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CfP: Aion. Journal of Philosophy and Science: Inaugural issue on "Resistance"

Call for Papers for the June 2024 issue Submission deadline: May 31st For the inaugural issue of Aion. Journal of Philosophy and Science , we choose to focus on the concept of “resistance.” We believe that this concept matches Aion’s concern with philosophical topics of major importance in the contemporary scientific and social realms. We would like to open the pages of Aion. Journal of Philosophy and Science for your reflections on the theoretical complexity of the concept of resistance. Aware of the many names and nicknames that surround the concept of resistance − dissidence, contestation, protest, civil disobedience, insurrection, revolt, rebellion, rejection, and also resilience, adaptability, flexibility, reaction, opposition, reluctance, etc. − we invite contributions that aim at shedding light on the theoretical and practical levels of the concept of resistance, in its epistemological, political, ontological, aesthetical dimensions. What does it mean to resist today? What do w

CfP: HSS, Mérida 7-10 Nov. : At the Crossroads of History of Science and History of Medicine

Proposed Panel: At the Crossroads of the History of Music and History of Science Music has often played a crucial role in scientific thought and practice. To give just two examples: in modern cosmology and natural magic, because of its digital nature; in medicine, because of its supposed power to alleviate ills or, conversely, to make one ill. Through music it is also possible to explore ways in which embodied knowledge circulates, how it defines sexual and cultural identities and subjectivities, etc. The epistemological potential of music lies also in its power to trigger emotions and conduct. We need only recall the supposed power of siren songs to bewitch seamen, of baroque polyphonic compositions to provoke mystical raptures, of lullabies to alleviate mental illnesses. This panel aims to explore the ways in which the history of music helps us to address complex problems in the history of science. For example, how can music help us to understand the role of the senses and emotions i

CfP: Technoscientific Imaginaries. Narratives, power, society (Como-Milan, Italy. October 17-19, 2024)

The conference aims to develop a multilevel reflection to prospect a socially sustainable evolution of the human-machine relationship, in which the construction of software, hardware, and wetware is realized based on conscious and critical modeling of the connection between mind and technology, to actively support forms of human-machine interaction consistent with the evolution of cognitive and social ecologies that follow the ideal of a human self-development that is not subjected to anything, but based on cognitive and social technologies, in particular those who deal with: the fear of a world without humans: a phobic image that reflects the fear of being kicked out of the human-machine relationship; the positivistic magnification and enthusiast storytelling of the radiant and unstoppable future made possible with machines, and of the generation of a new humanity (posthumanism, transhumanism): a maniacal image that leads to the mythification of technoscientific forms hiding animism a

CfP: Food, Plants, Remedies and Healing Practices: Women's Ideas in the History of Medicine

Women have played integral roles in the history of medicine, often serving as healers, caretakers, midwives and guardians of traditional knowledge surrounding food, plants, remedies, and healing practices. It has always been the woman who looks after and cares for the sick (children, parents, husband), especially in the home. Since the 16th and 17th centuries, this tradition has been increasingly recorded in writing, which today gives us an invaluable insight not only into the household and the life of women, but also into their medical knowledge and the various illnesses and cures. However, women’s writings are often overlooked or marginalized in mainstream narratives because they did not write in the scientific language of Latin, and because their writings were not in the conventional form of a published book. We find their knowledge scattered in recipe or receipt books, in letters, diaries and even in prose or drama. On the one hand, this makes it difficult to research these contrib

CfP: Rethinking the Sexed Body, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), 16-17 October

CALL FOR PAPERS - RETHINKING THE SEXED BODY Faculty of Philosophy.  Universidad Complutense de Madrid.  Madrid, Spain.  16–17 October 2024 Conference organisers: Emma Ingala, Gavin Rae, Sara Fontanelli Contemporary philosophical debates on the sexed body are often marked by an underlying dichotomy or conflict between nature, biology, and matter on the one hand, and culture, language, discourses and symbolic regimes, epistemological frames and norms, sociocultural practices and conventions, and power relations, on the other. A number of thinkers insist, however, that this binary opposition is impoverishing and/or fundamentally mistaken, and seek to rethink the sexed body as a complex, plural, and plastic reality constituted and sustained by a manifold of processes, agents, dimensions, and differential relations that cannot be separated into water-tight compartments. The purpose of this international conference is to bring into dialogue different perspectives on the sexed body that can c

Archives Poincaré : Fully-funded PhD scholarship

The Archives Poincaré (CNRS UMR 7117 / University of Lorraine / University of Strasbourg) welcomes applications from prospective PhD students for a fully-funded scholarship at the University of Lorraine. Each year the graduate school Sociétés, Langages, Temps, Connaissances (SLTC) at the University of Lorraine runs a campaign for fully-funded 3-year doctoral scholarships. The Archives Poincaré , a CNRS laboratory in history and philosophy of science, is a member of this graduate school. Candidates who would like to apply for one of these scholarships should contact a member of the Archives Poincaré who could serve as that candidate’s thesis director, in order to discuss their application. We are open to co-directed theses with another university as well, provided that the program of study is well-constructed. Normally in France a student starting doctoral work will already have a two-year masters degree. Please write to us if you have questions about this. The deadline for submitting d

CfP:Contested & Erased Energy Knowledges

A Trans-Disciplinary Conference, 31 Oct – 2 Nov 2024. University of Dundee & University of Edinburgh, Scotland Today, ‘energy’ is most often associated with the global North’s – and increasingly the global South’s – vital dependence on the combustion of fossil fuels needed for heating, transportation and food production. All are threatened – as we know all too well by now – by anthropogenic climate change. Although there is no shortage of ‘green’ energy innovations, many cause more problems than they solve, as the example of wind farms in Oaxaca, which caused aridification while reinstating colonial relationships, shows (Dunlap 2018). One reason for this is the sheer volume of energy extraction. The other is the conceptual framework that underpins this activity: this is a source-conversion-end-use concept of energy that is embedded in the Greco-monotheistic-scientific tradition. This conception views the world as composed of individual phenomena, separates animate from inanimate ex

CfP: The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy

For more than four decades, The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy has been the flagship scholarly journal in bioethics and the philosophy of medicine. Its contributors and focus are international, addressing bioethical concerns across the world. Significant attention has been given to bioethics and foundational issues in health care policy in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. The journal’s concerns range from clinical bioethics and health care policy, to studies in the philosophy of medicine such as explorations of the nature of concepts of health and disease, as well as the character of medical explanation. For more information, please visit our website: https://academic.oup.com/jmp Submissions: Authors are strongly encouraged to submit manuscripts via email to: journalofmedicineandphilosophy@gmail.com Manuscripts should be prepared using MS Word or as an already blinded PDF, and should be clearly labeled with the authors’ names.

CfP: Intoxicated Warfare: Psychoactive Substances, Violence and Trauma

Organizers: Jason Crouthamel (Grand Valley State University) and Julia Barbara Köhne (Humboldt-University Berlin). Location: Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan. September, 27–28, 2024 Conference abstract: Since ancient times, drugs have been used in military warfare or other forms of armed conflicts in transcultural contexts in order to enhance fighting performance or manage its traumatic effects in active ways. Psychoactive substances can be considered a crucial military tool in the context of a great number of wars, on various continents. These substances took on diverse and ever-changing functions within the ‘collective imaginary’ of communities, societies, peoples. The 2024 Great Lakes History Conference features a variety of wars in different times, and asks in what way, to what extent, and at whose costs pharmacological substances were consumed. It focuses on the numerous forms of drug usage and their multidirectional causes, aims and effects, including enh

CfP: Knowledge in Transition: Institutional Development and Reorganization of Eastern European Studies in the Early 20th Century

The Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) in Regensburg and the editors of the Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas will organize a conference on the institutional development and restructuring of Eastern European studies in the early 20th century on 15 November 2024 to mark the journal's 100th anniversary. The call to engage with Eastern Europe beyond the study of Russia is not new. Immediately before the First World War, the circle of those professionally concerned with the Russian Empire was thrown into disarray. "By and large, our public opinion knows nothing of the nature of the great transformation process of the Russian present. Our judgment of our neighbor must become more secure," Otto Hoetzsch postulated in early 1913 in a memorandum aimed at founding a society for the study of Russia, in which scientific, political and economic interests would merge. Only a few years later, after the end of the war and the collapse of the Russian Empir

CfP: Border Crossings: Charity, The State and Health Care Since 1948

Submissions are wellcome to a two-day conference in association with our Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award on charity and voluntarism in Britain’s mixed economy of healthcare since 1948. The conference will take place in central London, on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th October 2024. Abstracts are requested by Friday 26th April 2024. In 1946, the Minister of Health for England and Wales, Aneurin Bevan, condemned the extent to which a significant part of the UK’s hospital system was dependent on the ‘caprice of private charity’. However, charity – and voluntarism more generally – have continued to play a significant role in the development of healthcare within the UK’s National Health Service. During the pandemic, the remarkable impact of NHS Charities Together’s Urgent COVID-19 Appeal demonstrated the continuing relevance of charitable money in the NHS today. We invite abstract submissions for papers from academic researchers, policy-makers and practitioners which actively engage with