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‘English Flesh bears Operations better than French Flesh’: Resilience, Degeneration and Race in Crimean War Surgery

online

The Groningen Centre for Health and Humanities and the Centre for Historical Studies are hosting a seminar series on the history of surgery. All seminars are 16:00-17:00 Dutch time. Online sessions are hosted on Google Meet. Please send an e-mail to James Kennaway (James.kennaway@rug.nl) to receive the link. James Kennaway, University of Groningen, “‘English Flesh…

MEDIRISC. Medicines, risks, and crises. Towards a history of health problems associated with the use of medicines, 1900–2023

Paris; deadline CfP October 20, 2023

This international and interdisciplinary conference is devoted to drug disasters and their consequences in the 20th and 21st centuries. It aims to bring together researchers from the humanities and social sciences, healthcare professionals and, more broadly, people involved in regulation, critical information and user activism. This transnational perspective, extending over a long period, aims to…

British Society for the History of Pharmacy Annual Conference

Leeds; deadline CfP November 10, 2023

The society's annual conference is to be held at the Thackray Museum of Medicine in Leeds in 2024. The conference theme is Public Pharmacy.  The conference welcomes short talks (20 minutes) from BSHP members, either directly linked to the conference theme or any other aspect of pharmacy history. The full programme of the conference will be…

Hospital material culture in the Middle and Early Modern Ages: concepts and meanings

Lisbon; deadline CfP January 15, 2024

The everyday life in a hospital has always been related to different objects and practices that make up the material expression of established human relationships and the very functioning of such places. In its spatial or topographical, chronological and historical and anthropological dimensions, material culture is related to the purpose or meaning that objects have…

Race, Empire and the Edinburgh Medical School

Edinburgh; deadline CfP February 26, 2024

In 1976, the Royal Scottish Museum and the Scottish Society of the History of Medicine held a symposium and exhibition to commemorate the Edinburgh Medical School’s 250th anniversary. The published symposium proceedings, if an important contribution to Edinburgh Medical School historiography, were nonetheless celebratory in tone and narrowly focused; contributors, for example, said very little…

Transatlantic Perspectives on Sport & Physical Culture in Germany and the USA during the 20th Century

Irsee; deadline CfP October 15, 2023

Over the course of the 20th century, sport and physical culture had immense repercussions for German American relations and how German people perceived Americans, and vice versa. In both nations, sport and physical culture hold important significance and status, and for both nations, their social, cultural, and political histories cannot be understood without discussing how…

Gewina spring meeting: Human remains in museums

Amsterdam

On April 26, Gewina will hold its Spring Meeting in Museum Vrolik in Amsterdam. The meeting (in Dutch) is titled “Human remains in museums”, and it will address the question: “How should we deal today with human remains that have ended up in museum collections without the explicit consent of those involved or of their…

Health in American History

Erfurt; deadline CfP July 31, 2023

Exploring the history of health means to historicize what people have understood as health, as being healthy, and as living a healthy life. Moreover, questions of health have affected politics and power relations at multiple scales, shaping and reflecting in/equality and difference, citizenship and belonging. The conference seeks to address a broad range of issues…

AAHM Annual Meeting 2024

Kansas City, online; deadline CfP October 10, 2023

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…

Expertise in medicine and the human sciences during the 20th century in Europe and beyond

Prague; deadline CfP December 15, 2023

Expertise shapes modern societies, and the issues of health and normalcy form their core. That is why analyzing the disciplines of medicine and the human sciences – such as psychology, sociology, demography, and pedagogy – is helpful in understanding how modern societies function and change. There has been increasing interest in socialist expertise in recent…

Un/doing Masculinity. Wet dreams: from the 18th Century to the Present

Geneva; deadline CfP January 29, 2024

This workshop is organised within the research project “Polluting nights: masculinity and medicine in Switzerland and France (XVIII -XX centuries)” funded by the SNSF and the CMCSS of the University of Geneva. At the crossroads of the history of medicine, gender, sexuality and sleep, this workshop offers an historical exploration of wet dreams between the…