30 de agosto de 2014

Vesalius and the Invention of the Modern Body

Saint Louis University and Washington University in Saint Louis
St. Louis, Missouri, USA February 26-28, 2015

This symposium will examine the impact of Vesalius and his contemporaries on perceptions of the human body in medical, intellectual, and artistic contexts from the early modern period through the present.  In addition to the presentation of academic papers, the schedule will include a live anatomy demonstration, rare book workshops, and a publishers’ exhibit hall.  Daniel Garrison, Malcolm Hast, and Sachiko Kusukawa will present Keynote Addresses.

For more information, please visit http://vesalius.slu.edu or http://vesalius.wustl.edu.

CSHM/SCHM: Congress 2015 CSHM-ACHN call for papers

 Call for papers

The Canadian Society for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Association for the History of Nursing are issuing a call for papers for their annual meeting, to be held in conjunction with the Congress for the Social Sciences and Humanities, at the University of Ottawa 30 May to June 1st. The theme of the 2015 Congress is “Capital ideas” and invites us to reflect on the power of ideas: ideas captivate our hearts and minds; ideas connect people and ignite discussions and debates; ideas create knowledge and spark discoveries. Ideas represent an invaluable currency capable of changing our lives and our world. Abstracts on other topics are also welcome.

Please submit your abstract and one-page C.V. for consideration by 15 November 2014 by e-mail to Marie-Claude Thifault: mthifaul@uottawa.ca Abstracts must not exceed 350 words. Submissions for panels are also welcome, but abstracts and one-page c.v.s for each paper in the panel are required. The Committee will notify applicants of its decision by 15 January 2015. If invited to present at the meeting, the author must undertake to provide a translation of the abstract for the bilingual program book.





Marie-Claude Thifault Ph. D.

Professeure agrégée

Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche sur la francophonie canadienne en santé

Director, Nursing History Research Unit

Faculté des sciences de la santé/École des sciences infirmières

Université d'Ottawa

451 Chemin Smyth, RGN # 3037

Ottawa, ON, K1H 8M5, Canada

Tél.: 613-562-5800-8442

Seeking Podcasts Hosts

New Books in Medicine (http://newbooksinmedicine.com) is currently seeking hosts interested in conducting interviews with authors of new books on medicine and the history of medicine. Hosting the channel is a good way to bring the work of scholars of medicine to the attention of large audiences. Interested parties should write Marshall Poe at marshallpoe@gmail.com.

New Books in Medicine is part of the New Books Network (http://newbooksnetwork.com), a non-profit consortium of 100 author-interview podcasts focused on serious non-fiction and academic books.

IHPST September Newsletter

Dear Colleagues,

The September IHPST newsletter is now available on the web at:

http://ihpst.net/newsletters<http://ihpst.net/newsletters/>/

CONTENTS

1.            Science & Education, vol.23 no.9, 2014
2.            Science & Education Journal, Report
(a) Rationale and Purpose of the Journal
(b) Journal on the Web
(c) Manuscript Submissions
(d) Copyediting Assistance Required for Manuscripts from Non-Anglo Authors
(e) Article Downloads
(f) Impact Factor
(g) Thematic Issues
(h) Journal Reviewing

3.         The 2nd Asian Regional IHPST Conference, December 4 -7, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan

4.         The 3rd Latin American Regional IHPST Conference, November 17-19, 2014, Santiago, Chile
5.            The 8th Hellenic HP&ST Conference, November 14 -16, 2014, Patras, Greece
6.            European Society for History of Science, Conference, Lisbon, Sept.4-6
              Symposium: History of Science for Science Education
7.            The Royal Society (2014).  Vision for Science and Mathematics Education. An Appraisal (Jonathan Osborne)
8.            International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching, Springer 2014
9.            20th anniversary, revised and enlarged edition, Science Teaching: The Contribution of History and Philosophy of Science, Routledge 2015
10.         Book Reviews

(i) Peter Watson (2012) The Great Divide: History and Human Nature in the Old World and the New.  Weidenfeld & Nicolson,
[JON AGAR]

(ii) Ulrich Meyer (2013) The Nature of Time, Oxford University Press,
[ILEANA M. GRECA]

(iii) Peter Achinstein (2013) Evidence and Method: Scientific Strategies of Isaac Newton and James Clerk Maxwell. Oxford University Press.
[RICARDO KARAM]

(iv) Paul Griffiths and Karola Stotz (2013) Genetics and Philosophy:  An Introduction. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
[MIKE U. SMITH]

11.         Coming Conferences
12.         IHPST Council (2013-15)
13.         Newsletter Items




A/Professor Michael R. Matthews
School of Education
University of New South Wales
Sydney 2052
Australia

Phone: 61-2-9418 3665
Email: m.matthews@unsw.edu.au<mailto:m.matthews@unsw.edu.au>

Editor Science & Education
http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/science+education/journal/11191
President, Inter-Divisional Teaching Commission of DHST/DLMPS of IUHPS
www.idtc-iuhps.org<http://www.idtc-iuhps.org/>

25 de agosto de 2014

John Dalton's Atomic Theory

For some new takes on how John Dalton came up with his atomic theory, see my paper that was just published in Notes & Records: The Royal Society Journal
of the  History of Science.

The article, 'John Dalton and the London atomists: William and Bryan Higgins, William Austin, and new Daltonian doubts about
the origin of the atomic theory', can be accessed in the FirstCite section at http://rsnr.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2014/08/20/rsnr.2014.0025.abstract.

Unfortunately, it is not available via Open Access, but I just wanted to alert those who might be interested in the subject matter.

Food for thought!

Thanks.

Mark Grossman
28 Cypress Lane
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
USA

15 de agosto de 2014

2nd CFP: Bucharest Graduate Conference in Early Modern Philosophy

The Bucharest Graduate Conference in Early Modern Philosophy

Fifth Edition: 28-29 November 2014

Keynote speakers:
John Henry (University of Edinburgh)
Arianna Borrelli (Technical University of Berlin)

The Center for Logic and History & Philosophy of Science at the University of Bucharest is organizing its fifth graduate conference for advanced master and PhD students working on early modern philosophy. The event will be held on November 28-29, 2014 at the University of Bucharest, Romania.

We cordially invite graduate students to submit abstracts on any topic related to early modern philosophy at bucharest.graduate.conference@gmail.com by August 20, 2014. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words and should be prepared for blind review. Papers will be given 40 minutes (30 minutes talk, 10 minutes open discussion). The Program Committee will notify authors of its decision by September 10.

Conference fee: € 40.

For any further questions, you can get in touch with us via email or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BucharestGradConference.

Medical Heritage Library update on new Wellcome Library project

Dear friends,

Hope you’ve been enjoying the summer. We’ve got some news that might make the fall even more fun.

The Wellcome Library, an MHL principal contributor, announced in March of 2014 a project designed in partnership with Jisc and Research Libraries UK  and now with support from the Higher Education Funding Council for England that will digitize over 30,000 nineteenth century rare books to form the core of a UK Medical Heritage Library (UK MHL). MHL and UK MHL content will be copied and shared across the two repositories, extending and deepening MHL resources.

This week, Wellcome Library and Jisc announced its nine collaborators in the ambitious digitization project: UCL (University College London), the University of Leeds, the University of Glasgow, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, King's College London, and the University of Bristol along with the libraries of the Royal College of Physicians of London, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. These libraries join the 22 MHL collaborators from the United States, Canada, and the UK to create an international digital library collaboration comprised of some of the most renowned medical special collections in the world. The nineteenth century content selected from the new collaborators both supplements and complements existing MHL holdings (see more below).

The MHL is proud to be associated with the library leaders and organizations (this includes you!) who are working to make research resources more accessible and useful to the global scholarly community.

The new content will be available as it is deposited. See the MHL full text and metadata-only search interfaces at http://www.medicalheritage.org/search/. Remember, our full text search box is easily embeddable on any HTML-web page (http://www.medicalheritage.org/developmhl/, scroll to bottom).

Please let me know if you have questions.

Sincerely,

Hanna Clutterbuck-Cook

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Processing Assistant, Center for the History of Medicine and
Project Coordinator, Medical Heritage Library (http://www.medicalheritage.org/)
617-432-2666
From the  Wellcome Library press release, courtesy of Holly Story and Simon Chaplin: 

Approximately 15 million pages of printed books and pamphlets from all ten partners will be digitised over a period of two years and will be made freely available to researchers and the public under an open licence. By pooling their collections the partners will create a comprehensive online library. The content will be available on multiple platforms to broaden access, including the Internet Archive [in the Medical Heritage Library collection], the Wellcome Library, and Jisc Historic Books.

The project's focus is on books and pamphlets from the 19th century that are on the subject of medicine or its related disciplines. This will include works relating to the medical sciences, consumer health, sport and fitness, as well as different kinds of medical practice, from phrenology to hydrotherapy. Works on food and nutrition will also feature: around 1400 cookery books from the University of Leeds are among those lined up for digitisation. They, along with works from the other partner institutions, will be transported to the Wellcome Library in London where a team from the Internet Archive will undertake the digitisation work. The project will build on the success of the US-based Medical Heritage Library consortium, of which the Wellcome Library is a part, which has already digitised over 50 000 books and pamphlets.

Simon Chaplin, Head of the Wellcome Library, said: "We are pleased that these nine institutions have chosen to add their valuable collections to the Medical Heritage Library. As well as our partners Jisc and Research Libraries UK, we will be working closely with our Academic Advisory Group to produce an online resource that is both a repository for a superb wealth of content and an effective research tool for a broad range of users."

Peter Findlay, digital portfolio manager, Jisc, said: "We are delighted that the Wellcome Library team has been able to identify such valuable collections, which will be digitised to a high standard, freed from the confines of their original format and made openly available for teaching, learning and research. By working closely with the partner institutions to build the UK Medical Heritage Library, we are converting books into searchable data so that users can explore every aspect of 19th-century medicine and develop new insights into this period of unprecedented medical discovery."

More at the Wellcome Library website (http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/News/Media-office/Press-releases/2014/WTP056966.htm).



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Processing Assistant, Center for the History of Medicine and
Project Coordinator, Medical Heritage Library (http://www.medicalheritage.org/)
617-432-2666

10 de agosto de 2014

PAUL BUNGE PRIZE - History of Scientific Instruments - 2015

The German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker / GDCh) invites
international applications for the Paul Bunge Prize 2015, awarded by the Hans
R. Jenemann Foundation, which is administered by the German Chemical Society
and the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (Deutsche
Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie).

The prize is endowed with 7.500,- Euro and honours outstanding publications in
German, English or French on all aspects of the history of scientific
instruments.

Applications must include a curriculum vitae and a complete list of
publications. The work(s) to be considered for the prize should be submitted in
printed form. The deadline for nominations and applications is September 30,
2014.

The prize is named after Paul Bunge, the most important maker of analytical,
assay and high-performance precision balances in the second half of the 19th
century. -- The award ceremony will take place during the GDCh Chemistry Forum
in Dresden, August 30 - September 2, 2015, and the award winner is expected to
present her/his work at this occasion.

Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker,
Barbara Köhler
P.O.Box 90 04 40
60444 FRANKFURT
GERMANY
b.koehler@gdch.de



For further information see:
https://www.gdch.de/gdch/preise-und-auszeichnungen/stiftungen/jenemann-stiftung.html

5 de agosto de 2014

IHPST August Newsletter

The August IHPST newsletter is now available on the web at:

http://ihpst.net/newsletters/

CONTENTS

1.       Science & Education, vol.23 no.8, 2014
Special Issue: Second Nordic HPS&ST Symposium
Guest Editor: Ismo T. Koponen
2.       Science & Education Journal, Report
(a) Rationale and Purpose of the Journal
(b) Journal on the Web       
(c) Manuscript Submissions
(d) Copyediting Assistance Required for Manuscripts from Non-Anglo Authors
(e) Article Downloads
(f) Thematic Issues
(g) Journal Reviewing
3.       Science & Education Impact Factor (2013)
4.       The 2nd Asian Regional IHPST Conference, December 4 –7, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan (August 15 submission date)
5.       International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching
6.       New Book Series Science: Philosophy, History and Education
7.       20th anniversary, revised and enlarged edition, Science Teaching: The Contribution of History and Philosophy of Science
8.       Book Reviews

(i) Peter Achinstein (2013) Evidence and Method: Scientific Strategies of Isaac Newton and James Clerk Maxwell. Oxford University Press.
[RICARDO KARAM]

(ii) Paul Griffiths and Karola Stotz (2013) Genetics and Philosophy:  An Introduction. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
[MIKE U. SMITH]

(iii) Robert Richards (2002). The Romantic Conception of Life: Science and Philosophy in the Age of Goethe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
[YANNIS HADZIGEORGIOU]


(iv) Eduardo F. Mortimer and Charbel N. El-Hani (2014) Conceptual Profiles: A Theory of Teaching and Learning Scientific Concepts, Springer,
[GREGORY J. KELLY]


8.       Coming Conferences
9.       IHPST Council (2013-15)
10.     Newsletter Items





A/Professor Michael R. Matthews
School of Education
University of New South Wales
Sydney 2052
Australia

Phone: 61-2-9418 3665
Email: m.matthews@unsw.edu.au

Editor Science & Education
http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/science+education/journal/11191
President, Inter-Divisional Teaching Commission of DHST/DLMPS of IUHPS
www.idtc-iuhps.org

WORKSHOP: Disability, Prostheses, and Patenting in Historical Perspective, 18-19th September 2014, Leeds City Museum

Disability, Prostheses, and Patenting in Historical Perspective
An international and interdisciplinary workshop
Leeds City Museum, Leeds, UK
18-19 September 2014

As part of the AHRC Research Network “Rethinking Patenting Cultures”, colleagues are invited to attend this two-day workshop on the history of patenting cultures with particular regard to disability and prostheses. This event will see scholars from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds come together to examine the relationship between physical impairment and commerce and the ways in which the commodification of disability affected everyday life and health from the eighteenth century.

The workshop will also include a public panel debate on historical and current representations of disability within museums and heritage organisations.

The symposium will take place at Leeds City Museum in the centre of Leeds. The full programme is appended below, and is also available through the website: http://rethinkingpatentcultures.wordpress.com/about/workshop-3/programme/

Registration

A very limited number of places are available at the workshop for non-speakers and these will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Please visit the project website to register, specifying “Workshop 3”: http://rethinkingpatentcultures.wordpress.com/get-involved/. A registration fee is payable to cover catering costs. Please address any queries to the Network Administrator, Carl Warom: rethinkingpatentcultures@gmail.com.

We would be grateful if you could circulate this email to other colleagues and students who may be interested.



PROGRAMME

Day 1, 18th September

12.30 – 1.15pm, Lunch

1.15 – 1.30pm, Introduction and Outline

Claire Jones (University of Leeds/KCL)


1.30 – 2.30pm, Session 1: Hearing aids in the Nineteenth Century (Chair/commentator: Mara Mills, NYU)

‘Use, Wear and Adaptation: Interpreting aids to the deaf In Victorian Britain’ - Karen Sayer (Leeds Trinity)

“You can’t see them—they’re invisible!” Patenting Artificial Eardrums in Britain and America, 1850-1930 - Jai Virdi (University of Toronto)


2.30 – 2.45pm, Coffee


2.45 – 4.15pm, Session 2: Hearing aids in the Twentieth Century (Chair/commentator: Karen Sayer, Leeds Trinity)

Zenith's Patents and Hearing Aid Costs - Mara Mills (New York)

‘Amplified telephony: the Contest Between Post Office Provision and Unpatented Invention' - Coreen McGuire (University of Leeds)

Recovering the Early Rhetorics of Disability, Prosthesis, and Intellectual Property: the Discourses of the 19th and Early-20th Century Hearing Aids in Britain and the United States- Sushil Oswal (University of Washington)


4.30 – 6pm, Public Panel Debate

Museums and the Display of Disability

Jocelyn Dodd, (Research Centre for Museums and Galleries, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester)

Nicky Reeves, (The Hunterian, University of Glasglow)

Emma Shepley, (Reframed, Royal College of Physicians, London)

Rosie Sherrington, (English Heritage, Disability in Time and Place project)



Day 2, 19th September

9.30 – 10.30am, Session 3: Disability and Prostheses in the Nineteenth Century (Chair/commentator – Zorina Khan (Bowdoin College, Brunswick ME))

Derenzy’s “One-Handed Apparatus” and the Publication of Material Technologies for Disability in the Early Nineteenth Century - Laurel Daen (College of William & Mary, Williamsberg, Virgina)

“Non-medical men, or medical speculators in patents”:The Business and Ethics of Antebellum Artificial Limbs - Caroline Lieffers (University of Alberta)



10.30 – 11.30am Session 4: Disability and Prostheses in Nineteenth Century Literature (Chair/commentator: Jamie Stark)

Disabling the Stigma: Charles Dickens and Disability in Victorian London - Kristen Starkowski (Princeton University)

“Twas a Splendid, Brilliant, Beautiful Leg”: Bespoke and Patented Prostheses in Victorian Marriage Plots- Ryan Sweet (University of Exeter)


11. 30 – 11.45am, Coffee


11.45 – 1.15pm, Session 5: Disability and Prostheses in the Twentieth Century (Chair/commentator: Graeme Gooday)

Amputation in the First World War and Patented Practice- Julie Anderson (University of Kent)

The “Moment of Recovery” in American Campaigns Against Colon Cancer in the 1950s- David Cantor (NIH)

Access to Assisting Technologies for Disabled Persons: Role of Patent System- Rujitha Shenoy (Gujarat National Law University)


1.15 – 2.15pm Lunch


2.15 – 3.15pm, Closing Discussion: ‘What can we learn from the history of patenting and disability?’ (Chair: Graeme Gooday)

Mara Mills, Zorina Khan, Claire Jones




Dr Claire L. Jones
Visiting Research Fellow
Centre for History and Philosophy of Science
University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
LS2 9JT