• (Sept. 2016) 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies Kalamazoo

    May 11-14, 2017
    Panel: The Schematization of Time
    Submission deadline: September 15, 2016
    This session proposes to investigate visual strategies used in time-reckoning and calendar constructions. Medieval illustrations of scientific works, computus treatises, historical chronicles, almanacs and moral and theological tracts, display a vast spectrum of images dealing with the natural and divine causes of time phenomena, their manifestations, their various effects on the world and their (...)

  • (Sept. 2016) Chemistry in the Americas, 1400-1800

    28th-29th April; Chemical Heritage Foundation, Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA, USA
    In early modern times historians used to say that the practice of their art had two eyes, chronology and geography. Together these envisioned the temporal and spatial extensions of the ordered sequences of actions which come to form the record of human history. Even in such basic terms, we nonetheless lack anything approaching coherent narratives of the chemical arts and sciences as practiced on the (...)

  • (Oct 2016) The Past, Present, and Future of Integrated History and Philosophy of Science: An International Postgraduate Forum

    University of Leeds 13 - 14 January 2017
    Integrated History and Philosophy of Science (IHPS) is commonly understood as the study of science from a combined historical and philosophical perspective. Yet since its gradual formation as a research field there has been constant discussion about how to suitably integrate the two disciplines. IHPS remains an ever-shifting, highly demanding and disparate area of research which incorporates a multitude of different subjects and methodologies. The (...)

  • (Oct 2016) SLS Winter Symposium The Politics of Literature and Science

    Queen’s Building, University of Exeter, Saturday, 12 November, 2016
    Organiser: Corinna Wagner (Department of English, Exeter University)
    This BSLS Winter Symposium will explore relationships between politics, science, medicine, literature and visual culture. We will take ‘politics’ in both its broadest sense—considering for example, the politics of the body, the politics of scientific institutions, and how scientific and political discourse has shaped imaginative forms of expression (and vice (...)

  • (Nov. 2016) Scientiae 2017: Call for Papers

    Proposals are invited for the sixth annual Scientiae conference on disciplines of knowing in the early modern world (roughly 1400-1800), which will take place at the University of Padua, 19-22 April 2017. Our Keynote Speakers will be Paula Findlen (Stanford), Claire Preston (QM London), and Antonio Clericuzio (Roma Tre).
    The major premise of this conference series is that knowledge during this period was inherently interdisciplinary, involving complex mixtures of theories, practices and (...)

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