Bijeenkomst Chemisch Historische Groep: (Al)chemie in en rond Amsterdam in de 17de en 18de eeuw (Amsterdam, 14 september 2018)

Op vrijdag 14 septemberorganiseert de Chemie Historische Groep (CHG) een mini-symposium over chemie en alchemie in Amsterdam in de 17deen 18deeeuw, van 13.00-17.30 uur, in het prachtige nieuwe onderkomen van de fameuze Ritman-bibliotheek. Lees meer…

Studiedag: Biografie van het universiteitsgebouw (Eindhoven, 3 juli 2018)

Er is veel geschreven over de geschiedenis van universiteiten en de ontwikkeling van het instituut ‘universiteit’ door de eeuwen heen. Menig universiteit heeft bovendien publicaties gewijd aan de geschiedenis van de eigen huisvesting. Maar voor zover bekend is er recent in Nederland nog weinig overkoepelende aandacht voor universiteitsgebouwen als fysieke objecten van academisch erfgoed. Lees meer…

Save the date: History of Science Society annual meeting in Utrecht (23–27 July 2019)

Founded in 1924, the History of Science Society annual meetings have become the main annual conference in the history of science. So far, the meetings have always taken place in the USA or Canada, but in 2019 it will come to Europe for the first time. Please save the date: 23–27 July 2019 in Utrecht. Please note that the conference will be in the summer, rather than in November as usual. Lees meer…

Medicine, Science, and New Regimes of Accountability: Governance in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century (Utrecht, 21-22 June 2018)

This workshop explores the changing governance of medicine and the biomedical sciences in the second half of the twentieth century. In this period, the professional role of physicians and scientists in developed nations changed radically. Whereas up until the 1950s they had enjoyed a high degree of autonomy in deciding what type of interventions were permitted in their research and practice, they were increasingly called upon in the years thereafter to justify their conduct in formally arranged settings.

This change in governance was not limited to medicine and the biomedical sciences. In a wide variety of professional domains, the latter half of the twentieth century saw the rise of what anthropologists have termed ‘a culture of accountability’: the realization of oversight regimes designed to subject the performance of professionals to regular inspection and to oblige them to account for their activities in organized settings. Yet, in the governance of medicine and the biomedical sciences, this change has often been considered drastic and disruptive—an aberration from the old status quo that was believed to be historically without precedent and that experienced tensions with ideals of professional autonomy and scientific freedom in ‘open societies’.

With a group of historians, science scholars and health care managers, this workshop takes stock of research into postwar governance of medicine and the biomedical sciences and intends to bring together a community of people who are keen on reflecting on the goals and limits of medicine and science and their position in late modern societies.

Programme

Thursday, June 21

9.30-10.00: Coffee & arrivals

Chair: Frank Huisman

10.00-10.45: Introductory lecture (Noortje Jacobs): ‘Ethics by committee. Attempts at governing medical science in late modern democracies’

10.45-12.45: Reflections from the trenches

  • Margriet Schneider (Chair of the Board, UMC Utrecht): title tba
  • Wendy Reijmerink (ZonMW): ‘Improving societal impact of health research: How to govern from a funders perspective’
  • Annelien Bredenoord (UMC Utrecht): title tba

12.45-14.00: lunch

14.00-16.00: Internal control

  • Laura Stark (Nashville, USA): ‘Scientists as regulators: Consensus and the problem of authority in late modern ethics review’
  • Sara de Rijcke (CWTS Leiden): title tba
  • Ivan Flis (UU): ‘Open Science as a reform movement’

16.00-16.30: Taking stock

17.00: Drinks

19:00 Conference dinner

Friday, June 22

(Kanunnikenzaal). Chair: Nancy Tomes

9.30-11.30: External control

  • Nancy Tomes (Stony Brook, USA): ‘The patient as “watch bird”: Patients’ roles in the quest for “quality improvement” in the late 20th c. U.S.’
  • James Kennedy (UC Utrecht): title tba
  • Duncan Wilson (Manchester, UK): ‘”A single European market in ethical ideas”: Towards a history of bioethics in the EEC and the EU’

11.30-12.10: Political dealings

  • Roland Bal (EUR): ‘Layering the health care system: From professional dominance to organized professionalism’

12.10-13.30: Lunch

13.30-15.00: Political dealings (ctd)

  • Timo Bolt (EUR): ‘A doctor’s order: the Dutch case of evidence-based medicine’
  • Paul Atkinson (Liverpool, UK): ‘New regimes of accountability in health services research: England since the 1990s’

15.00-15.30: Refreshments

15.30-16.00: Final discussion (Frank & Nancy)

Venue

Belle van Zuylenzaal, Academiegebouw, Domplein 29, 3512 JE  Utrecht

Admission and registration

The workshop is open to all those who are interested. Due to limited seating capacity, we kindly ask you to sign up to the workshop by sending an email to n.jacobs@erasmusmc.nl. Lunch will be provided.

“Inslaglustrum” van de Meteoriet van Utrecht (Sonnenborgh, Utrecht, 2 & 3 juni 2018)

In Nederland zijn tot nu toe 6 meteorieten ingeslagen. Eén daarvan – de grootste – kwam in 1843 in Utrecht neer. Op 2 juni a.s. is dat 175 jaar geleden en dat viert Museum en Sterrenwacht Sonnenborgh i.s.m. de Werkgroep Meteoren. Met een feestelijke inslaglustrum-avond op 2 juni en een Zondag met meteorieten op 3 juni. Lees meer…

Chemie Historische Groep organiseert rondleiding in het depot van Rijksmuseum Boerhaave (Leiden, 7 juni 2018)

Van de enorme collectie van Rijksmuseum Boerhaave is slechts een klein deel te zien in het museum zelf: het grootste deel bevindt zich in het depot. Mocht u nieuwsgierig zijn naar wat deze ‘schatkamer vol menselijk vernuft’ allemaal herbergt, dan kunt u die nieuwsgierigheid binnenkort bevredigen: de CHG organiseert namelijk i.s.m. het museum een rondleiding door de bonte collectie in het depot, en wel op donderdag 7 juni 2018. Lees meer…

Registratie geopend: Universeum 2018 (Glasgow, 13-15 juni 2018)

Van 13-15 juni vindt de jaarlijkse Universeum conferentie plaats. Dit keer organiseert The Hunterian (museum van de Universiteit van Glasgow) dit evenement. Het thema is: “Working Together: Partnerships, Co-creation, Co-curation”. Het programma is vol,  maar veelbelovend. Zie:https://www.gla.ac.uk/events/universeum2018/programme/#d.en.560132. Universeum is het Europese netwerk voor academisch erfgoed. Lees meer…

Workshop: Popular Palaeontology III – Representations (Artis Library of the U of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 30-31 May 2018)

This workshop – organized in collaboration with the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands – is part of the Popular Palaeontology network. It will examine persistences and changes in the presentation of palaeontological science in the public arena, and the (potential and real) tension between the desire to interest the public on the one hand, while maintaining scientific authority and nuance on the other. We will think about some of the major stereotypes, cultural references and images associated with palaeontology, and how these have interacted with palaeontology’s position in wider public discourse and the practices of palaeontological science. Lees meer…

Farewell Symposium Ida Stamhuis: ‘Genes, Gender, Journals and Statistical Justification’ (Amsterdam, 26 April 2018)

The History of Science Section of the Faculty of Science and the Stevin Centre for History of Science and Humanities cordially invite you to the Stevin Seminar # 30, a farewell symposium for Ida Stamhuis: ‘Genes, Gender, Journals and Statistical Justification’ Lees meer…

Symposium en Boekpresentatie: Ineke Pey & Ernst Homburg, Een kabinet vol kleur. De collectie schildersmaterialen van de Amsterdamse verfhandelaar Michiel Hafkenscheid (1772-1846) (Teylers Museum, Haarlem, 15 maart 2018)

Op donderdagmiddag 15 maart komt het boek boek Een Kabinet vol Kleur: De collectie schildersmaterialen van de Amsterdamse verfhandelaar Michiel Hafkenscheid (1772-1846) uit, over een bijzondere vroeg-negentiende-eeuwse collectie pigmenten en andere schildersmaterialen, die in 1927 werd overgedragen aan de TH Delft. Sinds 1995 berust de collectie in Teylers Museum in Haarlem. Lees meer…