20 de enero de 2017

Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Fellowship: Applications Open

Deadline May 15, 2017

The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine is pleased to provide one $5,000 grant to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible research period between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Foundation Fellowships are offered for research related to the history of women to be conducted at the Center for the History of Medicine at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Preference will be given to:

-projects that engage specifically with the history of women physicians, other health workers or medical scientists; however, proposals on the history of women’s health issues will also be considered

-those who are using collections from the Center’s Archives for Women in Medicine, but research on the topic of women in medicine using other material from the Countway Library will be considered

-applicants who live beyond commuting distance of the Countway; however, all are encouraged to apply, including graduate students

In return, the Foundation requests a one page report on the Fellow’s research experience; a copy of the final product (with the ability to post excerpts from the paper/project); and a photo and bio of the Fellow for web and newsletter announcements. The Fellow will also be asked to present a lecture at the Countway Library.

Application Requirements

Applicants should submit a proposal (no more than five pages) outlining the subject and objectives of the research project, length of residence, historical materials to be used, and a project budget (including travel, lodging, and research expenses), along with a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendations by May 15, 2017. The fellowship proposal should demonstrate that the Countway Library has resources central to the research topic.

Applications should be sent to: The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Fellowship, Archives for Women in Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115. Electronic submissions of applications and supporting materials and any questions may be directed to chm@hms.harvard.edu or (617) 432-2170.

For more information, please visit: https://cms.www.countway.harvard.edu/wp/?p=13523

19 de enero de 2017

Novedad editorial: "Biopolítica y Salud Pública” de descarga gratuita

Por Javier Segura del Pozo
Médico salubrista
Acaba de editarse el libro “Biopolítica y Salud Pública” que tiene el descriptivo subtitulo de “una recopilación de textos blogueros pendientes de amasar”. Como advierto en el prologo, es una simple recopilación de textos editados en los blogs “Salud Pública y algo más” (entre 2008 y 2012) y “Salud Pública y otras dudas” (2012 y 2015) que tienen como punto en común la relación entre Biopolitica y Salud Pública.

Url: https://saludpublicayotrasdudas.wordpress.com/2017/01/11/editado-biopolitica-y-salud-publica-de-descarga-gratuita/

CfP: Worlds of Nature and Medicine: New Historical Perspectives LAGLOBAL

Conference/Workshop August 2-3, 2017.
Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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).

Exposición: Leonardo da Vinci: el geni i els invents

La mostra presenta 40 enginys ideats pel geni universal Leonardo da Vinci
Url: http://mnactec.cat/ca/exposicio-detall/leonardo-da-vinci-el-geni-i-els-invents

L'exposició presenta 40 màquines i enginys ideats pel geni universal Leonardo da Vinci, construïts a partir dels manuscrits, els esquemes, els dibuixos i les indicacions dels còdexs de Leonardo da Vinci. Alguns dels enginys són a mida real i d’altres a escala, però tots s’han construït amb els materials utilitzats a l’època i seguint els dissenys de Leonardo.
L’exposició consta de sis àmbits:
  1. Màquines interactives manipulables: un total de 16 peces que el visitant podrà fer funcionar combinant així l’experiència directa del funcionament amb l’exploració dels principis físics i mecànics implicats en cada una de les màquines.
  2. Aigua: les màquines i els invents extrets dels còdexs de Leonardo da Vinci referents a l’aprofitament de l’aigua, la navegació, la flotació i, fins i tot, els sistemes de salvament de persones.
  3. Aire: els coneguts dissenys d’ales articulades per simular la morfologia de les ales de les aus. Totes les màquines van acompanyades de les imatges dels dibuixos i els càlculs fets per Leonardo.
  4. Terra: els mecanismes d’enginyeria civil, com la creació de ponts, màquines per treballar al camp o bicicletes.
  5. Foc: els enginys destinats a la defensa i a la guerra, que inclouen màquines sorprenents com un tanc mòbil amb canons.
  6. Art: es mostren quatre reproduccions dels quadres més famosos de Leonardo.
L'exposició també presenta 9 hologrames, en 6 idiomes, on es poden observar les obres més interessants de Leonardo, les màquines en moviment o la tècnica utilitzada per pintar els seus quadres. S'ofereix també un interactiu 3D per tal de veure aparells en funcionament i visitar virtualment l’exposició.

L’exposició itinerant s’ha pogut veure a Roma, Viena, Istanbul, Berlín, Abu Dhabi i Dubai. El mNACTEC serà el primer museu del país on es podrà veure la mostra, que s'inaugurarà el 24 de gener de 2017.

CfP: 8th Annual Undergraduate Conference on Health & Society at Providence College

The 8th Annual Undergraduate Conference on Health & Society at Providence College will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

This is a great opportunity for advanced undergraduates who are engaged in significant writing projects. This interdisciplinary conference welcomes paper proposals from all areas of inquiry that address topics related to health, health care, or health policy, including Anthropology, Biomedical Ethics, Community Health, Economics, Health Care Management, Health Policy, History, Literature, Political Science, Public Health, and Sociology. Abstracts are peer reviewed on a competitive basis by a joint student-faculty selection committee. Accepted participants orally present their research on a panel moderated by a faculty discussant. Additionally, all participants will have the opportunity to publish their work through PC’s Digital Commons. Examples of papers from past conferences can be viewed at http://digitalcommons.providence.edu/auchs/. Abstracts can be submitted via https://goo.gl/forms/kQ1Bw3UVfHoWKM2F2 by February 1, 2017. For more information contact the Conference Coordinator at pchealthpolicyconference@gmail.com.
Early submissions are strongly encouraged because we are able to offer a limited number of travel stipends to defray the hotel/transportation costs for interested students who must stay overnight in order to attend.

CfP: The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth

Potential topics for articles include:
-histories of  childhood museums,  its origins, ideologies, changing philosophies and current practices
- frameworks and perspectives on national museum collections of childhood objects
-studies on the constructions of children and youth in recent exhibitions across diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds
-discussions on the evolution of artefacts in museums reflective of childhood and child rearing such as toys and games, clothing, furniture, books and diverse items related to home and school life
-debates on the issues, practices, and policies of childhood museums including collection development, education, research, and other subjects of concern to academic scholarship and, or the local community
Proposals for articles to be sent to Loren Lerner at loren.lerner@sympatico.ca by 1 April  2017 should include:

-Name of author, institutional affiliation, email address
- Title of article
-300-500 words abstract of the article

-estimated number and type of illustrations
-50-words brief bio

Successful proposers will be notified by 1 May 2017, with finished articles to be delivered by 1 September 2017. Publication is projected for Summer 2018.
Contact Info: 
Loren Lerner, Professor, Art History, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Contact Email: 

CfP: British Society for the History of Medicine Congress, Edinburgh, September 2017

This is the call for papers and posters for the BSHM Congress to be held from 13th-16th September 2017 at Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh, in association with the Society for the Social History of Medicine.
 All interested are welcome to attend and to submit abstracts for 15 minute oral presentations and for posters.
The Congress has 4 themes: Women in Medicine; Scotland's contribution and influence; Apothecaries and their successors; Art and photography in Medicine.
These themes are not exclusive. Papers and posters on any aspect of the history of medicine are welcome.
Abstract submission opens on 1st February and closes on 31st May.  Abstracts should be no more than 200 words in length and the title no more than 15 words. A single reference may be added (not included in word count). Abstracts will be peer reviewed and authors notified by 7th July.
Keynote speakers include Professor Malcolm Nicolson, Professor David Watters and Philippa Langley.
Postgraduate students, and early career postdoctoral researchers, who are members of the Society of the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) and who do not have  access to institutional funds, may apply for conference bursaries from the SSHM.   Details about applications can be found here – https://sshm.org/bursaries/
Undergraduate students enjoy reduced delegate rates of £25 for the 3 days or £10 per day.
Further details are on  our website http://bshm.org.uk/ where you can find information on how to register an interest, register as a delegate and submit abstracts. This will be done using our dedicated conference site at  http://conftool.net/bshm2017/
Please do share this invitation with colleagues, students and friends who may be interested.

The Congress is supported by funding from the Wellcome Trust, University of Edinburgh, Scottish Society of the History of Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Jon Baines.

CfP: New Perspectives on Science and Religion in Society

Call for Papers: New Perspectives on Science and Religion in Society
Please note: bursary supported places available.
Thursday 29th June – Saturday 1st July 2017
Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre, Manchester, UK.

Organised in partnership between by Newman University, UK, University of Kent, UK, York University, Canada, and Kent State University, USA.

In the last decade there has been significant growth in social scientific scholarship on science and religion, complementing the more established historical research into the subject. Greater attention is being paid to the varied ways in which perceptions of science are influenced by religious and non-religious belief, identity, community and conflict in different geographical, cultural and historical contexts. The purpose of this international conference is to bring together researchers with backgrounds in history, anthropology, sociology, STS, psychology, political science and related humanities and social science disciplines to discuss perspectives on the overarching topic of science and religion in society.

Abstracts are invited for the conference relating to the following themes:

   *   The social scientific and historical study of the relationship between science and religious and/or non-religious belief and identity;
   *   Public perceptions of the relationship between science, religion and non-religion and their respective roles in society;
   *   National and international comparative perspectives on the study of science, religion and belief in society;
   *   Past and present media or popular representations of science and religion;
   *   The past or present roles of science, rationalism, religion and belief in national, social or cultural identity and related geopolitical narratives;
   *   Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of science, religion and non-religion in society;
   *   Methodological approaches to, and issues in, the study of science and religion in society;
   *   Avenues for future research and developments within the social scientific and historical study of science and religion.

We are interested in papers that relate to any aspect of STEMM in society (science, technology, engineering, medicine, and mathematics) and that discuss any religious tradition or non-religious belief system, including unbelief.

Individual Paper submissions:
To submit a paper proposal, please send an abstract of no more than 300 words, alongside a biographical note of no more than 100 words including name, institutional affiliation and email address.

Panel session proposals:
We will also be accepting a limited number of panel proposals with a maximum of four speakers. To submit  a panel proposal, please send a session summary of no more than 250 words alongside abstracts of no more than 300 words for each paper and biographical note of no more than 100 words for each contributor.

Individual or panel session submissions may cross over several of the themes listed above and those intending to submit papers are encouraged to consider the relevance of their work to other academic disciplines.

Please send all individual paper and session proposals to events.sres@newman.ac.uk  for the attention of the conference organizers, Dr Stephen Jones (Newman University) and Dr James Thompson (Newman University).

All abstracts must be submitted by 3rd March 2017.

Conference Bursaries:
A limited number of bursaries are available to support postgraduate, early career, retired, low income or unwaged presenters. These will cover conference transport costs (to a maximum of £150 for UK participants and £800 for international participants), registration, catering and accommodation for up to 3 nights. Please complete the bursary form, including your contact details, a short biography (including a clear statement regarding your career stage), your abstract and a statement of interest to be considered for one of the bursaries. The deadline for submission of bursary applications is 3rd March 2017.

The bursary application form can be found at the following address:

CfP: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference

Submit your proposal by January 31st 2017 at bit.ly/sip17panels

Science and technology are essential ingredients of our humanity. The emergence of
fruitful and diverse scholarly perspectives on the history, practice, communication,
governance and impacts of scientific knowledge reflects this fact. Yet rapid scientific and
technological change has also unsettled the idea of what it means to be human; for
example, through new frontiers in physical and cognitive enhancement, shift to
knowledge economies, and potential threats to employment from mass automation.
These changes take place in a context of broader challenges to expertise and evidence,
dramatically illustrated by the EU referendum and the election of Donald Trump.
Taking these matters seriously calls for a renewed focus on compassion, benevolence
and civilization. This year at Science in Public, we ask:

How do science and technology affect what it means to be human?

We invite proposals for panels, debates, performances, films and other forms of dialogue
or practice from a wide range of disciplines – including STS, history of science, science
communication, sociology, law, disability studies, geography, urban studies,
development studies - that reflect on this question across a range of topics including, but
not limited to:

• Law, governance and new technologies
• Responsible research and innovation
• Political economy of science & technology
• Gender, science and technology
• Science policy
• History of science and technology
• The citizen in science and technology
• Race and postcoloniality
• Dis/ability in science and technology
• Social, political and scientific imaginaries
• Science and technology in science fiction
• Science, art and humanity
• Public involvement in science & technology
• Social media as (in)humane technology
• Human enhancement
• Robotics
• Grand challenges to the future of humanity
• Geographies of science and technology
• Science and sustainability

Panels can be made up of one or a series of sessions. Each session will last 90 minutes.
Sessions with papers will be limited to three papers per session only, in order to facilitate
in-depth discussion and exchange of ideas. Panels can be proposed with papers and
speakers and/or opened up as part of the subsequent Call for Papers (to be issued in
February 2017).


Fondazione Università Ca' Foscari seeks to appoint a visionary director to lead the development and delivery of the project.

Post Summary

The ideal candidate will be an outstanding creative and entrepreneurial leader with a successful track record in leading an organisation focused on transdisciplinary public engagement with emerging ideas and research, from early stages to opening and operation as a successful self-sustaining enterprise. The candidate will be regarded as a leader in this emerging field, with significant expertise and networks within the worlds of science, art, technology and business. 

Key attributes of the ideal candidate include 

  • Having held senior positions in a gallery, museum, science centre or science festival. 
  • Being comfortable in working in an academic environment.
  • Having good project, business and stakeholder management skills.

Responsibilities and duties

  • The Director will be responsible for developing, planning and implementing the Science Gallery Venice business plan, overseeing the recruitment and training of Science Gallery Venice staff as well as overseeing the operations of Science Gallery Venice, including strategic planning for the long term development and financial sustainability of the gallery.
  • The Director will be responsible for the gallery’s cultural, communication and engagement strategy and for establishing a group of experts who will oversee the Science Gallery Venice program and exhibitions.
  • The Director will identify opportunities for collaboration that break new boundaries, seeking external partnerships which will develop new knowledge, new audiences and new levels of engagement at the creative fusion of science, technology and arts. 

About Science Gallery Venice

Due to open its doors in 2019, Science Gallery Venice will be a dynamic new space for engaging young adults at the interface between science and the arts.
The first space of its kind in Italy, Science Gallery Venice will deliver an innovative, ever-changing programme of exhibitions and events to engage 15-25 year olds at the dynamic interface between art and science.
As a member of the Global Science Gallery Network, Science Gallery Venice will build on the proven university-linked model of public engagement pioneered by Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, but will adapt this model to a different context – the city of Venice, home to a dynamic creative community, some of Italy’s leading scientific institutions, and to an international contemporary artscene.

Applications and enquiries

For further information click on this link.

The deadline for receiving the application is February 17th, 2017. Fondazione Università Ca’ Foscari is an equal opportunity action employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.