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Joint meeting of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology and the Society for Social Studies of Science

Amsterdam

The 2024 quadrennial joint meeting of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) and the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) invites panels, presentations, making & doing contributions, and other events that explore the role of STS in making and doing contributions to transformations in an era of grand societal…

Embodied Histories: Cultural History of, in, and through the Human Body

Potsdam; deadline CfP January 7, 2024

Call for Panels and Papers for the 2024 yearly conference of the International Society for Cultural History, which will take place in Potsdam on September 4th-6th, 2024. Embodied Histories: Cultural History of, in, and through the Human Body CALL FOR PAPERS Embodied Histories: Cultural History of, in, and through the Human Body September 4-6, 2024,…

ESHS conference: Science, Technology, Humanity, and the Earth

Barcelone; deadline CfP February 19, 2024

The theme of the ESHS 2024 conference will be Science, technology, humanity, and the Earth. Science is one of the primary means by which mankind understands, represents and intervenes in the world. Humanity is facing challenges that can threaten its future and the future of the planet where it lives. As historians of science, we are committed…

Inaugural lecture by Gemma Blok

Utrecht

Since August 2023, Gemma Blok has been working at Utrecht University for two days a week as a professor of the History of Psychiatry. She succeeds Joost Vijselaar, who held this chair between 2004 and 2022. The endowed chair is funded by the Foundation for the Chair in the History of Psychiatry and is embedded…

Precision Reconsidered: Scientific Instruments, Culture and Access

Ottawa; deadline CfP March 31, 2024

Concepts of precision permeate the field of scientific instruments. Historians, curators and other scholars in the humanities have studied the rich and diverse material culture associated with precision, as well as explored multiple meanings, values and cultural dimensions of the pursuit of precision. The etymology of the word “precision” (from Latin praecidere – “to cut…

Intoxicated Warfare: Psychoactive Substances, Violence and Trauma

Grand Rapids; deadline CfP May 15, 2024

This conference focuses on the numerous forms of drug use in wars throughout history, and it considers the aims and effects of these drugs, including enhancement, stimulation, control, remedy, cover-up, escape, or numbing the side effects of perpetration or experience of violence. Intoxicated Warfare: Psychoactive Substances, Violence and Trauma Since ancient times, drugs have been…

Save the date: Symposium van het Historisch College FNI – 9 oktober 2024

Utrecht

Op woensdagmiddag 9 oktober 2024 organiseert het Historisch College FNI bij V&VN zijn jaarlijkse middagsymposium met dit keer als thema: Van puntenboekje tot professionele werkplaats. Over de waarde van geschiedenis voor het verpleegkundig en verzorgend onderwijs en werk. In de middag staat de volgende vraag centraal. Hoe kunnen erfgoed en geschiedenis verpleegkundigen en verzorgenden in…

A Perfect Death? Historical, Literary, and Philosophical Reflections on Life, Death, and Remembrance in Greco-Roman Antiquity

Leuven; deadline CfP February 20, 2024

We are pleased to announce the two-day conference “A Perfect Death? Historical, Literary, and Philosophical Reflections on Life, Death, and Remembrance in Greco-Roman Antiquity”, which will take place in person on 15-16 October 2024 at KU Leuven (Belgium). We invite scholars and researchers working on Greek and Latin literature, ancient history, and ancient philosophy to…

Writing the Self in Pain – Historical Perspectives

Helsinki; deadline CfP May 31, 2024

Pain as an affective, simultaneously sensory and emotional experience has made a prominent entrance into historical inquiries during the past two decades. Inquiries into what caused pain, how it was managed and endured, and how pain was constructed through the interaction of language, culture, society, body, and mind, have broadened our view of the experiential and…

Narratio in Medicine and The Law. Interpretative and Scientific Knowledge in Medical and Medico-Legal Case Histories from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Pisa, online; deadline CfP May 30, 2024

This VivaMente conference explores the intersections of narrative, rhetorical persuasion, and factual evidence in medical and medico-legal case histories from Antiquity to the Renaissance focusing on the longue durée development of medical and medico-legal consilia.  The event emerges out of the organisers’ research projects on diagnosis (King) and legal medicine (Papakonstantinou). It will allow participants to analyse both…

Mini conference 40 years abortion legislation in the Netherlands

Groningen

On November 1st 2024 a mini-conference will be organised on 40 years of abortion legislation in the Netherlands/ 40 jaar abortus wetgeving in Nederland. Date: 1 November 2024 Time: 13.00-18.00 Organisers: University of Groningen, RUG. House of Connections Save the date to discuss the past, present, and future of reproductive rights! More information will follow…

Medical Modernities: Panel in the Society of Classical Studies 156th Annual Meeting

Philadelphia; deadline CfP March 15, 2024

Panel Sponsored by the Society for Ancient Medicine Society of Classical Studies 156th Annual Meeting When reflecting on the causes for the errors in Galen’s writings, the medieval Islamicate physician-philosopher Abū Bakr al-Rāzī (d. c. 925 CE) proposes in his Doubts about Galen (Koetschet 2019) that the ‘arts never cease progressing towards and approaching perfection’.…