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Call for Submission: 26th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

The Scientific Committee invites and encourages all symposia organisers to submit their symposia proposals for consideration and inclusion in the Scientific Programme. Instructions for symposia organisers Submission rules A symposium should be organized by at least two persons based in different countries. Each symposium proposal has to consist of  4 talks (proposals consisting of 3 or of  5 and more talks cannot be accepted). At least 3 of the talks should not include the organizers as authors. It is possible to organize a symposium consisting of more than 4 talks. In that case divide the symposium to parts consisting of 4 talks and submit each of these parts as a separate symposium proposal (each part must consist of 4 talks). Titles of parts of a symposium should be as follows: “Symposium_title - Part 1/number_of_parts”, “Symposium_title - Part 2/number_of_parts”, etc. In addition, write a number of parts of you symposium in the overall abstract of the symposium.

CfP: War, Medicine and Emotion (National Army Museum, London (1-2 April 2020)

We will be holding a Wellcome-funded two-day workshop on the history of war, medicine and emotion and related topics at the National Army Museum in London on 1-2 April 2020. The organisers are keen to have papers representing a broad chronological, geographical and disciplinary range. We would particularly welcome papers related to the following contexts: Civilians in war Surgery Race Gender Experience and reflection Imperialism Nationalism To be considered, please send an abstract of up to 200 words and a short bio to  surgeryandemotion@ roehampton.ac.uk  by 1 December 2019. Proposals for panels of three papers will also be considered. All papers should be 20 minutes long. The conference is organised by the University of Roehampton Surgery & Emotions project, generously supported by the Wellcome Trust. We also have funds available for a number of travel bursaries for PhD students and early career scholars. To apply for one of these bursaries, please incl

Call for abstracts : international conference “Measurement at the Crossroads 2020 - Measuring and Modeling”

Measurement at the Crossroads 2020 is an interdisciplinary conference that explores the philosophy and history of measurement. It aims at consolidating and developing the study of these topics, following the conferences in Bielefeld (2013), Cambridge (2015), and Paris (2018). The conference intends to promote the reflection on the foundations of measurement across the sciences from philosophical, historical and sociological points of view. In particular, it will aim to gather scholars from different disciplines to study within diverse perspectives the role of modeling in measurement, the use of measurement in modeling, and the way of demarcating the scope of these activities. In fact, measuring and modeling are fundamental activities for understanding both natural and human domains: through measurements we aim at acquiring objective and intersubjective information about the world; through models we are able to understa

CfP: Beloved Enemy. United Kingdom and Spain in the eighteenth century

Throughout the eighteenth century, relations between Spain and the United Kingdom were both complex and tense. Its territorial losses in the Indies and on the Iberian Peninsula itself at the hands of the British Crown were a huge moral blow and further evidence of the new role that Spain had begun to play on the international stage, now subordinated to France. The country did not only have to keep a close eye on the actions of its ally, which were always in its own interests, but also on Great Britain’s expansionist policy whose waves were already being felt on its coasts. Eighteenth-century French Europe was incapable of concealing the intense but fickle relations between Spain and Great Britain, from the moment that the Bourbons ascended to the throne until the demise of the Ancien Régime, after which these two former enemies set aside their differences to become allies during the Peninsula War. The intention here is not to analyse the complexity of foreign policy at

Collaborative PhD Studentship, History of Science/Medicine - University of Leeds

The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds is delighted to invite applications for a fully-funded collaborative PhD studentship in the history of science/medicine, supported by the AHRC through the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities. The successful applicant will be based in the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science at Leeds and supervised in conjunction with the project partner, the History of Advertising Trust . Please find a brief overview below, with further, detailed information about the topic and application process available here: https://wrocah.ac.uk/2020-cda- projects/ . Title: The “Appliance of Science”? Appeals to Medical and Scientific Expertise in British Advertising, 1930-1980 Supervisors: Dr James Stark and Dr Adrian Wilson , University of Leeds; Mr Alistair Moir, Archive Manager, History of Advertising Trust The project investigates the use of scientific and medical motifs in modern Brit

Crida seminaris CEHIC

El CEHIC està preparant un nou programa de seminaris per aquest curs acadèmic 2019-20.   Enguany,  els seminaris tindran dos formats ben diferenciats.  En primer lloc, continuarem amb els "Work in Progress", un  fòrum de discussió transversal on podeu presentar recerques en curs, noves idees per projectes, esborranys d'articles (que poden ser precirculats o no), qüestions historiogràfiques, etc. Està obert a membres i no membres del CEHIC interessats /des   en història de la ciència.  En segon lloc, busquem també propostes de "Seminaris Cehic", seminaris d'investigadors locals o estrangers consolidats que ens mostrin recerca puntera o noves idees historiogràfiques. Membres i no membres del Cehic poden proposar candidats també per aquesta modalitat que tindrà un pressupost limitat de despeses.  Els seminaris tindran lloc un   divendres al mes (de 13h a 14:30h) durant el curs acadèmic 2019-20 . Us adjuntem el calendari amb les dat

Cfp: Workshop --- Telling a different story: non-linear narratives in early modern history

Workshop title: Telling a different story: non-linear narratives in early modern history Organizers: Fabrizio Baldassarri & Matthias Roick Venue: ICUB-University of Bucharest Dates: March 19-20, 2020 Website: here  or here Invited Speakers: Francesco Barreca (Museo Galileo), Dominique Brancher (Basel University), Sabrina Ebbersmeyer (Copenhagen University), Christiane Frey (Humboldt University Berlin), Christia Mercer (Columbia University), Iolanda Ventura (University of Bologna) Deadline cfp: December 15th, 2019 CFP: The workshop is intended for scholars from different fields of early modern studies, who want to explore alternative paths in the narration of early modern culture. Rather than proceeding along well-trodden paths, non-linear narratives aim to shed new focus on the less well-known corners, and move in the more ‘secluded’ regions of the past. When applied to the writing of history, the idea of non-linear narratives invites, on the one ha

CfP: London Ancient Science Conference

 This is a call for papers for the 14 th   London Ancient Science Conference 2020.   The 14 th   London Ancient Science conference will be held at the Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, University of London from Monday, February 17 th   to Friday, February 21st    2020.   Abstracts of around 200 words should be sent to Prof. Andrew Gregory by 10th November. Decisions by mid November.   Papers are welcomed from established academics, postdocs and postgraduate students. Papers are welcomed on science in any ancient culture treated historically, philosophically, sociologically or technically. Science is construed quite broadly and may include epistemology, metaphysics and ontology relating to the natural world. Papers generally will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes for discussion though some papers may be invited to give longer presentations. This year the keynote speaker will be Prof. Dan Graham There will also be two panel sessions this

Premis TFM de la SCHCT

Premis Societat Catalana d’Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica per a treballs de màster d’història de la ciència amb orientació acadèmica i  orientació professional https://premis.iec.cat/premis/ premis_un.asp?id=23 https://premis.iec.cat/premis/ premis_un.asp?id=85

Call for thematic issue: HoST - Journal of History of Science and Technology

HoST - Journal of History of Science and Technology   is an open access, on-line peer-reviewed international journal devoted to the History of Science and Technology, published in English by a group of Portuguese research institutions and De Gruyter/Sciendo ( https://content.sciendo.com/ view/journals/host/host- overview.xml ). HoST encourages submissions of original historical research exploring the cultural, social and political dimensions of science, technology, and medicine (STM), both from a local and a global perspective. Past thematic issues have dealt with topics as diverse as circulation, communication of science and the relation between science and politics. Future issues might deal with both established and emerging areas of scholarship. The editors of  HoST are looking for proposals for two thematic issues to be published in 2021 ( HoST volume 15, issues 1 and 2). Each thematic issue should be prepared by a guest editor and include four research papers. Proposals

2 Research Grants. British Society for the History of Pharmacy

BURNBY MEMORIAL BURSARY 2019 Applications are open for researchers to apply for the   B urnby Memorial Bursary ,  awarded in memory of Dr. Juanita Burnby, pharmacist and former president of the   British Society for the History of Pharmacy (BSHP) . The BSHP offer a Bursary of £500 annually to a student at, or associated with, a School of Pharmacy or other higher educational establishment. The winner of the Bursary will undertake to give a 20 minute presentation at the Annual Spring Conference of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy.  This must be based on a piece of original work on a topic on the History of British Pharmacy.  The Conference will be held on 29 - 31 March 2019 in Portsmouth. An intending applicant for the Bursary should complete an application form (available online or from the BSHP Honorary Secretary) which asks for details of the applicant, together with a brief description of the topic on which the presentation is to be made. Applic

Professorship for Philosophy at Bergische Universität Wuppertal

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Research (IZWT) at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal is seeking a University Professor of Philosophy Pay scale group: W 2 State Remuneration Act (LBesG) NRW (pursuant to section 36 Higher Education Act (HG) NRW) to start in October 2020. In the framework of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Research and its strong research context the well- equipped position has a constitutive role. The professorship is located in the field of philosophy and autonomously covers the entire systematic and historic breadth of the subject. The position focuses on the philosophy of science and/or theory of science. The tasks associated with the professorship include active engagement in the IZWT, in particular the ability to combine philosophical, historical, and sociological perspectives in science and technology studies. The holder of this position is expected to be able to further develop the existing research and

CfP: 7th René Descartes Lectures: Philip Kitcher on Progress in Science, Mathematics, and Values

Url: https://descarteslectures2020. wordpress.com/ Every other year, a distinguished philosopher visits Tilburg University and the Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) to present the René Descartes Lectures. It is a great pleasure to announce that Professor Philip Kitcher (Columbia University in the City of New York) will deliver the 2020 Descartes lectures on the topic:  Pragmatic Naturalism: Progress in Science, Mathematics, and Values . Professors Michela Massimi (Edinburgh), Cheryl Misak (Toronto), and James Conant (Chicago/Leipzig) will provide commentaries on each one of Professor Kitcher’s three lectures. Concurrently with the lectures, we will host a workshop on the topic of the lectures. For this workshop, we invite submissions in the form of extended abstracts (about 500 words) by April 30, 2020. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to: - The nature and possibility of progress in science, mathematics, or ethics - Theorie

Turriano ICOHTEC Prize

The Turriano ICOHTEC Prize is an Early Career Prize for Books on the history of technology, sponsored by the  Juanelo Turriano Foundation  and consists of 2,500 Euro. The prize-winning book will be presented and discussed at a special session of the next ICOHTEC symposium, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, from 13-17 July 2020 ( http://www.icohtec.org/w- annual-meeting/katowice-2019/ ) . An additional 500 Euro is available to the winner in support of travelling to the conference to receive the prize. ICOHTEC, the International Committee for the History of Technology, is interested in the history of technology, focusing on technological development as well as its relationship to science, society, economy, culture and the environment. The history of technology covers all periods of human history and all populated areas. There is no limitation as to theoretical or methodological approaches. Eligible for the prize are original book-length works in any of the official ICOHTEC la