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CFP: [Gender Studies] FORUM Postgraduate Journal: TECHNOLOGIES

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 7:26am
Jana Funke / Lena WÃ¥nggren

F O R U M - The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Issue 8 - T e c h n o l o g i e s

The concept of technology is manifold and encompasses many definitions. Technology may be
defined broadly, as by Melvin Kranzberg in 1959, as "how things are commonly done or made"
and "what things are done and made." Ron Westrum in Technologies and Society: The Shaping of
People and Things (1991) provides a more precise and also threefold definition, stating that
technology consists of "those material objects, techniques, and knowledge that allow human
beings to transform and control the inanimate world."

CFP: [Film] FORUM Postgraduate Journal: TECHNOLOGIES

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 7:26am
Jana Funke / Lena WÃ¥nggren

F O R U M - The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Issue 8 - T e c h n o l o g i e s

The concept of technology is manifold and encompasses many definitions. Technology may be
defined broadly, as by Melvin Kranzberg in 1959, as "how things are commonly done or made"
and "what things are done and made." Ron Westrum in Technologies and Society: The Shaping of
People and Things (1991) provides a more precise and also threefold definition, stating that
technology consists of "those material objects, techniques, and knowledge that allow human
beings to transform and control the inanimate world."

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] FORUM Postgraduate Journal: TECHNOLOGIES

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 7:26am
Jana Funke / Lena WÃ¥nggren

F O R U M - The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Issue 8 - T e c h n o l o g i e s

The concept of technology is manifold and encompasses many definitions. Technology may be
defined broadly, as by Melvin Kranzberg in 1959, as "how things are commonly done or made"
and "what things are done and made." Ron Westrum in Technologies and Society: The Shaping of
People and Things (1991) provides a more precise and also threefold definition, stating that
technology consists of "those material objects, techniques, and knowledge that allow human
beings to transform and control the inanimate world."

CFP: [Theory] FORUM Postgraduate Journal: TECHNOLOGIES

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 7:26am
Jana Funke / Lena WÃ¥nggren

F O R U M - The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Issue 8 - T e c h n o l o g i e s

The concept of technology is manifold and encompasses many definitions. Technology may be
defined broadly, as by Melvin Kranzberg in 1959, as "how things are commonly done or made"
and "what things are done and made." Ron Westrum in Technologies and Society: The Shaping of
People and Things (1991) provides a more precise and also threefold definition, stating that
technology consists of "those material objects, techniques, and knowledge that allow human
beings to transform and control the inanimate world."

CFP: [20th] FORUM Postgraduate Journal: TECHNOLOGIES

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 7:26am
Jana Funke / Lena WÃ¥nggren

F O R U M - The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Issue 8 - T e c h n o l o g i e s

The concept of technology is manifold and encompasses many definitions. Technology may be
defined broadly, as by Melvin Kranzberg in 1959, as "how things are commonly done or made"
and "what things are done and made." Ron Westrum in Technologies and Society: The Shaping of
People and Things (1991) provides a more precise and also threefold definition, stating that
technology consists of "those material objects, techniques, and knowledge that allow human
beings to transform and control the inanimate world."

CFP: [Victorian] FORUM Postgraduate Journal: TECHNOLOGIES

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 7:25am
Jana Funke / Lena WÃ¥nggren

F O R U M - The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Issue 8 - T e c h n o l o g i e s

The concept of technology is manifold and encompasses many definitions. Technology may be
defined broadly, as by Melvin Kranzberg in 1959, as "how things are commonly done or made"
and "what things are done and made." Ron Westrum in Technologies and Society: The Shaping of
People and Things (1991) provides a more precise and also threefold definition, stating that
technology consists of "those material objects, techniques, and knowledge that allow human
beings to transform and control the inanimate world."

CFP: [African-American] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:51am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

CFP: [General] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:51am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

CFP: [Ethnic] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:50am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

CFP: [Gender Studies] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:50am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

CFP: [Religion] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:49am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

CFP: [General] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:49am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

CFP: [American] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:49am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

CFP: [Science] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:48am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:47am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

CFP: [Theatre] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:47am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

CFP: [Theory] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:47am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

CFP: [Science] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:46am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

CFP: [18th] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:45am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

CFP: [Renaissance] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:45am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

CFP: [Medieval] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:44am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

CFP: [20th] Contemporary/20th Century Scottish Literature

updated: 
Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 10:01pm
M. Claire Pamplin

New Jersey College English Association
2009 Annual Conference
Seton Hall University
Saturday, March 21, 2009

Contemporary/20th Century Scottish Literature: Which texts and
assignments work best in American college classrooms? How viable is the
category of Scottish literature? Now that Scotland has an elected
political authority, what has changed, if anything, for Scottish writers
regarding representation of the nation? Papers on these themes or any
aspect of contemporary Scottish literature, including nation and
nationalism, postcolonialism, language, gender, class, and others are
welcome.

UPDATE: [General] health and disease in culture

updated: 
Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 5:53pm
jennifer tebbe-grossman

PCA/ACA AREA: Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Culture
POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans, Louisiana
April 8-April 11, 2009

UPDATE: [International] Re-presenting Comics: Transgressions in Media and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 5:36pm
Gokul t.G. cpracsis.org

Of lately the study of Comics(Comic strips, Cartoons and Graphic Novels)
once relegated to the realm of 'Low Art" have been attracting a lot of
attention from academia all over the world with their production,
dissemination and reception being considered as valid and as major forms
of cultural exchange and signifying processes. C PRACSIS (Centre for
performance research and cultural studies in South Asia) Invites from
researchers, academicians and practitioners of the art, papers that
examine Comics, Cartoons and Graphic Novels (but not restricted to) as
cultural and social signifiers, the conditions of its production,
distribution and reception, status of the Comic artist, Comics and its

CFP: [General] Literary London Conference 2009 (UK; 3/27/09; 7/9-10/09)

updated: 
Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 4:15pm
Dr Lawrence Phillips

Literary London 2009
Representations of London in Literature An Interdisciplinary Conference

Web site: www.literarylondon.org

Hosted by the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of
London UK

Organised by the University of Northampton, Kingston University, and
Queen Mary, University of London

9-10th July 2009

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & CREATIVE WRITERS
Rachel Lichtenstein, author of On Brick Lane and Rodinsky’s Room
Professor Scott McCracken (Keele, English)
Professor Miles Ogborn (QMUL, Geography)

Proposals by 27th March 2009

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Call for papers

updated: 
Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 2:11pm
Olivette Otele

International Conference
University Paris XIII, France
Identity Politics and Minorities in the English-speaking World and France:
Rhetoric and Reality

26-27 March 2009

Call for papers

CFP: [Collections] Anthony Burgess and SF

updated: 
Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 11:15am
Rob Spence

Gylphi, the new publisher for 20th and 21st century cultural studies, invites contributions for a
new volume- Within academic spheres an uneasy silence has reigned over Anthony Burgess the
Science Fiction writer. There may well be a number of reasons for this, for example the
dismissive way that Burgess wrote about sf inThe End of the World News; his fondness for the
argument that Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-four was not about the future at all but about 1948, the
year in which it was written; and/or the surreal Kantian joke which is ‘The Muse: A Sort of SF
Story’. It may also have much to do with the way Burgess is known as a science fiction or

CFP: [Victorian] Hugh MacColl Centenary Conference

updated: 
Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 7:25am
Amirouche Moktefi

(First) Call for Papers

Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques
(Paris)
Unité Savoirs, Textes, Language (Lille)
Laboratoire d’Histoire des Sciences et de Philosophie â€" Archives
Poincaré (Nancy)

Organise

The Hugh MacColl Centenary Conference

Boulogne sur Mer, 9-10 October 2009

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