15 de septiembre de 2014

Exposición on line sobre Margalida Comas Camps (1892-1972). MUVHE.

Por la presente, llevo a bien apuntaros que en la sala de exposiciones del Museo Virtual de Historia de la Educación de la Universidad de Murcia (MUVHE) puede accederse, a través del enlace que se acompaña, a la Exposición on line sobre Margalida Comas Camps (1892-1972), posiblemente, la científica española más valiosa del primer tercio del siglo XX. La dirección de la exposición ha estado a cargo de la profesora Dª. María Ángeles Delgado Martínez, contándose con el patrocinio de la Fundación Séneca, Agencia de Ciencia y Tecnología de la Región de Murcia.
Saludos cordiales.

Dpto. de Teoría e Historia de la Educación y Pedagogía Social
Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación
Universidad de Sevilla
C/ Pirotecnia, s/n.
C.P: 41013 (SEVILLA)
FAX: 95.455.16.76
Despacho: 5.113. Planta 5ª.

Dissertation Reviews, 2014-2015 season


Founded in 2010, Dissertation Reviews features overviews of recently defended, unpublished doctoral dissertations in a wide variety of disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our goal is to offer readers a glimpse of each discipline’s immediate present by focusing on the window of time between dissertation defense and first book publication.

Each review provides a summary of the author’s main arguments, the historiographic genealogy in which the author operates, and the main source bases for his or her research. The reviews are also anticipatory, making educated assessments of how the research will advance or challenge our understanding of major issues in the field when it is revised and published in the future.

Dissertation Reviews also features reviews of and guides to archives, libraries, databases, and other collections where such dissertation research was conducted, to help scholars improve their ability to undertake current and future research. In the 2013-2014 season we have posted 400+ reviews of dissertations and other articles, and we receive around 2,000 visitors daily.

We are now accepting dissertations in Science Studies (broadly
defined) for review for our 2014-15 season. If you are a recent PhD
(2012 to the present) and are interested in having your dissertation reviewed, please provide the necessary information on our Request Review page on http://dissertationreviews.org/review-be-reviewed.

If you are interested in acting as a reviewer, contributing a "Fresh from the Archives" or "Talking Shop" article, or helping the DR Team in some other way, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us via sciencestudies@dissertationreviews.org and tell us about your work!

Editor-in-Chief: Thomas Mullaney (Associate Professor, Stanford University) Senior Managing Editors: Leon Rocha (Assistant Professor, University of Liverpool) and Jennifer Lambe (Assistant Professor, Brown

13 de septiembre de 2014

The Francis A. Countway Library Fellowships in the History of Medicine 2015-2016

The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine offers annual fellowships to support research in the history of medicine.  The Countway Library is the largest academic medical library in the United States, and its Center for the History of Medicine holds 250,000 books and journals published before 1920 and is strong in virtually every medical discipline.  The Countway's archives and manuscripts include the personal and professional papers of prominent American physicians, many of whom were associated with Harvard Medical School.  The printed, manuscript, and archival holdings are complemented by prints, photographs, and the collections of the Warren Anatomical Museum. 

The Francis A. Countway Library Fellowships in the History of Medicine provide stipends of up to $5,000 to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible period between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016.  Besides conducting research, the fellow will submit a report on the results of his/her residency and may be asked to present a seminar or lecture at the Countway Library.  The fellowship proposal should demonstrate that the Countway Library has resources central to the research topic. Preference will be given to applicants who live beyond commuting distance of the Countway.  The application, outlining the proposed project (proposal should not exceed five pages), length of residence, materials to be consulted, and a budget with specific information on travel, lodging, and research expenses, should be submitted, along with a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation, by February 16, 2015.

Applications should be sent to: Countway Fellowships, Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115.  Electronic submissions of applications and supporting materials may be sent to: chm@hms.harvard.edu.

Awards will be announced by March 31, 2015.

The Boston Medical Library’s Abel Lawrence Peirson Fund provides support for the fellowship program.

Sixth International Workshop on the History of Human Genetics Glasgow, UK (Scotland), June 5-6, 2015

Principal Themes: ‘Human Gene Mapping’ and ‘Oral History of Human Genetics’

Call for Abstracts/Papers:
We would like to invite proposals for the Sixth International Workshop on the History of Human Genetics which will take place in Glasgow, UK (Scotland), 5-6 June 2015. The topics for this workshop are ‘Human Gene Mapping’ and the ‘Oral History of Human Genetics’.

Proposals for presentations (250 words maximum) should be submitted via the ESHG homepage: www.eshg.org.  The deadline for proposals is January 9, 2015. 

The History of Human Gene Mapping

Gene mapping in Drosophila began over a century ago, but human gene mapping is more recent, beginning with the linkage between haemophilia and colour-blindness on the X chromosome by Bell and Haldane in 1937 and the first autosomal linkage by Jan Mohr in Copenhagen in 1951.

In 1973 the first Workshop on Human Gene Mapping took place at Yale University, organised by Francis Hugh Ruddle (1929-2013). He was inspired during his post-doctoral training in 1960 and 1961 by the work of Guido Pontecorvo (1907-1999) at Glasgow, who had demonstrated that genes could be mapped in somatic cells.

As a result of this and subsequent workshops around 2000 genes were assigned to specific chromosomal locations before the Human Genome Project was launched in 1989. The data were stored in a publicly available database allowing the sharing of human genome information.

How did it all begin? And what was the evolution from 1973 up to the start of the Human Genome Project? The focus of this workshop will be on the pioneering work involved in human gene mapping itself, but also on the biography of the involved scientists. Those associated with this work from different countries are invited to share their experiences and memories with the participants. Presentations on the historical, philosophical, social analysis of aspects of the scientific revolution of gene mapping are also welcome.

The Oral History of Human Genetics in Europe

Oral histories provide an invaluable source of information for those studying the history of human genetics. During this workshop there will be a discussion on carrying out interviews with contemporary witnesses and other aspects of the oral history of human genetics. Conducting an interview requires careful planning both before and after the interview itself. The process of the transcription of interviews as well as ethical and legal aspects of oral histories will also be topics for discussion.

Dr. Heike Petermann M.A.
Institute for Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine
Von-Esmarch-Str. 62, 48149 Muenster
Mail: heike.petermann@uni-muenster.de
More information at (coming soon):  www.eshg.org

11 de septiembre de 2014

reminder: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 2015 call for papers


This is a call for individual papers and paper sessions for the next BSHS Postgraduate Conference to be hosted by UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies from 7-9 January 2015.

Conference Details:
The BSHS Postgraduate Conference is an annual conference for postgraduate scholars in the history of science, technology, and medicine interested in meeting and sharing research with other postgraduate scholars. This is a great opportunity to build professional and social networks within a supportive and constructive environment.

Submission Details:
We encourage all submissions related to the history of science, medicine, and technology. We also encourage submissions that combine the history of science, medicine, and technology with philosophy and sociology. All submissions are due by Friday 24 October 2014.

1) For individual papers, please submit your name, university affiliation, paper title, 3-5 key words, and an abstract of no more than 300 words.

2) For paper sessions, please submit your paper session title along with the name, university affiliation, paper title, 3-5 keywords, and an abstract of no more than 300 words for each individual within the proposed paper session.  A paper session may include 3-5 individuals.

UPDATE - All submissions should be completed via following link:

-All questions should be sent to: bshs.pg.15@gmail.com

-More information can be found at:

L'émergence de la presse mathématique en Europe au 19ème siècle.Formes éditoriales et études de cas (France, Espagne, Italie, Portugal)

Chers collègues,

J’ai le plaisir de vous informer de la parution de l'ouvrage L'émergence de la presse mathématique en Europe au 19ème siècle.Formes éditoriales et études de cas (France, Espagne, Italie, Portugal), dans la collection "Cahiers de logique e d’épistémologie" , N°19,  College Publications, Oxford.

L'émergence de la presse mathématique en Europe au 19ème siècle.Formes éditoriales et études de cas (France, Espagne, Italie, Portugal)
Christian Gerini & Norbert Verdier (eds.)

Cet opus de la collection « Cahiers de Logique et d’Epistémologie » est une   contribution à l’histoire de la presse mathématique et plus particulièrement des journaux qui marquèrent son émergence dans quatre pays de l’Europe du 19ème siècle : France, Italie, Portugal et Espagne. Le lecteur y trouvera des contributions originales sur leurs éditeurs, leurs politiques éditoriales, leurs contenus et les populations d’auteurs qui les alimentèrent. On vérifiera ainsi comment l’émergence de ces journaux contribua à la spécialisation des mathématiques, à la forme moderne des échanges et de l'émulation entre mathématiciens et indirectement à la mise en place des critères actuels de la reconnaissance de ces derniers   par leurs pairs.

This opus of the series « Cahiers de Logique et d’Epistémologie » is a contribution to the history of mathematics press and especially of some journals that allowed its birth in some European countries in the 19th century: France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. The reader will find in it original papers on their editors, their editorial policies, their contents and their authors. So one can check how the emergence of these journals contributed to the specialization of mathematics, the introduction of the modern form of exchanges between mathematicians, and the implementation of current criteria for the recognition of those ones by their peers.

Vous trouverez en fichier joint la table des matières de l'ouvrage avec les noms des différents contributeurs que Norbert Verdier et moi-même remercions ici officiellement pour la qualité de leur travail et leur patience.
L'ouvrage est disponible à l'adresse: http://www.collegepublications.co.uk/cahiers/?00019
Bien cordialement
Christian Gerini

THATCampHSS Chicago, Illinois, November 6

I would like to invite historians of science who are coming to the History of Science Society meeting this fall in Chicago to consider attending THATCamp HSS 2014, a day-long open space meeting revolving around digital projects in the humanities, especially history of science. People of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. (Please register early to hold your place.)
The Humanities and Technology Camp, is an open, welcoming meeting where participants learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. Anyone who is working on a digital humanities project, or who wants to learn about starting one, is welcome. You can learn more about how they work at the About THATCamp page.
Several people with significant experience in digital history of science will be in attendance. Alex Wellerstein whose Nuclear Secrecy Blog has made national news will bring insights on visualization projects as well as new things you can do with Google Maps. Manfred Laubichler of ASU will be at the meeting with expertise on informatics and historical computational methods. I intend to share practical advice on building robust and sustainable digital projects.
The camp meets on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago (only about a fifteen-minute walk from the Westin Hotel, the HSS conference site). It will last from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The cost is $20 (collected at the door), which helps cover some of the costs of holding the event. All are invited, but we cap attendance at 50 people, so please sign up early.
Sponsors include the IsisCB and the University of Chicago Press – Journals Division.
Follow us on Twitter @THATCampHSS. Please use the hashtag #thatcampHSS. Feel free to contact me (stephenpweldon@gmail.com) if you have questions.
Stephen P. Weldon
Assistant Professor of History of Science
Editor, Isis Bibliography of the History of Science
Department of History of Science
University of Oklahoma
601 Elm, Room 618
Norman, OK 73019-3106