Call for Proposals: Journal for the History of Knowledge, Special Issue Fall 2020 (Deadline: 15 January 2019)

The Journal for the History of Knowledge, to be launched in 2020, will include an annual special issue, compiled by guest editors, which explores a theme central to its scope (see below). We welcome proposals which problematize and historicize the nature of (different kinds of) knowledge, its boundaries, practices, hierarchies, and/or institutionalization. Lees meer…

Call for Papers: When doctors travel overseas. Colonial medicine and the Low Countries Spring Meeting Gewina (Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren (B), 5 April 2019; Deadline 31 January 2019)

 

Medicine was an inseparable part of colonialism. Research on tropical diseases was carried out in laboratories. (Ship) doctors supported colonial expeditions. Missionaries tried to push a western ideal of reproduction onto the natives. Colonial companies watched over the health of the workforce in order not to hamper economic production. All of this also added to providing the colonial presence with a humanitarian imprint. This colloquium will focus on the multiple connections between medicine and colonialism, in relation to the Low Countries. Lees meer…

Scholarships: Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme (Deadline: 3 January 2019) & Johann-Lorenz-Bausch-Stipendium (Leopoldina; Deadline 31 January 2019)

1. The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme

The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme is designed to offer the opportunity for early career scholars to exploit history of science collections, including the Royal Society’s own, in support of their research in the field of intellectual history. It is named in memory of the eminent British historian Professor Lisa Jardine CBE FRS. The scheme encourages junior researchers in the humanities and arts to seek to expand their interests inhistory of science and related interdisciplinary studies bytravelling in order to use archival resources and to build relationships with the Royal Society and other institutions. Lees meer…