Mostrando entradas de diciembre 15, 2019

Disponibles los vídeos del seminario Reformas sanitarias en Brasil y países del sur de Europa en el siglo XX

Ya están disponibles  los vídeos de las intervenciones  del «II Seminario Internacional del Colegio Doctoral Tordesillas de Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia: Reformas sanitarias en Brasil y países del sur de Europa en el siglo XX», organizado por el Instituto Interuniversitario López Piñero con la colaboración de la Societat Catalana d’Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica y el Colegio Doctoral Tordesillas de Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia.  Este fue su programa científico: 14 de noviembre de 2019 16:00-16:15 Presentación del seminario.  Maria Pastor Valero . Directora de Área de Doctorado Internacional. Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche. Coordinadora del Colegio Doctoral Tordesillas de Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia. Enrique Perdiguero Gil . Director de la sede de la Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche del Instituto Interuniversitario López Piñero de Estudios Históricos y Sociales, sobre ciencia, tecnología, medicina y medio ambiente 16:15-

Call for Abstracts, ‘The Making of the Humanities IX’, 21-23 September, 2020

The Making of the Humanities conferences bring together scholars and historians interested in the history of a wide variety of disciplines, including archaeology, art history, historiography, linguistics, literary studies, media studies, musicology, and philology, tracing these fields from their earliest developments to the modern day. We welcome panels and papers on any period or region. We are especially interested in work that transcends the history of specific humanities disciplines by comparing scholarly practices across disciplines and civilisations. Keynote Speakers : Vincent Brown (Harvard University) Cristina Dondi (Oxford University) Maribel Fierro (CCHS-CSIC Madrid ) Deadline for abstracts: 7 May 2020 For further information and submissions: http://www. historyofhumanities.org/2019/ 12/13/call-for-papers-and- panels-the-making-of-the- humanities-ix/

Contractes Juan de la Cierva 2019-2020 -Institut Interuniversitari López Piñero

El grup ERI “Història de la Ciència, Medicina i Tecnologia” de la Universitat de València integrat a l’Institut Interuniversitari López Piñero (UJI-UMH-UV) participarà enguany a la convocatòria de contractes   Juan de la Cierva - formació  i   Juan de la Cierva - incorporació .  Les  característiques d’aquests contractes són disponibles: https://www.fecyt.es/es/ convocatoria/7298  [Formació]  h ttps://www.boe.es/diario_boe/ txt.php?id=BOE-B-2019-53279 https://www.fecyt.es/es/ convocatoria/7299  [ Incorporació] https://www.boe.es/diario_boe/ txt.php?id=BOE-B-2019-53281 Més detalls:  http://links.uv.es/ QF7iFbQ Les persones interessades a demanar aquests contractes amb el grup HCMT hauran d’incloure la documentació indicada a la pàgina anterior una vegada oberta la convocatòria el proper dia 18 de desembre. Caldrà enviar a la direcció de l’IILP ( bertomeu@uv.es ,  m.carmen. ric

Postdoctoral position at the Centre d’Història de la Ciència (CEHIC)

The Centre d’Història de la Ciència (CEHIC), at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), seeks potential candidates for a 3-year postdoctoral position of the programme “Juan de la Cierva-incorporación 2019” .  The position is co-funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades, and the “ICREA-Acadèmia award 2018”, obtained by Professor Agustí Nieto-Galan. The selected candidate will work with Dr. Nieto-Galan on some aspects of the project: “Chemopolis: The City of Chemistry in the Twentieth Century”, which is an attempt to build up a new big picture of chemistry in the twentieth-century at a European level. It includes, among other topics: cosmopolitanism; popular chemistry; toxics, experts and users; pure-applied dichotomies; chemists as intellectuals in democratic and dictatorial regimes;

CfP: "Popular science in twentieth-century dictatorships" (for BSHS Annual Conference, Aberystwyth, July 2020)

Symposium proposal for the BSHS Annual Conference 2020,  July 8 – 12, 2020, Aberystwyth University T he role of popular science in dictatorial regimes, in the “age of extremes” – as historian Eric Hobsbawn defined the century-, deserves further investigation. In dictatorial contexts, with top-down narratives and strictly controlled expert-lay circulation of science, or knowledge in transit – in Secordian terms-, the role of potential audiences for science is highly problematic. Official records, censored media, ministries of propaganda, pro-regime exhibitions, and all sort of communication strategies seem to be monopolized by the elites in power giving no voice to the citizens and audiences at large. In these regimes science in its popular version has played an important role in terms of political propaganda as part of an ideological

Four-year PhD Scholarship on Foundations of Animal Sentience, apply by 10 January

The Foundations of Animal Sentience project (ASENT), a five-year ERC-funded project led by Dr Jonathan Birch, aims to study the methodological foundations of animal sentience research and the link between sentience and animal welfare. The project seeks to recruit one PhD student . The student will contribute to the project either by exploring the methodological foundations of animal sentience research, or by investigating the pathway from animal sentience research to consequences for animal welfare legislation and policy and/or animal ethics. The student should have an excellent undergraduate degree and a completed Masters degree in philosophy or another relevant subject, such as comparative psychology, cognitive science, or animal welfare science. The primary supervisor of the PhD project will be Dr Jonathan Birch. If you have any questions or want to know more about the project, please write to Jonathan at j.birch2@lse.ac.uk . The successful applicant will r

CfP "How Disciplines Interact" (UvA 7-8 May 2020)

The Vossius Center at the University of Amsterdam will host a two-day workshop on 7-8 May 2020, entitled “How Disciplines Interact”.* Format of the workshop Historians of the sciences and the humanities have described many interactions between disciplines. One frequently occurring form of interaction concerns the transfer of knowledge across disciplinary boundaries. Examples include the influence of modern historical thinking on geology, the influx of physicists in molecular biology, or the use of the linguistic notion of grammar in computer science. The purpose of this workshop is to grasp this phenomenon of knowledge transfer in a systematic way, in order to answer general questions such as: Why and how do disciplines borrow knowledge from one another? Under what conditions has knowledge transfer been (un)successful in the past? And what light, if at all, do historical examples shed on current forms of (inter)disciplinarity?

Alternative Knowing Spaces – call for abstracts, 4S/EASST 2020

Alluding to the ‘end of the cognitive empire’ (De Sousa Santos), this open panel focuses on how alternative ways of knowing are practiced in a variety of disciplinary, cultural, regional and historical contexts. In the humanities and social sciences current research cultures are increasingly supplemented or amended by alternative epistemologies, questioning the dominance of propositional forms of knowing. In line with the agenda of this conference, these alternative ‘knowing spaces’ (Law) share an interest in the constitutive role of practices and things, in participatory and collaborative experiments that engage with matters of public concern, and in inclusivity with regard to the agencies and voices of the people involved in the generation of knowledge and understanding. What do ‘knowledge’ and ‘discursivity’ mean in these enhanced and performative epistemic cultures? And what consequences does this entail for the way people document, share and disseminate research? Throug

Final ERC Conference on the Microbiota in Bordeaux: Call for abstracts

http://erc-idem.cnrs.fr/ events/final-conference/ Recent research has shown that the microbiota can have a major impact on the physiology of the host, and potentially on its health and behavior. This final conference of the ERC-funded project “ Immunity, Development, and the Microbiota: Understanding the Continuous Construction of Biological Identity ” (P.I.: T. Pradeu) will gather biologists, medical doctors, and philosophers who investigate the nature of the host-microbiota crosstalk and its consequences for our understanding of biological individuality and identity. Invited speakers Thomas Bosch (Professor of General Zoology at Kiel University, Germany) Nadine Cerf-Bensussan (Director of Research INSERM, IMAGINE Institut and University Paris Descartes, France) Gérard Eberl (Professor of Immunology, Institut Pasteur, France) Ford Doolittle (Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Halifax, Canada) John Dupré (P

CfA: EASPLS2020, Dealing with Complexity in the Life Sciences, Sept 7-11, 2020, KLI, Austria

The European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS) consortium will hold its sixth biennial summer school on “Dealing with Complexity in the Life Sciences” at the Konrad Lorenz institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI) in Klosterneuburg near Vienna. Young scholars (PhD students and early post-doctoral researchers) in the history, philosophy and social studies of the biological, biomedical, and environmental sciences are invited to apply. The registration fee is €350. The summer school will cover lunches and the opening dinner at the KLI. Participants will take care of their own accommodation and travel expenses. For updates and more details see: https://www.kli.ac.at/en/event s/event_calendar/view/550 . Application Applications should be sent to the following email address: easpl...@kli.ac.at . Please send a single pdf file (labelled: LastName-Firstname-easpls2020. pdf ) containing: Letter of motivation (max 500 words) Title and Ab

CfP: 2nd Annual Conference of the DHST Commission onScience, Technology and Diplomacy

The last decade has seen increasing interest in the concept, practice, and history of science diplomacy in international affairs during the modern period. Such discussions and debates have been dominated by ‘Western’ perspectives, tending to focus on the agency, activities, and influence of actors from Europe and North America. Yet, the danger of treating the ‘Euro-American’ context and norms as defaults against which non-Western ones are measured can often implicitly underpin or reinforce problematic value-judgements, as Phalkey and Lam (2016) have argued in relation to the wider history of science, technology, and medicine.   Building on the global focus of the DHST Commission of Science, Technology and Diplomacy’s first conference in 2019, this conference will centre on Asia, emphasising the agency, activities, and influence of Asian actors within both the intra- and inter-regional contexts of what we call today science diplomacy. We wish to address a number of i