Mostrando entradas de septiembre 24, 2023

Novedad bibliográfica: La medicina en la Edad Moderna desde el prisma de las Humanidades

Edited by: Rafael Massanet Rodríguez Throughout the Modern Age – marked by plagues, epidemics and death – the study of disease resulted in numerous manuals, treatises and books that attempted to provide answers to the unknown. The purpose of this volume is to understand the evolution of medicine in the Hispanic Modern Age beyond the strictly scientific field, and its relationship with the humanistic disciplines of the time. Url:  https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110913170/html#overview

CfP: Workshop: Undoing Knowledge. Stories of Knowledge Formation in the Long Nineteenth Century

Two-day Workshop at the Department of Literary Studies, December 14-15, 2023, KU Leuven (Belgium) Decades of scholarship on the mechanisms of knowledge formation have generated a wide awareness that the transhistorical nature of knowledge and authoritative statements of truth need to be approached critically. It has become a truism that scientific knowledge is never outside of historical contingencies, that range from large-scale dynamics to institutional idiosyncrasies. For every epistemic poetics that gained wider currency, non-poetic modes of knowledge foundered due to undercurrents that are not mapped and of which we are often unaware today. A closer examination of the processes of knowledge formation in the long nineteenth century reveals alternative, unsystematic ways of collecting and structuring knowledge: queer modes of thinking, one could call them, that stand outside of normative and institutional forms of knowledge acquisition and dissemination. Such peculiar modes of think

CfP: Rethinking Injuries: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Harm, Safety, and Society

It’s our great pleasure to invite you to submit an abstract to “Rethinking Injuries: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Harm, Safety, and Society,” an international conference organized by the Injuries Studies Research Network of scholars and practitioners. The conference will be hosted at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore on March 7-9, 2024. The event will bring together scholars, researchers, and policymakers from the humanities, social sciences, public health, and medicine to chart how individuals and communities live with and make meaning out of injuries and to highlight the applicability of cultural and historical insights to practice. Authors are encouraged to submit their latest research, case studies, and evaluations of current policies and programs. We are particularly interested in contributions that address interdisciplinary audiences and the following themes: Perception: How do experts and laypeople perceive the risks and consequences of injuries across different times, pl

Contrato predoctoral IMF-CSIC. Expresiones de interés

Llamada de expresiones de interés para un contrato predoctoral de 4 años (antiguas FPI). Inicio en 2024 (fecha concreta a determinar). La tesis de desarrollará dentro del proyecto nacional Generación de conocimiento financiado por el ministerio titulado "La 'infancia excepcional': el niño precoz y talentoso como sujeto cultural y científico en España (c. 1850-1940)", dirigido por Andrea Graus. El doctorando/a se unirá al grupo “Cultura médica y científica en espacios urbanos: prácticas, objetos e intercambios” de la Institución Milà i Fontanals de investigación en Humanidades del CSIC en Barcelona ( https://www.imf.csic.es/areas-de-investigacion/historia-de-la-ciencia/cultura-medica-y-cientifica-en-espacios-urbanos-practicas-objetos-e-intercambios/ ). Requisitos: - Máster en Historia de la ciencia (de preferencia), Historia, Historia del arte, Historia de la infancia o áreas relacionadas - Dominio del castellano y el inglés - Capacidad para trabajar de forma independi

CfP: New Perspectives in the History of Child Health

Call for paper proposals for an international workshop on child health history hosted at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, on June 21-22, 2024. There is support available for travel and lodging. The workshop is sponsored by: The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the University of Fribourg In bringing together junior and senior scholars working on issues surrounding children’s health and healthcare, the workshop aims at developing a series of articles for a special issue journal focusing on child health and children’s experiences of health and illness from a historical perspective. Though the field of children’s history has grown over the past thirty years, it deserves more attention from historians of medicine and public health. Therefore, the workshop aims to underscore the importance of child health as a field of research and point to its potential for historical and historiographical interventions in the history of medicine and public health. In addition to histori

CfP: New Perspectives in Energy History

Yale University’s working group on Global Environmental History invites graduate students and early career practitioners in History and allied fields to propose papers for our Spring 2024 “New Perspectives in Energy History” conference on March 2nd, 2024. The conference is intended to build upon recent contributions that have aimed to better situate the role energy resources have played in driving historical change for societies and ecologies from early modernity to the present. The conference hopes to engage with new perspectives in the context of both climate and environmental change across the lifecycles of such resources, from extraction to refinement, distribution and consumption, and the attendant externalities that have accompanied and problematized them. To this end, we invite submissions that speak to diverse ‘Ecologies of Energy’ across historical time. Within this broader theme, we encourage the submission of abstracts engaging with topics including but not limited to: Extr

CfP: Science and Democracy in Political Crises, 1900-2024

Inflation, energy supply, global warming, pandemics: science-based assessments and recommendations have long been an important resource for political decision-making in dealing with global crises. Yet, the role of science in politics has not been unchallenged as science and scientific processes have become contentious in many the public sphere of several nations on both sides of the Atlantic. Both the endorsement and dismissal of science are part of a broader historical pattern. While skepticism towards science existed well before 1900, the twentieth century has witnessed a strengthening of both “scientism” and “anti-scientism” (Joseph Ben-David), an unrestrained belief in science as well as its outright rejection. The strong belief in science was particularly pronounced in the first half of the twentieth century given the contemporary political ideologies and the technological imperatives of war. World War I witnessed the politicization of science when prominent researchers, as scient

CfP: Exploring the Contours of Wellness and Health

In the wake of the international conference “Exploring the Contours of Wellness and Health”, held at Sorbonne University on the 23st, 24th and 25th of March 2023, the HDEA research team invites article submissions on the conference theme for an edited volume on the history and representation(s) of wellness and/or health. The aim of the publication will be to study the general question of wellness and health, primarily in English-speaking countries, but it also welcomes comparative approaches in other countries or regions. The articles will attempt to shed light on the practices, principles, values, or institutions which have had an impact on wellness and health, both from a strictly medical point of view and from a broader social perspective. The WHO defines health not only as the absence of disease, but as a “state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing”. Yet this seemingly simple definition hides a wide range of different interpretations, as health can be understood in var