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CfP: XIX congreso internacional de la Asociación Española de Semiótica (AES) Cuerpo, sujeto y reflexión semiótica

Los días 21, 22 y 23 de abril de 2022, la Universidad de Granada acogerá el XIX Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Española de Semiótica con el objetivo de reflexionar, desde la semiótica, sobre los tres conceptos del título del Congreso: cuerpo , sujeto y reflexión semiótica . Hacen mención al hecho de que por el cuerpo, en tanto entidad biológica, pasan las percepciones y estímulos en los que se basa cualquier semiótica, pero también al postulado de la subjetividad como procesadora de la actividad semiótica. Se da entre cuerpo –todavía no sujeto- y sujeto, una mutua reflexividad, que precisamente la disciplina semiótica intenta a su vez explicar. Reflexionar sobre el cuerpo y la entidad sintiente, pensante, actuante con respecto a los demás entes del mundo, es indudablemente cometido de la semiótica, pero esto no lo puede llevar a cabo sin la colaboración de otras disciplinas científicas. La primera línea de trabajo que propone el congreso se ocupa del alcance teórico y aplicac

1ª circular del XX Coloquio Internacional de AEIHM: "Tecnología, ciencia y naturaleza en la historia de las mujeres"

En el mes de octubre de 2021, la AEIHM celebrará en la ciudad de Granada su XX Coloquio Internacional. Esperamos que la situación sanitaria haya mejorado para el otoño, pero si no es así, articularemos un modelo mixto presencial/virtual, para la celebración del coloquio. El tema monográfico del coloquio es “Tecnología, ciencia y naturaleza en la historia de las mujeres”, y el objetivo del mismo realizar una reflexión colectiva sobre la importancia de la relación entre la naturaleza y la feminidad. Este rasgo constituyente de muchas sociedades y civilizaciones históricas se ha construido a menudo en oposición a la idea de cultura, ciencia y tecnología. El feminismo ha sido pionero en el cuestionamiento de las visiones dicotómicas que asociaban a las mujeres con la naturaleza y a los hombres con la civilización. Por un lado, sabemos que las mujeres han contribuido a la cultura, al desarrollo de las ciencias, y que han dominado diversidad de tecnologías, tanto para alterar la naturaleza c

Call for Publications: The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems

  The first edition of the  Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems  is currently published by Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom in multiple formats: print, static electronic, and live electronic.   Palgrave Handbooks are intended to offer authoritative and up-to-date surveys of original research in a particular subject area, with essays giving critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates, as well as a foundation for future research. Commissioning is now underway and we expect the first chapters to be available online as early as the first quarter of 2021.  The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems  is edited by Dr Rajendra Baikady, Professor Sajid SM, Professor Jaroslaw Przeperski, Dr Varoshini Nadesan, Professor M Rezaul Islam, Professor Gao Jianguo and published by Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland. This project is part of Springer’s prestigious Major Reference Works publishing program known as SpringerReference. Titles are published online-first and th

CfP: Scientific Creativity in Transdisciplinary Thinking

Papers selected for a special issue on "Scientific Creativity in Transdisciplinary Thinking" will be submitted to the  Transdisciplinary Journal of Engineering and Science.  The aim of this special issue is to rethink the essential step of scientific creativity which is at stake in any theoretical approach. Can we reduce scientific creativity to a simple association of aesthetic and scientific experiences, to the superimposition of imagination and reason? To what extent is scientific creativity fundamental for the transdisciplinary methodology? How does it create a new way of thinking? These questions will inevitably bring us back to various notions arts, literature and science have in commun such as reality, logic, fiction, etc.  Subjects of interest include the following concepts/problems: ontological: reality, realness, fiction logical: axioms, hypotheses, paradoxes, objectivation/rhetoric  poetical: writing techniques, creation, representation (figures, formes, symbols) e

CfP: Art of Illness; history of medicine and bioethics

There is a long history of people faking medical conditions from women claiming pregnancy to avoid the death penalty, if for only a few weeks, to members of the military feigning health conditions or infirmity to leave service. The performative aspects of health conditions lend themselves to being reproduced: beggars pretend with bad breath and painted on sores to have “leprosy” or with a bandaged leg and crutches to be lame. When those elements are not correct, when the lame man can limp away without crutches, the public may doubt the person is ill, impaired, or in need of assistance.  There are also examples of unscrupulous family members that accuse a healthy person of being unhealthy for gain of property, inheritance, or profit. They might accuse a person who is weak in mental health of being mentally disabled, or an aging individual of not being capable of managing affairs, or a person in the prime of life with any number of health-related conditions. These accusations can cause d

call for session proposals on history of science in public for Science & You 2021

Science&You aims at mixing research and practice in science communication, popularization and engagement, and is the place to share innovative and ground-breaking topics, exchange best practices and lessons learned, and why not invent new ideas and create new partnerships! This is why, for all formats listed below, proposals from all perspectives are welcome. Whether you are a researcher in science communication, a researcher or professional of any field willing to share your experience in popularization and public engagement, a professional in a museum or a science center, a volunteer in an association running science workshops for children, a journalist writing about science subjects, a communications officer in a research laboratory... You are welcome to the conversation! The call for proposals is open until  February 19th , midnight (GMT +1). Submitted proposals will then be evaluated by Science&You's  Scientific Committee , which is composed of international experts in

CfP: 9th Annual University of Calgary Philosophy Graduate Conference

Trusting relationships between science and the public:  Locating problems and generating solution Dates of Conference: April 30 – May 1, 2021 Keynote: Naomi Scheman (Minnesota)   The central question of this conference will be “How can we constructively criticize science from a variety of perspectives, without further damaging public trust in science?”   Paper topics may include but are not limited to: general philosophy of science trust and criticism of science feminist philosophy of science indigenous criticisms of science intersectional criticisms of science social epistemology environmental ethics   Submissions of papers of up to 3000 words (not including abstract or bibliography, but including footnotes/endnotes), prepared for blind review and suitable for a 20-minute presentation should be submitted:  https://easychair. org/conferences/?conf=ucpgsa90   Organizers especially encourage submissions from members of marginalized groups.   Deadline for Submission: March 1st, 2021 Platf

CfP RGS-IBG 2021: Historical geographies of environmental futures

Elliot Honeybun-Arnolda (University of East Anglia) and Martin Mahony (University of East Anglia)   ‘The future’ has recently risen to new prominence in geographical, historical and cultural inquiry. In geography, attention has focused on how threats to liberal-democratic forms of life are anticipated and acted upon (Anderson 2010), on the politics of expertise in the construction and definition of knowable futures (Derrickson and MacKinnon 2015; Lave 2015; Kurniawan and Kundurpi 2019), and on the role of geographical scholarship in richly imagining alternative futures in a period of environmental crisis (Braun 2015; Kama 2019). In this session we are interested in building on recent conversations (e.g. Hodder et al. 2016) about the role that historical geographers can play in interrogating, reconstructing and expanding the spaces and places of future making, particularly as they pertain to contested visions of environmental futures. How societies have collectively imagined ‘the enviro

CfP: Science and its Enemies – 2nd European Society for the History of Science Early Career Scholars Conference

The Early Career Scholars Network of the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) was founded to better integrate graduate students and early career researchers in the activities of the Society and in the field of History of Science. The first Early Career Scholars Conference was held in 2019 in Paris, and it continues to be organized biennially in different cities around the world. The second conference in the series is planned to be held on 20-22 September 2021 in Athens, Greece. Depending on the development of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, however, this plan might be subject to change. We invite submissions for individual papers addressing the main topic of the conference: Science and its Enemies: Exploring Conflicts and Alliances in the History of Science . The terminology of “enemy” connotes “opponent”, “antagonist”, “adversary”, “rival”, or “competitor”, and thereby opens perspectives in various directions. This topic thus comprises a wide range of potential ‘enemies’ of sci

PhD-Position in the History of Medicine (Child Health) at theUniversity of Fribourg (Switzerland)

The chair of medical humanities (Prof. Dr. Dr. Martina King) at the University of Fribourg invites applications for a fully funded PhD-Position (4 years, 80%) in the history of medicine. The position will start on June 1, 2021 (negotiable). The PhD-thesis will be realized in the framework of the SNSF Ambizione project (primary investigator: Dr. Dr. Felix E. Rietmann) “Raising a Well-Grown Child: Media and Material Cultures of Child Health in the Early Nineteenth Century.” Situated at the intersection of media history and the history of medicine, the project examines the impact of an emerging popular print and commercial culture on understandings of health and illness in childhood. The PhD-student will define and conduct his or her own independent research project within the above-mentioned framework. Potential topics include but are not limited to: the discourse about child health in popular magazines in French-speaking Switzerland and/or France; histories of medico-pedagogical objects