10th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularization
Institut Menorquí d’Estudis, Maó (Balearic Islands, Spain) 23-25 May 2019

Organized by the Catalan Society for the History of Science and the Institut Menorquí d’Estudis

Coordinated by Montserrat Cabré and Teresa Ortiz-Gómez



The aim of the 10th European Spring School [ESS] “Handling the body, taking control: Technologies of the gendered body” is to encompass a diversity of themes around the axis of the historical construction of the gendered body as a locus of both empowerment and disempowerment and the place of the natural philosophical and biomedical disciplines in shaping the political and subjective dimensions of human experience.

The School is particularly concerned with exploring how diverse intellectual and social movements have struggled to gain authority and cultural hegemony over women ́s bodies by way of defining sexual difference and the gendered body.

As in previous sessions, this ESS is structured in four key-note lectures and a research workshop. The keynote lectures will be delivered by four outstanding scholars covering areas such as sexual practices, the language of physiology, visual representations and feminist definitions of health expertise.

The ESS is envisaged as a space for junior scholars to discuss their current work-in- progress with colleagues in a creative and supportive environment. The workshop will be organized in three thematic paper sessions and one poster session. All contributions –in both paper and poster format- will be commented by participants, lecturers and organizers of the School. Sessions and discussions will be conducted in English.

The ESS “Handling the body, taking control: Technologies of the gendered body” is open to graduate students, early career scholars, professionals, and activists concerned about past and present approaches to the gendered body and the analysis of the epistemological frameworks that feminism has developped to analyse them.

Participants would be expected to address such issues as:

  • Abortion and contraceptive cultures
  • Expert knowledge and experiences of pregnancy and birth
  • Feminist activism and body technologies Feminist epistemologies of the body Gendered biopolitics
  • Illness, sickness, disease
  • Medical constructions of sexual difference Patologization and depatologization of the female body
  • Sexual education and women’s health knowledge Sexual violence, perceptions of harrassment and rape
  • Sexualities, female sexuality and asexuality
  • Visual and textual discourses of the gendered body
  • Women’s sexual desire and medical knowledge on female sexuality Women’s versus medical representations of the female body

Please send proposals to discuss your research (around 300 words) before October 30 to Montserrat Cabré and Teresa Ortiz-Gómez at:

A limited number of grants will be available for graduate students and early career researchers.


Sessió organitzada per la Societat Catalana d’Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica (SCHCT) 

amb la col·laboració del

Centre d’Història de la Ciència (CEHIC) de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Divendres 6 de juliol, a les 10:00h, al Seminari L3-05, CEHIC, Mòdul de Recerca C, carrer de Can Magrans s/n, Campus de la UAB

10.00 h Objetos celestes, itinerarios terrestres: reflexiones sobre la espacialidad en la física de rayos cósmicos en América Latina (1932-1959) Adriana Minor García. Investigadora postdoctoral. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ensino, Filosofia e História da Ciência Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brasil

11.40 h “Had Columbus met the Admiral of Cadiz in Havana harbor”: El Physical Science Study Committee, la ciència-món i el taller de la història (1945-1975) Josep Simon. Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia


Cicle de col·loquis de la SCHCT


“A Year Without a Winter: A Climate for Monsters”

a càrrec de

Dehlia Hannah (Berlin)

Dijous, 14 de juny de 2018 a les 19h a l’Institut d’Estudis Catalans (C/Carme 47, Barcelona) 

This talk presents the results of A Year Without a Winter, a three-year transmedia inquiry into the environmental conditions under which Frankenstein was written and its parallels to today’s growing climate crisis. Conceived during the notorious “year without a summer” of 1816, a period of global climate cooling caused by the eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia the previous year, Frankenstein registers a nascent awareness of environmental catastrophe in literary form. What monsters may be born in our midst as temperatures and sea levels rise, polar ice caps melt, and human and other species seek new habitats in a changing world? A Year Without a Winter offers answers through newly commissioned science fiction and visual art, essays on philosophy, history of architecture and environment, humanitarian aid, and curatorial wanderings to extreme environments.

Dehlia Hannah is a philosopher and curator, presently working as a Researcher with Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Columbia University. As a field philosopher, she regularly collaborates with artists, scientists and journalists to explore topics related to the Anthropocene. A Year Without a Winter was published as an edited book by Columbia University Press in 2018.


Coordinador: Fernando Vidal (ICREA)

red esCTS Science, politics, activism and citizenship

Valencia, 30th May – 1 st June 2018

Areas of exchange between social and historical studies on science, medicine and technology.Join meeting of REDES CTS and the Catalan Society for the History os Science and Technics (SCHCT)

Data: 30 de maig  fins l’1 de juny de 2018

Lloc de realització: Institut d’Història de la Medicina i la Ciència “López Piñero”. Palau de Cerveró.Plaça Cisneros, 4. 46003 València, i al Col·legi  Major Rector Peset, Plaça del Forn de Sant Nicolau, 4, València.

Per a descarregar el programa ací: Programa en pdf

Premi per a treball de recerca d’estudiants d’ensenyament secundari

Us proposem fins a set itineraris històrics pel patrimoni de Barcelona centrats en la unió entre ciència i ciutat.