Conference: Teaching the history of Knowledge: Purposes, Problems, Practices (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 20 March 2019)

This one-day conference, organized by the VU Stevin Centre in celebration of its fifth anniversary, focuses on the rationales of teaching the history of knowledge and on finding appealing ways of doing so. How do we convey the important and relevance of our courses? And what exactly is our message? What, for instance, is the added value for medical students of a course in the history of medicine? Which competences should we aim to teach in our courses? And how can we innovate and optimize our teaching? How do we cater for the needs of several different target groups? What do museums have to offer to our students? How can we make students experience the so-called “historical sensation”?

Read more on the web site of CLUE

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…

Podcast: Tatiana Afanassjewa, vrouw tussen de Einsteins (NRC, “Onbehaarde Apen”)

In recent gevonden Einsteinbrieven correspondeert de wereldberoemde natuurkundige met Tatiana Afanassjewa. Wie was deze Russisch-Nederlandse wiskundige, die vooral bekend is geworden als de vrouw van hoogleraar Paul Ehrenfest? In deze aflevering van Onbehaarde Apen alles over Afanassjewa, haar werk en haar bijzondere band met Einstein.

Lees hier meer of luister naar de podcast met Lucas Brouwers, Hendrik Spiering en Margriet van der Heijden.

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…

Blog: ‘Met eene liefde, die nooit kan wegsterven in mijn hart’: opkomst en ondergang van Neerlandistiek aan de VU

Met het recente besluit de opleiding Nederlands niet meer aan te bieden voor nieuwe bachelorstudenten, komt een eind aan een tijdperk aan de VU. De studierichting Nederlands bestond sinds 1918, toen de eerste lector in dit vak werd benoemd. Nederlandse taal- en letterkunde werd echter al vanaf de stichting van de universiteit in 1880 gedoceerd aan alle studenten. Hoe heeft het zover kunnen komen, en hoe moet het verder?

Lees verder op Geheugen van de VU

Afscheidssymposium en -rede Prof. Ernst Homburg (Maastricht, 26 april 2019)

Foto: Joey Roberts

Op 26 april a.s. neemt Ernst Homburg afscheid als hoogleraar ‘Geschiedenis van Wetenschap en Techniek’. Deze leerstoel in de faculteit der Cultuur- en Maatschappijwetenschappen aan de Universiteit Maastricht is in 2002 ingesteld door de Stichting Historie der Techniek. Lees meer…

Jobs: PhD position & Assistant Professorship (Maastricht; Deadlines 15 March (PhD) & 28 February (! AP))

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) is looking for a PhD candidate on the project “Convention Conventions. Routines and Rituals in International Scientific Conferences, 1910-1960” at the Department of History & STS Programme, Maastricht University (1,0 fte, 3 years).

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Assistant professor in Cultural History (19th and 20th centuries) at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of History, Maastricht University 1.0fte 6-year tenure-track position.

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Job: Full Professor of Theory and History of Psychology (Groningen University; Full-time)

The Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences (FBSS) of Groningen University is seeking internationally-renowned applicants for a Full professor position in Theory and History of Psychology. She/he will manage the expertise group, including the supervision of its academic staff. She/he will contribute to the bachelor and master programme in courses related to the theory and history of psychology and in guiding thesis projects of students. She/he will also supervise internal and external PhD students, in cooperation with colleagues.

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Conferentie, concert en filmmatinee: Johannes Goedaert: leven, werk en inspiratie (Middelburg, 14, 15 en 16 maart 2019)

Op verschillende locaties in Middelburg wordt van 14 tot 16 maart 2019 de Goedaert Conferentie gehouden over het leven, werk en de inspiratie van de zeventiende-eeuwse Middelburgse entomoloog en fijnschilder Johannes Goedaert (1617-1668).

Deze interdisciplinaire conferentie heeft een wetenschappelijk luik en een publieksdeel. Het eerste deel gaat in op de historische en wetenschappelijke context van Goedaert; het tweede gaat in op de inspiratie die mensen vandaag uit zijn werk putten in hun omgang met de natuur. Lees meer…