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Food and Body in Colonial Contexts in Pre-modern Times (1600-1900)

Regensburg, Germany; deadline CfP November 15, 2022

Colonization and exploration of the non-European territories was an inherently bodily experience. Food and diet became central arguments to underscore and explain the physical and cultural differences between Europeans and indigenous people. The workshop aims to bring into dialogue scholars of colonialism and food focused on different regions of the world. The task is to…

Health sciences and the social: Health and social mobilization, 1950-2020s

CERMES3, Paris; deadline CfP December 31, 2022

Rudolf Virchow’s much quoted aphorism “Medicine is a social science, and politics is nothing else but medicine on a large scale” (1848) dominated an era, from the late 19th to the mid-20th century, when medicine provided a series of concepts, instruments and practices, models and experiments to a wide range of social and political experiences,…

Cholera in the Indian Ocean World since the Nineteenth Century

Vienna, Austria & online; deadline CfP January 15, 2023

Institute for Social Anthropology (ISA), Austrian Academy of Sciences Organizers: Dr Eva-Maria Knoll, Medical anthropologist and Senior Researcher at ISA & Dr Vivek Neelakantan, Medical historian, 2023 Brocher Foundation Fellow & ISA Guest Researcher Keynote: Professor Eric Tagliacozzo, Cornell University Cholera—first described in the Ganges delta in 1817—spread globally in seven pandemics during the past…

Ecologies of Health and Disease in Eurasia: New Perspectives in the Medical-Environmental Humanities and History

Oslo, Norway; deadline CfP February 1, 2023

Keynote speaker: Professor Kate Brown (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) This workshop aims to develop a multidisciplinary dialogue on the entanglements of politics, society, ecology, environment, health, and disease in the regions of East-Central Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia, bringing together scholars in the history of medicine and the medical humanities with scholars in…

Outsiders, outcasts and eccentrics: Experiences of deviancy and deviant experiences

Tampere University, Finland; deadline CfP January 13, 2023

The concepts of deviance and deviancy once anchored a great many social scientific and humanistic studies. Beginning in the 1990s, however, scholars began to question their usefulness, with some declaring the study of deviance a dead field. Nevertheless, historians have found the theme of deviance productive, contributing to the study of a number of social…

Decoding Recipes: Histories of Knowledge and Practice across Time and Space

University of Sheffield, online; deadline CfP 1 December 2022

Note: exact date of event not yet known. The event will take place in October 2023. This two-day hybrid workshop, jointly supported by the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust, aims to explore recipes as sources and methods for thinking and writing about the past. As demonstrated by a growing corpus across a number of fields,…