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1a circular XVII Trobada SCHCT. Palma, del 17 al 19 de novembre 2022

La Societat Catalana d’Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica organitza a Palma, del 17 al 19 de novembre, la XVII Trobada d’Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica. Aquesta reunió científica general organitzada cada dos anys té per objectiu acollir els treballs de recerca i les activitats que duen a terme els seus socis, així com els treballs d’història de la ciència, de la medicina i de la tècnica que es vulguin presentar. Url:  https://17-thct.iec.cat/ Es pretén afavorir la presentació d’un ampli ventall de qüestions relacionades amb la història de la ciència i de la tècnica. A tall d’exemple: Medicina, epidèmies i riscos (químics, nuclears, ambientals, etc.) Salut, malaltia i pluralisme assistencial Infermeria, fisioteràpia i psicologia Farmàcia, alimentació i nutrició Experts, meritocràcia i gènere Espais, museus i cultura material Governança i finançament de la ciència i la tecnologia Ensenyament, didàctica i comunicació de la ciència Ciència, pseudociència i religió La ciència i
The Gender Initiative (Philomel) and the Biomedical Humanities Initiative of Sorbonne University are pleased to inform you of their recent collaboration. We warmly invite you to participate in the event we are organizing at the crossroads of biomedical humanities  and gender studies. This interdisciplinary  symposium entitled “Gender and Medicalization”  will take place on Monday November 28 and Tuesday November 29, 2022 in Paris. It aims at studying the place and the role of gender in medicalization.  Please find the detailed argument in French and in English on the following webpage:  https://humanites-biomedicales.sorbonne-universite.fr/actualites-ihb/appel-contribution-colloque-genre-et-medicalisation .  We welcome proposals from:  Social Sciences in their diversity (Sociology, History, Literature, Anthropology, Classics, Psychology, Arts, Science and Technology, Economics, Law, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Health, etc.); professionals from the health sector; social activi

Call for Proposals: Early Modern Literatures and Sciences

We are inviting proposals for essays of approximately 6000–6500 words for a collection entitled Early Modern Literatures and Sciences: Forms of knowledge in women’s writing. With this edited collection, we aim to establish the central import of early modern women’s literary work to the history of science archive, and we will ask the authors of each chapter to reflect on how early modern science becomes shaped by literary forms. Recent scholarship on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century women’s writing has demonstrated the value of women’s labor to early modern scientific developments. Ongoing work on women’s receipt books, for instance, expands our understanding of what counts as the history of science archive and traces the unique knowledge making practices that informed women’s domestic writing. But as the “domestic writing” categorization suggests, this recent work has focused on non-literary genres and tends to keep women’s scientific engagements bounded by household spaces. As a res

CfP: BJHS Themes special edition: The magic lantern at the turn ofthe century

Contributions are invited to a special edition of the British Journal for the History of Science , BJHS Themes about the magic lantern at the turn of the century. This projected special issue will be dedicated to historical and philosophical interpretations of the medium of the magic lantern and its uses in knowledge making in popular and scientific discursive and disciplinary communities in the long nineteenth century and early twentieth century.  Papers might attend to the technology's agency in: instrumentalizing and nurturing communities and disciplines forging images and imaginariesk and engendering languages broadcasting and mobilising forms of knowledge transforming and corrupting knowledge and knowledge makers and learners  rescaling, repositioning, occluding and dissolving perceptions and conceptions structuring scientific experiments, narratives and scientific claims legitimizing theories and practices fashioning media and materials  transfiguring concepts and experiences

CfP: “Science, Technology and Close Encounters in War”

Close Encounters in War Journal – n. 5 (2022). Thematic Issue: “Science, Technology and the Close Encounters in War” Close Encounters in War Journal ( www.closeencountersinwar.org ) is a peer-reviewed journal aiming to study war as a human experience through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches. Wars are among the most ancient and deeply rooted aspects of human cultural evolution. Investigating their meaning by reflecting on how we experience them is therefore essential. Conflict is present in language, culture, instincts, passions, behavioural patterns and the human ability to represent concepts aesthetically. The “encounter” is a fundamental aspect of any experience because it implies that experiences are something that we come across or stumble into. This concept becomes particularly useful to understand how war shapes and develops our minds and affects our behaviours, habits, values, prejudices, and ideas. The fifth issue (n. 5) of the journal will be thematic and dev

CfP: for Technological Unemployment: Causes, Impacts, and Responses

Session Call for Papers, XIX World Economic History Congress. Paris, 25–29 July 2022 Session Organizer: Benjamin Schneider  Technological unemployment is likely to be a major challenge of the 21st century, with automation putting up to half of jobs in some countries at risk (Brynjolfsson & McAfee 2014, Chang & Huynh 2016, Frey & Osborne 2017). Papers in this panel will explore historical instances of technological unemployment, with a focus on three areas of research: 1) analyzing the conditions that produced job-replacing technology; 2) measuring the impact of job destruction on wellbeing; 3) assessing the effectiveness of policy responses.   The first research area will use historical examples of job-destroying inventions to examine when innovative activity has realized the potential for mechanization or automation. Papers may consider causes such as factor conditions, institutions, and scientific developments that led to job-replacing technology.   The second research ar

CfP: Cuthbert Tunstall 500 years symposium, 9-10 Sept 2022

Reappraising the ‘Art of Counting’. An international symposium to celebrate 500 years of Cuthbert Tunstall’s De arte supputandi libri quatuor 9-10 September 2022, Durham University Deadline 1 April. The British Society for the History of Mathematics and the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University are organising a  two-day symposium aimed at exploring and re-assessing the significance of Cuthbert Tunstall’s "De arte supputandi libri quattuor", a tract on arithmetic that was widely received across Europe in its day and that holds the honour of being the first work devoted exclusively to mathematics to have been printed in England. The symposium will bring together intellectual historians and historians of mathematics and will seek to illuminate aspects of the life and work of the Yorkshire-born humanist, who began his academic studies at Balliol College, Oxford, before proceeding to Padua where he studied under Niccolò Leonico Tomeo and Pietro Pomponazzi. It is

CfP: HPS-CAP conference - History, Philosophy & Sociology of Cosmology & Astroparticle Physics

Call for Abstracts: History, Philosophy & Sociology of Cosmology & Astroparticle Physics Conference Submission deadline: 21 March 2022. Event details: Bonn, Germany, 29-30 June 2022 with pre-event on 28 June at 16:15. Website: https://www.lhc-epistemologie.uni-wuppertal.de/events/hps-cap.html   The DFG-funded research unit Epistemology of the LHC is organising a two-day conference on the history, philosophy and sociology of cosmology and astroparticle physics. This event follows up on the 2019 conference in Aachen on dark matter & modified gravity, a special journal issue on the same topic, and the 2021 online workshop on the philosophy of dark matter. The conference will take place on the 29th and 30th of June 2022 in Bonn, Germany. Philosophers, physicists, historians, sociologists and other interested scholars are invited to attend. Over the past few decades, cosmology, astronomy and particle physics have developed in different directions and at the same time become inte

CfP: EASA Belfast Panel P153 - Thinking with the Atmospheric (EnviroAnt Network panel)

As EASA just opened their CfP, we would like to invite all those interested to submit a paper proposal to the EnviroAnt Network Panel, P153: Thinking with the Atmospheric. To submit an abstract, please open the link ( https://easaonline.org/conferences/easa2022/programme#11573 ), use the red search bar to find P153, click on the panel name, and then click on the 'Propose' blue button on the top-right of the panel name. The call for papers ends March 21, 2022. The panel aims to bring together different modes of inquiry used in the study of the atmospheric and will survey approaches to thinking with the atmospheric, both materially and theoretically. Contributions will address a range of topics, including the politics of caring for the atmospheric, the ecological and symbiotic interactions between humans and the materialities of the sky, and the productive tensions in the governance and technologies of the aerosphere. In trying to create transdisciplinary tandems, the panel cente

Vacancies – Seven PhD and postdoctoral positions in the history of modern philosophy and/or history and philosophy of science

Three four-year PhD positions, three four-year postdoctoral positions, and one two-year postdoctoral position in the history of modern philosophy and/or history and philosophy of science. The selected applicants will carry out part of the recently awarded project ‘RESPONSES TO NEWTON’S MATHEMATICAL-EXPERIMENTAL PARADIGM IN 18TH-CENTURY PHILOSOPHY’ (RENEW18). The project is funded by the Belgian research councils FWO and F.R.S.-FNRS (EOS) and led by Karin de Boer (KU Leuven), Steffen Ducheyne (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), and Arnaud Pelletier (Université libre de Bruxelles). In addition to carrying out one of the designated subprojects, the selected applicants are expected to participate in (the organization of) common activities such as team meetings, talks, workshops, and conferences. We seek to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender or cultural background. Deadline: 19 April 2022 Preferred starting date: between July and October 2022 More informati