2 de diciembre de 2016

Seminario on line: VI Seminario Gadea. Espacio y Salud

Espacio y salud: el proceso de descentralización en el marco autonómico español

El Seminario podrá seguirse en directo por Streaming a través del enlace: https://vertice.cpd.ua.es/sede



La Constitución de 1978 abrió el proceso de descentralización política en España que cristalizaría en la creación de 17 comunidades autónomas y 2 ciudades autónomas, durante la década de los 80. En el ámbito sanitario, significó el fin de una estructura política centralizada y una desconcentración meramente administrativa de ámbito provincial. Los intentos descentralizadores anteriores a la Guerra Civil no tuvieron continuidad en el contexto centralista de la etapa franquista. Con la llegada de la democracia, la organización sanitaria desarrollada por la dictadura no respondía a las necesidades políticas y administrativas, incluidas las sanitarias, previstas en la nueva Constitución.

En ese escenario, la configuración y posterior desarrollo de una alternativa estuvieron sometidos a la dinámica política de la transición democrática y la puesta en marcha del Estado de las Autonomías.
Los reales decretos constitutivos de los servicios de salud autonómicos se iniciaron con la temprana transferencia de las competencias a Cataluña (1979), seguida de las correspondientes a Andalucía (1984), País Vasco (1987), País Valenciano (1987), Galicia (1990) y Navarra (1990), a las que siguieron otras, completándose el proceso en 2001.

Justificadas por razones políticas, aquellas transferencias afectaron principalmente al ámbito municipal, entre ellas las correspondientes a la Higiene Pública, mientras que los servicios de atención sanitaria permanecieron en el Instituto Nacional de la Salud, de ámbito estatal y organización centralizada. Esta situación generó contradicciones y conflictos, especialmente con la aprobación de las zonas de salud (1984) y su posterior desarrollo en la Ley General de Sanidad (1986), así como por la asunción de las competencias municipales de la Higiene Pública por las comunidades autónomas.

Con la perspectiva que ofrece el tiempo transcurrido, aprovechando el 30º aniversario de la Ley General de Sanidad que intentó aportar un marco normativo acorde con la nueva realidad política, económica y social de la España democrática, a través de este Seminario, se quiere valorar el impacto que tuvo aquel proceso descentralizador sobre la Salud Pública y la asistencia sanitaria y cómo se pueden abordar los retos que plantea el modelo actual, incluyendo el papel desempeñado por la provincia, y su organización sub-provincial –áreas y zonas de salud– y los municipios como agentes de penetración de las políticas de salud en la comunidad. En esencia se trata de valorar si la descentralización ha sido meramente administrativa limitada al Sistema Nacional de Salud, o ha contribuido a la transversalidad y a la participación activa de la comunidad en las políticas de Salud Pública y hacia dónde deberían dirigirse los posibles cambios.


Día 12 de diciembre

16:30-17:00 Inauguración

17:00 -18:30 Conferencia:

“Políticas de salud y justicia social en el ámbito de la salud internacional/global en la década de los 1980: Sueños y realidades”. Anne-Emanuelle Birn. Professor of Critical Development Studies and Global Health. University of Toronto (Canada).

18:30- 19:00 Pausa

19:00- 20:30 Conferencia:

“Administraciones sanitarias periféricas en la España de la primera mitad del siglo XX”. Esteban Rodríguez Ocaña. Catedrático de Historia de la Ciencia de la Universidad de Granada


CfP: The 8th Tensions of Europe Conference Athens, 7-10 September 2017

The 8th Tensions of Europe Conference
Athens, 7-10 September 2017
Conference Theme: Borders and Technology 


The 8th Tensions of Europe Conference will have as its main theme the history of borders and technology. We invite papers studying the history of the relationship between national borders and transnational infrastructures, hidden technological linking and delinking that reinforced or challenged border delineations and demarcations, the relationship between borders and technologically-induced environmental crises and disasters, the virtualization of borders and the territories that they contain through the use of electronic and related technologies, geopolitics and technology, the redefinition of borders due to the use of technology (and vice versa), all the way from the production to the circulation and use of goods and commodities. One central aim is to cross-fertilize between disciplines and we therefore invite contributions from a wide variety of historical disciplines as well as from fields like Migration and Border Studies, Migration History, Mobility History, etc., especially in connection to borders and migrations from, to and within Europe.

Themes that fall under the general agenda of the Tensions of Europe network are very welcomed(e.g. transnational histories of technology, history of European infrastructures and networks, environment and technology, the democracy-technology relationship, conflicting interests and technology, technology and hidden integration, technology and culture, gender and technology, technology and ethnicity, technology and disability).

Tensions of Europe has a long tradition of fostering alternative meeting formats. We encourage proposals for non-traditional sessions with different formats and new ideas (e.g. round tables, agenda-building sessions, brainstorm sessions, break-out groups with assignments, poster discussion, film discussion, event-based sessions). As long as quality can be demonstrated, the program committee will not prioritize between formats. By quality we mean suggestions that promise constructive, stimulating and engaging discussion.

We invite scholars to submit proposals to:
by 15 February 2017

For information on the scientific and social program, affiliated events, keynote speakers, see conference website:

Exposició Escoltar per auscultar. IHMC2

Dijous 1 de desembre. Hora: 19:00. Inauguració de l’exposició “Escoltar pera auscultar. Els sons de la medicina”.
Lloc: Sala José Puche, Palau de Cerveró, Plaça Cisneros, 4. 46003 València

Tel. 963 926 229
Horari de l’exposició
De dilluns a divendres de 9 a 20 hores
Visites guiades
963 864 922
Entrada gratuïta

Apartats de l’exposició
1. Els instruments científics com a mirada històrica
2. Estetoscopi, símbol i representació
3. Laënnec i els inicis de l’auscultació mediata
4. Medicina hospitalària i el naixement de la clínica
5. Morfologia i estructura de la malaltia
6. Dels humors als teixits
7. Principis tècnics de l’estetoscopi
8. Progrés i canvi en la exploració mèdica del cos
9. Reflexió final o D’un passat limitat a
un futur enigmàtic



CfP:Genealogies of Knowledge conference

Genealogies of Knowledge I
Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space

7-9 December 2017

1st Call for Papers



The production and circulation of knowledge across temporal and cultural spaces is a well-established research theme among classicists and historians of political thought, ideas, science and medicine, but recent developments have opened up new perspectives on this area of study. The study of social knowledge flows has advanced our understanding of these transit processes in critical and productive ways. While earlier ‘diffusionist’ models of knowledge production and distribution were predicated on the ascendancy of European thought and science, and the treatment of other cultures as no more than producers of data to be collected, theorised and understood, emerging models of social knowledge foreground how the very process of circulation produces new knowledge and recognise the contribution of all actors and locations traversed by such flows over time. This development is particularly welcome at a time when the media of knowledge production and circulation, successively moulded by the manuscript, print and electronic cultures, are being reconfigured in the digital culture of the 21st century. In this deterritorialised and decentralised arena of instantaneous knowledge production and circulation, “questions of trust, testimony, and communitarian objectivity are simultaneously questions of how knowledge travels, to whom it is available, and how agreement is achieved [or not]” between experts and ordinary people (Secord 2004: 660-661). Social movement and digital media scholars who advocate and practise alternative forms of political participation and collective forms of knowledge construction are therefore increasingly playing an important role in reconceptualising these trajectories of knowledge production and contestation.

The contribution of translation to these processes across centuries and cultures has long been documented and studied. A significant body of research, often undertaken by scholars outside translation studies, has drawn on a range of case studies to show how concepts and values have been and continue to be renegotiated and transformed at specific historical junctures through processes of (re)translation, rewriting and other forms of mediation. But translation is becoming enmeshed in the study of knowledge production and circulation in new and exciting ways. New and powerful computerised tools promise to enable researchers to trace the genealogy and transformation of key concepts in the humanities and sciences across temporal and cultural spaces through translation. The explanatory power of translation as a key force driving the study of transformation and change, on the other hand, has led scholars in other areas of knowledge to use the concept ‘as a trope through which the local concerns of the appropriating discipline may be addressed’ (Baker and Saldanha 2011: xxi).

Hosted by the research team leading the AHRC-funded Genealogies of Knowledge project at the University of Manchester, this conference will provide a forum for engaging with questions of current import in relation to the role of translation in the production and circulation of political, scientific and other key concepts in social life across time and space. Topics of interest include but are not restricted to the following:

1 de diciembre de 2016

CfP: Historical moments in PUS: highlighting the value of historical enquiry for the development of the scholarship in and about science communication and the public understanding of science

The journal Public Understanding of Science runs a new rubric, Historical Moments in PUS, of which the last item, by Dr Hsiang-Fu Huang, has just appeared. See here: http://sagepus.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-role-of-popularizers-in-vulcan.html and here: http://pus.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/10/10/0963662516679045.full.pdf+html

The rubric is meant to highlight the scholarly value of an historical approach to the study of the communication of the sciences and of the public understandings of science, two fields of scholarship which may sometime suffer from a slight lack in historical awareness. As such, this rubric is an ideal place for historians of science and technology, as well as science studies scholars, particularly those interested in the history of the public cultures of science, to draw the attention to salient features of their research, past and present.


A typical piece for this rubric is between 1500 and 2000 words and is published alongside a shorter version in the form of a blog post. So please feel free to get in touch with me (j.gouyon@ucl.ac.uk) if you would like to offer a contribution. I’d be happy to discuss. More detailed guidelines are available on demand.

Santorio Fellowship

SANTORIO FELLOWSHIP FOR MEDICAL HUMANITIES AND SCIENCE
Fondazione Comel – Institutio Santoriana announces an international scheme entitled to the Italian physician Santorio Santori (1561-1636), who introduced the quantitative method to medicine and is considered the father of experimental physiology. 
Aim 
The fellowship aims at encouraging cooperation amongst scholars across the Europe and is awarded to early career researchers and PhD students whose interests in the field of Medical Humanities (History of Medicine and Biology, History and Philosophy of Science, History of Ideas, Classics) are particularly strong and well recorded. 
For the academic year 2016-2017, the scheme will support participants of the international conference Humours, Mixtures and Corpuscles. A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century organised by Fabrizio Bigotti and Jonathan Barry.
Application process
5 x Santorio Fellowships, worth of 500 euros each, will be offered through means of an application process.
Applicants should send a title of their report provided with abstract (max. 300 words), CV (max. 2 pages) and a reference letter tosantoriofellowship@fondazionecomel.org.
The deadline is 22 February 2017 with successful applications notified in March 2017.

For further details or queries please contact Dr Fabrizio Bigotti (f.bigotti@exeter.ac.uk).

CfP: Revista Internacional de Investigación e Innovación en didáctica de las Humanidades y las Ciencias

Convocante: Revista Internacional de Investigación e Innovación en didáctica de las Humanidades y las Ciencias
Tipo de convocatoria: Artículo
Fecha límite:  Sáb, 2016-12-31


Como algunos ya sabéis, hace dos años pusimos en marcha una revista on-line con el sistema OJS dedicada a la investigación en la didáctica de las humanidades y las ciencias, y a la innovación docente, la titulamos Revista Internacional de Investigación e Innovación en didáctica de las Humanidades y las Cienciashttp://www.didacticahumanidadesyciencias.com
 
El sentido de la misma es servir de altavoz para las experiencias didácticas y docentes que cada uno de nosotros desarrolla en sus diferentes áreas de conocimiento. Cumple con todos los requisitos para ser valorada en las acreditaciones de la ANECA y las agencias autonómicas en el apartado de experiencias y publicaciones de carácter docente, en todas las figuras laborales y funcionariales de acreditación. Además, también cumple con los criterios de calidad habituales de las revistas científicas, por lo que está en proceso de indexación en varias bases de datos e índices de publicaciones.
 
Hasta el día 31 de diciembre permanecerá abierto nuestro llamamiento de artículos para su tercer número (2016). La revista cuenta con tres secciones: 1. Artículos de investigación, 2. Experiencias Docentes, 3. Reseñas y Recensiones; todas ellas están abiertas a la recepción de originales para su evaluación. De la misma manera, durante todo el año está abierta la convocatoria para ingresar en nuestro banco de evaluadores.
 
Para cualquiera de estas dos cuestiones, ingresar como evaluador, o remitir una propuesta de publicación, debéis daros de alta como usuarios de la revista a través del formulario de registro que aparece en el menú superior.
 

30 de noviembre de 2016

CfP: War hecatomb: effects on health, demography and modern thought (19th-21st centuries)

War hecatomb: effects on health, demography and modern thought (19th-21st centuries)
Lisbon, 19-20 June 2017

Organisation: Institute of Contemporary History - FCSH/NOVA

Venue: FCSH/NOVA, Lisbon (Portugal)
Deadline for proposals: 15th of February 2017


Since the 19th century until nowadays several wars marked History, which effects are still present in the collective memory. The different military conflicts had a direct impact on health of military as well as civilians, namely of the families that stayed far from the conflicts. In a way, there were an important number of casualties, and in another way, those that were wounded, invalid and sick had to return home, trying to reintegrate themselves in the society. Sometimes, unconsciously, they transmitted illnesses contracted in the battle fields to their families. Furthermore, conflicts changed material and moral conditions, with consequences in the agricultural, industrial and commercial production, as well as in public health and in population behaviours.
This conference aims to contribute to a deep reflection on the consequences of wars on health of civil and military populations and the consequent demographic effects. What was the evolution of military and civil mortality, including infant mortality during and after a conflict? At what extend did wars caused sex ratio’s imbalances, age structure modifications or accelerations in demographic ageing? In what way was fertility affected? Some studies mention an increase in the number of divorces and couples separations in the after-war, whilst others insist in a quick recovery of the matrimonial market. So, how did react, for instance, unmarried brides or war widows?
We know that, quite often, the same conflict produced different demographic consequences according with the belligerent nations. Therefore, it is essential to promote comparative studies between countries and even between regions of the same State. We can also question ourselves about the society’s responses to face demographic cataclysms, especially through the enlargement and reconstitution of the matrimonial market.
In the after-war periods, it is common to see different actions linked with health issues, in public or private spheres. These actions led, for example, to the creation of hospitals for wounded or homes for war-orphans, the creation of special lotteries or multiple events to raise funds to help sick veterans and their families. On another hand, a legislative body emerged to protect invalid veterans, in an effort to socially reintegrate them. How did the authorities of different countries responded to the consequences of a military conflict in health and demography? Did central powers or local authorities act to face demographic changes? How modern thought was shaped by the State and public opinion?
Without an exclusive focus on the two world wars and considering that other major conflicts had direct effects in demography, health and in the modern thought, this conference aims to open the historiographic debate in this almost yet unexplored topic, underlining the situation of countries that did not always played a main role in the military conflicts.

We welcome proposals for papers or panels on health, demography and modern thought, namely on the following topics:
– Health and public or private reactions;
– Demographic effects and self-regulatory mechanisms;
– Wars and social policies;
– Families and communities’ roles facing crisis;
– Armed conflicts and the modern thought.

Proposals for papers should include the proponent’s name and surname, communication title, abstract (up to 500 words), keywords (up to 5), institutional affiliation, contacts and a brief biographical note. Proposals for panels should also include the discussant (if different from the proponent) and what communications will be presented in the panel, according to the information mentioned above.
The working languages of this congress are English and Portuguese. There will be no simultaneous translation, and communications via Skype will not be accepted.
Proposals should be sent to warandhealth@fcsh.unl.pt until the 15th February 2017.

CfP: "Making and Unmaking the Environment" - Design History Society annual conference 2017

7–9 SEPTEMBER 2017. UNIVERSITY OF OSLO.
Design and designers hold an ambiguous place in environmental discourse. They are alternatively being blamed for causing environmental problems, and hailed as possessing some of the competences that could help solving those problems. Despite this long-standing centrality of design to environmental discourse, and vice versa, these interrelations remain underexplored in design historical scholarship.
Half a century ago, Leo Marx coined the phrase ‘the machine in the garden’ to describe a trope he identified as a prominent feature of 19th and early 20th century American literature, in which the pastoral ideal is seen as disturbed by the invasion of modern technology. Marx subsequently shifted perspective from this fascination with ‘the technological sublime’ to a deep concern for the environmental ramifications of technological progress. The question of how we as society deal with the allegorical machine in the proverbial garden is more relevant than ever.
Design is both making and unmaking the environment. Conversely, it might be argued that the environment is both making and unmaking design. This conference seeks to explore how these processes unfold, across timescapes and landscapes, thus opening a new agenda for the field of design history. Design thinkers from John Ruskin and William Morris to Richard Buckminster Fuller and Victor Papanek and beyond have grappled with the intricate and paradoxical relations between the natural environment and the designed environment. From Ghandi's India to Castro's Cuba, design policy has been enmeshed in concerns for its environmental ramifications. From prehistoric stone implements to contemporary nanotechnology, design has been key to shaping our environment.
In the anthropocene, we can no longer talk about design (and) culture without also talking about design (and) nature. The conference theme is intended to stimulate new directions in design historical discourses that take seriously design’s complex interrelations with nature and the environment. Not only does design feature prominently in the making and unmaking of the environment; studying the history of these processes will also help reveal how the idea of the environment itself has been articulated over time. Engaging with issues of environmental controversies and sustainable development can move design history beyond its conventional societal significance, and may thus enable more resilient futures.
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

-  Design and consumption
-  Repairing, fixing, mending
-  Design in nature
-  Design of nature
-  Histories of sustainable design
-  Histories of unsustainable design
-  Environmentalist movements and design
-  Design movements and the environment
-  Durability and ephemerality
-  Impacts of materials and manufacturing
-  Imaging nature(s)
-  Greenwashing & greenwishing
-  Designs on the Anthropocene
-  Politics and policies of sustainable design
-  Design and alternative energy
-  Designing doom and gloom
-  Designing technofixes
- Appropriate technology
- Eco-modernism vs. green conservatism
- Eco-fiction/Eco-topias
- Deep ecology as design philosophy
- Traditional design for resilient futures
- Visual culture of the environmental crisis
- Waste and afterlives
- Silent springs and atomic winters
- Social sustainability
- Ecology and systems design
- Navigating spaceship earth
- Earthships and biodomes
- Biomimicry and generative design

Job: History of Modern Science, Cambridge HPS

Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
Applications are invited for a 3-year post in the history of modern science and technology with an emphasis on the period after 1900. The successful candidate will have completed a PhD (and will hold a PhD certificate) before taking up the post.
The role holder will help support and maintain the Department's national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The role holder will be expected to continually update their knowledge and understanding in the field and to write up work for presentation, publication and lecturing. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the lecturing, supervising, examination and administration of courses for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Department. The candidate should be prepared to deliver lectures and supervise written work on a broad range of topics in the history of technology from 1900 until the present. The position will start on 1 September 2017, and will include an initial 6-month probation period.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.
To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
Applicants are able to upload a maximum of three documents. These should be arranged as follows: 1.) cover letter, curriculum vitae and full list of publications combined into one document. Please include weblinks or doi's for your publications, where possible, 2.) details of teaching experience and research interests, 3.) two samples of original written work. If you are unable to upload your work samples, please email these as attachments to hpsjobs@hermes.cam.ac.uk, ensuring that you include your surname in email subject line and in the file names.
Please provide the names and contact details of three referees in the space provided. We will contact the referees of longlisted candidates directly to request references (unless you advise that you do not wish us to do so). Referees will be asked to comment specifically on the candidate's ability to undertake this role in the Department.
Shortlisting: mid January 2017
Interviews: early February 2017
Enquiries may be made to the Departmental Administrator, Tamara Hug (tel: 01223 334540, email: hpsjobs@hermes.cam.ac.uk).
Please quote reference JN10844 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
Salary: £29,301-£38,183
Reference: JN10844
Category: Academic-related
Closing date: 3 January 2017