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CfP: Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science

The June 2023 edition of  Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science  will present a special issue dedicated to the work of Bruno Latour (1947-2022). His recent passing makes this a highly propitious moment to reposition and debate Latour’s impacts and legacies. The life and work of Bruno Latour have been marked by contention. It is interesting to think how his thought, which traverses sociology, history, philosophy, anthropology, and other dialogues, raised a series of debates around his concepts, postulates, and provocations in the public arena, making him an emblematic figure of the so-called science studies. Latour did not make polemics merely an object within science studies but embodied it in the way he constituted himself as a public intellectual and in his project of society. His societal model operates in an ontological subversion, in the impossibility of separating society and nature, subject and object, humans and non-humans, that he repeatedly clai

CfP: Invisible Labor in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 7th Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, 14-16 Sept., University of Chicago

To coincide with the installation of our exhibit on “The Untold History of Women at Yerkes Observatory, 1900–1930,” the Capturing the Stars Research Group at the University of Chicago is organizing an interdisciplinary conference on Invisible Labor in Astronomy and Astrophysics. We define invisible labor broadly and welcome contributions that engage with this theme in any period or geographic region from scholars in all fields, including but not limited to astronomers, historians of science and/or photography, librarians, archivists, and scholars of science and technology studies. Contributions are especially encouraged from graduate students, early career researchers, and independent scholars. We are soliciting proposals for individual presentations, organized panels, and workshops. Possible topics include but are not limited to: -       The ways in which invisible labor contributes to the advancement of knowledge -       How and why certain forms of labor are more or less visible tha

CfP: 40th Annual Nursing and Health Care History Conference

The American Association for the HIstory of Nursing is sponsoring their 40th Annual conference on nursing and health care history to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 28 to 30, 2023. The conference is a forum for researchers sharing new research addressing events, issues, and topics in any area of nursing and healthcare history, broadly construed to encompass the history of nursing, global nursing history, nursing practice, health care institutions, caring, illness, healing work and public health. Submissions pertaining to all areas and regions of the world are welcome.  Individual papers, posters, panels and thematic proposals are accepted.  Guidelines for Submissions for a paper (20 min presentation with 10 minutes for questions) or poster include a one page abstract of a completed study describing the following section of the abstract:  Overview of the topic ,  Historiographical literature  on the topic,  Methods  including primary resources and perspectives, and  Summa

FPI PhD Fellowship: "The Nature and Normativity of Inquiry"

The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation has announced a 4-year PhD fellowship (FPI) associated with the research project “The Na ture and Normativity of Inquiry” (project  PID2021-123938NB-I00   ), based  at the Complutense University of Madrid, and with Michele Palmira (UCM) and Javier González de Prado (UNED) as co-PIs. You can find more information about the project on  its website .  We invite applications from candidates interested in issues in epistemology related to the topic of the project, including (but not limited to) the nature and aims of inquiry, epistemic normativity and the norms of inquiry, suspension of judgement and other inquiring attitudes, and the structure of scientific inquiry. The candidate will be supervised by Michele Palmira (UCM) and/or Javier González de Prado (UNED), depending on the topic of the proposal. These are the links to the official call and to the application website:  Ayudas para contratos predoctorales para la formación de doctores/as 2

CfP: 2nd Scientific Instrument Symposium 18 - 22 September 2023

Scientific Instruments have crossed time and space: they witness the knowledge that was characteristic of the epoch and civilization in which they were built and used. What is a scientific instrument? Which concept is behind it? How did it evolve in different centuries and geographical areas? How did it interact with its cultural context? Which role did it play? We are usually focused on physical collections, in museums and in other institutions, but it is equally interesting to reflect on the representations of scientific instruments in different contexts, from fine arts to cinema, from textbooks to catalogues and archives, where drawings or descriptions of instruments are sometimes hidden in notebooks or correspondence, sometimes revealing unexpected connections. In memory of Paolo Brenni, we will pay special attention to conservation and restoration of scientific instruments and the importance of preserving this specific kind of heritage. In continuity with the last Symposia of the

CfA: 5th Scientific Understanding and Representation (SURe) annual workshop

We invite authors to submit abstracts (300-500 words) prepared for blind review for the upcoming 5 th  annual workshop  Scientific Understanding and Representation (SURe) . Please provide also information about your affiliation and contact details in a separate file. Submit your abstract via  EasyChair .                   Submission deadline:  January 20 th , 2023      Deadline for communicating decisions:  February 20 th , 2023      Conference dates:  May 19-20, 2023            Keynote speakers:  Eran Tal (McGill University) & Agnes Bolinska (University of South Carolina)        There will also be a book panel on  A Middle Way: A Non-Fundamental Approach to Many-Body Physics  including Robert Batterman (University of Pittsburgh), Jennifer Jhun (Duke University), Katie Robertson (University of Birmingham), and Collin Rice (Colorado State University).   The workshop will be hybrid. The in-person portion will take place at:      University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.       The onlin

Conference CfP: The Future of the Humanities (Oxford, May 13-14)

Saturday, May 13th – Sunday, May 14th Ertegun House, University of Oxford   Whereto the Humanities? What will preoccupy the Humanities scholar as we hurtle towards midcentury at an ever-increasing pace? Beset by institutional hawks demanding more quantitative impact and value, how do the Humanities respond, innovate, and preserve the tangible and intangible affects which make our work worthwhile? This conference invites early graduate students and career researchers—along with other interested stakeholders—to paint our near-future with a critical eye, to debate what the Humanities are going forward, and to tackle the challenges and opportunities researchers are facing in a changing world.    Some of the issues that will be considered throughout the conference include:   *   What is the value of the Humanities?   Is there an intrinsic value that allows us to pursue the Humanities for their own sake, and should we foreground such salience? Or, in instrumental terms, what is the role of t