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. Read more…

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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(Nederlands) Stuur ideeën in voor het nieuwe Gewina-jaarboek!

In juni 2020 verschijnt het eerste wetenschapshistorische magazine van Gewina, het Belgisch-Nederlandse genootschap voor wetenschapsgeschiedenis. Dit jaarlijkse magazine is, samen met het Journal for the History of Knowledge, de opvolger van het tijdschrift Studium. Het magazine richt zich met toegankelijk geschreven stukken en een frisse, eigentijdse vormgeving op een breed, wetenschapshistorisch geïnteresseerd publiek. Read more…

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


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


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


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


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(Nederlands) Boekpresentatie: Onweer (Leiden, 17 mei 2019)


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


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