Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Deadline Extended for Abstracts:  Joint Atlantic Seminar in the History of Medicine

Posted by Bonnie on 05/19 at 11:54 AM

Graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts for research presentations on topics related to the history of health and healing; of medical ideas, practices, and institutions; and of illness, disease, and public health, from all eras and regions of the world.  Abstracts should be no more than 350 words and should clearly state the purpose, thesis, methodology, and principal findings of the paper to be presented.  Abstracts more than 350 words in length will not be reviewed.  Speakers must be enrolled as graduate students at the time of the conference.  Successful proposals will engage with relevant historiographic issues and the potential contribution to scholarship on the history of medicine and health.  A panel of graduate students and faculty members from several different institutions will review the abstracts.

All abstracts should be submitted electronically (either as a MS Word document or as text in the body of an e-mail) to Bridget Gurtler and Dora Vargha, Co-Program Chairs and Ph.D. candidates in the Department of History at Rutgers, at

The deadline for abstracts is 6 JUNE 2010.

It is not clear at this time whether financial support for travel will be provided to participants, but every effort will be made to provide free accommodation for presenters.  Students whose papers are accepted are urged to seek financial support from their home institutions to participate in the seminar.  Registration for the conference is free.

The conference Web site is at

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