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XIII Abrils De L’Hospital | Hospital material culture in the Middle and Early Modern Ages: concepts and meanings

XIII Abrils De L’Hospital | Hospital material culture in the Middle and Early Modern Ages: concepts and meanings School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, Portugal 15-17 April 2024 Url:  https://culturalheritageofhealth.com/noticias/xiii-abrils-de-lhospital-hospital-material-culture-in-the-middle-and-early-modern-ages-concepts-and-meanings/ The everyday life in a hospital has always been related to different objects and practices that make up the material expression of established human relationships and the very functioning of such places. In its spatial or topographical, chronological and historical and anthropological dimensions, material culture is related to the purpose or meaning that objects have for a particular people or culture and is essential in defining a society's cultural identity. The study of material culture as a scientific object has progressed, although historiography has paid little attention to hospital material culture. Thus, the XIII Abrils del Ho

Novedad bibliográfica: The Medieval and Early Modern Hospital A Physical and Symbolic Space

Edited by: Antoni Conejo da Pena, Pol Bridgewater Mateu This volume explores the physical dimension of hospitals as both tangible buildings and symbolic vehicles, examining their impact on urban and rural landscapes. It serves as a testament to the current vitality of hospital studies in the Iberian Peninsula and territories once part of the Crown of Aragon. Contributions from diverse regions, including Northern and Central Italy and the Iberian Muslim world, enrich the discourse and showcase collaborative scholarly connections. The book is divided into four sections: an introduction to key themes, a collection of articles on hospital heritage and urban landscapes, an exploration of the relationship between hospitals and their surroundings, and a final section on medicine and epidemics. It encompasses the work of both established and emerging scholars, while also representing the professional and personal bonds fostered among researchers from different universities and centers. Url: ht
The Inter-university Institute for Science Studies at the University of Valencia (Spain) is currently offering a predoctoral contract (CPI-23-747). This opportunity is tailored for postgraduate students with an interest in researching the History of 20th-century Faculties of Science. The details are: Deadline: December 14, 2023. Purpose: Historical research on the Valencia Faculty of Sciences (1895-1978). The focus is on historical sources, namely archival documents, oral history and other primary sources concerning the history of the Faculty of Sciences. This pre-doctoral contract offers a unique opportunity to work closely with the group of experienced researchers who are collaborating in a research project on the history of Faculty of Science. The successful candidate will have access to the research facilities and the bibliographic resources essential for conducting the research at the López Piñero Institute < www.uv.es/ihmc > Stipend: 1600 €/month gross salary. Duration: On

CfP: 'Writing the Body' - Working Papers in the Humanities 19

MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 19: Writing the Body Bodies inform our way of being in the world. The human body can be a site of expression, (mis)identification, or inscription, giving rise to a myriad of possibilities that transform and are transformed by our perceptions of the self, connections with others, and the world around us. This issue of Working Papers in the Humanities explores the ways in which human bodies are narrated and understood, how they have been marginalised, empowered or rendered (in)visible, as well as how they uphold and interrogate questions of normativity. We invite proposals engaging with (but by no means limited to) the following areas of study:  Gender and sexuality Medical humanities Visible and invisible bodies Technology and the body Race studies Migration Postcolonial studies Ageing Performance Parenthood Posthumanism Cyborg theory Memory Disability studies Exploration of personal/cultural identity Dynamics of power Traversing boundaries Propos

Call for Symposia 27th ICHST 2025 (June 29-July 5 202)

The 27th International Congress of History of Science and Technology, the world’s premier meeting for history of science and technology, will be held in June-July 2025 as a hybrid in-person and online event at the University of Otago’s Dunedin campus (New Zealand). *CALL FOR SYMPOSIA PROPOSALS NOW OPEN* The organizing committee invites you to submit a Symposia to be considered for presentation at the conference in Ōtepoti Dunedin, 29 June - 5 July 2025. We invite Symposia submissions on any topic in the history of science, technology and medicine, but we especially encourage proposals that address aspects of the conference theme, across all periods, and from a variety of methodological and historiographical approaches. Symposia proposal submissions will close on _Monday 1 April 2024. The theme of the 27th ICHST is “*Peoples, Places, Exchanges, and Circulation*." For more information and to download your symposia proposal template, please visit the *conference website:  https://www

CfA: European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST-4S 2024)

The 2024 quadrennial joint meeting of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) and the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) invites panels, presentations, making & doing contributions, and other events that explore the role of STS in making and doing contributions to transformations in an era of grand societal challenges. The call for abstracts is now open. See here for the conference theme .

CfP: BSHS PG Conference 2024

The conference theme is the Global History of Science, Technology and Medicine. The event will be held in person at the University of Warwick in collaboration with Warwick’s Global History and Culture Center (GHCC) and will take place on Friday 19 April and Saturday 20 April 2024. We welcome papers from postgraduate students working in any area of the history of science, technology and medicine, in any period of history. We are committed to providing an accessible forum for scholarly discussion and exchange and encourage graduate students from any nationality to apply. Priority will be given to PGRs in the earlier stages of their academic career to practice presenting in front of their peers. Please note: If you have ever presented at the BSHS annual conference, you will not be eligible to present at the PG conference. Papers will be 15 minutes long, followed by a discussion with panel speakers and audience members. We invite you to submit a title, abstract and bio with your name, affi

CfP: "Entangling Mind and Machine: Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience and Neurotechnology" at EASST-4S 2024 Amsterdam

Short Abstract: In this panel, we seek to address two questions: 1) What can previous iterations of entangling mind and machine tell us about contemporary AI, neuroscience and neurotechnology? 2) How are current entanglements different, and what do they mean for future AI, neuroscience and neurotechnology? Long Abstract: The history of neuroscience is one intertwined with the history of building computational systems and machinic brains/minds – from Alan Turing’s thinking machines, to cybernetic brains, and more recently, the use of experimental and theoretical neuroscience in the development of Google DeepMind’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques. Brains and minds have been, and continue to be, a source of inspiration for AI. Artificial neural networks at the core of recent AI developments are inspired by biological neural networks in animal brains, and new brain-inspired neuromorphic hardware architectures are designed to support them. Biological realism, however, is not the pri