Novo número (14.1, Junho de 2020) da HoST

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 14.1

·  Número temático “Standards: Taming Knowledge?”, com introdução pelos editores convidados Javier Ordóñez e Antonio Sánchez aos quatro artigos que o compõem. São estudos de caso que se debruçam sobre questões epistemológicas e institucionais do estabelecimento de standards no período contemporâneo desenvolvidos a partir da história e filosofia da matemática, história e cultura visual da biologia e história e filosofia da ciência e da tecnologia

·  Um artigo adicional ao número temático publicado na HoST 13.1 “Before the Silent Spring: Pesticides in Twentieth-Century Europe”

·  O artigo da Distinguished Lecture (CIUHCT) de David Pantalony, que discute a importância das colecções de artefactos científicos através da apresentação de exemplos do seu trabalho como Curador no Ingenium – Museu da Ciência e da Tecnologia do Canadá e da sua pesquisa recente noutras colecções (nomeadamente alemãs)

·  Um “work in progress” do doutorando Breno Albuquerque B. Borges sobre o seu trabalho em curso, “A New Approach to the Concepts of Conservation to Identify and Evaluate Railway Heritage through Indicators

·  Três recensões de livros

 

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Naturae theatrum et mundum/ The theatre of nature and the world/ O teatro da natureza e o mundo

This month – THE ‘CARIOCA’ MOUNTAIN RANGES AND ITS MULTIPLE STORIES ILLUSTRATED BY THE FOREST OF TIJUCA, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, by Gabriel Paes da Silva Sales and Rejan R. Guedes-Bruni pdf.EN

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Este mêsAS MORRARIAS CARIOCAS E SUAS MÚLTIPLAS HISTÓRIAS ILUSTRADAS PELA FLORESTA DA TIJUCA, RJ, BRASIL, por Gabriel Paes da Silva Sales and Rejan R. Guedes-Bruni pdf.PT

Gabriel Paes da Silva Sales, Laboratório de Biogeografia e Ecologia Histórica (LaBEH), da PUC-Rio / Laboratório História e Natureza (LabHeN), da UFRJ
 
Rejan R. Guedes-Bruni, Departamento de Biologia da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

 

 

 

 

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Portuguese Parks to the world/Parques Portugueses no Mundo

 

In this heading we highlight some of the main Portuguese national parks, valuing their contribution to the environmental heritage outreach.

 

This month – Laurissilva Forest, Madeira (Portugal)

The Laurissilva Forest is the indigenous forest of Madeira, a rainforest, presenting a subtropical profile and dating back to the Tertiary, when it occupied vast extensions of the Southern Europe and the Mediterranean basin. The Laurissilva Forest occupies an area of 15000 acres (about 20% of the island) on the north facing slopes, and consists predominantly of trees and shrubs of persistent foliage, with dark green and flat leaves. Representing the most extensive and best preserved Laurisilva of the Atlantic islands, the Laurissilva Forest is included in the Madeira Natural Park area; is a Biogenetic Reserve of the Council of Europe, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site and part of the Natura 2000 Network.

More information at https://ifcn.madeira.gov.pt/areas-protegidas/parque-natural-da-madeira/laurissilva-da-madeira.html.

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Nesta rubrica destacamos alguns dos principais parques naturais portugueses, valorizando o seu contributo para a divulgação do património ambiental.

 

Este mês – Floresta Laurissilva da Madeira (Portugal)

A Floresta Laurissilva é a floresta indígena da Madeira, apresentando características subtropicais, húmida, e cuja origem remonta ao Terciário quando chegou a ocupar vastas extensões do Sul da Europa e da bacia do Mediterrâneo. A Laurissilva madeirense ocupa uma superfície de 15000 hectares (representando 20% do total da ilha), nas encostas viradas a Norte, e é constituída predominantemente por árvores e arbustos de folhagem persistente, com folhas verde-escuras e planas. Representando nos nossos dias a mais extensa e a melhor conservada Laurissilva das ilhas atlânticas, a Laurissilva está incluída na área de Parque Natural da Madeira; é Reserva Biogenética do Conselho da Europa, Património Mundial Natural da UNESCO e integra a Rede Natura 2000.

Mais informação em https://ifcn.madeira.gov.pt/areas-protegidas/parque-natural-da-madeira/laurissilva-da-madeira.html.

 

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Contributions for the European Society of Environmental History website – past conference photos

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) urgently needs to find nice pictures for its website. If you, or other colleagues, have any photos from past Conferences (Groups and Presentations pictures), please, send them to Chloé Vlasso (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with a copy to Roberta Biasillo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), who is working for the Society's website.

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CFP: Pandemics in European Literature (20th-21st CE.): Theory and Practice

Deadline: 31st of January 2021
 
Contact: Guest Editors: Nikoleta Zampaki, PhD Candidate of Modern Greek Philology, Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Peggy Karpouzou, Assistant Professor of Theory of Literature, Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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Paper proposals are invited for a special issue on the topic of Pandemics in European Literature (20th – 21st ce.): Theory and Practice and they might explore the topic of pandemics in the European Literature. Over time disease outbreaks have ravaged humanity, sometimes changing the course of history. From Homer’s Iliad which starts with a plague that strikes the Greek army at Troy there are numerous (plagues, epidemics, infectious diseases, etc.)
 
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Rachel Carson - Simone Veil Fellowship

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society and Project House Europe, both located at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, invite applications for their joint fellowship - the Rachel Carson - Simone Veil Fellowship.
 
The Rachel Carson Center (RCC) fosters innovative research and education in the environmental humanities and social sciences. Project House Europe (PHE) promotes cutting-edge research from around the world on the history of Europe during the 20th and 21st centuries.
 
As international and interdisciplinary research centers, they award one joint fellowship to a postdoctoral or senior scholar working across disciplines and striving to contribute to the public dialogue on contemporary European environmental history.
 
Applicants’ research and writing should encompass the central themes of both the RCC and the PHE: Research at the RCC is concerned with questions of the interrelationship between environment and society, and the social, political, cultural, and environmental factors shaping this interrelationship. PHE focuses on the history of Europe’s inner (dis-)entanglements and its place in the world since 1918, in particular forms of trans- and international cooperation and their crises.
 
Terms
Fellows will be based in the heart of Munich at either the RCC or PHE and have no teaching obligation. They are expected to spend their fellowship in residence, to work on a major project, and to participate actively in life at RCC and PHE, including a presentation of their work. The fellowship does not support field trips or archival research. Fellowships can be granted for a period of one to three months. Fellowships may begin on 12 April 2021, or the first day of any of the following months; they end on or before 16 July 2021. RCC and PHE offer time, guidance, and space for dialogue to conduct excellent research. We provide an office space and access to LMU’s facilities. The fellowship also covers economy travel to and from Munich, a monthly living allowance and an accommodation allowance. Health insurance and other social benefits are not part of the fellowship and remain the responsibility of the fellow.
 
How to apply
Applications must be received by 31 August 2020. The application (in English) should include the following:
 
- Cover letter (750 words maximum), including preferred dates and duration;
- Curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum);
- Project description (1,000 words maximum);
- Names and contact information of three scholars as references. These should be people who know you and your work well. Please note that we do not initially require letters, and we will not necessarily contact your referees.
 
Please send all application documents electronically as a single PDF file to Thomas Süsler-Rohringer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Enquiries should be directed to Thomas Süsler-Rohringer. 
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