Mostrando entradas de septiembre 22, 2019

Call for abstracts:

International Workshop on the Philosophy of Cancer Biology A PhilInBioMed workshop   Context Cancer is one of the main causes of death globally according to the World Health Organization. The biological complexity and heterogeneity of this disease (or group of diseases) make it very difficult to apprehend, control, and cure. Most of the work in the humanities and the social sciences has focused on the social, anthropological, psychological, and ethical dimensions of cancer. Yet cancer is now becoming increasingly an object of study for philosophers of biology and philosophers of medicine. In particular, the scientific explanation, definition, classification and prediction of cancer as a biological and medical phenomenon face many epistemological challenges. The main goal of this workshop is to provide a forum where philosophers of biology and philosophers of medicine meet to discuss the biological and medical science of cancer. Call for abstracts

CfP: Inquiry | Special Issue on Conceptual Engineering (Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020)

Guest Editors. —  Manuel Gustavo Isaac (University of Barcelona) and Steffen Koch (Ruhr University Bochum) Invited Contributors. —  Catarina Dutilh Novaes (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), David Chalmers (New York University), Édouard Machery (University of Pittsburgh), and Amie Thomasson (Dartmouth College) PhilEvents Webpage. —  https://philevents.org/ event/show/73838 Special Issue Description This special issue (S.I.) is dedicated to one of contemporary’s hottest topics in metaphilosophy — conceptual engineering. Conceptual engineering is a method which aims at improving, rather than just describing, the representational tools we use in theoretical or practical contexts. More specifically, the S.I. aims to foster discussions about the theoretical foundations of conceptual engineering. What kind of objects does conceptual engineering operate on? What does it mean to ‘engineer’ them? And is the popular metaphor of ‘engineering’ concepts even appropriate? Natura

CfP: Idealization, Representation, Explanation Across the Sciences

Special Issues: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A Guest editors: Elay Shech, Melissa Jacquart, Martin Zach  https://philevents.org/event/ show/73598   One goal of the scientific endeavor is to explain phenomena. Often, scientists attempt to explain a phenomenon by way of representing it in some manner (such as with mathematics, models, or theory), which allows for an explanation of the phenomenon under investigation. However, in developing scientific representations, scientists often deploy simplifications and idealizations. As a result, scientific representations often provide only partial, and often distorted, accounts of the phenomenon in question. Philosophers have analyzed the nature and function of how scientists construct representations, deploy idealizations, and provide explanations. While the topics of idealization, representation, and explanation have been thoroughly discussed in the literature separately, they deserve further analysis i

CfP: How Quantum Mechanics ChangedPhilosophy

Bergische Universität Wuppertal, January 16-17, 2020 The aim of this workshop is to explore the implications of quantum mechanics for philosophy, both historically and in contemporary debates. Quantum mechanics is generally regarded as a fundamental theory of nature, and at the same time as problematic to understand. The particular issues raised by quantum mechanics have had repercussions for the general understanding of science as well as of the nature of reality. Many philosophers of natural science have been particularly interested in quantum mechanics - reflections on quantum mechanics play a role in the philosophical work of e.g. Reichenbach, Cassirer, Popper, Kuhn, Feyerabend, Putnam, Van Fraassen and Cartwright. At the same time, it has been argued that in certain areas of philosophy, quantum mechanics is unjustifiably ignored. The workshop aims to explore the roles of reflections on quantum mechanics in wider philosophical debates, from the early 20 th century until th

CfP: Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science

The Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science is a multidisciplinary organization for scholars, students, and practitioners with an interest in the history of medicine, science, and their allied fields.  SAHMS is seeking paper submissions from students (including undergraduate, graduate, medical, and health sciences professional students), professors, medical and legal professionals, and independent scholars with an academic interest in the history of science and/or medicine. Our conference meeting this year will be hosted by the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Submissions are welcome from all fields related to the historical understanding of any aspect of science, medicine, nursing, health care, and the medical and health science professions, as well as closely related topics. Papers or panels addressing issues related to science, medicine, race, disabilities, sustainability, environment, technology, and gender studies, are also welcome. Submissi

CfP: Writing Health from the 18th Century to the 21st

Conference Call for Papers Writing Health from the 18th Century to the 21st 3-5 June 2020 Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Northumbria University, in connection with a three-year Leverhulme Trust-funded major project, is organising a two-day conference focusing on writing by and about doctors and other health practitioners, encompassing everything from physicians and apothecaries to midwives and cunning women.  The aim of the conference is to give scholars the opportunity to explore the phenomenon of writing doctors and its wide social effects, whether it be representations of medical practitioners in literature and art, or creative works written by medical people. The interdisciplinary nature of the subject invites work on cultural, economic and gender history, as well as literary, visual and performing arts. Plenary Speakers Michelle Faubert, Associate Professor of English, University of Manitoba and Visiting Fellow, Northumbria University; Prat

2 PhD candidates for the Project “Moving Animals: A History of Science, Media and Policy in the Twentieth Century””

Url:  https://www.academictransfer.com/nl/285287/2-phd-candidates-for-the-project-moving-animals-a-history-of-science-media-and-policy-in-the-twentieth-century/ Applicants are invited for a PhD position in the project “Moving Animals: A History of Science, Media and Policy in the Twentieth Century”. The project is funded by a NWO Vici grant awarded to the principal investigator, Raf De Bont. ‘Moving Animals’ will combine perspectives from the history of science, cultural history and environmental history, in order to analyze (1) the ways in which humans have gained (both scientific and ‘vernacular’) knowledge about animal movement, (2) how this movement has been represented in the media, (3) how animal mobilities have been actively managed and have become the object of governance. Research project The project ‘Moving Animals’ will study how the long-distance movement of wild animals has been understood, represented and managed in the course of the twentieth ce

CfP: Transatlantic museum mobilities: convergences of objects, people and ideas

 Proposals are now invited for the panel, ' Transatlantic museum mobilities: convergences of objects, people and ideas ' (AM01), at the RAI conference, 'Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present and Future,' to be held in London, June 4-7, 2020. Museums have been conceptualized as relational, "multi-sited, multi-authored, emergent entities" (Gosden and Larsen 2007). They are both sites and contexts where objects, people, and ideas converge and transverse. Museums, and their close relatives, worlds' fairs, may be considered the primary sites for the collection of anthropological objects, and for knowledge production and dissemination in the mid- to late-nineteenth century. The same period saw the rise of transatlantic exchanges between North America and Europe, through the embodied mobility of anthropologists, anthropological objects, texts, and displays. This session focuses on transatlantic mobilities that characteri

Fellowships Available 2020-2021 Academic Year

The Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine invites applications for fellowships in the history of science, technology and medicine, broadly construed. Opportunities include:  Short-term Research Fellowships Dissertation Fellowships NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship Fellows in Residence Research Fellowships for scholars of Medical Humanities from Brazil, India and South Africa The Consortium comprises 26 educational and cultural institutions using their exceptional resources to promote academic and public understanding of the history of science, technology and medicine. The Consortium offers rich opportunities for research. Taken together, its collections of rare books, manuscripts and artifacts are unparalleled in historical depth as well as breadth. The Consortium also provides a vibrant, challenging and collegial community. Fellows participate in public and scholarly events, as well as informal reading and writing groups, held at the Consortium’s

Partington Prize 2020 - deadline 31 December 2019

The Partington Prize 2020 The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry established the Partington Prize in memory of Professor James Riddick Partington, the Society’s first Chairman. It is awarded every three years for an original and unpublished essay on any aspect of the history of alchemy or chemistry. The prize consists of five hundred pounds (£500) if awarded to a single essay.  Alternatively, it may be divided, or not awarded at all.  The competition is open to anyone with a scholarly interest in the history of alchemy or chemistry who, by the closing date of 31 December 2019, has not reached 35 years of age, or if older is currently enrolled in a degree programme or has been awarded a master’s degree or PhD within the previous three years.  No restriction is placed on the nationality or country of residence of competitors.  Only one entry is permitted from any competitor.    The prize-winning essay will be published exclusively in the Society’s journa

Fellowships in the Center for Philosophy of Science, Pittsburgh

The Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for Fellowships supporting visits in the Center for a term or an academic year during the year 2020-2021.  For details, visit the Center Website,  www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr  and see: Postdoctoral Fellowship Visiting Fellowship The Center is pleased to announce that Nick Huggett will be the Senior Visiting Fellow for the academic year September 2020 - April 2021.  We encourage applications for Postdoctoral and Visiting Fellowships from scholars whose research intersects with Professor Huggett's.

Pictet Prize on the History of Pharmacology

The Societe de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle de Geneve (SPHN) is pleased to announce the launch of the International Marc-Auguste Pictet Prize 2020 on the History of Pharmacology The Prize rewards an outstanding contribution in History of Science (book or dissertation) in the specified topic, unpublished or published after 2016. It is dedicated preferably to a scholar still in an early stage of his career. The Prize is endowed with an amount of CHF 10’000. The prize is open to authors of all nationalities. The text, however, must be written in French or English. It should include a summary of no more than 4'000 words. The work should be received before November 4th, 2019 along with its summary and author's curriculum vitae, as electronic les to be uploaded on the url site:  https://vdgbox.ville- geneve.ch/index.php/s/ 8m5NmqFm85zraPL The applications will be reviewed by an international panel of experts in the fi eld of the 2020 Prize. The Prize will be

Call for history of science archives for digitisation

Jisc, in partnership with Wiley, are looking for UK university libraries and archives with collections on the history of science in Great Britain that they would like to digitise, at no cost to the holding institutions. The contributions will be part of a new major digital collection on the history of science, which will complement material from the archives of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) and contribute to the creation of a new one million pages digital collection on the history of science. Importantly, the new collection will test a new collaborative approach for the creation of a new history of science digital collection. The collection will support research, teaching and learning and will be  freely accessible in perpetuity to all Jisc members  without any access or platform charges. Once licences to the content have expired, the collection will be made available openly and authentication/password-free globally from the Wiley platform.