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Push: Childbirth in global screen culture

edited volume; deadline CfP May 27, 2022

Editors Amy C. Chambers, Xi W. Liu, and Kate Taylor-Jones are inviting proposals for contributions to the edited volume "Push, Childbirth in global screen culture". The act of childbirth is a global experience and yet, on film, it often remains hidden behind careful framing and a stereotypical and often inaccurate imagination of this event.  Muriel…

Between the natural and the supernatural, affected bodies during the 18th century

Lausanne, Switzerland; deadline cfp Sept 30, 2021

From May 31st tot June 3rd, 2022, the CHUV university hospital in Lausanne hosts an international conference on the question of the body, between the natural and the supernatural, in Europe during the 18th century. It will review the epistemological argument that has been commonly adopted in historiography, according to which the Enlightenment and the…

In the shadow of historiography: Toward another history of healthcare

Ottawa, Canada / online; deadline cfp Dec 31, 2021

The Canadian Association for the History of Nursing is organising their annual meeting on June 9-11, 2022, on the subject of missing voices in the historiography of healthcare. The history of healthcare was for a long time devoted only to the history of doctors and their inventions and theories. It was not until the 1970s…

Global-historical and intersectional approaches to the emergence of reproductive rights after 1945

Glasgow and online; deadline CfP Feb 7, 2022

The conference "Whose choice, whose rights? Global-historical and intersectional approaches to the emergence of reproductive rights after 1945" takes place on June 9 and 10 in Glasgow and online. The conference explores the emergence of notions of reproductive rights, reproductive justice and reproductive choice and autonomy over the course of the second half of the…

Queer history conference 2022

San Francisco, US; deadline CfP Nov 1, 2021

On June 12-15, 2022, the Committee on LGBT History and the GLBT Historical Society hold their second Queer History Conference 2022 at San Francisco State University. Scholars working on any aspect of the queer past, in any region of the world, during any period, are encouraged to apply. The organisers use the word “queer” to…

Rethinking alcohol and drugs: Global transformations / local practices in history

Mexico City; deadline CfP January 7, 2022

On June 15-17, 2022, the Alcohol and Drugs History Society holds its biennial conference in Mexico City entitled "Rethinking alcohol and drugs: Global transformations / local practices in history". As jurisdictions around the world begin relaxing regulations on psychoactive substances including cannabis and psychedelics, the consequences of an era of prohibition call out for historical…

Herbal medicine cultures in transition


On June 15, 2022, the Herbal History Research Network holds an online seminar entitled "Herbal medicine cultures in transition". Speakers are: Diana Luft, 'Medieval Welsh medical recipes: interpreting the plant-names of the past' Julian Barker, 'Plants in peacetime: European herbaceous and natural borders' Siobhán Barrett, 'Medieval Irish medical glossaries: bridging the gap between the past…

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…

Hacking the brain? Histories of technology and mind control

Groningen / online

The Centre for Health and Humanities at the University of Groningen holds the conference "Hacking the brain? Histories of technology and mind control" on 16-17 June 2022. The world today is haunted by dreams and anxieties about technology and the brain, from the role of companies such as Cambridge Analytica in elections to hypercapitalist visions…

Contested expertise: Trust in science and technology

Zeist; deadline CfP March 18, 2022

9th Gewina Woudschoten Conference 17-18 June, 2022, Zeist This two-day conference brings together historians of science, humanities, medicine, universities and technology; and all those from other fields with an interest in the history of knowledge. The theme of this year’s conference is: Contested Expertise: Trust in Science and Technology. Deadline call for papers: March 18,…

Summer school Health inequalities: Approaches from the humanities


From June 20-24, the summer school “Health inequalities: Approaches from the humanities” takes place at the University of Groningen. This summer school has been designed for graduate students and researchers from the humanities and the health sciences. Organizations like the WHO and medical journals increasingly call for changing vocabularies and strategies to deal with today’s…

PhD defense Jon Verriet


On June 22, 2022, Jon Verriet will defend his dissertation Representing the healthy lifestyle: Contested ideas about nutrition and physical exercise in the Netherlands, 1940-2020 at Radboud University. Time: Wednesday 22 June 2022, 10:30h Place: Aula Radboud University, Comeniuslaan 2, Nijmegen. There will also be a livestream of the ceremony.