Mostrando entradas de octubre 25, 2020

Seminario on line: Jean Starobinski y la historia del cuerpo y de la mente

  Fecha: Miércoles 11 de noviembre de 2020 a las 18 horas Acceso a través del enlace: https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/ b51c0c39eecc4d84af0060ee1bced9 23 Organiza: Enric Novella (IILP-UV) Ya en vida, el crítico y ensayista ginebrino Jean Starobinski (1920-2019) fue honrado como "el último de los humanistas". Famoso sobre todo por sus escritos sobre la Ilustración y sus lecturas innovadoras de autores como Montaigne, Rousseau, Diderot, Baudelaire y Stendhal, también dejó un abundante conjunto de escritos sobre la historia del cuerpo y la medicina. Los especialistas conocían algunos de ellos, en particular su tesis doctoral de 1960 sobre la historia del tratamiento de la melancolía, que ha alcanzado un público más amplio desde que se publicó la compilación La tinta de la melancolía. El próximo miércoles 11 de noviembre de 2020 a las 18 h. el Instituto Interuniversitario López Piñero celebra el centenario de su nacimiento con la organización de un coloquio que reunirá a dos prestig

Call for Proposals: Journal for the History of Knowledge - Special Issue Fall 2022

  The Journal for the History of Knowledge includes an annual special issue, compiled by guest editors, which explores a theme central to the journal’s scope. We are currently accepting proposals for the Fall 2022 Special Issue. Proposals should contain the following: A description of the proposed theme (1500-2000 words) highlighting its significance for the history of knowledge A table of contents (typically 8-12 articles of 8000 words) Abstracts of the articles Two-page CVs of the editors; short biographies of the contributors An outline of the production process up to manuscript submission. All manuscripts must be submitted to the journal by  Summer 2021 . Please send your proposal to all three editors: Sven Dupré, Renée Schilling and Geert Somsen. Proposal deadline:  14 December 2020 Notification of acceptance:  before 26 February 2021 After submission, all manuscripts will go through a process of peer-review, author’s revisions, and copy-editing. JHoK is an Open Access journal, in

CfP: The Aesthetics of Pandemics

Deadline: 30 November 2020 Evental Aesthetics is an independent, double-blind peer-reviewed journal dedicated to philosophical and aesthetic intersections. The journal is open-access, and there are no publication fees. The editors seek submissions for a special issue in early 2021. The issue will be devoted to philosophical challenges and aesthetic responses to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to): ● Community responses to the exacerbation of inequalities (such as of race and gender) in the aftermath of the pandemic. ● The role of graphs and visual representations in fake science and conspiracy tales. ● Graphifications and voyeurisms of mortality. ● The visual appeal of empty cities under lockdown. ● The role of social media and the aesthetics of video conferencing. ● Substantive questions about possible future aesthetics—aesthetics of cities, etiquette norms, traditional art, art spaces, etc. ● Implications of seeing the human body in a publi

CfP: new edited book, Curriculum of the body and the school as clinic: Histories of public health and schooling, 1900-2020

We have provisional approval from a commercial press for an international edited book provisionally titled,  Curriculum of the body and the school as clinic: Histories of public health and schooling, 1900-2020 . The book’s focus is outlined below as well as our proposed timeline for author submissions. We welcome proposals for chapters that will be  6,000-8,000 words  in length. We particularly welcome submissions from: [1] Early and early-mid-career scholars, whether as sole, lead or co-author; and, [2] Scholars who have not previously published extensively in English.   Book Overview   Title:  Curriculum of the body and the school as clinic: Histories of public health and schooling, 1900-2020 This international edited collection employs the concept of the ‘curriculum of the body’ (Burns, Proctor & Weaver, 2020) to distinguish a set of educational technologies, schooling practices and school-based public health programmes that have been enacted on or through the body of children a

Call for Book Chapter Proposals - Gender, Equality and Development in Academia

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on  " Gender, Equality and Development in Academia"  for inclusion in a prospective volume edited by Dr Anuradha R. Tiwari and Tarakeshwar Gupta, GD Goenka University, India.  The United Nations state that women and girls constitute half of the population of the world, and thus half of its capacity as well. In addition to being a basic human right, gender equality is vital for the achievement of peaceful communities with maximum human potential and sustainable growth. According to the UN Secretary-General, Mr Antonio Guterres, the unresolved issues of our time, and the biggest human rights issue in our world, are achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls. Despite academia's formal status as gender-neutral, an imbalance of the number of male and female academics in universities and colleges are still observed globally. Women held 27.3% of Professor and equivalent faculty positions in India in 2018-2019, 36.8% of faculty

CfP: Conference 'Forensic Cultures' (Utrecht, 26-28 August 2021)

Organized by the ERC funded research project FORCE (Forensic Cultures in Europe, 1930-2000):  https://force. sites.uu.nl  and on Twitter: @ERC_FORCE This call for papers can also be found here:   https://force.sites.uu. nl/call-for-papers-conference- forensic-cultures/   26-28 August 2021 Department of History and Art History, Utrecht University In recent years research into the history of forensic science has expanded. In addition to institutional developments and advances in technology, increasingly the entanglements between legal frameworks, forensic institutes, technology and culture have been explored by historians and scholars from other disciplines (e.g. Burney and Hamlin 2019; Watson 2010 and 2020; Adam 2016 and 2020). These entanglements come together in the notion of ‘forensic cultures’, which may be defined as the theory and practice of forensic science, medicine and psychiatry as they come to the fore in specific locations such as the courtroom, the mortuary, textbooks of f

CfP: Special issue of Science & Education

“Why Trust Science and Science Education?” Public debates around issues such as climate change and vaccination have put into question the public trust in science (Oreskes, 2019). Some science education researchers have adopted positions that science is fundamentally shaped by ideology (Mackenzie, Good, & Brown, 2014). The emerging lines of research in science and science education have been based on claims that science suffers from a systematic bias through sexism, racism, capitalism, colonialism and other ideological interests. The methodological approaches such as ethnomethodology, deconstructionism and critical theory have mediated the propagation of such lines of research along with showcasing of historical case studies of misuse of and abuse by science in society.   In the broad context of social justice causes including efforts to combat structural racism and sexism, such framing of science as an oppressive endeavour would appear to garner support. Yet, the explanatory and pr

CfP: Wittgenstein and the Sciences

  Commemorating 100 years of   Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus   and celebrating Wittgenstein’s philosophy 70 years after his death, the June 2021 edition of Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science will feature a special issue on Wittgenstein and the Sciences: History and Philosophy of Science and Science Education. The aim is to discuss, from a Wittgensteinian point of view, the different approaches to the history and philosophy of science as well as science education. As we know, there are reflections on science, logic, and knowledge in Wittgenstein’s works such as  Tractatus ,   Philosophical Investigations , and   On Certainty . There are also more specific epistemological reflections in his writings on mathematics and psychology, and, of course, it is possible to think of sciences inspired by Wittgenstein’s perspective as important historians of science such as Kuhn and Shapin & Schaffer have demonstrated. We believe, therefore, that this issue dedi

CfP: EAHMH conference 'Faith, Medicine and Religion'

  Due to the ongoing pandemic,   the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health  will organize its biennial meeting (7-10 September 2021) on ‘Faith, Medicine and Religion’  in an online format  in cooperation with the  Research Group Cultural History since 1750  at KU Leuven. Faith and religion are part and parcel of the field of medicine and of healing practices. For in times of illness, we are in need of faith. We might express our faith in those who aim to heal us as we recognize and trust their ability to do so. In some settings, both today and in the past, such faith takes on explicit spiritual and religious meanings. It is performed through rituals and shaped by belief systems, shared (or not) between patients, doctors and other caregivers. In other settings, it is the belief in science or other concepts of medicine that drives patients’, caregivers’ and scientists’ search for cures and well-being. Moreover, outside the biomedical domain, hope for improvement dri

CfP: History and Foundations of Physics | Springer Book Series

MAIN AREAS/DISCIPLINES History of Physics; History and epistemology of science; Historical epistemology of science; Historiography of Physics/Mathematics; Foundations of Science; [Classical & Modern] Physics/Mathematics/Astronomy & related to Chemistry, Engineering, Applied Sciences & Technology RATIONALE, CONTENTS & CRITERIA Mainly : New essays in History of Physics ranging across the entire field and related in most instance to the works of Salvo D'Agostino, one of the main field's scholars since the second half of the past century.  All mechanisms are mechanisms of a phenomenon?  A phenomenon is an observable measurable fact, including data modelling, assumptions/laws. A mechanical phenomenon is associated to equilibrium/motion.  What about in thermodynamics, electromagnetism and modern physics with respect to the ideas within cultures and lives?  In the past, mechanics/mechanisms basically assumed planetary and terrestrial motions. Then, it devoted to unders

Just published: Complete Works of Voltaire, vol.29C: Précis du siècle de Louis XV (III)

  Complete Works of Voltaire , vol.29 C Voltaire,  Précis du siècle de Louis XV  (III) Histoire de la guerre de 1741  |  Appendix 5  |  General index Ed . Janet Godden and James Hanrahan Oxford, Voltaire Foundation, 2020 ISBN 978-0-7294-1226-1, hb, xxxvi+506 pp. ‘ This edition should make it possible to study these works in new ways and will substantially expand our understanding of Voltaire’s work as an historian. Bravo! ’ (John R. Iverson). The  Précis du siècle de Louis XV  is Voltaire’s vivid and engaging account of his own era. This third and final volume contains the full text of the  Histoire de la guerre de 1741 , a detailed account of the war of Austrian succession from the French perspective and written by Voltaire in his capacity of royal historiographer. The work was later partially subsumed into the  Précis  itself, and has rarely been edited as a separate text until now. Editorial notes help to place this work in the context of the later  Précis  and explain how Voltaire