lundi 26 juin 2017

Patients et pratiques sociales du nursing psychiatrique

Patients and Social Practice of Psychiatric Nursing in the 19th and 20th Century

Sylvelyn Hähner-Rombach (Hrsg.), Karen Nolte (Hrsg.)

Taschenbuch: 211 Seiten
Verlag: Franz Steiner Verlag; Auflage: 1. Auflage 2017 (31. Mai 2017)
Sprache: Englisch
ISBN-13: 978-3515117166

Kurztext Main subject of this volume is the history of psychiatric nursing . The contributors summarise the state of international research in this area – especially focussing on the relationship between the patient and the nurse. The topics range from the "hospitalisation and dehospitalisation" of patients in mental asylums using the example of Norway and Canada to the issue of how nurses with deviant behaviour were managed in Switzerland. Furthermore, this edition discusses the role of nurses in conducting so-called "Heroic Therapies" in Canada and Germany, such as shock and fever therapies. One section also looks at the situation of patients in Scotland and Austria, including children, in the asylum or clinic and within their social environment. Nursing in Germany experienced a fundamental change in the 1970s; what kind of nurse training and education made possible this reform is the topic of the last part of this edition.

Postes à l'Institute for Advanced Study

Fellowships (memberships) -Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies

Call for Applications

Location: New Jersey, United States

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2018-2019. The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis. Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies' principal interests are Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, modern international relations and music studies. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. Further information can be found in the announcement on the web at, or on the School's web site, Inquiries sent by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: Deadline: November 1 2017.


Marian Zelazny, Administrative Officer

dimanche 25 juin 2017

Le régime de santé

Il regime di salute in medicina. Dalla dieta ippocratica all’epigenetica

Serena Buzzi

Edizioni dell'Orso
Collana: Hellenica
Isbn: 978-88-6274-741-7

Antichisti, storici della medicina, medici e operatori nel campo sanitario, provenienti da vari atenei d’Italia ed Europa, si interrogano qui sull’importanza del regime di salute. Vengono indagati il rapporto tra salute e malattia, il ruolo dell’alimentazione, dell’ambiente, dello sport, dello stile di vita, dei comportamenti, della comunicazione, della terapia e della farmacologia. Il dialogo vivace, condotto con metodi e prospettive diverse, permette al lettore di trovare inattesi punti di convergenza fra il mondo antico e quello moderno e contemporaneo. La medicina da sempre infatti è teatro di paradigmi spesso concorrenti e a volte ricorrenti. Quella complessità di regole e di relazioni che in Ippocrate definisce il regime di salute trova una corrispondenza nel riconoscimento dell’interazione fra ambiente e assetto genetico individuale nella scienza contemporanea.

Bourse de postdoctorat à Exeter

Postdoctoral Research Associate The Medical World of Early Modern England, Wales and Ireland c.1500-1715"

Call for applications

University of Exeter - College of Humanities - Centre for Medical History, Department of History
Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £28,452 per annum within the Grade E band (£26,052 - £30,175). 
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Placed on: 7th June 2017

Closes: 10th July 2017

Job Ref: R43273

The starting salary will be from £28,452 per annum within the Grade E band (£26,052 - £30,175).

The College wishes to recruit a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of Professor Jonathan Barry and Dr Peter Elmer on the project "The Medical World of Early Modern England, Wales and Ireland c.1500-1715". This full-time Wellcome Trust funded post is available for twelve months from 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2018. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing the Microsoft Access database associated with the project (containing information on over 30,000 medical practitioners), to enable it to answer the project’s research questions and to provide a publicly accessible resource at the end of the project, as well as conducting some archival research and historical analysis associated with the database.

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes; communicate complex information orally, in writing, and electronically; and help to prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD obtained or submitted by the date of commencing the post, or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study, and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be able to work with early modern archival and published sources; prepare, enter, and analyse data in a complex database; and offer support to the project investigators in developing quantitative measures to answer complex research questions using the database material; as well as developing the database for public access. A familiarity with early modern medical and social history would be highly desirable. There will be an opportunity to conduct and publish your own research on the database materials and related subjects. There is no expectation of teaching during this post. Applicants will be expected to be based largely in Exeter, although some time may be spent at the IHR in London, where technical support for the database is available.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, free yoga and pilates, a cycle to work scheme, and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website ( for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

For further information please contact Prof. Jonathan Barry (email:

Interviews are expected to take place in mid-July.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number R43273 in any correspondence.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

samedi 24 juin 2017

Les anatomies malléables

Malleable Anatomies. Models, Makers, and Material Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy

Lucia Dacome

Oxford university Press
320 Pages | Numerous illus. 
9.2 x 6.1 inches 
ISBN: 9780198736189

Malleable Anatomies offers an account of the early stages of the practice of anatomical modeling in mid-eighteenth-century Italy. It investigates the "mania" for anatomical displays that swept the Italian peninsula, and traces the fashioning of anatomical models as important social, cultural, and political as well as medical tools. Over the course of the eighteenth century, anatomical specimens offered particularly accurate insights into the inner body. Being colored, soft, malleable, and often life-size, they promised to foster anatomical knowledge for different audiences in a delightful way. But how did anatomical models and preparations inscribe and mediate bodily knowledge? How did they change the way in which anatomical knowledge was created and communicated? And how did they affect the lives of those involved in their production, display, viewing, and handling? 

Examining the circumstances surrounding the creation and early viewing of anatomical displays in Bologna and Naples, Malleable Anatomies addresses these questions by reconstructing how anatomical modeling developed at the intersection of medical discourse, religious ritual, antiquarian and artistic cultures, and Grand Tour display. While doing so, it investigates the development of anatomical modeling in the context of the diverse worlds of visual and material practices that characterized the representation and display of the body in mid-eighteenth-century Italy. Drawing attention to the artisanal dimension of anatomical practice, and to the role of women as both makers and users of anatomical models, it considers how anatomical specimens lay at the center of a composite world of social interactions, which led to the fashioning of modelers as anatomical celebrities. Moreover, it examines how anatomical displays transformed the proverbially gruesome practice of anatomy into an enthralling experience that engaged audiences' senses.

La santé familiale, militaire et des vétérans

Military, Veteran and Family Health

Call for Papers

The Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health aims to maximize the mental, physical and social health and well-being of military personnel, Veterans and their families by publishing world class research to a broad international and multidisciplinary readership of researchers, clinicians, administrators, and policy makers.

JMVFH publishes original research articles and several other types of articles related to the health and well-being of the populations of interest including: Emerging Practices and Programs, Clinical Practice Reviews, Arts and Humanities articles, Perspectives, Talking Points, and Letters.

The journal welcomes submissions in the following research theme areas:
  • Mental health and rehabilitation
  • Physical health and rehabilitation
  • Social health and well-being
  • Transition from military to civilian life
  • Family health and wellbeing
  • Evolving treatment practices or programs
  • Occupational and environmental health
  • Novel health technologies related to military service
  • Transitions back to family life after deployment
  • Health care policies and programs
  • Military history related to health and well-being
  • The arts and military health and well-being, and
  • Gender based research related to any of the above theme areas.

The journal is multidisciplinary in scope and accepts articles from researchers and clinicians conducting research relevant to enhancing the physical, mental or social health of the beneficiary populations. Some of these disciplines include Bioinformatics, Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology and Health Studies, Medicine, Neurosciences, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Organizational Behavior, Physical Therapy, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, and the Arts and Humanities.

For more details about article types and submission requirements please consult the Guidelines for Submissions –

Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health(JMVFH)

The aim of this new open-access journal is to maximize the health and social well-being of military personnel, Veterans, and their families by disseminating world-class research to a broad international and multidisciplinary readership of researchers, practitioners, administrators, and policy makers.

The Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health provides a forum for the latest research in mental and physical health and rehabilitation, social health and wellbeing, the transition from military to civilian life, family health and wellbeing, evolving treatment practices or programs, occupational and environmental health, novel health technologies related to military service, transitions back to family life after deployment, health care or health-related policies and programs, military history related to health and wellbeing, the arts and military health and well-being, and gender-based research related to any of the above. JMVFH is edited by Alice Aiken and Stéphanie Bélanger, and managed by Mike Schaub.

Contact Info:

vendredi 23 juin 2017

Manuel d'histoire du sport

The Oxford Handbook of Sports History

Robert Edelman and Wayne Wilson

Oxford University Press
Published: 04 May 2017
576 Pages 
ISBN: 9780199858910

Orwell was wrong. Sports are not "war without the shooting", nor are they "war by other means." To be sure sports have generated animosity throughout human history, but they also require rules to which the participants agree to abide before the contest. Among other things, those rules are supposed to limit violence, even death. More than anything else, sports have been a significant part of a historical "civilizing process." They are the opposite of war.

As the historical profession has taken its cultural turn over the last few decades, scholars have turned their attention to subject once seen as marginal. As researchers have come to understand the centrality of the human body in human history, they have come to study this most corporeal of human activities. Taking early cues from physical educators and kinesiologists, historians have been exploring sports in all their forms in order to help us answer the most fundamental questions to which scholars have devoted their lives. We have now seen a veritable explosion excellent work on this subject, just as sports have assumed an even greater share of a globalizing world's cultural, political and economic space. Practiced by millions and watched by billions, sports provide an enormous share of content on the Internet. This volume combines the efforts of sports historians with essays by historians whose careers have been devoted to more traditional topics. We want to show how sports have evolved from ancient societies to the world we inhabit today. Our goal is to introduce those from outside this sub-field to this burgeoning body of scholarship. At the same time, we hope here to show those who may want to study sport with rigor and nuance how to embark on a rewarding journey and tackle profound matters that have affected and will affect all of humankind.

La fabrication de la connaissance dans le monde prémoderne

Cross-disciplinary approaches to the study of knowledge-making in the early modern world (1450-1800)

Call for Papers

With the support of the London Arts & Humanities Partnership (LAHP), the Dr Williams Library will host a student-led interdisciplinary conference on the overlap, cross-fertilisation, and collaborative potential between the Humanities and Social Sciences across studies on the history of knowledge-making in the early modern world (1450-1800), 14th October 2017, London (United Kingdom).

The call for papers is open to all PhD candidates from any department within Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences at King's College London, University College London, School of Advanced Study, Queen Mary University and the London School of Economics.

We welcome submissions with studies about knowledge-making in the early modern world (1450-1800) from a wide range of fields, such as Legal, Political, Social, Cultural, Environmental and Economic History; Global, Imperial and World History; History of Science, Medicine and Technology; Literary Theory; Historical Anthropology; Cultural Geography; Historical Geography; Gender and Queer Studies.

We particularly encourage topics that highlight the circulation and transmission of knowledge in the period, including but not limited to:
● Visual knowledge, represented in world maps, globes, portolans, charts
● Natural science (botany, natural history, mathematical sciences)
● Languages (maths, dictionaries, grammars)
● Ethnography (travel accounts, treatises)
● Gender
● Religion
● Colonialism and imperialism, political and economic thought, Jurisprudence

The aims of the conference are to deepen the understanding of how a certain type of cross-disciplinarity already characterised knowledge-making along cultural encounters in an expanding world from c.1415 onwards; to highlight how London-based PhD students use cross-disciplinary approaches to better understand their primary sources and the contemporary intellectual framework within which their research is situated; and to promote similar events and future collaborations among the panelists and the audience.

How to submit your proposal
Proposals for papers should be submitted using the online form by 7th July 2017 and include a maximum 300-word abstract, in English, for a 20-minute paper. Link to the online form:
All candidates will be notified by 31st July 2017.

Contact Info:
Joseph da Costa

Contact Email: