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Publicado el número 74 (2) de Asclepio

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CfP: Heuristics and Causality in the Sciences (HaCitS), 18-20 May 2023, University College London, London

Heuristics and Causality in the Sciences (HaCitS).  University College London, London, UK, 18-20 May 2023 Url: https://sites.google.com/ stevens.edu/hacits2023 This is the fourteenth conference in the Causality in the Sciences series of conferences. Causality plays a central role in the sciences. Causal inference, explanation and reasoning are major concerns in fields as diverse as computer science, psychology, astrophysics, biochemistry, biomedical or social sciences. Following Herbert Simon’s work, ideas of heuristics have also been pervasive in fields as diverse as computer science, psychology, and game theory and are recently of interest in questions of evidence in philosophy of biology and biomedical sciences. Heuristics have been understood in many ways, but they are united by offering problem solving or discovery methods when traditionally ‘optimal’ search is impossible or otherwise undesirable. These ideas have influenced thinking in many disciplines, and this conference aims t

CfP: Plague as Metaphor

"Open Cultural Studies" ( www.degruyter.com/CU LTURE ) invites submissions for a topical issue on “Plague as Metaphor,” edited by Nahum Welang (University of Stavanger, Norway).  From Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (1602) to Edvard Munch’s painting Self-Portrait After the Spanish Flu (1919-20) to Albert Camus’s The Plague (1947), works of literature and visual culture have a rich tradition of contemplating the impact of plagues on everyday life, and in Susan Sontag’s seminal text Illness as Metaphor, she argues that artists have historically relied on the literary device of metaphors to characterize illnesses associated with plagues (1978: 39-40).  Sontag goes on to problematize this enduring metaphorization of illnesses, pointing out that metaphorical mythologies and mysteries tend to simplify and even dehumanize the layered lived experiences of patients. For example, metaphors of dread associated with cancer have often led to the shunning of cancer patients “by relatives and f

CfP: Seventh International Undergraduate Research Conference on Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society (STMS)

Conference Theme:  Science and Public Welfare Keynote Speaker:  Erika Dyck, Canada Research Chair in the History of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. Publications include  Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD on the Canadian Prairies  (University of Manitoba Press, 2012) and  Facing Eugenics  (University of Toronto Press, 2013). Science impacts every aspect of our lives and has long been viewed as a public good. However, the relationship between science and society is complex and multifaceted. Scientific developments and their technological counterparts have created both new solutions and new problems for the public. How has the increased presence of science and technology in our everyday lives impacted mental, social, economic, political, environmental, and physical health? How have scientific and technological advancements created new problems for the Earth, and can science help us avoid the impending climate crisis? What ethical issues arise when we avail ourselves of powerful science-ba

CfA: 2023 meeting of the International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB)

ISHPSSB 2023, 9–15 JULY 2023.  University of Toronto and Western University Ontario   We invite submissions for the next International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology biennial meeting, which will take place in Toronto, Canada, 9–15 July 2023. Returning to in-person meetings after the four-year hiatus, the Council, Local Organizing, and Program Committees are working to put together an exciting program inspired by socially relevant work on biology and the life sciences, contemporary challenges of climate change and the pandemics, the growing global interests into indigenous ways of knowing, and knowledge and concerns of the local communities living in the Toronto and Ontario area and around the Great Lakes. To do so, we are building on the ISHPSSB membership; keynote lecture and a panel that will highlight these themes, the strengths of local communities of scholars in HPS, the social studies of science, sciences and museum studies; and exploring new an

CfP: British Society for Philosophy of Science 2023 Annual Conference in Bristol

Submission is now open for proposals for symposia to be presented at the British Society for Philosophy of Science 2023 Annual Conference in Bristol on 5–7th July 2023. The deadline is   3rd February 2023 .      Proposals should include: The title of the proposed symposium A short descriptive summary of the proposal (100-200 words) A description of the topic and a justification of its current importance to the discipline (500-1000 words) Titles and abstracts of all papers, with 250-500 words for the title and abstract of each paper A list of participants and either an abbreviated curriculum vitae or short biographical description (not to exceed 1 page) for each participant, including any non-presenting co-authors. Institutional affiliation and e-mail addresses for all participants, including any non-presenting co-authors. Proposals should be submitted via email as one pdf file to “ bspsconference2023@proton.me ”   See   here   for further details. Call for individual papers will be ope

CfP: Climate, food and famine in history

Submissions are open for the upcoming workshop "Climate, food and famine in history", to be held on April 14th 2023 at Manchester's Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.  This is an intimate 1-day event to bring together individuals from a variety of research backgrounds in an effort to generate transdisciplinary engagement around the intersection between climate, food and famine in history. We are especially interested in papers that explore how climate has featured in historical discourses about food and famine in different ways and across different contexts. Please see the full call for papers at  bit.ly/3oMiLcf for full information.  Deadline for abstracts (300 words): December 15th 2023   The format of the workshop will consist of 20 minute presentations, followed by 10 minutes of discussion at the end of each panel. All presenters will take part in a 50 minute roundtable to finish proceedings.  A limited number of travel bursaries are available

CfP: Epidemiology of syphilis and STIs From venereal peril to HIV

Call for contributions to a thematic issue of  Annales de démographie historique. URL:  https://neverending.unige.ch/call-papers/ In order to instigate public health measures, a disease must be visible to scientists, health care providers, public authorities and society. From the middle of the 19th century, three types of evidence have been used to prove the reality of a disease at the individual and collective levels: clinical sciences, which reason by case; laboratory sciences, which analyse human biological samples; and medical statistics, which rely on serial population data analysis. In the cases of the major scourges of the first half of the 20th century (i.e. the so-called ‘social’ diseases: tuberculosis, alcoholism, syphilis), the use of numbers became a key element in the construction of proof of their existence, their inclusion on political agendas and their management by the nascent public health system. Public and political action related to public health relies on numbers:

Call for Contributions: Technology in National Contexts - Future and Past of Writing

The eighth issue of "Technology and Language" has appeared, and with it calls for contributions that appeal to cultural studies and the history and philosophy of technology.   < https://soctech.spbstu.ru/en/ issue/8/ > < www.philosophie.tu-darmstadt. de/T_and_L > The current issue is dedicated to Technologies in a Multilingual World. It begins with two perspectives on the multilingual condition - linguistics meets philosophy of technology. It includes papers about industrial sounds and the music of machines as well as  the languages of mathematics. Calls for Contributions (deadlines March 5 and June 5, 2023):   „Mythologies. The Spirit of Technology in its Cultural Context“ (Deadline March 5, 2023): This special issue is concerned with technological developments in relation to state sponsorship and how these implicate myths of progress. Simultaneously, we wish to explore how scholars have explored technological determinism and critiqued techno-cultural imaginaries

Call for Proposals: History of Science Society @ 100

2024 will mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the History of Science Society. To mark the occasion, HSS is looking to organize and co-sponsor programming that looks at the history of science as a field and/or HSS over the past century and asks, “Where have we been? Where are we now? Where do we want to be?” As part of our two year-long “centenary celebration,” which kicked off at the annual meeting in Chicago in 2022 and culminate at the annual meeting in Merida in 2024, we are launching a podcast in collaboration with the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. The podcast will tentatively launch in mid-2023. The HSS Centennial Committee, together with the Consortium, is seeking pitches for 10-20 minute podcast episodes that examine the history of the field of history of science and/or the history of HSS as an organization. We are also seeking proposals for in-person and online events (including talks, workshops, film screenings, trivia nights - you

CfP: 43rd History of Technology Conference - Good, Durable, Safe. Quality and Safety Requirements of Technology in History

On November 17 and 18, 2023, the 43rd History of Technology Conference of the Iron Library (TGT) will take place at the Klostergut Paradies in Schlatt near Schaffhausen (Switzerland). Since 1978, it has provided an outstanding platform for exchange between research, teaching, and industry. The speakers and the invited guests come from universities, libraries, collections and museums or contribute their business and industrial experience. The conferences are renowned for the breadth and topicality of the papers presented. Information on previous conferences can be found at:  www.eisenbibliothek.ch . The event is organized by the Iron Library (Eisenbibliothek), Foundation of Georg Fischer Ltd. Responsibility for the content of the conference is in the hands of the scientific advisory board, whose members include Prof. Dr. Gisela Hürlimann (TU Dresden), Prof. Dr. Friedrich Steinle (TU Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Marcus Popplow (KIT). We invite interested persons involved in research, teaching a

CfP: ICOHTEC conference 2023: Interdependencies. From Local Microstories to Global Perspectives on the History of Technology

Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia,  Tallinn University of Technology and the University of Tartu,  14-18 August 2023 The 2023 ICOHTEC annual conference invites scholars to reflect on the complex, mutual relations between technology and the environment, culture, and politics, as well as the ways in which they are entangled at the local, regional, transnational, and global levels. The crises we face today as a consequence of climate change, wars, or the COVID pandemic expose the reality that no institution, company, country, community, or body is independent. They all depend on diverse others within various networks, e.g. production and distribution systems; supply chains, especially of food, energy, materials, and medical products as well as human workers; support and care systems created at the global, national, and interpersonal levels. Within these networks, the solutions developed by unprivileged groups to manage the shortcomings they cope with daily can also be, and in fact are, applied m

CfP: The Politics of Nuclear Waste

One of the key features of the Anthropocene is the prevalence of radioactive waste since the dawn of the nuclear age. Each stage of the nuclear fuel cycle produces radioactive waste. Thus, radioactive waste is produced by mining companies, nuclear power stations, nuclear medical facilities, the nuclear arms industry, research reactors, and the decommissioning of nuclear facilities. Nuclear waste poses health and environmental risks and hence requires safe and secure disposal and management at appropriate sites. Host communities have been called sacrifice zones as the waste they store is most often produced elsewhere. Given the longevity of nuclear waste, its disposal requires careful planning and a consideration of its impact on future generations. Moreover, the siting process is often politically divisive and adds another layer to the complex nature of the process.    The purpose of this call is two-fold. First, it serves as a call for paper proposals for an interdisciplinary webinar