Call for Papers and Panels: The Making of the Humanities VIII, “Decentralizing the History of the Humanities” (University of Cape Town, South Africa, November 21–23, 2019; Deadline 1 July 2019)

The Making of the Humanities conference series is going to South Africa! The University of Cape Town will host the 8th conference in the series, from 21 till 23 November 2019, at the facilities of the Faculties of Economics and Law (Middle Campus). Lees meer…

Call for articles: Universitaire cultuur 1780-1940 (Deadline: 1 oktober 2019)

Foto: Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

De redactie van De Moderne Tijd heeft de ambitie een themanummer te gaan wijden aan de universitaire cultuur in Nederland en Vlaanderen in de periode die het tijdschrift bestrijkt, de lange negentiende eeuw (1780-1940).

Aanleiding daarvoor is de hartenkreet die Eelco Runia in januari 2018 publiceerde in de NRC: ‘Waarom ik ontslag neem bij de universiteit’. Bij wijze van exitgesprek legt hij in dat artikel uit waarom hij zijn baan als docent aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen heeft opgezegd. Hij constateert dat het neoliberale bestuursmodel dat marktdenken heeft opgelegd aan de universiteiten, hem als docent dwingt zijn wetenschappelijke en professionele idealen en identiteit te verloochenen. Lees meer…

CfA: 5th International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Computing (Bergamo, Italy, 28-30 October 2019; Deadline 30 April 2019)

Today more than ever computers have taken center stage in our lives: science, economy, politics, art, there is no single human endeavour that has been left unaffected by Information Technologies. Whether this impact is positive or negative, is still very much up for debate.

People connected to the Internet can enjoy an unprecedented amount of information and computing power at their disposal, but more and more negative side effects of a widespread use of computers are brought to our attention: automation bias, echo chambers, shortened attention spans, job displacement, election hacking are just a few examples. The latest AI-hype fuelled by computationally feasible machine learning techniques have brought to reality philosophical topics previously relegated to mental experiments and theoretical discourses. The trolley problem has never been more popular thanks to self-driving cars. Lees meer…

Workshop/CfP: “Deep History in the Long Eighteenth Century” & Lecture by Martin Rudwick (Amsterdam, 8 May 2019; Deadline 20 March)

The Amsterdam School for Historical Studies (UvA) will host a workshop on ‘deep history in the long eighteenth century’ with the prominent historian of science Martin Rudwick (University of Cambridge). We welcome scholars from a variety of backgrounds to participate in this workshop. Lees meer…

Call for Papers: Memory and Identity in the Learned World Community. Formation in the Early Modern World of Science and Learning (Deadline: 1 May 2019)

On November 7-9, 2019, the ERC project Sharing Knowledge in Learned and Literary Networks (SKILLNET) will organize a conference at Utrecht University on memory and identity in the early modern learned world. The central question for this conference is how scholars, scientists, and learned men and women formed a community by remembering and identification. Confirmed keynote speakers are prof. dr. Karl Enenkel and prof. dr. Judith Pollmann. Lees meer…

Call for Papers: Journal for the History of Knowledge, new international review

The  Journal for the History of Knowledge, a new internation review which is to be launched early 2020, invites contributions.

Scope

The Journal for the History of Knowledge is an open access, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the history of knowledge in its broadest sense. This includes the study of science, but also of indigenous, artisanal, and other types of knowledge as well as the history of knowledge developed in the humanities and social sciences. Special attention is paid to interactions and processes of demarcation between science and other forms of knowledge. Contributions may deal with the history of concepts of knowledge, the study of knowledge making practices and institutions and sites of knowledge production, adjudication, and legitimation (including universities). Contributions which highlight the relevance of the history of knowledge to current policy concerns (for example, by historicizing and problematizing concepts such as the “knowledge society”) are particularly welcome. Lees meer…

Call for Papers: Stevin Conference: Teaching the history of knowledge: purposes, problems, practices (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 20 March 2019; Deadline 20 February 2019)

As historians and teachers we firmly believe that history courses provide added value to education in the sciences, humanities, medicine and engineering. Students, program directors and staff do not always recognize this value. How do we bring the message of the relevance of our courses across? And what exactly is our message? Lees meer…

Call for papers: Researcher meets Curator (Maastricht, 22 March 2019; EXTENDED Deadline 31 January 2019)

The Organizing Committee invites you to submit abstracts of proposed presentations for a conference on the trends in scientist biographies and its consequences for curators, archivists and researchers of university and scientific collections. Organized by the Dutch Foundation for Academic Heritage (SAE), Maastricht University, and the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands (Royal Net. Acad. Arts & Sc).

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REMINDER Call for Papers: 12th International Conference on the History of Chemistry (ICHC12) (Maastricht, The Netherlands, 29 July – 2 August 2019; EXTENDED Deadline 31 January 2019)

Every two years the Working Party on History of Chemistry (WPHC) of the European Chemical Society (EuChemS) organizes an international conference on the history of chemistry, open to colleagues from all over the world. The 12th International Conference on the History of Chemistry (12ICHC) will take place from July 29th to August 2nd, 2019 in Maastricht, one of the oldest cities of The Netherlands, which still has preserved much of its historical charm. The dates of the conference are chosen in such a way that those who are visiting the Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society (HSS) in Utrecht, The Netherlands, from 23 to 27 July 2019, can easily combine this with participation in 12ICHC. Lees meer…

Call for Papers: Dutch Historians’ Days 2019: Inclusive History (Groningen, 22-24 August 2019; Deadline 28 January 2019)

Preparations for the biennial Dutch Historian’s Days (from the 22nd to the 24th of August 2019) are in full swing. The three-day event, jointly organised by the Royal Netherlands Historical Society (KNHG) and the History Department of the University of Groningen (UG), is meant for everyone interested in history, professionally or otherwise. Lees meer…