science and culture
25 Years of Jurassic Park (1993): An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Palaeontological Imagination
Friday 8th June 2018
School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
Keynote speaker: Stephen Brusatte (University of Edinburgh)
Call for Papers
Cultural Histories of Air and Illness Conference
University of Warwick
8–9 June 2018
Jennifer Tucker (Wesleyan University)
Richard Hamblyn (Birkbeck, University of London)
2018 Medical Humanities Conference at Boston College - (In)visibility
The conference will feature a key note speaker and several student panels. We welcome submissions from undergraduate and graduate students across the northeast. We invite papers or creative works that explore the intersections of medicine with the humanities and/ or social sciences.
While submissions may touch on any aspect of medical humanities, they should relate to the particular themes of this conference: medical theory, literature or art pertaining to the invisibility or visibility of health, illness, and disability.
Separate Spheres & Closed Doors: Recasting Gender and Space
Call for Papers
April 19th-20th 2018
Singleton Abbey, University of Swansea
Queer, Feminist, and Trans Studies Research Cluster University of California, Davis
Title: Queering Care and Cure
Keynote: Dean Spade, and second keynote to be confirmed.
Conference: May 3-4th, 2018
Location: University of California, Davis, in Davis, California Deadline for Submissions: February 1, 2018
CFP: Queering Care and Cure
The International Gothic Association postgraduate blog is looking for bloggers and podcasters!
If you are a graduate student working with any aspect of the Gothic, consider writing us a short blog post, or recording us a podcast. It could relate to your work, or any other Gothic tangent that has taken your interest. Blogs should be around 600 words; short, snappy and conversational, with the aim of sparking conversation within the IGA community. If you want to write a blog longer than 600 words, we would encourage you to split it into two or more parts, but these are supposed to be informal rather than articles or papers.
Deadline fast approaching.
From E.T.A Hoffmann's Tales of Hoffmann and Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? to Isaac Asimov's I, Robot, Vernor Vinge's Rainbows End and Warren Ellis' Transmetropolitan authors have been exploring the human/machine interface since before the computer age. Today we stand on the threshold to the lab as the government contemplates microchipping all U.S. military personnel and office workers are already implanting themselves for convenience ala M.T. Anderson's Feed.
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies is inviting articles for its forthcoming general issue, scheduled for publication in late 2018. Limina welcomes scholarly contributions of 5000-7000 words. Papers submitted before March 2018 will be given priority for that year’s general edition.
Please submit your article as an email attachment in MS Word format or Rich Text Format (RTF) to firstname.lastname@example.org. In a separate document, please also provide:
• your name
• your email address
• your institutional affiliation
• the title of the article
• a 150 word abstract
Science fiction is a genre inherently replete witha multitude of systems. From computers, robots, cyborgs and androids to human-animal studies, ecological systems, management practices and (agro-)industrial systems, science fiction has portrayed a variety of different and sometimes interlocking sets of physical systems. Ideas of knowledge generation and systematisation are also central to the genre, from the social and hard sciences, art, language and communication, right through to the systematisation and dissemination of knowledge.