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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…

Ecstasy, homosociability and the decline of hooliganism in 1990s Britain

online

In the online seminar series of the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (Glasgow), on February 1 from 5-6.30 (CET) Peder Clark of the CSHHH holds a lecture entitled "The 'Love Thugs': Ecstasy, homosociability and the decline of hooliganism in 1990s Britain". You can register at the CSHHH website in order to…

Build back fairer

online

The Groningen Centre for Health and Humanities and the Centre for Historical Studies opens this spring's History of Medicine and Health seminar series with an inaugural seminar with world leading scholar Sir Michael Marmot, professor of epidemiology and director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity. Sir Michael presents his latest thinking on the social…

Transnational AIDS activism in Western Europe, 1980s-1990s

online

In the online seminar series of the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (Glasgow), on February 15 from 5-6.30 (CET) Nikolaos Papadogiannis (St Andrews/CSHHH) holds a lecture entitled "Transnational AIDS activism in Western Europe, 1980s-1990s". You can register at the CSHHH website in order to receive the Zoom link.

Patient agency in the biopsychosocial-spiritual model of healthcare

online

On February 24, Deborah Lycett holds her lecture "Patient agency in the biopsychosocial-spiritual model of healthcare". The lecture is part of the KU Leuven Health Humanities Lecture Series 2021-2022, which has patient agency as its overall theme. Holistic, person-centered and evidence-based health and social care is what all practitioners strive to achieve, however it is…

Women and medicine in the Japanese empire

online; deadline CfP Jan 15, 2022

The third virtual workshop “Women and medicine in the Japanese Empire” takes place online on February 26, 2022, and is organised by Kyoto University and the University of Auckland. The last few decades has witnessed a growing body of scholarship on women in Japanese history. From the early twentieth century, women worked in a greater…

History of Medicine within the Medical Humanities

Lund (Sweden) / online; deadline CfP Jan 31, 2022

The University of Eastern Finland and Lund University are hosting an exploratory workshop on the history of medicine within the medical humanities on March 3-4, 2022. 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…

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

Lausanne, Switzerland; deadline cfp Nov 15, 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…

Disability at the intersection of history, culture, religion, gender, and health

Milwaukee, US / online; deadline CfP Nov 8, 2021

On March 3 and 4, 2022, Marquette University in Milwaukee (US) organises a hybrid, interdisciplinary conference on disability. Disability is a living human experience. It is not merely a medical or biological phenomenon, and it is not only the subject of sciences. Perspectives on disability have evolved historically, theologically, and medically. Academics and disability activists…

What does it mean to be just?

online

In the History of Medicine and Health seminar series entitled “Poverty and health inequalities: Perspectives from the humanities”, hosted by the Groningen Centre for Health and Humanities and the Centre for Historical Studies, Seye Abimbola (Prince Claus Chair ‘Justice in global health research’, Utrecht University) holds a lecture entitled “What does it mean to be…

Medical museums: material sources in medical history

Leiden / keynote online

On March 7, 2022, we hope to see you at HHH’s 2022 spring meeting “Medical museums: material sources in medical history”, live at the Museum Boerhaave (the Dutch science and medicine museum) in Leiden. Historians of medicine have access to many different types of sources. “Medical museums: material sources in medical history” focusses on objects.…

Syphilis in the Ottoman empire

online

In the online seminar series of the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (Glasgow), on March 8 from 5-6.30 (CET) Seçil Yılmaz (Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania) holds a lecture on the subject of syphilis in the Ottoman empire. You can register at the CSHHH website in order to receive the Zoom…