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------------------MESSAGE ONE---------
From: H-ASEH <[log in to unmask]>
Date:         Wed, 31 Dec 1997 10:39:08 -0600

H-NET List for Independent Scholars and Scholarship
Sponsored by the National Coalition for Independent Scholars,
H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences On-line, and Michigan State

H-Scholar is a moderated internet discussion forum sponsored by the
National Coalition of Independent Scholars. Its purposes are: assisting
independent scholars to share their work and research interests with
the larger community, enhancing their productivity by promoting the
sharing of information and resources, facilitating communication
between independent and academically affiliated scholars with shared
interests and concerns, providing information about issues of general
interest to all working scholars regardless of their discipline or
situation and creating a forum for discussion of specific scholarly
issues across disciplinary boundaries.  Its intended audience includes
not only NCIS members, but anyone engaged in serious scholarly research
that is not supported by institutional resources, academics interested
in issues of concern to independent scholars, and persons interested in
ways to build communication between scholars and the general public.
Its editorial focus will be on encouraging scholars to assist each
other to pursue their research interests. This includes discussions
both of (a) intellectual issues in scholarship and (b) practical
concerns. The editors will limit discussions of intellectual issues to
those of general scholarly interest, or those of interest to scholars
in more than a single field of work: where possible they will refer
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carry reviews of books and electronic/multi-media publications
presenting intellectual issues in scholarship that are of general or
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reviewed, along with print material, and, in any case, reviews will
cover a wide diversity of resources.

The H-Scholar list is co-edited by Margaret DeLacy, Joanne Lafler,
Barbara Bell, Anne Lowenthal, Neala Schluening, and Diane Calabrese. It
is sponsored by the National Coalition of Independent Scholars and is
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reject personal criticisms, the publication of sensitive or personal
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------------------MESSAGE TWO---------
From: "Antje Radeck" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: 6 Jan 1998 13:15:21 U
Subject: Ernst Florey dies

Dear editor,
Could you please insert the following note in the next issue of your newsletter?
Thank you,
Antje Radeck
Secretary of Hans-Joerg Rheinberger, member of the Board

Ernst Florey, 1927-1997

Professor Ernst Florey, who was elected president of the "German Society for
the History and Philosophy of Biology" in June 1997, suddenly and unexpectedly
passed away on September 26, 1997. Florey was born in 1927 in Salzburg,
Austria. He studied philosophy, zoology and botany in Salzburg and Vienna.
After research visits at the California Institute of Technology and other
American research institutions, he became professor for general and
comparative physiology at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1956. In
1969, he moved to the newly founded University of Konstanz in Germany, where
he remained until his retirement in 1992, conducting research on the
biochemical processes in nerve synapses, the mode of action of drugs, and the
history of the life sciences. Florey was the author of several books, among
them the Introduction to General and Comparative Animal Physiology 1966,
Animal Physiology 1970, 1975, Comparative Aspects of Neuropeptide Function
(with G. B. Stefano) 1992,  The Brain - Organ of the Soul? (with O. Breidbach)
1993. His last book was dedicated to the enigmatic physician, magnetizer, and
enlightened thinker Franz Anton Mesmer (1995). With Ernst Florey's death, the
field of biology as well as history of science has lost one of the rare
universalist scholars of our day, as well as a noble person.

The Board of the German Society for the History and Philosophy of Science

------------------MESSAGE THREE---------
From: Robert Maxwell Young <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 1998 10:55:09 +0000
Subject: essays on Marxism and science and other writings

I have placed at my web site three articles which may be of interst to
members of this forum:
'Marxism and the History of Science'
'Science, Alienation and Oppression"
'The Mind-Body Problem'
The web site of my writings now contains six books and over a hundred other
writings of various kinds in history, philosophy and social studies of
science, psychoanalysis and various aspects of the study of nature, human
nature and society, with particular emphasis on values and ideology.
Practrically al of these have some connection to the history and philosophy
of biology.

Comments very welcome

Best, Bob Young

In making a personal reply, please put in Subject line: Message for Bob Young
Robert Maxwell Young:  [log in to unmask] or
[log in to unmask], 26 Freegrove Rd., London N7 9RQ, Eng. tel.+44
171 607 8306  fax.+44 171 609 4837 Professor of Psychotherapy and
Psychoanalytic Studies, Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies, University of
Home page and writings:
Process Press publications:

------------------MESSAGE FOUR---------
From: Robert Maxwell Young <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 1998 10:18:19 +0000
Subject: _Science as Culture_ no. 29 has appeared; Barbara Heyl classic article
at web site

_Science as Culture_ No. 29 (Vol. 6 Part 4) has now appeared in the US
and will soon do so elsewhere. The editors hope that members of this forum
will subscribe to the journal, which has a unique point of view in a world
where most commentators on science, technology, medicine and other forms of
expertise suffer from a remarkable timidity. They also invite submissions on any
aspect of the culturalo dimensions of science and history and philosophy of
science and other forms of expertise.


Guest Editorial: 'Between Life And Death'
    Ann Rudinow Saetnan

'Calvinism And Chromosomes: Religion, The Geographical Imaginary and
Medical Genetics        in The Netherlands'
    Karen-Sue Taussig

'Pioneering Procreation: Israel's First Test-Tube Baby'
    Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli

'Healthy Families, Healthy Citizens: The Politics of Speech and
        Knowledge       in the California Anti-Secondhand Smoke Media Campaign'
    Roddey Reid

'Disciplined by The Future: The Promising Bodies of Cryonics
    Richard Doyle

_Science as Culture_ is published quarterly for Process Press
Ltd. by Carfax Publications Ltd.

For information about subscriptions and a list of back issues, go to:

The journal has an associated email forum:  see next message

        A web site associated with the journal and forum holds articles from
back issues of the journal, as well as other materials which forum members
may wish to


        The web site now includes Barbara Heyl's classic article, 'The Harvard
"Pareto Circle"', which discusses the ideological origins of the
concepts of social system and social equilibrium, involving the
influence of  L. J. Henderson on the social science writings of
Talcott Parsons, Charles Homans and Crane Brinton, in which Henderson
drew on the ultra-conservative theories of Vilfedo Pareto to combat
radical and Marxist ideas in American social science. This essay is of
considerable interest for the understandng of systems thinking in the
human sciences and in the functionalist tradition.

In making a personal reply, please put in Subject line: Message for Bob

Robert Maxwell Young:  [log in to unmask] or
[log in to unmask], 26 Freegrove Rd., London N7 9RQ, Eng.

------------------MESSAGE FIVE---------
From: Robert Maxwell Young <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 10:26:03 +0000
Subject: corrections re: Science as Culture

Someone has kindly pointed out to me that the email address for the forum and
the URL of the journal web site for Science as Culture whiich I emailed
yesterday were inaccurate. I apologise and include the accurate information

Email forum [log in to unmask] for discussion of
cultural aspects of science, technology, medicine and other forms of
expertise (including the internet)

        Science as Culture is an unmoderated forum for critical discussion of
the cultural aspects of all forms of expertise, for example, the impact
of science on culture, how culture represents it, the culture of
various forms of expertise, the theory of knowledge, the impact of
science on culture, including film, video, music, writing, the internet
and other communications media, etc.; changing concepts of nature, life
and human nature, new technologies, gender aspects of science, racism,
elitism, educational theories, you name it.

        Announcements of conferences, publications, jobs, issues in the
relevant fields are also welcome.

        The core constituency may be people concerned with cultural, social,
hoistorical and philosophical studies of science, technology and
medicine, but all are welcome. Accessibility of expertise to critical
scrutiny is a large part of the point.

        Science as Culture is affiiliated with the hard copy journal of the
same name published for  Process Press Ltd. by Carfax Publications Ltd.

        A web site associated with the forum and journal contains information
about subscribing and contencts of back issues. It includes articles
which forum members may wish to discuss:

        Forum Moderator: Robert Maxwell Young  [log in to unmask]

        To subscribe, email to: [log in to unmask]

        Body of message: SUB SCIENCE-AS-CULTURE  yourfirstname yourlastname

----------------MESSAGE SIX----------
From: H-ASEH <[log in to unmask]>
Date:         Mon, 12 Jan 1998 11:21:48 -0600
Subject:      CFP: The Second Wave: Southern Industrialization, 1940-1970

Call for Papers -
The Second Wave: Southern Industrialization, 1940-1970
A conference at the Georgia Institute of Technology, June 5-6, 1998

Georgia Tech's School of History, Technology, and Society invites paper
proposals for a conference focused on the second wave of southern
industrialization, spurred by World War Two era spending and developing
broadly in the postwar decades through federal and private sector regional
investments. Key "New South" manufacturing sectors (textiles, steel,
tobacco) had experienced slowed growth or stagnation in the interwar
decades. Then, war demands and peacetime opportunities triggered a fresh
round of infrastructure, military, and industrial investments which
gradually reshaped the landscape of production from the Carolinas to Texas,
while transforming the construction, finance and service segments of the
southern economy. We welcome proposals from historians, sociologists,
geographers, urban or rural studies researchers, and public policy analysts
which examine this broad regional dynamic - at the level of the firm, the
sector, the urban/rural district, or in statewide or regional terms.

Travel and local expenses for presenters will be reimbursed, thanks to a
University System of Georgia grant. Proposals should be limited to one page,
accompanied by a short vita (two page maximum). As we will seek university
press publication for a set of the conference papers, essays already
published or in press should not be submitted for consideration.

Due date for receipt of proposals - March 1, 1998
Notification date - March 16, 1998
Mail, email or fax submissions will be accepted.
Mail address: Prof. Philip Scranton, HTS--Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
Fax: 404-894-0535
Office phone - 404-894-7765
Email: [log in to unmask] (no attached files, please)
Due date for receipt of completed papers (for commentators and web site
posting) - May 10, 1998

----------------MESSAGE SEVEN----------
From: H-ASEH <[log in to unmask]>
Date:         Mon, 12 Jan 1998 11:32:12 -0600
Subject:      CFP: Defining the Prairies

The Canadian Studies Committee
                at St. John's College University of Manitoba


                A Multidisciplinary Conference on the Canadian Prairies
                September 24-6 1998

                Call for Papers

This conference will bring together analysists from around the world to
consider the importance and meaning of the Canadian Prairies.  It will be a
broad discussion that will draw upon views from such disciplines as
agriculture, anthropology, architecture, art, economics, geography,
history, literature, philosophy, political studies, religious studies, and
sociology.  Subject to funding, a collection of the papers will be

Highlights of the conference will be be keynote speakers Gerald Friesen and
Robert Kroetsch, and in addition to the presentation of papers, there will
be readings performed by Prairie writers.

The conference organizers welcome a wide variety of presenations.  Papers
might address such topics on literature as the said and the unsaid; voices
and voicings; memory and invention; the long poem; names and naming;
symbols; the ludic and the didactic; myths and narratives; prophets and
prophecy; liminality- borders, boundaries, shorelines; possession and
dispossession; the oral and the written.

Other proposals could include the usefulness of Prairie as an analytical
tool; Prairie as region; the Canadian vs. the American West; the Prairie in
global context; the construction of a Prairie identity; Native Peoples;
Utopianism; the land; language; the Arts; rural-urban; vegetation;
alienation; archives; 'the Wild West'; culture and leisure; ethnicity;
climate; provincialism; immigration and emigration; oral and local
histories; radicalism; gender; cultural imperialism and postcolonialism;
transportation; the North; time; technology.


Proposals should include a descriptive title and a one-page abstract,
together with the names, full mail and email addresses, and phone and fax
numbers for each presenter.  Panels are also welcomed and should, if
possible, include three 20-minute papers, a chair, and a commentator.

For more information contact:

Dennis Cooley (English)                 Robert Wardhaugh (History)
fax & phone: (204) 474-8100             ph: (204) 474-8114
email: [log in to unmask]          email: [log in to unmask]