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Recent Content

Second CFP: Sixth International Workshop on the History of Human Genetics

Sixth International Workshop on the History of Human Genetics Glasgow, UK (Scotland), June 5-6, 2015

Principal Themes: ‘Human Gene Mapping’ and ‘Oral History of Human Genetics’

Call for Abstracts/Papers:

We would like to invite proposals for the Sixth International Workshop on the History of Human Genetics which will take place in Glasgow, UK (Scotland), 5-6 June 2015. The topics for this workshop are ‘Human Gene Mapping’ and the ‘Oral History of Human Genetics’.

CFP: Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) now accepting open panel proposals for 2015 meeting

Open Panels

4S is now accepting proposals for ‘open panels’ for our 2015 meeting, in Denver, Colorado, 11-15 November. The selected open panels will later be included as part of the formal call for papers.

CFP: World History Theory and Practice - Gender, Technology, Culture




St. John's University's History department convenes its second World History Theory and Practice conference in order to advance theories and to consider practices of world history. The conference will offer panels on both research and teaching with the aim of fostering research-driven conversations on the teaching of world history.

CFP: Panel "Medical Knowledge in Motion" - at CHAM Conference, Lisbon 15.-18.July 2015

Dear Colleagues,

please take note of this CFP for our Panel 

Project A03, The Transfer of Medical Episteme in the ‘Encyclopaedic’
Compilations of Late Antiquity (Markham J. Geller/ Philip J. van der
Eijk), Collaborative Research Center – SFB 980 “Episteme in Motion, The
Transfer of Knowledge from the Ancient World  to  the Early Modern
Period”, Berlin

DEADLINE: Next Friday, 19.12.2014
Proposal for a panel at
CHAM International Conference, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 15-18 July 2015

Medical knowledge in motion. Exchange, Transformation and Iteration in the