46th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE HISTORICAL STUDIES (ASPHS)

Panels and Roundtables to be held during the 46th annual conference of the ASSOCIATION FOR SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE HISTORICAL STUDIES (ASPHS) at The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (USA), March 19-22, 2015.
 
We would like to invite you to participate in a series of panels and roundtables bringing together historians of Iberian and colonial Latin American science to discuss recent historiographical developments in the field and new research, as well as to explore the field’s future direction. Some possible roundtables and panels are described below, but we welcome additional proposals. We will be able to offer a limited number of travel subventions to accepted participants. Prof. Maria M. Portuondo [mportuondo@jhu.eduand Prof. Gabriel Paquette [gabriel.paquette@jhu.eduserve as the sub-committee on history of science of the ASPHS program committee and will assist coordinating papers and panels.
 

THE 1st EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON ARGUMENTATION

The European Conference on Argumentation (ECA) is a new pan-European initiative aiming to consolidate and advance various streaks of research into argumentation and reasoning: from philosophical, linguistic, discourse analytic, cognitive, to computational approaches. The chief goal of the initiative is to organise every other year (2015-2017-2019-etc.) a major conference on argumentation at a different location in Europe. The first of these conferences will be hosted in Lisbon by the ArgLab, Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA), Universidade Nova de Lisboa. While based in Europe, ECA involves and further encourages participation from argumentation scholars all over the world.
 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE, HEALTH, AND SOCIETY, VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, NASHVILLE, TN

The Center for Medicine, Health, and Society (MHS) in the College of Arts & Science at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in the social and cultural aspects of medicine and health. Primary appointments will be in MHS with secondary appointments possible in a number of Vanderbilt’s academic departments. MHS is an innovative research and teaching center that applies humanities and social science methods to biomedical questions. Interdisciplinary social scientists doing work on health equities or disparities, the politics of global health or public health, health policies or economies, structural competency, or medicine and social justice are particularly invited to apply.

A TWO YEARS POST-DOCTORAL POSITION ON SOCIAL MOVEMENT STUDIES AT SNS FLORENCE

The Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa announces a selection, based on work to date and interview, for a research contract named “Social movements and socio-economic structures” on the following project: “Democracy, Participation and Social Movements”.

Social movement studies have paid insufficient attention to the relation between the socio-economic structures and contentious politics. The recent citizens' mobilizations against financial crises and austerity policies around the world pointed at the influence of the relations between states and markets, politics and the economy on the protests’ forms and breath. Within this frame, the research activities which are the object of this grant should focus on the development of a theoretically innovative model, and its empirical implementation in a comparative analysis of the political economy of protest. Research activities will therefore include:

  1. An analysis of the literature on social movements and socio-structural change;
  2. The selection of empirical cases to be analysed among social movements that address relevant topics in relations to the evolution of markets and welfare, as well as their effects on citizenship rights;
  3. Selection of research methods, with ideally a triangulation of qualitative and quantitative methods
  4. Implementation of the empirical research;
  5. Writing of a research report.

The selected candidate will participate in the activities of the recently established PhD in political science and sociology, in particular in its area on democracy, participation and social movements.

Duration of contracts: 2 years (estimated starting: December 2014)

Gross compensation inclusive of all taxes: € 60.000

Application deadline: the application must be received by August, 28th 2014 at the Scuola Normale.

RESOLUCION DE AYUDAS A JOVENES INVESTIGADORES PARA LA ASISTENCIA A CONGRESOS INTERNACIONALES

El sorteo se realizó el viernes 18 de Julio a las 12:15 ante dos testigos independientes en la secretaría del Departamento de Filosofía de la Universidad de Murcia, Edificio Luis Vives. Los ganadores son:

1. Gemma Celestino
2. Aldo Filomeno Farrerons
3. Marta Jorba

Como suplentes quedaron:

4. Mikel Henda
5. Vanessa Triviño

Enhorabuena a los agraciados!
 

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