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Transvestism and transsexualism: The nosological temporalities of normalisation and pathologisation

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EAHMH webinar series May 5, 12.30-1.30 pm CET In the webinar series of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH), Ketil Slagstad (Oslo University) gives a lecture entitled “Transvestism and transsexualism: The nosological temporalities of normalisation and pathologisation”. The link to this webinar is found in this flyer EAHMH webinars.

Photography, Disability, and European Colonialism

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KU Leuven Health Humanities Lecture Series The fourth lecture in this series is of particular interest to medical historians. There is a rich and growing body of literature on the relationship between the rise and development of photography in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and European colonialism and Orientalism. An aspect of the history…

American Association for the History of Medicine annual meeting

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May 12-16, online The four-day annual meeting of the AAHM (American Association for the History of Medicine) is held online this year on May 12-16. It features two plenaries, two named lectures, a film screening, over one hundred papers, a book exhibit, and numerous workshops, roundtables, and interest groups. There will also be many opportunities…

Pictures from the field: Observing and depicting nature in the Tropical Atlantic c. 1700

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Webinar series "Plants in early modern knowledge: History, philosophy, and medicine" The Ca' Foscari University of Venice organises a series of seven webinars this spring on plants in early modern knowledge. The sixth one, on May 19, is given by Jaya Remond (Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome), and is entitled…

Heading towards new India! The Lost Causes of Indian Primary Healthcare

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KU Leuven Health Humanities Lecture Series The fifth lecture in this series is of particular interest to medical historians. “So we are heading towards new India!” wrote Dr Mahendra Bhatt to his mentor Henry Sigerist on-board his ship on his way back to India in 1947 on the eve of India’s independence. Bhatt, like several…

PhD defense Eva Andersen University of Luxembourg

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HHH member Eva Andersen has completed her PhD “A republic of alienists? A transnational perspective on psychiatric knowledge circulation across Europe (1843-1925)”. You can join her PhD defense at the University of Luxemburg online on Friday 28 May 2021, 3 pm. You may register by sending an email to eva.andersen@uni.lu.

Master artisan and virtuoso: Practising natural history in the Renaissance pharmacy shop

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Webinar series "Plants in early modern knowledge: History, philosophy, and medicine" The Ca' Foscari University of Venice organises a series of seven webinars this spring on plants in early modern knowledge. The last one, on June 9, is given by Valentina Pugliano (MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology), “Master artisan and virtuoso: Practising natural history…

Medical Objects Symposium

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The KU Leuven Interdisciplinary Platform for the Study of the Sciences (LIPPS) is organising an afternoon symposium on the subject of medical objects. Medical objects have different functions and generate different meanings. In addition to their (original) clinical or scientific function, they represent biomedical knowledge to patients and medical practitioners, generate memories of illness, treatment…

What was epidemiology?

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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…

Waste or want. A moral history of human bodily materials in twentieth century medicine

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EAHMH webinar series June 16, 12.30-1.30 pm CET In the webinar series of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH), HHH member Noortje Jacobs (Erasmus University Rotterdam) gives a lecture entitled "Waste or want. A moral history of human bodily materials in twentieth century medicine". For a sneak preview on the…

De hokjes voorbij: Inclusie en destigmatisering rond psychische problematiek vanuit verschillend perspectief

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Symposium about inclusion and destigmatisation regarding mental health problems from various perspectives (keynotes in English) Featuring keynote speakers Imogen Tyler, Luna Dolezal and Nicolas Rüsch 18 June 2021 @ 12:30-17:00, online Interdisciplinary symposium about inclusion and destigmatisation of people with mental health problems from various perspectives: past and present; psychology, sociology, humanities and human rights;…