10 de febrero de 2016

ICOHTEC Symposium on the History of Technology

Type: Call for Papers
Date: July 23, 2016 to July 29, 2016
Location: Brazil
Subject Fields: American History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Local History, Modern European History / Studies, Social History / Studies

The International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC) will hold its 44th Symposium in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, on 23-29 July 2017. This meeting will take place in conjunction with the 25th International Congress of the History of Science and Technology (http://www.ichst2017.sbhc.org.br). The general theme of the Congress is Science, Technology and Medicine between the Global and the Local. The Program Committee of ICOHTEC suggests interpreting this theme broadly and encourages studies of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at global, national and local levels, across all periods, and from a variety of methodo­logical and historiographical approaches. The Program Committee has defined some subthemes, which are listed in the full Call for Papers.
The symposium covers all periods and areas of the globe. We invite submissions of new, original and unpublished work that offers fresh perspectives for the history of technology as well as exploring sources and methods.
ICOHTEC welcomes proposals for individual papers and posters, but preference will be given to organised sessions of three or more papers. The Program Committee will also consider submissions not directly related to the symposium theme providing that they relate to the history of technology broadly defined. Therefore, proposals dealing with interrelationships between the environment and technology are also welcome.
All proposals must be in English, and should be submitted electronically by 29 February 2016 via our website http://icohtec.org/annual-meeting/cfp-system/2017-rio/ . Please, find the Call for Papers via the link: http://www.icohtec.org/annual-meeting-2017-cfp.html

9 de febrero de 2016

The Center for Urban History invites to apply for the 2016-2017 RESIDENCE GRANT

Type: Grant
Date: March 13, 2016
Location: Ukraine
Subject Fields: Eastern Europe History / Studies, Urban History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Anthropology

The Residence Grants are offered to researchers of various fields in the humanities from different countries. Historians, culture studies scholars, and anthropologists are especially encouraged.
Applications are accepted for studies that promote a broader interpretation of urban history as a discipline where different approaches interconnect humanities and social sciences. The chronological and geographical frames of the proposed research are limited to the 19th and 20th-century history of East and Central Europe.
The Center offers:
- accommodation in the guest rooms of the Centre for a period of one month;
- place for research;
- shares access to its library resources, media archive, researches, academic contacts;
- provides an opportunity to present and discuss the preliminary results of the grantee’s project in the framework of the Center’s Urban seminar and public lectures.
Applications have to include:
  • Project Description (1000-2000 words)
  • CV
  • list of publications
  • one letter of recommendation for non-holders of PhD or relevant degree.
Application deadline: March 13, 2016
Please submit your application to the email grants@lvivcenter.org.

Panace@, número 42 (Monográfico: Periodismo científico y biosanitario)

Estimados colegas:

en nombre de la redacción y del equipo técnico de Panace@ tengo el gusto de anunciar que el número 42 de la revista, monográfico dedicado al "Periodismo científico y biosanitario", ya se puede consultar en la dirección: http://www.tremedica.org/panacea/PanaceaActual.htm (Copio el índice debajo).

Esperamos que disfrutéis de su contenido y de las ilustraciones que lo adornan.


Aprovecho la ocasión para informar sobre la posición de Panace@ en el SJR (SCImago Journal Ranking): ha pasado del Q4 en 2013 al Q3 en 2014.

Por otro lado, anuncio que ya está abierta la recepción de contribuciones para el próximo monográfico (diciembre 2016), que estará dedicado al tema "La comunicación escrita para pacientes". (Encontraréis toda la información en una nota en el interior del número de la revista que acabamos de publicar).

EDITORIAL
Reflexionar sobre el oficio
Gonzalo Casino, Antonio Calvo Roy y Santiago Graiño Knobel

TRIBUNA
Traducción y rigor en el periodismo científico, un binomio marcado por la prisa
Malen Ruiz de Elvira
¿Hay alguien escuchando?Ignacio Fernández Bayo
Breve historia de Salud a Diario , un medio joven, de Salamanca, especializado en información sociosanitaria
Eva Cañas y Olga Prieto
Lo que va de tener lectores a tener audiencia
Milagros Pérez Oliva
Comunicación de la ciencia hoy: una visión personal y un decálogo añadido
Antonio Calvo Roy
Periodistas científicos y efectos de la crisis sobre la información de ciencia: ¿hacia dónde va la profesión? Estudio del caso español
Sergi Cortiñas Rovira, Daniela Lazcano-Peña y Carles Pont Sorribes
Información de las revistas de biomedicina mediada por comunicados de prensa.
El caso del diario 
El País

Gonzalo Casino
El periodista científico en la blogosfera de ciencia: un actor privilegiado en un entorno digital abierto
Cristina González-Pedraz y Eva Campos-Domínguez
Entre etnografía y didáctica. La construcción de la experiencia sobre el proceso salud, enfermedad y atención en los medical dramas
Serena Brigidi y Josep M. Comelles
La pseudociencia en los medios de comunicación: estudio de caso del tratamiento de la homeopatía en la prensa española y británica durante el período 2009-2014
Eudald Escribà-Sales, Sergi Cortiñas Rovira y Felipe Alonso-Marcos
Concisión frente a completitud en las noticias médicas. Análisis de los breves de biomedicina en el diario El País 
Gonzalo Casino
Un modelo teórico para la traducción en el periodismo científico Santiago Graiño Knobel
La influencia de los medios de comunicación sobre el efecto Weber: correlación entre las noticias publicadas sobre la vacuna del VPH y las alertas registradas en farmacovigilancia
Carolina Moreno Castro

Google y Wikipedia como fuentes 2.0 en información sanitaria: de los algoritmos de jerarquización al oficio periodístico de búsqueda de la verdad
Carlos Elías

Periodismo en salud: análisis de los públicos, formatos y efectos
Daniel Catalán-Matamoros
Los folletos de información oncológica en contextos hospitalarios: la perspectiva de pacientes y profesionales sanitarios
Isabel García-Izquierdo y Ana Muñoz-Miquel

CfP: Function and Malfunction in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, and the Social Sciences

Fourth European Advanced School in
the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS)
Function and Malfunction in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, and the Social Sciences
Klosterneuburg, September 5–9, 2016
Directors: Jean Gayon (Paris) – Alvaro Moreno (San Sebastian)
Co-organizing institutions

* Centre for the Study of Life Sciences, University of Exeter
* IAS-Research Center for Life, Mind & Society, University of the Basque
  Country, San Sebastian
* Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  (IHPST), Paris-1 Sorbonne
* Institute of Philosophy, Leibniz University Hannover
* Faculty of Sciences and Department of Philosophy/Faculty of
  Humanities, University of Geneva
* KLI, Klosterneuburg/Vienna
  
Call for papers
 The European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS) will hold its fourth meeting on September 5–9, 2016 at the KLI in Klosterneuburg near Vienna, Austria, on the topic: “Function and Malfunction in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, and the Social Sciences.
 Young scholars (PhD students and early post-doctoral researchers) in the history and philosophy of the life sciences (including medicine) and young social scientists are invited to apply. Candidates should send a letter of motivation along with their CV, and a title and abstract of about 500 words in a single file (labeled: name-easpls2016.pdf) to Isabella Sarto-Jackson:
The deadline for applications is March 31st, 2016
Applications will be evaluated and applicants will be notified of the outcome in late May/beginning of June.
The registration fee is 570,- € (accommodation in single rooms and lunches are included; travel expenses and dinners are not included).
Please find more details at: www.easpls2016.kli.ac.at.

Post-doc position "Democratization of science" opening in Grenoble, France

A postdoc position will be available at PPL (Philosophie, pratiques & langages, Grenoble, France - http://ppl.upmf-grenoble.fr) for one year, starting September or October 2016, renewable for a second year, within the French ANR funded project DEMOCRASCI: Epistemological foundations and principles for the democratization of the governance of science.

All the best
Stéphanie Ruphy

History of Conventional and Unconventional Oil Technologies - 44th ICOHTEC Meeting @ the 25th ICHSTM, Brazil 2017

History of Conventional and Unconventional Oil Technologies
44th ICOHTEC Meeting @ the 25th ICHSTM, Brazil 2017


Scholars are invited to contribute to the panel sessions on the history of the oil & gas industry organized for the 44th ICOHTEC meeting that will be part of the 25th International Congress on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 23-29 July 2017

The call for papers is issued on behalf of the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC).


1. Unconventional History: Sixty Years of Science and Technology in Hydraulic Fracturing
The goal of this session is bringing together practitioners from academia and industry, as well as experts from the civil society to present and discuss the historical development and application of technologies for unconventional gas and oil projects during the past sixty years.
Humankind has used petroleum for centuries, but modern oil society started only in the 1860s; this timing did not come from lack of interest or knowledge about the potential of oil as fuel, rather because man was still not ‘technologically educated’ to start the process of mass production and consumption of oil. Since the beginning of the oil business it was felt necessary to maximize the performance of the fields and, relying on the limited geological evidence available at the time, early technologists conceived methods to extend the life and enhance the productivity of wells using explosives and steam or acid compounds to remove depositions of paraffin. Those were unconventional methods applied to conventional wells.
After almost seventy years of ‘standard drilling’, a new technological trajectory in exploration and production was introduced by late 1920s when horizontal drillings were successfully experimented. The inception of hydraulic fracturing technology gained momentum in the United States when, in the 1940s, the relationship between well performance and treatment pressures was theorized. Following years of field-testing and development of an operational procedure, in 1949 the first patent for hydraulic fracturing treatments was issued. Since then, hydraulic fracturing technology has been continuously improved, developed and utilized in numerous countries. But how and to what extent? Since the 2000s, the number of fractured unconventional deposits has started to significantly affect on the total number of wells cultivated in the world. A literature review of the scientific publications from the past twenty years highlights how hydraulic fracturing is almost entirely discussed from political or environmental perspectives. There is a lack of analytic literature on the history of hydraulic fracturing intended as compendium of technologies achieved along the past several decades.
The study of the history of the oil industry often requires the historian to merge together humanities and science and an understanding of hydraulic fracturing – intended as cumulative process of technology and the creation of a technological system – implying a wealth of knowledge that historians of science, technology and energy do not have so far. The session aims to remove that hindrance and to stimulate new historical research that will increase our understanding of the artifacts, methods and skills that are going to secure for some more decades the energetic     abundance at the base of our last two centuries development; and, giving us the necessary time to perfecting alternative energetic resources.

Chair in Phil of Science at Univ. of Vienna

The Faculty of Philosophy and Education of the University of Vienna announces the position of a

Full Professor of Philosophy of Science (full time, permanent position under private law).

The Department of Philosophy has two professorial chairs in the area of philosophy of science: the chair for philosophy of science advertised here and the chair for applied philosophy of science and epistemology.

Both positions are linked to a number of interdisciplinary activities that have been established in the faculty over the past few years: the "Institute Vienna Circle" (a subunit of the Faculty of Philosophy and Education since 2011), the Master-Programme "History and Philosophy of Science" (in cooperation with the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies), the Doctoral Program "The Sciences in Historical, Philosophical and Cultural Contexts" (in cooperation with the Faculty of Historical and
Cultural Studies and the Faculties of Physics, Mathematics and the Life Sciences).

It is expected that the chair for philosophy of science will represent philosophy of science in research and teaching (Bachelor-Programme in Philosophy, Master-Programme in Philosophy, Master-Programme in History and Philosophy of Science) and that she or he takes on responsibilities with respect to the above-mentioned interdisciplinary structures and cooperations and thus contributes to their further development. Specialisation in one of the following areas is desirable: History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS), philosophy of the natural sciences, philosophy of mathematics.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution (Austrian or equivalent international academic degree in the relevant field) outstanding research and publication record, with an excellent reputation as an active member of the international academic community; Habilitation (venia docendi) or equivalent international qualification in the relevant field is desirable
experience in designing, procuring and directing major research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to team leadership of research groups experience in university teaching, willingness and ability to teach at all curricular levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD), to supervise theses, and to further the work of junior academic colleagues

CFP: Conceptual Change in History

Conceptual Change in History
Conference at the University of Helsinki
September 22-24, 2016


Organised by
 The Oulu Centre for Theoretical and Philosophical Studies of History http://www.oulu.fi/centreforphilosophyofhistory/
The research project ‘Reinventing the foundations of the European Legal Culture 1934-1964’ foundlaw.org

Keynote speakers
Theodore Arabatzis (University of Athens)
Martti Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki)
Sinai Rusinek (Van Leer Jerusalem Institute)
Benjamin Straumann (New York University)
Paul Thagard (University of Waterloo)

It is often suggested that historiography deals with change in time. If nothing ever changed, it would hardly make sense to do historical research. The nature of conceptual change has been an object of acute interest in recent years in the history and philosophy of science, cognitive science, Begriffsgeschichte, the history of ideas, legal history and other fields. Although a seemingly simple notion, the term ‘conceptual change’ hides a complex set of questions and problems.

First, ‘conceptual change’ may be seen to imply a number of different claims. It could mean a change of a particular concept or a replacement of that concept by another. It could also refer to the emergence of an entirely new concept. On the other hand, the reappearance, circulation and mutable application of alleged ´perennial´ concepts in historical writing would seem to undermine the idea of any abrupt ´change´ in conceptualizing history. Concepts operate within their intellectual context, where issues such as tradition have an impact within conceptual change and permanence. Especially in normative contexts such as law and legal tradition, concepts and their interrelationship take on a formative and constructive character.

CfP: 21st EURAS Annual Standardisation Conference


21st EURAS Annual Standardisation Conference
'Co-opetition and Open Innovation'
29 June - 1 July 2016
Montpellier, France

Organised by
The European Academy for Standardisation (EURAS)
University of Montpellier

***Submission Deadline: 21 February 2016***


To survive and to create value in today's hypercompetitive and turbulent international business environment firms have to develop new approaches. Some of these approaches involve a certain level of co-operation with competitors. Even otherwise fierce competitors such as Samsung and Sony collaborated on a new LCD television standard and for some time the Symbian Foundation had Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola among its members. Today, companies like Airbus, Dassault and Safran Thales use collaboration platforms to foster innovation based on the contributions of the individual partners. Scholars have developed new concepts to describe, analyse and optimize these strategic inter-firm relations.

'Open innovation' describes a situation in which a firm collaborates with its customers, suppliers, distributors, institutional partners and even competitors to innovate. 'Co-opetition' refers to a strategy where firms collaborate with competitors. In both cases, standards frequently play a crucial role. For one, they define inter-firm process, common interfaces and languages. More interestingly, to influence or even control standards in a certain field may well be the sole reason for co-opetition. In standards setting (potential) competitors, allies and third parties share knowledge to contribute to a new standard. From the perspective of Co-opetition and Open Innovation this environment offers a wide variety of aspects for standardisation researchers. These range from e.g. the role of standards in (multi-)national regulation, in technology and innovation management and in business strategy via knowledge and IPR management to conflict management and the theory of social capital.

EURAS 2016 solicits papers on the above theme. However, papers on other standardisation topics will also be considered. Sample topics include:

4 de febrero de 2016

Edward Worth Library Research Fellowships 2016


Fellowships at the Edward Worth Library, Dublin

The Edward Worth Library, Dublin, is offering a one month research fellowship, to be held in 2016, to encourage research relevant to its collections. The Worth Library is a collection of 4,400 books, left to Dr Steevens’ Hospital by Edward Worth (1676-1733), an early eighteenth-century Dublin physician. The collection is particularly strong in three areas: early modern medicine, early modern history of science and, given that Worth was a connoisseur book collector interested in fine bindings and rare printing, the History of the Book. Research does not, however, have to be restricted to these three key areas. Further information about the collection and our catalogues may be found on our website: http://www.edwardworthlibrary.ie/Home-Page

The closing date is Monday 4 April 2016.

For further details and application procedures please contact:
Dr Elizabethanne Boran,
Librarian,
The Edward Worth Library,
Dr Steevens’ Hospital,
Dublin 8,
Ireland