dimanche 30 août 2015

Miroirs de la mélancolie

Miroirs de la Mélancolie/Mirrors of Melancholy

CAZES Hélène, MORAND Anne-France (dir.)

Hermann éditeurs
338 pages - Format 15 x 23 cm
33 illustrations en N&B
Parution : 24 Août 2015
ISBN 9782705690984 3

La mélancolie n’est pas la bile noire, quoi que disent les étymologies: philosophique, poétique, lettrée, artistique, elle hante notre imaginaire comme un motif lancinant qui traverse époques et cultures. Elle chatoie au soleil noir des relectures, des reprises et des décadences, comme un miroir de mots et mondes passés qui, soudain, devient le miroir de l’artiste ou de l’écrivain. La vigueur de cette langueur intelligente et créative se dit dans l’histoire de sa transmission et de ses commentaires. Dès son invention, la mélancolie se créée dans ses descriptions et sa reconnaissance. L’humanisme y fut particulièrement enclin, lorsque se reconnaissait dans les textes anciens un mal d’être fort moderne et propagé par la lecture de bons livres. La rémanence du mot et de la notion depuis l’héritage antique, la Renaissance et jusqu’à nos temps modernes en dit non pas l’imprécision mais la puissance évocatrice. Les études ici rassemblées interrogent ainsi le miroir de la mélancolie, cette inspiration seconde, savante et personnelle tout à la fois.

Histoire de la peau

Society for the Humanities Fellowships, 2016 - 2017, focal theme "SKIN"

Call for applications

Cornell Universiy
New York, United States


Six to eight Fellows will be appointed. Selected Fellows will collaborate with the Director of the Society for the Humanities, Timothy Murray, Professor of Comparative Literature and English and Curator of the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, an international research center on new media. The Senior Scholars in Residence will be Anne Cheng, Professor of English and of the Center for African American Studies, Princeton University, Mary Flanagan, Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor in Digital Humanities, Dartmouth College, Cristina Malcolmson, Professor of English, Bates College, and Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design, Harvard University. Senior Scholars in Residence will spend one week on campus during the 2016 - 2017 academic year.


The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University seeks interdisciplinary research projects that reflect on philosophical, aesthetic, political, ecological, religious, psychoanalytical, and cultural understandings of skin. Thinking skin calls upon cultural horizons, religious traditions, flesh, haptics, signs, texts, images, biopolitics, screens, sounds, and surfaces. From the earliest writings on medicine and religion to more recent theories of race, sexuality, gender, class, and ethnicity, how might thinking or making skin inform the global cultural experience from North to South, East to West, South to South. We invite research projects across historical periods, disciplinary boundaries, geographic territories, and social contexts.

For classical traditions, skin plays a role in representing the breadth of mythological empowerment, from the Occidental classics and Ancient Egypt to Navajo culture. Theoretical and philosophical approaches might dwell on the contrasts between tactility and opticality or skin as a membrane of intersubjective and global connectivity. Psychoanalysis theorizes skin as the figure of touch, desire, trauma, and “the skin-ego,” while theorists of affect and haptics might study configurations of aging, sexuality, gender, queer and transgender studies.

Also welcome are biopolitical considerations ranging from torture and subjugation to race, eugenics, and genomics whose representations have been central to the arts. Scholars of the arts and technology might emphasize tattooing, surface architecture, technoskins, prostheses, nanotechnologies, and the touch of mobile devices, connectivity, gaming, and mobile media.

Scholars of “medical humanities” might study questions of the complex place of skin in disease, contamination, and contagion, just as these problematics are important in the history of travel literature, geopolitical tensions, and literary and artistic fascinations with the viral.

The David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future co-sponsors one fellowship to support scholarly work addressing TIME as it relates to energy, the environment or economic development. For more information about the Atkinson Center, please visit http://www.acsf.cornell.edu/.

Fellows should be working on topics related to the year’s theme. Their approach to the humanities should be broad enough to appeal to students and scholars in several humanistic disciplines.

Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree before January 1, 2015. The Society for the Humanities will not consider applications from scholars who received the Ph.D. after this date. Applicants must also have one or more years of teaching experience, which may include teaching as a graduate student.

Application Procedure
Applications are accepted only through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5588

Please submit the folowing application materials via AJO:
1. A curriculum vitae and a copy of one scholarly paper no more than 35 pages in length.
2. A one-page abstract in addition to a detailed statement of the research project the applicant would like to pursue during the term of the fellowship (1,000 - 3,000 words). Applicants are also encouraged to submit a working bibliography for their projects.
3. A brief (two-page) proposal for a seminar related to the applicant’s research. Seminars meet two hours per week for one semester (fourteen weeks) and enrollment is limited to fifteen graduate students and qualified undergraduate students.
4. Two letters of recommendation from senior colleagues to whom candidates should send their research proposal and teaching proposal. Letters of recommendation should include an evaluation of the candidate’s proposed research and teaching statements. Please ask referees to submit their letters directly through the application link. Letters must be submitted on or before October 1, 2015.

For further information: phone: 607-255-9274 or 607-255-4086 email: humctr@cornell.edu

Awards will be announced by the end of December 2015.

Note: Extensions for applications will not be granted. The Society will consider only fully completed applications. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that all documentation is complete, and that referees submit their letters of recommendation to the Society before the closing date.

Mary Ahl, Department Manager
Paula Epps-Cepero, Program Administrator
Email: humctr@cornell.edu


samedi 29 août 2015

Sens et sentiment dans le monde pré-moderne

Appetite for Discovery: Sense and Sentiment in the Early Modern World 

Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques
Volume 41, Issue 2, Summer 2015

Current Issue:  Appetite for Discovery: Sense and Sentiment in the Early Modern World Jennifer Hillman http://bit.ly/1K6jo4Q

In the Shadow of the Gallows: Symptoms, Sensations, Feelings Adriano Prosperi, translated by Ananya Chakravarti http://bit.ly/1Jg6i1P

The Emotional Disturbances of Old Age: On the Articulation of Old-Age Mental Incapacity in Eighteenth-Century Tuscany Mariana Labarca http://bit.ly/1K6jrgY

Is This Love? Same-Sex Marriages in Renaissance Rome Giuseppe Marcocci http://bit.ly/1dZ9kyN

Eyes and Heart, Eros and Agape: Forms of Love in the Renaissance Gabriella Zarri, translated by Anne Jacobson Schutte http://bit.ly/1I0vJKk

"Always Toward Absent Lovers, Love's Tide Stronger Flows": Spiritual Lovesickness in the Letters of Anne-Marie Martinozzi Jennifer Hillman http://bit.ly/1Ms8kPB

The Affective (Re)turn and Early Modern European History: An Afterword Ananya Chakravarti http://bit.ly/1O4BSDq

Images et textes dans l'histoire médicale

Images and Texts in Medical History

Call for papers

April 11, 2016 to April 13, 2016

Location: Maryland, United States

Images and Texts in Medical History: A Workshop in Methods, Tools, and Data from the Digital Humanities seeks applications from historians and librarians interested in applying digital humanities tools to researching the history of medicine. Designed to encourage collaborative learning and innovative approaches, this free workshop will provide participants with a deeper appreciation of innovative methods and data sources useful for analyzing images and texts in the field of medical history. The workshop will take place at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, on April 11-13, 2016. The workshop is a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities, the Wellcome Trust, the U.S. National Library of Medicine, and Virginia Tech. All participants must apply to be invited to attend. Application deadline: September 30, 2015. Information about presenters, location, partner institutions, applications, and schedule is available from the website: http://medicalhistworkshop.org/

Contact Info: 
E. Thomas Ewing
Professor of History, Virginia Tech
Contact Email: etewing@vt.edu


vendredi 28 août 2015

Histoire de la médecine à Toulouse

Histoire de la médecine à Toulouse, de 1229 à nos jours

Jacques Frexinos

Prix de vente au public (TTC) : 27 €
488 pages ; 21 x 17 cm ; broché
ISBN 978-2-7089-1781-1

L'histoire de l'enseignement médical à Toulouse, depuis la création de l'université en 1229. L'ouvrage aborde la médecine scolastique, les docteurs régents, les barbiers chirurgiens, ainsi que les progrès de l'époque contemporaine, dressant un panorama général de la santé en Midi-Pyrénées. Il évoque notamment le rôle central de l'Agence régionale de la santé en Midi-Pyrénées.

Fluides corporels et corps fluides dans l'Antiquité

Bodily Fluids/Fluid Bodies in Greek and Roman Antiquity 

Call For Papers

Conference dates: 11-13th July 2016

Conference location: St Michael’s College, Cardiff University

Classical Studies are currently witnessing a sensory/sensual turn: the five senses have become central to our understanding of the Greek and Roman world. This welcome development has led scholars to pay attention to repulsion as much as to pleasant sensations, and has added a new material dimension to literary studies. This conference builds upon these sensory approaches to examine bodily fluids: blood and menstrual blood, sweat, tears, phlegm, bile, urine, sperm, and milk. How were bodily fluids, and those who exuded them, received in ancient society? How were internal bodily fluids perceived, and how did this perception alter if such fluids were externalised? Do these ancient conceptions complement or challenge our modern sensibilities about bodily fluids? How were religious practices determined by attitudes towards bodily fluids, and how did religious authorities attempt to regulate or restrict the appearance of bodily fluids?

In addition to furthering our historical knowledge of these individual bodily fluids, this conference seeks to refine the definition of the ancient body. Does the body end with the skin, or is it a more fluid entity that can leak, transpire, and trickle? How prevalent are metaphors of fluidity in descriptions of the ancient body? How are bodily fluids an indication of gender and sex? We are also interested in descriptions of conception, in which male and female bodily fluids are said to coagulate to form an embryo.

We welcome papers on any bodily fluid and/or on the fluidity of the ancient body, building upon material, literary or anthropological sources, from Homer to Late Antiquity and the early Byzantine period. We are open to various approaches, including medical history; gender, feminist and queer history; history of the body; and history of sexuality.

Please send us your abstract (300 words maximum) for a paper of twenty minutes by the 15th of October 2015 to Victoria Leonard (LeonardVA1@cardiff.ac.uk) or Laurence Totelin (TotelinLM@cardiff.ac.uk). We are also happy to answer any queries you may have.

jeudi 27 août 2015

La fabrique de la santé

La fabrique de la santé 

Colloque international

10-11 septembre 2015

Salle Sauvy
133 bd Davout
Paris 20e


8h30 Accueil des participants

9h00 Allocutions de bienvenue Michel Oris et Chantal Cases

Présidence : Michel Oris

9h30 Jean-Pierre Goubert, Rémi Rémondière, Ahmad Abdulkarim
Étude statistique d’une double déficience sensorielle : la surdi-mutité en France dans la seconde moitié du xixe siècle

10h Pauline Hervois
Les “infirmités apparentes” dans les dénombrements français (1851-1876)

10h50 Pause

11h10 Cristina Munno et Renzo Derosas
Les autres “Mort[s] à Venise” (xixe siècle)

11h40 Nadine Pellen
Généalogie et génétique, deux jumelles au service de la connaissance du contexte géo-historique des maladies

Présidence : Virginie de Luca -Barrusse

14h Yolanda Casado et Diego Ramiro Fariñas
The Transmissibility and Fight against Influenza Pandemics. The Case of 1889-1890 and 1918-1920 in a Large Urban Environment Madrid, Spain

14h30 Laurent Heyberger
Stature et paludisme : une relation en question. Étude du cas algérien au xxe siècle

14h50 Pause

15h10 Lucia Pozzi, Josep Bernabeu-Mestre et María Eugenia Galiana-Sánch ez
Le modèle explicatif des maladies de la misère et de la pauvreté et les déterminants des épidémies

15h40 Célia Miralles Buil
Mesurer les inégalités socio-spatiales en santé : la tuberculose en Espagne au début du xxe siècle

17h Assemblée générale de la Société de Démographie Historique


Présidence : Claire Fredj

9h30 Jamel El Hadj
La lutte contre la peste à Marseille (xviie-xviiie siècles)

10h Judith Rainhorn
Construire l’opacité d’une maladie : le saturnisme professionnel comme enjeu sanitaire et politique (France, xixe-premier xxe siècle)

10h50 Pause

11h10 Ailish Veale
« A Class of her Own » : Negotiating Religious and Medical Identities in Ireland and on the Missions (1945-1960)

11h40 Nathalie Sage Pranchère
Frontière de légalité et frontière de nationalité : exercer la médecine sans être Français en France au xixe siècle

Présidence : Lucia Pozzi

14h Isabelle Renaudet
Une médecine au service de l’enfance pauvre de Barcelone (1886-1922). L’hôpital pour enfants du Dr. Francisco Vidal Solares, des vieilles recettes aux nouveaux enjeux de santé

14h30 Élodie Grossi
Soigner et contrôler : la fabrique de l’altérité dans les hôpitaux psychiatriques pour Afro-Américains et Amérindiens au xixe siècle aux États-Unis

14h50 Pause

15h10 Alexandre Klein
De la folie à la maladie mentale. Le rôle de la désinstitutionnalisation psychiatrique dans la transformation du concept de santé mentale au Québec entre 1950 et 1980

15h40 Jean M. Walker
Social History of Intellectual Disability in Ireland in the 20th Century

16h30 Conclusions : Michel Oris

Ahmad Abdulkarim - Ministère de la Santé du Koweit, antenne de Paris
Josep Bernabeu-Mestre - Université d’Alicante
Yolanda Casado - CCHS-CSIC, Spanish National Research Council
Chantal Cases - INED
Virginie de Luca-Barrusse - Université Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne, CRIDUP
Renzo Derosas - Università Ca‘ Foscari, Venezia
Jamel El Hadj - EHESS, Centre Norbert Elias
Claire Fredj - Université Paris Ouest, IDHES
María Eugenia Galiana-Sánchchez - Université d’Alicante
Jean-Pierre Goubert - EHESS, CRH
Élodie Grossi - Université Paris-Diderot, URMIS
Pauline Hervois - Université Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne, INED
Laurent Heyberger - Université de technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard, IRTES-RECITS
Alexandre Klein - Université d’Ottawa
Jean M. Walker - Women’s History Association of Ireland
Célia Miralles Buil - Université Lumière Lyon-2, LARHRA
Cristina Munno - Université catholique de Louvain
Michel Oris - SDH
Nadine Pellen - Centre de Perharidy, Roscoff
Lucia Pozzi - Université de Sassari, SIDES
Judith Rainhorn - Université de Valenciennes, INED
Diego Ramiro Fariñas - CCHS-CSIC, Spanish National Research Council, ADEH
Rémi Rémondière - Éducation nationale
Isabelle Renaudet - Aix-Marseille Université, TELEMMe
Nathalie Sage Pranchère - Université Paris-Sorbonne, Centre Roland Mousnier
Ailish Veale - Trinity College Dublin

Fabrice Boudjaa ba | CRH
Virginie De Luca Barrusse | CRIDUP
Claire Fredj | IDHES
Laurent Heyberger | IRTES-RECITS
Michel Oris | SDH
Isabelle Robin | CRM
Nathalie Sag e Pranch ère | CRM
Marion Trévisi | Centre d’Histoire, des Sociétés et des Conflits
Virginie De Luca Barrusse
Claire Fredj
Laurent Heyberger
Isabelle Robin
Nathalie Sag e Pranch ère
Marion Trévisi

colloquesdhsante@gmail.com ou nathalie.sage.pranchere@orange.fr
conception et réalisation : Delphine Mondout, Université Paris Ouest, IDHES | UMR 8533

Prix de la SSHM

Society for the Social History of Medicine 2015 Undergraduate Prize Competition

Call for applications

SSHM invites submissions to its 2014 SSHM Undergraduate Prize Competition. Up to 6 prizes will be awarded for the best unpublished original research essays in the social history of medicine. We will consider two groups of undergraduate students: humanities and social science students, and medical, healthcare and allied science students. Up to THREE prizes will be awarded to each group. The winners will be awarded £100.00 each. The winning entries may also be published on the Society’s website, http://www.sshm.org/.

Rules and Entry Form
The Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) invites submissions to its 2015 SSHM Undergraduate Prize Competition.

Prize: Up to SIX prizes will be awarded for the best unpublished original research essays in the social history of medicine. We will consider two groups of undergraduate students:

(1) humanities and social science students, and (2) medical, healthcare and allied science students. Up to THREE prizes will be awarded to each group. The winners will be awarded £100.00 each. The winning entries may also be published on the Society’s website, http://www.sshm.org/. Read last year’s winning entries here: https://sshmedicine.wordpress.com/undergraduate-essay-prize-blogs/

Eligible Candidates: undergraduate students, part-time or full-time, in the humanities and social sciences, or medicine, healthcare and allied sciences.

- All candidates must submit an application to join the Society for the Social History of  Medicine by the date of submission.* The membership requirement may be waived for residents of developing countries, as listed on the Oxford Journals website. Please contact the Membership Secretary for further guidance [contact details at the end of this announcement].

- The essay competition is only for those registered as undergraduate students as of the deadline for submission of entries and for those students who have been awarded their undergraduate degree in 2015.
- Candidates who are uncertain as to whether they are eligible to enter the competition should contact the Membership Secretary before preparing their entry.

Essays must be: - Unpublished
- Written in Englis
- Anonymous (Authors must identify themselves only on a detachable cover sheet)
- 3,000-5,000 words in length (including footnotes)
- In conformity with the basic bibliographic conventions of our journal, Social History of

Medicine. Please consult the instructions under References on the Note for Authors web page: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/sochis/for_authors/. If you are uncertain, please ask your supervisor for help.

NOTE: The same essay cannot be submitted more than once, and entries from previous years will not be accepted.  

Join the Society via the Social History of Medicine page on the Oxford Journals website: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/sochis/access_purchase/price_list.html

Click on ‘Members - Society for the Social History of Medicine’ and then on the ‘Add to Basket’ button next to ‘Membership + Print - Student Rate’. Alternatively, please contact the SSHM Membership Secretary. You can find out about some of the benefits of SSHM membership on the SSHM Website. We offer special benefits for students and early career researchers.

Assessment Panel: The panel, chaired by the Chair of the Society for the Social History of Medicine, will consist of members of the Executive Committee and at least one member of the Society’s editorial team. Where deemed necessary, assistance will be requested from members of the Editorial Board of our journal, Social History of Medicine.

To enter: Please send an electronic version of the essay and a short CV to the SSHM Membership Secretary, Dr Catherine Cox, as email attachments (email address: catherine.cox@ucd.ie).

In addition please send a hard copy of the completed entry form to Dr Catherine Cox, School of History and Archives, John Henry Newman Building, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. Alternatively, scan the signed form and send it by email. The student’s supervisor must also sign the form as proof of eligibility.

The deadline for mailing entries is 1 October 2015. All entries must be emailed on or before the deadline date.

A decision will be made by December 2015 and the prize winner will be announced shortly afterwards.

Members of the Executive Committee of the SSHM and the Editorial Board of Social History of Medicine may not enter either competition, even if otherwise eligible.

Feedback on individual submissions will not be available from the Assessment Panel.

The prize will not be awarded if the Assessment Panel considers that none of the essays reaches an acceptable standard.

SSHM Membership Secretary
Dr Catherine Cox School of History and Archives John Henry Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4 Ireland Email: catherine.cox@ucd.ie