CfP: ESHHS session at the conference of the SFHSH in September 2020

Dear ESHHS members,

SFHSHWe are very pleased to announce a new initiative aimed at strengthening international connections between researchers in the history of the human and social sciences. Jointly with the Société Française pour l’Histoire des Sciences de l’Homme (SFHSH), ESHHS proposes to endorse a collaborative symposium panel at the 2020 conference of the SFHSH. See the French and English call for papers for the conference.

The chosen panel will give prominence to research themes which cut across the work of our members and the Francophone scholarly community. While bringing visibility to the work of ESHHS members, it will also promote dialogue between researchers from different national or linguistic traditions.

The sponsored symposium will be conducted in English and will have a prominent place on the programme as a named “ESHHS/SFHSH” panel.

To apply for endorsement, panel organisers should submit a proposal following the general SFHSH guidelines below, and should indicate their wish to be considered for the ESHHS/SFHSH panel in their submission email.

For more information or any questions, please contact Hervé Guillemain, president of the SFHSH (Herve.Guillemain@univ-lemans.fr), or Kim Hajek, treasurer of ESHHS (eshhs.treasurer@gmail.com).

Sense of movement – new publication by Roger Smith

One of the most distinguished members of the ESHHS, Roger Smith, published a book on the history of the sense of movement! If you are interested to read more about this topic, please follow the link below the description.

SmithThe sense of movement, the feeling of one’s body or limbs in motion, has a rich history over the last three centuries. Differentiated from general touch, linked to intuition of agency, tied to the feel for reality, associated with the notion of force in natural philosophy, close to the sense of life, it has sometimes been called ‘the sixth sense’. Inquirers have re-described it as kinaesthesia, proprioception and haptic sense. Talk of sensed movement abounds in contemporary arts and performance, in the life of sport and walking, and in the sciences of cognition and motor control. This book is the first to place this talk in its full historical setting. It combines original history with philosophical elucidation of the concepts and arguments at work when people say sensing movement matters. The book is wide in range, synthesizing discussions otherwise separated by discipline boundaries between physiology, psychology, philosophy, cultural history and history of science. The writing combines the voice of a scholar with the voice of a participant in movement.

eBook:
https://processpressltd.com/item/the-sense-of-movement-an-intellectual-history

PB:
https://processpressltd.com/item/the-sense-of-movement-an-intellectual-history-by-roger-smith

Dear friends and members of the ESHHS,

we are happy to raise your attention towards a Call for Papers announced by the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences devoted to public history. The link to the full call can be found here. An excerpt from the call:

“Inspired by the crucial role of public history in the formation of collective memory, identity, and critical social consciousness, this special issue will feature articles that describe and analyze public history projects that draw on topics and themes from the history of social science to educate, inform, and create community engagement around social issues.”

Please circulate widely to your networks and any potential authors.

ESHHS Conference 2019: Program Online

Dear colleagues, friends and members of the ESHHS,

the updated program for the 38th ESHHS conference, which will take place in Budapest from the 4th to the 7th of July, is now online! If you want to know more about the presentations and discussions, you can look into our book of abstracts. For those who have not registered yet and would like to come to Budapest, please follow this link to our registration form.

Early Career Award: Call

The ESHHS encourages young / early career researchers to submit their papers for the Early Career Award.

If you gave a paper at the ESHHS conference in 2018 or 2017, you do not hold a tenured university position (or equivalent) and you are a member of ESHHS, then you are eligible to submit a paper.

The winning paper will, after additional review by the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, be published in JHBS. The Publisher will provide an honorarium of $500 to the award recipient.

See further details here: http://www.eshhs.eu/wordpress-3.3.1/wordpress/?page_id=14

Looking forward to receiving your paper!

The Board of ESHHS

ESHHS 2019 Conference: Call for Abstracts

Dear friends and members of the ESHHS,
Our next conference will be hosted by the Department of Cognitive Science, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, and organized in collaboration with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences from July 4 to July 6, 2019. We now invite submissions for oral presentations, posters, sessions, workshops or round-table discussions. Please see all detailed information in our Call for Abstracts.

CfP: Living Well: Histories of Emotions, Wellness & Human Flourishing

The JHBS journal announced a special call for papers concerning the histories of emotion which might be interesting to many members of the ESHHS. The CfP reads:

Organized by the Forum for History of Human Science in honor of historian John C. Burnham (1929-2017), this special issue will bring together historical studies that analyze how the social and behavioral sciences have attended to the meanings and conditions of living well and human flourishing. We are interested in accounts that consider what these sciences, as well as popular works that draw on them, have said about living well, in its spiritual, psychological, cultural, social, economic, and/or political dimensions.

Further information can be found here.