1st Call for papers (with apologies for cross posting)
Welcome to the History of Technology and Science Days/Teknik- och vetenskaphistoriska dagar 2013!
Umeå University, Sweden 20–22 March 2013
Conference webpage: http://eventus.trippus.se/HistoryofTechnologyandScience2013
The Swedish National Committee for History of Technology and Science (SNTV) is organising a recurrent conference known as “Teknik- och vetenskapshistoriska dagar” – the History of Technology and Science Days. The next conference in this series will be held at Umeå University on 20–22 March 2013.
The conference welcomes researchers, including PhD students, from within the field of history of science and technology and all related fields in the humanities and social sciences, as well as researchers and participants from museums and the culture heritage sector.
The conference is open to presentations or sessions on any theme, topic, or period related to the history of science and technology, but we especially welcome proposals that explicitly engage and intersect with the following three emerging interdisciplinary approaches:
– Digital Humanities
– Environmental Humanities
– Medical Humanities
These rapidly expanding research areas encompass a multitude of visions, methodological directions, theoretical perspectives, and objects of study, but all represent efforts to reformulate and revitalize the relationship between the humanities and society within their topical areas. We are interested in exploring the ways in which the history of science and technology is, and can be, represented in these emerging fields. What are the main contributions and challenges for historians of science and technology working within the digital, environmental, or medical humanities? How do such engagements support, challenge, or reshape classic narratives and approaches in the history of science and technology? Do they enable new areas of research?
Proposals for sessions (3–4 papers), individual papers, posters and round table discussions (of no more than 250 words) in English or Swedish/Scandinavian should be sent to the conference administration: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Deadline for submitting abstracts is 14 January 2013. Registration will be open during February 2013, see our webpage. The conference fee is SEK 500 for PhD students and SEK 800 for other participants.
“The History of Technology and Science Days 2013” is organised by The Swedish National Committee for History of Technology and Science (SNTV) together with the research group Umeå Studies in Science, Technology and Environment (USSTE), and the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Umeå University.
On behalf of the local organisation committee
Christer Nordlund ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>)
Ph.D. Christer Nordlund
Professor of History of Science and Ideas
Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
901 87 Umeå
Phone: +46 90 - 7869733
Torgny Segerstedt Pro Futura Scientia Fellow
Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study
Linneanum, Thunbergsvägen 2
752 38 Uppsala
Phone: +46 18 - 557085