CFP: History of Iberian Science & Medicine

March 19-22, 2015, Baltimore, ND, United States

Panels and Roundtables to be held during the 46th annual conference of the ASSOCIATION FOR SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE HISTORICAL STUDIES (ASPHS) at The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (USA), March 19- 22, 2015.

Dear Colleagues:
We would like to invite you to participate in a series of panels and roundtables bringing together historians of Iberian and colonial Latin American science to discuss recent historiographical developments in the field and new research, as well as to explore the field’s future direction. Some possible roundtables and panels are described below, but we welcome additional proposals. The Department of the History of Science and

Technology has generously agreed to offer travel subventions to a limited number of accepted participants. Prof. Maria M. Portuondo and Prof. Gabriel Paquette serve as the sub-committee on history of science of the ASPHS program committee and will assist the coordinating panels. We ask that you please contact us directly indicating your interest in participating. Since the deadline for all final panel and roundtable submissions is 1 October 2014, we ask that you communicate with the sub-committee well in advance of this date. Subventions will be awarded based on the timely submission and quality of the paper/panel proposals.

With our best wishes,

María Portuondo [mportuondo@jhu.edu] Gabe Paquette [gabriel.paquette@jhu.edu]

Possible sessions of History of Iberian Science:

1) Roundtable #1: Ten years after ‘Beyond the Black Legend’ (Valencia 2005). What has ten years wrought?

The purpose of the roundtable is to discuss the development of the field and its historiography since the groundbreaking ‘Beyond the Black Legend’ Conference held in Valencia in 2005. On that occasion historians from the United States, Spain and Portugal gathered to discuss the role Iberian science played in the ‘Scientific Revolution’ — a historical label understood as both a historiographical construct and as a period of epistemic and methodological transformation. This roundtable invites scholars to discuss a number of themes, among them: the conferences’ legacy, the interaction between scholars working in the field, compare approaches, describe research programs, etc. Our objective would be to publish a synthesis of our discussion in the ‘Focus” section of Isis.

2) Roundtable #2: Future Directions in Iberian History of Science and Medicine.

As the title suggests, the objective is for panelists to discuss where they see the future of the field going in terms of themes, approaches and methodologies. It can also be an opportunity to discuss the field’s visibility, growth and development strategies.

3) Panel: New Studies in the History of Science in Colonial Latin America
4) Panel: Colonial Hybrids: Indigenous Beliefs, Natural philosophy and Early Modern Science 5) Panel: Science, Medicine and Literature in the Iberian World

Call for papers

General Call for Papers:

The 46rd Annual Conference of the ASPHS will take place on March 19-22, 2015 at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. The ASPHS invites session proposals for panels and/or individual presentations on any aspect of Iberian history, art history, or literature. The typical panel will include three papers, a chairperson, and a discussant. We welcome proposals for roundtable discussions of a particular work or theme. Proposals should include a 200-word abstract for each paper and a one-page curriculum vitae for each participant, including chairs and discussants. Please include each participant’s name and e-mail address, along with any requests for audio/visual equipment or other special requirements.

Participants in the conference must be members of the ASPHS. Graduate students presenting a paper for the first time at an ASPHS conference will receive a free membership for their first year, but must still submit the necessary paperwork. Please direct questions about membership to the General Secretary, Katie Harris (akharris@ucdavis.edu) or the Membership Secretary, Sandie Holguín (sholguin@ou.edu) or see the website for membership information: http://asphs.net/membership.html

The conference will take place at The Johns Hopkins University, which is located in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore is home to a vibrant arts and restaurant scene, as well as the Walters Art Museum and the Peabody Library. The local organizers are Erin Rowe (erowe@jhu.edu) and Gabriel Paquette (gabriel.paquette@jhu.edu). Information about hotels and registration fees will follow soon.

For more information about ASPHS, visit the website at http://asphs.net.

Deadline: October 1, 2014

Posted: August 16, 2014