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…

[REMINDER] Call for Papers: History of Science Society annual meeting (Utrecht, 23-27 July 2019; Deadline 7 January 2019)

The History of Science Society (HSS) will hold its 2019 annual meeting in the beautiful Dutch town of Utrecht, a short train ride from Amsterdam. Since this will be the HSS’s first meeting outside of North America, and we will be closer to scholars in Russia, in East and South Asia, and Africa, we especially encourage proposals that include scholars from different countries. The Society encourages submissions on all topics. Proposals (250-word maximum for abstracts) must be submitted via the HSS submission system on the meeting website. Read more on the meeting website.

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…

Call for Papers: 8th Gewina Woudschoten Meeting for Historians of Science in the Netherlands: Towards a History of Knowledge (Zeist, 21-22 June 2019; Deadline 15 January 2019)

On 21-22 June 2019 Gewina, the Belgian-Dutch Society for the History of Science and Universities, will hold its 8th biannual meeting in the Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre (Zeist). This two-day conference brings together historians of science, medicine, and technology; historians of scholarship and universities; and all those from other fields with an interest in the history of knowledge. Lees meer…