This was announced today via H-Ideas:
The editors of the Dictionary of Early American Philosophers, a multi-volume biographical reference work planned to compliment the Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers (2005), are now assigning articles.
One section will include entries for physicians and psychologists. As the editor of this section, I would be pleased to receive your requests for assignments. The due dates will all be in 2008. Short articles (up to 1000 words) pay $30, medium articles (1000-2500 words) pay $50, and long articles (over 2500 words) pay $100.
Because this is a work about philosophers, some analysis of the philosophical content of each biographee’s writing will be necessary. Each article should focus on the philosophical theorizing of these physicians, rather than just their interesting medical speculations.
The full list of biographees for this section is:
(L) Bartlett, Elisha, 1804-1855, Physician in Massachusetts, Kentucky, New York City. Published “Essay on the Philosophy of Medical Science” (1844)
(L) Beach, Wooster, 1794-1868, Physician in New York, founder of eclectic medicine, wrote The American Practice of Medicine (1833).
(L) Beck, Theodric Romeyn, 1791-1855, Prof. Medicine and Medical Jurisprudence at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Fairfield NY (1815-40), Albany Medical College in NY (1840-54). Wrote “Elements of Medical Jurisprudence” (1823).
(L) Brigham, Amariah, 1798-1849, Physician and early psychiatrist.
(L) Flint, Austin , 1812-1866, Physician in New York, wrote Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Medicine (1866).
(L) Hosack, David, 1769-1835, Prof. Botany and Material Medical at Columbia College in NYC (1795-1811), Prof. Theory and Practice of Physic at College of Physicians and Surgeons in NYC (1811-26). ASSIGNED
(L) Meigs, Charles Delucena, 1792-1869, Prof. Obstetrics and Diseases of Women at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia (1841-61).
(L) Ray, Isaac, 1807-1881, Psychiatrist in Maine. Wrote “A Treatise on the Medical Jurisprudence of Insanity” (1838).
(L) Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813, Revolutionary, Physician, Prof. Chemistry at College of Philadelphia (1769-91), Professor of Medical Theory and Clinical Practice at Univ. Pennsylvania (1791-1813)
(M) Conover, Samuel Forman, 1766?-1824, Physician in New Jersey. Wrote “An inaugural dissertation on sleep and dreams. Their effects on the faculties of the mind, and the causes of dreams” (1791).
(M) Dana, Alexander Hamilton, 1807-1887, Wrote “Ethical and physiological inquiries” (1862)
(M) Grimes, James Stanley, 1807-1903, Lawyer and physician in Boston, New York, and Illinois. Among first American evolutionists.
(M) Hodge, Hugh Lenox, 1796-1873, Prof. Obstetrics at University of Pennsylvania (1835-63). Early opponent of medical abortion.
(M) Knowlton, Charles, 1800-1850, Physician in Massachusetts, first American advocate of contraception and early materialist.
(M) Parrish, Joseph, 1779-1840, Physician in Philadelphia. Wrote “Inaugural Dissertation on the Influence of the Passions upon the Body” (1805).
(M) Smith, John Augustine, 1782-1865, President and Prof. Moral Philosophy at College of William and Mary (1814-25), Prof. Anatomy, Surgery, and Physiology at College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York (1825-31), President of College of Physicians and Surgeons (1831-43). ASSIGNED
(M) Stearns, John, 1770-1848, Physician in New York. Wrote “The Influence of the mind upon the body in the production and cure of diseases” (1820).
(M) Storer, David Humphreys, 1804-1891, Prof. Obstetrics and Medical Jurisprudence (1854-68) and Dean (1855-64) of Harvard Medical School. Early opponent of medical abortion.
(M) Sweetser, William, 1797-1875, Prof. Medicine at University of Vermont (1825-32), Bowdoin College (1845-61). Wrote “Mental Hygiene” (1843).
(M) Ticknor, Caleb, 1804-1840, Physician in New York. Wrote “A Popular Treatise on Medical Philosophy” (1838).
(M) Wyman, Rufus, 1778-1842, Wrote “A discourse on mental philosophy as connected with mental disease” (1830) ASSIGNED
(S) Batchelder, John Putnam, 1784-1868, Physician in New England.
(S) Buchanan, Joseph Rodes, 1814-1899, American scientist, Faculty Dean and Professor in the Eclectic Medical Institute, in Covington, Kentucky. ASSIGNED
(S) Crawford, John, 1746-1813, Physician in Maryland.
(S) Dean, Amos, 1803-1868, Prof. Medical Jurisprudence at Albany (NY) Medical College (1838-58).
(S) Dickson, Samuel Henry, 1798-1872, Prof. Medicine at Medical College of South Carolina (1833-47, 1850-58), Prof. Medicine at Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia (1858-72).
(S) Gibbons, William, 1781-1845, Physician in Philadelphia.
(S) Jackson, Samuel, 1787-1872, Prof. Medicine at University of Pennsylvania (1835-63).
(S) Mackall, Louis, 1801-1876, Physician, author of several works on psychological and scientific topics.
(S) Paine, Martyn, 1794-1877, Prof. Medicine at University of the City of New York (later New York University) (1841-77). ASSIGNED
(S) Raue, Charles Gottlieb, 1820-1896, Physician and psychologist in Philadelphia
(S) Rush, James, 1786-1869, Physician, psychologist in Philadelphia.
(S) Vanderburgh, Federal, 1788-1868, Physician in Connecticut, a founder of homeopathy. ASSIGNED
If any of these interest you, please let me know.
Eric v.d. Luft, Ph.D., M.L.S., firstname.lastname@example.org
Believe it or not, I’d never heard of these people until a couple of days ago. But they are doing, well, exactly what their name suggests: studying and advancing American philosophy. They have an annual confererence and, as far as I can tell from the web page, a pretty active membership.
Check them out here.
Call for Participants: “Dead White Males: Is Intellectual History Elitist History?” (OAH roundtable)
I am looking to put together a roundtable to propose to the Organization of American Historians for its next annual meeting, to be held March 28-31, 2008 in New York City.
The conference theme is “Bringing Us All Together,” and the “us” here refers specifically to historians. In its call for papers, the OAH celebrates the “far more expansive definition…of what it means to live an American life” that has resulted from the scholarship of the last several decades. Yet it also notes that an unanticipated result of such diversity can be “a fragmentation of concept” that allows us to “lose sight of what brings our subjects and our fields together.” By way of addressing these developments, the conference seeks to provide “an attempt at synthesis and unity.”
In this light the subfield of U.S. intellectual history provides a particularly interesting focus. As the influence of social and cultural history has grown, that of intellectual history has waned. Is there a connection between these two factors? If intellectuals are, by definition, elites, then must studying them be an elitist pursuit? If so, can it still be instructive and valuable? What, if any, relationship can exist between intellectual and other forms of history?
At the heart of these issues is, in my opinion, the contested legitimacy of intellectual history itself. Thus the roundtable will be organized around the question, “Is intellectual history elitist history?” Anyone who is interested in addressing the broad collection of issues orbiting this question is encouraged to send a CV (in MS Word or .pdf format) and a few thoughts on the matter to me (Mike O’Connor) at email@example.com. Please send all material by February 7, 2007.
I am looking to put together a panel on 20th century U.S. intellectual history to propose to the American Historical Association for its next annual meeting, which is to be held from January 3-6, 2008 in Washington, DC. The conference theme is “Uneven Developments.”
The category of 20th century U.S. intellectual history is admittedly rather broad. At this stage, however, I prefer inclusiveness to specificity, and plan to come up with a more unifying concept and descriptive title for the panel after receiving submissions.
My own paper will consider John Rawls’s 1971 work of political theory, A Theory of Justice. Generally treated by philosophers as a work of unanticipated genius, the context of intellectual history allows us to see that the work shares much in common with the ideas in circulation in other fields (such as history, economics and sociology) during the period generally characterized as the Cold War “liberal consensus.”
Anyone interested in submitting should please send a CV and a short description (no more than one page) of the proposed paper, both in MS Word format, to me (Mike O’Connor) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone who might be interested in moderating or chairing such a panel is encouraged to get in touch with me as well. Please send all material by February 7, 2007.
Call For Papers forwarded to me from the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Saint Francis University, Loretto Pennsylvania. Text of Message follows:
Call for Papers: “God, Socrates, and Stuff” A Philosophy and Religious Studies Conference for Undergraduates.
March 24, 2007 – 9am – 6pm, Saint Francis University, John F. Kennedy Student Center, Loretto, Pennsylvania 15940
This event is open to the public and free for presenters and non-presenters.
We cordially invite undergraduate students to submit proposals on matters pertaining to philosophy and/or religious studies. Submissions are encouraged from students majoring in all academic fields to include (but not limited to), religion, philosophy, sociology, psychology, history, literature, the fine arts, and political science. Conference organizers will be particularly interested in papers that tend toward engaging a general audience.
Each presenter will have approximately 15-20 minutes to deliver his or her paper. Panels will conclude with faculty responses, and open question and answer sessions.
Paper proposals (roughly 250 words) should give a brief but concise outline of the presentation. Please include your full name, paper title, institution, e-mail, phone number, and the name and contact information of your major professor. Also indicate whether the presentation will require technical support (i.e. PowerPoint).
At the conclusion of the conference, a panel of judges will award the top three papers with $150, $100, and $50, respectively.
The deadline for proposals has been extended to February 19, 2007. Those who are accepted must submit the full paper by March 5, 2007. Proposals and final papers should be sent via email attachment to Dr. Arthur Remillard at email@example.com. For more information, please visit the website: http://www.cermusa.francis.edu/csd/Conference.htm
This was posted today at H-Ideas:
CALL FOR PAPERS
William James Studies
Submission Deadline for Next Issue is March 1, 2007
We are currently considering articles for the second issue of William James Studies. This issue will celebrate the centennial of the publication of James’s Pragmatism and submissions focusing on this text are especially welcome. The deadline for submissions for the second issue is March 1, 2007.
William James Studies is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing high quality, scholarly articles related to the life, work and influence of William James. The journal is sponsored by the William James Society (WJS) and published online by the University of Illinois Press.
For submission guidelines please see the journal web page.
Questions? Contact Mark Moller (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Linda Simon