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Ms. Anne van Veen Dear all, I am looking for participants in a panel about nonhuman animals and history. Papers could be about historical research which features nonhuman animals or methodological/theoretical/philosophical papers about how to conduct and write historical research about other animals. My own research focusses on multispecies histories of animals (human and nonhuman) in laboratories in the Netherlands between 1950 and the present. Please contact me at a.c.vanveen@uu.nl if you are interested in joining this panel or for further information.
15 Dec 2018 15:53:49
Melissa Graboyes Hello! I'd like to put together a panel on History of Science in Africa, writ broadly. Some specific themes I'm interested in, but are not limited to include: 1) The development of scientific cultures in African contexts; 2) How sciences interacted with, transformed, constructed, (mis)constructed, challenged, appropriated, and plagiarised indigenous and folk knowledge; 3) How different forms of knowledge were studied, categorised, and classified (by settlers or indigenous peoples); 4) Decolonising history of science in Africa. My paper focused on African vernacular knowledge in Zanzibar, and the last century of failed malaria elimination attempts there. The paper presents information about what makes malaria an "enivronmental" disease; what it means to "eliminate" a disease; whether acquired immunity exists in Swahili conceptions of the body; and how short and long term risks of failed malaria elimination (i.e. rebound malaria) are conceived of. Please contact me v
15 Dec 2018 15:51:10
Ms. Sarah Qidwai Hello all, we are trying to put together a panel titled “Print Culture and Popularizers of Science in Colonial Contexts!” Looking for people who would like to contribute. I can send the CFA if anyone would like to see it. So far we have two panelists, one on the Urdu journal, Tahzeeb-ul-Aklaaq, in 19th century India and one on a popular science magazine in 20th century China. Open to modifying the overall theme if you are interested in colonialism and science or print culture. You can contact me via twitter: @skidwayy or email: sarah.qidwai@mail.utoronto.ca
14 Dec 2018 20:27:10
Mr. Paul Sampson Hello! I'm looking for participants in a panel on Early Modern Airs and Aerial Environments. Themes of interest for this panel include, but are not limited to: 1) Environmental improvement related to the aerial environment; 2) Non-western perspectives on air and the aerial environment; 3) Aerial environments and human difference; 4) Different kinds of “airs” – smoke, gases, vapors, etc. 5) Uses of air – pneumatic medicine, flight, etc. If you are interested, email me at psampson@history.rutgers.edu.
14 Dec 2018 13:17:35
Dr. Tatjana Buklijas I'd like to organize a panel on one of the following topics: 1) The role of journal clubs and libraries (within research institutions): the session can be organized around ‘cultures of reading’ or readership; or around the question of ‘sites of discovery’; 2) (Disciplinary) resources for molecular biology in Europe between 1950s and 1970s; how did different national traditions in biology influence directions and approaches to molecular biology (if there is anyone working on Russia or Eastern Europe especially Czechoslovakia, I'd be interested to know!) 3) Notions of generations in biomedical research. I come to these topics from the perspective of epigenetics (and the related fields, genetics and developmental biology).
12 Dec 2018 22:58:01
Dr. Tatjana Buklijas I'd like to organize a panel on one of the following topics:
12 Dec 2018 22:53:35
Dr. Jenny Bangham I'd like to organize a panel on 'community tools' in science--that is, distributed technologies that reach between laboratories and provide resources for groups of scientists with shared interests. How they get set up, and what do people give up to do this? What kinds of expertise and labour do they produce? How do they shape research practices? How do they shape communities? Do get in touch if you would like to tell a story about community tools.
12 Dec 2018 19:56:40
Kate Dorsch Hi Dr. Bangham - I'm interested in this, but you haven't enabled a profile such that I can get your contact info - please email me at kdorsch@sas.upenn.edu!
16 Dec 2018 22:58:49
Mr. David Robertson Myself and Taylor Dysart, a doctoral student in the History and Sociology of Science Program at UPenn, are seeking submissions for a proposed panel on the history of psychiatry and the mind sciences. All submissions concerned with the history of the mind sciences will be considered, but priority will be given to contributions drawing on scholarship from the history, sociology, and philosophy of science. Proposals more broadly concerned with the history of the human and/or social sciences are also encouraged. Potential themes include but are by no means limited to the history of (international) professional networks, instruments and practices of knowledge production, and the history of therapeutics. Applicants should provide an abstract (approx. 250 words) and a short statement of their research interests and affiliations. Less formal expressions of interest are also welcome.
12 Dec 2018 17:54:05
Mr. Spencer Weinreich I'm hoping to organizing a panel on eugenics, time, and narratives of the future—be in touch with any interest!
11 Dec 2018 21:09:25
Marsha Richmond I am interested in a organizing a session that embraces any of the following tags: genetics, cytogenetics, women in biology, early 20th c. biology, .
10 Dec 2018 23:57:17
Neeraja Sankaran Hi Marsha, would you care to participate on a commemorative session on the publication of the 1944 Avery, MacLeod
13 Dec 2018 13:55:32
Neeraja Sankaran rests not rets (sorry for the typo :)
13 Dec 2018 13:56:13
Dr. Geoff Bil I'm seeking co-presenters and a commentator for a panel on "Pacific Science" or "Asia-Pacific Science." We have two confirmed presenters so far: one on economic entomology and Mediterranean fruit fly control in 20C Hawai’i, and another on swidden agriculture and ethnoecology in 20C Philippines. Contact me at geoffbil@gmail.com if interested.
10 Dec 2018 22:28:13
Dr. Giuditta Parolini I am seeking three co-panellists and a commentator for a session on “Phenology across Time and Space”. The aim of the session is to bring together case studies of individuals and organisations involved in phenology from the eighteenth century onwards and discuss their agendas. During the session, I would like to present a contribution on the phenological schemes that the Royal Meteorological Society set up in Britain between the end of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. Themes of interest for the session include, but are not limited to: 1) individuals involved in phenology (e.g. Linnaeus, Thoreau, A. Leopold); 2) organisations involved in phenology (e.g. Societas Meteorologica Palatina, Smithsonian Institution); 3) networks of phenological observations; 4) use of phenology data to study climate change; 5) phenology as a citizens’ science. If interested, please contact me giuditta.parolini@tu-berlin.de.
03 Dec 2018 10:27:37
Ada Lovelace Looking for collaborators for HSS 2019? Post here! Alternatively, you can post on Twitter with the hashtags #hss19 #collab.
26 Nov 2018 18:45:45