In summer 2018, the National Humanities Alliance launched Humanities for All, with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to document and promote publicly engaged humanities research, teaching, preservation, and programming in U.S. higher education. The initiative brings together over 1,500 examples, showcasing the range of humanities work conducted with and for communities by scholars at universities, colleges, and scholarly societies across the United States.
To keep pace with the growth and increasing diversity of publicly engaged work across the humanities, we are writing to invite recommendations of work to include in the Humanities for All website.
If you are aware of publicly engaged research, teaching, preservation, or programming that should be included in Humanities for All, we would be grateful if you submitted its information here.
We thank you in advance for joining us in this important work of supporting public engagement in the humanities.
Daniel Fisher, Ph.D.
Project Director, Humanities for All
National Humanities Alliance
The ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) SIGCHI (Special Interest Group on Computers and Human Interaction) History Task Force seeks one or more people in fields such as History of Science, History of Technology, or Information to design a structured repository of links to existing digital materials that record aspects of human-computer interaction (HCI) history, including artifacts, interviews, oral histories, surveys, and reflections. The job includes defining the metadata that enable effective search and identifying available material. The repository will be a resource for the HCI community and for historians. We also seek one or more people in fields such as History of Science, History of Technology, or Ethnography to add to our supply of oral histories of our field. Reply by email with brief statement of interest to email@example.com.
The October HPS&ST Newsletter is on the web here.
- Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) Eighth Biennial Conference, 7 – 10 July 2020, Michigan State University, USA
- Journal Special Issue: “Idealization, Representation, Explanation Across the Sciences”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
- The Partington Prize 2020
- Mario Bunge Celebrates a Century
- 16th DLMPST Congress, Prague, August 5-10, Report
- 8th Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Conference (&HPS8), Virginia Tech, Blacksburgh VA, July 15-17, 2020
- Science, Religion and Big Questions Conference, 22-23 June 2020, University of Oxford
- Editor Sought, Annals of Science
- Opinion Page: Maurice Finocchiaro, Galileo’s Legacy: Avoiding the Myths and Muddles
- HPS&ST Newsletter, Assistant Editor Required
- PhD Theses in HPS&ST Domain
- Recent HPS&ST Research Articles
- Recent HPS&ST Related Books
- Coming HPS&ST Related Conferences
Please note that an Assistant Editor is being sought for the Newsletter. Inquiries are most welcome.
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American Journal of Qualitative Research (AJQR) is pleased to announce a special issue on “Drugs and Drug Market” to be published in Spring 2020. The objective of this issue is to understand the current illegal drug market in various countries as a reference for policy makers and academics given the fact that qualitative research can provide more insight and information, which could be helpful for understanding the structure and dynamics of the illegal drug markets.
AJQR publishes purely qualitative research which includes but not limited to ethnography, interviews, content analysis, case studies, historical analysis and descriptive research. To that end, the guest editors welcome to have any manuscripts written in a variety of qualitative perspectives. We are specifically interested in having manuscripts from different countries and regions, which are coauthored by scholars and practitioners. The possible topics include, but are not limited to:
New Trends in Illegal Drug Market
New Psychoactive Substances
Drug Law Enforcement and Investigations
Drug Market in Correctional Institutions
Legal and Policy Changes in Illegal Drugs
Impact of Legalization / Decriminalization of Cannabis
Online Drug Market, Darknet and Cybercrimes
All manuscripts will be peer reviewed and should be between 3000-8000 words with an unstructured abstract of 150-200 words. Manuscripts must be written in English with APA format. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is March 31, 2020. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit their proposal (e.g., an abstract, a cover letter including authors’ name, title, institutional affiliation, and email address) to the guest editors, Dalibor Doležal (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Arif Akgul (email@example.com) by December 1, 2019.
For more information about the journal, please check its website.
Special Issue Editors:
Department of Criminology
University of Zagreb, Croatia
School of Criminology & Security Studies
Indiana State University, USA
Great news about the campaign to save Charles Lyell’s notebooks: the target of £966,000 has been achieved. David McClay, the fundraiser for the University of Edinburgh Library, has announced that nearly 1200 pledges were received, together with further donations from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the University of Edinburgh,
Now is the time to fulfil your pledge; you can do this online here.
For UK taxpayers, if you are able to add Gift Aid, please do; this increases the value of your donation by 25%.
Although the notebooks have been secured, fund raising will continue to support the work of scanning the documents and developing a website to make them and much other Lyell material available.
Thanks to everyone on this list who has pledged — the number of donors greatly surpassed expectations and was a key factor in obtaining support from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and other bodies.
Jim Secord, University of Cambridge
During the early modern period horological technology took a quantum leap forward. While sixteenth-century clocks could easily loose several minutes a day, their inaccuracy had been, by the late eighteenth century, brought back to mere seconds. At the same time, clocks evolved from expensive, unwieldy machines into nifty, miniaturised, and (relatively) cheap versions, that could be taken along in the pockets of vests, coats or breeches. Last but not least, time was slowly but surely democratised, as longcase clocks, alarms, and pocket-watches percolated through the lower strata of society. These three evolutions are key ingredients in one of the classical master narratives in the history of past time awareness and timekeeping: David Landes’ horological revolution. Even though experts have challenged its teleological baseline, its technological determinism, and its Eurocentric lens, it still remains a moot question how time technology (re)shaped everyday life in early modern Europe and beyond. Was time technology really key to some sweeping (r)evolutions? Did clocks, pocket watches and other timepieces power the progress of science, administration, astronomy, business, justice, medicine, navigation, and other societal change? Or was their use rather a discursive strategy – a superficial kind of window-dressing or scientific swagger that physicians, chemists, cooks, judges, bankers, civil servants, and other professionals used to give their trade a modern touch? Was horological technology perceived as more efficient, accurate, or practical than the classic implements – sundials and hourglasses, heartbeats, knots, and prayers – that were traditionally used to time events? How resilient were these non-mechanical ways to measure time? Or, in sum, did clocks really matter? Therefore, our book aims to decentre, hone, or at least challenge the traditional role of clocks as agents of change in classic historiography.
We would like to invite papers that address these questions from a variety of perspectives – be it cultural, socioeconomic, or political history, history of science, medicine, consumption, mobility, and so on – and broach a series of new sources (including scientific manuals, criminal proceedings, trade registers, travel journals, letters and life-writing) from the early sixteenth to the early nineteenth century. Moreover, we encourage papers with a comparative European or even global scope. After a first round of feedback, the papers will be included in a book proposal to be submitted at Routledge. The deadline for submitting an abstract (max. 500 words) and a short CV (max 100 words) is 1 December 2019. Full papers (max. 8000 words, including references) are expected before 1 March 2020. Please submit your abstract, CV & paper via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gianenrico Bernasconi & Marco Storni (Université de Neuchâtel)
Gerrit Verhoeven (University of Antwerp)
The Philosophy of Science Association (PSA) is seeking a new home for its executive office starting January 1, 2021. As part of this search, the PSA plans to hire a new Executive Director (ED) to serve as its chief executive officer. Click here for details.
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