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Concluding event “Healthscaping Urban Europe”

University of Amsterdam, University Library, Doelenzaal; online

The ERC project "Healthscaping Urban Europe" will hold a concluding plenary event on 30 September, where three experts will explore the history of premodern public health and especially reflect on possible future directions within this research field. All are welcome to join in person in the Doelenzaal. The event will be followed by a drinks’ reception at Café…

Irreducible subjects: Disability and genomics in the past, present and future

Bethesda, US / deadline CfP June 30, 2022

On October 6-7, 2022, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in Bethesda, Maryland (US) holds the symposium "Irreducible subjects: Disability and genomics in the past, present and future". The symposium will address historical and present-day constructions of disability and ableism, with a focus on the history and lived experiences of people with disabilities in…

Biopolitics, the Ecology of Humanity, and the Anthropocene

University College London, online

The Early Research Academics present their second annual conference for late MA students, PhD, PostDoc, and early career academics of any other type, on the 6th - 8th October as a hybrid event (both online and at the University College London). For all information visit the ERA website.

What war does to people. Moral Injury and spiritual care in the armed forces past and present

Utrecht, Plompetorengracht 3

The Theologische Universiteit Kampen will hold the symposium “What war does to people. Moral Injury and spiritual care in the armed forces past and present” on October 14 in Utrecht. The symposium will focus on the figure of the military chaplain and how they helped military personnel cope with ‘moral wounds’: when soldiers have to…

Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality

UT Austin, online; deadline CfP August 31, 2022

The Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality calls for graduate students to present their work for the 2022 Fall semester. The Symposium provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of historical approaches to gender, feminism, and sexuality. This year, the theme will be Latin American contributions to gender and history. The seminar will be held…

Silence is (not) an option – Re-thinking oral history post-MeToo

Brussels / deadline CfP May 15, 2022

On November 17 and 18, the Belgian network for gender history organizes the symposium 'Silence is (not) an option, Re-thinking oral history post-MeToo' in Brussels, Belgium. Silence occurs in every oral history interview and comes in many forms. Some silences are striking, others are barely noticeable. Some express comfort, others discomfort. Some signify a refusal…

Gender and medicalization

Paris; deadline CfP May 16, 2022

On November 28-29, 2022, the conference “Gender and medicalization” will take place in Paris. It is organized by the Initiative for Gender (Philomel) and the Initiative for Biomedical Humanities of Sorbonne Université. The organizers welcome proposals from: the humanities and social sciences in their diversity (sociology, history, literature, anthropology, classics, psychology, arts, science and technology,…

Seminar “Variation is the constant of fertility” by Simon Szreter


This seminar is part of the (in)fertility seminar series organised by the Groningen Centre for Health and Humanities and the Centre for Historical Studies. Please send an email to James Kennaway ( for the link to the seminar. For the full programme of the seminar series, visit this page.  

Psychiatry and addictions in Europe in the 20th century

Strasbourg / deadline CfP 12 Sept 2022

On 26-27 January 2023, the University of Strasbourg is organising an international colloquium entitled "Psychiatry and addictions in Europe in the 20th century". The goal of this colloquium is to explore psychiatry’s contribution to the troubled and non-linear history of the medicalization of addictions in Europe throughout the 20th century. This question should be explored…