CFP: Early Modern Scholarship and Science. A Multidisciplinary Approach (ed. Vittoria Feola)
Publisher and Series: Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History
We are delighted to announce our call for papers for publication of a book including 20 re-worked papers from Scientiae 2014 to be edited by Vittoria Feola. Given the multidisciplinary nature of Scientiae, submission of abstracts is encouraged on the history of early modern scholarship, including legal and political history, as well as all branches of the history of science. Articles may contain pictures.
Work schedule is as follows:
Deadline for abstracts: 15 July 2014
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 15 August 2014
Articles due: 15 December 2014
Referees’ reports to authors by: 15 June 2015
Final submission of the book to Brill: 15 July 2015
Publication: December 2015
A total of 20 abstracts will be selected and, subject to the editor’s judgement in accordance with blind peer-reviewing, will be published. Non-native English speaking authors must have their abstracts and articles professionally proofread prior to their submission. In other words, Vittoria Feola will not check the English of abstracts and articles, because she, as volume editor, is only responsible for the scientific content of the volume. Abstracts for selection must be maximum of 400 words.
Articles must be max. 8,000 words including footnotes, and may not exceed a total of 20 pages including pictures. One page is made up of 400 words (footnotes included). One picture counts as one page. Authors must pay for copyright and reproduction rights when applicable.
Please email abstracts no later than 15 July 2014 to Vittoria Feola.
The CFP for Scientiae Toronto 2015 (27-29 May) is now available online. Paper, panel, and round-table proposals are invited for the fourth annual international conference on the emergent knowledge practices of the early-modern period (1450-1750). The major premise of this conference is that knowledge during the period of the Scientific Revolution was inherently interdisciplinary, involving complex mixtures of practices and objects which had yet to be separated into their modern “scientific” hierarchies. Our approach, therefore, needs to be equally wide-ranging, involving Biblical exegesis, art theory, logic, and literary humanism; as well as natural philosophy, alchemy, occult practices, and trade knowledge. Attention is also given to mapping intellectual geographies through the tools of the digital humanities. Always, our focus must be on the subject-matter at hand, rather than on the disciplinary performances by which we access it. Although centred around the emergence of modern natural science, Scientiae is intended for scholars working in any area of early-modern intellectual culture.
Abstracts for individual papers of 20 minutes should be between 250 and 350 words in length. For panel sessions of 1 hour and 30 minutes, a list of speakers and chair (with affiliations), a 500-word panel abstract, and individual abstracts from each speaker are required. Newly at Scientiae 2015, we also invite proposals for a limited number of topic-based roundtable sessions. These should feature brief presentations from 2 or 3 knowledgeable speakers on a defined but broad issue in early-modern intellectual history, with the intention of opening up multilateral discussion from the floor—the main business of the session.
All submissions should be made using the online form here.
We are delighted to announce our call for papers for publication of a special issue of Nuncius, Journal of the material and visual history of science. Vittoria Feola is the volume editor. Given the multidisciplinary nature of Scientiae, submission of abstracts are encouraged about the history of early modern medicine as well as about any other history of science-related topics. Nuncius is strong in the material and visual culture of science. Articles may contain pictures. A total of 7 abstracts will be selected and, subject to the editor’s judgement in accordance with blind peer-reviewing, will be published.
The work schedule is as follows:
Deadline for abstract selection: 15 July 2014
Articles due: 15 March 2015
By September 2015 blind referees’ reports will be circulated.
By 5 November 2015 final submissions will be due.
Early 2016, publication.
Non-native English speaking authors must have their abstracts and articles professionally proofread prior to their submission to Vittoria Feola. In other words, Vittoria Feola will not check the English of abstracts and articles, because she, as volume editor, is only responsible for the scientific content of the volume.
Abstracts for selection must be max 400 words.
Articles must be max 10,000 words including footnotes and may not exceed a total of 24 pages including pictures. One page is made up of 420 words footnotes included. One picture counts as one page. Authors must pay for copyright and reproduction rights where applicable. Please note the Brill submission guidelines.
Thank you so much for making Scientiae 2014 such a successful conference. We will soon be circulating calls for papers for a special issue of Nuncius as well as for a book to be published in the Brill series of History of Scholarship, Science, and Technology. We look forward to receving abstracts of your revised papers. Meanwhile, thank you once again for making Scientiae 2014 a truly significant scholarly event.
The final programme, as well as abstracts for all sessions at Scientiae 2014, are now available online. Individual abstracts can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the links below each session, and will be accessible during the conference through the free wifi facilities provided.
The final programme for Scientiae 2014 can be downloaded here. Dr Christiane Druml (Vice-Rector, Medical University of Vienna) and Professor Marianne Klemun (University of Vienna) will offer welcoming remarks at 9.45 on Wednesday 23rd, before our convenor, Vittoria Feola, introduces the first keynote address of the conference.
For more information, please see the conference webpage.
Scientiae 2014 Programme Now Available
The preliminary programme and programme overview for Scientiae 2014 (23-25 April, Vienna) are now available for download on the conference webpage. Please note that the programme will be updated regularly, and that we will continue to take note of all your schedule requests. The final programme will be available one week before the commencement of the conference. Please contact the conference convenor, Vittoria Feola, with any scheduling concerns.
For more information, please see the conference webpage.
Special Issue of IHR Now Available: Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early-Modern World
A Special Issue from our Vancouver 2012 conference is now available: Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early-Modern World. This latest issue of Intellectual History Review, the journal of the International Society for Intellectual History, is available online and in print, edited by J. D. Fleming.
J. D. Fleming
Rethinking Sixteenth-Century ‘Lutheran Astronomy’
The world drawn from nature: Imitation and authority in sixteenth-century cartography
From scientia operativa to scientia intuitiva: Producing particulars in Bacon and Spinoza
Inventing scientific method: The privilege system as a model for scientific knowledge-production
County Natural History: Indigenous Science in England, from Civil War to Glorious Revolution
Heat and moisture, rhetoric and spiritus
Opposition as a technique of knowing in cosmographical literature: Litotes, epanorthosis
For more information, please see the Intellectual History Review’s website.
Please visit the conference page to register for Scientiae 2014. The registration fee is €145.00, plus an optional €20.00 should you wish to attend the conference banquet. Please note that the registration fee is the same for everyone, regardless of whether or not you are giving a paper.
Please note that you may also visit the conference page to search for accommodation in Vienna for Scientiae 2014. You will be redirected to a webpage hosted by the University of Vienna which will provide you with the opportunity to search for and purchase accommodation at various price points in close proximity to the university.
Last but not least, please check your spam box if you have yet to receive a response to your submission. If you have not received a response already, please contact the conference convenor, Vittoria Feola.
For more information, please contact Vittoria Feola.
The CFP for Scientiae 2014 (23-25 April, 2014) is now closed. Many thanks to all those who submitted a paper or panel proposal. The committee will now adjudicate all proposals received and respond shortly after 15 November, 2013.
Registration information will also be posted to the Scientiae website around the middle of November.
If you should have any questions in the meantime, please contact the conference convenor Vittoria Feola.
The Call for Papers for Scientiae 2014 in Vienna (23-25 April 2014) is now available online. Abstracts for individual papers of 25 minutes should be between 250 and 350 words in length. For panel sessions of 1 hour and 45 minutes, a list of speakers (with affiliations), as well as a 500-word abstract, is required. Roundtable discussions or other formats may be accepted at the discretion of the organizing committee. All applicants are also required to submit a brief biography of 150 words of less. Abstracts must be submitted through our online submission form.
If you have any questions, please contact the conference convenor, Vittoria Feola (firstname.lastname@example.org).