• (May 2017) Calculating Knowledge: What Your Project Needs to Fully Benefit from Digital Humanities

    CfP for a panel at the Annual Meeting 2018 of the Renaissance Society of America (March 22-24, 2018 - New Orleans, USA) Calculating Knowledge: What Your Project Needs to Fully Benefit from Digital Humanities Organizers: Angela Dressen (Villa I Tatti, Harvard University) Matteo Valleriani (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)
    Deadline for submission of abstracts: June 1st, 2017 Submission to Matteo Valleriani: valleriani@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de
    Please send title and abstract (...)

  • (September 2017) Special issue Journal for the History of Science and Technology

    The editors of HoST - Journal of History of Science and Technology - are looking for proposals for a thematic issue to be published in 2019 (HoST volume 13). The volume should be prepared by a guest editor and include four research papers.
    HoST is an open access, on-line peer-reviewed international journal devoted to the History of Science and Technology, published in English by a group of Portuguese research institutions and De Gruyter (https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/host).
    HoST (...)

  • (Nov. 2017) The Mathematization of Natural Philosophy between Practical Knowledge and Disciplinary Blending

    Special Issue of the Journal of Early Modern Studies (November 2018)
    Editors: Dana Jalobeanu, Grigore Vida
    While most of the classical narratives about the “mathematization of nature” have become obsolete, questions concerned with the mathematization of natural philosophy are still central to the inquiries into the emergence of modern science. Nowadays, historians prefer to speak about “forms of mathematization” in the early modern period (Roux ed., 2010, 2017), in recognition of the (...)

  • Isaac Beeckman in Context. Science, the Arts, and Culture in the Early Dutch Republic

    Klaas van Berkel (University of Groningen) (k.van.berkel@rug.nl)
    Albert Clement (University College Roosevelt, Middelburg) (a.clement@ucr.nl)
    Arjan van Dixhoorn (University College Roosevelt, Middelburg) (a.vandixhoorn@ucr.nl) Rational
    1618 was a crucial year in what is now known as the Scientific Revolution. In September of that year the Dutch artisan, theologian, schoolmaster and natural philosopher Isaac Beeckman (1588-1637) was promoted to doctor of medicine in the (...)

  • Female Networks: Gendered Ways of Producing Knowledge (1750-1830)

    Elena Serrano (Max Planck institute for the History of Science, Berlin)
    Simon Werrett (Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL) Rational
    It has been evident for some time that women were active participants in scientific culture
    across Europe in the eighteenth century, and a number of individuals such as the Duchess of
    Portland, Caroline Herschel, or Madame Lavoisier are well known. Women typically
    operated outside scientific institutions, although some (...)

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