Mostrando entradas de octubre 10, 2021

Novedad bibliográfica: Franco's Famine. Malnutrition, Disease and Starvation in Post-Civil War Spain

 Miguel Ángel del Arco Blanco (Anthology Editor), Peter Anderson (Anthology Editor) At least 200,000 people died from hunger or malnutrition-related diseases in Spain during the 1940s. This book provides a political explanation for the famine and brings together a broad range of academics based in Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia to achieve this. Topics include the political causes of the famine, the physical and social consequences, the ways Spaniards tried to survive, the regime's reluctance to accept international relief, the politics of cooking at a time of famine, and the memory of the famine. The volume challenges the silence and misrepresentation that still surround the famine. It reveals the reality of how people perished in Spain because the Francoist authorities instituted a policy of food self-sufficiency (or autarky): a system of price regulation which placed restrictions on transport as well as food sales. The contributors trace the massive de

Chamada para artigos - Revista Brésil(s)

Os recenseamentos no Brasil: perspectivas históricas, novas abordagens e desafios atuais Dossiê temático - Revistas  Brésil(s)  e Revista  Confins Organização : Alexandre Camargo (IUPERJ/UCAM), Claudia Damasceno (EHESS/CRBC), Hervé Théry (CNRS-USP) Instrumentos essenciais para as ações do Estado brasileiro e para sua avaliação, os recenseamentos refletem os processos de concepção e de consolidação de políticas econômicas, territoriais e sociais do país. Desde as primeiras décadas do século XX, eles contribuíram para a criação de modelos de crescimento e de políticas populacionais, para a identificação de problemas nacionais, e para a emergência e consolidação da pesquisa em ciências sociais no Brasil. Somente no final da década de 1950, as estatísticas começaram a ser mobilizadas, por alguns pesquisadores, para contestar o mito de uma nação sem divisões e sem conflitos raciais. A partir dos anos 1990, os recenseamentos tornaram-se um elemento essencial dos movimentos de democrati

CfP: Amateurs in science: a history from below

Amateurs en sciences : une histoire par en bas Colloque final du projet ANR « AmateurS » (5, 6 et 7 septembre 2022 – Le Mans Université) --- Appel à communications French version / English version below     Le projet ANR « AmateurS — Amateurs en sciences (France, 1850-1950) : une histoire par en bas »  ( https://ams.hypotheses.org/ )  tiendra son colloque final à l’Université du Mans (France) du  5 au 7 septembre 2022 .   À la suite des recherches réalisées au cours du projet, le colloque propose d’élargir géographiquement (France et au-delà) et chronologiquement (XVIIIe-XXIe siècles) les perspectives ouvertes par une histoire par en bas des amateurs en sciences, attentive à restituer leurs points de vue, leurs pratiques, leurs productions matérielles. Afin d’éviter la simple juxtaposition d’études de cas, les thèmes classiques de l’histoire des amateurs seront réinterrogés par le biais de questions transversales listées ci-dessous.     Session 1 — Vocations et formations . Comment naî

“Vicent Peset Llorca” Fellowships at IILP Institute, Valencia - Deadline: October 30

These fellowships are addressed to scholars in history of science, medicine and technology and related fields, aiming to conduct research at the library and museum collections of the  López Piñero  Interuniversity Institute ( www.uv.es/ihmc ).  Visiting scholars are also expected to present their research in the seminar series or other activities of the Institute and to participate in informal academic meetings with Institute members. The fellowships cover (up to a maximum of € 1500) lodging at the Rector Peset College (or a similar a similar accommodation) for a stay between one week (min.) and one month (max.) during the academic year 2021- 2022. The final amount will depend on the length of the stay, available financial resources and the number of accepted applications. The visiting fellows will also obtain library cards for accessing all bibliographic resources and loan services as well as other facilities for their research at the university archives and the museum of history of m

History of Medicine/Medical Humanities PhD opportunity

The University of Groningen in the Netherlands has a generous PhD position available. We are  offering a four-year studentship to complete a PhD within a joint interdisciplinary project led by Prof. Rina Knoeff and Prof. Valentina Gallo . The proposed PhD research plan will be embedded in the department of History at the Faculty of Arts and Campus Fryslân. The PhD project is located at the crossroads of medical history and public health and has been formulated in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic painfully shows that epidemics represent both a societal and a medical problem. They act as catalysts of social inequities, political impotence, and ecological crisis. As we increasingly consider how to adapt to the virus, so also it increases the call for new sustainable health models that include into the strategy planetary health, social justice, and the preservation of health. In relation to the UG theme of healthy societies and the strategic plan of the Aletta Jacobs School fo

CfP: Scientiae 2022, Montreal

Scientiae.  Early Modern Knowledge 1-4 June 2022,  McGill University.  Montreal, Canada   Proposals are invited for the tenth annual Scientiae Conference on disciplines of knowing in the early modern world (roughly 1400-1800), which will take place at  McGill University, 1-4 June 2022.   Scientiae is an international research group that investigates how people of the Renaissance and early modern periods understood the world and the implications this knowledge held for them. This is the period that saw the development of the modern natural sciences and of academic disciplines, but the formation of these disciplines was an interdisciplinary process that drew upon developments in many other fields of scholarly endeavour, including biblical exegesis, art theory, history and literary humanism, as well as natural philosophy, alchemy, occult practices, and trade knowledge.   Scientiae 2022 will feature plenary addresses by  Jennifer Rampling (Princeton University)  and  Paul Yachnin (McGill U

CfP: Southern Association for the History of Science and Medicine

  24th Annual Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science (SAHMS) Conference​ March 10-12, 2022.  Emory University (Atlanta, GA).  Submissions for individual papers and panels can be made to the form below.  The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 8, 2021. The Program Committee will notify you as to whether your paper is accepted no later than January 15, 2022. SAHMS is seeking paper submissions for its 2022 conference. We welcome work from students (including undergraduate, graduate, medical, and health sciences professional students), professors, medical professionals, and independent scholars with an academic interest in the history of science and or medicine.   Submissions from all fields related to the historical understanding of science, medicine, nursing, health care, and the medical and health science professions, as well as closely related topics, including issues related to science, medicine, race, disabilities, sustainability, environment, technol

CfA: Postdoc Position in Philosophy of Life Sciences/ Environmental Health Sciences, Bielefeld University

At Bielefeld University the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of History, Philosophy und Theology (Department of Philosophy) have the following job opening: Postdoc Research Position in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences/Environmental Health Sciences - ID: Wiss21909 - Start: as soon as possible - fulltime - salary according to Remuneration level 13 TV-L - temporary (3 years) application deadline: 18.10.2021 The successful candidate will contribute to one of the central projects within a large joint research initiative that examines “Individualisation in Changing Environments (InChangE)” in the interdisciplinary discourse of the life sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The recently founded “Joint Institute for Individualisation in a Changing Environment (JICE)”, which is based at the universities of Bielefeld and Münster, will be the host and main hub of the research. InChangE consists of three individual research fields and one cross-sectional research field that links

CfP: Annual Africa Conference: Health Issues in Africa and the African Diaspora

The Department of History, Political Science, Geography, & Africana Studies at Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, invites academics, independent scholars, policymakers, professionals, healthcare stakeholders, and graduate students to present papers at its eighth annual conference on the theme: The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Africa and the African diaspora provides an opportunity to turn a searchlight on the state of public health in these spaces. Of all the racial groups in the United States, African Americans have historically benefitted the least from the nation’s healthcare system that continues to be characterized by systemic disparities. Thus, African Americans have suffered disproportionally from debilitating ailments due to lack of adequate access to healthcare, a direct impact of social and economic inequalities inherent in the American system.   In Africa, many states have failed woefully to invest adequately in the health sector such that today they lac

CfP: The Development of the Silk Road from Past to Present: Archaeological Perspectives

Belt and Road Initiative Quarterly (BRIQ) is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on “The Development of the Silk Road from Past to Present: Archaeological Perspectives”.      Ancient Silk Road played a key role in the emergence of great civilizations in Asia, North Africa and Europe. It can be said that the main factors in the formation and development of the Silk Road are not only commercial factors but also cultural dynamics. Indeed, the Silk Road connected the three great civilizations of antiquity (Chinese, Indian, Greek). As in the transportation of commercial goods, it has been the absolute transition zone of knowledge and thought that has been put forward in many fields such as geography, astronomy, religion and art.      Today, the Belt and Road Initiative, which is considered as the 21st century interpretation of the Silk Road, derives its courage, strength and energy from cultural dynamics. Just as in the historical Silk Road, the power that will fuel and en

CfP: Pandemics, Public Health, and Statecraft in Twentieth-Century U.S. History

The literature on modern American pandemics is vast and continues to unfold in new directions, as scholars of medicine pay closer attention to the cultural politics of public health and the complex links between capitalism, racism, and infectious diseases. Yet, coverage of epidemics among historians of U.S. statecraft remains far from even. The historiography of the twentieth-century American state says comparatively little about even world-historic outbreaks like the 1918 Influenza pandemic, probably because of an ingrained assumption that epidemics are peripheral, episodic events that do not influence state formation. This conference aims to repair this neglect by setting forth why the history of infectious disease deserves to figure more prominently in accounts of the twentieth-century state. The COVID-19 crisis has prompted an avalanche of journal articles, books, and op-eds on the history of infectious diseases. We envision a conference that will leverage this renewed interest i