- Fellowship: Binational Visiting Fellow Tandem Program in the History of Migration at GHI Pacific Regional Office in Berkeley. Application deadline: January 15, 2020. (Why migration on a blog about knowledge? See the Knowledge and Migration page on this site.)
- Reading: Martin Collins and Teasel Muir-Harmony, eds., Making the Pacific: Making Japanese-U.S. Relations: Science and Technology as Historical Agents in the Twentieth Century, special issue, Pacific Historical Review 88, no. 4 (Fall 2019): 509–658.
- Call for Papers: “Entangled Pasts and Presents: Temporal Interactions and Knowledge Production in the Study of Hellenistic Central Asia.” Fourth Conference of the Hellenistic Central Asia Research Network. Proposal deadline: November 15, 2019. HT @hsozkult.
- Call for Papers: “Indigenous Knowledges,” special issue of KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies. Proposal deadline: November 30, 2019.
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Visiting fellowship: Lund, Sweden, 1–2 weeks. Next deadline: November 1, 2019.
Journal: The next issue of Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte / History of Science and Humanities (Wilely) contains a number of English-language articles framed explicitly in terms of “knowledge,” including the next two items in this list.
- Article: “How How ‘Facts’ Shaped Modern Disciplines: The Fluid Concept of Fact and the Common Origins of German Physics and Historiography” by Sjang L. Ten Hagen. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 49, no. 3 (June 2019): 300–337.
- Blog post: “Religion as Knowledge” by Kajsa Brilkman and Anna Nilsson Hammar. History of Knowledge @ Lund. April 24, 2019.
- Project: “Humanities in Motion: Circulation of Knowledge in Postwar Sweden and West Germany.” History of Knowledge @ Lund. May 22, 2019.
- New book series: Knowledge Societies in History edited by Sven Dupré and Wijnand Mijnhardt.
Call for Summer School Applications: Challenging the Sites of Knowledge: Medial and Pluri-Medial Configurations and Transformations
- September 3–7, 2019, Graduate School of the Humanities, Universität Bern
- Further Details
- Deadline: April 30, 2019
The German Historical Institute Washington has launched a new blog, Migrant Knowledge, at migrantknowledge.org. Begin with the “About” page there to understand what is animating the project.
- An Uneasy Alliance: Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Enriches Science by George Nicholas at The Conversation
- The Women Who Contributed to Science but Were Buried in Footnotes by Ed Yong at The Atlantic
- The Secret History of Women in Coding by Clive Thompson at The New York Times Magazine
- Migration and Knowledge Transfer by Charlotte Mueller @ChJMueller at the NVVN
- The portal for the Journal for the History of Knowledge is now open and accepting submissions.
- Crop failure disasters: Societal knowledge in circulation and transformation, Sweden 1695–1870 at New History of Knowledge (Lund)
- University Women’s International Networks Database at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
The Journal for the History of Knowledge will be launched in 2020 and is now soliciting proposals for its first annual special issue in Fall 2020. The proposal deadline is January 15, 2019.
This official publication of Gewina, the Belgian-Dutch Society for History of Science and Universities, will be “devoted to the history of knowledge in its broadest sense.” That means the history not only of science and scholarship “but also of indigenous, artisanal and other types of knowledge.” In keeping with the journal’s institutional home, it also has a declared interest in “interactions and processes of demarcation between science and other forms of knowledge.” The journal intends to be global and reach from antiquity to the present.
Washington, DC, Sept. 6-7, 2019
Application deadine: Dec. 15, 2018
When the French pharmaceutical company Roussell Uclaff, a subsidiary of the German chemical giant Hoechst AG, was ready to introduce an abortion pill in 1988, American activists flooded the company’s headquarters near Frankfurt with protest letters. In response, the company’s German CEO mandated to stop the project. But the French state, a Hoechst minority shareholder, took the idea across the border, patented it, and embarked on medical trials for the new product in France. Ten years later, scientists in the United States successfully isolated human embryonic stem cells. The country’s regulatory framework had left them free to let the cells proliferate indefinitely. But researchers adopted concepts implemented in Britain to limit the cells’ growth to 13 days after gestation.