Call for papers Congres Universiteiten en hun campussen: naoorlogse universitaire campusontwikkeling in Nederland en België (29 November 2018; Deadline 1 september 2018)

Vanaf de jaren zestig van de twintigste eeuw verrezen aan de rand van de universiteitssteden moderne laboratoria, ziekenhuizen en andere universiteitsgebouwen, waardoor soms compleet nieuwe stadsdelen ontstonden. Door de bouw van deze gebouwencomplexen veranderde de uitstraling van de universiteit volledig.

Op donderdag 29 november 2018 wordt aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam een congres georganiseerd over de geschiedenis van deze universiteitscampussen. Tijdens deze dag zal gekeken worden naar de achterliggende idealen, de bouw, besluitvorming en ontwikkeling, maar ook naar gevolgen van deze nieuwe huisvesting; heeft de inrichting van de campus bijvoorbeeld invloed gehad op de wijze waarop onderzoek en onderwijs zich aan een specifieke instelling ontwikkelden? De bedoeling van het congres is om vanuit wetenschapshistorisch, universiteitshistorisch, politiek-historisch, architectuurhistorisch, en historisch-planologisch oogpunt de campus onder de loep te nemen. Lees meer…

Call for PhD Funding: ERC The Healthy Self as Body Capital (Université de Strasbourg; Deadline 10 May 2018)

The ERC Advanced Grant programme “The healthy self as body capital: individuals, market-based societies and body politics in visual twentieth century Europe (BodyCapital)” led by Christian Bonah (Université de Strasbourg) and Anja Laukötter (MPIHD, Berlin) on the understanding of body capital and its history, through the twentieth century history of visual mass media (film, TV, Internet) and inédits (amateur, family and private visuals) is now accepting applications for up to 3 three-year PhD positions. Lees meer…

Workshop on the material cultures of urban knowledge communities, 1500-1800 (Canterbury, 6 July 2018; Deadline 23 March 2018)

Histories of early modern science and technology have been transformed in recent decades by an engagement with artefacts, materials, and diverse practitioners and sites of knowledge production. This workshop seeks to explore the connections between scientific knowledge – broadly understood as learned natural knowledge, experimental inquiry, technical know-how, and perhaps experiential craft skills – and material cultures in early modern cities. We are interested in how the built and material environments of cities impacted upon knowledge creation, display, and dissemination, and the ways in which scientific material cultures shaped contemporary understandings of the urban or civic. Lees meer…

Call for Papers: Psychiatry in the 19th and 20th centuries from a transnational perspective (Luxembourg, 21-22 November 2018; Deadline: 22 June 2018)

In recent years the buzzword in historical research has been “transnational history”. Although over the past 15 years some historians have begun to integrate this perspective into the history of medicine and psychiatry, especially with respect to colonial history, this research area remains underdeveloped (Ernst and Mueller 2010; Roelcke et al. 2010; Novella and Huertas 2011; Burnham 2012; Ernst 2013; Hashimoto 2013; Marks 2015; Novella 2016; Müller 2017). Lees meer…

Summer School: The Knowledge of the Curator II: Curating Art and Science (Deadline: 1 May 2018)

The Department of Art History at the University of Groningen, in collaboration with the Groninger Museum and Ghent University, offers a unique and innovative summer school program that puts students in direct contact with internationally renowned scholars, museum directors, and curators, including Andreas Blühm, Koenraad Jonckheere, Eric Jorink, Sue-an van der Zijpp, and special guest Ivan Gaskell (Bard Graduate Center, New York City). Lees meer…

Call for Papers: EAMHMS Congress ‘Beyond the Museum Walls. Medical Collections and Medical Museums in the 21st Century’; (Barcelona, September 19th – 22nd 2018; Deadline 1 February 2018)

Following the stimulating EAMHMS biennial conferences hosted in Edinburgh (2008), Copenhagen (2010), Berlin (2012), London (2014) and Groningen (2016), the 2018 Congress opens the door wide to all those interested in the material culture of medicine and cordially invites you to Barcelona. This will be the second time that Barcelona hosts a meeting of the association, the previous Congress was held in 1990. Lees meer…

Call for papers: “Isaac Beeckman in Context. Science, the Arts, and Culture in the Early Dutch Republic” (Middelburg, The Netherlands, 27-28 September 2018; Deadline 15 February 2018)

1618 Was a crucial year in what is now known as the Scientific Revolution. In September of that year the Dutch artisan, theologian, schoolmaster and natural philosopher Isaac Beeckman (1588-1637) was promoted to doctor of medicine in the French city of  Caen. To his dissertation he added a number of Corrolaria in which Beeckman laid down the principles of a new and revolutionary way to account for natural phenomena, the mechanical philosophy. Then, in November 1618, Beeckman met the young military officer René Descartes in the city of Breda. In a series of highly stimulating conversations he put Descartes on the track towards his own philosophy of nature. The rest is history. Lees meer…

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…