News and Notes

May 7, 2015

Heidi Hausse wins Mellon-ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Congratulations to Heidi Hausse (2014-2015 Dissertation Writing Fellow), who has won a Mellon-ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2015-2016, for her dissertation project on Life and Limb: Technology, Surgery, and Bodily Loss in Early Modern Germany, 1500-1700.

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April 28, 2015

One Hundred Years of Health: Changing Expectations for Aging Well in 20th Century America

Cara Fallon is a Ph.D. candidate in Harvard University’s Department of the History of Science. In 2014-2015, she was a Research Fellow of the Consortium. Here is a report on her project, “One Hundred Years of Health: Changing Expectations for Aging Well in 20th Century America.”

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April 21, 2015

Announcing 2015-2016 Fellowships

The Consortium is pleased to announce its Research Fellows, Dissertation Writing Fellows, and NEH Postdoctoral Fellow for 2015-2016.

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March 31, 2015

CFP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine

The University of Pennsylvania is pleased to host the 13th Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine (JAS Med) on October 16-17, 2015 in Philadelphia. JAS Med is convened annually for the presentation of research by young scholars working on the history of medicine and public health. The meeting was founded in 2002 to foster a collegial intellectual community that provides a forum for sharing and critiquing graduate student research. Submissions on this year’s theme of Materiality Medica are welcome from a wide range of scholarly disciplines. Please submit no later than May 25, 2015. For more information and to submit an abstract, visit: http://jasmed2015.wordpress.com/

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March 31, 2015

CFA: Sorting Brains Out: Tasks, Tests, and Trials in the Neuro- and Mind Sciences, 1890-2015

18-19 September 2015, the University of Pennsylvania will host a conference on Sorting Brains Out: Tasks, Tests, and Trials in the Neuro- and Mind Sciences, 1890-2015. Confirmed speakers include Cathy Gere (University of California San Diego), Katja Guenther (Princeton University), Nicolas Langlitz (The New School), Emily Martin (New York University), Francisco Ortega (Rio de Janeiro State University), Tobias Rees (McGill University), and Matthew Wolf-Meyer (University of California Santa Cruz). Graduate students and post-doctoral researchers interested in presenting a paper are invited to submit abstracts by 31 May 2015

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Bust of Dr. Philip Syng (1703-1789) by William Rush (1756-1833).
Collection of the Library Company of Philadelphia