7th International Conference of the ESHS in Prague, 22 – 24 September 2016

ESHSDear Colleagues,
The Commission on Women and Gender Studies in HSTM encourages proposals for symposium focusing on women and gender for the ESHS Conference to be held in Prague next year. Read this announcement for details.
One way such symposia ideas might be generated and shared is through our moderated listserv. To post to it, send your message to cowgs@mailman.depaul.edu.
Regards, Don Opitz

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25th ICHST in Rio de Janeiro 23-29 July 2017

RioICHSTDear Colleagues,
The Website of the 25th ICHST, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, 23-29
July 2017 is now online at: http://www.ichst2017.sbhc.org.br/
The Commission on Women and Gender Studies in HSTM encourages proposals for symposium focusing on women and gender.

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Gendering Science: Women and Men Producing Knowledge (Prague June 4-6)

photo by Edgar BaranyThe programme of the conference “Gendering Science: Women and Men Producing Knowledge” of the Commission on Women and Gender Studies of the DHST is now available on the webpage of the conference: http://en.zenyaveda.cz/218-gender-science/181068-gendering-science-2015/

Venue: Praha Karolinum, Ovocný trh 5, 116 36 Prague 1, Czech Republic, on 4 – 6 June 2015.

The Conference will be held  under the auspices of the Rector of Charles University, prof. MUDr. Tomáš Zima, DrSc.

For registration: REGISTER HERE

The call for proposals is now closed.

Contact: Milada Sekyrková, dhstconference@soc.cas.cz
See the details of the scientific programme of the conference HERE.
Further information is available on the website of the conference: http://en.zenyaveda.cz/218-gender-science/181068-gendering-science-2015/

New deadline for CfP Gendering Science: Women and Men Producing Knowledge (Prague 4-6 June 2015)

photo by Edgar BaranyThe Commission on Women and Gender Studies of the DHST calls for papers for the conference Gendering Science: Women and Men Producing Knowledge which will held in Prague on 4-6 June 2015.

Link to the conference webpage

During the last two centuries, the access of women to higher education has become much easier in most developed countries. At the same time the significant transformations in science and technology have also affected the participation of women in the scientific enterprise as knowledge producers, science managers, and educators. Especially in the last three decades, given the changes in our perception of the role of science and technology in society, scholars have explored different sites of knowledge production and have highlighted the changing roles of both men and women in the sciences.

The task of the conference is to map the historical path of women from equal opportunities in education to the position of knowledge producers, science managers and educators in the light of the gendered transformations of the sciences in the 20th and 21st centuries. We would like to explore especially the following themes preferably from a historical perspective:

  • Paths of women to equal opportunities in education and tenure track jobs in different cultural and political environments.
  • Differences in the position of female and male scientists in cooperative research teams and patterns of collaboration.
  • Outstanding women scientists and engineers: authors of scientific discoveries and technical inventions; team-leaders; scientific managers.
  • Transformations in science and society and gendered effects in knowledge production.
  • Changes in science and society that reshaped the academia, working cultures and career paths of both men and women
  • Ways that the globalization of the scientific knowledge production affected women’s claims to knowledge in various parts of the world
  • Opportunities and risks in science, technology and society in terms of producing gender sensitive knowledge.

Date: 4–6 June 2015

Venue: Praha Karolinum, Ovocný trh 5, 116 36 Prague 1, Czech Republic

Conference schedule:

31. 10. 2014 – deadline for submitting panels and declaration of interest – new deadline

15. 12. 2014 – deadline for submitting papers

31. 1. 2015 – final programme

Registration fees

  • Early bird full: 75 EUR until 31 December 2014
  • Early bird student: 35 EUR until 31 December 2014
  • Regular full:90 EUR until 15 May 2015
  • Regular student: 50 EUR until 15 May 2015
  • Onsite full: 95 EUR
  • Onsite student: 55 EUR

Information about payment options will be provided at a later date.

Gender Summit 4 in Brussels: June 30 and July 1 2014

GS4Europe2014_V5_wSlogan_RAfter expanding to North America in 2013, this year the Gender Summit returns to Brussels. The Gender Summit 4 – Europe 2014 (GS4EU) will, again, bring together experts from research, industry and policy to consider gender research evidence and the ways of improving the quality and impact of research and innovation through the inclusion of gender in science knowledge making and application. The Programme will focus Horizon 2020, the current €80bn funding programme of the European Commission. GS4EU’s Themes and Tracks will focus on the cross-cutting role of gender and how gender can be integrated within the different calls, through actions enhancing gender equality and through inclusion in research and innovation content. The GS4EU provides an early opportunity for H2020 applicants to explore with experts how gender can be best accommodated in their proposals.

Website

Programme

CfP: Gendering Science: Women and Men Producing Knowledge

photo by Edgar BaranyThe Commission on Women and Gender Studies of the DHST calls for papers for the conference Gendering Science: Women and Men Producing Knowledge which will held in Prague on 4-6 June 2015.

Link to the conference webpage

During the last two centuries, the access of women to higher education has become much easier in most developed countries. At the same time the significant transformations in science and technology have also affected the participation of women in the scientific enterprise as knowledge producers, science managers, and educators. Especially in the last three decades, given the changes in our perception of the role of science and technology in society, scholars have explored different sites of knowledge production and have highlighted the changing roles of both men and women in the sciences.

The task of the conference is to map the historical path of women from equal opportunities in education to the position of knowledge producers, science managers and educators in the light of the gendered transformations of the sciences in the 20th and 21st centuries. We would like to explore especially the following themes preferably from a historical perspective:

  • Paths of women to equal opportunities in education and tenure track jobs in different cultural and political environments.
  • Differences in the position of female and male scientists in cooperative research teams and patterns of collaboration.
  • Outstanding women scientists and engineers: authors of scientific discoveries and technical inventions; team-leaders; scientific managers.
  • Transformations in science and society and gendered effects in knowledge production.
  • Changes in science and society that reshaped the academia, working cultures and career paths of both men and women
  • Ways that the globalization of the scientific knowledge production affected women’s claims to knowledge in various parts of the world
  • Opportunities and risks in science, technology and society in terms of producing gender sensitive knowledge.

Date: 4–6 June 2015

Venue: Praha Karolinum, Ovocný trh 5, 116 36 Prague 1, Czech Republic

Conference schedule:

30. 9. 2014 – deadline for submitting panels and declaration of interest

15. 12. 2014 – deadline for submitting papers

31. 1. 2015 – final programme

Registration fees

  • Early bird full: 75 EUR until 31 December 2014
  • Early bird student: 35 EUR until 31 December 2014
  • Regular full:90 EUR until 15 May 2015
  • Regular student: 50 EUR until 15 May 2015
  • Onsite full: 95 EUR
  • Onsite student: 55 EUR

Information about payment options will be provided at a later date.

Call for Papers, 9th STEP Meeting

garland_logoPortugal • Lisbon, 1-3 September 2014

Call For Papers

We are pleased to announce that the 9th meeting of STEP (Science and Technology in the European Periphery) will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 1-3 September 2014. It is organized by the Interuniversity Center for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT), a research centre associated with the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the New University of Lisbon.

STEP meetings have always sought to strike a balance between historiographical reflections, which help develop a broader comparative analysis, and case-studies examining different national and regional contexts. We will continue to favor both approaches at the 9th meeting. The Scientific Committee encourages contributions on a range of themes related to STEP’s interests and in particular to its established research groups:

The theme of the conference is “Communicating Science, Technology and Medicine”.

Communicating science, technology and medicine has always been central to the scientific and technological enterprise, but across ages and spaces agents, audiences, means, aims and agendas behind this complex process have varied considerably. The interpretations put forward by historians of science, technology and medicine have also changed considerably. Historians have been compelled recently to move away from former historiographical categories opposing creative producers to passive recipients and consumers, and contrasting the production of knowledge with its transmission. The vertical model of diffusion has been superseded by a horizontal conception of circulation and appropriation of science, technology and medicine, which gives voice to various actors and to their different, often contradictory, agendas. Within this framework, science, technology and medicine are envisaged as active forms of communication, to such an extent as ultimately blurring the distinction between the making and the communicating of science, technology and medicine.

Cross-National, Comparative and Transnational History of STM.

  1. Experts in the Periphery
  2. Material Culture of Science: Museums and Collections in the Periphery;
  3. Popularization of Science and Technology: Centres and Peripheries;
  4. Science and the Press;
  5. Universities in the Periphery;
  6. Women in Science, Women in the ‘Periphery’;
  7. Science x Medicine.

Individual papers should aim at building upon the work of previous conferences and the current group structure within STEP. However, for session proposals, we also encourage a focus on areas which have so far been under-represented in STEP meetings (especially medicine and technology). We particularly invite contributions with a transnational dimension (either within Europe, or relations beyond Europe), or with a philosophical/theoretical angle on the nature of peripheries and their significance in the history of science, technology and medicine. We would also be happy to receive suggestions for sessions (not individual papers) on any other theme that relates to STEP’s interests (see website:http://bdrupal.hicido.uv.es/?q=node/3).

Language

Abstracts and presentations should be in English

Deadlines

Session proposals submission – 10 Jan 2014

Abstract submission (for stand-alone papers) – 10 March 2014

Decision to the authors (accepted sessions) – 10 February 2014

Decision to the authors (accepted papers) – 10 April 2014

Submission of pre-circulated papers – 30 June 2014

A Special fee will be considered for those attending both STEP and ESHS (4-6 Sept), also in Lisbon at the same premises.

 

Symposium guidelines and instructions

A Symposium can have as many papers as the organizer wants. The papers will grouped in groups of four (e.g. 8 papers means two sessions of 4).

You must use the template below for submitting the abstracts.

The length (time) of each talk is not yet fixed. However it would be around 20 min. The organizer must be identified. This is the person who takes the initiative, carries on the process and organizes the sessions including the presentation of each speaker (two lines CV).

Individuals may submit only one abstract as a single author. Individuals may co-author two abstract. The same rules apply to organizers.

One person can organize one session (including more than 1 part), or possibly co-organize two.

Each person can be the author of only one paper or, if written jointly, of no more than two papers.

You may use the web (e.g. Mersenne) to announce your proposal.

 

Abstract guidelines and instructions

  1. Maximum words in title : 15
  2. Maximum number of authors: unlimited
  3. Maximum word count (not including title and authors): 300
  4. All abstracts should be written in English
  5. Individuals may submit only one abstract as a single author
  6. Individuals may co-author two abstracts. Presenting authors should be identified by underlining their name
  7. The abstract should have a title, the names of the authors and institutions
  8. Abstracts should conform to the template available in this site in Word format (not pdf).
  9. The abstract should be submitted, by the presenting author, via email to: occoe@occoe.pt. If you do not receive a response within 48 hours acknowledging safe receipt of the abstract, please email to Fátima de Haan occoe@occoe.pt
  10. Template file here.

For any other information please contact the local secretariat Fátima de Haan (occoe@occoe.pt)

Looking forward to seeing you in Lisbon

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee
Ana Simões
Maria Paula Diogo

Call for papers: 6th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science

ESHS_Logo6th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science

Lisbon, 4-6 September 2014

Communicating Science, Technology and Medicine

Conference website

The 6th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science will be held in Lisbon, 4-6 September 2014 and is organized by the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology(CIUHCT),a research centre associated with the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the New University of Lisbon.

The theme of the conference is “Communicating Science, Technology and Medicine”.

Communicating science, technology and medicine has always been central to the scientific and technological enterprise, but across ages and spaces agents, audiences, means, aims and agendas behind this complex process have varied considerably. The interpretations put forward by historians of science, technology and medicine have also changed considerably. Historians have been compelled recently to move away from former historiographical categories opposing creative producers to passive recipients and consumers, and contrasting the production of knowledge with its transmission. The vertical model of diffusion has been superseded by a horizontal conception of circulation and appropriation of science, technology and medicine, which gives voice to various actors and to their different, often contradictory, agendas. Within this framework, practices of science, technology and medicine appear as involving in an essential way forms of communication, to such an extent that the distinction between the making and the communicating of science, technology and medicine is ultimately blurred.

The 6th ESHS aims at stimulating historical and historiographical studies and debates on the communication of science, technology and medicine along the following sub-thematic clusters.

1) Human and non-human agents: experts, amateurs, and institutions;

2) Networks of circulation and communication of knowledge;

3) Means of communication: correspondence, papers, books, textbooks, popularization outlets, newspapers, radio, theatre, films, cartoons and internet;

4) Spaces and modes of communication: conferences, classrooms, public demonstrations, exhibitions, instruments, collections and museums;

5) Audiences: lay and specialized audiences, consumers;

6) Rhetorical devices;

7) Communication in the European Periphery;

8) Communication in a globalized world: challenges and constraints; ideology of communication, hegemonic values and commercialized science, technology and medicine

Deadlines  (NEW)

Symposia Submission (theme and rationale of symposium and abstract of papers) – 10 Jan 2014
Decision regarding accepted symposia – 10 February 2014
Abstract Submission for stand-alone papers)– 10 March 2014
Decision regarding accepted papers – 10 April 2014

Call for Papers: “Science as Profession” – 26th International Baltic Conference in the History of Science

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERACall for Papers: “Science as Profession” – 26th International Baltic Conference in the History of Science

21st – 22nd August 2014, Helsinki

Deadline for abstracts: Monday 31st March, 2014
Contact e-mail for information: bahps2014@gmail.com
Information online at: http://www.oppihistoriallinenseura.fi/balticconference2014/

and http://www.bahps.org/helsinki-2014

How did science come to be a profession – and how were careers in science structured before professionalization in its modern sense? What kind of interaction does the formation of institutional structures have with the process of professionalization? What has the role of the public image of science and scientists been in various historical contexts? How has the changing gender ratio contributed to the professionalization of scientists? What kind of a role have non-professionals played in development of science? Have heretics added their valuable contributions or rather disturbed the “normal development” of the scientific world?

Nearly one hundred years ago, in 1919 Max Weber published his article “Wissenschaft als Beruf”, Science as a Vocation. Indeed, scientists and engineers play a visible role in our society, and yet the desired ways to educate, enrol and employ these experts are still as much in constant negotiation in Western societies as they were in Weber’s time. Time has come to make sense of the corresponding developments in the countries of the Baltic Rim and beyond. Therefore, the 26th Baltic Conference in History of Science will focus on the multiple questions concerning the past processes of professionalization and career-building of scientists and engineers. The above questions and many other related aspects in their historical contexts will be discussed in close cooperation with the philosophers who add to their conceptual understanding.

The Science as Profession -Conference will take place from the 21st to 22nd of August, 2014 in Helsinki at the premises of the University of Helsinki. We welcome papers which address any relevant questions asked above from the point of view of history of natural and social sciences, mathematics, arts and humanities, technology and medicine as well as philosophy of science and science studies. The choice of topics is neither limited to any geographical area, although special interest will of course be paid to developments in countries in the Baltic Sea area.

The tradition of the Baltic Conferences on the History of Science is long, the first conference taking place in Riga in 1958. All 25 previous events have taken place in the three Baltic countries: Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania (www.bahps.org). This is the first time when the Baltic Conference in History of Science will be held outside of the borders of these three countries, and you are heartily welcome to Helsinki!

We welcome abstracts of 300-500 words to be sent by 31st March, 2014 to the organizing committee. The language of the abstracts as well as the papers is English. A selection of papers presented in this conference will be published in the Acta Baltica Historiae et Philosophiae Scientiarum. The registration form which will be used for submitting abstracts is available at the conference website: http://www.oppihistoriallinenseura.fi/balticconference2014/

The conference is co-organized by: Finnish Society for the History of Science and Learning (head organizer), University of Helsinki, University of Oulu, Society for the History of Technology, The Finnish Historical Society, Philosophical Society of Finland and The Baltic Association for the History and Philosophy of Science.

Call for Papers: Women’s Worlds Congress 2014

Charminar,_Hyderabad,_Andhra_PradeshThe 12th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Women-Call for Paper, Panel and Workshop Abstracts

The University of Hyderabad is organising the 12th Women1s World Congress, 2014, in Hyderabad, India from 17th to 22nd August, 2014.

Women’s Worlds Congress (WWC) is an International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, held every three years. The focus of the congress is gender research and interdisciplinary scholarship. This congress is initiated by Worldwide Organization of Women’s Studies WOWS. We invite Individual papers, Panels and Workshops that engage with the Conference Theme “Gender in a Changing World” from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The various sub-themes to choose from are as follows,

  1. Gender & Culture
  2. Gender & Work
  3. Gender & Health
  4. Gender & Information Technology
  5. Gender & Science and Technology
  6. Gender, Globalization, Politics and Policy
  7. Gender & Management
  8. Gender &Law
  9. Gender & Violence

We encourage Panels and Workshop in the following areas also:

  1. Women Entrepreneurs
  2. Women’s Health
  3. Women’s Empowerment
  4. Trafficking of Women
  5. Minority Women’s Issues

Please submit your paper abstracts, panel proposals and workshop proposals online to academic@womensworld2014india.com

Individual Paper, abstracts should be no more than 250 words. Panel and Workshop should be no more than 300 words. A proposed panel or workshop should have the names, email add, affiliations of the Participants with a short write up about the theme being presented in the Panel and Workshop.

Write to us : director@womensworld2014india.com /academic@womensworld2014india.com

Visit us : www.womensworld2014india.com

Guidelines: Submitting a Workshop and Panel Proposal

The last date for submissions: 31st January, 2014.

Notification of acceptance: on or before 15th February, 2014.

Weitere Informationen: http://womensworld2014india.com/ws/