25 de julio de 2015

Call for Articles in science studies

Call for Articles

KOME, an international Open Access journal published by the Hungarian Communication Studies Association is currently seeking articles for its future issues. The journal aims to create a platform for an innovative interdisciplinary discourse in the field of communication and media studies, with a focal point on pure communication inquiry.

KOME is a theory and pure research-oriented journal of communication studies and related fields. Therefore theoretical researches and discussions that helps to understand better, or reconceptualize the understanding of communication are its centre of interests; being either an useful supplement to, or a reasonable alternative of current communication theories. Scholarly perspectives with the aim of creating an intellectual plus in the metatheory of communication, policies or research methods are especially welcomed, as well as linguistic or etymological analyses. KOME is also committed to the ideas of trans-and interdisciplinarity and prefer topics which are relevant for more than one special discipline of social sciences.

Janos Toth,

Visit our website at http://www.komejournal.com For submission, send your paper to the

Editorial Office

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All submission undergo double blind peer review. Average turnaround time is 8 weeks. No APC's, page charges, submission charges; we do not charge authors for publishing their work and do not solicit or accept payment for contributions.

CfP: Women and Science (Forum - Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal)

The next Forum for Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 11, issue 1, to be published October, 2016, will be on women and science.  Topics to be considered may include  any subject that addresses the activity of women in science (including medicine), natural philosophy, or natural history broadly conceived in the period from 1350 to 1750.  Forum pieces may consider, for example, women as scientists in any field, the influence of women as patrons of scientists and academies, or the scientific study of gender.  Proposal on related topics are welcome. Please send an abstract of 300 words to either mlindemann@miami.edu or msuzuki@miami.edu.  We will respond promptly.  The completed Forum essays of approximately 3000-3500 words will be due on January 15, 2016.


You can view the latest batch of recent doctoral dissertations harvested from the issues 75-12 A and B of Dissertation Abstracts pertaining to aspects of the history of medicine and science care at the following URL: 

ProQuest has altered how they put out their individual issues.  No longer do they correlate to one month, so the dating is more random.  Thus titles will range from 2015-yes they have some 2015 dates-back into the late 1990’s.

There is one additional aspect to point out about this latest batch of dissertations that make it unique.  The University of Southern California downloaded the past 75+ years of its dissertations into the current issues-thus you will find titles dating back into the 1920”s.  While there are no abstracts for these earlier works you can pull up the full text of these dissertations.

Please share this information with your colleagues and students.        
As always your comments and corrections are always welcome.

Jonathon Erlen, Ph.D.
History of Medicine Librarian
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh

CFP: “Interurban Network between Emerging Cities – Knowledge and Urbanisation in Europe’s Borderlands 1880-1945”, EAUH, 24-27 August 2016

We invite paper proposals for a session entitled

“Interurban Network between Emerging Cities – Knowledge and Urbanisation in Europe’s Borderlands 1880-1945”
at the next conference of the European Association for Urban History in Helsinki, 24-27 August 2016.

Until now the cities of Eastern and Southern Europe have mainly been looked at through the prism of migration and institutions of technology transfer (such as universities). Implicitly or explicitly this suggests a transfer of knowledge and practices from the “center” to the “periphery” and hence a clear epistemological hierarchy.
The panel proposed by the Herder-Institute (Germany) and the IMF-CSIC (Spain) would like to question this assumption. In order to do so we will focus on the exchanges in the areas of science, technology, medicine and urban planning between the emerging cities of borderlands such as Southern and Eastern Europe. How did knowledge but also agents and practices “travel” between emerging national and regional centers such as Budapest, Tallinn, Lemberg, Lisbon, Athens or Barcelona?
The question is based on the hypothesis that these emerging or “second” cities were practical enough to turn to each other in order to solve the similar problems they were facing in their urban development. It will be crucial to highlight not only the dialectic interplay of national visions and desires (of aspiring nation states) and the internationalization of science and knowledge transfer in the first globalization around 1900, but also to reconstruct the interurban network that existed between these European “peripheries”.
Therefore this session will pay special attention to engineering sciences in the case studies, because they played an important role in the modernization of the architectural and infrastructural system of the emerging cities in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The goal of this session is thus twofold: it will not only compare these emerging cities, but also try to exemplify the practices, strategies and agents of the interurban network.   

To submit a paper proposal, please create a user account on the conference management system https://eauh2016.net/programme/call-for-papers/ and upload your abstract (max. 300 words) to Session S27. The deadline for paper proposals is October 31, 2015. We will inform you by December 15 about the acceptance of your proposal.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any query you might have.
Session S27: “Interurban Network between Emerging Cities” –
Knowledge and Urbanisation in Europe’s Borderlands 1880 -1945

European Association for Urban History
13th International Conference on Urban History
August 24-27, 2016
Helsinki, Finland

Session Organizers:

Heidi Hein-Kircher/ Eszter Gantner
Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe
Marburg, Germany

Oliver Hochadel oliver.hochadel@imf.csic.es
Institució Milà i Fontanals, CSIC, Barcelona

Dr. Oliver Hochadel
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Institució Milà i Fontanals
C/Egipcíaques, 15
08001 Barcelona
T: +34  93 442 34 89
F: +34 93 443 00 71

22 de julio de 2015

Rio Congress 2017

Dear DHST members,
The Website of the 25th ICHST, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, 23-29
July 2017 is now online at: http://www.ichst2017.sbhc.org.br/
The Congress organisers have also issued the first Circular of the Congress. It
can be downloaded from the DHST Website:
Please note that the deadline for proposing symposia for the Congress is 30
April 2016 (http://www.ichst2017.sbhc.org.br/conteudo/view?ID_CONTEUDO=249)
Please circulate this information as widely as possible.
Best regards,
Catherine Jami
IUHPST/DHST Secretary General