• (Dec. 2016) ’The Globalisation of Autism: Historical, Sociological, and Anthropological Reflections

    Organised by Bonnie Evans, QMUL. Queen Mary, University of London, 20th and 21st April 2017. ‘Autism is not limited to a single region or a country; it is a worldwide challenge that requires global action’ – Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, 2012
    The autism diagnosis has become an important category of global health; capable of attracting large amounts of funding, shaping disability rights legislation, and impacting education, health and welfare policies internationally. This symposium will (...)

  • (March 2017) Workshop The authors of Early Modern Commentaries on De sphaera

    Please find attached the Call for Papers for the Workshop “The Authors of the Early Modern Commentaries on De sphaera” The workshop will take place between February 13 and 15, 2018 in Berlin at the MPIWG. It would be great if you could circulate the CfP in your institutions, too.
    For more information, please refer to the project’s website (still in progress): https://sphaera.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

  • (March 2017) The Laboratory Revolution

    The Rise of the Laboratory and the Changing Nature of the University, 1850-1950
    26-27 October 2017, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Laboratories are the ultimate place where knowledge is created. What originally had been the workplace of chemists and alchemists, by the end of the nineteenth century had become a standard element in the infrastructure of science. The rise of the laboratory revolutionized the sciences in many ways and continues to do so. This development has been (...)

  • (April 2017) Epistemic Vices: Continuities and Discontinuities, 1600-2000

    Leiden University, Institute for History, January 25-26, 2018
    Conference aims
    Impartiality, objectivity, honesty, and accuracy are qualities that generations of scholars have regarded as necessary for the pursuit of scholarly inquiry. Philosophers call them epistemic virtues, because these virtues facilitate the pursuit of epistemic aims such as knowledge and understanding of reality. As such, epistemic virtues are supposed to help scholars overcome barriers of prejudice, ignorance, (...)

  • (April 2017) Local structures and global networks of ’Viennese medicine’ from 1848 to 1955 in the 19th and 20th century

    Contact: Daniela Angetter, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Institut für Neuzeit- und Zeitgeschichtsforschung