21 de julio de 2017

VII Jornada astronomia 2017, 1ª circular

Aquesta propera tardor, com és tradició des de l’any 2005 i amb periodicitat bianual, s’esdevindrà una nova cita per als estudiosos de la història de l’astronomia i de la meteorologia. De nou la ciutat de Vic es convertirà en un espai de treball i debat historiogràfic d’aquestes dues disciplines. És en aquest sentit que ens plau convocar-vos a la VII Jornada d’Història de l’Astronomia i de la Meteorologia. 
Assistència i comunicacions
El comitè organitzador de la VII Jornada anima les persones interessades en la història de l’astronomia i de la meteorologia a participar-hi i a presentar comunicacions sobre recerques acabades, o en curs. La durada de cada comunicació serà de quinze minuts i, posteriorment, es farà un debat breu. Cada persona podrà defensar una sola comunicació, excepte si ho fa en col·laboració amb altres inscrits.
Programa provisional
La Jornada s’iniciarà amb la conferència inaugural a càrrec de Aitor Anduaga, investigador d’Ikerbasque al Museu d’Història de la Medicina i de la Ciència (UPB) sobre un tema d’història de la meteorologia. A continuació, en sessions de matí i tarda, es presentaran les comunicacions i es durà a terme el debat corresponent. La Jornada es clourà amb una conferència sobre temes astronòmics a càrrec de Josep Maria Oliver, de l’Agrupació Astronòmica de Sabadell.
La versió definitiva del programa, la distribució de les comunicacions i altres detalls sobre l’organització de la Jornada es faran conèixer a través del web de la SCHCT (La versió definitiva del programa, la distribució de les comunicacions i altres detalls sobre l’organització de la Jornada es faran conèixer a través del web de la SCHCT http://schct.iec.cat/ a partir del 16 d’octubre de 2017.
De l’1 al 28 de setembre de 2017
·                    Recepció de propostes de comunicació a schct@iec.cat (IMPORTANT: indiqueu al tema RESUM VIC). Cada proposta inclourà títol i un resum, en format word, d’un màxim de 500 paraules.
·                    Sol·licitud de beca. S’ofereixen beques a estudiants i llicenciats en atur, o a aquells que demostrin que les necessiten, per a la inscripció i viatge. Cal enviar a schct@iec.cat (indicant al tema: BECA VIC) un escrit justificant-ne els motius i adjuntant, escanejada, la documentació necessària: certificació d’atur o matrícula d’estudiant vigent.  Es comunicarà la resolució abans de l’inici del període d’inscripció.

20 de julio de 2017

Digital Technologies, Bodies, and Embodiments

In the last five years or so, rhetoric and composition scholarship has offered work that brings digital media and bodies to the forefront to shape pedagogical praxis, illuminate cultural practices, and extend composition studies (into writing studies). Yet, much of this scholarship remains focused on the rhetorical construction of embodiment, as indicated by several recent journal special issues: Perspectives and Definitions of Digital Rhetoric (Enculturation 23 2016), Wearable Rhetorics: Bodies, Cities, Collectives (Rhetoric Society Quarterly 46.3 2016), Embodied and Affective Rhetorics (Present Tense 6.1 2016), Embodied Sound (Kairos 21.1 2016), and Sexing Colorlines: Black Sexualities, Popular Culture, and Cultural Production (Poroi 7.2 2011). The advent and, now, ubiquity of digital media and digital writing practices demands a rethinking of the relationships between rhetoric, bodies, embodiments, and writing (as broadly construed): how writing embodies and composes a writer; how writing embodies and composes others; and, inversely, how bodies and embodiments compose hegemonic regimes of—or sites of resistance to—contemporary writing modalities, both in and outside the writing classroom.
This special issue will examine questions of digital media, bodies, and embodiments with specific attention to writing studies itself: how writing composes embodiments and how embodiments compose writing within and through digital technologies and institutions. We are calling for scholarship that offers theoretical, methodological, and/or pedagogical work that contributes to the latest research on, about, with, and between (dis)connections of digital technologies, bodies, embodiments, and writing in digital-cultural contexts, texts, and events. Following Computers and Composition’s emphasis on the use of computers and digital technologies in teaching and the writing classroom, writing program administration, and writing research, we are particularly interested in submissions that apply theoretical methods to the practical dimension of the field. To this end, our special issue of Computers and Composition seeks to continue and extend some of the ideas in the journal’s past and forthcoming special issues, such as Jonathan Alexander and Will Banks’ “Sexualities, Technologies, and the Teaching of Writing” (2004) and Jason Tham, Megan McGrath, Ann Hill Duin, and Joe Moses’ forthcoming “Wearable Technology, Ubiquitous Computing, and Immersive Experience: Implications for Writing Studies.”
For this special issue, we distinguish “the body” and “embodiment” as different conceptual terms—a move laid out by N. Katherine Hayles and Anne Frances Wysocki. The body, according to Hayles, is abstract and normalized; embodiment, in contrast, is an instantiated materiality, a corporeality that cannot be separated from its medium and context (196). We might conclude that the body is general and embodiment is particular. Likewise, Wysocki asserts that embodiment “calls us to attend to what we just simply do, day to day, moving about, communicating with others, using objects that we simply use in order to make things happen” (3). Of course, embodiment and the body are always woven together in lived experiences and social contexts. The key is not to create a binary relationship between the two or privilege one over the other; rather, the two need to be conceptualized together as they are inextricably intertwined.
Suggestions for topics that contributors may wish to engage with include, but are not limited to: rhetoric, composition, and writing; histories of composition, writing, and digital technologies; critical pedagogies, teaching praxes, and classroom practices; theoretical legacies (in praxis): feminism, post-colonial theory, decolonial theory, queer theory, critical race theory, poststructuralism, cultural rhetorics theory, etc.; digital humanities, digital media, and digital studies; art, creative-critical work/scholarship, and genre studies; disability studies; visual culture and rhetorics; new media and game studies; social justice, activism, and community outreach; space, place, and land; subjectivity, identity, agency, and difference; professional and technical communication and writing, UX/XA, and design; and computational rhetorics and analytics.
Some possible questions authors may wish to engage (but are not required):
1. How do we account for the indistinguishable materiality between bodies, embodiments, and digital technologies, and how does writing negotiate this tension?
2. How do we consider the relations of bodies and embodiments to non-digital and digital places, technologies, and others? Likewise, how does the shift from non-digital to digital writing further complicate such relations?
3. What affordances and constraints do non-digital and digital writing technologies create for the bodies and embodiments of teachers and students in the classroom?
4. How do subjectivities and identities (race, gender, class, sexual orientation, nationality, dis/ability, age, and/or creed) factor into the use, accessibility, and practice of digital technologies and writing both in and outside the classroom?
5. How do writing program administrators create writing programs that tend to the complexities of embodiment, especially as digitally mediated?
6. How does the relationship between embodiment, identity, and ubiquitous computing challenge “traditional” conceptions of writing assessment?
7. What technologies, bodies, embodiments, and writing practices emerge, oppress, subvert, and augment if we consider ideas of space, place, and land?
8. What constitutes the meaning/content of a body and embodiment and the grammar/syntax of a body and embodiment, and how do we arrive at such?
9. How might art and artists illuminate dominant assumptions of embodied technologies, and how might writing studies take on such aesthetic methods?

Proposals due: October 31, 2017 
Decision to authors on preliminary inclusion: December 31, 2017
Initial drafts of 6,000-7,000 words to guest editors: June 30, 2018 
Article revisions due to guest editors: December 31, 2018
Publication of special issue: September 2019

CfP: Papers for AAS panel on Disaster Temporality

We’re 3 Japan anthropologists looking for 2 more papers for the panel we’re organizing below (draft abstract) for the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) conference in Washington, DC, in March 2018. We want to put together a cross-border and interdisciplinary panel, so we’re particularly interested in papers outside of our expertise. Please send abstracts to chika.watanabe@manchester.ac.uk by July 20th

Disaster Temporality: Alternative Pasts and Possible Futures
What if a mass earthquake struck Tokyo tomorrow? What if evacuation centers had been effective during Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines? What if our estimates of future disasters are unable to account for demographic and climate changes?
As events of rupture, disasters provoke counterfactual "what if" questions that call for alternative histories and futures (Clarke 2006). People must assess what went wrong (or right) and how that "lesson" can be used to expand the imaginable, and thereby be better prepared for the future--as well as to come to terms with the past. This panel investigates how disasters push actors across the Asia-Pacific to reevaluate the region's histories and futures in the face of increasingly destructive "natural" disasters. As the most disaster-prone region in the world (ESCAP 2016), the Asia-Pacific presents a context in which people have to negotiate the relationship between experiences of (past) catastrophe with strategies of (future) preparedness in short spaces of time. The temporality of disasters is not neatly linear, but cyclical, compressed, and often messy. By comparing case studies between X, X, and X, we explore how the interconnected histories in the region impact the ways that people rework the past and future in contingent directions (Oakes 2017). Gagne explores how the intersection of national policies, local recovery plans, and ongoing displacement creates a "zoned liminality" for evacuees of the 2011 disaster in Japan. Kimura and Watanabe examine how Japanese aid actors re-envision Japan's experience with disasters into the future of preparedness in other countries such as Chile. [Add about other papers.] The panel offers a cross-border and interdisciplinary perspective on how disasters are reshaping people's formulations of the region's temporal trajectories.
Contact Info: Chika Watanabe, University of Manchester, Social Anthropology

Call for nominations for the 2017 BSHM Neumann Prize

Nominations for the 2017 BSHM Neumann Prize are invited. 
The British Society for the History of Mathematics is pleased to announce the biennial Neumann Prize for 2017.  The prize is awarded for a book in English (including books in translation) dealing with the history of mathematics and aimed at a non-specialist readership, and published in 2015 or later.  There is no further restriction on the subject matter, nor on the nationality of the author or the country of publication.

The prize is named in honour of Peter M. Neumann O.B.E., a former President and longstanding contributor to the Society.  The value of the prize is £600.  A list of past prize-winners can be found on the BSHM website: https://www.bshm.ac.uk/neumann-prize.
Nominations for the prize are invited from individuals and publishers. 

Nominations should be sent to the chair of the judging panel, June Barrow-Green, at june.barrow-green@open.ac.uk.  Publishers should send three copies of their nominated book(s) to Professor June Barrow-Green, Chair, BSHM Neumann Prize panel, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of STEM, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA.

The closing date for nominations is September 1st, 2017.

If you have published any books which could qualify and would like them considered by the Neumann Prize panel please send three copies to June Barrow-Green as above.

19 de julio de 2017

CfP: Practices of Reading and Writing in Logic (23-24 June 2018)

Call for Papers:
Practices of Reading and Writing in Logic (Vichy, France, 23-24 June 2018)
A workshop within UNILOG ’18, The Sixth World Congress and School on Universal Logic

A great deal of the working logician’s job is: to write – and read. This holds in at least two senses:
First, to work a problem in logic, it is necessary to apply certain rules for transformation or deduction. In order to apply these rules correctly, you may produce inscriptions and watch a sequence of transformations of an initially given formula, i.e., you may write down the consecutive steps and eventually read off the result.
Secondly, communicating logical problems (and solutions) inevitably requires activities of writing for an audience, and most commonly producing at least some bits of prose. But participating in the ‘logical community’ will also require to work through writings of others. Hence activities of reading are necessary, too.
Moreover, the range of available input may depend on activities of selecting and systematizing contributions to logical research. Hence what there is for you to read may to a great extent depend not only on what has been written, but also on what – and how it – has been read by others.
The presently announced workshop aims at an account of logic as construed from logicians’ practices of writing and reading in both respects. Further interests are activities of commenting or reviewing, and of publishing and collecting. In order to take an interdisciplinary stance, the workshop will allow for a variety of approaches.

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Dr. Volker Peckhaus (University of Paderborn), Editor-in-Chief of History and Philosophy of Logic
Prof. Dr. Dirk Schlimm (McGill University Montreal; LMU Munich)
PD Dr. Matthias Wille (University of Paderborn)

Topics for contributions may include, but are not restricted to:

New issue: Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science

In the last June, "Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science" launched its second issue that contains articles dealing with Pierre Duhem’s work as well as articles in others themes of historiography of science, book reviews and an interview with Prof. Helge Kragh. We invite you to browse the new edition.

We hope you can consider "Transversal" as a venue for your work in one of the two CfP below or with a theme of your research in historiography of science in the section articles.  

Special Issue on New trends in the historiography of medicine

Special Issue Georges Canguilhem

CfP: 'From Trauma to Protection', deadline: 30 September 2017

This is a reminder that the above conference, to be held at the University of Warwick on 19 and 20 April 2018, is continuing to accept abstract submissions until 30 September 2017.

'From Trauma to Protection: the twentieth century as the children's century?' seeks to bring together scholars from a variety of historical fields and related disciplines to interrogate the place of trauma and childhood in the twentieth century. How were ideas of trauma constructed medically, psychologically and sociologically by professionals working with children? How were these translated into practical efforts at alleviation by NGOs, government agents and other groups? And how did children themselves view these efforts and make sense of their own experiences of maltreatment or danger? 

We would also like to announce that we are currently seeking submissions for a special conference panel on children and genocide; for which submissions covering a range of national contexts and exhibiting a range of methodological approaches would be welcome.

More information, and an extended call for papers, can be found on the conference webpage: www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/chm/events/childrenscentury 

Please send enquiries and abstracts (of no more than 200 words) to childrenconferencewarwick@gmail.com by 30 September 2017.

Call for chapter proposals – ‘Different Bodies: Disability and the Media’

Book edited by Diana Garrisi and Jacob Johanssen (Communication and Media Research Institute, University of Westminster).

Following on from the conference ‘Different Bodies: (Self-) Representation, Disability and the Media’ which was held at the University of Westminster in June, we are preparing a book proposal based on some of the themes arising from the conference. The book proposal will be submitted to Peter Lang, who have already expressed a strong interest in the project.

The collection is intended to offer a comprehensive view of the relationship between disability and the media from a global and multidisciplinary perspective. Building upon existing studies, the book aims to explore if and how the rapidly changing technological means of communication are affecting how the body as strange, shameful, wrong, impaired, wounded, scarred, disabled, lacking, different or ‘other’ is constructed in the media. In particular the book aims to discuss whether the Internet has made it possible to develop new, alternative or more inclusive narratives that challenge long-established mainstream coverage of disability. Some of the questions we would like to address are, for example, whether self-representations of disability on the Internet are contesting or aligning with representations on mainstream media outlets. We would also like to look at issues such as the rise of disability hate crimes online, the relationship between journalism and disability awareness campaigns, online dating and disability, the media coverage of disability rights and employment.
Possible themes include but are not limited to:

18 de julio de 2017

CfP: Collections, Collectors and the Collecting of Knowledge in Education (chapters for book)

This collection will address collections, collectors and the collecting of knowledge in educational media such as textbooks, primers, atlases, teaching materials (objects and images, including wall charts and maps), curricula and teachers’ and youth guidebooks. It will explore the objects and structures of material and digital collections, the aims and motivations of public bodies and private persons who collect them, and the means by which they are collected, preserved, archived and disseminated. How and why are the sources of educational media research conceived, selected, collected and managed? Who creates and maintains collections, and for whom? And what influence do modes of collecting have on researchers and their work – and on our knowledge of the knowledge production process? This special issue brings together case studies of the places, spaces, times, agents, aims, methods and contexts, and uses and users, of educational resources, but also offers insight into theoretical understandings of the specific nature of secondary sources of knowledge, drawing on the fields of anthropology, economics, geography, history, psychology and sociology. We welcome contributions dealing with such topics as
Special collections of textbooks and/or teaching materials
Collection typologies worldwide
Changing ways of collecting educational media from mediaeval times to the present day
The threshold between private and public collections. How do libraries anticipate and integrate legacies?
Expedient vs. accidental and incidental collections. The relative roles of interest, chance or arbitrariness
Provenance research
Collectors’ biographies and their motivations
Challenges faced by researchers when consulting collections
Passions of primer collecting between coveting and fetishisation?
Principles of collecting (from knowledge sharing to knowledge competition, from expediency to standards, or from private caprice to public norms)
Defining and reconciling the interests of collectors and users. Who governs knowledge production?
Decollecting. Who throws out what and why?
The changing conception of librarianship. From curatorial to managerial authority
The institutional markets of the textbook collection process. Ebay, auctioning, bartering and the role of rarity
The imbalance ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ collectable fields. Home economics, health, primers vs. history and geography
Re- and decontextualising books as they pass from one collection to another

Articles should contain a maximum of 7000 words including references, and should adhere to the guidelines of the Modern Humanities Research Association (http://www.mhra.org.uk/pdf/MHRA-Style-Guide-3rd-Edn.pdf).  

14 de julio de 2017

Novedad bibliográfica: Educación, comunicación y salud

Se ha publicado el volumen 

EDUCACIÓN, COMUNICACIÓN Y SALUD Perspectivas desde las ciencias humanas y sociales Josep M. Comelles & Enrique Perdiguero-Gi, eds. 
Tarragona: Publicacions URV, 2017

Presentación, Enrique Perdiguero-Gil, Josep M. Comelles

Primera parte. Educación, popularización y salud
Una perspectiva histórica De los errores del pasado a las preocupaciones del ahora. Clínica, etnografía y educación sanitaria, Josep M. Comelles

La intervención de la inspección de enseñanza primaria en la educación sanitaria escolar: la perspectiva crítica de A. Maíllo, Aida Terrón Bañuelos

La psiquiatría franquista y la educación para la salud mental, Enric J. Novella

La popularización médica durante el franquismo: un primer acercamiento, Enrique Perdiguero-Gil

La experiencia de Grup Igia: EtnografÍa, Educación para la Salud, Comunicación (1984-2014), Oriol Romaní

Segunda parte. Comunicación y alimentación en el nuevo milenio
Comiendo en tiempo de crisis: retóricas del hambre en la prensa digital, Mabel Gracia-Arnaiz, Montserrat García-Oliva

Las autoridades de seguridad alimentaria en la UE: ¿un reto comunicativo polifónico? creación institucional de sentido en el proceso de organización, Jordi Farré, Jordi Prades

Promoción de hábitos y estilos saludables de vida para combatir la obesidad. Marketing social y comunicación 2.0 en el proyecto European Youth Tackling Obesity (EYTO), Jordi Prades-Tena , Helle Kettner-Høeberg, Magaly Aceves-Martins, Montse Giralt, Elisabet Llauradó, Ignasi Papell-Garcia, Lucía Tarro, Rosa Solà