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CfP: Discourses of Madness

Literary artists and textualists have long been fascinated by the alienated, the marginalized, the eccentric; intrigued, if not befuddled, by their non-conformity, their recalcitrance, their obstinate refusal to adhere; seized by their indifference to social norms and prescribed dictates; lured, if not bemused, by their fundamental apartness or uncompromising candor. In this optic, the non-clinical dimensions of madness have been extensively explored in short stories, novels, poems, dramas, comedies, treatises, exposés, essays, epistles, even in post-modern counter-narratives masquerading as autobiographical memoirs. In consequence of this critical and meta-critical abundance, it is not uncommon to discover writings by scholars of the mind, specialists in applied psychiatric theory, eager to proffer accounts of “textualized” insanity, its plethoric configurations and manifestations. In Michel Foucault’s seminal work,  Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reas

Certamen de relatos cortos «Alfredo Baratas» sobre Historia Natural «Museos de Historia Natural»

I Certamen de relatos cortos «Alfredo Baratas» sobre Historia Natural «Museos de Historia Natural» 1 de febrero de 2023 BASES La Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural, con sede en las Facultades de Biología y Geología de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, en C. José Antonio Nováis, 12., Madrid 28040 ( rsehno@ucm.es ), convoca el I Certamen “Alfredo Baratas” de relatos cortos sobre Historia Natural, que se regirá por las siguientes bases: 1. Objetivos Fomentar el interés por la Historia Natural y la Naturaleza, valorar la interpretación escrita y potenciar la originalidad y la creatividad. 2. Participantes El certamen está dirigido a cuantas personas deseen participar, con independencia de su edad o nacionalidad. Según la edad se han establecido dos categorías: Estudiante: De 16 a 21 años (inclusive). Adulto: Mayores de 21 años. Cada participante puede presentar un máximo de dos obras. 3. Temática Debe ser un relato de género libre relacionado con el tema de esta primera edición

CfP: Hidden Worlds: Histories of Disability Things and Material Culture

We are inviting submissions for a hybrid (online and in-person) workshop  Hidden Worlds: Histories of Disability Things and Material Culture , taking place in September 2023. Abstracts are due May 1 2023. Hidden Worlds: Histories of Disability Things and Material Culture For over two decades, historians of disability have called for greater engagement with material culture (Katherine Ott, David Serlin, and Stephen Mihm). Responding to this call, they have extensively examined prosthetics and wheelchairs, focusing on the processes of rehabilitation and design. Recently, the Crip Technoscience Manifesto (Aimi Hamraie and Kelly Fritsch) has encouraged historians to consider how disabled people have played more active roles in hacking, tinkering and re-purposing the material artifacts that have animated their everyday lives. The focus on disability things (Katherine Ott) is a strategic attempt to centre how users lived with these ‘things’ and to broaden what historians usually consider

Funded PhDs at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin /Freie Universität Berlin

The  Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies  ( https://www.berliner- antike-kolleg.org/en/bergsas/ index.html ) is offering  two doctoral scholarships  (Oct. 2023-Sept.2027) funded by the Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to earn a PhD in Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / Freie Universität Berlin) in the program  “Ancient Philosophy and History of Ancient Science” . We welcome applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of: Ancient Philosophy Classics History of Ancient Science Ancient Near Eastern Studies Arabic Philosophy and Science Jewish Philosophy and Aesthetics Candidates   must   hold   an   outsta nding   Master's   degree (MA, MSt, or MSc) or equivalent   in   one of   the   aforementioned   discipli nes.  Candidates are be expected to have sufficient command of the relevant ancient languages for their dissertation project. Since the language of instruction is predominantly English, your ac

Call for chapter authors - Epidemics, Pandemics, and Plagues: A Historical Reference Guide

We are seeking chapter authors for an intriguing new book to be published by Rowman & Littlefield:  Epidemics, Pandemics, and Plagues: A Historical Reference Guide.   The book will be a guide to historic pandemics, examining their relevance to the present day, drawing on contemporary primary sources. Each chapter will examine a specific pandemic in depth, covering aspects such as definition of the disease, suspected death rates, the areas and dates of disease outbreak and transmission routes, roles played by significant individuals, and socio-economic factors.   The contract is in place and we have several authors on board. We still need authors to write the following chapters:   Antonin and Justinian Plagues, 541-542 BCE and 541-549 AD The Black Death, 1331-1770 The Great Influenza of 1918-20 The Flu Epidemics of 1956-58 and 1968   If you would be interested in writing about one (or two) of these pandemics, or know someone who would, or want more details about deadlines and such,

CfP: Machine Learning and Society: Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives

Machine learning (ML) is a branch of Artificial Intelligence that focuses on using data and algorithms to mimic the way humans learn. ML has the potential to deeply transform our societies and our economies. As the OECD recently reported: ‘it promises to generate productivity, gains, improve well-being and help address global challenges... Yet, as [its] applications are adopted around the world, their use can raise questions and challenges related to human values, fairness, human determination, privacy, safety, and accountability...’ This topical collection sets out to explore the broad applications of ML in Society. The objective of this collection is therefore to take our readers on a fascinating voyage of recent machine learning advancements, highlighting the systematic changes in algorithms, techniques and methodologies underwent to date but also aptly reflecting on the philosophical, sociological, as well as ethical consequences, overall impact, and general desirability that such

CfP: Intersections: Digital Festival for the History of Science

The British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) invites proposals for the second Digital Festival for the History of Science, to be held online from July 3 to 7, 2023 Each session will run for 50 minutes (with scope for double sessions).  Sessions may include audio and visual content, with online interactivity through video conferencing software. We are not seeking traditional conference papers or talks-based panels, but are keen to receive proposals for: -       roundtable discussions -       performances -       social events -       demonstrations or explorations of digital resources -       reading groups or seminar-style discussions -       innovative proposals based on other approaches. All sessions must feature at least two participant contributors and include an opportunity for audience engagement: at minimum, this can be in the form of a question-and-answer session following the presentation, but we encourage approaches with alternative forms of audience participation. O

Call for abstracts & symposia: 4th Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science > 12-14 July

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; Philoso

CfP: TechSex: Exploring the Philosophical and Ethical Implications – Ghent University, May 9, 2023

TechSex.  Exploring the Philosophical and Ethical Implications   May 9, 2023 – 14:00-17:00 (CET),  Ghent University   Keynote by Prof. Lily Frank Eindhoven University of Technology   Workshop Theme   Sexuality and technology are historically intertwined phenomena which raises questions about the nature of our sexuality, and our relation with sexual technologies. Our engagement with sex-oriented technology has been a matter of enhancing sexual appeal, sexual activity or pleasure or compensating for sexual partners. Technosexual objects, practices and procedures include, among others, biotechnology, drug manufacturing, medical interventions, sex toys, VR technologies, etc. AI Sexbots are the latest development in this wave of technosexualization.  According to Tanja Kubes (2019), they form the pinnacle of the materialization of ideas about gender and sexuality.   New sexual technologies have the potential to change the way we engage in sexual activity, potentially leading to novel forms