ESHHS 2017 – Second call

The European Society for the History of the Human Sciences (ESHHS) invites submissions to its conference to be held from July 12 to July 14, 2017,

at the Seminar for the History of Science, University of Bari ‘Aldo Moro’, Italy.

Sessions, papers, workshops, round-tables and posters may deal with any aspect of the history of the human, behavioural and social sciences or with related historiographic and methodological issues.

However, this year’s conference will pay particular attention to:

  • history and new trends in historiography of human sciences
  • circulation and popularization of scientific knowledge
  • history of the body
  • comparative studies and cultural hegemonies in history of science
  • laboratory science and professionalization
  • theories and practices in the historical development of human sciences

Submissions: must be received by March 17, 2017.

For more information please see the second call for papers. We looking forward to your applications!

ESHHS 2017 Call for Papers

Dear friends and members of the ESHHS,

we are happy to announce that the Call for papers for the next ESHHS conference, which will be held in Bari, Italy, from July 12 to July 14, is out now! Please send in your applications until the 17th of March. More detailed information can be found here.

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.
  • Winners of the Cheiron award of the same year are not eligible for applying for the Early Career Award.
  • 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!