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Experiencing ear trumpets in the Enlightenment

online

In the Exploring Research series of the Wellcome Collection, HHH member Ruben Verwaal discusses the oldest acoustic hearing aids in the collection: ear trumpets. He will explain how ear trumpets were developed at the turn of the 18th century and why this large acoustic device became increasingly commonplace among the hard of hearing.  The presentation…

New perspectives in transcultural and postcolonial psychiatry

Berlin/online

Within the framework of two ERC Starting Grants (‘Decolonizing Madness’, PI Ana Antic, University of Copenhagen, and ‘Governing Madness’, PI Romain Tiquet, CNRS, Marseille), a two-day conference will be organized at the Centre Marc Bloch (Berlin) on November 4 and 5, 2021, with a focus on new perspectives in the history and anthropology of transcultural…

Families and health: Historical perspectives

online

The University of Wolverhampton organises a one day online conference on November 9, 2021, that seeks to explore the relationship between family life, family relationships and health from a historical perspective. Proposals that focus on mental or physical health are equally welcome, and they can be on any historical period or geographical area. The conference…

Staying healthy in a medieval city

Amsterdam / online

How was public health organised in premodern societies, and does our knowledge about the more distant past relate to experience of pandemic and public health and environmental challenges today? Various historians explore these and other questions on November 10, 2021, on the occasion of the publication of the book Community, Urban Health and Environment in…

Medicine in early modern Italy

Florence, Italy

The Medici Archive Project in Florence organises a conference entitled "Medicine in early modern Italy: Between theory and practice, 1500-1700" on Friday, November 19, 2021. Traditionally, the history of medicine in early modern Italy was a field divided sharply into the study of theory and the study of practice, yet this separation was neither equal…

Health, body, and the profit motive: Medicine as a business in history

online

For the night owls among us in Europe, the Historians’ Workshop and the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Economics organises a two-day online on November 21 and 22, 2021, international conference exploring medicine’s co-dependent relationship with business and capitalism. Commentators past and present have viewed medicine as a ‘public good’ that risks becoming inefficient…

New perspectives on eugenics

on Twitter; deadline CfP Oct 15, 2021

Eugenics remains one of the most relevant topics in public forums as well as scholarly publications across disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and medicine. Its past uses and present legacies intersect with a multitude of themes (including but not limited to race, gender, class, and nationality), and its political, social, cultural, and legal…

History of Medicine within the Medical Humanities

Lund (Sweden) / online; deadline CfP Dec 1, 2021

The University of Eastern Finland and Lund University are hosting an exploratory workshop on the history of medicine within the medical humanities. Its aim is to study the place of history of medicine within the medical humanities as a possible answer to the continuous challenge of medical uncertainty. Even though the medical humanities are by…

Useful film in (neuro)psychiatry Europe, 1900–1950

Lausanne, Switzerland; deadline cfp Oct 30, 2021

On March 3 and 4, 2022, an international workshop on film in (neuro)psychiatry is held by the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Since its inception, the cinematograph had many applications in the medical field, and particularly in the fields of psychiatry, neurology and neuropsychiatry. With surgeons, neurologists and psychiatrists are at the forefront of using film…

24th SAHMS conference

Atlanta, USA; deadline CfP Nov 8, 2021

From March 10-12, 2022, the 24th Annual Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science (SAHMS) Conference is held at the Emory University in Atlanta, USA. It is open to students (including undergraduate, graduate, medical, and health sciences professional students), professors, medical professionals, and independent scholars with an academic interest in the history of…

International Nursing History Conference

online; deadline CfP Nov 1, 2021

On March 18-19, 2022, the 5th Agnes Dillon Randolph International Nursing History Conference is held online, organised by the Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry and hosted by the University of Virginia School of Nursing. The conference's subject is the history of nursing and health care, with particular attention for the methodological, thematic, chronological and…

Health infrastructure and Asia’s epidemiological transitions: Historical perspectives

Singapore; deadline CfP Oct 31, 2021

On April 13 and 14, 2022, the workshop "Health infrastructure and Asia’s epidemiological transitions" is organised in Singapore by the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore, and the German Institute for Japanese Studies in Tokyo. This workshop will investigate Asian experiences, and in particular those of East and Southeast Asia, in crafting…