Mostrando entradas de diciembre 13, 2020

CfP: Impacto COVID19 en la Mujer

La revista ofrece una tribuna de difusión de trabajos científicos y académicos que aborden una visión interdisciplinaria de la salud de las mujeres tanto desde las ciencias de la salud como desde las ciencias sociales y con una prespectiva feminista, así como aquellos trabajos que contemplen las relaciones éticas y comunicativas entre el ámbito sanitario y la sociedad. La revista MUSAS: Revista de Investigación en Mujer, Salud y Sociedad abre un nuevo " Call for Papers " para publicar trabajos científicos sobre el impacto de la Covid19 en la Mujer, tanto en la salud como sus repercusiones sociales. Abierto plazo para el envío de trabajos hasta el 15 de junio de 2021

CfP: The Human Body in the Arts - online conference

  Institution: University of Bucharest, the  Department of Ancient History, Archaeology and History of Art, Faculty of History Accepted languages : English, French, Romanian. Submission of abstracts :  January 30, 2021.    No more than 300 words to be submitted at the e-mail address:  departament.antica@istorie.unibuc.ro . The abstract should also feature: the title of the presentation, the name and academic title of the author(s) and their home institution(s), and 3-5 keywords. Announcement of accepted proposals :  February 15, 2021 Conference :  March 5-6, 2021  -  Duration of each presentation: 20 minutes  Full paper submission for proceedings :  May 15, 2021 Topics:  The representation of the human body is a major theme in the history of the arts. Subjected to restrictions and canons, or freed from inhibitions, a mirroring of social standards and aesthetic aspirations, the human figure become one of the foremost preoccupations of   artists, from prehistory, and up to the modern era

CfA: Rethinking History in the Anthropocene

  Rethinking History in the Anthropocene   Special Meeting of the History of Knowledge Seminar Series @ Utrecht University      *This symposium is part of the History of Knowledge Seminar Series @ Utrecht University, organized by Lukas Verburgt and Elske de Waal with support of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Descartes Centre. The aim of the series is to collectively explore the past, present and future of the new field of the history of knowledge*     Date:  Thursday 11 February 2021   Time: 9:15-17:30 (UTC+1)   Location: Online (Microsoft Teams)      Keynotes:    > Prof.  Jürgen Renn  (MPIWG, Berlin) (10:45-12:15 UTC+1)   > Prof.  Deborah Coen  (Yale University) (16:00-17:30 UTC+1)          Since the year 2000, the Anthropocene concept has affected debates in almost every academic discipline, both within the humanities and social sciences, and has rapidly developed into an inter- and transdisciplinary object of research. At the same time, it h

BSPS 2021 Annual Conference: Call for Symposia

  Submission is now open for proposals for symposia to be presented at the BSPS 2021 Annual Conference in Kent on 7–9 July 2021.   The deadline for submitting symposium proposals is 25 January 2021 . Overview A symposium should involve several presenters, typically 3-4, organised around a topic of interest. Symposia may be on any topic in the philosophy of science. A maximum of 90 minutes of space on the programme will be allocated to successful symposia. The symposia will be selected by the BSPS committee. The committee will strive for quality, variety, innovation, and diversity on the programme; ideally the programme will reflect the full range of current work in the philosophy of science. Symposia that make connections with, or include, working scientists are warmly invited. We will not be considering ‘Author Meets Critics’ sessions, but topical sessions that build upon recently published books are acceptable.   Instructions Proposals must include sufficient supporting material to p

CfP "Fire Management in the Early Modern Age" (Neuchâtel)

  16-17 September 2021 Université de Neuchâtel In the early modern age, the question of fire management was central to the evolution of scientific practices, including applied physics and chemistry, but also to the development of technology, especially in fields where the transformation of matter through heating played a central role, such as artisanal practices (brewing, glasswork, ferrous metallurgy) and cooking. In the technological sphere, the question of fire management was closely related to economic issues, since the technical organization of households, laboratories and manufactures had to comply with the management of material resources (materials, fuel) and the rationalization of time and labor (reducing the waste while enhancing productivity). The aim of the workshop F ire Management in the Early Modern Age: Knowledge, Technology, Economy  is to reflect on the question of fire management in the period 1600-1800, along the lines of inquiry described below. a. The knowledge of

CfP: Conference of the Digital Humanities Association of Nigeria (ICDHAN-2019)

T he 1st International Conference of the Digital Humanities Association of Nigeria (ICDHAN-2019), which is a post-Lagos Summer School in Digital Humanities2021 event, is poised at bridging the gap in digital humanities scholarship in Africa by providing scholars in the world and Africa with scholarly opportunities to discuss and interrogate different areas of DH scholarship as it touches the theme of the conference which is “ Technology, Cultures, Politics and Social Re-Engineering: Reconfiguring the Human Sciences in the Age of Digital Revolution ” Themes & Sub-themes Human Sciences and Technology Digital literacies and culture African Cultures in the Age of Technology Discourse, Communication and Smart Cities Digitisation of Cultural Artifacts/Digital Archival Digital Scholarship & Library Sciences Knowledge-based Society and Human Sciences Indigenous Languages & Digital Technology Technology & Entrepreneurial Promotion Digital Technology & Social Capital Identity

Publicació: Miquel Carandell The Orce Man. Controversy, Media and Politics in Human Origins Research

Author:   Miquel Carandell Baruzzi In  The Orce Man: Controversy, Media and Politics in Human Origins Research , Miquel Carandell presents a thrilling story of a controversy on an Spanish “First European” that involved scientists, politicians and newspapers. In the early 1980s, with Spanish democracy in its beginnings, the Orce bone was transformed from a famous human ancestor to an apparently ridiculous donkey remain. With a chronological narrative, this book is not centered on whether the bone was human or not, but on the circumstances that made a certain claim credible or not, from both the scientific community and the general public. Carandell’s analysis draws on the thin line that separates success from failure and the role of media and politics in the controversy. Url:  https://brill.com/view/title/54320

CfP: Memory Full? Deadline: 2 Feb 2021

Annual Design History Society Conference Deadline: 02 February 2021 Memory Full? Reimagining the Relations between Design and History 2-4 September 2021 | FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel, Switzerland One of the core questions of the Call for Papers when it was originally published in late 2019 was “How can the memory of design be interpreted, shared, mined or performed?”. Despite the enthusiastic response to the call, with over 250 applications received, the conference was postponed and rethought in the wake of the 2020 pandemic outbreak and the attendant rapid reconfiguration of social space. The question gained a renewed urgency in the light of the global wave of indignation that followed the latest string of deaths at the hands of law enforcement in the United States, and the subsequent calls for action to unearth, understand, and disarm the deep histories of violently acquired hegemony. The convenor team acknowledges that the events of 2020 had a palpable impact on the academ

CfA: Nature in German Idealism

  German Idealism has commonly been conceived as a period in the history of ideas in which the structure of mind is converted into the grounding principle of reality and nature. This assessment has a twofold consequence. On one hand, the philosophy of the period has been praised for its contributions to our understanding of multiple expressions of human rationality such as morality, history, art, religion, society and politics. On the other hand, it has been heavily criticized for its speculative character alien to the standards of scientific practice. As a consequence, the philosophy of nature developed at the time has been dismissed as a piece of dogmatic metaphysics of little philosophical and scientific interest. However, recent studies have contributed to call this assessment into question. It has been argued that the philosophy of nature of the period contributed to later scientific discoveries, especially in the field of electromagnetism and chemistry (Friedman 2007, 2013), to t

CfP: Workshop: Marriages, Couples, and the Making of Mathematical Careers, April 29-30 2021

  We are pleased to invite proposals for presentations at an online workshop to be held 29–30 April 2021 on the topic of Marriages, Couples, and the Making of Mathematical Careers. This workshop proposes to explore the role of marriage and other domestic partnerships in the lived practice and constructed memory of mathematics. Though mathematicians are often imagined as the quintessential solitary researchers, many have managed the daily routines of a mathematical career through partnership with a spouse who was intimately involved in their working life or the posthumous construction of their legacy. Whilst marriage is certainly not the unique social form such collaboration can take, it does offer an especially clear window on the unstable boundaries dividing labour into the intellectual and the domestic, the masculinized and the feminized, the credited and the unacknowledged. We welcome proposals exploring any aspect of intimate partnerships in the history of mathematics. We are espec

PostDoctoral Position on Science, Technology and Gender Studies, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg

The Chair for Science, Technology, and Gender Studies (STGS) at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg will be established on 1 January 2021. Being highly interdisciplinary, the chair is unique within the German academic system. We think across the traditional divide between the social sciences and humanities on one side and the natural sciences and engineering on the other. Our aim is to identify what has been historically taken for granted as legitimate model of knowledge; make visible the sociocultural and gender aspects of technoscience that are often hidden; engage in the design process of technoscience in a collaborative and cooperative manner; extend our agenda to science policy and science diplomacy. Overall, the STGS stands at the crossroad of Science and Technology Studies, Gender Science Studies, Transnational History of Science, and the emerging Diplomatic Studies of Science. To support and develop the chair’s research projects we seek an outstanding female

2021/22 Heinrich Hertz Fellowships in History and Philosophy of Physics (Bonn, Germany)

  The Heinrich Hertz Fellowship in History and Philosophy of physics is designed to allow graduate students (typically PhD students but Master students can also apply) and early-career postdoctoral scholars to spend either half of or a full academic year at the University of Bonn to work on any topic in the history and philosophy of physics. They have no formal duties apart from following their own research agenda and interacting with the other historians and philosophers of physics in Bonn [  https://www.history-and- philosophy-of-physics.com/  ]. Hertz fellows are provided with: A (possibly shared) office in the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Bonn.  Reimbursement of all travel and visa costs to come to Bonn.  A monthly stipend of 2500 Euros to cover accommodation and maintenance during the stay in Bonn. Stipends are not generally taxable in Germany. Fellows have to show that they have sufficient (travel) health insurance for their stay in Bonn.  Reimbursements of some c

Collaborative PhD Studentship 'Maritime Migrations: Transfers and Displacements in Britain’s and Australia’s Nineteenth-century Exchange'

University Bristol/University of Southampton/SS Great Britain Trust/AHRC Collaborative   PhD studentship:               Maritime Migrations: Transfers and Displacements in Britain’s and Australia’s Nineteenth-century Exchange  Application deadline: Monday 25 th  January 2021 This project examines the role played by empires, oceans, and trans-national maritime networks in laying the foundations for modern processes of globalisation, deploying a range of methods and approaches from within and beyond the discipline of History. The student will examine how intersections between maritime networks, markets and states shaped migratory transfers and displacements between Britain and Australia in the nineteenth century. Research will be grounded in the collections of the SS Great Britain Trust. The project seeks to overcome the ‘blue hole’ – the often absent factor of maritime forces – in our historical understanding of the ways in which populations, commodities, markets and ecosystems interact

Cambridge: Fellowship on science & civilisation in the ancient world

Lloyd-Dan David Research Fellowship at the Needham Research Institute and  Darwin College Cambridge http://www.nri.cam.ac.uk/ Lloyd_Dan_David_Fellowship. html The Needham Research Institute, 8 Sylvester Road, Cambridge CB3 9AF http://www.nri.cam.ac.uk Fixed Term: October 2021 for 3 years with the possibility of an extension for a further year Salary package, which may include allowances:  £27,200 - £30,000 Closing date: Sunday 31 January 2021 Applications are invited for a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship to work on the Comparative Study of any aspect of Science and Civilization in the Ancient World (defined as before 1000 AD). The successful applicant will be a member of the Needham Research Institute, a Research Fellow of Darwin College, and will be expected to play a full role in the intellectual life of the Institute and the College.