Size:156 x 234 mm
Illustrations:11 b/w, 23 col.
On the Plastic Surgery of the Ears and Nose. The Nepalese Recension of the Suśrutasaṃhitā
A thousand-year-old Ayurvedic manuscript containing the Compendium of Suśruta was announced to the scholarly world in 2007. The Nepalese manuscript, since adopted by UNESCO as part of the Memory of the World, reveals the state of classical Indian medicine in the ninth century. It enables us to study the changes in this medical classic that have taken place from the ninth to the nineteenth century, when printed texts began to dominate the dissemination of the work. The present monograph describes the research project focussed on this manuscript and offers an edition, study and translation of the historically important chapter about the plastic surgery on the nose and ears.
Medievalists with Disabilities Roundtable IMC 2024
Call for abstracts
After five successful roundtables bringing up issues around disability in Higher Education, we propose another roundtable for IMC 2024.
We invite abstracts for 5 minute talks for the roundtable. We understand disability in the broadest sense, incorporating visible and invisible impairments, chronic illness and mental health, to name but a few.
Topics might include:
· Your own circumstances in a HE institution
· Pinpointing a particular issue that needs addressing
· Highlighting an example of good practice in your own institution
· Issues of intersectionality: how disability might interact with other factors that have an impact on marginalized people e.g. gender, class, sexuality, and/or race
You can participate in a roundtable as well as presenting a paper, so please do consider submitting an abstract for this roundtable if you’re already planning to present. You don’t have to identify as disabled to participate, for example if you’d like to share an example of good practice, but priority will be given to disabled scholars.
Please submit a title for your talk as well as a brief summary (no more than 150 words) to Alex Lee (email@example.com) by 3 September 2023.
We are also seeking a chair for the session, so please let me know if you’d like that role.
You can watch last year’s video here: https://mymedia.leeds.ac.uk/Mediasite/Play/ee5aaa926dcd42b998c7dbd36852980f1d
Predoctoral Fellow (M/F/D), 6 or 12-months appointment
Call for applications
The Max Planck Society is Germany’s premier research organization. The 86 Max Planck Institutes conduct research at the highest levels in the service of the general public, in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sci- ences, and the humanities.
For the Max Planck Research Group “Visualizing Science in Media Revolutions”, led by Dr. Sietske Fransen, the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome (Italy) seeks to appoint:
A Predoctoral Fellow (M/F/D) (6 or 12-months appointment)
The Max Planck Research Group, based at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, has been formed to examine how scientific practitioners visualize their ideas, illustrate their working methods, and communicate their observations, with a specific focus on the early modern period. We are especially interested in the impact that new media have had on processes of visualization and whether or not changes in these processes reflect new ways of thinking. A new visual culture emerged in the early modern period by those in pursuit of knowledge due to a variety of reasons. These included: new media and new formats (for example printed (fold-out) images and diagrams, paper tools, and the scientific journal); new instruments for observing the world (such as telescopes and microscopes); and new strategies of communication needed for the changing understanding of nature and the world. By comparing media, tools, and modes of communication in different fields of early modern science, such as medicine, music, architecture, astronomy, and mathematics, the members of this research group investigate the impact of new media on the visual communication of science. As a group of historians with expertise in the study of media, visualization, and (the history of) science, the Research Group also investigates the impact of current digital media and tools on (our own) working practices in the humanities and sciences. The group uses a wide variety of research methods and, in doing so, draws upon visual culture, art history, media studies, history of the book, cultural anthropology, and history of science and medicine. In previous years the group has worked on diagrams as abstract visualizations of knowledge, as well as media revolutions and print culture, and we are now especially interested in the practice of drawing as a tool for observation and thought.
More information on the research group including past events can be found here: https://www.biblhertz.it/de/research-groups/visualizing-science.
We welcome applications from candidates from all disciplines. The working language of the Research Group is English. The positions are to be taken up in the calendar year of 2024.
Your application should include:
The appointment is for 6 or 12 months. The position is full-time (39/40 hours per week) and is paid equivalent of 65% of the German Civil Service Collective Agreement (TVöD Bund), level E 13.
Furthermore, we offer opportunities regarding work life balance as well as health promotion services.
The Max Planck society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Furthermore, The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
Candidates should submit their application in English on the following website by the end of September 30th, 2023: https://recruitment.biblhertz.it/
Dérèglement et politique des corps au Moyen Âge. Les corps désordonnés
Nombre de pages : 272
Les auteurs chrétiens au Moyen Âge ont forgé des figures typiques de l’être déréglé. Ils enrichissent ses caractéristiques au fil du temps en établissant une relation nécessaire entre les comportements déréglés et les attitudes religieuses et politiques.
Assistant or Associate Professor of Medical Humanities - Rice University (Houston, Texas)
Call for applications
Oct 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
The School of Humanities at Rice University in Houston, Texas seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in Medical Humanities, specializing in the history of medicine and health in the 19th-21st centuries. The primary appointment will be in the History department or Transnational Asian Studies department in the School of Humanities, with an agreement describing the candidate’s role in the Medical Humanities program relating to teaching, research, and service activities. A research focus on minoritized or marginalized communities is highly desired, with a preference for scholars who can connect with Rice’s Science and Technology Studies program, the Department of Transnational Asian Studies, and/or the Center for African and African American Studies. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in history, history of medicine, history of science, or related interdisciplinary field by July 1, 2024.
The Medical Humanities program at Rice University aims to become a leading program in the United States focused on health equity, social justice, patient narratives and experiences, and ethical, human-centered technology development for health care settings. The newly established Medical Humanities Research Institute at Rice will provide resources and opportunities for faculty to work with our partners in the Texas Medical Center and engage in international collaborations. The successful candidate for this position will hold a primary appointment in the History department or Transnational Asian Studies department in the School of Humanities, with equal participation in teaching, research, and service activities in the Medical Humanities program. Applicants should be prepared to teach regularly-offered undergraduate and graduate courses in Medical Humanities, along with courses in their own field of expertise. The normal course load in the Humanities is 2:2, and teaching will be split between the candidate’s primary department and the Program in Medical Humanities.
Please submit your application by October 15, 2023 (via Interfolio). Applications must include a letter of application, CV, a writing sample of ca. 25 pages, evidence of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation. Finalists will also be asked for teaching evaluations (if available).
The Medical Humanities program was launched at Rice University in the fall of 2016 in response to student demand, faculty interest, and nationwide recognition that well-rounded students with humanities training bring valuable skills to health care and clinical research. The program takes a multidisciplinary approach to teaching and research on human experiences of health and illness, with a strong focus on health equity and justice. We aim to increase equity and inclusiveness through learning focused on social and cultural history, diversity, ethics, and health disparities. The School of Humanities has identified Medical Humanities as a strategic priority. Our program has strong collaborations with institutions in the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world, the University of Texas Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Baylor College of Medicine, and numerous community organizations. For more information on the program, see: https://medicalhumanities.rice.edu/.
Rice University is a private, comprehensive research university located in the heart of Houston’s dynamic museum district and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. The fourth largest and most diverse city in the United States, Houston provides an opportunity for scholars to collaborate with area universities, museums, the Texas Medical Center, and civic organizations, and to engage with the broader metropolitan community. Rice University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across eight schools and has a student body of over 4,000 undergraduates and a nearly equal number of graduate students. Rice is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report, and is ranked No. 1 for race/class interaction and No. 1 for quality of life by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Its hallmarks include a very high level of research activity and intellectual innovation, a 6:1 student-faculty ratio, and a commitment to diversity at all levels.
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
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Historicizing “Therapeutic Culture”: Towards a Material and Polycentric History of Psychologization
Edited by Rémy Amouroux, Lucie Gerber, Camille Jaccard, Milana Aronov
Historicizing “therapeutic culture”—Towards a material and polycentric history of psychologization
Rémy Amouroux, Lucie Gerber, Camille Jaccard, Milana Aronov
SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLES
Ernest Dichter's fur coat models: Fashioning a therapeutic culture
Christopher M. Rudeen
Dance becomes therapeutic in the mid to late 20th century
Paying attention to each other. An essay on the transnational intersections of industrial economy, subjectivity, and governance in East Germany's social-psychological training
The crying boss: Activating “human resources” through sensitivity training in 1970s Sweden
Trauma, protest, and therapeutic culture in Algeria since the 1980s
BOOK AND MEDIA REVIEWS
Desperate remedies: Psychiatry's turbulent quest to cure mental illness Andrew Scull Harvard University Press, 2022. 512 pp. $35.00 (cloth). ISBN: 9780674265103
Experiments of the mind: From the cognitive psychology lab to the world of Facebook and Twitter, Emily Martin.: Princeton University Press, 2022. 312 pp. $27.95 (paper). ISBN: 9780691177311
Psychic investigators: Anthropology, modern spiritualism, and credible witnessing in the late Victorian age. Efram Sera-Shriar, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2022. 222 pages. $50 (cloth). ISBN: 978-0-8229-4707-3.
David T. Schmit
Schizophrenia: An unfinished history Orna Ophir, Polity, 2022. 224 pp. $42 (cloth). ISBN: 9781509536474.
The analyst: A daughter's memoir, Alice Wexler Columbia University Press, 2022. 296 pp. $35.00 (cloth). ISBN: 9780231202787.
Young Foucault: The Lille manuscripts on psychopathology, phenomenology, and anthropology, 1952–1955 Elisabetta Basso; Marie Satya McDonough (trans.) Columbia University Press, 2022. 331 pp. $30.00 (paper). ISBN: 9780231205856
The Early Foucault By Stuart Elden, Polity. 2021. 281 + xiv pp. $26.96 (paper). ISBN: 978-1509525966
The Huxleys: An intimate history of evolution, By Alison Bashford, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. 2022. 576 pages. $30.00 (cloth). ISBN 13: 978-0-226-72011-1
Raymond E. Fancher
Turning archival: The life of the historical in queer studies, Daniel Marshall, Zeb Tortorici (Eds.), Durham: Duke University Press. 2022. 392 pages. $29.95 (paperback). ISBN: 978-1-4780-1797-4
Katherine A. Hubbard
Andrea Cesalpino's De Plantis Libri XVI (1583) and the Transformation of Medical Botany in the 16th Century
Edition, Translation, and Commentary on Book I Quentin Hiernaux and Corentin Tresnie
Volume 9 in the series Medical Traditions
In 1583 the Italian botanist and physician Andrea Cesalpino (1524–1603) published De Plantis Libri XVI, made of 16 books (libri), considered to be the first treatise where botany is treated independently from medicine. In so doing, he broke with a long tradition inherited in Western science from Antiquity and perpetuated during the Middle Age through the early Renaissance. De Plantis lays the foundations of scientific systematics through a new focus on plant morphology and natural similarities and became a milestone in the history of Western botany. It is a precious testimony to the evolution of botanical and physiological knowledge in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and illustrates the role of Aristotelian philosophy in 16th-century knowledge. The volume includes an introductory essay about Cesalpino's philosophy and botany, a critical edition of the Latin text, a translation, a commentary, and indexes. It should interest scholars in Renaissance studies, historians, and philosophers of science and medicine, as well as botanists and plant scientists curious about the history of plant sciences.
Author / Editor information
Quentin Hiernaux, FNRS-Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; Corentin Tresnie, FNRS-Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
CHSTM Postgrad Seminars
Call for Presentations
The postgraduate section of the Centre of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester has the pleasure to invite postgraduate research students to present their work during our Lunchtime Seminar Series planned for the academic year of 2023/2024. Applications for a presentation spot are currently open.
We are looking for papers which address any part of the vast field that is HSTM, either discussing locally-relevant topics, international subjects, transnational points, or general analytical commentary on historical items pertaining to science, technology and medicine. You can visit our website, to familiarise yourself with our past Lunchtime Seminar editions: https://chstmphdblog.wordpress.com/lunchtime-seminars/
The lunchtime seminar series runs throughout the academic year every Tuesday, 1-2pm. The seminar is composed of a 30-minute presentation, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. These seminars are held via Zoom.
We invited you to fill the form at https://forms.gle/CTp6DV5L75wArepDA
If you meet trouble opening or filling the form, please feel free to contact Daniela Dandes at firstname.lastname@example.org or Xinyue Li at email@example.com with the following:
After an assessment of suitability, we will come back to you to confirm your spot. At a later stage, you will be asked to provide an additional abstract and personal bio for the presentation. Please note that your abstract and title will be posted on our website and Twitter.
Application deadline: 1st September
In case you have any questions about your application or the seminar process, please feel free to get in touch with either Daniela or Xinyue via the provided email addresses.
Disability, Medicine, and Healing Discourse in Early Christianity
Susan R. Holman, Chris L. de Wet, Jonathan L. Zecher (Editors)
Publisher : Routledge; 1st edition (August 4, 2023)
Language : English
Hardcover : 194 pages
ISBN-13 : 978-0367521004
Using contemporary theories drawn from health humanities, this volume analyses the nature and effects of disability, medicine, and health discourse in a variety of early Christian literature.
In recent years, the "medical turn" in early Christian studies has developed a robust literature around health, disability, and medicine, and the health humanities have made critical interventions in modern conversations around the aims of health and the nature of healthcare. Considering these developments, it has become clear that early Christian texts and ideas have much to offer modern conversations, and that these texts are illuminated using theoretical lenses drawn from modern medicine and public health. The chapters in this book explore different facets of early Christian engagement with medicine, either in itself or as metaphor and material for theological reflections on human impairment, restoration, and flourishing. Through its focus on late antique religious texts, the book raises questions around the social, rather than biological, aspects of illness and diminishment as a human experience, as well as the strategies by which that experience is navigated. The result is an innovative and timely intervention in the study of health and healthcare that bridges current divides between historical studies and contemporary issues.
Taken together, the book offers a prismatic conversation of perspectives on aspects of care at the heart of societal and individual "wellness" today, inviting readers to meet or revisit patristic texts as tracings across a map of embodied identity, dissonance, and corporal care. It is a fascinating resource for anyone working on ancient medicine and health, or the social worlds of early Christianity.
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Warwick
Call for applications
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Warwick encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply to The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, for Fellowships hosted at Warwick starting in the 2024/25 academic year
The Faculty is one of the world’s top 50 Arts and Humanities faculties and is home to a thriving research culture spread across six Departments and Schools. These are Classics and Ancient History; English and Comparative Literary Studies: History; Modern Languages and Cultures; Cross-Faculty Studies; and the School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures, which includes Film and Television Studies, Theatre and Performance Studies, History of Art, the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies, and the Warwick Writing Programme. The Faculty also hosts a number of outstanding research centres, including the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies and the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance. Further information about each of these and the Faculty’s research can be found here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/research/.
Applications are welcomed from candidates who have a strong research profile and meet the following eligibility criteria: Applicants are expected to have completed their viva voce between 1 April 2021 and 1 April 2024.
They must either be a UK/EEA national, have completed their doctorate at a UK university or have a strong prior association with the UK academic community
They must not yet have held a permanent academic appointment
Appointments at the University of Warwick are dependent on the award of the Fellowship. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during the funded period. For more information on the scheme’s aims and eligibility criteria, please visit https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/postdoctoral-fellowships/
Prospective applicants are required to identify an academic mentor at the University of Warwick. Candidates should approach their mentor to discuss the project at the earliest opportunity.
Applications will require approval from the proposed host department. For this, candidates will need to send the following information by email to Colette Kelly, Research Support Officer for the Faculty of Arts (Colette.Kelly@warwick.ac.uk) by 5 pm on Monday, 28th August 2023 for the purpose of an internal selection round:
If their application is approved, candidates will be invited to submit their full proposal through Flexi-Grant, the British Academy’s application portal. They will be supported in this process by the University’s Research and Impact Services team. For more information about this and for any other enquiries about the scheme, please contact Colette Kelly on the above email address. The deadline for submissions to the British Academy is Wednesday, 4th October 2023.
Forensic cultures in modern Europe
Willemijn Ruberg, Lara Bergers, Pauline Dirven, Sara Serrano Martínez (Editors)
Publisher : Manchester University Press (August 1, 2023)
Language : English
Hardcover : 304 pages ISBN-13 : 978-1526172334
This edited volume examines the performance and role of scientific experts in modern European courts of law and police investigations. It discusses cases from criminal, civil and international law to parse the impact of forensic evidence and expertise in different European countries. The contributors show how modern forensic science and technology are inextricably entangled with political ideology, gender norms and changes in the law and legal systems. Discussing fascinating case studies, they highlight how the ideology of authoritarian and liberal regimes has affected the practical enactment of forensic expertise. They also emphasise the influence of images of masculinity and femininity on the performance of experts and on their assessment of evidence, victims and perpetrators. This book is an important contribution to our knowledge of modern European forensic practices.
Durham Residential Research Library Fellowships for the academic year 2023 - 2024
Call for applications
The Durham Residential Research Library (http://durham-rrl.org.uk/) is delighted to invite applications from researchers for Visiting Fellowships of one month in duration.
The Durham Residential Research Library aims to enable and foster research across the historic collections of Durham, notably Palace Green Library, the Oriental Museum, the Library of Ushaw College (the former Roman Catholic seminary just outside the City), the medieval Priory Library, the Cathedral Library and the archives of Durham Cathedral.
The resources available to scholars include not only libraries and archives, but also collections of visual and material culture, and architectural assets. The purpose of the Visiting Fellowships is to support research into these globally significant collections.
The Barker Visiting Fellowships are intended to support research into any of the collections held in Durham and there are a number of Lendrum Priory Library Fellowships available specifically to support work on the surviving contents of Durham Cathedral’s medieval priory library. This collection is currently the focus of a large-scale digitisation project, Durham Priory Library Recreated www.durhampriory.ac.uk.
Fellows will be encouraged to work collaboratively with academic subject specialists, librarians, archivists and curators to realise the collections’ research potential, and to develop innovative research agendas. They will also be encouraged to participate in the life of the University, particularly its broad range of seminar series.
Applicants should submit a short CV together with a summary of the project and materials they propose to work on, and the expected publications or other outcomes (maximum two sides of A4). Applications should demonstrate a serious research interest that focuses on primary source material within the collections held at Durham. Applicants who plan to collaborate with Durham academic staff are especially welcome and should mention this in their application.
There will be five fellowship intakes throughout the academic year, lasting for four weeks each:
Oct = 9 Oct – 3 Nov 2023
Nov = 13 Nov – 8 Dec 2023 Feb = 12 Feb – 8 March 2024 May = 22 April – 17 May 2024 June = 3 June – 28 June 2024
Applicants should indicate their preferred dates. They should also indicate to which university department(s) and/or research centres their research most relates. Applications should be submitted by noon on Wednesday 27 September 2023. We shall aim to notify successful candidates by the beginning of October 2023.
Fellows will be granted an honorarium of £2,000 per month towards their transport and subsistence costs. A small number of PhD bursaries may be available to the value of £600. Please note that fellows will be expected to arrange their own travel and accommodation.
Applicants are strongly advised to consult with the relevant collections staff to ensure that the materials they wish to work with are available at the times of their visit. This is particularly important in the case of the Oriental Museum, the Cathedral Library, 5 The College and Ushaw Library, all of which have limited opening hours.
Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence in Durham and to participate in and make a contribution to the intellectual life of the University.
Information about the collections can be found here:
Academic enquiries: Dr James Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org Please send applications to: RRL.email@example.com
Memory, Anniversaries and Mental Health in International Historical Perspective. Faith in Reform
BSHM Congress 2023
13-16 September 2023
The President and Officers of the British Society for the History of Medicine look forward to welcoming you to the 2023 BSHM Congress at Cardiff University. Participation is open to all interested in the history of medicine and there are reduced rates for students.
Cardiff is a thriving and dynamic creative capital city with a rich cultural heritage. The city has its own airport; high-speed rail links from London and access from the M4 motorway.
Cardiff University has excellent modern facilities close to the city centre. We are grateful to Professor Stephen Rutherford and the School of Biosciences who are our local sponsor.
Medicine in War and Conflict
Literature and Visual Art as Historical Resources
Medicine in the Age of European Colonialism
Papers and posters on general topics in the history of medicine are also welcome.
Medical Care and Military Surgery during the British Civil Wars: The Civil War Petitions Project
Professor Andrew Hopper (Professor of Local and Social History) & Dr Ismini Pells (Departmental Lecturer), Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford.
Lecture on Literature and Visual Art as Historical Resources
The organisers regret that due to unforeseen circumstances the previously scheduled speakers are unable to attend the Congress. Any update will be posted here.
Medical Research on the Edges of Empire: British Colonial Medicine in the 19th Century
Dr Elise Smith (Associate Professor in the History of Medicine), University of Warwick.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE HIGH NUMBER OF ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED AND ACCEPTED, ORAL PRESENTATIONS ON THE THEME OF ‘MEDICINE IN WAR AND CONFLICT’ WILL TAKE PLACE ON BOTH THURSDAY AND FRIDAY OF THE CONGRESS
WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2023
14:00 John Blair Trust Meeting (Trustees only)
15:00 BSHM Officers and Representatives Committee (Invitation only)
17.30 Welcome Reception
19:30 Evening close
THURSDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2023
Themes: MEDICINE IN WAR AND CONFLICT & FREE PAPERS
08:00 Registration and refreshments
09:00 Congress programme
17:00 Congress close
FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2023
Themes: LITERATURE AND VISUAL ARTS AS HISTORICAL RESOURCES, MEDICINE IN WAR AND CONFLICT & FREE PAPERS
08:30 Registration and refreshments
09:00 Congress programme
17:00 Congress close
19:00 Congress Dinner (Aberdare Hall, Cardiff University)
22:30 Evening close
SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2023
Themes: MEDICINE IN THE AGE OF EUROPEAN COLONIALISM & FREE PAPERS
08:30 Registration and refreshments
09:00 Congress programme
14:00 Congress end
Vie, activité, handicap : réadaptations et normes médico-sociales
Éditions De La Sorbonne
14 Septembre 2023
À propos Les invalidités semblent chargées d'une part immuable et de fixité, où se mêlent médecine, assistance et monstruosité. Mais les possibilités ouvertes aux personnes invalides ont été considérablement transformées au début du XXe siècle, par le droit et le travail, à partir de la Première Guerre mondiale.
C'est alors qu'a été affirmée la compatibilité de l'invalidité et de l'exercice d'un travail, alors que, depuis la fin du Moyen Âge, l'invalidité se définissait par l'inaptitude au travail. La notion de handicap est née à partir de cette idée d'un emploi possible des personnes invalides, grâce à leur réadaptation, c'est-à-dire à leur rééducation physique et professionnelle.
Suivre cette histoire permet de comprendre comment, à partir de ce droit au travail, en tant que celui-ci va de pair avec un droit à une assistance inconditionnée, les personnes handicapées ont pu desserrer l'étau de la survie et de l'urgence dans lequel leurs existences avaient été jusque-là prises, en dehors des secours des familles et de la charité.
Les normes médico-sociales de réadaptation sont ainsi exemplaires non pas de la toute-puissance de certains systèmes et de certaines exigences biopolitiques, mais de la fragilité et des limites des normes, en concurrence et traversées de tensions internes.
Comprendre leur histoire, leurs valeurs directrices et leurs articulations permet de mieux comprendre ce qui se joue dans le droit du travail et dans les droits humains pour les personnes handicapées.
Individuality, Self-Care, and Self-Preservation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Science
Special Issue Introduction: Individuality, Self-Care, and Self-Preservation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Science
Authors: Steven Vanden Broecke and Jonathan Regier
Governing Health: The Doctor’s Authority, the Patient’s Agency, and the Reading of Regimina sanitatis Literature
Author: Marilyn Nicoud
Astrological Self-Government at the Fifteenth-Century Court of Bourbon
Author: Steven Vanden Broecke
Education and the Cultivation of the Early Modern Self: Cultura Animi as Self-Care in Juan Luis Vives
Author: Koen Vermeir
Shadows of the Thrown Spear: Girolamo Cardano on Anxiety, Dreams, and the Divine in Nature
Author: Jonathan Regier
Francis Bacon on Self-Care, Divination, and the Nature–Fortune Distinction
Author: Silvia Manzo
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and his impact on the history of microscopy
Thursday 14 September
9am Welcome and opening remarks
Sietske Fransen, Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History,
Session 1: The Royal Society and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek
9:15am Instrumental visions in the early Royal Society
Sachiko Kusukawa, University of Cambridge
Idol of the tribe: Leeuwenhoek, the Dutch and the Royal Society
Eric Jorink, Leiden University & Huygens Institute, Netherlands
10:45am Coffee and Networking (25 minutes)
Session 2: Antoni van Leeuwenhoek in his historical context
11:10am The nutmeg and the mite: on Antoni van Leeuwenhoek’s ecological expertise
Christoffer Basse Eriksen, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany
Leeuwenhoek and the study of plants in the seventeenth-century Dutch
Fabrizio Baldassarri, Marie Sklodowska Curie fellow at Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy
and Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
12:40pm Lunch (50 minutes)
Session 3: Early microscopy and images
1:30pm Many hands, many oaks: Leeuwenhoek and Grew in conversation
Pamela Mackenzie, SSHRC visiting Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Cambridge
The Making of the microworld: observation, drawing, print
Ellen Pater, Huygens Institute & Leiden University, Netherlands
3pm Coffee and Networking (30 minutes)
Session 4: Instruments and Philosophical Questions
3:30pm Positioning Leeuwenhoek’s microscopes in seventeenth-century microscopy
Tiemen Cocquyt, Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, Leiden, Netherlands
But what were they actually looking for?
Christoph Lüthy, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Friday 15 September
Session 5: Circulating microscopic discoveries
9am Reading images – understanding texts – replicating experiments
Sietske Fransen, Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History,
Microscope modification and use by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek
Lesley Robertson, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
10:30am Coffee and Networking (30 minutes)
Session 6: Microscopy post-Leeuwenhoek
11am Fit for polite society: Pierre Lyonet (1706 – 1789) on publishing natural history
in the eighteenth century
Larissa van Vianen, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Royal Microscopical Society – where it came from and where it is going
John L Hutchison, Royal Microscopical Society
12:30pm Lunch (60 minutes)
Session 7: All about lenses
1:30pm Changing perspectives: practising with solar microscopes
Peter Heering, Europa-Universität Flensburg, Germany
What’s new about an old optical (hi)story? Re-thinking the 'birth' of the
Marvin Bolt and Michael Korey, Technische Universität Berlin and Mathematisch-
Physikalischer Salon, Dresden, Germany
3pm Coffee and Networking (30 minutes)
Session 8: Bringing Antoni van Leeuwenhoek into the twenty-first century
3:30pm The Collected Letters of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek – the publishing history of
the Leeuwenhoek Committee (1931 – 2023)
Douglas Anderson and Huib Zuidervaart, Editors of the Collected Letters,
Netherlands; Guest researchers Huygens Institute
Portraying micro-life with seventeenth-century microscopes
Wim van Egmond, Visual Artist, Netherlands
Scientific and Medical Knowledge Production, 1796-1918. Volume I: Curiosity
Edited By Rob Boddice
May 31, 2023
This volume is divided according to moral themes within medicine and science. The sources represent dominant notes within the culture of knowledge production that capture the moral/emotional/social justification for the making of expertise through experiment. This volume focuses on curiosity, given as the scientist’s chief motivating factor for the finding of new facts, and as an essential character trait for anyone entering the scientific life. It is also the source of controversy and criticism, since curiosity alone increasingly looked amoral at best and immoral at worst, as the nineteenth century wore on.
Paul Bunge Prize 2024
Call for applications
The German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker- GDCh) and the German
Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische
Chemie) invite proposals for the Paul Bunge Prize 2024.
The Paul Bunge Prize honours outstanding research publications on all aspects of the
history of scientific instruments. The prize is endowed with 7.500 Euro. It is awarded for
either individual books or papers published within the last five years or for lifetime
achievements. Submitted works may be published in English, German or French.
Both self-applications and nominations are accepted. Both should include the publications
to be considered, a curriculum vitae and a full list of publications. The Advisory Board of
the Hans R. Jenemann Foundation will decide on the prize winner.
Submit your application or nomination, including cover letter, CV and publications on the
history of scientific instruments, by September 30, 2023 via the online form at
www.gdch.de/paulbungepreis or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Though digital versions are explicitly
preferred, printed copies can be sent to the GDCh office attn: Dr. Jasmin Herr.
The award ceremony will take place in Gießen on March 21 to 22, 2024 on the occasion of
the conference of The History of Chemistry division of the German Chemical Societ
Letters and the Body, 1700–1830. Writing and Embodiment
Edited by Sarah Goldsmith, Sheryllynne Haggerty, Karen Harvey
Edition 1st Edition
First Published July 2023
Pub. Location New York
This collection explores the multifaceted relationship between letters and bodies in the long eighteenth century, featuring a broad selection of women and men’s letters in Britain, North America and the Caribbean, from the labouring poor to the landed elite.
In eleven chapters, scholars from various disciplines draw on different methodological approaches that include close readings of single letters, social historical analyses of large corpora and a material culture approach to the object of the letter. This research includes personal letters exchanged among family and friends, formal correspondence and letters that were incorporated into published forewords and appendices, journals and memoirs. Section 1 explores the letter as a substitute for the absent body, the imagined physical encounters and performances envisaged by letter writers and the means through which these imagined sensations were conveyed. Section 2 examines the letter as a material object that served as a conduit for descriptions of the material body and as an instrument for embodied encounters. Section 3 focuses on how correspondents purposefully used their bodies in letters as a means to create intimacy, to generate social networks and build a ‘body politic’.
This interdisciplinary volume centred around letters will be of interest to scholars and students in a variety of fields including eighteenth-century studies, cultural history and literature.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction Part 1: Imagined Bodies and Imagining Touch 1. Absent Bodies? Gouty Brethren and Sensitive Hearts in William Constable’s Letters from the Grand Tour 1769-1771 2. Imagining Youth: Epistolary Representations of the Eighteenth-Century Adolescent and Youthful Body 3. Touch Me if You Can: Paper Bodies in Letter to and from the Eighteenth-Century French Caribbean Part 2: Material Bodies/Material Letters 4. Sympathy in Practice: Eighteenth-Century Letters and the Material Body 5. "Urge, urge, urge, dogs gnawing": Pain, Play and the Material Text in Jonathan Swift’s Journal to Stella 6. Blackness, Whiteness and Bodily Degeneration in British Women’s Letters from India 7. P. S. Ten Thousand Kisses: Postscript, Appendices and Desire in The Memoirs of Mrs. Sophia Baddeley, Late of Drury Lane Theatre Part 3: Bodies Deployed 8. I "never had the happeness of Receivin one Letter from You": Unlettered Letters from Jamaica, 1756 9. Constructing the Body in English Pauper Letters, 1780-1834 10. Labouring Bodies: Work Animals and Hack Writers in Oliver Goldsmith’s Letters 11. Sons of Liberty: Epistolary Bodies and the Early American Revolution
Bourse de congrès pour jeunes chercheurs.euses en histoire de la pharmacie
Appel à candidatures
MODALITÉ D’ATTRIBUTION POUR LA PARTICIPATION AU CONGRÈS INTERNATIONAL D’HISTOIRE DE LA PHARMACIE
DU 4 AU 7 SEPTEMBRE 2024
La SHP a décidé d’attribuer à trois chercheur/ses en histoire de la pharmacie des bourses d’étude. Les lauréats recevront chacun une bourse de 2000 € dédiée à leur participation, sans aucun frais, au Congrès International d’histoire de la pharmacie de Belgrade du 4 au 7 septembre 2024 où ils y présenteront le fruit de leur travail sous la bannière de la SHP.
L’attribution de ces bourses est soumise aux modalités de sélections suivantes.
RÈGLES DE PARTICIPATION AUX SÉLECTIONS
* Chercheur ou chercheuse français(e) né(e) après 1989;
* CV de présentation sur une page à part;
* Proposition d’article à visée de communication orale de 20 minutes (et éventuellement de publi-
cation dans la Revue d’Histoire de la Pharmacie)
* Thème libre sur l’histoire de la pharmacie, mais article réalisé à partir de sources originales et
référencées, qui permettra au candidat de démontrer son habileté à manipuler les sources origi-
* ne pas présenter un travail émanent de thèse, mémoire, rapport de stage, communication ou article
RÈGLES ÉDITORIALES DE PRÉSENTATION DU TRAVAIL
* Article sous forme de fichier word, double espace, police Time New Roman, case 12;
* Pas d’illustration dans le fichier word; des illustrations peuvent être fournies dans un fichier sépa-
ré, elles sont limitées à quatre illustrations numérotées et légendées dans le texte;
* Article en français, limité à 5 000 signes maximum (espaces compris);
* Résumé en français et en anglais limité à 500 signes maximum (espaces compris);
* Références limitées à 50 citations, en bas de page.
Structure du manuscrit :
1- titre de l’article (en gras)
2- Nom et prénom de l’auteur
3- adresse mail de l’auteur
4 - article (cf. Règles éditoriales)
5- Résumé en anglais et en français
MODALITÉS DE SÉLECTION
* soumettre le projet (respectant les règles de participation et éditoriales) à la Société d’histoire de
la pharmacie avant le 31 janvier 2024 aux adresses mail suivantes :
email@example.com et firstname.lastname@example.org
* Un maximum de 10 candidatures seront étudiées;
* Parmi elles, trois seront retenues;
* La candidature des lauréats ayant déjà participé à un concours similaire les années précédentes est
admise, toutefois, à équivalence de mérites, la préférence sera donnée à un candidat n'ayant ja-
mais bénéficié de la bourse de congrès;
* Le comité de lecture de la SHP délibèrera entre le 1er et le 20 février 2024;
* Le résultat d’attribution des bourses de participation au Congrès sera annoncé pendant la séance
de la SHP du 28 février 2024;
PARTICIPATION DES LAURÉATS AU CONGRÈS INTERNATIONAL D’HISTOIRE DE LA
PHARMACIE, BELGRADE, SEPTEMBRE 2024
* Le lauréat deviendra membre de la Société d’histoire de la pharmacie, à titre gratuit, pendant un
an (et recevra gratuitement la Revue d’histoire de la pharmacie pendant cette année) à compter de la
date officielle de sa nomination (28 février 2024);
* Le lauréat s’engage moralement à utiliser le montant de la bourse pour financer ses différents frais
de participation au congrès de l’ISHP de Belgrade du 4 au 7 septembre 2024 sous la bannière de la
SHP : inscriptions diverses au Congrès; transport, hébergement, restauration,;
* Les présentations orales au Congrès International en Serbie pourront être faites soit en anglais,
soit en français, selon la préférence de leurs auteurs. Si la communication est faite en français, les
diapositives devront être en anglais ou bilingue français/anglais.