American Association for the History of Medicine

Founded in 1925, the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) is a professional association of historians, physicians, nurses, archivists, curators, librarians, and others. The AAHM promotes and encourages research, study, writing, and interest in the history of medicine and allied fields.

Clio Initiative

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Help for Graduate Students

Check out the Orals Bibliographies for many history of medicine subject areas

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Bulletin of the History of Medicine

The Winter issue includes articles from Lauren Kassell, Joris Vandendriessche, Viviane Quirke, and Christoph Schweikardt

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Grants: The Bakken Short-term Fellowships and Travel Grants

The Bakken (Minneapolis, MN) awards short-term fellowships and travel grants to scholars and artists to support research using The Bakken’s library and artifact collections. The subject of the collections is the history of electricity and magnetism (with a focus on their roles in the life sciences and medicine) and include approximately 11,000 books, journals, and […]

Fellowships: Center for Oral History, Chemical Heritage Foundation

The Center for Oral History at the Chemical Heritage Foundation invites applications for short-term (six-weeks in residence) research fellowships that focus on the history of modern biomedical science.  Fellowship recipients must make use of a portion of the Center’s collection of oral histories conducted with close to three hundred scientists who received the Pew Scholars […]

Calls for Papers: Southern Spaces

Southern Spaces, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal, invites scholars, critics, writers, health care providers, public health practitioners, and patients to submit essays, photo essays, original documentaries, and digital projects for a forthcoming series titled Public Health and/in the US and Global South. This 2015–2016 series will examine the relationship between public health and specific geographies—both […]

Calls for Papers: Pink and Blue: The Gendered Culture of Pediatrics

From its influence on everything from growth charts to vaccine recommendations, gender not only matters to pediatric practice—it serves as an organizing principle of the specialty. Gender norms frame how practitioners interpret patients’ bodies, development, and psychological well-being.  At the same time, pediatric assessments about gender, at both the individual and population level, carry a […]

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American Association for the History of Medicine
Jodi Koste, Secretary
509 N 12th St
Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298
+1 804.828.9898