24 de febrero de 2017

CfP: Curiosity and Cognition: Embodied Things 1400-1900

Curiosity and Cognition: Embodied Things 1400-1900

16 June 2017, 09:00 - 18:00 

Seminar room SG1, Alison Richard Building, CRASSH, Cambridge

We are pleased to announce a one-day conferencein collaboration with the CRASSH graduate seminar series ‘Things’. 
Deadline to submit: 14 March 2017
In keeping with the overall theme of this year’s seminar, the conference will centre on the issue of ‘embodied cognition.’ The aim is to further explore the cutting-edge approach of current scholarship that investigates the human understanding of the world vis-à-vis objects. It will consider the significance of embodiment in all processes of cognition and learning, moving beyond an obstructive divide between 'mind' and ‘hand’, and between ‘intellectual’ and ‘manual’ knowledge. This methodology will allow speakers to emphasise how the connection between humans and objects reveals a wider understanding of culture, and properly recognises the significance of embodied knowledge.
Dr Marta Ajmar (VARI, Victoria and Albert Museum) will deliver the keynote paper. Dr Ajmar’s current research centres on the significance of embodiment within practice and engages with questions of cognition, experiential learning, knowledge exchange and the epistemology of making.
In order to encourage a thought-provoking atmosphere, we will organise a variety of discussions throughout the conference.  In addition to a set of traditional panels with three twenty-minute papers, there will also be a round-table in which several speakers can engage with topics related to the overarching theme. The round-table will facilitate an open dialogue between both speakers and conference attendees.
We welcome paper proposals from postgraduates and early career researchers in fields including (but not restricted to) Archaeology, Anthropology, Architecture, Art and Design History, Biology, History, History of Science, Linguistics, Literature, Medicine, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology and all areas of practice. 
We encourage proposals related (but not restricted tothe following topics:
  • concepts and theories of embodied cognition
  • the pedagogy and semiotics of embodied cognition
  • interactions between body and mind, vis-a-vis objects
  • the current academic understanding of the relationship between material objects and embodiment/embodied cognition
  • embodied practices of practitioners
  • the social relationship between the human body and objects
  • historical understandings of the use of objects in rituals
  • the role of the physical senses for understanding the use of objects in social/religious rituals
Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words and a short biography of 100 words to Annie Thwaite and Abigail Gomulkiewicz at embodiedthings@gmail.com, by 14 March 2017.

CfP: PJMH: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities

The PJMH: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, based at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History is now accepting submissions for articles and book reviews for its fourth edition. The journal, an online interdisciplinary publication authored and edited by postgraduate students, will be publishing professional peer-reviewed research and book reviews on all topics relating to the medical humanities.

Original articles should be between 5000 and 8000 words, including footnotes and bibliography, and book reviews should be between 500 and 1000 words. Please refer to the MRHA Style Guide for style requirements and use British spelling in all cases except for direct quotations which use alternative spellings. Please email all submissions as Word attachments to pgmedhums@gmail.com

Please ensure that your name is not written anywhere on your document in order to ensure a fair peer review process. If you have any questions about the editorial process or PJMH: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the editors, Dan Jewson and Ana Tomcic, at the above email address.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday 17th March 2017 for both original articles and book reviews.

CfP: Standardisation and Innovation in IT (SIIT 2017)

10th International Conference on
Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology (SIIT 2017)

25 - 27 October 2017
University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China

'Standards for the convergence of technologies, services, applications and regions'.

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When the globe becomes more interconnected, by the internet, mobile applications, cloud computing, 5G and the IoT, standards are the mechanism of this global interconnection. When infrastructure technologies converge to enable new fields of applications (like e-health, the smart grid or intelligent transport systems) standards represent the foundation upon which both infrastructure and applications are based. And when applications and services become increasingly international, they too incorporate scores of standards without which they simply wouldn?t function in a global environment.

SIIT 2017 in Beijing, China, will bring together leaders from, among others, technology, economics, social science, standardization, policy and law to discuss and learn more about the impact of this global convergence on standards and standardization, and vice versa.

Since 1999, SIIT conferences aim at bringing together academia, government and industry participants engaged in standardization to foster the exchange of insights and views on all issues surrounding standards, standardization, interoperability and innovation. Contributing academic disciplines include, but are not limited to: Business Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, History, Information Systems, Law, Management Studies and Sociology.

All types of papers are welcome that foster our understanding of interoperability, innovation and standards (e.g. theoretical, empirical, case studies). Topics include, but are certainly not limited to:
* Standards to support technical convergence
* Converging regional and international standards regimes?!
* Do regional standards still have a right to exist?
* Impact of standards (e.g. on innovation, competition, convergence)
* Standardization in developing countries
* Standardization and innovation
* Standards, intellectual property rights and antitrust law
* Open standards, open source, open innovation
* Standardization policies and regulation
* Alternative interoperability strategies
* Adoption, implementation and diffusion of standards
* Standardization management and strategies
* Standards setting processes and organizations
* Economics of standards
* Standards legitimacy
* Standards education
* History of standardization
* ...

CfP: Cold War Science, Technology, and Policy: the Americas on a Global Perspective

Panel Sessions: Cold War Science, Technology, and Policy: the Americas on a Global Perspective, 2017, Boston, MA
Organized by Barbara Silva (Universidad Catolica de Chile) & William San Martin (MIT / University of California Davis)
As part of a broader public concern regarding the intersections between science and politics, approaches from the social sciences and humanities to the study of knowledge production and transfer have increased during the last decades. Cold War historians have expanded traditional political and social histories and integrated scientific knowledge as a critical element shaping the geopolitical dimension of the Cold War on a local and global perspective. Similarly, History of Science, STS, and Policy Studies have uncovered new questions about the means and mechanisms that produce, transfer, and transform expert knowledge within communities and political systems at different scales.
While entering a post-Cold War global order, these approaches raise several interrogations about the intersections between science, technology, and policy in the 21st century. Examining Cold War politics and its aftermath can bring significant insights to understanding the origins and developments of current issues concerning science, technology, and policy. How STS, History of Science, and Cold War Studies can better contribute to ongoing debates on public policy in a national and transnational level? What interdisciplinary dialogues and bridges are still needed to inform citizens and decision-makers on a local and global scale? Using the Americas as a case study, this panel examines theoretical, methodological, and epistemological problems combining History and STS to the transnational study of science, technology, and policy during the 20th and 21st century.
Abstracts must be submitted no later than March 1, 2017.
Submission information can be found at http://www.4sonline.org/meeting, Panel #15.

CfP: X Principia International Symposium

The symposium will be held in Florianópolis, Brazil, from August 14th to 17th, 2017.

For those who missed the first Call for Papers, this year’s theme is going to be The Construction of Experience, a subject that can be approached from a broad variety of points of view in debates that ramify towards diverse areas, such as epistemology, philosophy of mind, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of perception, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science. We welcome contributions that address any aspect of the construction of experience, as well as critical assessments of historical and contemporary stances on the matter.

Besides the main session about the construction of experience and the manifold of aspects related to it, we will also have, as usual, parallel sessions dealing with the following subjects:

* Philosophy and History of Science,
* Logic and Philosophy of Language,
* Epistemology,
* Metaphysics and Philosophy of Mind.
* Ethics, metaethics and applied ethics.

Also, three ANPOF Workgroups (so far) have confirmed participation in the Symposium: Philosophy of Neuroscience, Logic, and Theories of Justice.

The instructions and requirements for submissions can be found here: http://www.principia.ufsc.br/SIP10.html#subm
For further information, see our website: http://www.principia.ufsc.br/SIP10.html
or simply write to us: principia2017@contato.ufsc.br

Two AHRC Collaborative PhD Studentships: History of Technology and History of Medicine

The Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds, in collaboration with the Science Museum Group, invites applications for two fully-funded, three-year PhD studentships (or 5 years part-time) in the history of technology and the history of medicine.  The studentships have been awarded by the Science Museums & Archives Consortium under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme. For extended project descriptions and application information please click on the titles below.

This project looks at the mostly female workforce that brought about the enormous boom in British electronics after the First World War: millions of fragile hand-made amplifying valves became essential components in the new technologies of radio, hearing aids, public address systems, automatic telephone exchanges, televisions - and Bletchley Park computers in the Second World War.  This project is especially suited to applicants with historical interests in gender, science and technology, and/or business.

The project will be supervised by Graeme Gooday and Alison Fell at the University of Leeds, and Meg McHugh at the Museum of Science and Industry, with Annie Jamieson at the National Media Museum in Bradford.

Application deadline: 3 April 2017

The project will investigate, compare and explain the use of language, expertise and authority in printed advertisements and publicity produced for public audiences and medical professionals regarding different healthcare products and campaigns in twentieth-century Britain. Drawing especially on extensive records at the Science Museum and Boots Company Archive the student will focus on three case studies, which might include rich primary sources related to, for example, marketing of cures for nervous disorders in the interwar period, 1950s public health campaigns promoting tuberculosis screening and 1990s sexual health campaign materials. The project is especially suited to candidates with interests in British history, history of modern science, technology and medicine, history of advertising/marketing, and medical humanities and sociology.

The project will be supervised by James Stark and Adrian Wilson at the University of Leeds, and Oisín Wall at the Science Museum, with Sophie Clapp at Boots Company Archive.

Application deadline: 24 March 2017

Research Fellowships at the Edward Worth Library, Dublin

The Edward Worth Library, Dublin, is offering two research fellowships (duration one month each), to be held in 2017, to encourage research relevant to its collections. The Worth Library is a collection of 4,300 books, left to Dr Steevens’ Hospital by Edward Worth (1676-1733), an early eighteenth-century Dublin physician. The collection is particularly strong in three areas: early modern medicine, early modern history of science and, given that Worth was a connoisseur book collector interested in fine bindings and rare printing, the History of the Book. Research does not, however, have to be restricted to these three key areas. Further information about the collection and our catalogues may be found on our website: http://www.edwardworthlibrary.ie/Home-Page

The closing date is Monday 3 April 2017. 

CfP: Animal History Group Summer Workshop

‘Co-operation and Conflict’
Keynote speaker: Harriet Ritvo (Arthur J. Conner Professor of History, MIT)
This one-day workshop will conclude the 2016–17 programme of events organised by the Animal History Group, the London-based network for postgraduates, academics, museum workers and other professionals whose work engages with animals in history. We are honoured to welcome Harriet Ritvo, who needs no introduction to anyone interested in this field, to deliver the keynote address; she will be speaking on her current research in a paper entitled A Whiff of Danger: Hybridity, Breed, and Wildness
The workshop will address the broad themes of ‘Co-operation and Conflict’ within animal history. We welcome papers from across the the field, exploring any aspect of human-animal relationships, whether concerning companion animals, livestock, wild animals, animal health and disease, animal afterlives as museum specimens orartefacts, or abstracted animals in literature and theory. Papers from graduate students are encouraged. Speakers will be convened into panels of related papers by the workshop organisers. Please aim for a 15-minute presentation and a shared session for questions at the end of each panel. The day will conclude with a drinks reception and dinner.
Paper proposals should be submitted to animalhistorygroup@gmail.com. Please include a title, an abstract (250 words) and a speaker biography (up to 100 words). There is no registration fee for speakers at this workshop, which is generously funded by the Wellcome Trust. We will reimburse costs up to £150 (to be claimed after the workshop, with original receipts) for travel and one night's accommodation for UK based speakers, and will make an equivalent contribution to the travel and accommodation costs of speakers coming from further afield.

The deadline for submissions is 31st March 2017.

18 de febrero de 2017

CfP: Worlds of Nature and Medicine

Since the sixteenth century New World and in particular Iberian and Latin America knowledge has been critical to the modern making of ‘nature’ and ‘medicine’. Nevertheless, this long history of the making of new knowledge is not fully recognized in canonical narratives of the histories of science and medicine, which still emphasize European and North-American ‘discoveries’ and pay little attention to the transoceanic circulation of knowledge and people. At this two-day workshop, leading historians from around the world will present new research on the emergence and development of concepts and practices related to natural history and materia medica in the New World from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, illuminating the connections between global and local processes in natural science and medicine.
Papers can be presented in Portuguese, English and/or Spanish. Submit title, 100-word abstract, and 2-page CV, by MARCH 1, 2017 to LAGLOBAL Network Facilitator José Guevara at jose.guevara@postgrad.sas.ac.uk. Informal inquiries may be addressed to LAGLOBAL Director, Mark Thurner (University of London) at mark.thurner@sas.ac.uk and Marcos Cueto cuemarcos@gmail.con (Fiocruz).

17 de febrero de 2017

Seminario on line: Stethoscope and Auscultation in Historical Perspective

Wednesday 22nd of February, Time: 16:00

Presentation of the Seminar, Commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the invention of the stethoscope by the French physician René Laënnec, in charge of Joan Lloret, pediatrician and member of the Institute History of Medicine and Science López Piñero (Univertisity of Valencia).


16:30.- Josep Lluis Barona.- Professor of History of Science, member of the Institute History of Medicine and Science López Piñero (University of Valencia)
“Stethoscope, patient examination and medical profession”

17:00.- Melissa Van Drie.- Chercheur post-doctoral ECHO [ECrire l’Histoire de l’Oralité], Projet ANR, THALIM, équipe ARIAS (CNRS) / Bibiliothèque nationale de France. Paris. Cambridge University
“How we learn to listen in medicine: situating pedagogical transmission of auscultation and stethoscopic knowledge (19th-20th century case studies)”

18:00.- Jacalyn Duffin.- MD, PhD, FRCPC, FRSC, FCAH. Professor Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine. Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario Canada

"Stethoscope: revolutionary instrument, obsolet now?"  (Video Conference Intervention from Canada)

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