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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…

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…

Modernity and the Gut

Glasgow; deadline CfP January 16, 2023

Modernity and the Gut Keynote speaker Professor Jean Walton, University of Rhode Island Concerns about gastric disorders have been around for centuries, but anxiety surrounding the gut intensified with the development of modernity. The rise of sedentary living and industrialised food processes deepened the chasm between what was perceived as a healthy gut and the…

American Association for the History of Medicine annual meeting

Ann Arbor, Michigan; online; deadline CfP October 10, 2022

The American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) invites abstracts for papers in any area of the history of health and healing for its 96th annual meeting, to be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 11-14, 2023. The AAHM welcomes papers on the histories of medicine, disease, and health broadly defined, including the history of…

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"…

Questioning the trauma. Mental disorders among African fighters (20th – 21st centuries)

Cologne, Germany; deadline CfP January 9, 2023

Panel ECAS To send a proposal: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/ecas2023/p/12575 This panel aims to question the notion of “war trauma” by confronting it with the contrasting experiences of African fighters (men and women) during the 20th and 21st centuries. It will discuss the plurality of experiences and psychological manifestations, modes of care and forms of recognition in contemporary…

Beyond Binaries: Gender, Sexuality and Medicine in Post-War Europe

Warburg-Haus, Hamburg, Germany; deadline CfP March 6, 2023

How can gender and sexuality – broadly conceived both methodologically and thematically – help to inform historical understanding of the role of medicine in post-war Europe? This conference will bring together scholars working in different disciplines to examine how theoretical approaches incorporating gender and sexuality can shed light on medical ethics, scientific practices, and policymaking…