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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…

Contagion and calculus: Histories of modelling epidemics

Edinburg; deadline CfP Feb 28, 2022

On 16-17 June 2022, the ERC-funded project The Epidemy, A History of Epidemiological Reasoning holds a workshop in Edinburgh called "Contagion and calculus: Histories of modelling epidemics". Models have guided the Covid-19 pandemic response with unprecedented authority. While many predictions over the last 20 months have been subject to heated controversy, modelling seemingly has no…

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…

Socialist Governmentality? Healthcare, technologies of the self, and subjectification in European state socialism, 1945-1990

Institute for the History of Medicine and Ethics in Medicine - Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin; deadline CfP December 19, 2022

The two-day workshop aims to discuss the question, whether and how Michel Foucault’s ideas on liberal (and capitalist) “governmentality” can be productively applied on contemporary or historical socialist societies. It intends to take a closer look at governmentality, not from the perspective of policy makers or the power apparatus, but by using the example of…

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…

Gendering epistemologies – Gender and situated knowledge perspectives from central, eastern and southeastern Europe

Prague/Liblice, online

More than 30 years ago, Donna Haraway published her iconic essay “Situated Knowledge. The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective”, where she discusses the issue of objectivity in feminism. She understands “objective knowledge” as bound to a specific historical point in time and space – precisely as “situated knowledge”. We seek…

Call for seminar papers: Historical perspectives on morals, values, and ethics in public health

London, online; deadline CfP October 28, 2022

The Centre for History in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine invites expressions of interest from researchers who would like to give a seminar paper as part of a series focusing on morals, values, and ethics in public health (in any time period or geographic location), from historical perspectives. Public health, meaning collective organised…