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AAHM Annual Meeting 2024

The American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) invites abstracts for papers in any area of the history of health, healing, and medicine for its 97th annual meeting, to be held in Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas, May 9 – 12, 2024. The AAHM welcomes proposals for papers, roundtables, panels, posters, and workshops on the history of medicine, disease, and health broadly defined, including the history of medical ideas, practices, institutions, and technologies; the history of healing, disability, illness, disease, pharmaceuticals, and public health; and the history of peoples’ experiences of health, illness, and disability. We invite proposals that engage with biomedical and non-biomedical therapeutic systems and traditions in all eras and regions of the world.

This year’s Program Committee, led by co-chairs Elena Conis and Samuel Kelton Roberts, encourages proposals examining relations and historical processes of power in medicine and health. We welcome the submission of proposals that address the role of medicine in reinforcing and challenging social hierarchies of race, gender, empire/nation, ability, and more; that build connections between the history of medicine and related fields and disciplines; and that expand the methodological, thematic, chronological, and geographic diversity of the history of medicine. Because this year we meet on the border of two states with historically significant reproductive politics, we also specifically invite papers and panels on reproductive and sexual rights and justice that include local activists, advocates, and practitioners in conversation with historians.

For more information and all details on how to participate, please click here.