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American Association for the History of Medicine annual meeting

online

May 12-16, online The four-day annual meeting of the AAHM (American Association for the History of Medicine) is held online this year on May 12-16. It features two plenaries, two named lectures, a film screening, over one hundred papers, a book exhibit, and numerous workshops, roundtables, and interest groups. There will also be many opportunities…

Pictures from the field: Observing and depicting nature in the Tropical Atlantic c. 1700

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Webinar series "Plants in early modern knowledge: History, philosophy, and medicine" The Ca' Foscari University of Venice organises a series of seven webinars this spring on plants in early modern knowledge. The sixth one, on May 19, is given by Jaya Remond (Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome), and is entitled…

Heading towards new India! The Lost Causes of Indian Primary Healthcare

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KU Leuven Health Humanities Lecture Series The fifth lecture in this series is of particular interest to medical historians. “So we are heading towards new India!” wrote Dr Mahendra Bhatt to his mentor Henry Sigerist on-board his ship on his way back to India in 1947 on the eve of India’s independence. Bhatt, like several…

Master artisan and virtuoso: Practising natural history in the Renaissance pharmacy shop

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Webinar series "Plants in early modern knowledge: History, philosophy, and medicine" The Ca' Foscari University of Venice organises a series of seven webinars this spring on plants in early modern knowledge. The last one, on June 9, is given by Valentina Pugliano (MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology), “Master artisan and virtuoso: Practising natural history…

What was epidemiology?

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The University of Edinburgh is organising an early career workshop entitled: What was epidemiology? New perspectives on the history of an undisciplined field. The workshop is held June 14-17, 2021. Under the overarching question “What was epidemiology?” the organisers want to open a forum for creative explorations of a new historiography of epidemiology in the…

Waste or want. A moral history of human bodily materials in twentieth century medicine

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EAHMH webinar series June 16, 12.30-1.30 pm CET In the webinar series of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH), HHH member Noortje Jacobs (Erasmus University Rotterdam) gives a lecture entitled "Waste or want. A moral history of human bodily materials in twentieth century medicine". For a sneak preview on the…

De hokjes voorbij: Inclusie en destigmatisering rond psychische problematiek vanuit verschillend perspectief

online

Symposium about inclusion and destigmatisation regarding mental health problems from various perspectives (keynotes in English) 18 June 2021 @ 12:30-17:00, online Interdisciplinary symposium about inclusion and destigmatisation of people with mental health problems from various perspectives: past and present; psychology, sociology, humanities and human rights; experience, theory and practice. Organised by the Open University of…

Blazing a trail: Confronting fire risk and burns injury in the British workplace

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EAHMH webinar series June 23, 12.30-1.30 pm CET In the webinar series of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH), Jonathan Reinarz (University of Birmingham) gives a lecture entitled “Blazing a trail: Confronting fire risk and burns injury in the British workplace”. The link to this webinar is found in this…

SSHM 50th Anniversary Conference: Resilience

Swansea, UK

Biennual conference of the Society for the Social History of Medicine 24-26 June The Society for the Social History of Medicine had to postpone last year's conference to June 2021. The theme is resilience: What are the histories of resilience as a medical, psychiatric and biological concept? What are the connections between resilience and the…

Contested expertise: Trust in science and technology POSTPONED

Zeist

9th Gewina Woudschoten Conference postponed to 17-18 June, 2022, Zeist Because of the continuing uncertainty regarding the pandemic and the social character of the Woudschoten conference, the Woudschoten organising committee and Gewina board have decided to postpone the congress to 17–18 June 2022. This two-day conference brings together historians of science, humanities, medicine, universities and technology;…

Latitudes of the body: Human-based measurement and its contexts, from Leonardo to Newton (1400-1700)

Pisa, Italy

International summer school The Centre for the Study of Medicine and the Body in the Renaissance (CSMBR) organises their 2021 international summer school this year from 21-24 July. Participation is permitted both in presence in Pisa, Italy, and online. The summer school will explore theories, applications, problems, and contexts of human-based measurements across the late…