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Recent Content

Conference: Modernizers. Changing Science and Society in the Middle East and North Africa (1870s-1930s)

The Laboratoire SPHERE, CNRS-Université Paris Diderot is pleased to announce an international workshop on 24-25 June 2015 with the title          MODERNIZERS. CHANGING SCIENCE AND SOCIETY IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA (1870s-1930s).

Conference: Locating Forensic Science and Medicine

Registration is now open for Locating Forensic Science and Medicine. This conference -- jointly organized by Ian Burney and Neil Pemberton (CHSTM, Manchester), and Chris Hamlin (University of Notre Dame) – will be held at University of Notre Dame Global Gateway in Trafalgar Square, London, on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th July 2015.

Registration & program for "Objects in Motion: Material Culture in Transition", Cambridge, 18-20 June 2015

Registration has opened for the conference "Objects in Motion: Material Culture in Transition" taking place at CRASSH (University of Cambridge) on June 18-20, 2015. Talks which may be of specific interest to historians of science, medicine and technology include:


* Simon Schaffer (Cambridge): 'Soft matter and mobile objects' [keynote]

* Claire Sabel (Cambridge): 'Cultures of Colorimetry'

* Anita Guerrini (Oregon State University): 'The Skeleton Trade: Life, Death, and Commerce in Early Modern Europe'

Conference: Gendering Science - Women and Men Producing Knowledge

Registration is now open, and the program is available, for the conference “Gendering Science: Women and Men Producing Knowledge” of the Commission on Women and Gender Studies in History of Science, Technology and Medicine (DHST/IUHPST).

The conference will be held at Praha Karolinum, Ovocný trh 5, 116 36 Prague 1, Czech Republic, on 4 – 6 June 2015.