CFP: Between Text and Praxis

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Open Call for Contributions

Between text and praxis: writing ancient science and technology in the
classical world and beyond

April 13-14, 2013 at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada

The Department of Classics at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s will be hosting an open collaborative workshop on the history of medicine, science, and technology as well as other related fields. We are calling out to potential participants who have a work in progress on any
aspect of the above fields and would like to share and invite feedback. The
work in progress can be, for example, a manuscript in progress or a
conference paper that could be converted to an article manuscript.

Ideally, we are planning for six to eight participants who will circulate
their working documents among one another prior to the workshop. The aim is
to emerge with a substantially more complete manuscript ready to submit for
consideration in a special edition of Mouseion.

The intended format will allow one hour per participant, during which the
presenter presents a 20-minute synopsis of his or her paper. This
presentation can, according to the presenter’s preference, be followed by
any or a combination of the following:

 a Q&A period
 a brainstorming session
 an editing and bibliographic session
 a suggestion & critique session
 a roundtable discussion
 theory and methodology

Limited financial support is available to defray expenses, but participants
are encouraged to seek their own funding.

Please send a description of your work and include your name, position, and
affiliation, and the subject of your research. You should also indicate at
what stage your document will be at the time of the workshop. Proposals must
be submitted by e-mail attachment to Milo Nikolic
( AT by February 15, 2013 with a response by the
last week of February.