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CfP: Matrix 4(1) - Women and Water: The Flow of Matriculture

THEME: Women and Water: the Flow of Matriculture Deadline for abstract submission: 15 June 2023 The relationship of women with water is deep, flowing among and between cultures as disparate as the Anishnaabeg of eastern Canada, the Celtic people of Europe, and the Ashanti of western Africa. This issue of  Matrix  seeks to explore that relationship. We are looking for articles which, among other things, describe women’s ritual behaviour in relation to water, the ways in which water affects women’s lives and experiences, the cultural stories and views which inform their relationship. Today, there is a heightened knowledge of the preciousness of water to human life. Is the special relationship to water some cultures attribute to women connected to our wombs as the matrix of life, particularly to menstruation and the uterine liquids in which embryos swim? Or are there other reasons buried deep in myth and storytelling which explicate a special ritual relationship? What are women’s ri

CfP: Travelling Antiquaries (16th-19th centuries)

The travel narratives are arousing the interest to a large academic community. The travel sources document the history of the gaze and the constitution of taste, as well as the history of knowledge, from the natural sciences to archaeology, including ethnology and the history of texts. They also provide archaeologists, art historians and historians with evidence of lost works and texts, as well as precious documents on the constitution of collections. The conference “Travelling Antiquaries” ("Antiquaires voyageurs") intends to focus on the links between the travels of European antiquarians between the Renaissance and the 19th century, and the development of knowledge about the ancient and medieval past through its material remains. The aim is to question the relevance of a separation that is sometimes established between the "man of the cabinet" and the "man of the field", and to reflect on the insertion of the journey into a material, intellectual, but al

CfP: Labor – Movement – Nature. Historical Perspectives on an Ambivalent Relationship

Labor can alter, shape or destroy the environment. The relationship of humans with their external and internal nature is mediated by labor. In a historical perspective, the development of the present societal relationship to nature cannot be separated from the development of capitalism. The emergence of a class of dependent wage laborers during industrialization went hand in hand with the enclosure of rural areas, forced displacement, resettlement, forced sedentarization of local populations and with urbanization. Interventions in the biosphere and atmosphere, such as the pollution and poisoning of air and water, the leaching of soils, the clearing of forests or the reduction of biodiversity, did not take place in an abstract or imagined nature. These processes directly affected living and working conditions, bringing about conflicts and resistance. The proliferation of toxic, noisy, accident-prone or sickening working conditions can equally be seen as an expression of a disturbed „met

Novedad bibliográfica: A History of Genomics across Species, Communities and Projects

Miguel García-Sancho and James Lowe are pleased to announce that our book, A History of Genomics across Species, Communities and Projects, has now been published by Palgrave Macmillan. The book can be downloaded open-access (or purchased in paper copy) at:  https://link.springer.com/book /10.1007/978-3-031-06130-1 This book is the culmination of the multi-disciplinary collaborative project ‘TRANSGENE: Medical Translation in the History of Modern Genomics’, funded by the European Research Council from 2016 to 2022. In it, we provide a comprehensive overview of the history of genomics across three different species – yeast, human and pig – and over four decades, from the 1980s to the recent past. We provide an overview of the history of genomics across three species – yeast, human & pig – from the 1980s to the recent past. Taking an inclusive approach to capture the work of smaller-scale institutions as well as international initiatives to map & sequence genomes, we show how prac

CfP: Space in Time: From the Heavens to Outer Space - Warburg Institute

  Space in Time: From the Heavens to Outer Space   Papers deadline: 31 May 2023 Conference: Warburg Institute, 12–13 October 2023   Space in Time  is a forum for new work in the long and global cultural history of the space beyond Earth, from the ancient heavens to modern outer space. While space history is a vibrant field of study, extending across the humanities and social sciences, it often breaks down along familiar geographical, disciplinary, and period-based boundaries. In particular, the field’s predominant interest remains in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, especially following what is now increasingly referred to as the First Space Age. However, while outer space undeniably gains in interest in this period, this interest is preceded and underwritten by a cross-cultural history stretching as far back as the human imagination itself, much of it yet to be written.   Space in Time  invites work sparking new cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural, and cross-period conversatio

CfP: Can Technology Save the Planet? - CETE-P Workshop - Prague, 5 September 2023

Institute of Philosophy - Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague,  5 September, 2023 Keynote speakers:   Vincent Blok   (Wageningen University) and   Leonnie Bossert  (University of Tübingen) Usually, technology ethics is not informed by environmental ethics and vice versa. But many ethical reflections on climate change, sustainability, Anthropocene, artificial intelligence (AI), or robotics could be enriched if these fields considered each other’s work. To do this is especially important today, when urgent global issues crystallize around these topics and all intellectual resources are needed to tackle them. The one-day workshop, situated on the nexus environmental ethics and technology ethics, aims to bring together philosophers from both fields to think about AI and climate change and related topics on these interesting crossroads, borders, and bridges.  We invite contributions representing a broad variety of philosophical approaches, methods, and directions, and welcome philosophers who

CfP: Representation in Games (Nordic Explorative Workshops)

The IT University of Copenhagen and its Nordic partners call for papers and student presentations for a workshop on the philosophy of games to be held at the IT University, Copenhagen, Denmark, 29-30.08.2023 The notion of representation is often used in game studies literature, but it is practically always invoked in critical contexts. Existing research focuses on problematic aspects of representations of minorities, genders, or ethnicities. These analyses presuppose some philosophical notion of representation without spelling it out. And yet, as can be seen in the light of discussions over the idea of representation in other areas, the concept can be understood in different ways. Moreover, theories of representation approach the subject from various angles – apart from prominent discussions in philosophy of mind and philosophy of science it is also often invoked by scholars interested in aesthetics or theory of fiction. It seems that common understanding of the mechanisms underlying r

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

CfP: Graduate Conference 'Science, etc: Explanation, Technology, and Communication'

The philosophy department at the University of Washington, Seattle is proud to announce a graduate conference titled Science,   etc .:   E xplanation,   T e chnology, and   C ommunication to be held on the UW: Seattle campus on   October 19th and 20th, 2023   (date may be subject to change). We have organized this conference with the goal of platforming advanced philosophical inquiry into various dimensions of science, including scientific explanation, values in science, and technological innovation. We are enthusiastic to share that   Heather Douglas   (Michigan State University) will be joining us in Seattle as our keynote speaker. Professor Douglas is known for her field-defining work in values in science. In particular, she has made major contributions to the project of better understanding science and technology ethics, science advising, politicization of science, and the concept of objectivity. She is currently working on reformulating the social contract for science, particularl

CfP: “Channels of Transmission of Astronomical Knowledge in the Ottoman World (14th-18th centuries)” in Istanbul, Türkiye, November 21-24, 2023

The international congress entitled  “ Channels of Transmission of Astronomical Knowledge in the Ottoman World (14th-18th centuries) ”  will be held on  21-24 November 2023  in  Istanbul (Türkiye) , b eing co-organized by The Department of the History of Science (Istanbul University) and Institut Français d’Etudes Anatoliennes (IFEA).   This international colloquium aims to investigate the history of the development and choice of methods and the production of astronomical techniques in the Ottoman world from the 14th to the 18th century, including the Mediterranean and all the territories that were part of the Ottoman Empire.   Aiming for a broader audience, the colloquium will welcome scholars and colleagues in Hellenic, Byzantine, Iranian, Arabic, Ottoman, and Turkish studies, as well as specialists in the history of astronomical techniques in Europe. We wish to retrace the path of the transmission of astronomical techniques and methods through time and space and to highlight the key