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Novedad editorial: La salud de la multitud. Ingesta, medioambiente, patología y sanidad. Temprana Edad Moderna

Autor: Juan Ignacio Carmona García En la obra se analizan los factores y elementos condicionantes del estado de salud de la población. Tras una introducción temática, se desarrolla en primer lugar los vinculados con la alimentación (la comida necesaria, el sustento alternativo), pasando luego a tratar de las aguas (de su ingesta y utilización para el aseo), de los contextos ambientales y los habitáculos, analizados desde la perspectiva higiénica. Ante el cúmulo de componentes dañinos que se daban, se intentaron aplicar determinadas medidas profilácticas y de protección pública para enfrentar la morbosidad social (infecciones y dolencias corrientes), tal como se pone de manifiesto en el capítulo correspondiente. El socorro hospitalario dispensado frente a las enfermedades comunes constituye otro apartado, al que sigue uno específico sobre los lazaretos de apestados. Como epílogo se expone la temática de la muerte masiva y la problemática sanitaria de los enterramientos. El marco cronol

Novedades bibliográficas disponibles on line

Dos libros recientemente publicados que pueden descargar en PDF: 1)  V Centenario Leonardo da Vinci. Cuatro aproximaciones al genio del Renacimiento , editado por la  Embajada de España en Italia  y el Museo Leonardiano de Vinci (Florencia, Italia), con la colaboración de la Asociación de Investigadores Españoles en la República Italiana y la Real Academia de España en Roma:  Leonardo_web_ torresquevedo.pdf 2)  Madrid y la Ciencia. Un paseo por la Historia (III). La primera mitad del siglo XX , editado por el  Instituto de Estudios Madrileños :  IEM Madrid Ciencia 20 de abril.qxd (xn-- institutoestudiosmadrileos- 4rc.es)

CfP: "Dante and the Sciences of the Human" PSMEMM

Dante and the Sciences of the Human: Medicine, Physics, Soul Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, March 30 – 2 April 2022   In October 2021, the  Center for the Study of Medicine and the Body in the Renaissance  (CSMBR) will join the worldwide celebrations for the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death (1321–2021) with an international online symposium dedicated to Dante’s poetry and science. Gathering scholars who approach his work and times from interdisciplinary perspectives, the webinar will address how Dante shaped an understanding of the human body and mind, and his relationship with medical and scientific thought in his philosophical and literary production.      Building on this interdisciplinary event, and sponsored by the Dante Society of America, this panel intends to continue the conversation on Dante’s legacy in the early modern era. The panel will address how Dante shaped an understanding of the human body and mind, and how his solutions had an influence i

CfP: 14th History of Recent Economics Conference (ESSCA School of Management, Angers, FR), 05-06 November 2021

November 05-06th, 2021 Local organizer: Matthieu Ballandonne The fourteenth History of Recent Economics Conference (HISRECO) will be held at the ESSCA School of management, Angers (France) on 05-06 November 2020. In case of Covid restrictions, the conference will be online. Since 2007, HISRECO has brought together researchers from various backgrounds to study the history of economics in the postwar period. The increasing availability of archival materials, along with the development of new perspectives inherited from the larger history and sociology of knowledge, has helped to provide insightful histories of the development of recent economic practices, ideas, and techniques. In particular, this area of research offers good opportunities to young scholars who are interested in interdisciplinary approaches to the history of economics. We invite researchers in the history of postwar economics and related fields to submit a paper proposal of no more than 800 words. Paper proposals that us

Disputatio (Madrid): CFP Ethics issues in the context of the pandemic

https://disputatio.usal.es/ cfp-ethics-pandemic/ Disputatio. Philosophical Research Bulletin  (Madrid, ISSN: 2254-0601) cordially invites authors interested in reflecting or in presenting a systematic investigation for a dossier on ethics issues in the context of the pandemic. Articles can be interdisciplinary, considering for different standpoints a wide thematic spectrum, nevertheless, the dossier will not include merely informative or uncritical articles. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to: — Dignity, Exemplarity and Poverty — Post-truth, Fake News and Health — Democracy, Justice, Liberty and Public Policies — Ethics in Research — Research with Human Beings — Science and Pseudo-Science — Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence The manuscripts may be submitted in Word format in Spanish, English or Portuguese. The main text (excluding title, abstract, references and figure legends) is 5000 words. The abstract is typically 100-150 words, unrefere

CfP: Feminist and Queer Perspectives on Food. 2nd Vienna Workshop on STEM Museums, Gender and Sexuality

When: 2./3. December 2021 Where: Technisches Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria Deadline: 15. July 2021 Keywords: Food, Exhibiting Food, Queer(y)ing Food Collections, Gender and Sexuality, Science and Technology, Material Culture   The study of human nutrition, its foundations and practices has established itself as an interdisciplinary field and is tangential to sociology, history, cultural and social anthropology, and philosophy, among others. Food is explored as a cultural and social phenomenon that carries symbolic and material dimensions (e.g., from a gender perspective: Tanja Paulitz) and raises questions of identity (e.g., from an intersectional perspective: Psyche Williams-Forson). Food and its production - from the field to the plate - are topics of consumer, economic, social and technological history (e.g., Uwe Spiekermann). When the history of the body is addressed, nutrition and gender finally come into view from a mostly critical, (queer) feminist perspective, e.g., in the field

Journal of Early Modern Studies. Call for Proposals, Special issues Spring 2023-Fall 2023

The Journal of Early Modern Studies (JEMS), ISSN: 2285-6382 (paperback), ISSN: 2286-0290 (electronic), edited by the Research Centre “Foundations of Modern Thought”, University of Bucharest, welcomes proposals for its Spring and Fall 2023 Special Issues. Prospective guest editors are invited to explore any topic pertinent to JEMS’s general interest in cross-disciplinary approaches to early modern thought that draw on intellectual history, history of philosophy and history of science. The main language of the journal is English, although contributions in French are also accepted. JEMS is a double blind peer-reviewed journal, currently indexed in Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index, ERIH+, EBSCO, Philosophy Research Index, PhilPapers. Please prepare proposals that contain the following: •       A description of the topic (up to 1200 words) •       A table of contents (6-8 articles of 8000 words each) •       Short abstracts of the contributions (up to 300 words each) •       S

CfPs: 21st Trends in Logic international conference

The 21st Trends in Logic international conference will be held at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, from December 6-December 8, 2021 under the title “Frontiers of connexive logic”. It is organized by the chairs of Logic and Epistemology and Nonclassical Logic at the Department of Philosophy I of Ruhr University Bochum, in co-operation with Studia Logica. Modern connexive logic started in the 1960s with seminal papers by Richard B. Angell and Storrs McCall. Connexive logics are orthogonal to classical logic insofar as they validate certain non-theorems of classical logic, namely - Aristotle's Theses: ~(~A => A), ~(A => ~A) - Boethius' Theses: (A => B)=> ~(A => ~B), (A => ~B) => ~(A => B) Systems of connexive logic have been motivated by considerations on a content connection between the antecedent and succedent of valid implications and by applications that range from Aristotle's syllogistic to Categorial Grammar and the study of causal implications. S

PhD Studentship with the University of Exeter and BT Archives

  AHRC-funded Collaborative PhD Studentship with the University of Exeter and BT Archives: Race, Ethnicity and Telecommunications in Britain and its Empire, 1850-present The College of Humanities in the University of Exeter and BT Archives invite applications for a fully-funded 3.75 year (or part-time equivalent) PhD studentship starting in September 2021. The studentship is funded via the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme. Drawing on underexplored materials in BT Archives and elsewhere, this project explores the Black, Middle Eastern and South/East Asian people who worked for the British domestic and overseas telecommunications services from the 1850s to the present. It examines their working experiences and their significant contributions to the construction, operation and technological development of telegraphic and telephonic services – issues largely overlooked in the historiography. The student will produce a highly original piece of historical research and contrib

CfP: 'Otherlings,' or papers on the theme of the Other. (Journal Feature Topic: University of Sydney's Philament Journal.)

In the 2017 science fiction novel An Unkindness of Ghosts , nonbinary author Rivers Solomon depicts a conversation between two gender nonconforming characters. The protagonist, Aster, describes their friend Theo as “an anomaly of a man.” In response, Theo proposes, confidingly, that they are perhaps “not a man at all.” With this, Aster concurs: “Aye. You gender-malcontent. You otherling.” The history of the noun “otherling” is relatively short. Modern usage seems to have begun in the 1950s when the term appeared in sci-fi magazines such as Space Science , where it was used to describe a particular species (the “Otherlings”). Since then and into the twenty-first century, the word “otherling” has remained largely ensconced in sci-fi and fantasy literature, where it typically denotes a strange being with unique or exceptional qualities.    With the theme “Otherlings,” this volume of Philament invites authors to reengage with the longstanding philosophical and theoretical formulation