lundi 29 mai 2017

Les commentaires arabes des aphorismes hippocratiques

The Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms
Oriens, 45 (1-2), 2017

 The Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms: Introduction  
Peter E. Pormann and Kamran I. Karimullah

Subjectivity in Translation: Ḥunayn Ibn Isḥāq’s Ninth-Century Interpretation of Galen’s “Ego” in His Commentary on the Hippocratic Aphorisms
Elaine van Dalen 

A Reconsideration of the Authorship of the Syriac Hippocratic Aphorisms: The Creation of the Syro-Arabic Bilingual Manuscript of the Aphorisms in the Tradition of Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq’s Arabic Translation
Taro Mimura

Avicenna and Galen, Philosophy and Medicine: Contextualising Discussions of Medical Experience in Medieval Islamic Physicians and Philosophers
Kamran I. Karimullah

Womb Heat versus Sperm Heat: Hippocrates against Galen and Ibn Sīnā in Ibn al-Nafīs’s Commentaries  
Nahyan Fancy

Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms, vi.11: A Medieval Medical Debate on Phrenitis Nicola Carpentieri and Taro Mimura


Bourse de doctorat à Bordeaux

Bourse de recherche doctorale 2017-2021

Appel à Candidatures

EA 4574 SPH
Domaine Universitaire
33607 Pessac

L'Équipe d'Accueil "Sciences, Philosophie, Humanités" (SPH, EA 4574), cohabilitée par les
Universités Bordeaux et Bordeaux-Montaigne, lance un appel à candidatures pour une bourse de recherche doctorale d'un montant de 60 000€ (15 000€/an sur 4 ans).
Ce financement d’une recherche personnelle menée librement ne constitue pas un salaire et ne donne pas lieu à l’établissement d’un contrat de travail.
La/Le candidat(e) devra s'inscrire en première année de thèse au sein de l'EA SPH et son sujet devra s'inscrire dans l'un des axes ou sous-axes suivants :

1. Nature des Normes
  • Philosophie des Normes
  • Corps et Subjectivité
  • Études sur le Genre
  • Langage, Vérité, Intentionnalité
2. Epistémologies : sciences de la nature, sciences de l’homme
  • Histoires et Philosophies de la Nature, des Sciences et des Techniques
  • Biologie, Biopolitique et Bioéthique
  • Philosophies de l’environnement

3. Politique et historicité des Normes
  • Europe des Lumières
  • Éducation et société
  • Universalisme et Cosmopolitisme
  • République et Démocratie
  • Le Libéralisme et ses critiques
Les candidat(e)s doivent constituer un dossier contenant les pièces suivantes :

A. État civil
1. Pour les candidats français, une copie recto-verso de leur carte nationale d’identité.
2. Pour les candidats étrangers, un extrait d’acte de naissance traduit en français
+ copie recto-verso de la carte de séjour en cours de validité + copie de la page "état civil" du
passeport

B. Partie pédagogique
1. Une lettre de motivation indiquant clairement qu’il s’agit d’une demande de bourse SPH.
Indiquer adresses électronique et postale, numéros de téléphone, projet professionnel, emploi actuel, concours obtenus ou passés.
2. Pour les titulaires d’un diplôme français, fournir les relevés de notes obtenus depuis la L3
mentionnant clairement l’admission. Pour les candidats en cours de master 2, fournir un relevé de notes du premier semestre du M2 et une copie du procès-verbal de soutenance de mémoire.
3. Pour les titulaires d’un diplôme non français, fournir une traduction authentique du diplôme et des relevés de notes, certifiée exacte soit par un agent diplomatique ou consulaire français, soit par un traducteur juré en France.
4. Un curriculum universitaire et professionnel.
5. Un projet de thèse de 2 ou 3 pages maximum avec le libellé du sujet (titre).
6. Une lettre de recommandation du directeur du mémoire de Master 2 et l'accord signé du directeur de thèse pressenti appartenant nécessairement au centre de recherche SPH.
7. Les candidats étrangers non titulaires d’un diplôme français doivent fournir une certification de langue française délivrée par l’ambassade de France ou par le consulat.

Le dossier doit être envoyé à l'adresse électronique suivante (pas de dossier papier) :
valery.laurand@u-bordeaux-montaigne.fr
avant le 16 juin 2017 au plus tard. L'objet du mail devra comporter la mention « Bourses SPH» suivie du nom du candidat. Veiller à solliciter un accusé de réception. Les dossiers seront examinés par une commission du centre le 20 juin 2017. Seront retenus un certain nombre de dossiers pour audition des candidats le 27 juin 2017.
Renseignements : Valéry Laurand - valery.laurand@u-bordeaux3.fr

dimanche 28 mai 2017

La Table, entre santé et art culinaire

La Table, entre santé et art culinaire 

Conférence Benjamin Delessert


Mercredi 21 juin 2017
Espace Hamelin, 17 rue de l’Amiral Hamelin, 75116 Paris

Accueil des participants à partir de 13h30

Modérateur : Claude Fischler

14h00 : Introduction
Claude Fischler (EHESS-CNRS, Centre Edgar Morin, Paris)

14h15 : Le manger et la santé
Georges Vigarello (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)

14h45 : Chine : Diététique et Nutrition à l’heure de la réforme économique Françoise Sabban (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)

15h15 : Effets du contexte sur l’appréciation d’un repas. Du laboratoire à la vie réelle Adriana Galiñanes Plaza (Institut Paul Bocuse)

15h45 : Œuvre de chef ou cuisine d’artiste : les deux artifications de la cuisine Frédérique Desbuissons (Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne,

laboratoire de recherche HiCSA de l‘université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

16h15 : La représentation de la table en images du Moyen Âge au XIXe siècle Patrick RAMBOURG (Université Paris 7 Denis-Diderot et Université François-Rabelais de Tours)

16h45 : Remise du Prix Jean Trémolières à Patrick RAMBOURG pour son ouvrage publié aux éditions Citadelles & Mazenod : « L’Art et la table »

17h00 – 17h30 : Cocktail

Inscription gratuite

Les corps et la science moderne

Funding bodies and late modern science


Call for Papers


Utrecht University, Cultural History Research Group and Descartes Centre
30 November – 1 December 2017


In his The Scientific Life. A Late Modern Vocation Steven Shapin addresses the status of the late modern scientist. On the one hand, we have an image of modernized and rationalized science: there is an impersonal, universal scientific method that has made science an object of planning as much as any other domain of modern society: “The full expression of the rule of rule over spontaneity is found in the confidence that the production of truth can be not just rationally organized but effectively planned.” (p.10) In this image of science it is of no importance who the scientist is: s/he is just an executor who is ‘morally equivalent’. At the same time, however, Shapin shows us that in late modern technoscience supposedly “premodern resources” like personal virtue, familiarity, and charisma have become all the more important in the production and spread of scientific knowledge and technologies. “Late modernity proliferates uncertainties”, Shapin argues, “and it is in the quotidian management of those uncertainties that the personal, the familiar, and the charismatic flourish.” (p.5).

Whereas Shapin focuses on industrial research – en passant questioning many of the supposed differences between science in industry and academia – we want to turn to a defining institution of academic research that displays similar tensions: the funding body. In recent years, these agencies have received much criticism, as they would have installed an audit culture in science: a culture of accountability with anonymised protocols, standardized application procedures and cycles of quality control, that are part of the present-day system of competitive research funding. Funding bodies, in short, seem illustrative of the organized distrust that would be typical of late modern institutions. Yet, it can easily be argued that trust remains very much central to the workings of funding bodies. The judgement of applications, for one, is often a process of personal interaction. In fact, following Shapin, we might postulate that in the organization of competitive research funding in late modernity a supposedly premodern resource like trust has become all the more important in the distribution of funds and management of careers.


In this mini-conference we want to explore the tension between distrust and trust, between the procedural and personal, in funding modes. Our central questions are how funding bodies have developed over time; how they have reconfigured “who truth-speakers are in late modernity” (p.6); and how this has changed (techno)scientific practices over the course of the twentieth century.

Contributions are expected to take funding bodies as their starting point, but can address many different aspects of the practice of science: the formation of disciplines, the development of scientific personae, the changing role of valorization and societal relevance of science, changing forms of science policy, the practice of application and grant-giving, et cetera.

Confirmed speakers are Steve Fuller (Warwick), Kirsti Niskanen (Stockholm), Laura Stark (Vanderbilt), Mark Solovey (Toronto), Ludovic Tournès (Geneva), Melinda Baldwin (Washington). In addition, we welcome submissions for twenty-minute paper presentations relating to the topics mentioned above. Abstracts of 300 words should be submitted by 15 June 2017 and can be send to Pieter Huistra atp.a.huistra@uu.nl or Noortje Jacobs at Noortje.jacobs@maastrichtuniversity.nl. A selection of the papers will be published in a special issue of the International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity.

The conference will take place at Utrecht University and is co-organized by the Cultural History Research Group and the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science. There will be no conference fee. Lunches and a conference dinner will be offered to all speakers at no cost. Participants will be responsible, however, for their own accommodation costs.


Pieter Huistra | Assistant Professor Theory of History | Research Group Cultural History | Department of History and Art History | Utrecht University | Drift 6, 3512 BS Utrecht | Room 0.17 | p.a.huistra@uu.nl |www.uu.nl/medewerkers/PAHuistra

samedi 27 mai 2017

Alchimie, médecine et production de livres

Alchemy, Medicine, and Commercial Book Production. A Codicological and Linguistic Study of the Voigts-Sloane Manuscript Group

A. Honkapohja

Brepols Publishers
2017
ISBN: 978-2-503-56647-4

A detailed codicological and historical linguistic analysis of the Voigts-Sloane Group of medical and alchemical manuscripts in the context of commercial production of manuscript books in the decades leading up to the printing press.
The Voigts-Sloane group of Middle English manuscripts, first described by Professor Emerita Linda Voigts in 1990, has attracted much curiosity and scholarly attention. The manuscripts exhibit a degree of uniformity that may originate from systematic copying of medical and alchemical manuscripts (possibly for speculative sale) in London or its metropolitan area in 1450s and 1460s — only decades before William Caxton established his printing press in Westminster. Some of the manuscripts share a strikingly similar mise-en-page, others present a standard anthology of medical treatises in a standard order.
This book provides a thorough re-examination of these manuscripts through a combination of codicological and linguistic methodologies. It examines different procedures which may have facilitated the production of the manuscripts, including speculative production and copying of separate booklets. The study also addresses the dialect of the manuscripts, and code-switching between Latin and Middle English. By showing that the manuscripts sharing a similar layout are also written in the same dialect, the book thus provides important new information on the dialects of medical writing, and shows that dialect is a further defining feature for this manuscript group. The book also highlights late medieval concerns over alchemy and medicine, explaining the apparent contradiction of the inclusion of alchemy (which was illegal) in commercially copied manuscripts.

This study thus provides both a comprehensive new description of these manuscripts, and sheds new light on the commercial and cultural contexts of book production in late medieval England. Table of Contents

Les corps extraordinaires

Extraordinary Bodies in Early Modern Nature and Culture 


Call for Papers

An international workshop at Uppsala University, Sweden, October 26–27, 2017 

A wealth of literature has shed light on religious, philosophical, scientific and medical concepts of extraordinary bodies, wonders and monsters in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Lorraine Daston and Katharine Park have been tremendously influential with their Wonders and the order of nature (1998) and in many ways contributed to our understanding of emotions and the monstrous before 1750. One of their suggestions is that there was no disenchantment, or clear pattern of naturalization, of monsters in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Monstrous births were explained by natural causes, such as a narrow womb or an excess of seed, already by medieval writers whereas they could still be read as divine signs in the late seventeenth century. No linear story took monsters from an older religious framework to a newer naturalistic one or from prodigies to wonders to naturalized objects. Wonders eventually lost their position as cherished elements in European elite culture but that had nothing to do with secularization, the “rise of science”, or some triumph of rational thinking. Rather, the emergence of strict norms and absolute regularity, both of nature’s customs and God’s rules, is a better description of this shift. Nature’s habits hardened into inviolable laws in the late seventeenth century and Daston and Park picture “the subordination of anomalies to watertight natural laws, of nature to God, and of citizens and Christians to established authority”. Monsters became, in an anatomical framework, regarded as organisms that had failed to achieve their perfect final form. Their value now depended, not as earlier on their rarity or singularity, but on the body’s capacity to reveal still more rigid regularities in nature. 

The history of monsters as submitted, not to secular powers, but to strict norms in early eighteenth century nature, culture and religion is intriguing and a number of questions can be raised. Were all bodies normalized by 1750 or can monsters still be found in science and medicine in the late eighteenth century? What else do we know about bodies and breaches of the expected in the early modern period? In the field of the deviant, has there been a general shift from natural rules to moral orders, from bodies to behavior? What other aspects of corporeality are there that can help us frame early modern nature and culture, to grasp its orders and disorders? 

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together scholars from different fields to discuss current research on extraordinary bodies in natural history, medicine, law, religion, philosophy, and travel literature in the early modern period. It will comprise of paper presentations and a concluding general discussion. 

We especially welcome research relating to topics such as: 

•Concepts of monsters in natural philosophy/history and medicine 

•Transgressions – species, individuals, elements, life and death 

•Anatomy, embryology and obstetrics 

•Bestiality, violations of the law 

•Emblematic bodies, signs and religion 

•Witnessing the extraordinary, emotions and perceptions 

•Visual cultures of the early modern body 

•Physical deviances and the law 

•Pregnancies, births and midwifery 

•Normalization and medicalization 

•Collections of wonders and curiosities 

•Classification 

•Moral and natural rules and orders 

•Embryos in medical research and education 

•Linnaeus, wonders and paradoxes of nature 

•Travel and the meaning of distant and exotic bodies 

•The politics of monster history 

Abstracts for papers of 200-300 words should be submitted no later than June 1, 2017 to Helena Franzén: helena.franzen@idehist.uu.se 

Please provide your full name, institutional affiliation, and contact details. The format of the workshop will not allow for more than c. 10 papers. We will select the abstracts to be presented at the meeting considering original research and relevance to the theme of the workshop. By June 15, 2017 applicants will be notified if their papers have been accepted or not. 

The workshop will be two full days, i.e. morning to late afternoon October 26–27, 2017. 

Registration, lunches, conference dinner and accommodation (two nights at the conference hotel) are free of charge for participants presenting papers. It will also be possible to obtain limited economic support for travel expenses. Please indicate in the application if such support is required for attendance and what level of support is needed. 

There are a few places available for additional participants. The deadline for such applications is also June 1, 2017. For those interested, please indicate your reasons for wanting to take part in the conference. No economic support will be given to attendees who do not present papers. 

The conference language is English. 

This workshop is organized by the research programme “Medicine at the Borders of Life: Fetal Research and the Emergence of Ethical Controversy”, funded by the Swedish Research Council and hosted by the Department of History of Science and Ideas at Uppsala University (http://medicalborders.se/). 

vendredi 26 mai 2017

Professeurs, médecins et pratiques en histoire de la médecine

Professors, Physicians and Practices in the History of Medicine: Essays in Honor of Nancy Siraisi 

Gideon Manning & Cynthia Klestinec (Editors)

Series: Archimedes (Book 50)
Hardcover: 279 pages
Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2017 edition (May 16, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-3319565132

This book presents essays by eminent scholars from across the history of medicine, early science and European history, including those expert on the history of the book. The volume honors Professor Nancy Siraisi and reflects the impact that Siraisi's scholarship has had on a range of fields. Contributions address several topics ranging from the medical provenance of biblical commentary to the early modern emergence of pathological medicine. Along the way, readers may learn of the purchasing habits of physician-book collectors, the writing of history and the development of natural history. Modeling the interdisciplinary approaches championed by Siraisi, this volume attests to the enduring value of her scholarship while also highlighting critical areas of future research. Those with an interest in the history of science, the history of medicine and all related fields will find this work a stimulating and rewarding read.

Les objets de la toilette dans la culture médiévale

Regards croisés autour de l’objet médiéval. Les objets de la toilette dans la culture médiévale

Journée d'étude

30 mai 2017

Salle des sculptures de Notre-Dame de Paris
Musée de Cluny
6 place Paul Painlevé, 75005 Paris


Selon une formule désormais éprouvée, cette journée d’étude réunira autour d’objets de la culture matérielle médiévale les regards croisés de l’histoire, de l’histoire de l’art et de la littérature, comme de l’archéologie et de l’anthropologie.

Longtemps victime d’une vision faussée de l’attention que les femmes et les hommes du Moyen Age portaient à leur corps, les objets servant à en prendre soin ont bénéficié récemment d’un nouvel intérêt et d’avancées de la recherche. Ils seront ainsi questionnés et étudiés au cours de cette journée, dans leur diversité et dans toutes leurs dimensions.


9h30 Introduction 
Carole Visconti (comédienne) 
Le bain et la toilette dans la littérature médiévale, morceaux choisis 

Du texte à l’objet  

10h30 Manon Lequio (École du Louvre) 
Les miroirs en ivoire. Pour une relecture de la production dite tardive, fin XIVe-début XVe siècle, à la lumière de la comptabilité et des inventaires princiers 

11h15 Marie Astrid Chazottes (LA3M) 
Prendre soin de sa chevelure et de sa barbe : études croisées des sources archéologiques et écrites provençales (XIVe -XVIe siècle) 


12h00  Déjeuner 


Études matérielles et anthropologiques 

13h45 Isabelle Bardiès-Fronty (Musée de Cluny) et  Dorothée Chaoui-Derieux (SRA Île-de-France) 
La trousse de toilette au Moyen Âge : l’objet de musée dans le miroir des archéologues 

15h00 Jean-François Goret (DHAAP) 
Archéologie de la toilette médiévale : la fabrication des accessoires relatifs au soin du corps à partir des matières dures animales et organiques 

15h30 Pause 


15h45 Almudena Blasco (Université de Barcelone) 
Suzanne et les vieillards : un regard sur la pudeur et la toilette (à propos d’un peigne du Bargello) 

16h30 Caroline Fournier (CRHIA - Université de Nantes) 
À la maison ou au hammam. Les objets de toilette dans le monde d’Al-Andalus 

Conclusion

17h15  Élisabeth Taburet-Delahaye (Musée de Cluny) 
Synthèse et questions 


Comité scientifique et organisation

Sébastien Biay (INHA)
Luc Bourgeois (Université de Caen)
Véronique Dominguez (Université d’Amiens)
Isabelle Marchesin (INHA)
Élisabeth Taburet-Delahaye (Musée de Cluny)

Contact

Marion Loiseau (INHA)

jeudi 25 mai 2017

Dernier numéro d'History of Psychiatry

History of Psychiatry

Volume 28, Issue 2, June 2017

From a religious view of madness to religious mania: the Encyclopédie, Pinel, Esquirol
Philippe Huneman

‘Shrouded in a dark fog’: comparison of the diagnosis of pellagra in Venice and general paralysis of the insane in the United Kingdom, 1840–1900Egidio Priani

The erudite humility of the historian: the ‘critical epistemology’ of Georges Lantéri-Laura
Elisabetta Basso Lorini

The ‘secret’ source of ‘female hysteria’: the role that syphilis played in the construction of female sexuality and psychoanalysis in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Lois P Rudnick, Alison M Heru

‘Insane criminals’ and the ‘criminally insane’: criminal asylums in Norway, 1895–1940
Hilde Dahl


Classic Text No. 110 

Cesare Lombroso on mediumship and pathology
Carlos S Alvarado, Massimo Biondi

Book Reviews

Book Review: Daniel Burston, A Forgotten Freudian: The Passion of Karl Stern
Gavin Miller

Book Review: John Hall, David Pilgrim and Graham Turpin (eds), Clinical Psychology in Britain: Historical Perspectives
Annie Mitchell

Book Review: Marga Vicedo, The Nature and Nurture of Love: From Imprinting to Attachment in Cold War America
Jessica Douthwaite

Book Review: Tom Waidzunas, The Straight Line: How the Fringe Science of Ex-Gay Therapy Reoriented Sexuality
Jeffrey Meek

Book Review: Jennifer S Singh, Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science
Mitzi Waltz

Foucault à l’épreuve de la psychiatrie et la psychanalyse

"Le temps de l’histoire" : Foucault à l’épreuve de la psychiatrie et la psychanalyse

Journée d’étude

6 juin 2017, en salle F004, à l’ENS Lyon (site Descartes)

Une journée IEA-Collegium de Lyon & Triangle, organisée par : Elisabetta Basso (Boursière EURIAS, IEA-Collegium de Lyon) et Laurent Dartigues (Triangle, UMR 5206)


Matinée présidée par Laurent Dartigues (Triangle, UMR 5206 – ENS de Lyon)

9h-9h15 Ouverture par Michel Senellart (Triangle, UMR 5206 – ENS de Lyon)

9h15-9h30  Présentation de la Journée par Elisabetta Basso et Laurent Dartigues

9h30-10h10 Emmanuel Delille (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin)
Relire Foucault à la lumière du fonds Ellenberger : le tournant historiciste des années 1950

10h25-11h10 Samuel Lézé (IHRIM, UMR 5317 – ENS de Lyon)
Foucault lecteur de Freud

11h30-11h45 Pause-café

11h45-12h25 Elisabetta Basso (Université de Lisbonne et IEA-Collegium de Lyon)
Entre l’histoire et l’éternité » : le choix de Foucault dans les années 1950

Après-midi présidé par Aurélie Pfauwadel (enseignante et agrégée en philosophie, docteure en philosophie Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

14h30-15h10 Clotilde Leguil (Université Paris VIII)
Sujet lacanien/sujet sartrien, un « je » sans identité

15h30-16h10 Laurent Dartigues (Triangle, UMR 5206 – ENS de Lyon)
Les statuts de l’inconscient chez Foucault

16h30 Pause-café

16h50-17h30 Sandrine Marsaudon (docteure en philosophie Université Paris VIII)
Foucault, Lacan, la philosophie à l’envers

17h30-18h00
Discussion et clôture de la journée avec la projection du film tourné par G. Verdeaux lors du voyage des époux Verdeaux et Michel Foucault à Münsterlingen

mercredi 24 mai 2017

L'étrange destin du docteur Voronoff

L'étrange destin du docteur Voronoff. En quête d'une jeunesse éternelle ?

René Predal



L'Harmattan
Médecine à travers les siècles
mai 2017 • 260 pages
ISBN : 978-2-343-12084-3 

Alors que la psychanalyse commence à répandre les théories freudiennes plaçant la sexualité au centre des psychoses et névroses, le Docteur Voronoff, lui, soigne les organes génitaux. Excellant dans l'art des greffes, il agit en chirurgien et non en psychologue. Pour lui, le désir est entre les jambes et non dans le cerveau. En avance sur son temps, Voronoff découvre l'importance fondamentale des glandes sexuelles dans les comportements et l'esprit humains. Mais sa réputation sulfureuse finira par se retourner contre sa valeur scientifique dans un combat entre éthique et raison.

Contrôler la contagion

Controlling ‘Unseen’ Contagion: Disease, citizenship and mobility

Call for Papers

10 Jul 2017, 09:00 to 10 Jul 2017, 17:00

IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, NB01/NB02, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

This one day event seeks to bring together PhD students and ECRs interested in how the movement, citizenship, and ‘prospects’ of those with unseen, or invisible, health conditions have been historically controlled.
The term ‘unseen’ can be interpreted as internal, hidden, or even transient forms of disease/disability, whether mental, physical, infectious or non-infectious.
Controls could be formal - designed by the nation-state against individuals or groups of people deemed to be a ‘threat’, or informal discriminatory practices at a ‘local’ level.
This broad scope could include curtailing mobility over local, regional or national borders; denying health, welfare, housing or employment support/rights; or restrictions placed on a person’s ‘social capital’ precluding them from socio-economic circles.
We invite proposals for 20-minute presentations on topics related to (but not limited to):
  • How the state/society acted to marginalize individuals and groups showing no obvious signs of ‘impairment’.
  • How proof of immunity/vaccination/recovery improved or impaired a person’s mobility, or their economic, political, and social capital.
  • How risk was associated with certain groups or people; were these theories scientifically informed or culturally constructed?
  • What assumptions were made in relation to conditions perceived to be self-inflicted or due to a person being in an environment unsuitable for their ‘racial profile’?
  • How did the state reconcile commercial and public health considerations?
  • How the larger community dealt with the lack of official intervention against the invisible contagious types.
  • Has disease-status made discrimination against afflicted groups more politically and socially acceptable? 
There are no restrictions on chronological or geographical focus.

We aim to offer a collegial, informal atmosphere enabling junior scholars to be given valuable feedback on their work.

Refreshments, lunch and a wine reception will be provided. We hope to offer a number of bursaries to assist with travel costs.

Please send a short abstract (250 words) and a CV (1 side A4) to Jennifer.Kain@sas.ac.uk and Kathryn.Olivarius@sas.ac.ukby Monday 29 May 2017.

mardi 23 mai 2017

Histoire de l'hypnotisme en Europe

History of hypnotism in Europe 

Notes and Records. The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science. 20 June 2017; volume 71, issue 2


GUEST EDITORIAL
History of hypnotism in Europe and the significance of place
Andreas-Holger Maehle, Heather Wolffram


RESEARCH ARTICLES

‘A portion of truth’: Demarcating the boundaries of scientific hypnotism in late nineteenth-century France
Kim M. Hajek

Hypnosis lessons by stage magnetizers: Medical and lay hypnotists in Spain
Andrea Graus

Between Charcot and Bernheim: The debate on hypnotism in fin-de-siècle Italy
Maria Teresa Brancaccio

From transnational to regional magnetic fevers: The making of a law on hypnotism in late nineteenth-century Belgium
Kaat Wils

A dangerous method? The German discourse on hypnotic suggestion therapy around 1900
Andreas-Holger Maehle

Crime and hypnosis in fin-de-siècle Germany: the Czynski case
Heather Wolffram

L’institutionnalisation de l’esprit

L’institutionnalisation de l’esprit 


Colloque Psy-ences



Jeudi 8 juin 2017 - 9h30 à 17h
UQAM, salle W-5215

ORGANISATION 
Vincent Guilin (UQAM)
Alexandra Bacopoulos-Viau (McGill) 


L'idée qui guide notre atelier « Psy-ences » consiste à essayer d'avoir chaque année un panel de présentations qui illustrent les thématiques, pistes de recherche et méthodologies actuelles dans l'étude des sciences ayant à voir avec le « psychisme » construit au sens très large. Le thème de l' « institutionnalisation », retenu pour cette session, vise à identifier à la fois les processus académiques et disciplinaires qui ont gouverné et gouvernent la création et le fonctionnement de ces sciences, les dynamiques politiques, sociales, religieuses, culturelles qui déterminent la prise en charge des phénomènes « psy » (qu'on les aborde sociologiquement ou historiquement, ou les deux à la fois), et les conceptualisations récentes qui permettent d'en élargir le champ ou la compréhension (par exemple, du point de vue des sciences cognitives et de la philosophie de l'esprit, au travers des idées de « cognition incarnée » et de « cognition étendue »). C'est donc une perspective extrêmement large que nous favorisons, pour faire en sorte que les différents praticiens et spécialistes puissent à la fois échanger au niveau de leurs objets d'étude, de leurs méthodes d'analyse et de leurs outils théoriques. 

L’entrée est libre et gratuite dans la limite des places disponibles. 

9h30 
Mot de bienvenue 
Mathieu Marion, directeur du CIRST 

9h40 - Conférence plénière 
Other Rooms: Coming apart at home and psychiatric intervention in the lesser milieus of global psychiatry
Todd Meyers, NYU Shanghai 

10h40 - Pause-café 

11h00 Anti-Psychiatry, or the Decolonization of the Mind 
Vincenzo Di Nicola, Université de Montréal 

12h00 - Période de discussion 

12h30 - Pause-repas 

14h00 « Je déclare que je meurs avec toute ma connaissance d’esprit ». Lectures des dossiers de décès par suicide au Québec de 1766 à 1986
Isabelle Perreault, Université d’Ottawa 

15h00 - Pause-café 

15h15 Memories of Future 
Allan Young, McGill University 

16h15 - Période de discussion 

lundi 22 mai 2017

Les changements technologiques dans la chirurgie moderne

Technological Change in Modern Surgery: Historical Perspectives on Innovation 


Thomas Schlich & Christopher Crenner (Editors)



Series: Rochester Studies in Medical History
Hardcover: 264 pages
Publisher: University of Rochester Press (May 15, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1580465946


Surgery is an ideal field for examining the processes of technological change in medicine. The contributors to this book go beyond the concept of innovation, with its focus on a single technology and its sharp dichotomy of acceptance versus rejection. Instead they explore the historical contexts of change in surgery, looking at the complex dynamics of the various treatment options available -- old and new, surgical and nonsurgical -- as well as the variable character of the new technologies themselves, thus broadening and transcending the notion of technological innovation.

CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Crenner, Sally Frampton, Delia Gavrus, David Jones, Lisa Haushofer, Beth Linker, Shelley McKellar, Thomas Schlich

Les manuscrits grecs

Greek manuscripts

A symposium and concert

Thursday 25 May 2017
Wellcome Library

On Thursday 25 May 2017 the Wellcome Library will host a one-day symposium on its Greek manuscripts, aiming to explore hitherto unknown or very little studied medical texts. Topics will include the diagnosis and therapy of diseases, and the ownership of manuscripts by physicians. Other papers will reflect on the interrelationship between medicine and astronomy, poetry and divinatory texts. There will also be an opportunity to view a selection of the Library’s Greek manuscripts.

The symposium will be followed by a concert of Byzantine hymns on medicine. These are unique medical texts which are preserved in one of the manuscripts of the collection and will be performed for the first time in the United Kingdom. Participants will be able to explore the connections between music, memory and medicine in 13th-century Byzantium through a live performance.

The event is free to attend. To register, please contact Petros Bouras-Vallianatos (petros.bouras-vallianatos@kcl.ac.uk) by Monday 22 May.



Symposium

Venue: Mendel 1, Wellcome Trust Gibbs building, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

10:20–10:40: Registration

10:40: Opening: Elma Brenner (Wellcome Library, London)

10:50: Introduction: Petros Bouras-Vallianatos (King’s College London)

11:00: History of the collection: Vivian Nutton (First Moscow State Medical University)

11:30–12:30: Session I: Greek Medical Texts
Chair: Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Orly Lewis (Hebrew University of Jerusalem):
‘The medical theory of the Anonymous of Paris’

Caroline Petit (University of Warwick):
‘Galenic diagnostic and prognostic in the Wellcome Library’s Greek manuscripts’

12:30–13:30: Lunch break

13:30–14:30: Session II: Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Medical Texts
Chair: Dimitrios Skrekas (University of Oxford)

Barbara Zipser (Royal Holloway, University of London):
‘MS. MSL. 14 as a therapeutic handbook’

Marjolijne Janssen (Independent Researcher):
‘The language of MS. 4103’

14:30–15:00: Coffee/Tea

15:00–16:30: Session III: Byzantine Poetry, Astronomy and Divination
Chair: Peregrine Horden (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Marc Lauxtermann (University of Oxford):
‘The poetry in Wellcome Library, MS. 498’

Anne Tihon (Université Catholique de Louvain):
‘Jewish astronomy in Byzantium: texts and manuscripts’

Georgi Parpulov (British Museum, London):
‘Eschatological prophecy in the age of the Phanariots: Wellcome MS. 413’

16:30–17:00: Showcase of selected Greek manuscripts, Library Viewing Room

17:00–18:00: Reception, Henry’s Space

Concert: Singing Byzantine Medicine

Venue: Reading Room, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

18:00: Petros Bouras-Vallianatos (King’s College London):
‘The medical context’

18:05: Dimitrios Skrekas (University of Oxford):
‘The musical context’

18:10: Concert: Byzantine hymns chanted by Dimitrios Skrekas, Athanasios Charalampopoulos and choir

Stichera and canon on the examination of blood and urines attributed to Nikephoros Vlemmydes

18:45: Interactive discussion with the audience, including brief provocations by Helen King (Open University/University of Warwick) and Dionysios Stathakopoulos (King’s College London)

MS. MSL. 60 (a late Byzantine bilingual glossary of pharmacological plants in Greek and Arabic; the Arabic term is given in Greek transliteration), folio 71v. Image credit: Petros Bouras-Vallianatos.

dimanche 21 mai 2017

Le traitement contre les addictions aux États-Unis

The Recovery Revolution. The Battle Over Addiction Treatment in the United States


Claire D. Clark 


Columbia University Press
May 2017
336 pages
FORMAT: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780231176385

In the 1960s, as illegal drug use grew from a fringe issue to a pervasive public concern, a new industry arose to treat the addiction epidemic. Over the next five decades, the industry's leaders promised to rehabilitate the casualties of the drug culture even as incarceration rates for drug-related offenses climbed. In this history of addiction treatment, Claire D. Clark traces the political shift from the radical communitarianism of the 1960s to the conservatism of the Reagan era, uncovering the forgotten origins of today's recovery movement.

Based on extensive interviews with drug-rehabilitation professionals and archival research, The Recovery Revolution locates the history of treatment activists' influence on the development of American drug policy. Synanon, a controversial drug-treatment program launched in California in 1958, emphasized a community-based approach to rehabilitation. Its associates helped develop the therapeutic community (TC) model, which encouraged peer confrontation as a path to recovery. As TC treatment pioneers made mutual aid profitable, the model attracted powerful supporters and spread rapidly throughout the country. The TC approach was supported as part of the Nixon administration's "law-and-order" policies, favored in the Reagan administration's antidrug campaigns, and remained relevant amid the turbulent drug policies of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. While many contemporary critics characterize American drug policy as simply the expression of moralizing conservatism or a mask for racial oppression, Clark recounts the complicated legacy of the "ex-addict" activists who turned drug treatment into both a product and a political symbol that promoted the impossible dream of a drug-free America.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Claire D. Clark is an assistant professor of behavioral science at the University of Kentucky. Her work has been published in the American Journal of Public Health and Social History of Alcohol and Drugs.

Postdoctorat à l'université de Maastricht

Postdoctoral researcher “history of medicine and/or technology”

Call for applications

Postdoctoral researcher “history of medicine and/or technology” at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department Technology and Society Studies, Maastricht University, 1.00 fte, 3 years 

Specificaties - (uitleg)
Locatie Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Grote Gracht 90-92, 6211 SZ Maastricht
Functietypes Postdoc positions
Wetenschappelijke discipline Behaviour and Society, Language and Culture
Uren 38,0 uren per week
Werk-/denkniveau Doctorate
Vacaturenummer AT2017.120
Vertalingen en



Functiebeschrijving

This is an exciting opportunity to join a relatively new research team carrying out comparative collaborative work on medical practices. In particular we are looking for a historian to conduct oral history interviews, and relevant archival research, in Budapest, Tamale and Maastricht. The historian will attend to doctors’ learning and teaching with technologies. He/she will work independently and in collaboration with the two PhD ethnographers and the principal investigator (PI) of the project, Anna Harris. The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to expand on the details of their own research based on their expertise, the material they gather and their own ideas, in consultation with the PI. They will also work synergistically and collectively with the rest of the team. For example, they will: play a crucial role in the conceptual and methodological innovations required by the project as a collective endeavour; lead, and contribute to, academic publications; participate in team meetings; offer active support to the PhDs; engage in presentations; and be involved in the co-organisation of workshops and other events related to the project.


Functie-eisen

Historians who have a completed PhD in the history of medicine and/or technology (or another relevant topic/field, such as the senses, media or education for example), with methodological experience in oral history interviewing, are invited to apply. The postdoctoral researcher will be based in Maastricht and will spend several months conducting interviews in Hungary and in Ghana. The successful candidate must be willing to travel, be open to working together with a team of anthropologists and STS scholars on a collaborative project, and have excellent organisational abilities. Excellent communication and writing skills in English are a prerequisite, since the candidates will be engaging on an international level, collaborating with other team members in English and producing English-language publications. Knowledge of Hungarian or a Ghanaian language is an advantage, however not essential as interpreters will be hired for the oral history interviews if necessary.


Arbeidsvoorwaarden
We offer a dynamic and challenging job in an internationally-oriented organisation where young people receive an advanced education and scholars conduct exciting research. The postdoctoral researcher will have the unique opportunity to carry out research within one or more of the four themes within the research programme. They will be part of an international network of top universities and renowned scholars within the field. 

We offer a 1.00 fte appointment as Researcher for 3 years. The first year will be a probation period, after a positive assessment the position will be extended for the remaining two years. 

Your position of Post-doctoral Researcher (Onderzoeker 3) will consist of 100% research. 

Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels, depending on education and relevant work experience. This implies a gross monthly salary of about € 3.068,00 per month, scale level 10 (based on a full-time appointment). Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. After a positive assessment a promotion to scale 11 is possible in the 2nd year. 

You have to be willing to move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings) you will be eligible for an allowance for moving costs. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings) you might be eligible for an allowance for alternative housing. 

Other secondary conditions include e.g. a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave. 

You will be provided with shared office space and a PC. 

Dienstverband: Temporary, 3 years


Werkgever



Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 16,000 students and 4,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Afdeling
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) has about 250 staff members, and about 1,600 students. More than 75% of the students are non-Dutch (almost 40 different nationalities). All programmes are offered in English and some are also offered in Dutch. FASoS offers two 3-year Bachelor’s programmes: Arts and Culture and European Studies. It also offers six different 1-year Master’s programmes and two 2-year research Master’s programmes. 
Research is organised around four programmes: Politics and Culture in Europe; Science, Technology and Society Studies; Arts, Media and Culture; and Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is housed in the historic city centre of Maastricht.

Additionele informatie
Applicants are invited for a 3-year postdoctoral position within the project “Making clinical sense: A comparative study of how doctors learn in digital times”. The project is funded by the European Research Council (Starting Grant), awarded to the principal investigator, Anna Harris. 

Research project
Digital technologies are reconfiguring medical practices in ways we still don’t understand.“Making clinical sense: A comparative study of how doctors learn in digital times” seeks to examine the impact of the digital in medicine by studying the role of pedagogical technologies in how doctors learn the skills of their profession. It focuses on the centuries-old skill of physical examination; a sensing of the body, through the body. Medical students are increasingly learning these skills away from the bedside, through videos, simulated models and in laboratories. A research team of three ethnographers and a historian will interrogate how learning with these technologies affects how doctors learn to sense bodies.

Simultaneous, comparative fieldwork will soon be undertaken by three ethnographers (the PI and two PhDs) with medical students and teachers in medical schools and teaching hospitals in: Maastricht, the Netherlands; Budapest, Hungary; and Tamale, Ghana. The role of the historian will be to conduct oral histories at each of these three sites, focusing on the introduction and incorporation (or otherwise) of technologies in medical education. Through the rich case of doctors-in-training, this historical-anthropological study aims to address a key challenge in social scientific scholarship regarding how technologies are implicated in bodily, sensory knowing of the world. 

Starting date: preferably 1st November 2017 

Further information on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is available on our website: http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/fasos

Any inquiries about the position or the project may be addressed to Anna Harris: a.harris@maastrichtuniversity.nl

The Programme can be characterized by its international and interdisciplinary nature and the emphasis on cultural and societal issues of the modern world. Further information on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences may be accessed on: http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/fasos

Maastricht University’s Terms of Employment are laid down in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local university provisions apply as well. For more information please see the website: http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/ Support / UM employees

For more details about the application procedure, please click on ‘Solliciteer’

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit:
  • A letter of motivation summarising relevant experience and reasons for interest in the position.
  • A CV including a complete list of publications.
  • A grade transcript of previous education at Master/graduate level.
  • PhD degree certificate.

Their best article or book chapter, preferably single-authored. 

The deadline for submitting your application is 27 May 2017 

Please send your application electronically to the Secretariat of the department Technology and Society Studies

All applicants will be notified within one month following the deadline as to whether or not they have been selected for an interview with the search committee. Short-listed candidates will be asked to write a research proposal related to the project described above, of 1,000 words (further details will be supplied) and provide two references. Interviews will take place in Maastricht and/or via Skype.

samedi 20 mai 2017

Colloque conjoint SCHN-ACHN

Colloque conjoint 

La Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine et de l’Association canadienne pour l’histoire du nursing

27-29 mai 2017
Ryerson University, Toronto

Le programme complet est consultable ici : https://cshm-schm.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/CSHM-Final-Program-17-May-2017.pdf

Symptômes et traitements de l'ambition

Ambition: symptoms and treatments during the early 19th century 

Lecture by Javier Moscoso (Spanish National Research Council) 

The next lunchtime seminar of the Centre of the History for the Emotions will take place on Wednesday May 24 at 1pm in 6.02 Graduate Centre, QMUL, Mile End. Please note the change in room and date from original advertisements.

Javier Moscoso (Spanish National Research Council) will give a paper titled 'Ambition: symptoms and treatments during the early 19th century'.

Abstract

This presentation wants to contribute a small chapter to the general history of the human passions. My aims are triple: first, I would like to touch on the cultural significance of ambition during the early 19th century, understanding ambition as both a dangerous sentiment and a pathological passion. Secondly, I would like to call your attention on some of the physical and moral treatments of ambition that were explicitly or implicitly considered at the time. These will take us to explore some of the remedies prescribed in the institutions for the mentally ill, of course, but also in many other environments. Since ambition was thought to lie at the very core of recent political events, the French Restoration produced a very significant number of treatises that included very often recommendations to avoid, regulate, or restrain immoderate passionate states. From treatises on military life to tourist guides, I would like to explain not only the cultural forms in which certain bodily changes could be felt, expressed, repressed or conceptualised, but the way in which those same emotions and passions could shed some light on wider cultural phenomena.

All talks are free, booking not needed. Lunch will be provided.

The talk will take place in room 6.02, Graduate Centre, Mile End Campus, London E1 4NS. For directions to Mile End and a campus map, see bit.ly/QMcampusmap.

vendredi 19 mai 2017

Histoire des soins palliatifs

A History of Palliative Care, 1500-1970: Concepts, Practices, and Ethical challenges



Michael Stolberg 


Series: Philosophy and Medicine (Book 123)
Hardcover: 219 pages
Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2017 edition (April 29, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-3319541778


This book on the history of palliative care, 1500-1970 traces the historical roots of modern palliative care in Europe to the rise of the hospice movement in the 1960s. The author discusses largely forgotten premodern concepts like cura palliativa and euthanasia medica and describes, how patients and physicians experienced and dealt with terminal illness. He traces the origins of hospitals for incurable and dying patients and follows the long history of ethical debates on issues like truth-telling and the intentional shortening of the dying patients’ lives and the controversies they sparked between physicians and patients. An eye opener for anyone interested in the history of ethical decision making regarding terminal care of critically ill patients.

Les substances médicales

Medicinal Substances – Historical and Geographical Aspects


Workshop


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

University Library, Braunschweig, Universitätsplatz 1


The history of medicine is rich in accounts of the use of medicinal substances. Usually, research projects in this field either focus on a certain region or on a certain time period. To date, few accounts cross the borders of cultures, periods and languages. The understanding of this issue is a priority for scholars who are working on the history of both medicine and medicinal substances. This workshop aims at being the starting point for historical work from multiple perspectives on the medical and pharmaceutical use of different therapeutical substances from antiquity to Early Modern times. 
The workshop is devided into two sections:

▪▪ In the first, “multi-regional” section, we will cover a wide geographical range, from the Chinese empire to Europe during the Ottoman era; discussions will focus on the mapping of materia medica in Chinese sources, the new iatrochemistry in the Ottoman era, and finally the understanding and classifying of historical drugs in Europe.

▪▪ The second, Arabic section will shed light on the Arabic civilization, an important stage in the global history of the development of medicine; the talks in this section will correspond to two of the three main classification categories used by physicians in this period, namely herbs and minerals. Here, the discussion will go deeper into the relationship between stones and alchemy, and the theory and practice of substituting herbal components in Arabic medicine.

This workshop will provide an essential platform for understanding the usage of medicinal substances in multiple historical periods, geographical regions, and civilizations.


Programm

13:00 Opening of the Conference

Greetings

Introduction: Dr. Ayman Yasin Atat (TU Braunschweig)


13:30 – 15:45 Section I


13:30 Dr. Michael Stanley-Baker (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)
“Datamining, Visualising and Mapping Materia Medica in Chinese Sources”

14:15 Doc. Dr. Rainer Brömer (Istanbul University)
“New Iatrochemistry in the Ottoman Empire in the 17th and 18th Centuries”

15:00 Prof. Dr. Bettina Wahrig (TU Braunschweig)
“Understanding, Registering and Classifying Historical Drugs in Europe (16th to 19th Century): The Sammlung Schneider”

15:45 Coffee Break


16:15 – 17:45 Section II


16:15 Prof. Dr. Regula Forster (Freie Universit.t Berlin/ University of Zurich)
“Of Stones and the Stone. Arabic Medicine and Alchemy”

17:00 Dr. Ayman Yasin Atat (TU Braunschweig)
“Herbal Components in Arabic Medicine and Pharmacopoeias: Substituting Simples Drawing on Galenic Qualities – the Example of Al Shirwānī”


17:45 – 18:00 End of Conference and Closing Remarks


Organized by Dr. Ayman Yasin Atat, Philipp Schwartz Fellow, Prof. Dr. Bettina Wahrig, Head of Department, 
Technische Universit.t Braunschweig
Department of the History of Science and Pharmacy
Beethovenstr. 55
38106 Braunschweig
www.tu-braunschweig.de/pharmaziegeschichte

Registration
For further information please contact Miriam Statnik: m.statnik@tu-braunschweig.de

Language: The workshop will be in English

jeudi 18 mai 2017

Histoire mondiale de la silicose

Silicosis: A World History 

Paul-André Rosental 


Hardcover: 296 pages
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (April 11, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1421421551

Despite the common perception that "black lung" has been relegated to the dustbin of history, silicosis remains a crucial public health problem that threatens millions of people around the world. This painful and incurable chronic disease, still present in old industrial regions, is now expanding rapidly in emerging economies around the globe. Most industrial sectors―including the metallurgical, glassworking, foundry, stonecutting, building, and tunneling industries―expose their workers to lethal crystalline silica dust. Dental prosthodontists are also at risk, as are sandblasters, pencil factory workers in developing nations, and anyone who handles concentrated sand squirt to clean oil tanks, build ships, or fade blue jeans.

In Silicosis, eleven experts argue that silicosis is more than one of the most pressing global health concerns today―it is an epidemic in the making. Essays explain how the understanding of the disease has been shaken by new medical findings and technologies, developments in industrializing countries, and the spread of the disease to a wide range of professions beyond coal mining. Examining the global reactions to silicosis, the authors trace the history of the disease and show how this occupational health hazard first came to be recognized as well as the steps that were necessary to deal with it at that time.

Adopting a global perspective, Silicosis offers comparative insights into a variety of different medical and political strategies to combat silicosis. It also analyzes the importance of transnational processes―carried on by international organizations and NGOs and sparked by waves of migrant labor―which have been central to the history of silicosis since the early twentieth century. Ultimately, by bringing together historians and physicians from around the world, Silicosis pioneers a new collective method of writing the global history of disease. Aimed at legal and public health scholars, physicians, political economists, social scientists, historians, and all readers concerned by labor and civil society movements in the contemporary world, this book contains lessons that will be applicable not only to people working on combating silicosis but also to people examining other occupational diseases now and in the future.

Contributors: Alberto Baldasseroni, Francesco Carnevale, Éric Geerkens, Martin Lengwiler, Gerald Markowitz, Jock McCulloch, Joseph Melling, Julia Moses, Paul-André Rosental, David Rosner, Bernard Thomann

Poste d'assistant de recherche à l'Université de Bristol

Research Associate post, University of Bristol

Call for applications

The University-funded project Better by Design: Towards a Sensory History of the Modern Hospital invites applications to a fixed-funded (12 months), part-time (0.3 FTE) Research Associate position.
Can sensory history provide new insights into spaces of physical illness and recovery? How have cultural, individual and medical concerns historically shaped experiences of sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touch in hospital environments? This project will explore these questions, focusing on modern British hospitals. It will examine how emerging research on the senses fed into healthcare design and hospital life, and how patients/staff/visitors experienced and gave meaning to these design decisions. In 2017-18 the Principal Investigator (Dr Victoria Bates) will conduct research on the theory, practice and lived experience of sensory ‘design for health’ in hospitals since 1945. During this time the PI, with the support of the person appointed as Research Associate, will also explore future directions for the project with particular attention to methodological innovation, geographical scope and/or time frame, and public engagement opportunities. Overall, the project will establish the ways in which a sensory approach can shed light on historical relationships between health and environment, as a basis both for discrete outputs and further funding applications.
The successful candidate will need to have secured a PhD degree, even if the formal award of the degree has not yet been made, by the date of appointment (1 August 2017). They will be expected to support the whole project, rendering assistance to Dr Victoria Bates in finding sources, discussing ideas, reviewing relevant literature, organizing workshops, supporting social media, and writing grant applications. They may be expected to conduct a literature review and contribute to a jointly authored publication with workshop participants.

For further information about the department, see http://www.bristol.ac.uk/history/

For further details about this post, click here



Contact for informal enquiries:

Dr Victoria Bates victoria.bates@bristol.ac.uk

Ms R Jacks r.jacks@bristol.ac.uk Tel. +44 (0)117 331 7982



Timescale of appointment:

Short-listed candidates will be notified on or about Friday 9 June 2017 and invited to interview.



Interview date: Monday, 19 June 2017

Anticipated start date: 1 August 2017

Closing date for applications is Monday 29 May 2017