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Recent Content

Prize: History of the Life Sciences in the 20th Century

The “Société de Physique et d’Histoire Naturelle (SPHN) de Genève” invites applications for the Marc-Auguste Pictet Prize (2014):

The History of the Life Sciences in the 20th Century. 

The Prize rewards a published or unpublished contribution (dissertation or book) in the history of science, on the specified topic, from a scholar still in an early career stage. 

The Prize is endowed with an amount of CHF 10’000 (approx. $11,000), and may be shared. 

The work (in English, French, German or Italian) should be submitted in two printed copies and include a summary in English or French (max. 4,000 words) and a curriculum vitae. One copy of the prize-winning work will remain the property of the SPHN. 

Conference: Breaking Scientific Networks

All are invited to an upcoming conference – "Breaking Scientific Networks" – to be held this week at UC Davis.

What happens when scientific collaborations fall apart? What causes networks to falter? How resilient are they in the face of outside interference, internal strife, or major geopolitical disruption? In this one-day conference, we will look at the long history of networks, from the early modern period to the present day. Join us for the discussion – all are welcome!

Here are the details:
When: April 25th, 2014. Breakfast at 9:30am; talks and discussion from 10:00am to 6:45pm.

Book Review: Virdi-Dhesi on Edwards, 'Words Made Flesh: Nineteenth-Century Deaf Education and the Growth of Deaf Culture'

R. A. R. Edwards. Words Made Flesh: Nineteenth-Century Deaf Education and the Growth of Deaf Culture. History of Disability Series. New York: New York University Press, 2012. vii + 255 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-2243-5; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4798-8373-8.

Reviewed by Jaipreet Virdi-Dhesi (University of Toronto)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2014)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison


CFP: The 30th Annual Boulder Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science

Neurons, Mechanisms, and the Mind: The History and Philosophy of Cognitive Neuroscience

October 10–12, 2014, at the University of Colorado at Boulder

CFP: Sites of Desire: Medicine, Race, Gender and Sexuality in Colonial India and sub-Saharan Africa

While the history of medicine, generally, has been a major focus of historical scholarship in recent years, notions of race and racial purity, gender and sexuality in comparative studies have not received much attention. Medical ideologies and their relationship with race, and gender constructions, hegemony and resistance now call for detailed analyses of these.