Call for Symposia: European Society for the History of Science Biennial Conference 2018: ‘Unity and Disunity’ (London, 14-17 September 2018; Deadline: 6 December 2017)

The organising committee of ESHS 2018 invite proposals for symposia to be held during the conference. Symposia may take a variety of forms, including a standard panel, a commented panel, or a roundtable (see below). We welcome other and novel forms of symposia , but organisers are advised to discuss their ideas with the programme coordinator, Frank James (fjames @ ri.ac.uk) in advance of submitting a formal proposal. Lees meer…

Call for Papers: Material Cultures of Psychiatry (3-4 May 2018, Hamburg; Deadline 15 December 2015)

In the past, our ideas of psychiatric hospitals and their history have been shaped by objects like straitjackets, cribs and binding belts. These powerful objects are often used as a synonym for psychiatry and the way psychiatric patients are treated. But what do we really know about the social life (see Majerus 2011) of psychiatric patients and the stories of less spectacular objects in the everyday life of psychiatric institutions? What do we know about the material cultures of these places in general?    Lees meer…

REMINDER Call for Papers: Scholarly Correspondence on Medieval Germanic Language and Literature (Leiden, 17 November 2017. Deadline: 31 August 2017)

On 17 November, 2017, a symposium will be held at Leiden University, entitled ‘Scholarly Correspondence on Medieval Germanic Language and Literature’. The symposium aims to bring together scholars who are working with the correspondence of prominent scholars of medieval Germanic language and literature before 1945. Lees meer…

Call for Papers: Materia Medica on the Move II: Contextualizing Drug Components as Collectables, Commodities, and cultural Markers in the Early Modern Period (Amsterdam, October 4-6, 2017; Deadline 19 June 2017)

After the successful Materia medica on the move conference in 2015, Utrecht University Descartes Centre, Huygens ING, and Naturalis Biodiversity Centre are to host a three-day follow-up conference, again devoted to the circulation of knowledge regarding non-native natural substances that were used in medicine in the early modern period (1500-1800). The conference will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 4 until 6 October 2017. Lees meer…

Call for Papers: Workshop “Funding bodies in late modern science” (Utrecht, 30 November – 1 December 2017; Deadline 15 June 2017)

On Thursday 30 November and Friday 1 December 2017, Utrecht University will organize a workshop on the history of funding bodies in late modern science. We invite interested scholars to submit proposals for twenty-minute paper presentations relating to the central topics of this workshop. Lees meer…

Studium: Call for Contributions (Deadlines: 15 june 2017 / 1 augustus 2017)

De redactie van Studium: Tijdschrift voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteitsgeschiedenis | Revue d’Histoire des Sciences et des Universités nodigt auteurs uit om bijdragen in te dienen voor het laatste (dubbel-) nummer van 2017. We verwelkomen artikelen (6-8.000 woorden), focus/thema-secties (3 bijdragen + inleiding, max. 12.000 woorden), review-essays (max. 3.000 woorden), en kortere bijdragen voor De Doos van Pandora (3-4.000 woorden). Lees meer…

Call for Papers: Epistemic Vices; Continuities and Discontinuities, 1600-2000 (Leiden University, Institute for History, January 25-26, 2018; Deadline 15 June 2017)

Impartiality, objectivity, honesty, and accuracy are qualities that generations of scholars have regarded as necessary for the pursuit of scholarly inquiry. Philosophers call them epistemic virtues, because these virtues facilitate the pursuit of epistemic aims such as knowledge and understanding of reality. As such, epistemic virtues are supposed to help scholars overcome barriers of prejudice, ignorance, sloppiness, and dogmatism – dispositions known as epistemic vices. Lees meer…

Call for Papers: Materia Medica on the Move II – Contextualizing Drug Components as Collectables, Commodities, and Cultural Markers in the Early Modern Period (Amsterdam, October 4-6, 2017; Deadline 19 June 2017)

After the successful Materia medica on the move conference in 2015, Utrecht University Descartes Centre, Huygens/ING, and Naturalis Biodiversity Centre will host a three-day follow-up conference, again devoted to the circulation of knowledge regarding non-native natural substances that were used in medicine in the early modern period (1500-1800). The conference will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 4 until 6 October 2017. Lees meer…

Call for Papers Reminder: History of Science Society Annual Meeting (Toronto, 9-12 November 2017; Deadline 3 April 2017)

The History of Science Society (HSS) will hold its 2017 conference in the Sheraton City Centre in downtown Toronto. The HSS encourages submissions on all topics. Proposals (250-word maximum for abstracts) must be submitted via the HSS submissions page or on the annual meeting proposal forms that are available from the HSS Executive Office: info@hssonline.org. Lees meer…

Call for Papers: The Laboratory Revolution. The Rise of the Laboratory and the Changing Nature of the University, 1850-1950 (Groningen, 26-27 October 2017; Deadline: 15 May 2017)

Laboratories are the ultimate place where knowledge is created. What originally had been the workplace of chemists and alchemists, by the end of the nineteenth century had become a standard element in the infrastructure of science. The rise of the laboratory revolutionized the sciences in many ways and continues to do so.

The conference ‘The Laboratory Revolution’ intends to bring together scholars from different backgrounds to study how the laboratory changed both science and the university. By merging the expertise of historians of science and scholarship, historians of architecture, social and cultural historians, and historians of the university, the organizers hope to create a better understanding of the revolution brought about by the rise of the laboratory – a revolution that is still going on. Lees meer…