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Expresiones de interés: Postdoc in the History of Childhood (Milà i Fontanals Institution-CSIC, Barcelona)

We are offering a  2.5 years Postdoctoral research position  within the History of Science Group at the Milà i Fontanals Institution for Research in Humanities, Spanish National Research Council (IMF-CSIC) in Barcelona.  The selected candidate will develop his/her own research within a project about the  history of talented and gifted children in Europe (19th-20th centuries),  and   contribute to the organization of research and knowledge transfer activities. The research proposal should deal with one or several of the following topics in historical perspective (related matters to these topics that the candidate may find relevant will also be accepted):   ·   Scientific studies on giftedness and talent in children ·   The childrearing of gifted and talented children ·   Child prodigies and their cultural productions Expected  starting date: 1 September 2022 Requirements: ·   PhD in History, History of Science, Cultural History, Art History or other relevant fields for th

CfA: (ONLINE) 26th‌ ‌Conference‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌International‌ ‌Society‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌Philosophy‌ ‌of‌ ‌Chemistry‌

Deadline: April 1, 2022. In 2022 the 26th Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry (ISPC 2022) combines its annual conference with History of Physics & Applied Science & Technology, including Science in Society System, Nature of Science, and Curricula. The conference will mainly focus on historical, epistemological in their historical context. The event aims at providing a forum for discussion in foundational, epistemological, methodological, and ontological problems of sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Applied Science and Technology) including subfields, by bringing together leading researchers and young scholars from all over the world. The conference is open to practitioners, researchers, and students. For this reason, based on personal experience and the state of progress of your work you can choose to propose a 20-minute oral presentation or a poster presentation. SUBJECTS

BSHS Postgraduate Conference 2022- Call for Papers

The call for papers for the 2022 British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference is now open.   Given the ongoing Covid-19 situation in the UK and abroad, we have chosen to hold a virtual conference via Zoom which will take place from Thursday 28 th  April to Saturday 30 th  April. We welcome papers from graduate students working in any area of the history of science, technology, and medicine, in any period of history, and in any geographical area. We are committed to providing a truly international forum for scholarly discussion and exchange and encourage graduate students from any nationality to apply. Papers should be 15-20 minutes long. Papers will be delivered virtually via Zoom and will be followed by a discussion with panel speakers and audience members. Joint submissions for three-person panels are also welcome. We invite you to submit a title and abstract of up to 250 words with your name, affiliation, and contact details. For joint submissions, we r

CfP: World Economic History Congress - Panel: Social Networks in the Global Diffusion of Insurance (19th and 20th centuries)

We invite abstracts for our panel  Social Networks in the Global Diffusion of Insurance (19 th  and 20 th  centuries)  for the 19 th  World Economic History Congress, Paris, July 25–29, 2022. Website:  https://www.wehc2022.org/ Conference Abstract The 19th World Congress will be held in Paris on July 25-29, 2022. The Congress will address “ resources ” as one of the main challenges of the contemporary world. The Congress will consider sessions on all the categories of  resources , that is natural, material, immaterial and human (work and skill): water, air, energy, food products, raw materials, labour, capital, patents etc. The panel will address the discovery, management and limitation of these resources, the impact their use has on territorial and social organizations as well as their significances in individuals’ eyes up for the world community at large. Conveners:  Martin Lengwiler, University of Basel; Robin Pearson, University of Hull

CfP: Minds and Machines SI: "Computing Cultures: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives"

Guest Editors: Juan Luis Gastaldi (ETH Zurich) and Luc Pellissier (Université de Paris-Est Créteil) Digital machines of the 20th century were inspired by the biological individual, replacing the cultural and social image of machines from the 19th century with a solipsistic mental one. However, the growing cultural import of computing practices has become ever more pressing with the spectacular deployment of computers in all the dimensions of social life. Not only have cultural phenomena increasingly become the object of computational analysis, but computational practices have also proved inseparable from the cultural environment in which they evolve. Computing cultures thus extend the boundaries of our different cultural environments, as well as those of computational practices. Under the title “Computing Cultures”, this special issue will critically address the entanglement of computing practices with the main cultural challenges our epoch is facing. The global and collective na

6th International Workshop "Communicating Science, Philosophy and Literature"

Syros, Greece July 16-20, 2022 The International  Commission on Science and Literature  DHST/IUHPST, the Chair of Science, Technology and Gender Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, the  Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists , Paderborn University,   the Department  of Sociology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,  the postgraduate program on Science Communication of the Hellenic Open University and the Institute of Historical Research/National Hellenic Research Foundation organize an international workshop focusing on  the Communication of Science, Philosophy and Literature.  The CoSciLit workshop is already an established part of the prestigious “Hermoupolis Seminars” that have been organized for more than 30 years every July in the Cycladic island of Syros. This year’s workshop aims to cover various aspects of the wide interdisciplinary area of Science Communication by promoting the dialogue of science with significant fi

Call for Applications: 1 post-doc and 1 PhD student, ERC-CoG History of Mediterranean Science

The DEEPMED Project ( Discovering the Deep Mediterranean Environment: A History of Science and Strategy, 1860-2020 ) at the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), funded by the European Research Commission (Consolidator Grant) is seeking: 1 Post-doc (PD1; full time; 3 years) ·   -  PhD (awarded by the time of appointment) in history or geography. ·   -  Preferably with linguistic competences relevant to Russia, the Aegean, or the Adriatic. 1 Doctoral candidate (PhD1; full time; 4 years) ·   -  Background: history, history of science and technology, STS, geography, or international relations. ·   -  Preference give to candidate with a Master’s degree. ·   -  Preferably with linguistic competences in Arabic, Turkish and/or Hebrew. ·   -  S/he will work on a dissertation on  20th century Arabic scientific and strategic visual representations of the deep Mediterranean.

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