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Masterclass The sciences of sexual desire

online MS Teams

Online masterclass by Dr. Jacob Stegenga (University of Cambridge) for RMA students and PhD candidates who are a member of a Dutch national research school. Organised by History Health & Healing. Information and registration through the Huizinga Institute.

Patients’ files and privacy in historical research

online; deadline CfP Feb 1, 2022

HHH materials and methodology meeting 2021 (in Dutch) 12 January 2021 @ 10:00 - 12:00, online   Patient's files are often the only source for medical historians to reconstruct the patient's voice with. Such files, however, are strictly confidential and remain so until they are destroyed. Are we to accept the loss of these sources…

What was epidemiology?


The University of Edinburgh is organising an early career workshop entitled: What was epidemiology? New perspectives on the history of an undisciplined field. The workshop is held June 14-17, 2021. Under the overarching question “What was epidemiology?” the organisers want to open a forum for creative explorations of a new historiography of epidemiology in the…

Women and medicine in the Japanese empire

online; deadline CfP Jan 15, 2022

The third virtual workshop “Women and medicine in the Japanese Empire” takes place online on February 26, 2022, and is organised by Kyoto University and the University of Auckland. The last few decades has witnessed a growing body of scholarship on women in Japanese history. From the early twentieth century, women worked in a greater…

History of Medicine within the Medical Humanities

Lund (Sweden) / online; deadline CfP Jan 31, 2022

The University of Eastern Finland and Lund University are hosting an exploratory workshop on the history of medicine within the medical humanities on March 3-4, 2022. Its aim is to study the place of history of medicine within the medical humanities as a possible answer to the continuous challenge of medical uncertainty. Even though the…

Useful film in (neuro)psychiatry Europe, 1900–1950

Lausanne, Switzerland; deadline cfp Nov 15, 2021

On March 3 and 4, 2022, an international workshop on film in (neuro)psychiatry is held by the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Since its inception, the cinematograph had many applications in the medical field, and particularly in the fields of psychiatry, neurology and neuropsychiatry. With surgeons, neurologists and psychiatrists are at the forefront of using film…

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.…

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…