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Funded doctoral positions in ERC Consolidator Grant Project “FEVER - Global Histories of (a) Disease, 1750-1840”

The ERC project FEVER, based at the University of Heidelberg’s History Department, is recruiting two doctoral researchers (f/m/d). We offer a 4-year appointment, on 65% TV-L 13 salary level, starting on 1 March 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. The ERC project titled “FEVER - Global Histories of (a) Disease” explores the history of fever and febrile diseases in societies within or tied to the Atlantic world between 1750 and 1840. The project studies the prevalence and sensory experience of fever(s) in the Atlantic World, controversies about the causes of fever – about contagionist and environmentalist views, that is – and historic fever remedies, especially popular, folk and indigenous febrifuges. The doctoral projects are expected to centre on specific regions, focusing on the history of fever either in a southern European society (e.g., Spain, Portugal, Italy etc.) or in one of the Iberoamerican viceroyalties (e.g. New Spain or New Granada etc.) in the given period. Your Tas

Feminist Health Humanities

In 2022, the Journal of Medical Humanities announced its intention to re-focus its content on the nascent subject of health humanities, and in 2023, NYU Press published Keywords for Health Humanities, collectively signaling a change in disciplinary trajectory to the medical humanities community. The field’s re-configuration of nomenclature, which also includes critical medical humanities and narrative medicine, reflects its evolution and expansion according to the impetuses of inclusivity and accessibility. “Health,” as Sari Altschuler, Jonathan M. Metzl, and Priscilla Wald note in the introduction to Keywords, “is a site in which the social and global inequities of the world are writ large.” Health allows us a wider lens through which to approach lived experience and affords us the ability to draw on a fuller range of theoretical frames and nuanced interpretations as we attend to social justice. In this issue of the Journal of Integrative and Innovative Humanities, we are soliciting a

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: ● E

Journal for Climate Justice: Winter 2023 Submission Callout

The UBC Journal for Climate Justice (JCJ) is an emerging digital platform featuring climate justice research and insights at the intersections of art, advocacy, and academics. Our submission window is open from now until Friday 10 November at 11:59pm PST. We are seeking scholarly articles and works of academic or community-engaged research, of ~2,000 - 5,000 words in length, that aim to engage various climate justice frameworks and values set out by the JCJ. Contributors from a broad range of backgrounds are eligible for publication, including current UBC and non-UBC students, recent graduates, and any community members interested in climate justice. For selected works, authors will be compensated $200 CAD (with a supplemental honorarium for Indigenous contributors). The JCJ also has an upcoming submission opportunity for a multimedia collection to support non-academic forms of communication surrounding climate justice. If you are interested in learning more about the multimedia collec

A Call For Book Proposals

Cambridge Scholars Publishing are inviting proposals for academic books and edited collections in Humanities and Social Sciences. We publish in all major fields of academic research and practice in Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Health Sciences. To submit a book proposal, please visit our website, where you can complete a Book Proposal Form . We aim always to put our authors first in what we do, and we bring that ambition into our publishing operations with our Author Promises:No charges for publication. An escalating royalty payment – the more titles sold, the higher the royalty rate, from the first copy sold. Worldwide distribution to the world’s leading research and study centres via our international network, including Amazon, Ebsco/GOBI, ProQuest, and Ingram. Publication in handsome hardback, as well as eBook formats for our academic library customers. Fast, fair, and friendly proposal review – normally, a decision is made within one month. A

CfP: Speculative Technologies - Technology and Language

The first dozen is full - the 12th issue of "Technology and Language" has appeared, and with it a new call that invites contributions at the intersection of the history and philosophy of technology, speculative metaphysics, and cultural studies. https://soctech.spbstu.ru/en/issue/12/ www.philosophie.tu-darmstadt.de/T_and_L The authors of the current issue were invited to consider writing-the-future along with the future-of-writing. Juliane Henrich and Siegfried Zielinski discuss how future writing can have a past, with romantic philosopher-poet Novalis imagining a new language that allows us today to envision data-mining through the lens of copper-mining. Wenzel Mehnert and Stefan Gammel show how science fiction and utopian texts as well as visionary programs for emerging technologies develop strategies of questioning the present by positing an ontologically discontinuous future. Writing and the memory of the hand are becoming obsolete by way of typing and other technical pro