Daily Archives: 17 January 2019

History of Medicine travel grants

The History of Medicine Collections at Duke University, North Carolina offers research grants of up to US$1,500 to researchers whose work would benefit from access to the historical medical collections at the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Applications are open to:

  • Faculty, graduate or undergraduate students and independent scholars with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the History of Medicine Collections.
  • Writers, creative and performing artists, film makers and journalists are welcome to apply.
  • All applicants must reside outside of a 100-mile radius of Durham, NC, and may not be current Duke students or employees.

Applications close 31 January, 2019. Grants must be used between April 2019 and June 2020.

For more information and to apply, see https://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/history-of-medicine/grants

Paul Mellon Centre Postdoctoral Fellowships in British art or architectural history

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art offers a variety of Fellowships (for individuals) and Grants (for institutions and individuals) twice a year in a strictly timetabled schedule.

Applications are now open for six-month full-time Postdoctoral Fellowships, offered to enable the Fellow to transform doctoral research in the field of British art or architectural history into publishable form, such as a book, series of articles or exhibition catalogue. Alternatively, the fellowship may support new research arising out of a successfully submitted doctoral dissertation where that research may lead readily to publication.

Postdoctoral Fellowships are for the academic year 2019/2020 and may be taken between September 2019 and September 2020. Fellowships cannot be deferred to later academic years nor can they run concurrently with a Fellowship awarded by another institution

Postdoctoral Fellowships are of £10,000. Fellowship funds are offered either as a grant to the Fellow (if an independent scholar) or to their university or institution to fund replacement teaching or staff costs.

Applications close on 31 January, 2019. For further information, terms & conditions, and to apply, see https://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/fellowships-and-grants/opportunities/postdoctoral-fellowships/season/spring-2018

CFP Scientiae 2019 deadline extended

In response to inquiries, the organisers are pleased to announce an extended deadline for proposals to the 2019 Scientiae conference (June 12-15th, Queen’s University, Belfast). Proposals will now be accepted until 25 January, 2019.

Scientiae is the interdisciplinary conference on intellectual culture, 1400-1800. It is centred on, but not limited to, developments in the early-modern natural sciences. Philosophers, historians, literary scholars and others are invited to share their perspectives on this vital period. Belfast 2019 will be our 8th annual meeting.

Our plenary speakers at Belfast will be Ingrid Rowland (Notre Dame/Rome) and Rob Iliffe (Oxford).

Scientiae 2019 will also feature two plenary panel sessions: One presented by Subha Mukherji (Cambridge) on “Forms of Knowing,” with Torrance Kirby (McGill), Sorana Corneanu (Bucharest) and Anupam Basu (Washington); and the other co-presented by Marco Sgarbi, Pietro Daniel Omodeo, and Craig Martin (all from Ca’ Foscari, Venice) on “Early-modern Aristotelianisms.”

Other confirmed speakers for Scientiae 2019 include: Raz Chen-Morris, Antonio Clericuzio, Alix Cooper, Peter Hess, Kevin Killeen, W.R. Laird, Nancy McLoughlin, Robert Morrison, Cesare Pastorino, and Vladimir Urbanek.

Proposals are invited for:

  • Individual (20-minute) papers: Please submit a descriptive title, 250-word abstract, and one-page CV.
  • Complete panels: Same as above for each paper, plus 150-word rationale for the panel. Maximum four panellists, plus chair (and/or respondent).
  • Workshops: One-page CV for each workshop leader, plus 250-word plan for the session: topic, techniques, hands-on resources, etc.
  • Seminars: One-page CV for each seminar leader, plus 250-word rationale for the session: its topic, and its suitability for treatment in seminar format.

For more information, and the conference poster, see http://scientiae.co.uk.

All proposals should be sent to pertransibunt@gmail.com.

Call for contributions: Robin Hood Studies

The Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies (https://bulletin.iarhs.org) is seeking submissions for future volumes. The Bulletin is the official journal of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies. It is a fully digital, open access, and double-blind peer reviewed journal and is actively indexed in the MLA International Bibliography. In keeping with the Robin Hood tradition, authors retain their rights to their own materials.

Articles are generally 4,000-8,000 words long. Please see the journal’s website for additional submission guidelines.

We invite scholars to submit articles or essays detailing original research on any aspect of the Robin Hood tradition. Submission is via the web, and preliminary inquiries or questions may be directed to Valerie Johnson vjohnso6@montevallo.edu (University of Montevallo) and Alexander Kaufman alkaufman@bsu.edu (Ball State University).