Call for Papers: “Animals as Objects. Zoological Gardens and Natural History Museum in Berlin, 1810−2020″ (Berlin, 13-14 February 2020; Deadline: 20 September 2019)

No collection, no research, no natural history museum nor zoological garden without logistics. Traders, colonial shipping routes, transport companies, feed producers and distributors, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, waste disposal infrastructures, but also computerized databases, catalogues, daily veterinary logs, and finances, all take part in forming and maintaining natural history collections. Lees meer…

Jobs: 2 PhD candidates for the Project “Moving Animals: A History of Science, Media and Policy in the Twentieth Century” (Maastricht University; Deadline 1 October 2019)

Applicants are invited for a PhD position in the project “Moving Animals: A History of Science, Media and Policy in the Twentieth Century”. The project is funded by a NWO Vici grant awarded to the principal investigator, Raf De Bont.

‘Moving Animals’ will combine perspectives from the history of science, cultural history and environmental history, in order to analyze (1) the ways in which humans have gained (both scientific and ‘vernacular’) knowledge about animal movement, (2) how this movement has been represented in the media, (3) how animal mobilities have been actively managed and have become the object of governance.

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Stuur ideeën in voor het nieuwe Gewina-jaarboek!

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Call for Papers: New Paradigms in the History of Knowledge (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, 4-6 December 2019; Deadline: 15 September 2019)

The Ca’ Foscari University of Venice invites proposals for a conference to take place in December of 2019. Papers on any of the following aspects of the history of knowledge are welcome: Lees meer…

Call for Abstracts: N=1. Histories of self-tracking and self-experimentation (Utrecht University, 25 October 2019; Deadline: 21 July 2019)

Today’s wearable sensors and smartphone apps make it increasingly easy to monitor personal health and habits, and many users of these digital technologies now track their sleep, blood sugar, heart rate or exercise. This means that there is a proliferation of n=1 experiments, done by individuals who want to understand their bodies and who use personal data to improve their health and wellbeing. Lees meer…

Shortlist Gewina-Descartes-Huygens Scriptieprijs voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteitsgeschiedenis 2019 bekend

Op 21 juni 2019 zal tijdens de Gewina Woudschoten Conferentie in Zeist de Gewina-Descartes-Huygens Scriptieprijs voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteitsgeschiedenis voor de derde keer worden uitgereikt. De afgelopen maanden evalueerde een vakkundige jury niet minder dan achttien inzendingen uit België en Nederland. Lees meer…

The Botanical Gardens at Bogor, lots of insects, UNESCO’s Statement on Race and book reviews: Studium Vol. 11 issues 3 & 4 are out!

Studium Vol. 11 issues 11.3 and 11.4 have just been published: the first a special issue Plants and Politics at the Bogor Botanical Gardens, edited by Andreas Weber and Robert-Jan Wille; the second our “regular issue” with a host of articles and book reviews. All are downloadable for free (see below).

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Boekpresentatie: Onweer (Leiden, 17 mei 2019)

Hoe reageren mensen op de gevolgen van natuurgeweld? Van oudsher werden bijvoorbeeld donder en bliksem gezien als Gods strafwerktuigen. De uitvinding van de bliksemafleider door Benjamin Franklin in 1752 bracht hierin echter verandering. Welke gevolgen hadden de uitvinding en invoering van de bliksemafleider voor de manier waarop men aankeek tegen het onweer, zowel in wetenschappelijk, religieus als artistiek opzicht? Lees meer…

REMINDER Registration for the Gewina Woudschoten conference closes Tuesday, April 30th

Registration for the Gewina Woudschoten conference 8, Towards a History of Knowledge, to be held 21-22 June 2019 in Zeist, is  still open, but closes on midnight CET on Tuesday 30 April 2019!

Please register for the Gewina Woudschoten conference before that time if you have not already done so. Payment should be received by 13 May 2019; details can be found here. Failure to register or pay in time will result in removal from the programme. Lees meer…

Report: History of Science and Humanities PhD Conference 2019 (Kerkrade)

By Hein Brookhuis

On a warm and sunny St Valentine’s day, twenty-two PhD candidates from the Low Countries gathered in the beautiful Rolduc Abbey (Kerkrade) for the seventh edition of the History of Science and Humanities PhD-conference. Many of them had just recently started their projects, some were finishing, others were working on specific case studies. The topics ranged from Chinese medicine in the Song period to nuclear research in post-war Belgium, and from oral history in the 1960s to early modern natural history.

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