Asclepio. Revista de Historia de la Medicina y de la Ciencia - Viagens científicas e coleccionismo no mundo ibérico (séculos XVIII-XX)

Prezados Colegas e Amigos,
 
É com grande satisfação que vimos noticiar a disponibilização on line do vol. 71 nº 2  da revista Asclepio. Revista de Historia de la Medicina y de la Ciencia, que integra o dossier temático Viagens científicas e coleccionismo no mundo ibérico (séculos XVIII-XX). O volume pode ser consultado através do seguinte link: http://asclepio.revistas.csic.es/index.php/asclepio/issue/view/66.
 
Com um abraço cordial,
Ângela Domingues e Carmen Ortiz García
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Novo número (13.2, Dezembro de 2019) da HoST — Journal of History of Science and Technology

HoST — Journal of History of Science and Technology é uma revista de acesso aberto com arbitragem científica, disponível em linha, publicada em inglês pela De Gruyter/Sciendo, em resultado de uma parceria de quatro unidades de investigação portuguesas (CIUHCT, CIDEHUS, Instituto de Ciências Sociais, e Instituto de História Contemporânea). 

CONTEÚDOS DO NÚMERO 13.2

· Número temático "Animals, Science and Technology: multispecies histories of scientific and sociotechnical knowledge-practices", com introdução pelo editor convidado Richie Nimmo aos cinco artigos que o compõem. São estudos de caso que se debruçam sobre animais não humanos e as suas relações com a ciência e a tecnologia e os humanos, do ponto de vista da história (HCTM) e da sociologia (estudos sobre animais e STS). O número temático termina com um posfácio:

o "Introduction: Taking animals seriously in studies of science and technology", Richie Nimmo

o "Elemental problems, methodical solutions: expertise, ecology and entertainment in the study of marine mammals", Amanda Rees

o "The Silver Spring monkey controversy: changing cultures of care in twentieth-century laboratory animal research", Robert G. W. Kirk

o "Measuring ephemera: finding the “qualitative” in Qualitative Behaviour Assessment as a “whole-animal” science of animal welfare", Maisie Tomlinson

o "The Social Evolving: Sociogenomics on the Wings of Social Insects", Sainath Suryanarayanan

o "Biopolitics and Becoming in Animal-Technology Assemblages", Richie Nimmo

o "Postscript. Fur, feather, teeth and skin: How do technologies and ontologies meet in time and space?", Lindsay Hamilton

· Um "work in progress" do doutorando Hugo Soares sobre o seu trabalho em curso "The National Institute for Scientific Research (INIC): Pathway and Influence in Portuguese Science Policy (1976-1992)"

· Três recensões de livros

o "Book Review: Audra Wolfe. Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science", Clara Florensa

o "Book Review: Álvaro Girón, Oliver Hochadel, and Gustavo Vallejo (eds.). Saberes transatlánticos. Barcelona y Buenos Aires: conexiones, confluencias, comparaciones (1850–1940)", Antonio Carbone

o "Book Review: Hugh Cagle. Assembling the Tropics: Science and Medicine in Portugal’s Empire, 1450–1700", Luís Tirapicos

 

New issue of HoST — Journal of History of Science and Technology (13.2, December 2019) online

 

HoST — Journal of History of Science and Technology is a peer-reviewed open access journal, available online, published in English by De Gruyter/Sciendo, as a result of a partnership between four Portuguese research units (CIUHCT, CIDEHUS, Institute for Social Sciences, and Institute of Contemporary History).

TABLE OF CONTENTS OF VOLUME 13.2

· Special issue "Animals, Science and Technology: multispecies histories of scientific and sociotechnical knowledge-practices", with an introduction by the Guest Editor Richie Nimmo to the five articles that it contains. They are case studies dealing with nonhuman animals and their relationships with science and technology and humans, with approaches ranging from history (HSTM) to sociology (animal studies and STS). The special issue ends with a postscript:

o "Introduction: Taking animals seriously in studies of science and technology", Richie Nimmo

o "Elemental problems, methodical solutions: expertise, ecology and entertainment in the study of marine mammals", Amanda Rees

o "The Silver Spring monkey controversy: changing cultures of care in twentieth-century laboratory animal research", Robert G. W. Kirk

o "Measuring ephemera: finding the “qualitative” in Qualitative Behaviour Assessment as a “whole-animal” science of animal welfare", Maisie Tomlinson

o "The Social Evolving: Sociogenomics on the Wings of Social Insects", Sainath Suryanarayanan

o "Biopolitics and Becoming in Animal-Technology Assemblages", Richie Nimmo

o "Postscript. Fur, feather, teeth and skin: How do technologies and ontologies meet in time and space?", Lindsay Hamilton

· A "work in progress" by the PhD candidate Hugo Soares about his ongoing work "The National Institute for Scientific Research (INIC): Pathway and Influence in Portuguese Science Policy (1976-1992)"

· Three book reviews

o "Book Review: Audra Wolfe. Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science", Clara Florensa

o "Book Review: Álvaro Girón, Oliver Hochadel, and Gustavo Vallejo (eds.). Saberes transatlánticos. Barcelona y Buenos Aires: conexiones, confluencias, comparaciones (1850–1940)", Antonio Carbone

o "Book Review: Hugh Cagle. Assembling the Tropics: Science and Medicine in Portugal’s Empire, 1450–1700", Luís Tirapicos

 

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Call for Applications: Academic Editor

Call for Applications: Academic Editor

(full-time, 40.1 hours per week)


The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) is looking for an experienced academic editor to join the staff until 31 July 2021. The position will start ideally on 1 February 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The RCC is an interdisciplinary center that hosts a number of international research fellows and coordinates graduate programs in the field of Environment and Society. The RCC was founded in 2009 in close partnership with the Deutsches Museum, and it is currently funded in part by a grant of the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Foschung (BMBF).

The editor has overall responsibility for the appraisal, editing, and production of scholarly publications, in particular the RCC Perspectives journal, and shares responsibility for the RCC’s public profile in the field of environmental humanities (website, blog, and social media). The editor plays a full part in the community of international scholars affiliated with the center as Carson fellows, and has access to university resources, including Munich’s university libraries and the Bavarian State Library, which together house over twenty million volumes.

The candidate will hold an MA or PhD in an arts or humanities subject, have an excellent (native-level) command of English and be a skilled writer of both scholarly prose and web copy. They should have experience of the production and review of academic texts, and of editing and copyediting work. Applicants should enjoy working with colleagues of diverse cultural backgrounds, be able to balance multiple assignments, and meet tight deadlines. Knowledge of German and other foreign languages, communications or social media experience, and an interest in environmental humanities and/or academic publishing would all be advantageous.

The RCC offers an attractive compensation package based on the tariff contracts for public service, level TVL 13 (commensurate with experience), and 30 days paid vacation. Working hours are flexible, and the RCC offers a family-friendly working environment. The RCC can also assist, if necessary, with work permits and visas. As the candidate will be a state employee, they are required to have German health insurance and to make contributions to the German tax and social welfare system. We especially seek applications from qualified individuals with disabilities and welcome applications from women. We especially seek applications from qualified individuals with disabilities and we welcome applications from women.

Applicants are required to submit a sample of their written work, and those who are invited to interview will be asked to complete a written test. To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, a sample of your academic writing (max. 2 pages), and the contact information of two references in one pdf file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 18 December 2019. Interviews will be held on 3 January 2020.

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CFP - 3rd International Conference of the Quarantine Studies Network

MATTERS OF CONTAINMENT

Material approaches to the handling of threats in the modern world

3rd International Conference of the Quarantine Studies Network

Lisbon-Évora (Portugal), 28-29 May 2020

Past conferences of the QSN network in Malta and Mallorca explored an expansion of the classical study of quarantines and sanitary cordons into an interdisciplinary field of “quarantine studies” so that their multiple political, military, social, economic and, of course, health dimensions were systematically brought to the foreground. In this third conference, we intend to take a more decided step in that direction by exploring the material realities of containment anywhere in the world and preferably for the period 1750-today.

The word “containment” is usually given two meanings: 1: the act of keeping a hazard within limits, for example, an epidemic disease or a radioactive leakage; 2: the policy of preventing an hostile military, economic or ideological expansion. Both meanings could be - and usually are - intertwined, as can be seen, for example, in the scientific and political measures taken to check the “threats” associated with the Mecca pilgrimage in the 19th century, the Soviet Revolution in 1917 or the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986.

This transversal nature of containment can be better grasped through a focus on its often neglected material aspects. Containment ultimately consists of the handling of threatening human bodies, living beings, objects and ideas, which is always performed by specialized groups of humans who use various tools and techniques to carry out different types of actions in a large variety of spaces. In this sense, for example, the detention and examination of the bodies of migrants aims to provide at the same time sanitary, ideological and economic “protection”; measuring tools used in customs’ laboratories may guard the health of a country’s population against adulterated products and the country’s industry or agriculture against the “damage” caused by the “invasion” of another country’s products. Materiality can also provide a more accurate picture of the actual scope, the effectiveness and consequences (social, political, economic, spatial or environmental) of containment measures, as well as of historical continuities and the collective memory about them.

We invite researchers from any disciplinary background to present their contributions to this conference, by sending a 250-word abstract and a short CV to the following email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deadline for receiving abstracts will be 20th December 2019. Although the conference official language is English, papers in other languages would be considered.

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Oceans Past VIII - extended CFP and funding for ECRs

Oceans Past VIII - "Historical perspectives on marine ecosystems, fisheries, and futures"

The Next Oceans Past Conference will take place May 10th to 13th, 2020, VLIZ, Ostend, Belgium

https://oceanspast.org/opviii.php

Call for Papers

Rationale: Life in the oceans is changing more rapidly in the current century than ever before. As these changes occur it is more imperative than ever to understand what came before to better frame management of those systems. Oceans Past brings together scholars and practitioners interested in documenting and understanding changes in marine systems and human maritime interactions in past centuries and millennia. The 8th Oceans Past Conference, Historical Perspectives on Marine Ecosystems, Fisheries, and Futures, will enable continued scholarly communication and international exchange towards a fuller understanding of the past, the present status, and potential trajectories of our living marine resources.

Invitation: The conference welcomes researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and students of all disciplines under the unifying view of our oceans as networks of social-ecological or coupled human-nature systems. Presentations are encouraged that explore large-scale and long-term case studies highlighting dynamic changes and interactions in past marine ecosystems, the impacts and legacy effects of human activities on them, the sustainability of iterative or co-evolutionary relationships and, where possible, likely future directions and management implications. If you have an interest in the history of human interactions with life in the ocean and implications for policy and management, sign up now to attend OP VIII in 2020!

Deadline for paper submission: 15 DECEMBER 2019

Early Bird registration deadline: 15 FEBRUARY 2019

 

Abstract Submission

Please provide the following information (in .doc file) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Title of presentation

Full name(s) of all author(s)

Affiliation (of all authors; institute, town and country)

Abstract (max 200 words)

Preferred presentation type (oral or poster)

Preferred session (please select one from the list below):

1. Past marine ecosystem dynamics

2. Drivers of social-ecological changes

3. The significance of marine resources for human societies over time

4. Factors that have encouraged societies to exploit or leave the oceans

5. Climate, weather and living by the sea.

6. Implications of past and present human activities for coastal and marine policy development

Call for special sessions, mini-symposia or exhibitions: The conference organisers offer you the opportunity to suggest or organise a special session, mini-symposium, or exhibition of relevant artefacts, artwork, or documentary film screenings during the conference within the broad theme of the history of human impacts with life in the ocean. Send your suggestions to the convenors below.

 

Contacts:

Conference convenors: Ben Fitzhugh (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Ruth Thurstan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Chair of the local organising committee: Wim de Winter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Chair of the conference Scientific Steering Committee: Ben Fitzhugh (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Conference website: http://oceanspast.org/opviii.php

 

ICES funding for ECRs

Calling all Early Career Researchers!

Thanks to the kind support of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI), the Oceans Past Initiative is delighted to advertise up to 15 travel awards for Early Career Researchers to subsidise their attendance at the Oceans Past conference. These will be available on a competitive basis and awarded based on demonstrated need and the value to the applicant of attending the conference.

To apply for a travel award, first confirm you meet the eligibility* requirements, then provide the following information (in .doc file) together with your abstract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Name and title of abstract

Case for support: why you require this support, what is the value to you of attending this conference (scholarly, career or otherwise)? – max. 300 words.

Other travel support you are applying for (internal/external)

Proposed travel details (where you will be travelling from, mode of transport and length of stay)

Itemised budget estimate (anticipated travel costs, accommodation costs and any other foreseen costs)

*Eligibility requirements:

**You must apply and be accepted to present your work as an oral or poster presentation at the OP conference**

To qualify as an Early Career Researcher, you must be under 35 years old OR have completed your PhD within the last 5 years. PhD candidates and postgraduate students are also eligible for travel awards.

- You must be studying or working in an ICES Member Country (Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America), or be studying or working in a low- to middle- income country (as designated by the World Bank).

- You must attend the full conference, after which you will be reimbursed to the agreed amount (for those who will struggle with paying costs upfront, please contact us and we will come to an individual arrangement).

- You must provide a rationale for the requested funds (an itemised budget with expected costs).

ICES are also supporting an ECR event, to be held during the conference.

ECR-facing events at the conference will include:

A networking event pairing ECRs with potential mentors

An award for the best oral and poster presentations by ECRs

A workshop and panel on how to successfully navigate an interdisciplinary research career

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Rachel Carson Center - Call for Fellows 2020–21

 

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society invites applications for its 2020–21 cohort of postdoctoral and senior fellows. The RCC’s fellowship program is designed to bring together excellent scholars from a variety of countries and disciplines who are working in the field of environment and society. In this application round, the RCC is offering thematic fellowships (four to twelve months) on the following topics:

· Extinction
The “Rettet die Bienen” (Save the Bees) campaign in Bavaria elevated the issue of species loss and extinction to the top of the public agenda. Why are habitats and species being lost, and what are the consequences? What can we learn from past extinctions? What is the impact for humans of the reality and the discourse of extinction? Can we fight against the loss of species—and should we?

· Futures
Western understandings of “the future” are primarily based on ideas of progress and intention; but in today’s world, other understandings are needed. How can we ensure just futures in a planetary context? How have past imaginations of the future created better worlds? How can we build feasible futures—economically, infrastructurally, physically, and culturally? Which tools and concepts help us imagine alternative futures?

· Open (no specific theme)
We will be awarding a very limited number of fellowships for truly excellent projects that do not relate to either of these two topics. We expect that the success rate for funding in this category will be between 3–5%.


The two topic areas aim to bring future fellows together and facilitate focused dialogue and productive collaborations across disciplines. Applicants are welcome to apply individually or as interdisciplinary teams; we also accept applications for scholarly outreach projects (journalism, documentary film, community engagement, etc.). All fellows are expected to spend their fellowship in residence, to work on a major project, and to participate actively in life at the RCC. Please note that the RCC does not sponsor field trips or archival research.

This will be the last fellowship round to be funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, which provided the initial grant for the RCC in 2009. We do, however, plan to advertise a smaller number of fellowships from 2021 onwards.

Fellowship Awards
Fellowships will be granted for a period of four to twelve months (applicants should indicate their preferred duration in their application).  The RCC will pay for a teaching replacement of the successful candidate at their home institution; alternatively, it will pay a stipend directly to the fellow that is commensurate with their experience, current employment, and funding guidelines. Travel to and from Munich will be covered by the RCC.

Requirements

· fellows must commit to a stay of between four and twelve months

· fellowships may begin on the following three dates:

o 1 September 2020

o 1 January 2021

o 1 May 2021

· fellows (with the exception of outreach fellows) must have completed a doctoral degree (including final defense) by 31 January 2020

· applicants who reside in the greater Munich area will not be considered (however, applications for fellowships that are based on collaborative projects with scholars in Munich are welcomed)


To Apply:
The deadline for applications is 31 January 2020.  Applications must be made in our online portal. The application portal will be open from 1 January to 31 January 2020. It closes at midnight (Central European Time) on 31 January.

The application (in English) should include the following:

 

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ICUR2020 - Invitation special session: risk protection for Cultural Heritage and Historical centres

The CERU – European Centre on Urban Risks – is very pleased to welcome you to the 2nd International Conference on Urban Risks (ICUR2020) that will be held in Lisbon on June 25-27, 2020. 
 
ICUR2020 intends to gather practitioners, researchers and other specialists that study or deal with different risks on urban areas, in order to share their experiences and practices, to discuss risks from diverse perspectives and to cope with the latest results of research. 
 
Among the several conference topics, which range from the concepts and methods on risk management to the risk assessment of a variety of urban risks, and also comprising topics dedicated to risk treatment and communication, there will be a session dedicated to the Risk Protection for Cultural Heritage and Historical Centres addressing a wide range of sub-topics related to this field (see the attachment and also https://www.ceru-europa.pt/icur2020/en/submission.htm).
 
The conference will be bilingual (English and Portuguese), although the use of English will be encouraged due to the selection of the best papers to be published in peer-reviewed international journals as the Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.
 
The deadline to submit an extended abstract/short paper is January 31, 2020. Short papers will be published in a proceeding book with ISBN. Additional information can be checked at the Conference website: https://www.ceru-europa.pt/icur2020/en/​
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CfP: X Simposio Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Historia Ambiental (SOLCHA), Quito, Ecuador, 6-9 Julio 2020

Saludos cordiales,
 
Es un placer informar que está habilitado el portal de registro de propuestas de mesas, ponencias libres, pósters y presentación de libros, para el X Simposio Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Historia Ambiental. El evento se llevará a cabo en Quito, Ecuador, entre el 6 y 9 de junio de 2020.
 
Para enviar sus propuestas, visite https://www.flacso.edu.ec/solcha2020/, pestaña “Registro”. El sistema estará abierto hasta el 14 de noviembre 2019.
 
Si tiene algún problema durante el envío de sus propuestas, escríbanos a simposi…@flacso.edu.ec
Agradecemos su apoyo para la difusión de esta información,
 
Nicolás Cuvi
Departamento de Antropología, Historia y Humanidades
Equipo coordinador 
Quito 2020
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