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The Humanitarian Lab | Cinémas du Grütli

The Humanitarian Lab  is part of the public outreach project  Beyond Compassion: Gender and Humanitarian action , funded by the University of Geneva and the Swiss National Science Foundation and organized by principal researcher Dolores Martín Moruno, and her research team Marie Leyder and Brenda Lynn Edgar (Institute for Ethics, History and the Humanities, University of Geneva). Theproject, composed of a series of public events and an exhibition at the International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, aims to create a space in which science enthusiasts, humanities scholars, field experts and professionals can exchange and create new knowledge and understandings of gender issues in humanitarianism. The Humanitarian Lab  consists of a series of film screenings and round-table discussions held over four evenings. Aiming to bring public attention to films about women humanitarians made by women filmmakers it features three documentaries by the Swiss anthropologist-filmmaker Jacque

CfP: Social Aspects of Ageing - Selected Challenges, Analyses, and Solutions

In the last decade, the “mobility turn” in human sciences has led to a reconsideration of the concept of mobility that includes now short-distance, daily and/or regular movements and the wider circulation of goods, objects and ideas (Merriman and Pearce 2018). In the same perspective, administrators and urban planners have gained awareness about the fact that women and men move, travel and commute differently. Also, it has been pointed out the recurrent gendered imbalance in the transport sectors, and the need for policymakers to consider also gender in transport planning. Research has shown that women move on foot or with public transportation more often than men. In addition, male trajectories are usually simpler and more direct than women’s trajectories, and this is strictly connected to their economic roles. Indeed, while usually men move from home to their workplace, in a round trip, female trajectories are more complicated, and has been described as a trip-chaining. These latte

CfP: Science and Enlightenment in Feijoo’s Spain

  Online Conference, UNED / University of Oviedo, Spain 4-5 May 2022 18th Century is a key moment to understand the history of science in Spain. The most widely read Spanish-language author of that century was Benito Jerónimo Feijoo (according to calculations by José M. Caso González, his  Teatro crítico  and his  Cartas eruditas y curiosas  would have reached sales of 300,000 volumes by 1787, an astounding figure), whose work was devoted to spread and defend modern science. But was he successful? Whereas specialists such as Antonio Lafuente, Manuel Sellés and José Manuel Sánchez Ron consider Feijoo as a mere disseminator of the scientific ideas of his time, with no real contributions to the Spanish philosophical-scientific panorama, other authors, like Richard Herr, describe Feijoo’s writings as «the beginning of a new era» in Spanish intellectual life. This conference aims to address the relationship between Spanish science and the Enlightenment, dealing with the following issues

BJHS Themes - call for special editors

We are inviting proposals from prospective 'special editors' for the next issue of  The British Journal for the History of Science Themes . https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/bjhs-themes BJHS Themes  is a collaborative venture between the British Society for the History of Science and Cambridge University Press. It's an open access journal. It is published annually. Each issue focusses on a particular theme in the histories of science (broadly defined). Past issues can be found here  https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/bjhs-themes/all-issues Deadline for proposals from potential 'special editors': 1 July 2022. Further instructions for submitting proposals can be found here  https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/bjhs-themes/information/information-for-proposals  

CfP: ICOHTEC Technology-based and Technology-generated decisions

You can download this call as  PDF  file. The International Committee for the History of Technology’s 49 th  Symposium is hosted by the University of Ostrava, Czech Republic.   Since it   will take place online it is scheduled in two slots:  24 th  – 25 th   September  and  15 th  – 16 th  October 2022 . The general theme is “ Technology-based and Technology-generated decisions ”. Whereas technology-based decisions have a long history, technology-generated decisions of so-called artificial intelligence, AI, are on the horizon since the turn of the 21 st  century and might gain decisive influence within the next years. Which decisions we are willing to hand over to technology? How to define ethical guidelines for this development? The symposium aims to contribute to this discussion, based on a transnational perspective of the history of technology. *** The deadline for proposals is Sunday, 30 April 2022 *** Technology has always involved the decision-making process of humankind

Call for Contributors: Gender, Colonialism & Science, vol. 3: Plants

Gender, Colonialism & Science: A Cross-Cultural Compendium of Primary Sources. Vol. 3: Plants Volume editors: Tina Gianquitto & Geoff Bil General editors: Donald L. Opitz & Banu Subramanian We are seeking contributions to a volume of primary source materials—with particular emphasis on those produced by women, queer, non-binary, two-spirit and/or transgender persons—that offer perspectives on gender and plant life (and quasi-plant life) from global geographies of direct relevance to the British empire (ca. 1650-1950).   This volume will be part of a 5-volume series, “Gender, Colonialism, and Science: A Cross-Cultural Compendium of Primary Sources” (General Editors: Donald L. Opitz and Banu Subramanian) from Routledge. Collectively, the volumes will illuminate gendered knowledge about nature in various cultural contexts from approximately 1650 to 1950. They will offer a readily-accessible compendium of primary source materials that span geographies and cultural persp