Mostrando entradas de marzo 8, 2020

CfP: Peste y pestilencias. Perspectivas transdisciplinarias y diacrónicas de la historia de la peste

La Asociación de Demografía Histórica, organiza conjuntamente con la red IN-HOPPE -International Network -Historical and osteoarchaeological Past Populations Exploration-, y el Grupo de Investigación de Historia de la Salud de la Universitat de les Illes Balears, un coloquio internacional, transdisciplinario y diacrónico sobre la historia de la peste desde la perspectiva de los avances recientes en historia, arqueología, epidemiología y biología molecular . La peste es una infección, a menudo irreversible, debida a la bacteria Yersinia pestis. Esta bacteria afecta a las poblaciones humanas y sus episodios a veces muy violentos han generado uno de los más temidos azotes en la Historia. En una acepción más amplia “peste” también señala toda forma de enfermedad contagiosa y altamente letal. En las fuentes medievales y modernas los términos “peste”, “pestilencia”, “contagio”, equivalen a epidemias, aunque estas no son necesariamente atribuibles a peste. Es por ello que

CfP: Materials and Time: An Anthology

Scholars from a wide spectrum of research fields are exploring the temporalities of materials, each from their own disciplinary perspective.  We invite texts of no more than 1000 words discussing the topic of ‘Materials and Time’ for a forthcoming transdisciplinary publication and workshop. How authors wish to interpret this topic is left open, but they should focus on a single material, however construed. We welcome contributions from any discipline. Aspects of time to consider might include:  lifetimes, lifecycles, use, trajectories, persistence, endurance, ageing  depletion, peak, criticality, erosion, alteration, degradation, conservation  re-use, remaining, recycling, returns, inheritances  birthdays and anniversaries, death, decline, rebirth genealogies, time travel ephemerality, regimes of temporality, mimetism  ages, epochs chronomarkers, signatures, records and measurements  Selected texts will be included in an anthology publication on this broad topi

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: New Mechanism, Reduction and Emergence in Physics, Chemistry and Biology | University of Lisbon, 15-16 September 2020

New Mechanism, Reduction and Emergence in Physics, Chemistry and Biology   University of Lisbon, 15-16 September 2020   Deadline for submissions: 31th May 2020   Invited Speakers   Bill Bechtel, UC San Diego Brigitte Falkenburg, Technische Universität Dortmund Robin Hendry, Durhan University Phyllis Illari, UCL Alvaro Moreno, IAS-Research   Conference theme and call for abstracts   This conference addresses the epistemological and ontological significance as well as the scope of new mechanism and, in particular, its relationship with the topics of reduction and emergence in the physical, chemical and biological sciences. As it is well known, new mechanism was elaborated to overcome the limits of the neo-positivist philosophy of science and, in particular, the nomological model of scientific explanation. Still, it is also true that new mechanism is supposed to be new vis-à-vis the classical atomistic mechanism from the XVII c

CfP: Pregnancy, Poverty and Health Workshop

The Centre for the History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) Glasgow, is organizing a workshop around the theme 'Pregnancy, Poverty and Health' in July 2020. Please find attached a call for papers. We warmly in invite researchers and academics from the social sciences and health humanities submit abstracts, but we would also like to invite practitioners working in low income communities to contribute. As 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, related papers would be particularly welcome. Women living in poverty have always suffered greater health risks during pregnancy than their wealthier counterparts. Even in western countries where vast amounts of money are spent on healthcare, birth outcomes tend to be poorer in low-income communities than in wealthier neighbourhoods. Poor women are also less likely (or less able) to fully engage with the available healthcare. Yet despite these longstanding challenges, we understand little about women’s pregnancy exp

Call for proposals: Technologies of Disability workshop, London 2-3 June 2020

Born within a decade of each other, pioneering art historian Aby Warburg and pharmaceutical entrepreneur Sir Henry Wellcome had bold visions for the material and visual study of culture and science. While Warburg was exploring alternatives to stylistic accounts of art through his “laboratory” of a growing library and photo archive, Wellcome was amassing one of the most diverse collections devoted to the history of health. Today, their research communities continue to care for these legacies with a critical eye to their conceptual premises and contested histories.    This two-day workshop juxtaposes Warburg’s anthropological thought and his theories on tools or devices ( Gerät ) developed against the backdrop of the First World War, with Wellcome’s simultaneous collecting of medieval and early modern technologies of disability. Ranging from surgical tools to clappers owned by sufferers of leprosy, from  materia medica  manuscripts to experiments in metal prosthesis

Postdoc and Two PhD Positions at Maastricht University: Oil Industry, Resource Scarcity, and Alternative Energy in the Long 1970s

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University is hiring two PhDs and one postdoc (four-year appointments) for an NWO-funded project on the history of the oil industry, resource scarcity, and alternative energy in the long 1970s. One PhD will look at the oil industry’s involvement with nuclear energy, the other solar energy. The postdoc will focus on resource scarcity forecasting techniques and oil actors’ participation in global debates about resource scarcity and environmentalism. Ads for the positions are available here: https://www.academictransfer. com/nl/290458/postdoctoral- researcher-managing-scarcity- at-the-faculty-of-arts-and- social-sciences-history- department-maastricht- university-1-fte-48-months/ https://www.academictransfer. com/nl/290460/phd-candidate- managing-scarcity-at-the- faculty-of-arts-and-social- sciences-department-of- history-maastricht-university- 10fte-4-years/ For more information about these positions or the proje

Exposició "La darrera pesta d'Europa"

Amb motiu de "1820, l'Any de la Pesta" tindrà lloc l'exposició "La darrera pesta d'Europa: La pesta de 1820 al Llevant de Mallorca". Aquesta exposició s'exhibirà en els municipis afectats, altres poblacions i diversos centres sanitaris i educatius al llarg de l'any 2020.
Submission Deadline 20 March 2020 Mathematical Cultures & Practices XI St Andrews, Scotland, 8-10 July 2020, Satellite Meeting of the BSHM-CSHPM/SCHPM meeting "People, Places, Practices"  https://www.math.uni-hamburg.d e/spag/ml/MathCultPracXI/ KEYNOTE SPEAKERS.    David Abrahams, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, England.    Jessica Bradford, Science Museum Group, London, England.    Nina Engelhardt, University of Stuttgart, Germany.    Christian Greiffenhagen, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong,    China.    Matthew Inglis, Loughborough University, England.    Alice Jenkins, University of Glasgow, Scotland.    Mikkel Willum Johansen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.    Norbert Schappacher, Institut de Recherche Mathematique Avancee,    Strasbourg, France. This meeting stands in the tradition of an informal series of meetings of scholars interested in cultural aspects of mathematical research practice, attracting a community of schola

BSHM Undergraduate Essay Prize

As every year, so this year too the BSHM is happy to announce a call for submissions for its Undergraduate Essay Prize. Please share widely with your students.  The essay may be on any topic within the history of mathematics and should be no more than 2500 words in length (excluding references). The competition is open to any person who is enrolled as an undergraduate in a UK or Irish university during the academic year 2019-2020. The value of the prize will be £100, plus free membership of the Society for three years . Details about how to enter can be found on the Society website. The deadline for receipt of submissions is the 1 st July 2020 . https://www.bshm.ac.uk/ undergraduate-essay-prize

Two predoctoral fellowships in Research Group Visualizing Science in Media Revolutions, Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History

The Max Planck Research Group, based at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, has been formed to examine how scientific practitioners visualize their ideas, illustrate their working methods and communicate their observations, with a specific focus on the early modern period. We are especially interested in the impact that new media have on processes of visualization and whether or not changes in these processes reflect new ways of thinking. A new visual culture emerged in the early modern period by those in pursuit of knowledge due to a variety of reasons. These included: new media (as a result of the printing press); new instruments for observing the world (such as telescopes and microscopes); and new ways of thinking about nature and the world. By comparing media, tools, and modes of communication in different fields of early modern science, such as medicine, architecture, astronomy, and mathematics, the members of this research group will investigate the impact of new m

S.H.O.T.: The Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Technology, application deadline 15 April 2020

The Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Technology honors the contribution of Brooke Hindle to the work of the Society for the History of Technology. The Fellowship, made possible thanks to the great generosity of his family, is for $10,000 and may be used, as further detailed below, for any purpose connected with research or writing in the history of technology for a period of not less than three months during the calendar year following the award . Applicants must hold a doctorate in the history of technology or a related field. The doctorate can be awarded no more than four years before the application deadline, and no later than nine months after the application deadline. (Applicants who graduated more than four years before the deadline but have extenuating circumstances, such as family commitments, may apply at the discretion of the committee chair.) Other awards may be held in conjunction with the Fellowship. The proposal must be in a fie

2 PhD studentships in Philosophy of Biology (Hannover/Paris)

The GenDar project (Hannover/Paris) invites applications for two positions as Research Assistant (m/f/d) (Doctoral Candidate in Philosophy of Science) starting May 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter. The positions are limited in duration to three years. One position is based at the Institut für Philosophie, Leibniz  Universität Hannover, Germany, the other at the Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France. The GenDar project:  The research project “ The Explanatory Scope of Generalized Darwinism: Towards Criteria for Evolutionary Explanations Outside Biology ” is funded jointly by the Deutsche  Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR). The project consists of two research teams, one in Hannover and one in Paris, and is jointly lead by Thomas Reydon (Hannover) and Philippe Huneman (Paris). The overarching objective of the project is to achieve clarity o
The Chair of Philosophy of Science under the direction of Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann seeks applications for two 3-year postdoctoral positions. We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in at least one of the following fields: general philosophy of science, philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of statistics, formal epistemology, formal philosophy of science, social epistemology, philosophy and psychology of reasoning and argumentation, agent-based modeling in philosophy, and decision theory.  Application deadline: March 31 2020  For more information and details see: https://www.mcmp.philosophie. uni-muenchen.de/news/post_doc_ 2020/index.htm

PhD Opportunity, Project „Sensitive Provenances – Human Remains from Colonial Contexts in the Collections of the University of Göttingen“ (2020-2023)

The Zentrale Kustodie/Centre for Collection Development at the Georg-August-University Göttingen is looking to fill a Doctoral Research Position (all genders welcome) The position should be filled by 1st July 2020 with a limited contract of 3 years. The position will be remunerated at the TV-L 13 level (in accordance with the German public sector pay scale), employment: 65 % (currently 25,87 hours per week). The project „Sensitive Provenances – Human Remains from Colonial Contexts in the Collections of the University of Göttingen“ (2020-2023), which is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, will focus on two academic collections of human remains at the University of Göttingen. A first investigation revealed that many of the remains originated from the former German colonies in Africa and Oceania. The project will examine the provenance of the remains in regard to their origin, the circumstances of acquisition, their transfer to Europe and their transformation to "ep