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John Keats: Poet-Physician, Physician-Poet, 1815-1821
United Kingdom
05/01/2015

John Keats: Poet-Physician, Physician-Poet, 1815-1821

A Bicentenary Conference at Guy’s Hospital, London, Organized by The Keats Foundation

The Keats Foundation announces its second bicentenary conference, to be held from the afternoon of Friday May 1 until the evening of Sunday 3 May 2015 at Guy’s Hospital London. The conference marks the 200th anniversary of John Keats enrolling to study medicine at Guy’s Hospital in 1815.

Academic, Historian, Social Scientist
The Human Sciences after the Decade of the Brain--Perspectives on the Neuro-Turn in the Social Sciences and the Humanities
Germany
03/30/2015

The Human Sciences after the Decade of the Brain--Perspectives on the Neuro-Turn in the Social Sciences and the Humanities

March 30 – March 31, 2015 Philosophy Department, Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, Germany

It is now almost 25 years since the U.S. Congress authorized the then president, George Bush sr., to proclaim the decade beginning January 1, 1990 as the Decade of the Brain. This proclamation stimulated a number of initiatives that substantially benefitted neuroscience research in the following years. Alongside this rise of neuroscience and the corresponding increase of public awareness, many disciplines in the humanities and social sciences have shifted towards more brain based and evolutionary informed approaches. New research fields such as Neuroethics, Neuroeconomics, Cognitive Cultural Studies, Neuroaesthetics or even Neurotheology have gained a following. In addition to surveying the mutual interactions between the cognitive neurosciences and the social sciences and humanities, this interdisciplinary conference investigates the methodological and conceptual prospects and perils of choosing a neuroscience approach to the social sciences and the humanities. The conference aims to shed light on a broad range of epistemological, historical and sociological questions about the purported neuro-turn in the social sciences and the humanities including (but not limited to):

• How and why have brain based approaches to the social sciences and humanities developed?

• What exactly distinguishes cognitive and brain based approaches from their traditional counterparts?

• How are brain-based sub-disciplines of the traditional humanities institutionalized?

• How does research policy contribute to the development of a neuro-turn in the social sciences and the humanities?

• Are there common motives for turning to cognitive neuroscience approaches in the different disciplines of social sciences and humanities? If so, which?

• Are there any historical examples of a turn to brain based approaches in the social sciences and the humanities?

• If so, what could be learned from this history for practicing social sciences and humanities today?

• What, if anything, can the humanities and the social sciences learn from the neurosciences?

• What, if anything, can the neurosciences learn from the social sciences and the humanities?

• How does neuroscience change the social sciences and the humanities?

• How do the humanities and the social sciences change neuroscience?

Academic, Historian, Neuroscientist, Philosopher, Social Scientist
Society for Disability Studies 2015 Annual Conference
United States
Georgia
06/10/2015

Society for Disability Studies 2015 Annual Conference

Atlanta 2015 & Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act

June 10-13, 2015 Atlanta, Georgia

Academic, Community Activist, Disabled Person, Historian, Public Servant, Social Scientist
Scientiae 2015
Canada
05/27/2015

Scientiae 2015

27-29 May 2015 Victoria College, University of Toronto, Canada

Fourth annual international conference on the emergent knowledge practices of the early-modern period (1450-1750). The major premise of this conference is that knowledge during the period of the Scientific Revolution was inherently interdisciplinary, involving complex mixtures of practices and objects which had yet to be separated into their modern “scientific” hierarchies. Our approach, therefore, needs to be equally wide-ranging, involving Biblical exegesis, art theory, logic, and literary humanism; as well as natural philosophy, alchemy, occult practices, and trade knowledge. Attention is also given to mapping intellectual geographies through the tools of the digital humanities. Always, our focus must be on the subject-matter at hand, rather than on the disciplinary performances by which we access it. Although centred around the emergence of modern natural science, Scientiae is intended for scholars working in any area of early-modern intellectual culture.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

intellectual geography: networks, intellectual history, and the digital humanities;

theological and religious origins and implications of the new sciences;

law, learned practices, and the sciences;

antiquarianism and the emergence of modern science;

the impact of images on the formation of early modern knowledge;

genealogies of “reason”, “utility”, and “knowledge”;

Humanism and the Scientific Revolution;

Paracelsianism, Neoplatonism, and alchemy more generally;

interactions between the new sciences, magic and demonology;

the history of health and medicine;

morality and the character of the natural world;

early modern conceptions of, and practices surrounding, intellectual property;

poetry, literature, and the natural sciences;

the development of novel approaches to cosmology and anthropology;

natural history, botany, and art;

music: between mathematics, religion, and medicine;

global history and nature in the early modern period;

information technology, media, and the study of early modernity.

Academic, Historian, Social Scientist
Disease, Disability and Medicine in Medieval Europe
United Kingdom
12/06/2014

Disease, Disability and Medicine in Medieval Europe

6 - 7  December 2014 The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Pre-conference postgraduate workshop 5 December 2014

The conference will be preceded by a Graduate Workshop on medieval disability, free for all postgraduate students with an interest in disability studies.

Academic, Historian, Social Scientist
9th Deaf History International Conference
United Kingdom
07/14/2015

9th Deaf History International Conference

July 14-18, 2015 Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

The 9th Deaf History International Conference will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland on Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 July 2015.

Theme

The Conference theme is Deaf Sporting Heritage.  Over the years, deaf people cherished through sports from grass-roots to elite levels.  The Conference gives everyone the opportunity to have an insight of how important and influential sports have been for deaf people.

Academic, Historian, Social Scientist