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‘Do no harm’: Researching the pasts, presents, and futures of sexual violence

London; deadline CfP June 13, 2022

The Birkbeck University of London hosts the conference " ‘Do no harm’: Researching the pasts, presents, and futures of sexual violence" on February 8-10, 2023. In the last twenty years, we have witnessed protests and acts of resistance against sexual violence in its many forms around the world. #MeToo is only the latest articulation of…

Health, science and society in India

Manipal Centre for Humanities, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, Karnataka; deadline CfP October 15, 2022

We are delighted to announce our upcoming one-day Interdisciplinary Conference on Health, Science and Society in India to be held on 10 February, 2023 at the Manipal Centre for Humanities, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, Karnataka. We are calling for abstracts from Doctoral and Early Career Scholars addressing diverse understandings of health in…

Bodies, Remedies, Policies: From Early Modern Chronicles of the Indies to Covid-19 Narratives

Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main; deadline CfP December 4, 2022

Early Modern expansionism and its aftermaths constitute a biopolitical laboratory, measuring, administering, and controlling social and individual bodies, their well-being and decay (Jáuregui/Solodkow 2020, Foucault 1976). Bodies, Remedies, Policies: From Early Modern Chronicles of the Indies to Covid-19 Narrative Interdisciplinary Conference The power over life and death defines healthy bodies and adequate remedies through policies…

Nuclear Research in Medicine after the Second World War

Vienna; deadline CfP November 15, 2022

We seek proposals for a conference on the history of nuclear research in medicine. The conference will be held at the Medical University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna from the 20th to 21st of March 2023. Deadline for submissions is the 15th of November 2022. Nuclear Research in Medicine after…

Compassion and care: Emotions and experience in the care of children through history

John Rylands Research Institute and Library, Deansgate, Manchester; online; deadline CfP October 30, 2022

The care system in the UK is under increasing pressure: systematic budget cuts, prolonged austerity, and sustained issues with staff recruitment, retention and burnout have all contributed to the crumbling of the nation’s care agencies. Independent care reviews across the UK have highlighted the need to reform and ‘reset’ the system of children’s social care,…

“Minority science” in the short 20th century: Imagining science from the margins of academia

Prague; deadline CfP October 15, 2022

When the roars of World War I went silent, the process of redrawing social, cultural, and geographic borders began. Gradually, continental empires seemed a thing of the past, and the idea of the national state seemed to have prevailed – even if overseas empires still remained strong.  Socialism became a legitimate approach in academia, with…

Fifth Biennial Women’s Network Symposium. Access to Equality: Reproductive Justice in the United States

University of Debrecen, Hungary, online; deadline CfP November 15, 2022

The origins of the American democratic project are rooted in a theory that juxtaposes freed men and enslaved people. The Enlightenment theorized the rights of free men and their access to what was conceived of as natural rights, and the Declaration of Independence refers to these as inalienable rights. We know that these rights were…

9th PhD Conference in History of Science and Humanities 2023

Soeterbeeck Abbey; deadline CfP December 16, 2022

The ninth edition of the biennial History of Science and Humanities PhD Conference will take place on 20 and 21 April, 2023. The conference aims to bring together PhD candidates in Belgium and the Netherlands who work in the field of the history of science in the broadest sense: including histories of knowledge, technology, medicine, the natural…

Food and Body in Colonial Contexts in Pre-modern Times (1600-1900)

Regensburg, Germany; deadline CfP November 15, 2022

Colonization and exploration of the non-European territories was an inherently bodily experience. Food and diet became central arguments to underscore and explain the physical and cultural differences between Europeans and indigenous people. The workshop aims to bring into dialogue scholars of colonialism and food focused on different regions of the world. The task is to…

Hospitals in times of crisis

Warsaw; deadline CfP October 15, 2022

The conference "hospitals in times of crisis" will take place in Warsaw from 18–20 May 2023 in cooperation with Prof. Dr Michał Kopczyński from the University of Warsaw, the International Network for the History of Hospitals (INHH) together with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Krankenhausgeschichte (DGKG). Hospitals in Times of Crisis "Hospitals in times of crisis"…

Health sciences and the social: Health and social mobilization, 1950-2020s

CERMES3, Paris; deadline CfP December 31, 2022

Rudolf Virchow’s much quoted aphorism “Medicine is a social science, and politics is nothing else but medicine on a large scale” (1848) dominated an era, from the late 19th to the mid-20th century, when medicine provided a series of concepts, instruments and practices, models and experiments to a wide range of social and political experiences,…

Cholera in the Indian Ocean World since the Nineteenth Century

Vienna, Austria & online; deadline CfP January 15, 2023

Institute for Social Anthropology (ISA), Austrian Academy of Sciences Organizers: Dr Eva-Maria Knoll, Medical anthropologist and Senior Researcher at ISA & Dr Vivek Neelakantan, Medical historian, 2023 Brocher Foundation Fellow & ISA Guest Researcher Keynote: Professor Eric Tagliacozzo, Cornell University Cholera—first described in the Ganges delta in 1817—spread globally in seven pandemics during the past…