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Call for Papers – Conference of European Society of History of Science, Lisbon

Call for Papers (First Call)
6th International Conference of
European Society of History of Science
Lisbon, 4-6 September 2014
Communicating Science, Technology and Medicine
The 6th International Conference of the European Society of History of Science will be held in Lisbon, 4-6 September 2014 and is organized by the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology(CIUHCT),a research centre associated with the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the New University of Lisbon.
The theme of the conference is “Communicating Science, Technology and Medicine”.
Communicating science, technology and medicine has always been central to the scientific and technological enterprise, but across ages and spaces agents, audiences, means, aims and agendas behind this complex process have varied considerably. The interpretations put forward by historians of science, technology and medicine have also changed considerably. Historians have been compelled recently to move away from former historiographical categories opposing creative producers to passive recipients and consumers, and contrasting the production of knowledge with its transmission. The vertical model of diffusion has been superseded by a horizontal conception of circulation and appropriation of science, technology and medicine, which gives voice to various actors and to their different, often contradictory, agendas. Within this framework, science, technology and medicine are envisaged as active forms of communication, to such an extent as ultimately blurring the distinction between the making and the communicating of science, technology and medicine.
The 6th ESHS aims at stimulating historical and historiographical studies and debates on the communication of science, technology and medicine along the following sub-thematic clusters.
1) Human and non-human agents: experts, amateurs, and institutions;
2) Networks of circulation and communication of knowledge;
3) Means of communication: correspondence, papers, books, textbooks, popularization outlets, newspapers, radio, theatre, films, cartoons and internet;
4) Spaces and modes of communication: conferences, classrooms, public demonstrations, exhibitions, instruments, collections and museums;
5) Audiences: lay and specialized audiences, consumers;
6) Rhetorical devices;
7) Communication in the European Periphery;
8) Communication in a globalized world: challenges and constraints; ideology of communication, hegemonic values and commercialized science, technology and medicine

Proposal Session Submission (Max 4 papers) and abstract of papers– 15 Dec 2013

Decision of accepted sessions – 1 February 2014

Abstract Submission (for stand-alone papers) – 20 February 2014

Decision of accepted papers – 30 March 2014



Abstracts, presentations and proceedings should be preferably in English.

A second Call for papers, with website address, fees and further information will be sent on 1 October 2013.

For any other information please contact the local secretariat Fátima de Haan (occoe@occoe.pt)

Looking forward to seeing you in Lisbon

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee

Ana Simões

Maria Paula Diogo

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and its Legacy: One Day Conf, CUNY (Free: Registration Required)

Out of the Smoke and the Flame: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and Its Legacy

March 24, 2011; 9 a.m. — 6:30 p.m.
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

March 25, 2011, will mark the centennial commemoration of one of the most important events in the history of the U.S. labor movement, the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. fire. The Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies will cosponsor a one-day national conference that will assess the historical significance of the fire with a focus on its present day legacy, from *9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 24 *. The conference is free and open to the public but registration is required due to limited space.

We hope you will attend the conference and also circulate this information to the members of your organization.

For registration, more details and the full conference program, visit .

Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU: Historian’s Eye with M. Frye Jacobson, Dec. 1

Matthew Frye Jacobson (Yale University)

“The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.”

—Barack Obama, Inaugural Address, January 20, 2009


4:00-6:00 PM

Dept. of Social & Cultural Analysis

20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10003

Beginning as a modest effort in early 2009 to capture the historic moment of our first black president’s inauguration in photographs and interviews, the “Our Better History” project and the Historian’s Eye website have evolved into an expansive collection of some 1300+ photographs and an audio archive addressing Obama’s first term in office, the ’08 economic collapse and its fallout, two wars, the raucous politics of healthcare reform, the emergence of a new right-wing formation in opposition to Obama, the politics of immigration, Wall Street reform, street protests of every stripe, the BP oil spill, and the escalation of anti-Muslim sentiment nationwide. In addition to catching this moment like a firefly in a mason jar, the project seeks to encourage a new relationship to history itself—a mental habit of apprehending the past in the present and history-in-the-making.

Matthew Frye Jacobson is professor of American Studies, History, and African American Studies at Yale and author of five books in the areas of immigration, race, empire, and US political culture.

Next Wed, 11/17: Publication Celebration of RETHINKING U.S. LABOR HISTORY: Tamiment Library

Tamiment Library and Program in Metropolitan Studies invites you to join us in celebrating the publication of
Rethinking U.S. Labor History:
Essays on the Working-Class Experience, 1756 – 2009

ed. Donna T. Haverty-Stacke and Daniel J. Walkowitz (Continuum International Publishing Group)
With a panel discussion on Rethinking U.S. Labor History: Thoughts on the Recent Past and Future of the Field to include the editor and two of the contributors: Donna Haverty-Stacke CUNY, Hunter College), Daniel Walkowitz (SCA/History, NYU), Eric Arnesen (George Washington University) and Zach Schwartz-Weinstein (American Studies, NYU) with a comment by Michael Nash of the Tamiment Library, NYU
Refreshments to follow.
6:00PM – 8:00 PM
Department of Social & Cultural Analysis
New York University
20 Cooper Square, 4th Fl
New York, NY 10003

Call for Papers: The Conference on New York State History (Proposals Due 12/31)

The Conference on New York State History
June 2—4, 2011

Sponsored by New York State Historical Association in collaboration with New York State Archives Partnership Trust
Co-sponsored by NewYork Council for the Humanities

Call for Papers Deadline:
December 31, 2010

Submit proposals to:

Field Horne, Conference Chair
Conference on NYS History
Box 215, Saratoga Springs,
NY 12866-0215
(518) 587-4962

Individual paper abstracts, panel proposals,workshop plans, and other program suggestions are invited for the 2011 conference to be held in Cooperstown. Presentations may consider any aspect of the history of New York State over the past 400 years. Diverse theoretical perspectives and innovative methodological approaches are welcomed.

What is the Conference?

The Conference on New York State History is an annual meeting of academic and public historians, librarians and archivists, educators, publishers, and other interested individuals
who come together to discuss topics and issues related to the people of New York State in historical perspective and to share information and ideas regarding historical research, programming, and the networking of resources and services. Ten to fifteen presentation sessions,workshops, and a keynote address permit more than fifty individuals to take part
in the formal program.

Special consideration is accorded first-time presenters, graduate students, and local government historians. The conference is self-sustaining and is organized by a committee
of historians from a variety of institutions across the state. Interested parties are encouraged to discuss proposals and any conference-related ideas with Field Horne, conference chair (e-mail preferred). The Program Committee will meet to consider proposals in mid-January. Applicants will be notified immediately thereafter.

What to submit:

All proposals must be received by December 31, 2010 at 5:00 PM. If at all possible, submit a Word document by e-mail (conferencechair@nysha.org).A proposal should be a one-page description of each 25-minute presentation—not the full manuscript—and must include the following information at the top of the page: paper and/or session titles, names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of all participants, and all equipment needs and scheduling requests. It should also briefly discuss sources,methodology, and argument. All program participants are required to register for the conference.

How to submit:

Send proposals to Field Horne (address and e-mail at left).

Commentators sought:

Qualified commentators for sessions are needed. Please indicate your willingness, with your areas of expertise, in an e-mail to the conference chair.

The Conference on New York State History
June 2—4, 2011
New York State Education Department
Cultural Education Center, Suite 9C49
Albany NY 12230

Call for Papers • Deadline December 31, 2010