Mostrando entradas de octubre 23, 2022

Novedad bibliográfica: Artes de curar e práticas de saúde: circularidades, institucionalidades e repressão

Editado por André Mota y Tânia Salgado Pimenta. O universo das artes de curar sempre fez parte das relações estabelecidas entre os homens e a vida que o cerca, a partir de práticas e representações que buscam conter os sofrimentos e dirimir as dores do corpo e da alma. Acompanhar historicamente como se deram tais contextos é o convite para a leitura dessa coletânea. O livro apresenta um panorama dos estudos atuais sobre as artes de curar no Brasil, enriquecido com análises que abrangem a Argentina e a Península Ibérica. Os estudos que compõem este livro sobre as artes de curar contribuem para a ampliação e o aprofundamento das análises sobre o tema ao demonstrarem que as pessoas que exerciam as diversas artes de curar sem formação acadêmica não possuíam um perfil único e homogêneo. Curandeiros, parteiras, sangradores são exemplos de ofícios que abrigam atuações e formações baseadas mais ou menos nas tradições africanas, indígenas ou europeias. Contemplando as circularidades e a repress

CfP: Interdependencies: from local microstories to global perspectives on the History of technology

The concept of top-down transfer of technology has been challenged by Arnold Pacey and Francesca Bray (1990). Instead, they proposed the concept of ‘technological dialogue’ to bring attention to the process of modification of technologies in local contexts. We would like to go a step further and suggest the term ‘interdependencies’ to describe the reciprocal character of relations in which technology plays an important role. Despite the neoliberal myth of independence, interdependence is being reclaimed as a desired type of relationship that allows people, communities, and non-human agents to build networks to which they contribute and from which they benefit. Recently, designer, researcher, and disability justice activist Aimi Hamraie described ‘interdependence as a political technology’ and ‘a tool for facilitating connection and building new material arrangements.’ Hamraie additionally stresses the relational and ethical dimension of interdependence, as well as the fact that interde

Taylor-Wei Fellowship in the History of Meteorology

Taylor-Wei Dissertation Fellowship In the History of Meteorology Thanks to a generous gift, the Department of History of Science, Technology, and Medicine of the University of Oklahoma is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Taylor-Wei Dissertation Fellowship. This award, named in honor of the scientific achievements of Dr. Ronald C. Taylor and Dr. Ming-Ying Wei, consists of a $25,000 stipend for one year of research and writing on any topic related to the history of meteorology, climate science, and/or technologies related to those fields, broadly construed. We are interested in supporting social and cultural approaches to weather and climate as well as more technically-focused work. Graduate students from any institution are encouraged to apply. Opportunities will be available for the recipient to take advantage of the unique resources at OU, such as the National Weather Center and associated laboratories and the exceptional History of Science Collections, but there is no residence req

Techne logos, Care and the (Neg) Anthropocene. The 2nd European Culture and Technology Lab+ Annual Conference

The 2nd European Culture and Technology Lab+ Annual Conference. East Quad, City Campus, Technological University Dublin. 18th - 20th January 2023. Techne logos, Care and the (Neg) Anthropocene Keynote speaker: Yves Citton (Université Paris 8) The 2 nd  annual Conference hosted by the European University of Technology and organized by the European Culture and Technology Laboratory ‘ECT Lab+’ aims to bring together experts from the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Technology and other fields proposing ways of moving beyond the Anthropocene by negating the tendency which has led to its development. The proposals (which include artistic interventions) for the conference should address selected areas that focus on the relation between technology, care, and the (Neg) Anthropocene. The challenge today is to propose ways of living together that account for the paradoxes and hierarchies of care; ways of invention and innovation that take into consideration the questions and needs of care - ca

Accepting applications: Center for Philosophy of Science at The University of Pittsburgh

The Center for Philosophy of Science at The University of Pittsburgh is accepting applications for 2023-2024 Visiting Fellows and Postdocs until December 09, 2022. The Center has invited  Arnon Levy  to be the Senior Visiting Fellow for 2023-2024, and we particularly welcome applications from those whose research intersects with his.   Visiting Fellows - a one or two-term appointment for fall and/or spring terms which includes a living stipend. Learn more here:   https://www.centerphilsci. pitt.edu/programs/visiting- fellows/program-overview/ Apply here:   https://cfopitt.taleo.net/ careersection/pitt_faculty_ external/jobdetail.ftl?job= 22008171&tz=GMT-04%3A00& tzname=America%2FNew_York   Postdoctoral Fellows  - an 8-month (fall and spring term) appointment with a full salary and health benefits for early career scholars who have completed a PhD within the last 5 years.  Learn more here:   https://www.centerphilsci. pitt.edu/programs/postdoc- fellowships/program-overview/ Appl

Call For Abstracts: IHPST Graduate Conference

The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for our annual graduate conference. This year our theme is  The Written Word . Please see below for details. Submissions are due February 28, 2023 to  hapsatconference@gmail.com . Written communication is a vital component of how knowledge is spread. Literature, in every sense of the word, plays an important role in the production, circulation, and application of knowledge in science, medicine, and technology. How is knowledge disseminated within and beyond the limits of individual disciplines and to whom? What skills are required to effectively communicate with an intended audience? Does fiction have a place in the discussion of and reaction to advances in science? We welcome proposals from graduate scholars in history, philosophy, and any other discipline whose work relates to the theme. The IHPST conference will take place on Frida