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CfP: La circulación de conocimientos y prácticas culinarias y de ciencias alimentarias entre América Latina y Europa - Congreso AHILA, 2024

El simposio propone presentar y discutir ponencias que aborden los amplios entrelazamientos transatlánticos (científicos, populares y materiales) sobre cuestiones alimentarias en los siglos XIX y XX. La circulación de plantas y animales, pero también de costumbres culinarias y conocimientos sobre alimentación ha definido el encuentro transatlántico desde los primeros días de la conquista. En los siglos XIX y XX distintas ciencias y prácticas nutricionales se han sumado a esta circulación entre América Latina y Europa.   Queremos reunir trabajos con distintos enfoques metodológicos y de distintas ramas de las ciencias históricas. En concreto, nos gustaría poner en diálogo la historia de la migración y las relaciones internacionales, con la historia de los conocimientos, la historia de la ciencia, la tecnología y la salud y la historia ambiental. Con un enfoque común en la circulación de personas, materiales y saberes, pretendemos profundizar, en clave histórica, el complejo fenómeno ali

CfP: The National Health Service on TV

July 5, 2023 marks the 75 th  anniversary of Britain’s National Health Service. Its creation spearheaded by Labour  Minister of Health Aneurin Bevan, the NHS was, according to him , “the biggest single experiment in social service that the world has ever seen”.  Within a decade of the NHS’s inception, television was dramatizing the NHS wards, recognizing the appeal to viewers of storylines that combined romance, illness, and sometimes death.  The first medical soap opera,  Emergency Ward 10  (ITV 1957-1967) has since been followed by such series as  Casualty  1(986-),   Dr. Finlay  (1993-96) ,   The Royal  (2003-2011), and now on its 12th season,  Call the Midwife , to name just a few.  But the NHS has also been the subject of comedies and reality TV shows ( Only When I Laugh  (1979-82);  24 Hours in A&E  (2011-);  One Born Every Minute  (2010-18) ,  for example). Over the years, the depiction of NHS doctors, nurses, and other staff as heroic and romantic has been countered with dr

Call for Abstracts: Physics at the Interface, University of Durham, 7-8 September 2023

Abstract submissions are being invited for the workshop "Physics at the Interface: Connecting the Philosophies of the Physical, Life, and Social Sciences," scheduled to take place at the University of Durham on September 7-8, 2023. The 21st century has seen the flourishing of interdisciplinary fields at the interface of physics and other disciplines, such as biophysics, econophysics and social physics. The gap between physics and chemistry has also become increasingly blurred. The transfer of concepts, models and methods from physics to other domains raises a host of pressing questions. How does the interpretation, justification and explanatory status of physics approaches change when they are applied to biological and social systems? Do methodological conflicts arise at the physics interface, and if so how might historians and philosophers of science address them? Questions about the relationships between different areas of contemporary philosophy of science naturally arise

3 x 36-month postdoctoral research fellowships: Science, Society and Environmental Change in the First Millennium CE

The fellowships relate to the environment and to science and technology in the Mediterranean in the first millennium CE, and will be held at Ca' Foscari University, Venice, on the ERC research project, Science, Society and Environmental Change in the First Millennium CE (SSE1K, grant agreement no. 101044437). All postdocs are for 36 months in the first instance.  The research project  SSE1K: Science, Society and Environmental Change in the First Millennium CE  (ERC Consolidator Grant, Grant Agreement No. 101044437) invites applications for three postdoctoral research fellowships, each of 36 months in the first instance, Università Ca' Foscari, Venice.   1)  Science and the environment in the eastern Mediterranean in the first millennium CE 36 months with possible renewal for 12 months Deadline:  17th June 2023, 12.00 CET "The post-doctoral researcher will carry out original research into the history of science in the eastern Mediterranean in the first millennium CE, and th

Two Research Fellow positions on the 'Congruence Engine' Digital History of Industry and Collections Project

The Congruence Engine  is a three-year research project starting in November 2021 that will use the latest digital techniques to connect industrial history collections held in different locations.  It is one of five  ‘Discovery Projects’  funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council under the ‘ Towards a National Collection ’ funding stream. Research Fellow (Digital History of Communications)   Research Fellow (Digital Participation)

Call for Chapters: Survival Strategies and Transformations of the Global Media Industry: Mitigating the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Introduction The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted all human businesses including the entertainment and media industries. In the global cinema and audiovisual media industry in particular, this impact has since the year 2020, been very much palpable at all levels: production, distribution and consumption. This impact has actually ranged from the interruption of new film productions through the delayed release of movies to the closure of movie-theatres (which particularly led to a global decline in film attendance) and the adoption of streaming as an approach par excellence to film release and distribution. Thanks to the new normal – which was enabled by the COVID-19 pandemic – a good number of films initially made for cinemas were, rather released through streaming platforms such as Disney+ and Netflix among others. Meanwhile, studios, networks, production companies and businesses making television and film productions possible were forced to rethink their mod