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Society for the History of Navy Medicine 7th Meeting
United States
Connecticut
04/30/2015

Society for the History of Navy Medicine 7th Meeting

April 30, 2015 New Haven, Connecticut

Our meeting will take place in conjunction with the annual conference of the American Association of the History of Medicine to be held in New Haven, Connecticut from April 30-May 2, 2015.  Our session will be held on April 30th.

Academic, Historian, Social Scientist
Global Health Congress
United Kingdom
06/25/2015

Global Health Congress

25th-27th June 2015 Oxford, United Kingdom

The Global Health Congress in Oxford builds on a tradition of similar events run in Oxford and Paris over the past twenty years. In just over 2 days there will be up to 250 research presentations on all areas of health and health services.

The aim of the event is to highlight the link between research and practice by gathering together a wide range of papers on health and health services research close to practice and/or policy. These will come from the full range of allied disciplines including primary care, acute medicine, public health, psychiatry, paediatrics, and ageing as well as economics, psychology, statistics, social science and ethics, clinical trial design, health informatics and implementation research.

The Congress series has been established by academics in Oxford and London and is open to researchers in health particularly related to health services in the UK, Europe and beyond. We hope that you will contribute to what promises to be an exciting new opportunity to develop research networks and encourage the uptake of research and evidence based innovations in all areas of science that contribute to health and wellbeing.

Health Services Researcher, Nurse, Nurse Researcher, Physician, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert
This is Not a Drill: Confronting Legal Issues in the Wake of International Disasters
United States
Tennessee
02/13/2015

This is Not a Drill: Confronting Legal Issues in the Wake of International Disasters

Friday February 13, 2015 Vanderbilt Law School Nashville, Tennessee

The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law is an integral part of the intellectual life at Vanderbilt Law School. The Journal hosts a biennial symposium on current issues of international and comparative law. Recent symposia have drawn participants from around the world to discuss topics such as foreign state immunity, international law and the arctic, and transborder trusts and estates.

The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law invites you to its 2015 Symposium, This is Not a Drill: Confronting Legal Issues in the Wake of International Disasters.

Recent international disasters, both environmental and humanitarian, have resulted in trails of destruction and destitution, as well as an uncertain legal landscape.  In response to this situation, the International Law Commission (ILC) has completed a draft report addressing the protection of persons when disasters occur.  The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law’s 2015 Symposium, This is Not a Drill: Confronting Legal Issues in the Wake of International Disasters, will address current international disaster response topics.  The event will focus on an in-depth review of the ILC draft.  Two additional panels will address environmental effects and disaster assistance in the wake of various types of international disasters.  Symposium participants will include leading scholars and policy-makers from across the country and abroad.

Academic, Lawyer, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist
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
Aging and Age Studies: Foundations and Formations
United States
Ohio
05/19/2015

Aging and Age Studies: Foundations and Formations

North American Network in Aging Studies Conference

May 19-22, 2015 Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

The North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS) was established in 2013 to bring together scholars and researchers from across a variety of disciplines—humanities, arts, gerontology, anthropology, sociology, health care, and others—interested in critical examinations of how age is conceptualized, defined, experienced, performed, and critiqued. At this inaugural research conference, we seek to build on the foundations of and define new formations in this vital and growing field.

Academic, Gerontologist, Health Services Researcher, 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
7th Annual Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference
United States
Texas
03/04/2015

7th Annual Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

March 4-5, 2015 Sam Houston State University College of Humanities and Social Sciences Huntsville, Texas

The aims of the conference are to promote interdisciplinary discussion around contemporary health challenges and to develop networks for future research. Social and behavioral scientists, medical humanities scholars, healthcare professionals, and students interested in careers in healthcare are encouraged to participate in this important conference devoted to examining how social factors facilitate the health and well-being of children and adults across the global community.

The conference will be held on the campus of Sam Houston State University on March 4-5, 2015. Sam Houston State is located in Huntsville, Texas, about an hour north of Houston’s Intercontinental Airport.

Conference sessions/topics may include but are not limited to:

Community Health

Health Disparities

Health and the Environment

History of Medicine

Medicalization of Society

Medicine and the Arts and Literature

Medicine and Ethics

Medicine, Globalization, and New Infectious Diseases

Medicine, Health, and Society

Medicine and Public Policy

Medicine: Traditional/folkloric/alternative and Contemporary

Medicine and (World) Languages

Nutrition and Wellness

Political Determinants of Decision-Making in Medicine

Preparing Students for the New MCAT

Public Health and Prevention

The Obesity Epidemic

Academic, Health Services Researcher, Historian, Physician, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist
An International Forum on Health Inequality
Greece
05/04/2015

An International Forum on Health Inequality

4-7 May 2015 Athens, Greece

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars, researchers and students from all areas of Health Inequality and related disciplines.

Academic, Community Activist, Graduate Student, Health Economist, Health Services Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist

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