12 de enero de 2018

NOVA EXPOSICIÓ: “Antonio Lecha-Marzo: ciència, medicina i llei als inicis del segle XX"

Exposició: Del 10 de gener al 10 d’abril de 2018 al primer pis del Palau de Cerveró. Institut d'Història de la Medicina i la ciència "López Piñero"

 A la fi de març passat, hem rebut dels seus hereus la donació de la biblioteca del metge legista i catedràtic de Medicina Legal de la Universitat de Sevilla, Antonio Lecha-Marzo. La donació consisteix d’una banda, en prop de 200 volums, sobretot, de la seua especialitat i, d’una altra, en materials i documents del seu arxiu. Destaca la correspondència que va rebre de metges i investigadors espanyols, europeus (italians, belgues, portuguesos i francesos, especialment) i llatinoamericans com Juan Vucetich. En total, hi ha prop de 500 documents diferents en la donació, en bona part, articles publicats prèviament en premsa mèdica especialitzada europea.

Volem agrair la generositat i l’ajuda prestada per al trasllat i la catalogació a la família Lecha-Marzo, i en particular a Carmen de Meer Lecha-Marzo, autora d’un dels millors estudis sobre aquesta col·lecció.

Exposició coordinada per Mabel Fuentes (IHMC) amb la col.laboració de José Ucedo i José R. Bertomeu.

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11 de enero de 2018

CfP: A Cultural History of the Universe in the Renaissance (1450-1700)

A Cultural History of the Universe in the Renaissance (1450-1700) will be an edited volume in a six-volume series published by Bloomsbury Publishing, expected in August 2020. This series will be a part of Bloomsbury’s The Cultural History Series. For more information, see: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/series/the-cultural-histories-series/
Aims and Scope of the Six-Volume Series, A Cultural History of the Universe:
The universe is, literally, everything that there is. However, commonly defined it is outer space, beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, from the Moon to the farthest galaxies. A Cultural History of The Universe traces the ways in which individuals and societies have interacted with the universe from Antiquity to the present. The emphasis will be on the West, effectively Europe and North America, but will necessarily fully examine the ancient Near East and the Islamic world, and contributors will be encouraged to make connections with the wider world where useful, notably in the encounters created by trade, art and the exchange of ideas. Since the universe is such an all-pervasive feature in society, the readership of A Cultural History of the Universe is anticipated to range across the social sciences, humanities and the arts. 
Aims and Scope of A Cultural History of the Universe in the Renaissance.
This volume will cover the period of the European Renaissance and Scientific Revolution. Both concepts, especially the Scientific Revolution, have been critiqued, yet remain conventionally accepted periods. Current perspectives tend to emphasize continuity rather than revolution. Key features of the period include the introduction of Platonic and Hermetic cosmology into the Christian West, and the two centuries of scientific investigation that began with Copernicus’s argument for heliocentricity, Kepler’s laws of planetary motion, Galileo’s use of the telescope and Newton’s theory of universal gravitation. The developments are vividly represented in literature and the visual arts. The final essay will consider conceptions of the universe in sub-Saharan Africa. 
Seeking Contributors for the Following Chapters: 
1. Theories of the Universe
- This chapter will explore the development of different theoretical and metaphysical conceptions of the universe and humanity’s relationship to it. 
6. Reckoning and Time Keeping 
- This chapter will investigate the different ways in which people have kept time and the relationship of these timekeeping practices with changing knowledge and conceptions of the universe. 
7. Representing the Universe
- This chapter will investigate the diverse ways in which the universe has inspired and been represented in the arts, including the fine, decorative and performing arts, literature, film, television and digital media. 

Recurso: Biblioteca Digital de la Real Academia Nacional de Medicina

Está accesible en Internet nuestra Biblioteca Virtual. Hace cuatro años nos embarcamos en este proyecto en el que, gracias a  la tecnología DIGIBIS y su programa de gestión bibliotecaria DIGIBIB, y con el patrocinio de la Fundación “Tatiana Pérez de Guzmán el Bueno”, nos marcamos el objetivo de difundir los fondos de la Biblioteca y del Archivo de la Real Academia Nacional de Medicina, al que se van agregando día a día más contenidos digitales. En la actualidad, consta de cerca de 1.700 títulos y más de 130.000 objetos multimedia asociados que abarcan, con preferencia, aquellas materias relacionadas de alguna manera con la historia y la práctica de la Medicina, tanto impresos como manuscritos. Igualmente, se enlazan con otros repositorios aquellos documentos que previamente han sido digitalizados por los mismos, y acompaña a la descripción del documento una imagen de la portada en las nuevas adquisiciones. Todo este contenido, con sus autoridades y puntos de acceso debidamente enriquecidos, es recopilado periódicamente por el agregador nacional Hispana (con más de 7 millones de objetos digitales) y, en el ámbito europeo, Europeana, donde ya asciende a cerca de 52 millones el número de objetos digitales que se pueden consultar (y si procede: descargar) de forma libre y gratuita.

VIII Taller de Historia social de la salud y la enfermedad

Procesos de salud, enfermedad y prácticas de curar: miradas interdisciplinarias en la construcción del conocimiento. 
Córdoba, Argentina, 10, 11 y 12 de octubre de 2018.


 Organizan:
Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Sobre Cultura y Sociedad CIECS (CONICET y UNC).
Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.


A más de una década de la realización del primer TALLER DE HISTORIA SOCIAL DE LA SALUD Y LA ENFERMEDAD EN ARGENTINA, buscamos continuar fortaleciendo la construcción de conocimiento científico, la socialización y la discusión en torno a diversas problemáticas relativas a la salud, la enfermedad y las prácticas del curar. Esta vez la invitación está a cargo de Córdoba, en esta ocasión, potenciaremos las facilidades materiales y logísticas que posee el CIECS y la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la UNC, con espacios y otras condiciones infraestructurales y de funcionalidad óptimas para la reunión proyectada. No es casual que el Taller se organice en distintas provincias, ya que potenciamos la reconstrucción de una historia argentina federal. A la vez, aspiramos fortalecer el intercambio científico ampliando las posibilidades reales de vinculación y trabajo conjunto entre los investigadores de distintas partes de país y, entre ellos y los del extranjero. Ya es tradicional que a nuestros encuentros asista un número importante de investigadores formados y en formación, docentes y estudiantes de grado y de posgrado en Historia, Demografía, Sociología, así como de otras disciplinas afines como Medicina y Enfermería para quienes este evento constituye una singular oportunidad. En esa dirección, unas de las dinámicas más sugerentes que hemos recorrido, se asoció con que hemos ampliado nuestra mirada desde el campo disciplinar de la historia social hacia un más vasto repertorio de estudio. 
En este marco, el Taller tendrá el propósito de recorrer distintas líneas de la agenda actual en franca renovación y expansión temática y metodológica. Proponemos trabajar alrededor de algunos ejes temáticos clave como: procesos de medicalización y profesionalización; género y salud; condiciones de vida y salud; Estado y políticas sanitarias; curanderismo y prácticas empíricas; saberes médicos; psiquiatría y psicología; salud y enfermedad en la colonia; la salud global; formación socio-histórica en profesionales en salud; viejas y nuevas enfermedades y el legado de la reforma universitaria. El Taller tiene la finalidad de ser un insumo para los
historiadores y otras disciplinas afines a las Ciencias Sociales. Para ello organizamos espacios para la presentación y difusión de libros que hayan abordado tema de intereses en nuestro campo y ofreceremos un conjunto de conferencias abiertas de relieve internacional. En esta próxima reunión de 2018 procuramos contribuir a los debates sobre medicina y política; sobre pandemias que azotan a las sociedades del pasado y la actualidad y, en torno a los procesos ligados a la desigualdad de género. Para ello, articularemos Mesas Redondas a partir de las exposiciones de destacados especialistas argentinos y extranjeros que como conferencistas y panelistas pondrán sobre el tapete estas cuestiones, que son de máxima relevancia porque en el 2018 se cumplen 100 años de la Reforma Universitaria –con un reconocido protagonismo de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba- y de la eclosión de la gripe española, pandemia de inusitada gravedad que mató entre 50 y 100 millones de personas y, que viene constituyéndose en un relevante tema de estudio para investigadores de todo el mundo.

Ejes de trabajo propuesto para las Sesiones Regulares

El Taller tendrá el propósito de recorrer distintas líneas de la agenda actual en franca renovación y expansión temática y metodológica. Proponemos trabajar alrededor de algunos ejes temáticos clave como:

1.Género y Salud
2. Condiciones de vida y salud
3. Estado, Actores y Políticas Sanitarias.
4. Profesionalización de las artes del curar, curanderismo y prácticas empíricas.
5. Saberes médicos y tecnología.
6. Psiquiatría y Psicología.
7. Salud y enfermedad en la colonia.
8. La salud global.
9. Formación socio-histórica en profesionales en salud.
10.Viejas y nuevas enfermedades.
11. El legado de la reforma universitaria


Cronograma y normas de presentación

Due in TWO WEEKS: Applications for 2018-19 Beckman Center Fellowshipsin the History of Chemistry

The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF), an independent research library in Philadelphia, PA, invites applications for new multi-year postdoctoral fellowships, as well as for one-year and short-term visiting fellowships in the history of science, medicine, technology, and industry.

Two-Year 80/20 Postdoctoral Fellowships: 
CHF is pleased to announce the launch of its new 80/20 postdoctoral fellowship program: these new fellowships reflect the Beckman Center’s commitment to providing career-launching fellowships for recent PhDs and its support for the career diversity initiatives of the American Historical Association and affiliated scholarly societies. The 80/20 postdoctoral fellowship program will allow the Beckman Center’s postdocs to build skills that can enhance their opportunities outside the academy or their work within it. Fellows will spend one day a week working closely with a CHF staff member from the library, museum, publications team, Center for Applied History, outreach group, Oral History Program, archives, or digital library team on developing skills in one of two areas: collections and curation, or outreach and exhibitions. The other four days each week, postdoctoral fellows will have access to CHF’s considerable resources and ample time to develop and publish their own research. Applicants for postdoctoral fellowships must have their PhD in hand before the July prior to the start of the fellowship and must have earned that degree within the last five years. Postdoctoral fellowship stipends are $45,000, paid in monthly installments.  For more information or to apply, go to:  https://www.chemheritage.org/fellowships

Visiting Research Fellowships:
Short Term and Dissertation Fellows take part in the activities of a class of roughly 18 fellows each year, creating a vibrant international community of scholars whose work is in some way tied to CHF’s collections (see below) in the history of the life sciences, chemistry, and related sciences. Applications come from scholars in a wide range of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. To see this year's list, go to:

Dissertation Fellowships
9 Months in Residence; open to graduate students at the dissertation stage • $26,000

Short-Term Fellowships
1–4 Months in Residence; open to all scholars and researchers • $3,000 per month


Collection Strengths:
The research collections at CHF range chronologically from the fifteenth century to the present and include 6,000 rare books, significant archival holdings, thousands of images, and a large artifact and fine arts collection, supported by over 100,000 reference volumes and journals. Within the collections there are many areas of special strength, including: alchemy, mining & metallurgy, dyeing and bleaching, balneology, gunpowder and pyrotechnics, gas-lighting, books of secrets, inorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, food chemistry, and pharmaceuticals.


The deadline for all fellowship applications is January 16, 2018.  Please see our website for more information or to apply:  www.chemheritage.org/BeckmanCenter

CfP: Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy


We welcome abstracts for talks on any topic related to early modern philosophy, broadly understood (roughly the period 1500–1800 CE). We are especially interested in presentations that discuss philosophical issues or works that have received less sustained scholarly attention, including, but not limited to: non canonical authors and traditions, anonymous texts, methodological reflections on doing Early Modern philosophy. 

Please submit abstracts (400 words max.) suitable for anonymous review in PDF to our EasyChair page: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dsemp18

Deadline: 15 January 2018

Decisions will follow by early March. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed. We will send reviewers’ reports with useful feedback on abstracts to all who wish to receive this.

Attendance is free and all are welcome, especially students. No financial assistance can be provided to support travel expenses and accommodation.

Contact Chris Meyns (c.meyns@uu.nl / @chrismeyns) with any questions. 

Co-organizers: 

Andrea Sangiacamo (University of Groningen)

Chris Meyns (Utrecht University)

The Dutch Seminar is an activity of:

Department of Philosophy, Utrecht University
Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science and the Humanities
Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought (www.rug.nl/gcmemt), Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen
OZSW Study Group in Early Modern Philosophy

Call for participants: Comparative histories of AIDS in Europe


We invite expressions of interest from scholars from any discipline who are working on histories of HIV and AIDS within Europe, to participate in a one-day symposium in London on 19 July 2018. Deadline: 29 January 2018.

Research on HIV and AIDS in historical perspective has intensified recently, with new projects looking at the UK, Sweden, Ireland, Switzerland, Spain, and more. This exciting work is not only painting a large and vibrant picture of the histories of AIDS and HIV, incorporating groups and experiences previously under-documented, but it is also beginning to signal the vital importance of local and national contexts. Responses to, and experiences of AIDS and HIV were modulated by features that varied from place to place, within and between countries, and reflected the importance of the social, cultural, and political settings in which AIDS and HIV emerged.

This one-day symposium seeks to draw together these existing research projects, to encourage comparative perspectives and to consider resonances and dissonances between them. It will provide an opportunity for scholars at all career stages to discuss their work and to identify key avenues for further research. We anticipate that the symposium will lead to an edited collection, and significant future research collaborations.

We encourage a focus on comparative histories or national specificities, particularly those which capture previously unexamined experiences of those affected by HIV. Themes may include AIDS and HIV in relation to young people, women, and families, immigration, sex workers, and national politics, and the position of transnational networks and North American influences within Europe. These are suggestions only: we look forward to seeing what further themes may emerge. We will aim to include papers focusing on a variety of different European settings.

The symposium will be held in London on Thursday 19 July 2018, towards the end of a month-long public Festival of AIDS Cultures and Histories taking place in London and Amsterdam.

Please note that the symposium will follow a workshop format, with pre-circulated papers.

If you are interested in participating, please send up to 500 words, no later than 29 January 2018 to: HistoriesOfAids@gmail.com
This should be a summary of the research you would like to share and discuss at the symposium, highlighting its geographical focus and key themes. Any questions can also be sent to this email address.

Deadline for proposals: Monday 29 January 2018
Decisions by: end of February 2018
Organisers: Prof. Matt Cook (Birkbeck), Dr Hannah J Elizabeth and Dr Janet Weston (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).
Funding: We anticipate that funding for travel and accommodation will be available, especially for postgraduates and those without institutional support. The symposium is supported by the Raphael Samuel History Centre and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities.

Panel Session 55. National Identities and Nationalism in Transnational Science and Technology during the 20th century

Although the emerging post Cold War globalization process seemed to undermine the legitimacy of national categories, nationalisms and national identities are far from being surpassed. This is part of a broader public concern regarding the interactions between national identities, cultures, and transnational relations in a new global order. Similarly, History of Science, STS, and Policy Studies have expanded new questions about the means and mechanisms that produce, transfer, and transform expert knowledge within communities and political systems at different scales.

Even when the history of science and technology, and national identities studies have increased their production and scope, there are still several questions on the connections and tensions between these disciplines. On the one hand, nations were considered projects in which societies articulated their vision of future. On the other, national identities were the places where individuals identified themselves collectively, and developed a sense of belonging. During the 20th century, within these national projects, science and technology helped nations come closer to that imagined future, and at the same time, nations linked themselves with processes of international and transnational scientific circulation.

Historiography has not traditionally addressed the links between science and technology, and nation and nationalism, STS have much to say regarding how development in science and technology has questioned, enhanced, promoted or criticized the persistence of national identities within transnational relations.

This panel examines theoretical, methodological, and epistemological problems combining History and STS with the dynamic notion of nations and national identities, to discuss how transnational science and technology have been entangled within processes of nation building during the 20th century.

Abstracts must be submitted no later than February 1, 2018.
Further information can be found at https://4s2018sydney.org.
For submissions: https://4s2018sydney.org/call-for-papers-open-panels/, Panel #55. You may email Barbara Silva (bsilvaa@uc.cl), organizer of this panel session, with questions. Please note that The Society for Social Studies of Science has final say over acceptances and panel organization. 

Contact Info: 
Barbara Silva, Universidad Católica de Chile 
Contact Email: bsilvaa@uc.cl

Historiography of science - New issue

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science launched its third issue (December, 2017): 

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science promotes scholarly research in the historiography of science and chronicles its history and criticism. Although historiography of science is a sub-discipline of History, we construe this subject broadly to include analysis of the historiography of science produced by history of science, philosophy of science, science education and related disciplines. By focusing its analysis on the different historical, social and epistemological implications of science, historiography of science is a transversal knowledge with respect to the production of science, hence the name of this journal. In order to accomplish its purpose, Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science discusses historical, theoretical, conceptual and methodological aspects of the different themes, works and authors present in this tradition, as well as the new approaches in the recent historiography of science.  

Call for Contributors for February 2018 Issue, “Engineering Freedom” on Technology History

The Activist History Review invites proposals for our February issue, “Engineering Freedom: Technology, Politics, and the Death of Net Neutrality.”

On December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (led by Republican chairman Ajit Pai) voted to repeal Obama-era “net neutrality” restrictions that prevented internet service providers from charging websites more to broadcast their content at faster speeds. They did so against the wishes of a majority of American citizens from both major political parties. Many of us fear that, in the wake of net neutrality’s repeal, our ability to freely acquire, disseminate, and exchange information will be increasingly restricted over time. This is a particularly alarming possibility when we consider the Internet’s role as a democratizing force in our society. The rise of the Internet has allowed Americans and many members of the global community to easily exchange ideas, access information, demand institutional transparency, coordinate large-scale activism, and overthrow oppressive regimes. With net neutrality protections gone, the potential of the Internet to serve as a force for positive change is substantially diminished.

The Internet is only the latest in a long string of technological innovations that have facilitated the growth of more democratic political systems. Inventions like the printing press, the telegraph, the radio, and countless others have each, in their own way, expanded the political rights of and opportunities for disenfranchised communities. Just as often, however, technological developments have been used to restrict the freedom of specific groups. Improved sailing technologies, which enabled Europeans to cross oceans and circumnavigate the globe, served as the foundation of the Atlantic slave trade and colonialism. The railroad, which sent news and goods hurtling back and forth from San Francisco to New York in the 1870s, ushered waves of U.S. colonizers into the American West, destroying indigenous communities, sovereignties, and lives.

The Activist History Review invites proposals that examine the Janus-faced nature of technological innovation and its relationship to social change.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:


• Innovation and revolution
• Political repression and technology
• Regulating new technologies
• Subsidies, innovation, and privatization
• Technology and activism
• Democratization and technological innovation
• Technology, journalism, and a free press
• Technology and genocide
• Net neutrality
• Technology, globalization, and wealth disparities
• Work and automation
• The Alt-Right and technology
• Technology and imperialism
• Technology, capitalism, and politics
• Marginalized groups and technology


Proposals should be no more than 250 words for articles from 1250-2000 words, and should be emailed to Nathan Wuertenberg at activisthistory(at)gmail(dot)com by Monday, January 22nd at 11:59 PM. Please also include a short bio of no more than 100 words.
Contact Email: activisthistory@gmail.com