31 de marzo de 2015

Call for Papers – ETE – v. 3, n. 1 (enero-junio 2016) – La Historia de la Educación ante sí misma

Estimados colegas de la SEDHE;
Ya está disponible el Call for Papers del próximo número (v. 3, n. 1, enero-junio 2016) de la revista Espacio, Tiempo y Educación (www.espaciotiempoyeducacion.com), que estará dedicado a La Historia de la Educación ante sí misma, y será editado por Simonetta Polenghi (Università Cattolica de Milano. Italia) y Gianfranco Bandini (Università degli Studi di Firenze. Italia). La fecha límite para la recepción de originales es el 10/09/2015.
Un saludo,
José Luis Hernández Huerta
Antonella Cagnolati

CfP: Workshop - Experiencing the Global Environment

Call for Papers (deadline June 1, 2015):
Experiencing the Global Environment
Workshop, February 4-6, 2016
Department II, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

The global environment is an idea that permeates the loosely connected cluster of disciplines referred to as the environmental or earth sciences. From the second half of the 19th century onwards, geology, meteorology, climatology, oceanography, ecology, and seismography, among others, have shared a common commitment to obtaining images and representations of the earth at the supra-anthropic scale. It is the scale of global circulation models, systems ecology, the biosphere, Spaceship Earth, and “big data.” This workshop seeks to write the human scale back into the history of the global environment by looking at individual and collective ways of experiencing nature in the work of practitioners in the environmental sciences.
There are at least two fundamental ways in which experiences of nature coevolved with the global environment. First, practices of data gathering confronted practitioners with perceptions of their local environment mediated by new technologies. This opened the way to new phenomena, from previously unheard sounds to newly discovered entities, such as radioactive minerals. Second, notions of an interconnected, global environment provided new conceptual frameworks with which to interpret and give order to particular experiences, from climatic variations to earth’s tremors.
In this workshop, we would like to turn our attention to the ways in which individual and collective experiences of nature have been transformed within the environmental sciences. The “body of the artisan“ has at times been assumed to fade before the immensity of planetary sciences. Acknowledging the presence of experience in the production of sciences of the global promises new ways of exploring this blossoming field. While the question of how local practices gave way to global knowledge has been central to the history of science and related fields in recent decades, we endeavor to focus on the coexistence and coproduction of local perception and sensory experience with global universal models and frameworks.
We hope to address a variety of questions in the workshop: how did new technologies and ways of perceiving cooperate in making new experiences of the environment possible? How did the construction of a global, interconnected environment change the perception and evaluation of locally gathered data? What kind of evidence did scientists use to construct images of a global environment and what kind of information did they potentially disregard in the process? How did professional and amateur practitioners describe and contextualize their own experiences of conducting research in an era of quantified data? How do technologies shape experience in ways that go beyond individual subjectivity? And what role did individual sensory experience play in the construction of large-scale models in the earth and environmental sciences?
Please send your proposals of up to 350 words to the organizers of the workshop by June 1, 2015.
Lino Camprubí (lcamprubi@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de)
Philipp Lehmann (plehmann@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de)

IV International Workshop “A Comparative Study of Nuclear Energy Programs from the 1940s until the 1970s"

Organized by the History of Science Unit, UPF

Barcelona, May 7-8., 2015
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Campus Ciutadella - Room 40.035 (Sala de Graus Albert Calsamiglia)

Workshop Description

The birth and diffusion of nuclear science and technology are probably  among the most far-reaching and significant changes in the  organizational forms, social and economic role, structure, and  contents of science and technology during the 20th century. The  complexity and demands of the nuclear energy option in terms of  technology, industry, economics and politics constitute strong enough  reasons to examine it from a wide variety of perspectives. The aim of  interdisciplinary historical reflection on the development of the  atomic programs which is proposed in this Conference is to make a  paradigmatic contribution to the generation of a framework of analysis  for the assessment of new policies of technological development in  general, and of that of energy in particular.

From this point of view, it is important to think over the nature of  the nuclear development programs between the 1950s and the 1980s in  order to determine their internal dynamics, to establish their  defining characteristics and to be able to bring the results to the  present-day discussion. The aim of the Conference is to provide a  comparative historical and systematic study of the development and  impact of nuclear programs in those European countries which hoped to  reach higher levels of industrial and economic development by  fostering nuclear power during the post-war period. This Conference  will help to show the historical character of processes of  technological development, as well as the need to deploy co-ordinated  economic theories and models in order to understand historical  processes of techno-scientific and industrial development in  contemporary societies. Because of the characteristics of nuclear  energy, the results of this Conference will be of great interest to  politicians, the administrators of scientific and industrial policies,  sociologists of science and technology, historians of technology and  science and of economics, and general historians of 20th-century Europe.

Invited speakers:

John Dimoia, NUS (Singapur)
Ivaylo Hristov, Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski" (Bulgaria)
A. Vinod Kumar, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (India)
Gisela Mateos, UNAM (Mexico)
Diego H. de Mendoza, UNSAM (Argentina)
Đuro Miljanić, Institut Ruđer Bošković (Croatia)
Carlo Patti, Universidade Federal de Goiás (Brazil)
Albert Presas i Puig, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Departament d'Humanitats

Jaume I Building (Ciutadella Campus)
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
08005 Barcelona

Phone: +34 93 542 16 29
Fax: +34 93 542 16 20
Sponsored by MINECO - HAR2012-39260

PhD Albert Presas i Puig
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
08005 Barcelona

Unique Course offered at University of Oxford (Scholarship available)

The History and Philosophy of Evidence-Based Health Care (HPEBHC)
15th – 19th June 2015
Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford, UK
Last Few Places Available Register HERE
A  Scholarship is available to the course in 2015. 
Apply for this scholarship by 17 April 2015 to be considered.
This unique course will trace the historical development of evidence-based health care. Students will engage with researchers who have played key roles in defining the History, Philosophy and actual practice of Evidence-Based Healthcare. Many famous medical doctors, including Galen, Descartes and Locke, were also philosophers, and recent evidence suggests that studying humanities improves clinical skills. Medical professionals will learn to think critically about the assumptions of their profession while philosophers and historians will learn about the empirical foundations of the science they contemplate.
Many past students have published their assignments for the course in peer-reviewed journals.
Why study the history and philosophy of Evidence-Based Heath Care (EBHC)?
·         Become a better health care professional
·         Learn to think more critically
·         Become a better historian of medicine
·         Become a better writer
Lecturers on the course include:
Dr. Jeremy Howick (University of Oxford)
Professor Alexander Bird (University of Bristol)
Professor Mike Clarke (Queen's University Belfast)
Professor Brian Hurwitz (King's College London)
Ms Sarah Wieten (University of Durham)
Looking forward to hearing from you, kind regards the CPD Team

Lanzamiento tomo III Historia de la Medicina en Colombia

Lanzamiento del Tomo III Historia de la Medicina en Colombia y entrevista con coordinador de la obra:

El 14 de abril de 2015, a las 5 pm, en el Aula Máxima de la Universidad del Rosario, de Bogotá, se llevará a cabo el lanzamiento del Tomo III de Historia de la Medicina en Colombia, subtitulado "Hacia una profesión liberal, 1865-1918". El primer tomo, lanzado en 2008, subtitulado "Practicas Médicas en Conflicto, 1492-1782" cubrió el periodo de la medicina colonial de carácter hipocrático-galénico y su conflicto con las prácticas médicas aborígenes y africanas en nuestro país durante el período de la monarquía de la Casa de los Austrias. El segundo tomo subtitulado "De la medicina ilustrada a la medicina anatomoclínica, 1782-1865, fue lanzado en 2009, y cubrió la historia de la medicina ilustrada durante el período de las reformas borbónicas, la Independencia y los primeros años de la República de Colombia hasta el momento en que se inicia la transición de dicha medicina ilustrada, traída por primera vez al país por José Celestino Mutis, hacia la medicina anatomoclínica de impronta francesa surgida en París después de la Revolución Francesa. Se entrega ahora este Tercer Tomo que desarrolla lo relacionado con los procesos de profesionalización e institucionalización de la medicina francesa en el país tanto en su versión anatomoclínica y hospitalaria como en su versión experimental, durante el período del Estado Liberal Radical como durante el periodo de la Regeración, la Guerra de los Mil Días y los años previos ala Primera Guerra Mundial. Quedan pendientes por entregar aún el Tomo IV, que va de 1918 hasta 1976, el cual ya se encuentra en proceso editorial, y el Tomo V, dedicado al estudio de la medicina colombiana actual, desde 1976 hasta hoy.
Esta es una historia que estudia los procesos de profesionalización y desprofesionalización de la medicina en Colombia, analizándolos desde el punto de vista de la construcción social de sus saberes (sobre el cuerpo, la salud, la enfermedad y los elementos útiles para la terapéutica y la prevención), y sus prácticas (diagnósticas, terapéuticas, preventivas y de rehabilitación), así como de la construcción y apropiación de instituciones para el ejercicio profesional (hospitales, dispensarios, consultorios, etc.), para la reproducción de la profesión (escuelas de medicina, seminarios, congresos, postgrados, etc.), para la circulación del saber y de la práctica (revistas, textos, manuales y otras publicaciones), para el control de la práctica y para la construcción de autonomía. Pero, además, se estudian las relaciones de doble vía que la medicina establece con la sociedad civil y con el Estado para lograr su desarrollo y desempeño social. Puede decirse pues, que esta es una historia social de la medicina en Colombia, que la aborda comprendiéndola como articulada a las diversas dimensiones sociales, culturales, económicas y políticas de la vida social colombiana. Se podría decir que esta no es estrictamente una Historia de la Medicina en Colombia, sino, más bien, una Historia de Colombia vista desde la Medicina.

Ofrecemos como documento adjunto la nota que publicó elespectador.com y el link a una pequeña entrevista realizada al coordinador del proyecto y de la obra, Emilio Quevedo V., por la periodista Ximena Bedoya, de la cadena televisiva CM& de Colombia:

Emilio Quevedo V.
Profesor Titular
Director Grupo de Estudios Sociales de las Ciencias, las Tecnologías y la Profesiones
Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud
Escuela de Ciencias Humanas
Universidad del Rosario
Carrera 24 N° 63C-69
Tel: +(57-1) 2970200. Ext: 3414
Página web: http://www.gesctp.com