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Scientiae 2024

Brussels; deadline CfP January 15, 2024

The 11th annual meeting of Scientiae will take place in Brussels, with support of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB), the ERC-funded project VERITRACE, and the FWO/FRS-FNRS funded RENEW18 project. The conference committee is led by Prof. Cornelis J. Schilt (VUB), and includes Prof. Steffen Ducheyne (VUB) and Eleonora Sammarchi (ETH, Zürich). As always, proposals are accepted on all topics…

Globalizing Schizophrenia: The History and Legacy of the WHO Studies of Schizophrenia

Berlin; deadline CfP December 1, 2023

Convener: Alfred Freeborn, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science The World Health Organization studies of schizophrenia were unique in their international, temporal and technical scale. Beginning with the International Pilot Study of Schizophrenia (1965–1973) and culminating in the International Study of Schizophrenia (1991–1996), there has been no other comparable attempt to carefully interview,…

International Organizations in the Global South: Body Politics, Power Relations, Local Impacts

Geneva; deadline CfP April 20, 2023

The conference will discuss the role of international organizations in shaping body politics in countries of the Global South during the twentieth century. International Organizations in the Global South: Body Politics, Power Relations, Local Impacts The conference will discuss the role of international organizations in shaping body politics in countries of the Global South during…

Gewina Woudschoten Conference: Ecology & Economy: History of Knowledge during the Unequal Anthropocene

Zeist; deadline CfP January 15, 2024

On 21-22 Juni 2024 Gewina, the Belgian-Dutch Society for the History of Science and Universities, will hold its double-jubilee biannual meeting in the Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre (Zeist). Gewina itself celebrates its 111th year, and its meeting in Woudschoten will be the 10th. The conference brings together historians of science, humanities, medicine, universities and…

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…

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…

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…