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What does it mean to be just?

online

In the History of Medicine and Health seminar series entitled “Poverty and health inequalities: Perspectives from the humanities”, hosted by the Groningen Centre for Health and Humanities and the Centre for Historical Studies, Seye Abimbola (Prince Claus Chair ‘Justice in global health research’, Utrecht University) holds a lecture entitled “What does it mean to be…

Medical museums: material sources in medical history

Leiden / keynote online

On March 7, 2022, we hope to see you at HHH’s 2022 spring meeting “Medical museums: material sources in medical history”, live at the Museum Boerhaave (the Dutch science and medicine museum) in Leiden. Historians of medicine have access to many different types of sources. “Medical museums: material sources in medical history” focusses on objects.…

Syphilis in the Ottoman empire

online; POSTPONED

In the online seminar series of the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (Glasgow), on March 8 from 5-6.30 (CET) Seçil Yılmaz (Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania) holds a lecture on the subject of syphilis in the Ottoman empire. You can register at the CSHHH website in order to receive the Zoom…

The analgesic museum

online

On March 11, the free online conference The Analgesic Museum: The Development of a Research Network and Exhibition Series takes place. Philosophers of aesthetics have argued for centuries that the arts can draw the individual from isolation, create purpose and enliven existence, but can they also relieve pain? The organisers invite you to join a…

Protecting epistemic agency in healthcare

online

On March 17, Lisa Bortolotti holds her lecture “Protecting epistemic agency in healthcare“. The lecture is part of the KU Leuven Health Humanities Lecture Series 2021-2022, which has patient agency as its overall theme. How do we avoid undermining a patient’s sense of agency in the clinical encounter? In her lecture, professor Bortolotti will focus…

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…

Youth sexuality in postwar Britain

online; POSTPONED

In the online seminar series of the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (Glasgow), on March 22 from 5-6.30 (CET) Caroline Rusterholz (University of Cambridge) holds a lecture on the subject of youth sexuality in postwar Britain. You can register at the CSHHH website in order to receive the Zoom link.

Medical humanities in the Middle East

online; deadline CfP Feb 15, 2022

The 2nd international conference "Medical humanities in the Middle East" takes place online on April 9 and 10. It invites proposals for oral presentations and posters on the topics of narrative medicine, medical sociology, philosophy of medicine, medical ethics and narrative ethics, literature and medicine, history of medicine and other humanistic initiatives in medicine occurring…

From automata to transhumans

Pisa and online; deadline CfP Feb 14, 2022

The conference "From automata to transhumans, Debating human nature and its limitations 1600-2000" takes place in Pisa and online on April 21 and 22, 2022. An important part of the contemporary debate on human nature was shaped by debates taking place in early modern Europe in the attempt to remove the animal part of the…

Acting out disease: How patient organizations shaped modern medicine

online

On April 21, Ylva Söderfeldt holds her lecture “Acting out disease: How patient organizations shaped modern medicine“. The lecture is part of the KU Leuven Health Humanities Lecture Series 2021-2022, which has patient agency as its overall theme. Contrary to previously established periodizations, patient organizations first emerged in the late nineteenth century. Throughout the twentieth…

Chemistry outside the laboratory

online; deadline CfP Feb 1, 2022

The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (SHAC) invites proposals for its 13th annual postgraduate workshop, “Chemistry Outside the Laboratory” on May 13 and 14, 2022. This two-day virtual workshop follows the (al)chemical sciences beyond their traditional laboratory remit (which has long been a productive object of historical inquiry) and focuses instead on…

Narrative agency, autism and recognition in the age of neurodiversity

online

On May 22, Anne Stenning holds her lecture “Narrative agency, autism and recognition in the age of neurodiversity". The lecture is part of the KU Leuven Health Humanities Lecture Series 2021-2022, which has patient agency as its overall theme. Dr Stenning's current project is on life writing (including autobiography, memoir and mixed media) by autistic…