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Répertoire de fonds pour l'histoire et la philosophie des sciences et des techniques

HiPhiSciTech y el Réseau national des Bibliothèques de Mathématiques (RNBM) se asocian con el respaldo de InSHS (CNRS) para desarrollar un repertorio nacional de fondos en historia y filosofía de ciencias y tecnologías. Dirigido por Anabel Vazquez y Nathalie Queyroux, el proyecto tiene como objetivo catalogar bibliotecas, archivos científicos y documentos, proporcionando una herramienta accesible para historiadores y filósofos. Utilizando redes, información web y encuestas, el enfoque metodológico abarca colaboraciones amplias.  Se invita a participar a través de un formulario de contacto en el sitio web, buscando contribuciones. URL:  https://rhpst.huma-num.fr/

CfP: "Experts" in the 20th Century: Between Academia, Public Discourse, and Politics

Workshop, September 19/20th 2024, Hamburg (Germany) Recent years have seen a surge in discussions regarding the role of experts in politics and the public sphere, along with their corresponding influence. A notable example is the COVID-19 pandemic; since 2020, virologists, epidemiologists, and various other experts have gained considerable prominence in public discourse. Similar observations can be made in international politics. Especially since 2022, in the context of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine and the geopolitical confrontation between the USA and China, "Russia experts", "China experts", or "military experts" have been appearing almost daily in the media to present their interpretations of events and developments. This shows that, on one hand, experts are now an indispensable part of the public sphere; on the other hand, the terms "expert" and "expertise" are often used without much reflection. Against this backd

CfP Science in Public Conference

After a five-year hiatus, Science in Public will return for its 14th annual conference in 2024. The conference will take place from Monday 8 to Wednesday 10 July 2024 at University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston Campus. The 2024 Science in Public conference will provide a space to explore how the science engagement landscape has changed in the last five years, the impacts of the pandemic, and the ramifications as we move through the 21st century. It will provide a platform for exchange between practitioners and researchers, between social sciences and humanities, to probe the many varieties of science-public interaction. The multidisciplinary conference is open to a variety of formats and content, therefore the sub-themes of the conference will be driven by the submissions received. We are excited to announce the first of our keynote speakers: Prof. Jack Stilgoe, Professor of Science and Technology Policy, Dept of Science & Technology Studies, UCL. What is Science in Public? Inherently

CfP: Workshop on Transforming Science (Ghent, 24-26 April 2024)

Scientists typically produce general knowledge. They describe the world in a way that allows for the explanation and prediction of phenomena across the various contexts in which they occur. In basic sciences, explanations and predictions are aimed at deep understanding, in applied sciences, they also support targeted manipulations and interventions.Nowadays, science is increasingly expected to contribute to sustainable solutions for complex, societal problems. What these problems consist in, and how they are best defined, varies with context and perspective. Rather than the general knowledge scientists typically produce, these problems require knowledge that is context-sensitive, problem-oriented and actionable. This new mission for science raises questions about the extent to which traditional scientific practice can contribute to societal problem-solving, and how science could be transformed to increase its problem-solving potential. In Spring 2024, the Centre for Logic & Philoso

Cfp: Mediations of Body in Popular Spaces/Culture

Fraught with moral, religious, racial, sexual, and transgressive configurations, the body is a potent site for reflective practices within popular culture. The self-reflexive matrix of popular culture’s representations of human body functions as a site for materializing possibilities of varying forms of living. As a cultural sign, body features in both normative and non-normative debates on identity, selfhood, social relations, power, institutional surveillance and regulation. The practice of its representations, on the other hand, traditionally enables a culture of shared meaning-making which shapes how an individual perceives, thinks, feels, and acts amidst the production and circulation of discourses. In rethinking the traditional certainties around human body, the space of popular culture fosters a field of inquiry where heterogenous approaches open new apertures in understanding the complexity of human body. In times marked by advancement in the fields of science, medicine, and te

CfA: Formal Methods and Science in Philosophy V

Conference FORMAL METHODS AND SCIENCE IN PHILOSOPHY V , May 16-18,2024 Inter-University Centre (IUC) , Dubrovnik, Croatia Keynote speakers Peter Gärdenfors, Lund University Valentin Goranko, Stockholm University María Manzano, University of Salamanca Peter Simons, Trinity College, Dublin The general subject of the conference are problems of philosophical ontology, epistemology, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind that are formulated or solved using formal methods (as defined in logic, mathematics, formal linguistics, theoretical computer science, information science, AI) and/or with references to the results of natural and social sciences. The following special topics will be addressed: use of formal methods in philosophy, philosophical analysis of scientific notions (natural law, matter, change, cause, chance, time, space, uncertainty, quantum phenomena, probability, social interaction, etc.), philosophical analysis of scientific methods (formalisms, rationality, values, no

CfP: Sessions on the History of Stereoscopic Photography V

The National Stereoscopic Association is pleased to announce its fifth annual "Sessions on the History of Stereoscopic Photography" at the 50th annual 3D-Con held at the Drury Plaza Broadview Hotel, Wichita, Kansas, on July 26, 2024. Presentations are welcome on any aspect of stereo-media from the inception of stereoscopic photography to immersive stereo media. We project stereoscopically on the 3D-Con's big screen, and our growing community of international scholars represent diverse research from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. All stereoscopic photography subjects from the historical to the contemporary are invited. Please fill out the contact information form on the web page below. Then upload on a separate file your abstract of 600 words maximum, followed by a biography of no more than 300 words, and five images (optional). Deadline: May 14, 2024 https://3d-con.com/history.php Notification of acceptance by May 24, 2024. Digital images will be expected by