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CfP: Hidden Histories: Women and Science in the Twentieth Century

Virtual Conference Organizers: Dr Amelia Bonea (University of Heidelberg) & Dr Irina Nastasă-Matei (University of Bucharest) 7-8 May 2021 Submission deadline: 15 January 2021 The twentieth century has often been hailed as a period when women became important in science, but their participation in scientific inquiry and practice often remains buried, quite literally, in the footnotes of specialist publications and studies of the history of science. Even today, national statistics about women in science are not always easily available. The data that does exist suggests there is significant regional and cultural variation in how women engage with science globally. Recent UNESCO surveys, for example, point to a contrast between the former Soviet republics of Central Asia, where almost half of the researchers employed in science are female, and East, South and West Asia, where that proportion drops significantly to 23 percent or less. Similarly, in Eastern European countries female rese

CfP: Old Age Care in Times of Crisis, Past & Present

  Old Age Care in Times of Crisis, Past & Present Symposium 8-9 April 2021 Birkbeck & London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London   Rarely in recent history has a global event such as the current pandemic brought care for older people into sharper focus. Now, as in the past, many struggle physically and/or mentally, due to a range of bio-psycho-social factors. The provision of care for older people has involved a host of actors from international agencies and NGOs, national and local governments, charities, campaigners, medical and care professionals, and, of course, families and community networks. What has happened to these endeavours, and to old age care as a whole, in times of crisis? Does crisis bring change – for better or worse – in the practices, ideas, cultures, laws, and structures surrounding care for older people? In a two-day, cross-disciplinary symposium, we will consider how social care, medical treatment, and the rights of older people h

CfP: Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in Public Health

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in Public Health (ISSN 2474-1825, e-ISSN 2474-1833) is an interdisciplinary journal focusing on parks, recreation, and tourism’s impact on public health. Articles will share research and community models that focus on the relation between parks, recreation, and tourism and their impact on healthier lifestyles. The journal’s aim is to encourage researchers and practitioners to submit conceptual and/or applied papers related to municipal, state, and national parks and recreational and tourism services within the lens of public health. The source of manuscripts will be generated from researchers and professionals who have presented at the previous National Symposium: Parks and Recreation in Public Health. Subsequent sources will include national and international scholars and professionals. Papers can be submitted in a number of formats including: 1. Original Research: All manuscripts submitted as original research are limited to a maximum of 9,000 words. Au

Nuevo contenido HISTÓRICO publicado: nº 42-46 (1990-1994)

Ya puede consultar en la edición electrónica de Asclepio los contenidos  publicados en la revista en el período 1990-1994, números 42 a 46, con un  total de 147 nuevos documentos: http://asclepio.revistas.csic. es/index.php/asclepio/issue/ar chive El proceso de estos contenidos en formato electrónico ha sido posible gracias a un contrato para la promoción del empleo joven e implantación de la Garantía Juvenil en el marco del Programa Operativo Empleo Juvenil 2014-2020, iniciativa de Empleo Juvenil y el Fondo Social Europeo. Gracias por mantener el interés en nuestro trabajo. Edición Electrónica Revistas CSIC - Asclepio editor.revistas@csic.es asclepio.cchs@cchs.csic.es Asclepio http://asclepio.revistas.csic. es

CfP: #RecordCovid19: Historicizing Experiences of the Pandemic

For a new edited collection with De Gruyter based on the #RecordCovid19 Project we are inviting contributors to submit proposals historicizing the experience of the pandemic. We particularly seek chapters based around themes that emerge from the first-hand accounts submitted to #RecordCovid19 as well as wider research. Contributors will ideally come from a range of disciplines including history, sociology, political science, linguistics, and media studies. Interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome. Proposals should be inspired but not limited by the themes arising from the #RecordCovid19 Project. Proposals for chapters are welcome by early career scholars as well as established researchers alike. Final chapters should be around 4,500 – 5,000 words. Details of the #RecordCovid19 project can be found at: https://kristopherlovell.com/category/record-covid-19-project/     Proposal Deadline: 20 November 2020  For proposals accepted the final deadline for completed chapters: 1 Ma

CfP: Virtual workshop: Observing, sensing, detecting: Toward a multi-layered picture of the Universe from historical and epistemological perspectives

  During the 20th century and up to the recent outbreak of gravitational astronomy, the art of observing the cosmos has deeply changed both in terms of the concept of 'telescope' itself and in the variety of cosmic probes involved – in sensing light, for example, or in detecting cosmic particles or gravitational waves. The interface between novel research questions and the development of cutting-edge technologies has disclosed new windows on the visible and the invisible, the dark and bright side of the Universe, leading to multi-wave and ultimately to multi-messenger astronomy, and returning an increasingly composite and multifaceted picture of cosmic space. The workshop aims at bringing together a broad range of topics related to the history and epistemology of the new astronomies, as the evolution of experiments and research tools, the transition to Big science, the emergence of new research fields and of new forms of scientific collaboration, and the impact of these process

Postgraduate funding opportunities in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine at Cambridge, 2021-22

T he Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge is the largest of its kind in the UK, and has an unrivalled reputation for teaching and research. Staff have expertise in the history and philosophy of a wide range of sciences and of medicine. If you are interested in studying for an MPhil or PhD in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine at Cambridge, you will find everything you need to know about the Department, the courses, the academic staff < https://www.people.hps.cam. ac.uk/index >, and the application process on our website < https://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/ study/postgraduate >. The Department offers two MPhil options: an  MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine  < https://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/ study/postgraduate/mphil-hpsm > and an  MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society  < https://www.hms.hps.cam.ac. uk/ > (taught jointly with Social Anthropology and Sociology) as well as  the PhD  < https://www.hps.c

Funded PhD at the Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity

  Please see below an opportunity to apply for a funded PhD studentship at the Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity at the University of York (UK). https://www.york.ac.uk/ anthropocene-biodiversity/ Potential applicants should contact Sabine Clarke, who will be able to advise further. The timetable for recruitment is ·         Application deadline: Monday 11 January 2021 ·         Anticipated interview dates: February 2021 ·         Start date: October 2021 The funding will cover fees at UK rates for 4 years and a student stipend at the UKRI national minimum rate for 3.5 years (£15,560 per year for 2021/22). PhD in Statistics, computing and environmental knowledge in the 20th Century A PhD studentship is available to explore the contributions to environmental knowledge and innovations in farming made by applied scientists based at agricultural research stations in Britain and its colonies between 1920 and 1970. Statistics and computing became key tools for the study of ecolo