mardi 11 mai 2021

Souffle, corps et air en Asie du Sud

Breath, Body, and Air in South Asia


Call for book chapters for proposed edited book


We invite abstracts for book chapters for a proposed edited book examining the triad of breath, body, and air in South Asia, with a primary focus on India. Important scholarly work in the humanities and social sciences is increasingly engaging with the intersections of air pollution, breathing bodies, toxicity and the environment. Simultaneously, recent research in (medical) anthropology and the history of medicine have foregrounded breath and the body through work on diseases such as tuberculosis and healing traditions such as Ayurveda. This proposed edited volume seeks to bring together the thematics of breath, body, and air, drawing on recent developments in various disciplines and sub-fields within the social sciences and humanities. The aim is to offer a comprehensive analysis of the many ways in which these thematics intersect and interpolate in different contexts in South Asia, with a keen eye toward the social and political implications of such intersections.



Some of the questions, among others, we seek to address are:

• What does it mean to think of the material, sensuous body in terms of breath that constantly escapes it, and how does the materiality of the body help us reconceptualise breath?

• What kinds of individual and social bodies or worlds are fostered and challenged through breath and/or shortness of breath; through the abundance or lack of clean air?

• How does breath and/or air forge connections between humans and the non-human material worlds around them?

•How do different epistemologies of the body, bodily winds and/or air intersect in spiritual-therapeutic healing practices and traditions?

•How do ecological relationships foreground the ways in which air reconfigures relatedness in contemporary social worlds?

• What are the implications of science, technology and policy in quantifying air and breath for the reformulations of bodies and the spaces they occupy?

• What are the social and political implications of various epistemologies of the body, breath and air, and their entanglements?

• What kinds of methodological possibilities of research are opened up by following air and breath?



We invite submissions from scholars working in the South Asian context. We are particularly interested in contributions related to (but certainly not limited to) the following:

• The spiritual-therapeutic practices of Yoga, Ayurveda, Tantra, Siddha Medicine, and other such practices from the subcontinent

• Historical or contemporary work on biomedicine, biomedical practices, and diseases especially pulmonary diseases.

• Research on environment and ecology with a focus on their social implications.

• Science and technology studies that critically examine science, technology and policy.



We are in discussions with Amsterdam University Press (Asian Studies), and aim to submit the book proposal by October 2021.



Abstract submission deadline: 15th June

· Word limit: 500 words.

· Please give a proposed title.

· Please ensure your abstract makes clear your disciplinary approach and foregrounds at least two of the three themes of the proposed book.

· Please share your current affiliation and position details.

Editors:

Dr. Tuhina Ganguly is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, Shiv Nadar University, India. Her current research is on (modern postural) yoga and epistemologies of the body. She has previously received the Wenner-Gren Workshop Grant, and has published in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Dr. Vasundhara Bhojvaid is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, Shiv Nadar University, India. Vasundhara’s current work looks at how air pollution is effecting and effected by policies, transforming life in urban spaces and understandings of the body. Her articles have appeared in The Journal of Material Culture, and Cultural Anthropology

Submissions and any request for clarifications can be emailed to either:

tuhina.ganguly@snu.edu.in or vasundhara.bhojvaid@snu.edu.in

Bourses AMS

AMS Healthcare funding programs 

Call for applications


AMS Healthcare sponsors several funding programs in the history of medicine and/or healthcare – a discipline broadly defined as the study, analysis, and interpretation of past practices, philosophies, and/or epistemologies related to human health, healthcare, and/or disease or the education of health professionals. The following funding programs have been launched:

 
 
Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Postdoctoral Fellowship program supports full-time post-doctoral studies of emerging scholars as they begin or complete projects focused on the history of medicine and/or healthcare. Each award provides a one-year stipend of up to $45,000 and a $2,500 research and travel allowance.


Click here to learn more about the Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Medicine and Healthcare.

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Project Grant

The Project Grant program supports small-budget proposals for research into the history of medicine and allied disciplines such as science and technology studies, sociology, anthropology, and classics. Projects must strive to advance the history of health, healthcare and disease, or the education of health professionals.

Click here to learn more about the Small Grant program in the History of Medicine and/or Healthcare.

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Doctoral Completion Award

This program provides support to doctoral students who are working full-time to complete their dissertation on a topic related to the history of medicine and/or healthcare in the humanities or social sciences. One-year stipends of up to $25,000 are available through this program.


Click here to learn more about the Doctoral Completion Award in the History of Medicine and Healthcare.

This program is offered as a partnership between the AMS Healthcare and the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit.

lundi 10 mai 2021

Les d'Houry

Les d'Houry. Une dynastie de libraires-imprimeurs parisiens, éditeurs de l'Almanach royal et d'ouvrages médicaux (1649-1790)

 
Anne BOYER  

Droz
Histoire et civilisation du livre
2021


Si la famille d’Houry, aux origines fort modestes, acquiert nom et fortune dans la librairie parisienne grâce à l’Almanach royal (dont Laurent d’Houry obtient le privilège à la fin du XVIIe siècle), elle a commencé bien plus tôt à spécialiser sa production dans un domaine scientifique, médical en particulier, en phase avec l'édification en cours du réseau académique français et d'une « République des sciences » entre « Grand Siècle et Lumières ». Cette étude montre sur le temps long que ce parti éditorial précurseur de la maison d'Houry est indéniable, sans que pour autant sa viabilité soit assurée dans la durée, en raison d’un créneau professionnel encore étroit et surtout de la concurrence croissante d’autres maisons parisiennes. D’où les compléments essentiels qu’apportent à l’entreprise l’Almanach royal et l’établissement d’une imprimerie permettant une plus grande autonomie de production mais obligeant aussi à élargir le répertoire et à s’assurer d’autres marchés plus directement « alimentaires » (factums, travaux de ville, impressions au service de la famille d’Orléans et de l’ordre de Malte). À l’instar des Jombert, c’est la déstabilisation révolutionnaire qui viendra révéler les fragilités d’une entreprise étroitement dépendante, en fin de compte, des protections collectives et individuelles dont bénéficiait la librairie parisienne d’Ancien Régime.

Emploi d’été pour étudiant à l’AHSTC

Emploi d’été pour étudiant à l’AHSTC 

Appel à candidatures

Juin à août 2021 (à condition d’une approbation budgétaire le 25 mai)
409.50 $ CA par semaine

Date limite des candidatures : le lundi 17 mai 2021. Veuillez nous transmettre une lettre de motivation ainsi qu’un CV. Les candidats présélectionnés devront fournir deux références.

L’Association pour l’histoire de la science et de la technologie au Canada (AHSTC) est à la recherche d’un étudiant ou d’une étudiante aux cycles supérieurs en histoire – de préférence une personne étudiant l’histoire des sciences, de la technologie ou de la médecine au Canada – pour un contrat à court terme visant à soutenir la mission de l’AHSTC. La personne retenue devra être citoyenne canadienne ou avoir le droit de travailler au Canada et être inscrite comme étudiante aux cycles supérieurs dans une université reconnue.

L’AHSTC est une association savante à but non lucratif qui soutient l’étude de l’histoire des sciences, de la technologie et de la médecine au Canada. Établie en 1980, l’AHSTC réalise deux principales activités : elle présente un colloque bisannuel et publie une revue évaluée par les pairs en accès libre intitulée Scientia Canadensis.

La portée de ce poste contractuel comprend trois principales activités :
Aider le rédacteur en chef de Scientia Canadensis à produire le prochain numéro de la revue, qui sera publié au début de l’automne 2021. Ce travail comprendra la formalisation d’un guide contenant les normes de rédaction de la revue ; la relecture des articles à paraître dans la revue avant et après leur mise en page et la communication avec les responsables des sections de comptes rendus. Le travail peut également inclure la recherche d’images ou l’obtention d’autorisations pour la publication d’images.
Gérer un blogue bimensuel traitant de sujets pertinents pour l’AHSTC et y contribuer personnellement.

Exigences :
Intérêt et connaissances en matière d’histoire des sciences, de la technologie et de la médecine au Canada.
Aisance et expérience en ce qui concerne les outils WordPress et les réseaux sociaux.
Capacité d’écrire à l’intention d’auditoires variés.
Compétences linguistiques en français et en anglais (seraient un atout, mais ne sont pas exigées).

Ce poste contractuel à temps plein débutera le lundi 31ieme mai et se terminera le vendredi 27 août 2021. Le ou la titulaire recevra une rémunération de 409,50 $ CA par semaine. Les heures de travail seront de 18,75 heures par semaine. Il s’agit d’un poste de travail à distance : le ou la titulaire devra disposer d’un ordinateur et d’une connexion internet.

Date limite des candidatures : le lundi 17 mai 2021.

Veuillez nous transmettre une lettre de motivation ainsi qu’un CV. Les candidat(e)s présélectionné(e)s devront fournir deux références. Veuillez acheminer vos documents ou toute question à William Knight, président de l’AHSTC : wknight@ingeniumcanada.org

 

 

CSTHA Summer Student Contract 

Call for applications

June-August 2021
CDN $409.50 per week based on an 18.75 hour work-week

Deadline for submission: Monday, May 17, 2021. Please submit a letter of interest and a CV. Short-listed candidates will be required to provide 2 references.

The Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association (CSTHA) is seeking a graduate student in history—preferably one studying the history of science, technology, or medicine in Canada—to fill a part-time short-term contract to support the CSTHA’s mission. The contractor must be a Canadian citizen or otherwise be eligible to work in Canada, and is registered as a graduate student at a recognized university.

CSTHA is a not-for-profit scholarly association that supports the study of the history of science, technology, and medicine in Canada. Established in 1980, CSTHA has two main activities: holding a biennial conference and publishing a peer-reviewed open-access journal, Scientia Canadensis.

Work duties comprise two main activities:
Support the managing editor of Scientia Canadensis to produce the next issue of the journal, to be published in early fall 2021. This work will include formalizing a house-style guide; proofreading articles before and after layout; and coordinating with the book-review editors. Work may also include image research and permissions.
Manage, in coordination with a volunteer, a bi-weekly blog on subjects relevant to CSTHA. This work will include writing at least 6 posts and recruiting other writers to produce another 6 posts over the course of the three months.

Requirements:
Interest and knowledge in the history of science, technology, and medicine in Canada
Familiarity and experience with WordPress and social media tools.
Ability to write for different audiences.
Bilingual skills (English-French) preferred, but not required

This part-time contract position will commence Monday May 31 and end Friday August 27, 2020. The weekly salary range is CDN$409.50 per week for 18.75 hours per week. The position is a remote-work position: the student will require a computer and internet connection.

Deadline for submission: Friday, May 17, 2021

Please submit a letter of interest and a CV. Short-listed candidates will be required to provide 2 references. Email all applications and queries to William Knight, CSTHA president at wknight@ingeniumcanada.org
 

dimanche 9 mai 2021

La médecine aux extrêmes

Medicine at extremes  

Wed 26 May 2021 from 5:30pm to 7:40pm

6:00pm
Introduction by the President 
Professor Tilli Tansey, President, History of Medicine Society, Royal Society of Medicine 
 


6:05pm
Exploration physiology: A history of polar, desert, and altitude science
Dr Vanessa Heggie, University Research Fellow, University of Birmingham



6:45pm
Presidential address 2020-2021 - Medicines for explorers: Henry Wellcome’s medicine chests 
Professor Tilli Tansey, Emeritus Professor of Medical History and Pharmacology, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London
 

7:25pm
Panel discussion

7:35pm
 Close of meeting 

vendredi 7 mai 2021

L'anthropologie politique de Fernand Deligny

Le tacite, l'humain: anthropologie politique de Fernand Deligny

Catherine Perret


Editeur : Seuil 
Collection : LA LIBRAIRIE DU XXIE SIECLE
Date de parution : 06/05/2021
Nombre de pages : 384
EAN : 9782021452389

Le lien social se nourrit de quelque chose qui n'est pas social. Tel est le propos de cet essai d'infra-politique dans lequel la philosophe Catherine Perret, explorant la naissance de la pédopsychiatrie et l'histoire des politiques de l'enfance en France au XXe siècle, rencontre Fernand Deligny (1913-1996).
De plus en plus étudié en Europe et aux États-Unis, Deligny est aujourd'hui encore un célèbre inconnu. Wikipédia le présente comme « un opposant farouche à la prise en charge asilaire des enfants difficiles ou délinquants et des enfants autistes ». C'est oublier qu'il fut également conteur, écrivain, cinéaste, cartographe, et que les inventions plastiques et poétiques de ce bricoleur de génie contribuent pour une large part à ses expérimentations cliniques.
Dans ce livre, Catherine Perret inscrit Deligny dans l'histoire des révolutions psychiatriques qui, suite à l'« extermination douce des fous » dans les hôpitaux psychiatriques français durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, surent faire de la folie une perspective sur l'humain et du soin psychique une pratique sociale.
Les expérimentations éducatives et cliniques de Deligny, ses inventions plastiques éclairent ce qui, chez les humains, vise à la création d'un milieu : un milieu loin du langage et qui ne se laisse capter qu'en images.
Catherine Perret montre que la prise en compte sans exclusive de l'humain ne dépend pas seulement de la capacité qu'auraient les sociétés à inclure de plus en plus d'individus dans le respect de leurs différences. Elle dépend aussi de leur capacité à prendre acte de la différence entre la part civilisable de l'homme et son noyau non civilisable, mais pourtant humain. C'est par là que son essai rejoint l'agenda politique de l'anthropologie contemporaine.

John C. Burnham Early Career Award

FHHS/JHBS John C. Burnham Early Career Award

Call for applications

The submission deadline is June 1, 2021. Please submit your CV and manuscript (in PDF format) to eherman@uoregon.edu

FHHS award information: http://fhhs.org/awards/

The Forum for History of Human Science (FHHS) and the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Science (JHBS) encourage researchers in their early careers to submit unpublished manuscripts for the annual John C. Burnham Early Career Award, named in honor of this prominent historian of the human sciences and past-editor of JHBS. The publisher provides the author of the paper an honorarium of US $500 at the time the manuscript is accepted for publication by JHBS. (see details below).

Guidelines for the award: Unpublished manuscripts in English dealing with any aspect of the history of the human sciences. The paper should meet the publishing guidelines of the JHBS. Eligible scholars are those who do not hold tenured university positions (or equivalent) and are not more than seven years beyond the Ph.D. Graduate students and independent scholars are encouraged to submit. Manuscripts may be re-submitted for the prize, as long as they have not been published or submitted to another journal and the submitting scholar is still in early career. The manuscript cannot be submitted to any other journal and still qualify for this award. Please also submit a CV. Past winners are not eligible to submit again.

The winning submission will be announced at the annual History of Science Society meeting. (If there are no submissions of suitable quality in any given year, no award will be given for that year.) The winning article can then be submitted to JHBS with FHHS endorsement and will undergo the regular review process. When the article is accepted for publication, the publisher of JHBS will announce the award and issue a US $500 honorarium. Although it is technically possible that someone might win the Burnham Early Career Award and not receive the honorarium, FHHS and JHBS do not expect this to happen under normal circumstances.

FHHS Article Prize. The submission deadline is June 1, 2021. Please submit your article (in PDF format) to eherman@uoregon.edu

The Forum for History of Human Science awards a biennial prize (a nonmonetary honor) for the best article published recently on some aspect of the history of the human sciences. The article prize is awarded in odd-numbered years. The winner of the prize is announced at the annual History of Science Society meeting.

Entries are encouraged from authors in any discipline, as long as the work is related to the history of the human sciences, broadly construed, and is in English. To be eligible, the article must have been published within the three years previous to the year of the award. Preference will be given to authors who have not won the award previously.