Experiments in collaboration: rethinking the human sciences in (or for?) an interdisciplinary age (CfP, Science in Public, Sheffield, 10–12 July 2017)

Des Fitzgerald, Hazel Morrison and Felicity Callard are convening an open panel on “Experiments in Collaboration” for Science in Public, the 11th Annual Science in Public Conference, to be held in Sheffield, 10-12 July 2017. The Call for Papers is below, and the deadline is 18 April 2017. All details about the conference, including instructions for Read the full article…

The Future of the History of the Human Sciences Conference (CfP, University of York, 7-8 April, 2016)

This two-day meeting, hosted jointly by Dr Chris Renwick and History of the Human Sciences, gathers together established scholars and early-career researchers to consider changes wrought in the broad interdisciplinary field of the history of the human sciences by new developments in the medical humanities, biological sciences, and literary/cultural theory. Marking the end of James Good’s Read the full article…

‘History of Science, Magic and Belief: From Medieval to Early Modern Europe’ reviewed by Nikola Balaš

‘History of Science, Magic, and Belief: From Medieval to Early Modern Europe’ by Steven P. Marrone (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). In his latest book, Steven P. Marrone narrates an ambitious story of how the modern secularised world has emerged. The fundamental thesis of the book is, in its author’s words, that the period from the twelfth to Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘A History of Science, Magic, and Belief: From Medieval to Early Modern Europe’ by Steven P. Marrone

We are pleased to offer for review ‘A History of Science, Magic, and Belief: From Medieval to Early Modern Europe‘ by Steven P. Marrone (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but this book might be particularly suited to a historian.  ‘A History of Science, Magic and Belief is an Read the full article…

Think-Tanks and the Governance of Science: Guest Post by Martyn Pickersgill & Emilie Cloatre

Think-tanks play a key role in policy today. Yet, for scholars who are concerned with the dynamics within and between law and science, the place and impact of such organisations are often over-looked. To begin to remedy this, we held an event titled ‘Regulating Bioscience: Between the Ivory Tower and the Policy Room’ on the Read the full article…

Introducing ‘Commonplaces’ – Somatosphere’s New Archive of Classical & Contemporary Sites in Medicine and Science

Somatosphere and the Science, Technology, and Medicine Interest Group of the SMA are pleased to present a new online project — “Commonplaces,” developed and curated by Tomas Matza and Harris Solomon. “Commonplaces” will draw together a series of short entries (approximately 500-1000 words) from scholars on the classical and contemporary sites in medicine and science. Think: the needle, the patent, the Read the full article…

Splice Symposium: encounters in medicine, science, performance and music (CfP, Symposium, London, 15-16 November 2013)

Splice Symposium: encounters in medicine, science, performance and music 15th and 16th November University of Notre Dame’s London Centre To book a FREE place or propose a paper/presentations, please click here. Proposals are due by October 25. The Splice Symposium is an opportunity for performance, music, science and medical practitioners and scholars to celebrate and Read the full article…

Wasted: Gina Czarnecki art exhibition on ‘discarded’ body parts (Coventry 30 March–9 June 2013)

Wasted: Exploring the life-giving potential of ‘discarded’ body parts An exhibition by Gina Czarnecki at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry Gallery 4 Wasted is an exhibition of work by Gina Czarnecki exploring the life-giving potential of ‘discarded’ body parts.The exhibition also examines their relationship to myths, history, cutting edge stem cell research and notions of what constitutes informed consent. The Read the full article…