Call for Papers: The 1918 influenza pandemic: Historical and biomedical reflections (Ypres, Belgium, 7-8 February 2019; Deadline 15 November 2018)

At the centenary commemoration of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, many questions with regard to the origin, the development and the impact of this worldwide phenomenon remain largely uncharted. During a unique two-day conference, both historical and biomedical aspects of the disease will be presented and discussed, by historians, virologists and epidemiologists: Lees meer…

Congres: ‘Universiteiten en hun campussen: naoorlogse campusontwikkeling’ en ‘De VU: van campus tot kenniskwartier’ (Amsterdam, 29-30 November 2018)

Vanaf de jaren zestig van de twintigste eeuw verrezen aan de rand van Nederlandse universiteitssteden moderne laboratoria, ziekenhuizen en andere universiteitsgebouwen, waardoor soms compleet nieuwe stadsdelen ontstonden. Grote nieuwbouwprojecten werden gerealiseerd, zoals de Uithof in Utrecht, Paddepoel (tegenwoordig het Zernike complex) in Groningen, de Delftse campus, en het universiteitscomplex van de Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam-Buitenveldert. Universiteiten maakten verschillende keuzes, maar tegelijkertijd zijn er tendensen die overal zichtbaar zijn.

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Symposium: Institutions, knowledge, global history. Afscheid van Karel Davids als hoogleraar Economische en Sociale Geschiedenis aan de Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam, 26 oktober 2018)

On 26 October of this year, The VU University Amsterdam is organizing a symposium to commemorate the retirement of Karel Davids as professor of Economic and Social History in the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Economics. He has held this position since 1994. Previously, he was Assistant Professor in Social and Political History at the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam and Research Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences at the University of Leiden.  Lees meer…

Symposium & Exhibition: “‘A man of no ordinary attainment’: the life and work of Robert Leslie Ellis” (Cambridge, 28 September 2018)

Almost forgotten today, the English polymath Robert Leslie Ellis (1817-1859) was lauded by his contemporaries as a ‘prodigy of universal genius’ and an ‘ideal of a University man’. This meeting explores for the first time the whole of Ellis’s life and work, drawing on his published oeuvre and unpublished manuscripts, notebooks and correspondence. Lees meer…

Conference: Isaac Beeckman in Context: Science, the Arts, and Culture in the Early Dutch Republic (Middelburg, 27-28 September 2018)

On September 27 and 28, 2018, an international conference is to commemorate the events of 1618, 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. Lees meer…

Call for Papers: Scientific Reasoning in Action: From the Early Modern Period to 1900 (Ghent University, 10-12 October 2018; Deadline 7 September 2018)

The international workshop ‘Scientific Reasoning in Action: From the Early Modern Period to 1900’ seeks to scrutinize scientific reasoning processes in actual scientific practice (induction, transduction, abduction, analogical and statistical reasoning, and, in general, reasoning from observational and experimental information, and collecting experientia and observation), ranging from the early modern period to 1900. Lees meer…

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…

Job: Two-year post-doctoral position in the history of Alfonsine astronomy in Europe (Deadline: 25 September 2018)

ALFA is an ERC funded project dedicated to the study of Alfonsine astronomy which flourished in Europe from the second half of the 13th to the mid-16th century (2017-2022, 60 month, Consolidator grant 2016 agreement 723085). 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…

Job: Postdoc ‘B-magic. The Magic Lantern and its Cultural Impact as Visual Mass Medium in Belgium (1830-1940)’ (KU Leuven; Deadline 21 July 2018)

For Cultural History since 1750, KU Leuven is looking for a postdoctoral researcher who will work in the framework of the EOS-project ‘B-magic. The Magic Lantern and its Cultural Impact as Visual Mass Medium in Belgium (1830-1940)’ on the subproject ‘Between Instruction and Delight: the Magic Lantern in the late 19th- and early 20th century Belgian Visual Media Landscape.’ You can apply for this job no later than July 21. Lees meer…