Wednesday, April 15, 2009

CFP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine

Posted by Babak Ashrafi on 04/15 at 11:07 AM

As posted on H-SCI-MED-TECH:

Announcing the 7th Annual Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine, to be held the weekend of October 9-10, 2009, and hosted by the Department of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The seminar is organized and coordinated by graduate students across North America working in fields related to the history of medicine. Our mission is to foster a sense of community and provide a forum for sharing and critiquing graduate research by peers from a variety of institutions and backgrounds. For more information, including previous years’ programs, please visit


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. Please note that 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 Marissa Mika, Program Chair, at .

It is not clear at this time whether or not financial support for travel will be provided to participants. However, every effort will be made to provide 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 deadline for submissions is May 15, 2008.

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