Mostrando entradas de febrero 21, 2021

CfP: Theatre about Science

This conference intends to map and reflect on the intersections between theatre and science, promote fruitful exchanges, enlarge the knowledge in the field, trace the evolution of previous trends, and identify future directions. We welcome contributions on theatre about science, including from artistic practice and science communication. We intend to understand where they meet (and where they don’t), eventually enlightening both common and diverse motivations and perspectives, and provoking fruitful discussions. For additional information please check the conference website at  http://theatreaboutscience. com Formats accepted in the conference: —   Oral presentation   on one of the themes of the conference (duration 15 minutes). —   Discussion panel : a group of up to 4 speakers on a specific subject. Proposals must include a convenor (who will organize and lead the discussion), and an abstract on the topic of the discussion (duration 90 minutes). —   Lecture-performance   related to t

Call for Abstracts -- ESHHS 2021 Online Conference Recibidos

  The European Society for the History of the Human Sciences (ESHHS) invites submissions to its online conference to be held from   June 29 to July 2, 2021 . The timeframe still has to be decided on, but we will choose timeframes that are suitable for Europeans, but also allow scholars from outside Europe to join the meeting. Oral presentations, sessions or workshops may deal with any aspect of the history of the human, behavioural and social sciences or with related historiographic and methodological issues. Guidelines for submission Any submission should include the following:  name ,  email  and  institutional address  of the first author. Please indicate clearly the  submission type : oral presentation, session or workshop. Proposals for  oral presentations  should contain a 500-600 word abstract in English plus a short bibliography. If the presentation itself will be held in another language, please indicate this in your proposal. Oral presentations will be 20 minutes, followed by

CfP: Sciences and Humanities in the Service of Politics in Enlightenment Europe

Sciences and Humanities in the Service of Politics in Enlightenment Europe an on-line seminar of the Institute for the History of Science and the Institute of Literary Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, marking the bicentenary of the death of Stanisław Kostka Potocki , 8th October, 2021. Stanisław Kostka Potocki (1755-1821) belonged to the luminaries of the Polish Enlightenment. As a scholar, he was a polymath who attained eminence and recognition in the fields of literary studies, archaeology and art history. In Poland, he is even known as the ‘father’ of the latter two disciplines due to his groundbreaking treatise Winkelman polski (literally, the Polish Winckelmann), published in 1815. Also, he was interested in architectural theory, although his treatise on that subject was never finished. What is more, the Warsaw Society of the Friends of Sciences (the first Polish learned society, established in 1800) owed much to his support and intellectual engagement in the

CfA. Mechanisms: Integrating Social and Biological Perspectives. Uned-Madrid September 2021

  Department of Logic, History and Philosophy of Science. UNED-Madrid. http://www.uned.es/dpto_log The topic of the workshop targets the commonalities and differences of mechanisms and mechanistic approaches in the social and biological sciences, as part of an ongoing project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MECABIOSOC:FFI2017-89639-P). In particular, the meeting’s focus is on the integration of mechanisms in the biological and social scientific disciplines. Questions to be addressed include, but are not limited to:   The integration of insights from biology and social sciences. How does mechanism-based integration work? How are conflicts among diverse perspectives addressed in mechanism-based frameworks? Can multilevel mechanical models account for the diverse aspects / complexity of diseases (e.g., depression)?   ·         Mechanisms and interdisciplinarity. o    How can mechanism-based approaches contribute to the development of interdisciplinary fields (e.g

CfP : The Economy of Images in the Sciences (Paris, October 2021)

  In early 2020, the Jeu de Paume (Paris) presented an exhibition entitled “The supermarket of images”, conceived by Peter Szendy. The philosopher developed there ideas he had  outlined  in his book  The Supermarket of the Visible: Toward a General Economy of Images  (2017) about the intimate relationship between images and the economy. Basing his approach on Deleuze who was himself inspired by Marx, Szendy reminded us that "money is the flipside of all images". Such an axiom must be read as part of a renewed interest in the financial dimension of art history, of the history of photography, and of visual studies. Yet this approach seems to have been euphemised in the analysis of images connected to scientific practices, though it is currently an active area of research. This is all the more striking as the production of such visual materials can prove to be very costly in terms of time and of human, technical, and financial resources. A good example is the production of the f

Call for Abstracts: 12th Principia International Symposium: Models and Modeling in the Sciences

  Every two years since 1999 the Epistemology and Logic Research Group of the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, organizes the Principia International Symposium. The initial idea was to bring together the community of our journal, also called Principia, but the meetings have grown and we can say that it is nowadays one of the greatest philosophical meetings in South America. This time our main topic will be "Models and Modeling in the Sciences". As usual, we are also planning to have parallel sessions on the topics that are dear to our journal, such as epistemology, logic, philosophy of language, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, ethics and applied ethics, history and philosophy of science (even in non-model approaches). Because our finest models suggest uncertain sanitary conditions in consequence of the CoViD-19 pandemics, the 12th Principia International Symposium will be held completely online. It is sad that we won't be able to meet in person in our beautif

Call for contributions - Knowledge Hegemonies book series

Knowledge Hegemonies in the Early Modern World: Sources and Interpretations A new book series on the early modern cultural politics of science seeks outstanding proposals. Deadline: 15 April 2021 Proposals should include an abstract, table of contents, chapter summary, state-of-the-art, as well as an  assessment of the impact on the field, and a brief explanation of how the material fits within the themes  of the series. Knowledge Hegemonies fosters a multi-lingual academic culture. In addition to English, books can be  submitted and published in Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Please note that the list of  possible languages depends on the composition of our editorial board and may change in the future.  Knowledge Hegemonies will cover all publication costs and make open-access books available online and  as print-on-demand copies. Thematic Overview of the Series This series is devoted to the social-cultural study of early modern knowledge cultures (ca. 1450-1750).  It pr

Call for Posters: Museum Networks and Museum History

 MGHG Online Conference 14-16 July 2021 Networks have become an increasingly important part of the analytical toolkit used by historians of museums and collections. As scholars have moved away from narrative institutional histories, they have embraced the study of social and material networks as approaches which expand understandings of museums. In Chris Gosden and Frances Larson’s words, museums can then be seen as ‘innumerable sets of connections between people and objects …[which] extend over time and through space’. Such approaches have themselves been fuelled by the growth of similar ideas such as Actor Network Theory and object biographies.  These new approaches have been especially useful in recovering forms of agency beyond those of powerful institutional actors, especially curators, and have highlighted the contributions of, for example, object creators and mediators, informants and collecting assistants, as well as, sometimes, of objects themselves. They have drawn attention

CfP: Social Histories of Disease, Medicine, and Healing in the Modern Middle East & North Africa

What can the study of disease, medicine, healing, and public health in the Middle East and North Africa since 1750 reveal about the region’s history? Editors: Stephanie Anne Boyle, New York City College of Technology (CUNY) & Christopher S. Rose, independent scholar, Austin, TX. Deadline: June 1, 2021 Temporal and Geographic Coverage: “ Modern ” here refers to the period from the mid-18th century to the present. “ Middle East & North Africa ” encompasses the Arab World (including the Maghreb), Iran, Israel and its antecedents, and Turkey and its antecedents. We are also open to the inclusion of other geographic contexts that are related to the ME/NA, such as the Ottoman Aegean & Cyprus, Egyptian and Anglo-Egyptian Equatoriana, Omani East Africa, etc. Please contact us to discuss. We are soliciting abstracts for inclusion in an edited volume about the social histories of medicine, disease, and health/healing practices in the

CfP: Data, Society, and Open Science Workshop III: challenges for data management and data-based research

As part of the Making Dark Data FAIR Project, generously supported by the EOSC secretariat, here at TU Delft, we are inviting abstracts for our upcoming conference in the  Data, Society and Open Science  three-part-series, to be held entirely online on the 30 th  of March 2021.   The Making Dark Data FAIR project aims to provide an analysis of  why  data goes “dark” – becomes non-reusable -- in the first place, to develop concrete strategies for how we might best enact the FAIR principles in an effort to reduce dark data, and finally to interrogate the FAIR principles themselves, in an effort to ensure they’re fulfilling the role intended for them (i.e., reducing dark data).   We encourage submissions from as broad a range of topics as possible. Suitable areas of focus include (but are not limited to): philosophy of technology, philosophy of data, ethics of technology, ethics and science, data management, and library studies.   We have extended the original deadline, and ask that you s

New Opportunity - Editor role for the 'Archives of Natural History'

The Society for the History of Natural History is looking to appoint a new Editor for our journal 'Archives of Natural History'. We are seeking someone who is well versed in one of the branches of natural history (or natural history bibliography), is reliable, self-motivated and able to commit time to the journal throughout the year. The role is voluntary but very rewarding, working with a friendly, enthusiastic team. The Editor is a member of Council and works closely with a team of Associate Editors and Edinburgh University Press. 'Archives of Natural History' is issued twice a year and is published by Edinburgh University Press. Each issue contains peer-reviewed papers and commissioned book reviews :  https://www.euppublishing.com/ loi/anh Please note this is a voluntary position. Please apply by 31 March 2021. Further details about the Editor role and how to apply:  https://shnh.org.uk/news/new- opportunity-editor-of- archives-of-natural-history/ Further details abo

Past Caring: New podcast on the history of nursing

The Royal College of Nursing Library and Archive has just launched Past Caring, a new podcast series about the history of nursing. Each episode takes inspiration from RCN Library and Archive exhibitions exploring topics such as women’s health, myths about nursing, and learning disability nursing.  The first episode takes a timely look at the history of infectious diseases and what we can learn from past responses to “Spanish” flu, HIV and Ebola when tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests including RCN lead for infection prevention and control Rose Gallagher, historian Mark Honigsbaum and artist Mary Beth Heffernan discussing pandemic responses, nursing on the frontline of HIV, and creative ways to humanise health care during a crisis. ·  Past Caring is available on most podcast platforms. Listen to the first episode  on Soundcloud here  or subscribe to the series  on Apple Podcasts .