Mostrando entradas de octubre 2, 2022

CfA: XVII Reunión científica de la Fundación Española de Historia Moderna

Vitoria-Gasteiz, 21, 22 y 23 DE JUNIO DE 2023 Reiteramos nuestros deseos de unir a historiadores de diferentes disciplinas cuyo objeto de análisis sean los procesos que tienen lugar durante la Edad Moderna en la Monarquía hispánica, así como a historiadores del arte, de la literatura, del derecho,  de la ciencia  o de otros campos del conocimiento, de modo que, desde diversos horizontes, podamos aportar conjuntamente explicaciones para inquietudes comunes. Se abre el plazo de presentación de propuestas de comunicaciones hasta el 31 de octubre. El formulario de inscripción se encuentra habilitado en https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VCXISVDjyjV3IdK1SGUs-2TI44HHyLQg0FImX6LoUXk . Si tuviera dificultades para rellenar el formulario, consulte en este enlace. A quienes deseen proponer una comunicación, recomendamos leer con atención las descripciones de las diferentes subsecciones y las palabras clave, que pueden servir a modo de orientación a la hora de decidirse por una u otra. En la web se

CfP: Cultural Illnesses (Routledge)

We are seeking proposals for two chapters on: Voodoo death as a culture-bound syndrome in (African) popular culture(s): Nollywood, literature, media etc.  Cultural illnesses from Latin America: Locura, Mal de pelea, Nervios, Susto in popular culture: cartoons, telenovelas, media, films, literature etc. Any other cultural illnesses will do as well.  We have secured a contract offer with Routledge.  Please send your abstract proposal (400 words) + a short bio (200 words) to the editor at Irina Pelea.  In case of any queries prior to your submission, please contact the editor. The call will remain open until a suitable contribution is received. 

CfP: Making women and other underrepresented groups visible in philosophy and history of science

From Young Researchers For Young Researchers. WORKSHOP from 7 to 8 March 2023 at the Karl-Franzens University Graz. The Centre for the History of Science and the Institute of Philosophy of the Karl-Franzens University of Graz are organizing a workshop from 7 to 8 March 2023, in which female and other underrepresented scientists and philosophers who have been formative for philosophy, science, or the history of science in the course of history and who have received little or no attention in the previous (philosophy and science) historiography will be given space. The workshop strives for a cross-epochal orientation, through which it becomes possible to shed light on the participation of women and other underrepresented groups in the history of philosophy and science.  The one-and-a-half-day colloquium will be interdisciplinary, and this interdisciplinarity should make it possible to look at the event's topic beyond the disciplines' boundaries. Based on the idea "From Young

New open access book: A History of Scientific Journals: Publishing at the Royal Society, 1665-2015 (UCL Press)

Modern scientific research has changed so much since Isaac Newton’s day: it is more professional, collaborative and international, with more complicated equipment and a more diverse community of researchers. Yet the use of scientific journals to report, share and store results is a thread that runs through the history of science from Newton’s day to ours. Scientific journals are now central to academic research and careers. Their editorial and peer-review processes act as a check on new claims and findings, and researchers build their careers on the list of journal articles they have published. The journal that reported Newton’s optical experiments still exists. First published in 1665, and now fully digital, the Philosophical Transactions has carried papers by Charles Darwin, Dorothy Hodgkin and Stephen Hawking. It is now one of eleven journals published by the Royal Society of London. Unrivalled insights from the Royal Society’s comprehensive archives have enabled the authors to inve

CfP: The Real and the Known

Submission deadline: October 31, 2022. Vol. 11, Issue 1, 2023 [https://www.thaumazein.it/] Edited by Silvia De Bianchi (Università degli Studi di Milano / Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) & Lorenzo Giovannetti (Università di Roma Tor Vergata / ILIESI, C.N.R.) Confirmed contributors: Klaus Corcilius – Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Fiona Leigh – University College London. The Real and the Known aims to host comparative studies on Ancient and Modern Philosophy to investigate the roots of the reflection upon knowledge, its meaning and purposes throughout history. In analyzing a variety of significantly distinct approaches, this special issue sheds light on the modification of the debate on the notion of knowledge and its full or partial capacity of grasping what is identified as “the real”. At some stages of its long history, the question concerning knowledge has met with crucial turning points and this special issue aims to identify those which can be found in ancient Greek a

New open access book: Victorian Alchemy: Science, magic and ancient Egypt (UCL Press)

Victorian Alchemy explores nineteenth-century conceptions of ancient Egypt as this extant civilisation was being ‘rediscovered’ in the modern world. With its material remnants somewhat paradoxically symbolic of both antiquity and modernity (in the very currentness of Egyptological excavations), ancient Egypt was at once evocative of ancient magical power and of cutting-edge science, a tension that might be productively conceived of as ‘alchemical’. Allusions to ancient Egypt simultaneously lent an air of legitimacy to depictions of the supernatural while projecting a sense of enchantment onto representations of cutting-edge science. Examining literature and other cultural forms including art, photography and early film, Eleanor Dobson traces the myriad ways in which magic and science were perceived as entwined, and ancient Egypt evoked in parallel with various fields of study, from imaging technologies and astronomy, to investigations into the electromagnetic spectrum and the human min

CfP: From Table to Text: Borders and Boundaries in Food History

March 3rd and 4th, 2023, A Virtual Conference Hosted by the History Department, University of California. Organizers: Erika Rappaport and Elizabeth Schmidt We invite you to submit a proposal for a virtual, interdisciplinary workshop on the borders, boundaries, divisions, and unifying factors within the field of Food History to take place March 3rd – 4th, 2023. In May 2021, scholars from around the world came together virtually to present papers on the theme of “Imperial Foodways: Culinary Economies and Provisioning Politics.” Attendees interrogated the boundaries between historiographical divides and between empires and nations. We also successfully crossed other divides, such as food/drink; formal/informal empire; production/consumption; and indigenous/transnational.  We are now interested more directly in considering the many borders and boundaries placed around and within the field of Food History itself. What is “Food History”? What is a “History of Foodways”? What other fields len

LONTAD: Total Digital Access to the League of Nations Archives

Between 2017 and 2022, with the support of a generous grant from a private Genevan foundation, the United Nations Library Geneva, Institutional Memory Section (IMS), launched a massive five-year project to digitize the entire League of Nations Archives, estimated to contain some 15 million pages of content. This project, called the Total Digital Access to the League of Nations Archives Project (LONTAD), will allow for the comprehensive study of this rich and unique collection and will help illuminate the diplomacy of the interwar period. https://libraryresources.unog.ch/lontad