Reminder – International Conference: Museums and (the Loss of) the Encyclopedic Ideal, 1785-2016 (Teylers Museum, Haarlem, 20-22 April 2017)Reminder – International Conference: Museums and (the Loss of) the Encyclopedic Ideal, 1785-2016 (Teylers Museum, Haarlem, 20-22 April 2017)

On April 20, 21 and 22 of this year, Teyler’s Museum in Haarlem shall be host to a two-day conference about museums and the loss of the encyclopedic ideal in the 19th and 20th centuries, taking its venue, a well-preserved 18th century museum as our point of reference.

About the conference

Today, Teyler’s Museum in Haarlem is one of the few public institutions in the world to display a wide variety of collections, including objects of both the arts and sciences, in its original building and original setting. Its roots lie in the last will of the wealthy Mennonite merchant and banker Pieter Teyler van der Hulst (1702-1778). In his testament Teyler had stipulated that a foundation was to be established which would employ his fortune to the support of theology on the one hand, and the arts and sciences on the other.

On April 20, 21 and 22 of this year, Teyler’s Museum in Haarlem shall be host to a two-day conference about museums and the loss of the encyclopedic ideal in the 19th and 20th centuries, taking its venue, a well-preserved 18th century museum as our point of reference.

About the conference

Today, Teyler’s Museum in Haarlem is one of the few public institutions in the world to display a wide variety of collections, including objects of both the arts and sciences, in its original building and original setting. Its roots lie in the last will of the wealthy Mennonite merchant and banker Pieter Teyler van der Hulst (1702-1778). In his testament Teyler had stipulated that a foundation was to be established which would employ his fortune to the support of theology on the one hand, and the arts and sciences on the other. Read more…Lees meer…

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers: Making It Up: Histories of Research Integrity and Fraud in Scientific Practice (Uppsala University, 12-14 April, 2018; Deadline 15 May 2017)Conference Announcement and Call for Papers: Making It Up: Histories of Research Integrity and Fraud in Scientific Practice (Uppsala University, 12-14 April, 2018; Deadline 15 May 2017)

We announce a conference at the Office for the History of Science, Uppsala University to take place April 12-14, 2018 on the topic of “Making It Up: Histories of Research Integrity and Fraud in Scientific Practice.” We call for papers that explore the history of research integrity and fraud, including the question of how the meaning and consequences of these terms have changed over time and the quotidian work involved in the construction of ‘clean’ experimental data and identifiable artifacts. One or more special issues are planned for publishable versions of accepted contributions.

We announce a conference at the Office for the History of Science, Uppsala University to take place April 12-14, 2018 on the topic of “Making It Up: Histories of Research Integrity and Fraud in Scientific Practice.” We call for papers that explore the history of research integrity and fraud, including the question of how the meaning and consequences of these terms have changed over time and the quotidian work involved in the construction of ‘clean’ experimental data and identifiable artifacts. One or more special issues are planned for publishable versions of accepted contributions. Read more…Lees meer…

Call for Papers: Epistemic Vices; Continuities and Discontinuities, 1600-2000 (Leiden University, Institute for History, January 25-26, 2018; Deadline 15 June 2017)Call for Papers: Epistemic Vices; Continuities and Discontinuities, 1600-2000 (Leiden University, Institute for History, January 25-26, 2018; Deadline 15 June 2017)

Impartiality, objectivity, honesty, and accuracy are qualities that generations of scholars have regarded as necessary for the pursuit of scholarly inquiry. Philosophers call them epistemic virtues, because these virtues facilitate the pursuit of epistemic aims such as knowledge and understanding of reality. As such, epistemic virtues are supposed to help scholars overcome barriers of prejudice, ignorance, sloppiness, and dogmatism – dispositions known as epistemic vices.

Impartiality, objectivity, honesty, and accuracy are qualities that generations of scholars have regarded as necessary for the pursuit of scholarly inquiry. Philosophers call them epistemic virtues, because these virtues facilitate the pursuit of epistemic aims such as knowledge and understanding of reality. As such, epistemic virtues are supposed to help scholars overcome barriers of prejudice, ignorance, sloppiness, and dogmatism – dispositions known as epistemic vices. Read more…Lees meer…

Essay Competition Teyler’s Theological Society 2017: “The influence of Spinoza’s ideas on the religious crises experienced by scholars in his immediate circle” (Deadline: May 1, 2020)Prijsvraag Teylers Godgeleerd Genootschap 2017: “Een onderzoek naar de invloed van Spinoza’s gedachtengoed op de geloofscrisis die geleerden uit zijn directe omgeving doormaakten” (Deadline: 1 mei 2020)

The Directors of Teyler’s Foundation, and the Members of Teyler’s Theological Society announce an Essay Competition to be answered before 1 May 2020, on the subject of: “The influence of Spinoza’s ideas on the religious crises experienced by scholars in his immediate circle”.

Directeuren van Teylers Stichting en de Leden van Teylers Godgeleerd Genootschap schrijven de volgende prijsvraag uit om beantwoord te worden vóór 1 mei 2020. Gevraagd wordt een onderzoek naar de invloed van Spinoza’s gedachtengoed op de geloofscrisis die geleerden uit zijn directe omgeving doormaakten. Read more…Lees meer…

Symposium: HBS: de beste school ooit? (Dordrecht, 22 april 2017)

De Hoogere Burgerschool (HBS) heeft een legendarische reputatie: de beste school die Nederland ooit heeft gehad, met veel aandacht voor exacte vakken en moderne talen. De school, in 1863 opgericht door Thorbecke, was bedoeld voor toekomstige ingenieurs en ondernemers. Die zijn er ook opgeleid: de generatie die het moderne Nederland heeft vormgegeven. Maar ook veel Nobelprijswinnaars, onder wie Lorentz en Kamerlingh Onnes, kwamen van de HBS – zoveel, dat de school wel verantwoordelijk is gehouden voor de bloei van de Nederlandse natuurwetenschappen rond 1900 (Ben Feringa is trouwens ook HBS-er). Het einde van de HBS in 1968 (door de Mammoetwet) wordt nog steeds door velen betreurd. Read more…Lees meer…

Job: Junior Conservator Science (Teylers Museum, Haarlem; Deadline 16 april 2017)

Teylers is hét museum van de Verwondering. Al sinds 1784 is dit de plek om je verbazen en verwonderen over fossielen, mineralen, boeken, munten, penningen, natuurkundige instrumenten, schilderijen en tekeningen. Het museum is gevestigd in een monumentaal gebouw met delen uit de 18e, 19e en 20e eeuw. Het is het best bewaard gebleven openbare kennisinstituut voor kunst en wetenschap uit de 18e eeuw ter wereld. Teylers heeft een even fascinerende als unieke geschiedenis.

Voor versterking van de afdeling Wetenschap zoekt Teylers Museum een

Junior Conservator (28-32 uur) Read more…Lees meer…

BMGN/LHCR Volume 132 – Issue 1: Blurring Boundaries: Towards a Medical History of the Twentieth CenturyBMGN/LHCR Volume 132 – Issue 1: Blurring Boundaries: Towards a Medical History of the Twentieth Century

A special issue of BMGN – Low Countries Historical Review can shed new light on a particular subject in the history of the Low Countries, as was the case in the recent issue on iconoclasm. It can also take an element of history and link this to a new historical approach, as – even more recently – in the special issue devoted to the academic ‘persona’. Our current issue about the medical history of the Low Countries is set in the context of more general political, social and cultural developments, which in turn gave rise to a rethinking of medical history, both in the Low Countries and elsewhere.

Read more on the BMGN/LHCR website

Het nieuwste nummer van BMGN – Low Countries Historical Review staat online: een themanummer over de recente medische geschiedenis in de Lage Landen. Onder gastredacteurschap van Kaat Wils, Frank Huisman en Joris Vandendriessche brengt dit nummer u op de hoogte van de huidige stand van zaken in dit vakgebied en maakt duidelijk dat specifieke politieke, culturele en sociale tegenstellingen en ontwikkelingen verbonden zijn met medische ontwikkelingen.

Lees meer op de BMGN/LHCR-website