additionally, new computational technologies potentially give insight into understanding how to link behaviour to neuroscience in ways that many hope will impact clinical practice.   The aim of this workshop is to explore

CfP: Home and Hearth: Gender and Energies within the Domestic Space, 19th-21st Centuries (Wood, Coal, Electricity, Gas, Oil) Societal, Economic, and Mediation Issues

Proposals of one page, with a short CV, are to be submitted by the end of September The different sources of energy (wood, coal, gas and oil, electricity) increasingly changed lifestyles within the domestic space from the nineteenth century onward. The markets that included these new energy uses were amplified with the spread of multiple types of household equipment. Living conditions were transformed through the promotion of comfort, the reduction of domestic hardship, and the simplification of chores. Cooking, heating, refrigeration, hot water, and housework were all separately or collectively emphasized as sources of well-being in the household. Their promotion helped to simplify the most basic everyday practices from the bathroom to the kitchen, from lighting to cleaning. They also transformed activities outside of the home, and modified the sociabilities associated with them. They brought about the decline of collective washhouses, and reduced the provision of

Convocatòria de les subvencions de l'lnstitut de Cultura de Barcelona a projectes de recerca i innovació del pla "Barcelona Ciència 2019"

  Convocatòria de les subvencions de l'lnstitut de Cultura de Barcelona a projectes de recerca i innovació del pla "Barcelona Ciència 2019" L’Ajuntament de Barcelona, a través del seu Institut de Cultura i amb la participació de “la Caixa”, es compromet amb la recerca de qualitat que abordi temes que preocupen la societat barcelonina, mitjançant la convocatòria de les subvencions a projectes de recerca i innovació del pla "Barcelona Ciència 2019". Un dels objectius d’aquesta nova línia de subvencions és proporcionar evidències científiques per inspirar decisions polítiques futures a la ciutat entorn de dos grans àmbits: 1. L’envelliment i la qualitat de vida 2. La mobilitat i el respecte i la protecció del medi Els destinataris són agrupacions d’un mínim de tres institucions, entitats del tercer sector o empreses, dues de les quals han de ser entitats dedicades a la recerca, i almenys una ha de tenir la seu al municipi de Barcel

CfP: Eleventh French PhilMath Workshop

The program for the previous years is available at: https://philmath.hypotheses. org/fpmw This workshop is the eleventh in an annual series of workshops in philosophy of mathematics organized by a team of scholars from France and abroad. The forthcoming workshop, held at the university Panthéon Sorbonne, will consist, as in past years, in a three-day meeting and will feature 4 invited as well as 6 contributed talks. The confirmed invited speakers are: – Arianna Betti (University of Amsterdam, ILLC) – Patricia Blanchette (University of Notre Dame) – Tim Button (Cambridge University) – Frédéric Patras (CNRS, Laboratoire J.A. Dieudonné) Concerning the six contributed talks, submissions of papers in any topic of philosophy of mathematics broadly construed are welcome. Deadline for submission: September 1st, 2019 Notification of acceptance (by email): October 1st, 2019 Each talk should be no longer than 45 minutes, and will be followed by a 30 mi

3 Postdoc and 3 PhD positions in contemporary history (Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History)

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancies in its Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) 3 Postdoc and 3 PhD positions in the field of contemporary history (M/F) Start date 1 October 2019 The research project “Remixing Industrial Pasts in the Digital Age: Sounds, Images, Ecologies, Practices and Materialities in Space and Time” will investigate the contemporary history of Luxembourg’s south, the so-called Minette region. It will be a sustainable contribution to the program of the European Capital of Culture Esch-sur-Alzette 2022. Six sub-projects will study the history of cultures, populations and territories of the Esch 2022 region from different perspectives and angles. They will trace back flows and circulations of ideas, people and goods between Luxembourg, Franc

Job Opporunity: Assistant Curator, Technologies and Engineering, Science Museum, London

Following an internal promotion, the Science Museum Group is now recruiting for an Assistant Curator in the Technologies and Engineering team at the Science Museum, London. Full details can be found at: bit.ly/2LsoYs2 Application closing date: 2 August