[Call for Papers] 2023 Cain Conference “Science in Humanities, Humanities in Science: Embedded Connections” (Philadelphia, 2-4 October 2023; Deadline 1 April 2023)

23 maart 2023

What can specialists in humanities fields learn from how specialists in STEM disciplines understand and go about humanistic thinking, and vice-versa? What can those “moonlighting” in this fashion learn through putting their methods side by side with those of specialists? Are “STEM” and “humanities” accurate or useful shorthands for the kinds of thinking in question? How do practitioners in intrinsically multi-modal fields rework humanistic and technical thinking in bringing them together? What makes individual and collaborative work of this sort succeed or fail and what are the standards for judging?

Interdisciplinarity is often prescribed as a therapeutic for the tunnel vision by which disciplinary methods can end up working against their putative goals. Yet thinking that follows embedded connections, too, may trip over its own feet. Such pairings of goals and perverse consequences (or sometimes consequences and perverse goals!) will serve as organizing themes for this workshop.

These four themes are:

  • Care and harm
  • Immediacy and deferral
  • Recovery and waste
  • Stability and crisis

The conference will take place in person in Philadelphia at the Science History Institute. For a more detailed Call for Papers please look here: <a class=”moz-txt-link-freetext” title=”Original URL: https://www.sciencehistory.org/sites/default/files/embedded_connections_call_for_papers.pdf

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p class=”x_MsoNormal”>Note that the deadline is by April 1, 2023, and that proposals should be submitted to embeddedconnections@sciencehistory.org, indicating which one or two themes your presentation would align with.

For any questions, please contact Charlotte A. Abney Salomon, Ph.D., Associate Director, Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry: cabneysalomon@sciencehistory.org