17 de noviembre de 2017

CfP: Health and Healing in the Early Modern Iberian World: A Gendered Perspective

We are seeking submissions for an interdisciplinary collection of essays tentatively titled 
Health and Healing in the Early Modern Iberian World: A Gendered Perspective

This edited volume seeks to put into conversation a range of historical, literary, and cultural texts and objects related to the theory, practice, and experience of health and healing from an Iberian-Global and gendered perspective, between 1500-1700. We invite papers that broadly interrogate the concepts of “health” and “healing” from all geographical areas within early modern Iberia and its global kingdoms. We encourage innovative responses to the topics that include but are not limited to: interactions between healer and patient; health status, belief and spiritual (religious and magical) practices; creation and circulation of drugs, herbal remedies, and the status and representation of herbalists and apothecaries; the professionalization of medicine and gendered divisions of labor and care; recipe books, diet practices and access to food. We are also interested in the ways early modern health discourse intersected with the sensory world: how were health care decisions shaped by sight, smell, touch, sound, taste as well as feeling, believing, remembering and knowing?

We anticipate publishing this volume in paperback with a university press, with the potential for classroom adoption. Essays from practitioners of all disciplines are welcome. This volume aims to reach across the fields of Iberian and global early modern studies, history of science and medicine, and gender, sexuality and women’s studies.

Please send a 250 to 300-word proposal and CV to Margaret E. Boyle (mboyle2@bowdoin.edu) and Sarah E. Owens (owenss@cofc.edu) by January 15, 2018.  Authors will be notified no later than January 30, 2018. If the proposal is accepted by the press, completed essays would be expected approximately 6 months after acceptance date.

CfP: Quarantine Research Network

Global and transdisciplinary perspectives on sanitary cordons throughout history 
2nd International Conference of the Quarantine Studies Network
7-8 November 2018
Hosted by the University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca
 Sanitary cordons to regulate and control the spread of bubonic plague were developed in Italy in the 14th century in parallel with maritime quarantine (mainly lazarettos) and came to be quickly imposed by other Mediterranean/European countries. Today, various types of cordons are still being used ‘to control the spread of epizootics and to mitigate the impact of both newly emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases upon the human population’ (Cliff, 2009) with the 21st-century pandemics of Ebola or avian flu showing their continued utility. At this juncture one finds a stunning paradox: despite their functions as instruments of isolation/separation, sanitary cordons came to be highly appreciated, legitimized and defended by state authorities and frequently by the populations themselves. By the 1800s, they had already been accepted and utilized in most countries of the world.
The success of sanitary cordons was also measured by their widespread adoption across various social and cultural domains. Thus, sanitary cordons became inseparable from military and political demarcations of territorial borders especially, but by no means exclusively, at the state level. Well-known cases include the cordon set-up against the plague in the Austrian-Ottoman border as from 1770; the so called ‘yellow fever cordon’ set up in the Catalan sector of the French-Spanish border in 1822; and the one established against cholera on the Ottoman-Persian frontier during the 1850s. The concept of the ‘common good’ via the preservation of public health was also used as an argument to legitimize, consolidate and militarize borders through the setting up of cordons. On the other hand, as sanitary cordons were set up to separate healthy sectors of a community – or indeed whole populations – from others considered sick, they were directly involved in processes of nation-building, international conflict or colonial domination. Sanitary cordons helped to define and ‘protect’ national identities and, at the same time, ‘isolate’ and control various provincial, national and colonial ‘others’. This was legitimized through old and new medical theories, scientific discourse or just pure prejudice or a combination of all these.
Sanitary cordons were also successfully ‘translated’ into the fields of politics and diplomacy, where the concept has been employed metaphorically to refer to attempts to prevent the spread of an ideology or another deemed dangerous to the international or the social order. For example, in 1917, the French minister of Foreign Affairs employed such a term to designate the new states (Finland, the Baltic republics, Poland and Romania) established along the Western border of the USSR (as buffer states) against the spread of the Bolshevist revolution into Central and Western Europe. Besides geography, politics and diplomacy, personal narratives of sanitary cordons became a sort of subgenre in modern literature, where they have also been used as metaphors to deal with issues of social control, identity/alterity or dystopic futures.

On line: Col·loquis SCHCT “Biopolítica y discurso racial en el primer franquismo”

Col·loquis de la SCHCT. “Biopolítica y discurso racial en el primer franquismo”
22 de novembre de 2017 a les 16 h. al Saló d’Actes de l’Institut d’Història de la Medicina i de la Ciència López Piñero de la Universitat de València
(amb retransmissió online a http://reunion.uv.es/hcc2).

“El régimen franquista se instituyó sobre las cenizas de una cruenta guerra civil. Con tan sombríos orígenes, el Nuevo Estado tuvo que articular, junto con un vasto sistema policial, toda una serie de mecanismos que le permitieran alcanzar un mínimo de legitimidad social y política. En este sentido, estos mecanismos estaban llamados a ordenar una forma de gobierno encargada de dirigir los distintos ámbitos de la vida nacional, desde la economía y las relaciones laborales, hasta la educación, las ciudades o el mundo rural. En un momento en el que el gobierno –y ya al menos desde inicios del siglo XIX– se había definido en gran parte como gobierno de la vida, la administración de tales ámbitos iba a venir marcada en buena medida por discursos provenientes de la medicina y la psiquiatría. Bajo estas premisas, intentaré mostrar en primer lugar las líneas definitorias de tales discursos, atravesados sin duda por planteamientos raciales, para imaginar después hasta qué punto influenciaron aquello que daremos en llamar la biopolítica del Estado franquista”.                 

Ponent: Salvador Cayuela Sánchez és Doctor en Filosofia per la Universitat de Múrcia i Doctor en Antropologia Social per la Universitat Rovira i Virgili de Tarragona. La seua línia de recerca principal ha estat la biopolítica de l’Espanya franquista i d’altres règims feixistes del segle XX. Entre les seues nombroses publicacions destaca la monografia Por la grandeza de la Patria. Biopolítica en la España de Franco (2014). Actualment és Professor d’Història de la Ciència a la Universitat de Castella La-Manxa.

CfP: Eighteenth-Century Research Seminars, University of Edinburgh

The Eighteenth-Century Research Seminar (ECRS) series invites proposals for twenty-minute papers from postgraduate and early-career researchers addressing any aspect of eighteenth-century history, culture, literature, education, art, music, geography, religion, science, and philosophy. The seminar series seeks to provide a regular inter-disciplinary forum for postgraduate and early-career researchers working on the eighteenth century to meet and discuss their research.

ECRS will take place at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) in Edinburgh.  Seminars will take place on Wednesdays between 4:30-6pm, on a fortnightly basis from 24 January to 4 April 2018.  Each seminar will consist of two papers, one from a University of Edinburgh-based researcher and one from a researcher based in another higher education institution, followed by a drinks reception. We can provide up to £85 for non-University of Edinburgh speakers’ travel expenses. 

Abstracts of up to 300 words along with a brief biography and institutional affiliation should be submitted in Word document to: edinburgh18thcentury@gmail.com.  In your email, please also indicate any scheduling restrictions you may have.

The closing date for submissions is Monday 27 November 2017. 
For more information please see our website: http://edinburgh18thcentury.weebly.com/

ECRS is supported by the Eighteenth-Century and Enlightenment Studies Network (ECENS) of the University of Edinburgh.  More information about ECENS can be found at: www.blogs.hss.ed.ac.uk/ecens/
Contact Info: 
Co-organisers: Sydney Ayers, Alley Jordan and Clare Loughlin, University of Edinburgh

16 de noviembre de 2017

Call for Abstracts: Conference “From Past to Present - Natural Cosmetics Unwrapped”

On 15th February 2018, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society will host a conference focused on the study of natural cosmetics over time. This conference is co-organised by the University of Oxford, the University of Glasgow, Keele University and with the support of the Art and Humanities Research Council (Science in Culture).

For thousands of years, cosmetic products have been made with a range of minerals and organic substances. With the development of long distance commercial routes, the diversity of cosmetics increased drastically during Antiquity. In the last few centuries, many such cosmetics have been produced, marketed, and distributed by the cosmetic industry with classical influences. For example, the recipes of medical writers such as Hippocrates and Galen were sources of inspiration. Mythological and historical figures such as Hygieia and Cleopatra also appeared prominently on the packaging and advertising. Today, some cosmetics are still produced exclusively with natural substances and their advertisements sometimes refer to ancient times.

This conference will offer an opportunity to approach cosmetics from an interdisciplinary perspective, incorporating elements from the disciplines of classics, ancient history, archaeology, bioarchaeology, pharmacy and pharmacology. Subject areas covered include but is not limited to the following:
§ Literary and documentary evidence for cosmetics in ancient and historical periods
§ Scientific analysis of ancient and historical cosmetics
§ Reception of ancient cosmetics in later historical periods and in the contemporary world
§ Experimental reconstruction of ancient and historical cosmetics

Abstracts should be submitted using the attached form before 31st December 2017 by email to cosmetics.unwrapped@gmail.com. The abstract template is attached to this email. Only .doc and .pdf are the acceptable file formats.

For those interested, a free workshop on natural cosmetics will also be organised at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society on the afternoon of Friday 16th of February. More information and tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-past-to-present-natural-cosmetics-unwrapped-tickets-39702039870?utm_term=eventname_text

The organising committee
Thibaut Deviese (University of Oxford)
Szu Shen Wong (Keele University)
Jane Draycott (University of Glasgow)
John Betts (RPS)
Matthew Johnston (RPS)

CfP: International Conference on Teaching, Learning, Innovation and Educational Technology

International Conference on Teaching, Learning, Innovation and Educational Technology

ICE18Singapore Conference in Singapore.  July 27-29, 2018


Adolescence Education, Adult Education, Advanced Quantitative Methods in Education, Applied Linguistics, Art Education, Basic Ethical Values in Education, Business Education, Classroom Management, Classroom Teacher Education, Climate Change and Education, College and Higher Education, Communication Disorders and Sciences, Community Development and Action, Competencies Developmental, Computer-Assisted Teaching, Counselor Education, Course Management, Critical and Socio-cultural Studies in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Curriculum Development, Democracy Education, Development of Science, Distance Education, Diversity in Learning, Early Childhood Education, Education and Culture, Education for Hearing Impaired, Education Management, Education Policy, Educational Administration, Educational Leadership, Educational Measurement and Evaluation, Educational Planning, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, E-learning, Elementary Education, English as a Second Language, English Education, English for specific purposes, English, American and other literatures in English.
Environmental Education, ESL Education , Financial Aid, Foreign Language Teaching, General Education, Global Issues in Education, Guidance and Counseling, Health Education, High School Teacher Education, Higher Education, History of Education, Home Schooling, Human Resource Development and Leadership, Human Resources in Education, Human Rights Education, Improving Classroom Teaching, Independent / Autonomous Learning, Information Studies, Innovation and Change in Education, Innovation in Language Teaching and Learning, Innovations and Effective Practices in Education and Language Teaching, Instructional Design, Instructional Designs and Improvements of Teaching Systems, Instructional Technology, Interactive Learning Environment, Intercultural Education, International Comparative Education, Language and Culture, Language Curriculum Development, Language Education, Language Learning and Teaching, Language Program Evaluation, Language Teacher Education, Language Teaching Methodology, Language Testing and Assessment, Languages, Leadership in Education.
Learning and Organizational Change, Learning and Teaching, Learning and Teaching with Technology, Learning Assessments, Learning Diversity and Urban Studies, Learning Needs, Learning Psychology, Library Resource Management, Life Long Learning, Literacy Education, Material Development in Language Teaching and education, Mathematics Education, Measurement and Evaluation in Education, Methods of teaching languages, Middle Grades Education, Middle School Teacher Education, Mind Brain and Education, Mobile Learning, Montessori Education, Motivation and Language Teaching, Multi-cultural Education, Music Education, New Learning Environments, Nursery Education, Other Fields Parents Involvement, Participatory Learning, Peace Education, Pedagogical and Practical Issues, Pedagogy, Philosophy of Education, Physical Education, Pre-school Education, Primary School Education, Professional Development & Teacher Training, Psychology Education, Reading Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Research and Development, Research Art Education, Research Management, Rural Education, School Counseling, School Health Education, School Psychology, School Safety, Secondary Education, Simulations in Education, Social Research Methodology, Social Studies Education, Special Education, Sport and Physical Education, Talented and Gifted Education, Teacher Education Program, Teacher Training, Teaching Society Involvement, Teaching/Learning Strategies, Technical and Vocational, Technology Innovation and Education, Technology use in education, TESOL / TESL / TEFL, The importance of body language in Education, Theoretical Issues on education, Video Games for Learning Vocational Education, Visually Impaired Education, Vocational Education, Youth and Education and other related topics.

(The topics given are just suggestive in nature. You may feel free to submit manuscripts on related topics in your area of specialization.)

W. Bruce Fye Medical History Research Travel Grant

The W. Bruce Fye Center for the History of Medicine is pleased to announce its first annual W. Bruce Fye Medical History Research Travel Grant. The grant is available to physicians, historians, medical students, graduate students, faculty members, and independent scholars who wish to use archival and library resources at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The grant (up to $1,500 in one calendar year) may be used for transportation, lodging, food, and incidental expenses relating to the research project. It is available to residents of the United States and Canada who live more than 75 miles from Rochester.

The W. Bruce Fye Center for the History of Medicine houses archival collections that contain official records of the Clinic and its administrative offices, official and unofficial publications, departmental annual reports, committee minutes, photographic and moving images, sound recordings, personal papers, and memorabilia relating to the Mayo Clinic, its mission, programs, and people. To search our archival holdings, please visit our online catalog (MAX) (http://www.mayo.edu/mayo-clinic-libraries/resources/special-collections).

The W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library is a specialized library housing important collections in the history of medicine and allied sciences. Several thousand volumes of rare medical classics (from 1479) and early journal literature (from 1665) comprise the core collection of primary literature on all aspects of medicine and allied fields. More recently published histories, biographies, facsimiles, and other support materials comprise the remainder of the collection of some 23,000 total volumes. Special strengths include anesthesiology, cardiology, dermatology, immunology, ophthalmology and neurology. The library also has a large collection of Mayo physician bound reprints.

Applicants should send by e-mail as attachments the items listed below to Renee Ziemer:
Abstract of your project (250 words) stating the general scope and purpose
How historical resources at Mayo Clinic will further your research
Abbreviated curriculum vitae (3 pages or less)
One letter of reference that includes comments on your project

Timeline for 2018 grant:
Application deadline (all materials): December 31, 2017
Successful applicant(s) will be notified by January 15, 2018

Visit(s) to Rochester must be completed by December 15, 2018

CfP: Routledge Series on Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs

The editors of the ongoing Routledge series on Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs are interested in considering manuscripts and book proposals for publication.  This series examines the crucial ethical, legal and public policy questions arising from or exacerbated by the design, development and eventual adoption of new technologies across all related fields, from education and engineering to medicine and military affairs. The series revolves around two key themes: moral issues in research, engineering and design and ethical, legal and political/policy issues in the use and regulation of technology. This series encourages submission of cutting-edge research monographs and edited collections with a focus on forward-looking ideas concerning innovative or as yet undeveloped technologies. 

For more information visit the series website here.

Vacancy for Archivist (Early Collections) at the Royal Society

Vacancy: Archivist (Early Collections)
Permanent, full time
Location: Royal Society (Carlton House Terrace, London)
Deadline: 17 November 2017
Interview date: 28 November 2017

The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy in the UK and the Commonwealth and our aim is to recognise, promote and support excellence in science, and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

The Royal Society is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. The Society owns some of the world’s most important collections relating to history of science, including organisational archives and manuscripts of its Fellows.

We are recruiting for an Archivist (early collections). The post will be responsible for the care, cataloguing and management of the Society’s historical archives and donated collections of manuscripts, generally from the 17th to the early 20th century. The post-holder will work closely with the Archivist (Modern Records), particularly in relation to the transfer of modern records into the Society’s archives database, but also in developing and maintaining appropriate authority and cataloguing structures and standards - most importantly on the Society’s Fellowship. The post-holder will also work with the Digitisation Manager in the creation of new digital resources, based upon archival holdings.

The Archivist is charged with the preservation of the Society’s collections into the future and with the acquisition of additional materials relating to the Society’s history and Fellowship. The post supports the Royal Society’s objectives aimed at encouraging academic study of the history of science and in inspiring audiences. The post-holder will be expected to articulate the importance of these history of science resources and aid in their wider dissemination.

For more information and to apply, please follow the link to the Royal Society Jobs portal: https://royalsociety.org/about-us/

15 de noviembre de 2017

CfP: “Sex, Sin and Madness: the Borgia Family in Early Modern and Modern Popular Culture,” Kings & Queens Conference 7, Winchester UK, 9-12 July 2018

“Sex, Sin and Madness: the Borgia Family in Early Modern and Modern Popular Culture”
Call For Papers – Kings & Queens Conference 7: Ruling Sexualities: Sexuality, Gender and the Crown
Winchester, UK – 9-12 July 2018

In the last two decades there has been a resurgence of interest in the Borgia family, both in academic and general interest circles. Partly this is due to the appearance of big budget network television series that capitalize on a continued interest in the ruling houses of early modern Europe, and partly due to increased attention paid to the papacy through the conclaves of Popes Benedict XVI and Francis. Undoubtedly, the quincentennial of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses has also illuminated his and other reformers’ criticism of the papacy. The Borgia family, including papal patriarchs Popes Calixtus III and Alexander VI, as well as their relatives Cesare Borgia, Lucrezia Borgia and St. Francis Borgia, has received a disproportionate amount of attention, suggesting that it reflects something important about us as modern consumers of and participants in legacy-building.

This Call For Papers is open to scholars focusing on any aspect of the Borgia family’s legacy of rule and notoriety, both in the academic historiography and popular media from the 1400s through the present day. These presentations might include, but are not limited to, studies of:
  • public anonymous criticism, pasquinades, broadsheets, pamphlets, cantastoria
  • histories of the papacy and local histories of Ferrara, Gandia, Valencia, Rome, etc.
  • Borgia relationships with other controversial figures, like Niccolò Machiavelli
  • visual and literary media: television, film, paintings (historical paintings and arguments for attribution), graphic novels, fiction, opera, plays
  • incest, adultery, homosexuality, and venereal disease in depictions of the Borgia
  • anti-Spanish, anti-clerical and anti-Catholic depictions; Black Legends
  • framing Borgia success amid accusations of Borgia sin

Please send a half-page curriculum vitae, a title and a 250-word abstract of the proposed presentation to Jennifer Mara DeSilva (jmdesilva@bsu.edu). Please detail any A/V requirements that you might need.

For more information about the Kings & Queens Conference 7, please see the conference website: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/0f5aaa_d494361af9734764b0fe72e1639da9f2.pdf

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 22 December 2017.