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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…

9th International Conference on the History of Medicine in Southeast Asia

Singapore; deadline CfP March 15, 2023

The 9th conference of HOMSEA, the association for the History of Medicine in Southeast Asia, will take place on June 9-11, 2023, in Singapore. The conference organisers welcome proposals on the subject of the history of medicine and health in Southeast Asia will be considered, but papers dealing with the influence of Chinese Traditional Medicine in…

Histories of Disability and Emotions

Online; deadline CfP February 1, 2023

An International Online Conference Hosted by KU Leuven and the University of Liège, Belgium, 13-15 June 2023   The history of disability and the history of emotions are now well-established fields of research. They have experienced relatively similar debates and methodological developments, and they have strong, if complicated, ties to the history of medicine. But…

Connecting Three Worlds: Health and Socialism in the Cold War

Berlin; deadline CfP March 20, 2023

This conference aims to bring together scholars studying situated, highly localized experiences in various regions of the globe, while emphasizing the very international nature of socialist networks and values, and the unexpected connections rising through those collaborations. In telling these stories, we aim to transcend the received periodization and the bipolar confrontation between the US…

Unruly Microbes – Epidemics, Infections, and Ecologies of Change in Historical Perspective

Durhamn; deadline CfP March 17, 2023

Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease Durham University From spillover diseases to re-emerging infections to rising rates of antimicrobial resistance, stories of unruly microbes have proliferated daily conversation in recent years. These serious and continuing threats to human and nonhuman health fly in the face of triumphalist narratives of epidemiological transition and global…

International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology biennial meeting

Toronto, Canada; deadline CfP January 31, 2023

University of Toronto and Western University Ontario We invite submissions for the next International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology biennial meeting, which will take place in Toronto, Canada, 9–15 July 2023. Returning to in-person meetings after the four-year hiatus, the Council, Local Organizing, and Program Committees are working to put…

Biennial meeting of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health

Oslo; deadline CfP January 30, 2023

The European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) invites submissions for its biennial meeting, 30 August – 2 September 2023, which will take place in Oslo. The Association welcomes abstracts for individual papers, panels, roundtables and contributions to a mixed media session on the general theme Crisis in Medicine. For all details…

New Horizons for Medical Museums and Collections

Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, Leiden; deadline CfP February 28, 2023

Medical museums are in permanent flux. Collections containing objects related to the history of medicine and health play a role in teaching, research and learning in the broadest sense. The past years medical museums in particular have demonstrated the power to contribute to patient communities, health and wellbeing, and society at large. Yet from small…

Decolonizing Medicine in Africa and its Diaspora

Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Towson University, Maryland, online; deadline CfP March 15, 2023

Medicine in Africa and the diaspora continues to be dominated by theories, narratives, and archives that reinforce the belief that modern medicine is external to Africa. A legacy of Eurocentric scholarship has generated the misconception that medicine was gifted to Africans by pious missionaries, granted to Africans in the form of colonial medicine, and sustained…

From Birth To Death: Age and Ageing in the Postsocialist Transformation

Dresden, Germany; deadline CfP January 15, 2023

Up to today the post-1989 transformation has had long-lasting effects on lives and biographies in postsocialist societies. The biographical disruptions caused by the postsocialist reconfigurations created many so-called ‘losers’ of the transformation, who have not had the chance or were unable to create biographical coherence across the systemic divide. Many of these so-called ‘losers’ tend…

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…