Calls for Papers: Graduate Student Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine

CALL FOR PAPERS

3rd ​ ​IU Graduate Student Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine

29th and 30th March, 2019

Indiana University Bloomington

Dept. of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine

Submission Deadline: January 1st, 2019

The Indiana University Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine and HPS Graduate Students Association are calling for submissions from graduate students working on topics relating to the history and/or philosophy of science for its third graduate student conference in the spring of 2019. Submissions are welcome on a breadth of historical or philosophical topics in the sciences. This conference is intended to be an opportunity for graduate students to share their work, make connections, and receive feedback from peers and faculty in a congenial environment. The anticipated schedule is for 30 ­minute student presentations, followed by a 10­ minute response by a student commentator, and 15­-20 minutes for follow­-up questions and discussion. There will also be a poster session reception intended to facilitate discussion, particularly suited to works in their early stages of progress, ideas on new methodologies or tools in HPS, or novel ways of extending HPS into the public sphere.

Submissions:​ Please submit papers or extended outlines suitable for a 30 minute talk, or an abstract or description (~250 words) of a topic for a poster. Dual submissions for talks and posters (on related or unrelated topics) are allowed. E­mail submissions to iuhpsconf@gmail.com on or before January 1st. Acceptances will be sent out in early February.

All graduate students are welcome to attend. If you are planning to attend and would be interested in commenting, please email us with areas of interest by January 1st, and, depending on availability, we will send you an appropriate paper to comment on as soon as acceptances are issued.

Conference Time & Place: ​March- 29-30 (half-­day Friday and full-­day Saturday), 2019, on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington.

Speaker: ​We are pleased to have Kristen K. Intemann from Montana State University as our keynote speaker and featured faculty guest for the conference. Dr. Intemann’s research and teaching interests focus on feminist theory, values and science, and research ethics, particularly in relation to science and philosophy of science.  Also, she has published on issues related to objectivity, bias, and diversity in science. Visit the following website for additional information: http://www.montana.edu/history/people/kristen_intemann.html

Lodging and Logistics: ​Funding is not available to cover travel expenses, but we will facilitate lodging for student presenters with graduate student hosts here in town on a first-­come, first-­served basis. Hotels in Bloomington are also quite reasonably priced, and we’ll be glad to provide recommendations for those who wish to make their own arrangements. For questions or further details, please contact us at iuhpsconf@gmail.com or see our website at http://iuhpsgraduateconference.blogspot.com.

Contact Info:

Ryan O’Loughlin (email me at rjolough@iu.edu). Alternatively, contact us (the History and Philosophy of Science & Medince graduate students at Indiana University) at iuhpsconf@gmail.com  or see our website at http://iuhpsgraduateconference.blogspot.com

Calls for Papers: Society for the Social History of Medicine Postgraduate Conference 2019

Bodies and Minds, Sickness and Soundness
June 13-14, 2019
University of Bristol

The 2019 SSHM PG conference committee welcomes papers on any topic within the discipline of the social history of medicine and particularly encourage proposals for papers and panels that critically examine or challenge some aspect of the history of medicine and health. We welcome a range of methodological approaches, geographical regions, and time periods.

Proposals should be based on new research from postgraduate students currently registered in a University programme. Paper submissions should include a 250-word abstract, including five key words and a short bio. Panel submissions should feature three papers, a chair, and a 100-word panel abstract.

For postgraduate students not currently funded through an existing fellowship or grant, funding is available through the SSHM to help offset the costs associated with travel and accommodation. Upon acceptance of a paper, requests for bursaries should be submitted to the Executive Secretariat prior to the conference. More information can be found on our website.

All postgraduate delegates must register (or already be registered) as members of the Society for the Social History of Medicine. For more information about SSHM student membership, please see the journal subscription site.

In addition to showcasing the latest postgraduate research, the conference will feature training workshops led by members of the SSHM Executive Committee.

To propose a paper or a panel, please visit our conference website at: https://sshmpgconference2019.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/

Call for papers closes on 31 January 2019.

Please direct queries about this event to the SSHM PG Conference admin team at: sshm-pg-conference@bristol.ac.uk

Prizes: MLA Meyerhoff Prize

The Erich Meyerhoff (formerly Murray Gottlieb) Prize is awarded annually by the Medical Library Association for the best unpublished scholarly paper about a topic in the history of the health sciences. The purpose of the prize is to recognize and stimulate interest in the history of the health sciences.  The author of the winning essay receives complimentary registration to the annual meeting, a certificate at the association’s annual meeting, and a cash award of $500, funded by the History of the Health Sciences Section, after the meeting.

This prize was established in 1956 by Ralph and Jo Grimes of the Old Hickory Bookshop, Brinklow, MD, in memory of Murray Gottlieb, a New York antiquarian book dealer.  Since 2010, this award has been sponsored by the MLA History of the Health Sciences Section.  In 2016 it was renamed to honor longtime MLA member Erich Meyerhoff, AHIP, FMLA.  Meyerhoff was a legendary figure in medical librarianship with a great devotion to the history of the health sciences.

Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2018 and at least one author must be a member of the Medical Library Association. Please visit https://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=248 for submission details. If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Greenberg, Jury Chair.

Grants: ACLS Digital Extension Program

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded ACLS a grant of $3 million in renewed support of the ACLS Digital Extension Grant program. The Foundation’s award enables ACLS to offer three additional annual competitions for the grants.

Launched in 2015, the Digital Extension Grant program supports digitally-based research in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences with grants of up to $150,000. The program aims to advance established digital research projects by extending their reach to new communities of users and encouraging more scholars from a broader range of institutions in higher education to participate in digital humanities work.

“ACLS developed the Digital Extension Grant program to promote broader access to the resources and scholarly networks that make high-quality digital humanities scholarship possible and sustainable,” said John Paul Christy, director of public programs at ACLS. “We are grateful for the Mellon Foundation’s continued partnership with ACLS as we seek to amplify digital projects that combine pragmatism, innovation, and a commitment to inclusive academic excellence.”

In addition to renewing the program for three competitions, the Foundation’s award provides funding to convene ACLS grantees and other humanities scholars to participate in workshops and discuss issues of shared concern in the digital arena.

The 2018-19 ACLS Digital Extension Grant competition is now open and we are accepting applications through our online fellowship and grant administration system (ofa.acls.org). All applications must be submitted online by January 16, 2019, 9 PM ET.

More information about the program is available at: www.acls.org/programs/digitalextension/

Contact: fellowships@acls.org.

Fellowships: Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships

Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships

The first of our deadlines, for MHS-NEH support, is January 15, 2019!

The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than forty research fellowships for the academic year 2019-2020.

MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships are made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Society will offer at least two awards in 2019-2020. (See our ad in the H-Net Jobs Guide or visit our website for details.) The stipend, governed by an NEH formula, is $4,200 per month for a minimum of four months and a maximum of twelve months. The Society adds a monthly supplement, payable directly to the MHS-NEH Fellow, of $562.50. These fellowships are for researchers who have already completed the terminal degree in their fields (typically a Ph.D.).
DEADLINE: JAN. 15, 2019

MHS Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the Society’s collections. See the MHS website for details on these fellowships; we will offer more than twenty short-term fellowships in 2019-2020!
DEADLINE: MAR. 1, 2019

The Boston Athenaeum and the MHS will offer one Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences for at least four weeks of research at each institution. This fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000.
DEADLINE: FEB. 15, 2019

The Society also participates in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium of twenty-seven organizations. These grants provide a stipend of $5,000 for a total of eight or more weeks of research conducted at three or more participating institutions. Visit www.nerfc.org to learn more about the member organizations and start planning your itinerary!
DEADLINE: FEB. 1, 2019

For more information, please visit www.masshist.org/research/fellowships, email fellowships@masshist.org or phone 617-646-0577. Follow us on Twitter @MHS_Research for reminders regarding fellowship deadlines and information on all of our other activities.

Prizes: DHST Prize for Young Scholars

2019 DHST PRIZE COMPETITION FOR YOUNG SCHOLARS
SCHEME (25 September 2018)
The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST), invites submissions for the fifth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be awarded in 2019 and presented in 2021. Initiated at the 22nd International Congress of History of Science in 2005 held in Beijing, the DHST Young Scholar Prize is now awarded by the IUHPST/DHST every two years. Up to three awards for recent Ph.D. historians of science and technology will be awarded to recognize outstanding doctoral dissertations completed and filed between 1 September 2016 and 1 September 2018.

The 2019 DHST Prize does not specify distinct categories, but submissions must be on the history of science or technology in any part of the world. The Award Committee endeavors to maintain the broadest coverage of subjects, geographical areas, chronology and civilizations (African, American, Asian, Islamic, Western and Ancient Civilizations, and others not included in this list).
Each Prize consists of a certificate, assistance with travel and accommodation expenditures to the IUHPST/DHST Congress in Prague in July 2021 and a waiver of registration fees. The winner of a prize whose dissertation engages substantially Islamic science and culture (over competitions five (2016-2018) and six (2018-2020), is also awarded the Ihsanoglu Prize funded by the Istanbul Foundation for Research and Education (ISAR).

AWARD COMMITTEE
The Committee is comprised of the DHST Council members and distinguished subject specialists.

COMPETITION CALENDAR
Submission: Applications open 1 October 2018 and close 30 November 2018 (22:00, GMT)
Award Committee meetings: January and February 2019
Announcement of prize winners for fifth competition, March 2019
Award ceremony for winners of competitions 5 and 6: July 2021 in Prague.
CONDITIONS and APPLICATION

Language: Submission in all languages is welcome. All dissertations must be accompanied by a detailed summary in English of no more than 20 pages.
Application procedure: Applicants must submit online at: http://dhstweb.org/youngscholarsprize, where they can also find additional procedural and application requirements.
Questions may be addressed to Michael A. Osborne, President, DHST (Mike.Osborne@oregonstate.edu)

Calls for Papers: 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy

44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy
“The Pharmacist and Quality Medicines”
5-8 September 2019, Washington, DC

The Program Committee for the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy is soliciting proposals for oral presentations and poster presentations for the Congress to be held 5-8 September 2019 in Washington, DC.

The Congress theme will be “The Pharmacist and Quality Medicines” and will address two interrelated topics: the history of the work of the pharmacist (i.e., pharmacy practice) and the profession’s effort to provide medicines of good quality. Attendees are invited to submit presentation proposals that touch on these topics, including the training, literature, and regulation of pharmacists or the social, scientific, technologic, or economic aspects of pharmaceuticals and the pharmaceutical industry. The Congress encourages abstracts concerning the history of pharmacy or medicines from all geographical locations and from any historical era.

Deadlines:
Abstracts must be submitted online using the online form available at the call for abstracts on the Congress website. Please provide all requested information. Abstracts may not exceed 500 words. The deadline for oral presentation submissions is 1 April 2019 and the deadline for poster presentation submissions is 1 May 2019.

Submitters will be informed of whether their submissions have been accepted by 1 June 2019 for oral presentations and by 1 July 2019 for poster presentations. Although potential presenters may submit more than one proposal for oral and poster presentations, no more than one oral and one poster presentation per individual will be accepted for the program.

All poster and podium presenters must register for the Congress.

Requirements:
Oral presentations will be strictly limited to 15 minutes, including discussion. Posters shall be no larger than 48 inches (122 cm) in width and 72 inches (183 cm) in height.

Congress Information:
The host hotel for the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy will be the Capital Hilton in downtown Washington, DC.

Plenary speakers will include:
•       Jacalyn Duffin, former president of the American Association for the History of Medicine and the author of eight books, including Medical Saints: Cosmas and Damian in a Postmodern World and Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints, and Healing in the Modern World.
•      Michael A. Flannery, professor emeritus of UAB Libraries (University of Alabama at Birmingham) and the author of several books, including Civil War Pharmacy: A History and John Uri Lloyd: The Great American Eclectic.
•      Lucas Richert, a Chancellor’s Fellow in History at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland) and the incoming George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, and the author of Conservatism, Consumer Choice, and the Food and Drug Administration during the Reagan Era: A Prescription for Scandal.

For additional information, please see the Congress website: http://44ichp.org.

The 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy is co-sponsored by the American Institute for the History of Pharmacy and the International Society for the History of Pharmacy. It is supported by a generous grant from the United States Pharmacopeial Convention.

Contact Information:
American Institute of the History of Pharmacy
777 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 262-5378
aihp@aihp.org

Calls for Papers: Alcohol and Drugs in History Society Conference

Alcohol and Drugs in History Society 2019 Conference

Baoshan Campus of Shanghai University
12-15 June 2019

The 2019 Alcohol and Drugs in History Society conference takes its cue from recent shifts in attitudes towards, and understandings of, intoxicants and psychoactive substances to explore the drivers of change throughout history in ideas about, and actions on, such materials.

Over the last two decades or so physiological models of drug and alcohol use have claimed to provide definitive accounts of the actions of these substances on human bodies, and how they function to literally change our minds. In much the same period ideas about certain substances, from alcohol to cannabis, have begun to fundamentally shift and with this has come political change as many consumers, scientists, doctors and policy-makers change their minds, even as others refuse to do so. The conference stops to ask ‘haven’t we seen this all before’?

After all, experts offering definitive accounts of such substances, vacillating bureaucrats and politicians, unyielding moralists and fickle consumers are all among the figures familiar to historians from other periods and a range of places. The conference brings together those working in the field to examine the latest research into why ideas, attitudes and approaches towards intoxication and psychoactive substances have changed in historical contexts, and why they have not. It will also establish how far these historical understandings can provide a clearer sense of just what lies behind practices, perceptions and policies today.

Where and When:
For the first time the ADHS will host its conference in Asia, at the Baoshan Campus of Shanghai University in China, one hundred and ten years after the Opium Commission in the city that did so much to shape future control regimes. The event will also mark the centenary of the Treaty of Versailles which saw the establishment of the first permanent international mechanisms for monitoring and making policy on psychoactive and intoxicating substances at the new League of Nations. The David F. Musto Center for Drugs and National Security Studies at Shanghai University, in partnership with the ADHS and the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde, looks forward to welcoming all those conducting research on any aspects of the consumption or control of alcohol or drugs in the past, anywhere in the world.

The event will take place between 13 and 16 June 2019.

Call for Papers
For individual papers please submit a one-page cv, a title and an abstract of no more than 200 words.

For panel proposals please provide a panel title and a list of four participants, together with a one-page cv, a title and an abstract of no more than 200 words for each participant.

The deadline for proposals is Monday, 5 November 2018.

These should be submitted to caroline.marley@strath.ac.uk

Contact Info:

Dr. Robert P. Stephens
Associate Professor of History
Virginia Tech
431 Major Williams Hall (0117)
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA  24061
(540) 231-8731

Calls for Papers: Entanglements in the Early Modern Mediterranean, Seventh Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies,

Entanglements in the Early Modern Mediterranean

At the Seventh Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies,

Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA, 17-19 June 2019

Our present society is tightly connected: people, goods, information, and technology traverse the global community at remarkable speed, creating a complex web of relationships, or “entanglements,” that cross political, social, cultural, and economic boundaries. Such intricacies also existed in the early modern Mediterranean, particularly with the augmented personal contact and increased exchange of knowledge, culture, and commodities, set against conflict between rising states and hardened religious boundaries. Over the last few decades, historians have increasingly focused upon these entanglements, highlighting the complexity of life, both “in and of” the Mediterranean.

We are organizing panels that accentuate complexities or “entanglements” in the early modern Mediterranean. We are especially interested in paper and panel proposals that focus on science/medicine, economy, and religion, not only the historical entanglements but also the interaction of these topics methodologically. Additional ideas are welcome for consideration.

Please send title (15-word maximum), abstract (150-word maximum), three keywords, and one-page CV to the panel organizers, Beth Petitjean (beth.petitjean@slu.edu) and Dru Swadener (dru.swadener@slu.edu)  by December 15, 2018.

For more information on the SMRS, please visit http://smrs-slu.org.

Call for Papers: Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Sciences (SAHMS) and the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry (ECBCNHI)

Call for Papers                

 Joint meeting of the 21st annual meeting of the Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science (SAHMS) and the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry (ECBCNHI)
4th Agnes Dillon Randolph International Nursing History Conference,
at the University of Virginia School of Nursing in Charlottesville, VA, March 13-16, 2019

 Deadline for paper abstracts, panel submissions, and student travel grants is November 2nd, 2018. The Program Committee will notify you as to whether or not your paper is accepted no later than December 12th, 2018.

Submissions for individual papers and panels can be made online at the SAHMS website, at http://www.sahms.net/call-for-papers.html.

SAHMS and ECBCNHI are seeking paper submissions from students (including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and medical and health sciences professional students), professors, medical and legal professionals, and independent scholars with an academic interest in the history of science, medicine, or nursing. The conference will be a joint meeting, with panels organized by subject matter and combining contributions by members of both organizations, rather than each holding its own panels concurrently. There will be a single registration fee for both meetings and all associated events.

We welcome any papers that discuss the history of medicine, nursing, and/or science. This is broadly construed to encompass all fields and subfields historical, literary, anthropological, philosophical, legal, and sociological. This also includes closely related topics, such as issues related to science, medicine, and nursing that involve race, disabilities, sustainability, environment, technology, and gender studies.

Participants may propose individual papers or panels of several papers on a particular theme. Despite the “Southern” component of SAHMS’s organizational name, papers need not pertain to topics of specifically Southern regional interest. Papers concerning all historical periods and national and international areas are welcome. Abstracts are limited to 300 words.

If you are proposing a panel, please provide the title and theme of the panel, and a list of 3 or 4 authors and paper titles related to that topic. Each author will need to individually submit his or her own proposal for their papers within the panel.

All participants and attendees are responsible for their own travel expenses and must pay conference registration costs/meeting fees.

A limited number of student travel awards are available each year. You can apply for a student travel grant at http://www.sahms.net/student-travel-grants.html. Students MUST follow the guidelines to be considered for these travel awards, and applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further information about this meeting or SAHMS in general, please contact the SAHMS President and Program Chair, Adam Davis, at adavis@ccac.edu, or email the organizational inbox at sahmsconference@gmail.com. For further information on the ECBCNHI or local arrangements, please see the conference website, https://www.nursing.virginia.edu/nursing-history/events-cnhi/randolph-sahms-conference-2019/, or email nurs-hxc@virginia.edu.