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CfP: BJHS Themes special edition: The magic lantern at the turn of the 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 edited by Prof. Frank Kessler (University of Utrecht, the Netherlands) and Dr Emily Hayes (Oxford Brookes University) 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 imaginaries 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 scientifi

CFP - International Conference Child Protection and the Rights of the Child: Transnational Perspectives

International Conference Child Protection and the Rights of the Child: Transnational Perspectives.  McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, January 27-29, 2023. Historically, children have been seen as serving diverse strategic and emotional interests, both those held by individual families and by states. Views about children and their welfare have changed over time and across cultures. Children’s changing roles and questions about their agency are significant sites of historical study today. But at this political moment, the role of the state and other institutions in overseeing children’s issues is increasingly under debate across varying national contexts. At the turn of the twentieth century in the west, the protection of children deemed unsafe or in crisis was framed in terms of saving children from various social, economic, moral, or religious dangers. Interventions in the “best interests” of children were both private and public, with religious organizations and state institution

Past, Present, and Future of the History of Medicine: Oxford HoM turns 50 - 24 & 25 June 2022

Past, Present, and Future of the History of Medicine: Oxford HoM turns 50. On 24 and 25 June 2022, come join us at the University of Oxford as we discuss the past, present, and future of the history of medicine, and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the history of medicine programme at the University of Oxford. What are the particular insights of history of medicine, and what is its significance today? What does it mean to be trained as an historian of medicine, and what type of career can this lead to?   Speakers include Margaret Pelling, Mark Harrison, Sloan Mahone, Pratik Chakrabarti, Samiksha Sehrawat, Erica Charters, Lindsey Fitzharris, Ludmilla Jordanova, Linda Bryder, Mathew Thomson, Paul Slack, Louella Vaughan, and many more. For more details, including registration, please visit the website .

CfP: Edited volume: Philosophy, Cognition, and Archaeology

We are honored to invite you, on the behalf of the Sciences of the Origin team and of the Editors, to contribute your paper to our edited volume: Philosophy, Cognition, and Archaeology. This edited volume aims to gather philosophers, archaeologists, and psychologists/cognitive scientists working at the intersection of paleoanthropology, cognitive archaeology, psychology, and philosophy of mind and cognition. Some of the topics that we are interested in: Should you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us. 4E cognition and cognitive archaeology: in what sense archaeological data and cross-linguistic data about ancient hominins can help us understand human cognition or advance our current theories and assumptions pertaining to cognition, such as 4E cognition? The origin and nature of higher cognitive processes: to what extent can the considerations in the evolution of linguistic competence, numerical cognition, abstraction, and normativity inform current or historical ph

CfP: Agricultural Pasts of the Climate Crisis, the Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting

Stories of the climate crisis often focus on the future, but agricultural historians already know a great deal about its many pasts. Through accounts of deforestation, the plowing of grasslands and digging up of peat, the rise of animal agriculture, artificial fertilizers, and fossil fuel based systems of food production, we trace the roots of the crisis. By examining the emergence of empires and markets in crops, lands, and people, we can better illuminate both these roots and the asymmetric effects that the crisis is already having. We also know that past climate change such as the Little Ice Age, and extreme weather such as droughts, frosts, and floods created challenges and opportunities for past agriculturalists. By examining their responses as well as the emergence of new forms of agriculture, we can better understand the profound agricultural transformations that are currently being proposed. With this conference we hope to sustain and extend the conversations begun at the 2022

CfP: Environment of Central European Border Regions (Střed/Centre Journal)

Issue topic: Environment of Central European Border Regions Deadline for submissions of full papers: July 31, 2022 Languages of publication: Czech, Slovak, English, German Journal website: https://www.mua.cas.cz/en/stred-centre-journal-for-interdisciplinary-studies-of-central-europe-in-the-19th-and-20th-centuries-323 Indexing: SCOPUS, CEEOL, ERIH+, CEJSH, EBSCO In certain historical periods, the border regions of Central Europe were separated by an impenetrable state border, while at other times they were a virtually uniform area. But regardless of the border arrangement, they have always been connected by the environment. Thus, in the environment and the different approaches to it on both sides of the border were reflected differences in politics, economic interests and culture. Policies developed at the centre could not only contribute to the joint solution of environmental problems in the borderlands, they could also provoke cross-border ‘ecological wars.’ High-profile examples of t

CfP: European Famines: Between History and Memory (19th-20th Centuries) (Granada, 21-23 September 2022)

The International Conference "European Famines: Between History and Memory (19th-20th Centuries)" will take place at the University of Granada (21-23 September 2022).  The deadline for proposals is 20 June. An abstract of the proposals (300-350 words) and a short bio of the author/s should be sent to: hambrunafranquismo@gmail.com More information here:  https://www.hambrunafranquismo.es/doc/CFP_European_Famines_Internacional__Seminar_2022.pdf We look forward to seeing you in Granada Contact Info:  Miguel Ángel del Arco Blanco

Applications open for NYAM History of Medicine Fellowships

Applications are now open for the 2023 cycle of the New York Academy of Medicine’s two residential history of medicine fellowships, the Paul Klemperer Fellowship in the History of Medicine and the Audrey and William H. Helfand Fellowship in the History of Medicine and Public Health. Both fellowships support a month of research in residence in the Library, to be used at any time during the 2023 calendar year. More information and application forms can be found on our website here: https://www.nyam.org/fellows-grants/grants-awards/library-fellowships/