Mostrando entradas de enero 15, 2023

Número especial de HCS-Manguinhos: Histórias transculturais de psicoterapias: novas narrativas

Url:  https://www.scielo.br/j/hcsm/i/2022.v29suppl1/ Neste número especial investigamos histórias das psicoterapias. É possível encontrar o termo “psicoterapia” já em meados do século XIX. Médicos advindos de escolas diversas, como Tuke, Bernheim e Van Eeden começaram a utilizá-lo para definir terapias que buscavam o tratamento moral, curar automatismos, persuadir ou produzir catarse, afetando o corpo, a mente e o subconsciente. No início do século XX, a palavra ganhou maior espaço de circulação, sendo adotada por autores como Dubois, Janet, Forel, Jaspers e Jung, que passaram a buscar afetar comportamentos e o inconsciente. O termo ganhou ainda maior notoriedade e diversidade no pós-Segunda Guerra Mundial, passando a ser adotado por autores de referência psicanalítica, do gestaltismo, da escola existencial e mesmo por autores provenientes de referenciais cognitivo-comportamentais. No mundo contemporâneo, e apesar da falta de consenso sobre o seu significado, as psicoterapias ganharam

CfA: 4th Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science (LICPOS 2023)

Submissions are now open for Abstracts and Proposals for Symposia to be presented at the  4th Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science (LICPOS 2023) , organized by the  Centre for Philosophy of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (CFCUL)  on its 20th anniversary. The Conference will take place in Lisbon, at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (Ciências ULisboa), on  July 12-14, 2023 . As a satellite event, on July 15, LICPOS 2023 will also host the 2nd Meeting of the Iberian Network of Philosophy of Science (ReIFiCi). The Lisbon International Conferences on Philosophy of Science are periodic conferences directed to a wide audience with interests in the philosophy of science broadly conceived. Reflecting the main lines of research of CFCUL, we are especially interested in proposals related to: Epistemology and Methodology; General Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics; Philosophy of Physics; Philosophy of the Life Sciences; Philosoph

Novedad bibliográfica: Seduced by Radium: How Industry Transformed Science in the American Marketplace

Autora: Maria Rentetzi The discovery of radium by Marie and Pierre Curie in 1898 eventually led to a craze for radium products in the 1920s until their widespread use proved lethal for consumers, patients, and medical practitioners alike. Radium infiltrated American culture, Maria Rentetzi reveals, not only because of its potential to treat cancer but because it was transformed from a scientific object into a familiar, desirable commodity. She explores how Standard Chemical Company in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania—the first successful commercial producer of radium in the United States—aggressively promoted the benefits of radium therapy and its curative properties as part of a lucrative business strategy. Over-the-counter products, from fertilizers to paints and cosmetics to tonics and suppositories, inspired the same level of trust in consumers as a revolutionary pharmaceutical. The radium industry in the United States marketed commodities like Liquid Sunshine and Elixir of Youth at a time

CfP: The history of crop science and the future of food

Since the turn of the twentieth century, crop science has pushed agricultural productivity to unprecedented levels, while expanding production frontiers worldwide. These achievements have been widely celebrated for averting famine and sustaining economic development even as global population expanded dramatically. However, a dominant narrative of science-driven agricultural growth over this period has at times obscured the persistence of hunger, emergence of environmental problems, and contributions of scientific research and technological interventions to inequality despite the best intentions of those working in crop science and related fields. Historical accounts of agricultural change have been crucial in forging new understandings of the (uneven) contributions of crop science to sustaining human communities and cultures at local, regional, and global scales. This special issue of  Plants, People, Planet  will bring new voices and perspectives to the ongoing project of understa

CfP: Histories of Disability and Emotions, Online Conference,13-15 June 2023

Histories of Disability and Emotions. An International Online Conference Hosted by KU Leuven and the University of Liège, Belgium, 13-15 June 2023 The history of disability and the history of emotions are now well-established fields of research. They have experienced relatively similar debates and methodological developments, and they have strong, if complicated, ties to the history of medicine. But despite their similarities, these two fields have only recently started to intersect. In his 2016 article  “Disability History and the History of Emotions: Reflections on Eighteenth-Century Britain” , David M. Turner explored “ways in which history's ‘emotional turn’ can shed light on disability in the past,” and suggested that we steer away from focusing on “sympathy” and “pity.” Yet, to date there is still relatively little historical research on the connections between disability and emotions. We welcome proposals for 20-minutes presentations that analyze the emotions experienced


Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture. Special Issue WOMEN’S HEALTH AND DIGITALISATION IN FORCED MIGRATION. Digital Solutions to promote Intercultural Mobility in access to SRH services in Europe Editor:  Dr. Nena MOCNIK,  GRITIM   Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain Abstracts by 15th March 2023 In the last ten years, e xperts from academia, think tanks and civil society have engaged with the topic of linking technology and human rights, recognizing the importance of new policies and advocacy that would push governments to provide all communities with the access to the internet and devices in an increasingly digital, automated world. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development states that despite the risks of facilitating the control, dominion and marginalization, the spread of information and communications technology and global interconnectedness has great potential to accelerate human progress. In the context of mass migration to Europe in 2015–2016, research

CfP: Public Understanding of Science special issue proposal on Science Communication, Public Engagement and Social Justice

Proposed editors : Dr Simon J Lock and Prof Emily Dawson, Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL  Theme : In this special issue we will explore questions of social justice and power as they relate to science communication and public engagement with science. Specifically, we (Simon & Emily) argue that much of science communication and public engagement scholarship is still caught up in the scientistic and policy defined epistemological framings of the late 20th Century in the Global North.  This call for papers asks for contributions to the special issue based on academic research at the intersections of science communication, public engagement and social justice practices. We encourage authors from under-represented backgrounds in the field, and from diverse regions. We encourage cross-cultural comparisons and seek critically informed research.  We seek submissions in line with but not limited to the following lines of inquiry:  How might we understand science communicat

CfA: Environmental Histories of Capitalism

Theoretical Practice 1/2024 Editors: Michał Pospiszyl Abstract submission deadline: March 31, 2023 Text submission deadline: June 30, 2023 Planned date of publication: March 2024 The starting point for the planned issue can be found in Karl Marx's famous formula: “Men make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please; they do not make it under circumstances chosen by themselves”. According to the commonly held interpretation, Marx believed that the construction of egalitarian and fair relations required the right infrastructure: machines, developed productive forces, and the modern organisation of work. We encourage the submission of texts which challenge this anthropocentric interpretation and attempt to think about material conditions of societies not only as something technical, but above all emerging from their natural environments. Our issue will aim to explore histories of the relationship between the natural environment and different social syst

CfP: 'Science: Between Literal and Metaphorical Meanings?' Workshop with Graham Harman in Lisbon, 20-21 April 2023

Modern scientific endeavors are often guided by the positivistic ideal of obtaining a neutral, detached point of observation from which truths about the world can be deduced and believed to hold independently of the socio-political context in which they were obtained. Philosophical and sociological perspectives have however long highlighted that science and the contents of its discoveries are not to be separated from the context in which they are practiced, nor are they to ignore the impact that objects, artifacts, or natural events have in structuring our social, political, or physical realities. In the same spirit, Graham Harman argues that the human dimension of reality is just one of many, equally real non-human realities. Within this shared ontological space all beings - termed objects in Harman’s system - have sensual qualities, i.e. the ones that define an object in relation, and real qualities, i.e. the ones that define the object withdrawn from all interactions and relations.

Call for Contributions: Metaphors of the Mind (Technology and Language)

The ninth issue of "Technology and Language" has appeared, and with it a  new call for contributions that appeals primarily to the study of  computer metaphors, philosophy of mind, histories of cognitive science  and technology, modelling practices. https://soctech.spbstu.ru/en/i ssue/9/ www.philosophie.tu-darmstadt.d e/T_and_L The current issue “Mimesis and Composition” presents a collection of papers associated with the Padova Summer School on Philosophy and Cultural Studies of Technology (Natascha Adamowsky and Fabio Grigenti, guest editors). It includes several explorations of the relation of technology and magic e.g. in regard to charismatic research programs (Mareike Smolka), on the mythical aura of the digital (Benedetta Milani), on New Phenomenology, sound, and atmospheric art and technology (Irina Oznobikhina). Natascha Adamowsky contributes a paper on play as a mode of experimentally exploring the world, others are dedicated to Santa Claus, Walter Benjamin, urban sm

CfP: Unruly Microbes - Epidemics, Infections, and Ecologies of Change in Historical Perspective

         From spillover diseases to re-emerging infections to rising rates of antimicrobial resistance, stories of unruly microbes have proliferated daily conversation in recent years. These serious and continuing threats to human and nonhuman health fly in the face of triumphalist narratives of epidemiological transition and global disease eradication (Bellamy Foster et al., 2021). The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the extent to which these human-microbial interactions are mediated by ecological change widely construed, from urban and rural land use change driven by global commerce patterns to shifts in internal microbial populations within bodies. While scholars have developed many frames through which to think about the embeddedness of disease in ecological change historically and in the present, these stories remain on the margins of more traditional biomedical studies, and are often siloed into different disciplinary homes. This conference seeks to bring together scholars across d

Innate: How Science Invented the Myth of Race

Innate: How Science Invented the Myth of Race  is a  podcast  and  magazine  project that explores the historical roots and persistent legacies of racism in American science and medicine. Published through  Distillations , the Science History Institute’s highly acclaimed digital content platform, the project will examine the scientific origins of support for racist theories, practices, and policies. Url:  https://www.sciencehistory.org/innate?utm_source=announcement&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=innate