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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…

24th SAHMS conference

Atlanta, USA; deadline CfP Nov 8, 2021

From March 10-12, 2022, the 24th Annual Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science (SAHMS) Conference is held at the Emory University in Atlanta, USA. It is open to students (including undergraduate, graduate, medical, and health sciences professional students), professors, medical professionals, and independent scholars with an academic interest in the history of…

International Nursing History Conference

online; deadline CfP Nov 1, 2021

On March 18-19, 2022, the 5th Agnes Dillon Randolph International Nursing History Conference is held online, organised by the Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry and hosted by the University of Virginia School of Nursing. The conference's subject is the history of nursing and health care, with particular attention for the methodological, thematic, chronological and…

Disability history, objects and heritage

online; deadline CfP Jan 21, 2022

On March 22 and 23, the conference Invisible and underrepresented, Disability history, objects and heritage is organised online. The experiences and histories of disabled people, like other marginalised groups, are often absent or hidden the museum or archive. Almost twenty years ago, both Annie Delin (2002) and Catherine Kudlick (2002) separately suggested that the place…

Patients, prayers and pilgrims

Reading, UK; deadline CfP Jan 10, 2022

"Patients, prayers and pilgrims" is the third edition of the "Maladies, Miracles and Medicine’ conference organised by the University of Reading on April 1, 2022. Healthcare in the Middle Ages covered a broad range of practices, influenced by religious and scholarly theories of the body. Patients might look to a range of restorative practices from…

Health infrastructure and Asia’s epidemiological transitions: Historical perspectives

Singapore; deadline CfP Oct 31, 2021

On April 13 and 14, 2022, the workshop "Health infrastructure and Asia’s epidemiological transitions" is organised in Singapore by the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore, and the German Institute for Japanese Studies in Tokyo. This workshop will investigate Asian experiences, and in particular those of East and Southeast Asia, in crafting…

AAHM’s 95th annual meeting

Saratoga Springs NY, deadline cfp Sept 27, 2021

The American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) holds its 95th annual meeting in Saratoga Springs, New York, April 21-24, 2022. The AAHM welcomes papers on the history of health and healing; the history of medical ideas, institutions, nursing and medical practices; and the history of illness, disease, or public health. Submissions pertaining to…

Mapping bodies

Chicago / deadline CfP Feb 15, 2022

On April 22-24, 2022, the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place (IASESP) holds an interdisciplinary conference in Chicago entitled "Mapping bodies". The global pandemic highlights already existing disparities in U.S. health care - especially racial, social, economic, and age inequities - seen, for example, in inadequate elderly care, vaccine access, and…

Pandemic pasts, pandemic futures

Menorca, Spain; deadline CfP Nov 15, 2021

The postponed conference “Pandemic pasts, pandemic futures. Sources, histories, imaginations” has been finally scheduled for 5-7 May 2022, to be held - as originally planned - in the premises of the old lazaretto of Mahon, Balearic Islands, Spain. The COVID-19 pandemic has definitively shaken the late 20th-century belief in the end of infectious disease outbreaks…

Reckoning with race and racism in academic medicine

Baltimore, USA; deadline CfP Jan 31, 2022

On May 5-6, 2022, a conference is held at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore entitled "Reckoning with race and racism in academic medicine". The conference is organised in order to confront the legacies of white supremacy and exclusion in American academic medicine and the central role that academic medicine has played and continues to play…

Contested expertise: Trust in science and technology


9th Gewina Woudschoten Conference 17-18 June, 2022, Zeist This two-day conference brings together historians of science, humanities, medicine, universities and technology; and all those from other fields with an interest in the history of knowledge. The theme of this year’s conference is: Contested Expertise: Trust in Science and Technology. More information on the Gewina website.

Suicide and its prevention: Contemporary and historical perspectives in nursing, 1880–2020

Leiden, deadline cfp May 31, 2021

The European Association for the History of Nursing and five professional nursing organisations from The Netherlands organise a pan-European conference that will examine contemporary and historical perspectives on suicide and its prevention, with reference to theory and practice. It will be limited to a maximum of 75 participants in order to facilitate thorough discussion and…