lundi 10 décembre 2018

Vieillir et mourir en institution au XIXe siècle

Vies d’hospice.Vieillir et mourir en institution au XIXe siècle


Mathilde Rossigneux-Méheust 



Champ Vallon
Paru en novembre 2018
14 x 22, 392 pages
ISBN 979-10-267-0744-8


Alors que persiste aujourd’hui encore l’image de « l’hospice mouroir », le développement d’établissements pour la vieillesse au XIXe siècle témoigne au contraire d’une préoccupation nouvelle dans la société française : comment prendre soin des vieux ?

A Paris, en amont des grandes lois républicaines du XXe siècle, un vaste dispositif d’assistance se met en place pour nourrir et loger à vie des milliers de vieux indigents. Pour les classes populaires, vivre et mourir en institution devient une expérience ordinaire de la fin de vie. L’analyse de la vie privée des hospices et des maisons de retraite révèle la place ambiguë que la France post-révolutionnaire réserve à ses aînés, entre rejet et bienveillance, protection et surveillance.

Colloque étudiant sur la science, la technologie et la médecine

Third National Undergraduate Research Conference on Science, Technology, Medicine and Society

Call for Papers



To be held at DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

February 28–March 2, 2019


Keynote: “Revolutionary Turmoil and Cornea Donation: Changing Egyptian Attitudes toward Medicine’s Use of Dead Bodies.”

Speaker: Sherine Hamdy, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine. Author of graphic novel, Lissa: A Story About Medical Promise, Friendship and Revolution.


Handheld devices that are more powerful than home computers. Driver-less cars. Gene Therapy for treating cancer—These are just some of the fast-paced changes in science, technology and medicine (STM) from the last decade. How should society respond to these and other changes in STM from the recent, and not-so-recent past?

The Third Annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Science, Technology, Medicine and Society at DePauw University (February 28–March 2, 2019) welcomes student papers that address these and other issues related to STM in historical and present societies throughout the world. As an interdisciplinary gathering, we encourage students to submit papers from across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences (check out our Facebook page for past presentations: https://www.facebook.com/STMSconference/). Papers may choose to address:

1) how science, technology and medicine (STM) affect societies (past or present);

2) how societal values and concerns (past or present) inform and constitute STM; Or

3) the conceptual foundations and/or ethical implications of STM.

Registration, lodging, and meals will be provided for all student presenters. Student presenters may also apply for a travel subsidy (up to $250). Interested students should submit an overview of their paper (250 words) and a brief bio (50 words) by January 5, 2019 using the following Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/ZJSn55uOAV6apBAC2. If you have any questions, please contact Nahyan Fancy, Associate Professor of History, DePauw University (nahyanfancy@depauw.edu). All applicants will be notified by January 20, 2019.


Funding provided by: John William & Dorothy A. Asher Fund in the Humanities and the Social Sciences; and the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw University.

dimanche 9 décembre 2018

La médecine légale en Égypte contemporaine

In Quest of Justice. Islamic Law and Forensic Medicine in Modern Egypt

Khaled Fahmy 

University of California Press
Pages: 408
November 2018
ISBN: 9780520279032


In Quest of Justice provides the first full account of the establishment and workings of a new kind of state in Egypt in the modern period. Drawing on groundbreaking research in the Egyptian archives, this highly original book shows how the state affected those subject to it and their response. Illustrating how shari’a was actually implemented, how criminal justice functioned, and how scientific-medical knowledges and practices were introduced, Khaled Fahmy offers exciting new interpretations that are neither colonial nor nationalist. Moreover he shows how lower-class Egyptians did not see modern practices that fused medical and legal purposes in new ways as contrary to Islam. This is a major contribution to our understanding of Islam and modernity.

Prix étudiant Roy Porter

2018-19 Roy Porter Student Essay Prize Competition

Call for applications


The Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) now invites submissions to its 2018-19 Roy Porter Student Essay Prize Competition. This prize will be awarded to the best original, unpublished essay in the social history of medicine submitted to the competition as judged by the SSHM’s assessment panel.

The competition is open to undergraduate and post-graduate students in full or part-time education. The winner will be awarded £500.00, and his or her entry may also be published in the journal, Social History of Medicine. Please click here for a list of the published articles that were past competition winners.

You can read Social History of Medicine articles by past winners of the Roy Porter essay prize FREE online: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/sochis/porter_prize.html.

Please see here for contest regulations and submission form.

The deadline for entries is 1st February 2019.

Any questions about the competition should be directed to our Executive Secretary.

samedi 8 décembre 2018

Architecture, urbanisme et hygiène dans le Paris postrévolutionnaire

Ideals of the Body. Architecture, Urbanism, and Hygiene in Postrevolutionary Paris

Sun-Young Park


University of Pittsburgh Press
2018


Modern hygienic urbanism originated in the airy boulevards, public parks, and sewer system that transformed the Parisian cityscape in the mid-nineteenth century. Yet these well-known developments in public health built on a previous moment of anxiety about the hygiene of modern city dwellers. Amid fears of national decline that accompanied the collapse of the Napoleonic Empire, efforts to modernize Paris between 1800 and 1850 focused not on grand and comprehensive structural reforms, but rather on improving the bodily and mental fitness of the individual citizen. These forgotten efforts to renew and reform the physical and moral health of the urban subject found expression in the built environment of the city—in the gymnasiums, swimming pools, and green spaces of private and public institutions, from the pedagogical to the recreational. Sun-Young Park reveals how these anxieties about health and social order, which manifested in emerging ideals of the body, created a uniquely spatial and urban experience of modernity in the postrevolutionary capital, one profoundly impacted by hygiene, mobility, productivity, leisure, spectacle, and technology.

« Corps » et sciences sociales

« Corps » et sciences sociales 

Séminaire

Ce séminaire vise à rendre raison de la floraison saisissante depuis le milieu des années 90 en histoire, sociologie, anthropologie, science politique, d’ouvrages consacrés aux questions du corps, de la santé, de l’administration du vivant. Elle incite à inventorier, par delà singularités apparentes et spécificités disciplinaires, les pensés et impensés communs à cette humeur du temps si soucieuse du destin du corps et du biologique. Ce séminaire se tient sous l’égide conjointe de la MSH Paris Nord et de la Fondation MSH-Paris, et a été intégré dans deux masters de l’EHESS.

(4). 11 janvier 2019 (salle 124) : Histoire des émotions
– Alain Corbin, Jean-Jacques Courtine et Georges Vigarello (dir.), Histoire des émotions, Vol. III, De la fin du 19e siècle à nos jours, (Jean-Jacques Courtine dir.), Paris, Seuil, 2017, 620 p.
– Présentation du dernier numéro de la revue Sensibilités (n°5), qui paraîtra en novembre 2018 : “Des raisons, des émotions” (Quentin Deluermoz, Hervé Mazurel, Thomas Dodman dir.).
Lecteurs : Hélène Marche / Cécile Vermot

(5). 1 février 2018 (salle 124) : Le corps malade
– Johanne Collin, Pierre-Marie David (dir.), Vers une pharmaceuticalisation de la société ? Le médicament comme objet social, Québec, Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2016, 294 p.
– Baptiste Brossard, Oublier des choses: ce que vivent les malades d’Alzheimer, Paris, Alma Editeur, 2017, 235 p.
Lecteurs : Marie-Xavière Catto /Laurence Tesssier

(6). 15 mars 2019 (salle 124): L’esprit malade
– Hervé Guillemain, Schizophrènes au XXe siècle. Des effets secondaires de l’histoire, Paris, Alma Editeur, 2018, 317 p.
– Yves-Marie Bercé, Esprits et démons. Histoire des phénomènes d’hystérie collective, Paris, La librairie Vuibert, 2018, 288 p.
Lecteurs : Maï Le Dû / Virginie Wolff

(7). 5 avril 2019 (salle 124) : Le corps viril et combattant
– John Kinder, Paying with their bodies: American war and the problem of the disabled veteran, Chicago, London, University of Chicago Press, 2015, 368 p.
– Jeanne Teboul, Corps combattant: la production du soldat, Paris, Éditions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, 2017, 264 p.
Lecteurs : Anne-Lise Dall’Agnola / Aurélia Léon

(8). 10 mai 2019 (salle 124): Corps virils et sports populaires
– Jérôme Beauchez, L’empreinte du poing. La boxe, le gymnase et leurs hommes, Paris, Editions de l’EHESS, 2014, 317 p.
– Akim Oualhaci, Se faire respecter. Ethnographie de sports virils dans des quartiers populaires en France et aux États-Unis, Rennes, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2017, 336 p.
Lecteurs : Jean-François Laé / Mathias Dambuyant

(9). 7 juin 2019 (salle 124) : Masculinités / féminités
– Mélanie Gourarier, Alpha mâle. Séduire les femmes pour s’apprécier entre hommes, Paris, Seuil, 2017, 240 p.
– Raewyn Connell (Meoïn Hadège, Arthur Vuattoux, dir.), Masculinités. Enjeux sociaux de l’hégémonie, Paris, Éditions Amsterdam, 2014, 288 p.
Lecteurs : Josselin Tricou, / Anne Saris


ORGANISATRICES SCIENTIFIQUES
Dominique Memmi (directrice de recherche, sciences sociales, CNRS)
Géraldine Aidan (chargée de recherche CNRS, CERSA-CNRS, Paris II-Panthéon –Assas)
Laurence Brunet (chercheuse associée, centre “Droit, sciences et techniques”, CNRS/Paris I)
(en collaboration avec Anne-Lise Dall’Agnola, doctorante, CSU/ Paris 8)

INFORMATIONS PRATIQUES
Les vendredis de 10h à 13h, entrée libre et gratuite
CNRS, 49/51 rue Pouchet, 75017 (M° : Brochant ou Guy Moquet)
Salle 124 (1er étage, couloir presque en face ascenseur, devant vous)

vendredi 7 décembre 2018

Couleurs et santé

Le corps polychrome. Couleurs et santé : Antiquité, Moyen Âge, Epoque moderne

Franck Collard et Evelyne Samama

Éditions l'Harmattan
376 pages ; 24 x 15,5 cm ; broché
Date de parution 19/11/2018
ISBN 978-2-343-15931-7

Miser sur la couleur pour étudier l’histoire des corps permet d’explorer des systèmes de représentation d’une grande richesse et d’une forte cohérence, fussent-ils devenus totalement obsolètes aujourd’hui. Après avoir aimanté l’attention des médecins qui surinvestirent parfois sur elle dans les temps anciens, la « chromie » corporelle aux infinies variations ouvre aux chercheurs d’aujourd’hui un vaste champ de réflexion. Les contributions ici réunies en parcourent les principaux espaces, au moyen d’approches variées
et complémentaires.
Divisé en trois sections, le propos s’interroge sur les modes de signification de la couleur corporelle. Puis il explore les aspects pathologiques et physiologiques des maladies, des tempéraments ou des aspects « colorants » ou « décolorants », ainsi que les raisonnements tenus pour expliquer ces manifestations chromatiques. Enfin est présenté l’imaginaire des couleurs corporelles, manifesté par des textes et des images largement conditionnés par des valeurs symboliques.

Le colloque s’est tenu à l’université de Versailles – Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, à Paris et à Nanterre les 14, 15 et 16 mars 2018 avec le soutien de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (MSH) Paris-Saclay, de deux laboratoires*: le CHiSCO (université de Paris-Ouest – Nanterre) et DyPaC (université de Versailles – Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines), et de l’Ecole doctorale (ED 395) de l’université de Paris-Nanterre. La MSH Paris-Nord et l’Ecole doctorale ont permis, de surcroît, la publication de ces actes.

Bourse Stephen et Sandra Joffe

Stephen and Sandra Joffe Fellowship in the History of Medicine

Call for applications


The Program in the History of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center seeks an outstanding candidate for a two-year fellow in the history of medicine to start July 1st, 2019. The appointee will be proposed for an academic title of Instructor of Biomedical Sciences. This is expected to be a joint venture with the History Department at the University of California Los Angeles. Applications from individuals who study questions relevant to the history of medicine in the modern period are welcome, with preference for deeply researched projects that emphasize the history of human disease and medical practice, and which would benefit especially from being situated in a contemporary medical institution. (The PhD must be in hand before the fellowship’s start date.) The appointee, with the expectation of a concurrent appointment as Visiting Faculty in UCLA’s Department of History, will enjoy substantial time to pursue research, and will have teaching assignments in both institutions.

The Program in the History of Medicine, now in its second year, is a unit within the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Division of Graduate Research Education, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The Medical Center, in the heart of Los Angeles, is one of the nation’s leading non-profit medical institutions. It is a teaching hospital of UCLA and has a large academic enterprise with substantial extramural funding.

The Cedars-Sinai’s Program in the History of Medicine explores the body and its cultural contexts from the early modern period to the present. Researchers cover a wide range of sub-disciplines and seek to educate the medical community about the shapes that medicine and science have taken across the centuries. Our inquiry is bound by a commitment to rigor and experiment, and an ecumenical embrace of methods, disciplines, and evidence. Through original research and educational programming, we seek to understand the knowledge of the past with reference to the knowledge we generate today. Our Joffe Fellow would be joining a growing history of medicine team.

The Program is cooperating with the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine field in UCLA’s Department of History to identify and develop research and pedagogical initiatives in the history of medicine. Upon successful appointment as visiting faculty, the researcher will have academic privileges at UCLA.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Candidates are requested to address the following materials to Dr. Leon Fine, Director of the Cedars-Sinai Program in the History of Medicine:
  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • a statement of possible future research direction with an explanation of how the current project (or projects) enrich the purpose of the history and/or philosophy of medicine now (1500 words maximum)
  • one published writing sample (i.e. an article or book chapter)
  • the names and email addresses of three referees who have agreed to write on the candidate’s behalf

The Stephen and Sandra Joffe Research Fellow in the Program in the History of Medicine works independently and in cooperation with the Program Director to make significant and creative contributions to research and scholarship in the history of medicine. The Fellow may be an ongoing member of a research team or may work independently for a limited period of time to contribute high-level expertise and experience to a specific research or creative program. The Fellow develops an independent research reputation and will have teaching responsibilities as determined by the Program director. In addition, the Fellow will contribute to the administration of day-to-day program operations under the supervision of a member of the Professorial Structure.

Essential Job Duties:
  • Assist in preparation of grant proposals, submissions, publications and presentations but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
  • Serve as PI for certain grants as approved by supervising member of the Professorial Series.
  • Participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
  • Develop, adapt and implement new research techniques and protocols.
  • Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Lead or train Staff Research Associates and Postdoctoral Researchers.
  • Appointees on an academic trajectory will be expected to commit a portion of their time to developing an independent range of research.
  • Assists in generating original programming ideas for the Program’s Journals Club, Seminar Series, and possible Program colloquia, and potentially Program curriculum.
  • Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data and qualitative research.
  • May be tapped to teach courses in the history of medicine at partner institutions and the public, where appropriate.
  • Assists in creating a social media presence for the Program.
  • Educates Program faculty and affiliates about the contemporary history of medicine landscape, nationally and internationally.

We will contact select candidates for preliminary Skype interviews by February 5th, 2019.

Educational Requirements:
PhD or highest degree in their field.

Experience:
  • Knowledge of the history of modern medicine, with preference for research interest in the practice of medicine and human disease.
  • Demonstrated significant, original, and creative potential to conduct a research or creative program or project
  • Demonstrated competency in a variety of research strategies, methods, techniques, and protocols.
  • Introductory level teaching experience at the collegiate level.


Physical Demands:
Any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties required for the position

Deadline for submission: January 15th, 2019
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Apply here: https://jobs.cedars-sinai.edu/job/los-angeles/research-fellow-in-the-history-of-medicine-dr-fine/252/10003306