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The circle of life – Birth, dying, and the liminality of life since the 19th century

Warsaw, Poland; deadline CfP April 15, 2022

The German Historical Institute Warsaw organizes a workshop entitled "The circle of life" on September 1-2 in Warsaw, Poland. Deadline call for papers: April 15, 2022. Birth and dying are the only life events that everyone experiences – without anyone being able to tell about them. As existential transitions in human life they have a…

Histories of surgical training, skills and knowledge in early modern Europe

Paris, France; deadline CfP Feb 15, 2022

On September 23 and 24, 2022, the workshop "Learning to cut, bandage and cure. Histories of surgical training, skills and knowledge in early modern Europe" is held at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. In the past decades, historians of medicine and science have scrutinised early modern scholarly practices and book cultures, rediscovered genres of…