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Push: Childbirth in global screen culture

edited volume; deadline CfP May 27, 2022

Editors Amy C. Chambers, Xi W. Liu, and Kate Taylor-Jones are inviting proposals for contributions to the edited volume "Push, Childbirth in global screen culture". The act of childbirth is a global experience and yet, on film, it often remains hidden behind careful framing and a stereotypical and often inaccurate imagination of this event.  Muriel…

Physicians and society in Europe (18th-20th centuries)

Pardubice, Czech Republic; deadline CfP April 15, 2022

On September 8-9, 2022, the interdisciplinary conference "Primum non nocere. Physicians and society in Europe (18th to 20 centuries): an interdisciplinary approach" is organized in Pardubice (Czech Republic) by the University of Pardubice and the Universidad Autonóma de Madrid. The relationship between medicine, medical professionals and the society is a multilayered issue that has changed…

Victorian resurrections

Vienna; deadline cfp May 15, 2022

On September 22-24, 2022, the University of Vienna organizes the conference "Victorian resurrection". Death and resurrection as well as the fears, fantasies and fads that surround them, pervade Victorian literature and culture in a myriad of ways. From literary representations of the dead coming back to life, to cultural practices of mourning and memorialising the…

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,…

‘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…

Does science need heroes? (Nobel) Prize cultures in the Netherlands

Leiden; deadline cfp July 15, 2022

The symposium "Does science need heroes? (Nobel) Prize cultures in the Netherlands, will take place in Leiden on September 29-30, 2023. It is organized by the Rijksmuseum Boerhaave and Nils Hansson of the Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf. The history of the Nobel Prize, the most prestigious and visible science award in the world, is since the very…