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Recent Content

(Updated Program) Medieval Medical Manuscripts: A Colloquium. Leiden (December 14, 2016)

A new paper has been added to the Program: the morning schedule the same, but the afternoon schedule now runs:

12.30 - 2 pm – Lunch (on your own)

2.00 - 2.40 pm – Francis Newton (Duke University)
The Oldest Surviving Manuscript of the Articella: Paris lat. 7029 and its Original Home

2.40-3.10 Iolanda Ventura (CNRS, Orléans)
Some Considerations on the Development of Practica Pantegni II

3.10 - 3.40 pm Coffee break

CFP: CSTM-Sponsored Panels for the 2017 ASA (Chicago, November 9-12, 2017)

The Caucus on Science, Technology, and Medicine (CSTM) within the American Studies Association seeks panel proposals for the 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, November 9-12, 2017.


In particular, we seek proposals that address the 2017 Annual Meeting theme: “Pedagogies of Dissent.” Per the ASA website:


‘Pedagogies of Dissent’ emphasizes the conjuncture of education, politics, and intellectual work that has long been and remains central to the vibrancy of American studies.”


Conference: The Science of Information, 1870-1945: The Universalization of Knowledge in a Utopian Age

Dear colleagues,

I'm writing to let you know about a conference that will be taking place at the Chemical Heritage Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Feb 23-25, 2017. All who are interested are warmly invited to attend.

CFP: Columbia History of Science Group, Friday Harbor, WA (March 3 - 4, 2017)

Columbia History of Science Group Meeting
Friday Harbor, WA
March 3-4, 2017

The CHSG has been meeting for over 30 years in the beautiful San Juan Islands. The Group has a long tradition of providing a congenial environment for scholars to share ideas about new projects and for graduate students to present their work, all while enjoying the camaraderie and inspiring environment of the Pacific Northwest.