ESHHS Early Career Award – Reminder

The ESHHS is formally affiliated with the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences (JHBS). Together with the JHBS, the ESHHS encourages early career researchers to submit their papers for the Early Career Award. The winning paper will, after additional review by the JHBS Editorial Board, be published in JHBS with a notice indicating that it is the winner of the ESHHS Early Career Award. The Publisher will provide an honorarium of US $500 to the award recipient.

Rules and procedure

  • Any researcher in the history of the human sciences who does not hold a tenured university position (or equivalent) is eligible to be considered for the Award.
  • Those wishing to be considered must be members of ESHHS at the time of submission (an appropriately completed Membership Form may accompany a submitted paper).
  • Candidates for the Award should submit to the Programme Committee a proposal for the Annual ESHHS Conference in the usual way, to arrive by the appropriate deadline.
  • Before December 31 of each year candidates should send by e-mail a copy of their full text to Anna Borgos, Secretary of the ESHHS, borgosanna@gmail.com (please put “ESHHS ECA” in the subject line). This paper must meet the normal publishing guidelines of JHBS.
  • Candidates should indicate that they wish to be considered for the Early Career Award and provide a short CV to establish eligibility.
  • Submissions are accepted from both the current year and the previous year.
  • The Board will acknowledge receipt of applications and will confirm their eligibility.
  • By mid-March the Executive Board will announce the nominee for the award (provided there are submissions of appropriate standards).
  • The paper can be sent to JHBS any time after the announcement.
  • In any given year, in the absence of high quality submissions no award will be made.
  • If the paper is deemed acceptable by the editors of the Journal, it will be published and the honorarium will be awarded.

Wundt and the Philosophical Foundations of Psychology

Full page photoDear friends and members of the ESHHS,
we are happy to announce that Saulo de Freitas Araujo, one of our long time members, published his book on Wundt.

About the book:

This book reassesses the seminal work of Wilhelm Wundt by discussing the history and philosophy of psychology. It traces the pioneering theorist’s intellectual development and the evolution of psychology throughout his career. The author draws on little-known sources to situate psychological concepts in Wundt’s philosophical thought and address common myths and misconceptions relating to Wundt’s ideas. The ideas presented in this book show why Wundt’s work remains relevant in this era of ongoing mind/brain debate and interest continues in the links between psychology and philosophy.

Featured topics include:

Theoretical and philosophical foundations of Wundt’s early work in scientific psychology.
Wundt’s conception of scientific philosophy in relation to his theory of knowledge.
The epistemological dimensions of Wundt’s final project in scientific psychology.

Wundt and the Philosophical Foundations of Psychology is a valuable resource for researchers, professors, and graduate students in cognitive and related psychology and philosophy disciplines.

For further information, see the publisher’s website

ESHHS 2016: Call for papers and accomodation information

Dear friends and members of the ESHHS,
as 2015 is soon finishing, we are looking forward to our upcoming conference in Barcelona, Spain, which will be organized together with our colleagues from CHEIRON. The call for papers is running until January 15th. Further information on accomodation possibilities can be found here. We are looking forward to meet you in Barcelona!

European Yearbook of the History of Psychology. Sources, Theories, and Models

EYHP leaflet 2015-1Dear friends and members of the ESHHS,
we are pleased to present to you the following journal which might be of interest to many of us: The European Yearbook of the History of Psychology. Sources, Theories, and Models.

The European Yearbook of the History of Psychology. Sources, Theories, and Models (EYHP) is devoted to the history of psychology, and especially to the interconnections between historiographic survey and problems of epistemology. With an eye on the interdisciplinary nature of cultural studies, the Yearbook pays special attention to those common areas between psychological research and its adjacent disciplines, in particular the human and the life sciences (philosophy, sociology, anthropology, psychiatry, physiology, neurology, biology, zoology, etc.). Aimed primarily at historians and philosophers of psychology, epistemologists, historians of philosophy, and historians of human sciences, the Yearbook is also open to contributions from all areas of psychology that address a phenomenon or topic of interest in psychology from a historical perspective and/or with an epistemological approach. Besides original essays, the Yearbook encompasses the following sections: Unpublished and archival material; Discussions (a space where authors can confront one another and discuss specific topics); Interviews; Book reviews and reading recommendations.

EYHP leaflet 2015

New book publication on teleology and genealogy

image-service.aspDear members and friends of the ESHHS,
some of you might be interested in the following book publication:

“From Aristotle’s Teleology to Darwin’s Genealogy – The Stamp of Inutility” by Marco Solinas.

Starting with Aristotle and moving on to Darwin, Marco Solinas outlines the basic steps from the birth, establishment and later rebirth of the traditional view of living beings, and its overturning by evolutionary revolution. The classic framework devised by Aristotle was still dominant in the 17th Century world of Galileo, Harvey and Ray, and remained hegemonic until the time of Lamarck and Cuvier in the 19th Century. Darwin’s breakthrough thus takes on the dimensions of an abandonment of the traditional finalistic theory. It was a transition exemplified in the morphological analysis of useless parts, such as the sightless eyes of moles, already discussed by Aristotle, which Darwin used as a crowbar to unhinge the systematic recourse to final causes. With many excerpts, a chronological sequence and an analytical approach, this book follows the course of the two conceptions that have shaped the destiny of living beings in western culture.

You can order the book directly at the publisher’s website.