Jobs: Lecturer in the History of Medicine, Yale University

Yale University seeks a non-tenure track Lecturer in the History of Medicine, to begin July 1, 2019.  Ph.D. in hand in any area of the history of modern medicine.  An initial one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.  The primary appointment will be in the School of Medicine, and duties will include a 2/1 teaching load in the undergraduate and graduate Program in the History of Science and Medicine (Department of History) as well as participation in lectures and small group discussions for medical students.

Yale University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

A letter of application, current curriculum vitae, two sample syllabi, and two letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to John Harley Warner, Chair, History of Medicine
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Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2019, until position is filled.  Questions may be directed to, Kathleen Keenan, History of Medicine, Administrative Supervisor.

Calls for Papers: American Association for the History of Nursing 36th Annual Meeting

2019 Call for Abstracts
36th Annual Nursing & Health Care History Conference
Dallas, Texas
September 19-21, 2019
Sheraton Downtown Dallas

The American Association for the History of Nursing and host Texas Woman’s University are co-sponsoring the Association’s 36th annual conference to be held in Dallas, TX. The conference provides a forum for researchers interested in sharing new research that addresses events, issues, and topics in any area of nursing and healthcare history, broadly construed to encompass the history of nursing, global nursing history, nursing practice, healthcare institutions, caring, illness, healing work and public health. Submissions pertaining to all areas and regions of the world are welcome. Papers and posters that expand the horizons of nursing and healthcare history and engage related fields such as women’s labor, technology, economic history, and race and gender studies are encouraged.

Guidelines for Submission:

  • Individual Paper or Poster: A one-page abstract of a completed study will be accepted by email. Presentations are 20 minutes long with 10 minutes for questions. Abstracts must include: (1) Overview of the topic, including the problem identified, the major actors, their interests and the historical period, (2) the historiographical literature on the topic, contextualizing your story within the key texts and approaches in the field; how is your work different? What is its contribution? (3) Methods, including primary sources, and perspective. (4) Summary and Implications — including your conclusion and the significance of your findings (5) If applicable, identify how your paper contributes to a more inclusive history of nursing or health care.  (NOTE: This year we will also accept an abstract that uses the old guidelines, as we are phasing in the guidelines above.)
  • Each section of the abstract should be clearly identified with these specific headers.
  • Panel: A panel consists of 3-5 persons addressing a common topic. Panels need to submit an abstract describing the overall topic with each presenter also submitting an abstract using the above guidelines. Each abstract will be judged on its own merits. Panels are 90 minutes in length. Abstracts should follow the same format requirements as papers/posters (see above).
  • Thematic Proposals: The organizer should submit a one-page abstract giving a short, clear statement of the purpose of the presentation. These presentations are intended not for original scholarship, but to address topics of broad interest such as new themes in historiography, teaching, research methods, and advocacy. Though limited to 90 minutes, they can include several speakers with a flexible format.

Abstract preparation: Submit a one-page Word document file which must fit one side of one 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Margins must be one and one-half inches on the left, and one inch on the right, top, and bottom. Center the title in upper case, and single space the body using 12-point Times (New Roman) font.

Submit two copies of your abstract; one must include the title, author’s name(s), credentials, institutional affiliation, phone/fax and email. If more than one author is listed, indicate who is acting as the contact person. Indicate whether a paper, poster, panel or thematic presentation is sought. The second copy of the abstract should include only the title and mode of presentation with no other identifying information.

By submitting an abstract, you also give permission to the AAHN to use the work for educational purposes only. This includes, but is not limited to, inclusion in the conference program, posting to the AAHN website before and/or after the conference, and use of excerpts or themes for conference marketing efforts.

Submission deadline: Abstracts must arrive on or before February 15, 2019. Abstract results will be communicated to all submitters by April 1, 2019.

Submit to:

**Individuals are not required to be AAHN members at the time of submitting an abstract, but if accepted, you must join AAHN before registering for and presenting at the conference.

Contact Info: Dr. Patricia Hanes, Abstract Review Chair Contact Email: URL:

Calls for Papers: Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine Biennial Conference 2019

Call for Papers

Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine Biennial Conference 2019:

Beyond Borders: Health and Medicine in Historical Context

Date: 3-7 December 2019

Venue: Auckland New Zealand

This conference is located in Auckland New Zealand. Whilst New Zealand is far removed geographically from the epicentre of many significant past medical developments, we believe it is important to view the history of health and medicine in a broad international perspective, with ideas and systems taking on different forms in different contexts. It is this intersection between the local and international which will form a major theme of our conference.

This biennial conference is not exclusive in terms of its themes, and aims to reflect the diversity of the discipline of the history of health and medicine. We welcome papers from all areas of that history, including health systems, public health, indigenous health, mental health, biography, hospital history and nursing history. We also welcome papers/panels relating to medical museums/exhibitions.

Submissions from scholars across the range of career stages are welcome, especially those from postgraduate and early career researchers. We offer competitive travel grants to postgraduate students to attend the conference.

Call for Papers opens: 14 January 2019 an closes 31 May 2019

Please see our conference website for further details:, or check out our facebook page: ANZSHM Conference 3-7 December 2019.

Fellowships: Research Fellowships at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB’s Reynolds-Finley Research Fellowships in the History of the Health Sciences for 2019

The Reynolds-Finley Associates, in conjunction with the Historical Collections (HC) unit of the UAB Libraries, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), are pleased to announce the availability of short-term awards of up to $2,500 to individual researchers studying one or more aspects of the history of the health sciences during the 2019 calendar year. Intended to support research using the HC unit as a historical resource, the fellowship requires the on-site use of at least one of the unit’s three components, which are the Alabama Museum of the Health SciencesReynolds-Finley Historical Library and UAB Archives.

Recipients must travel to UAB to use materials housed in the UAB Archives, the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library, and/or the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences.

Past recipients include students, faculty, private researchers, artists, etc.  Research topics of past fellows include:

  • hospital desegregation during the Civil Rights Movement
  • creating a portfolio of conditions from medical teaching models
  • review of Medieval manuscripts
  • medicine and healthcare during the American Civil War
  • midwifery in the Jim Crow South
  • industrial toxins and public health in the urban areas of Alabama

All application materials must be submitted by January 31, 2019 to receive consideration.

For details go to:


Prizes: Graduate Student Essay Award in the History of Medicine

The Forum for the History of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences and Cambridge University Press invite submissions for our inaugural Graduate Student Essay Award. The award will be given for the best original, unpublished essay in the history of health, medicine and the life sciences submitted to the competition as judged by the FHHMLS’s assessment panel. This award advances the FHHMLS mission of encouraging scholarship that addresses conversations occurring across and between the histories of science, medicine, and technology broadly conceived. The author of the winning essay will receive 5 books of their choosing from the current book list of the Cambridge University Press.


We welcome submission of unpublished manuscripts in English on any aspect of the history of health, medicine and life sciences written by students registered part-time or full-time in a graduate degree or completing their degree in 2019. Submissions should bridge the histories of science, medicine and/or technology.

Submissions should be no more than 10,000 words in length (inclusive of footnotes and all references). Entries should be accompanied by a one-page cover letter detailing how the research fosters new conversations between the histories of medicine, science and/or technology.

The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2019. Entries should be sent to fhhmls.hss@gmail.comPlease submit cover letters and essays as two separate files. The essay file should only include the title, with all author information removed. 

The winning submission will be announced at the 2019 HSS meeting in Utrecht. Authors do not need to be members of HSS at the time of submission.

We are grateful to Cambridge University Press for their generous sponsorship of this prize.

FHHMLS Steering Committee:
Elizabeth Neswald
Robin Scheffler
Elaine Leong
Jaipreet Virdi
Heidi Morefield

Calls for Papers: Seventh MOMS History of Medicine Conference

On September 27-28, 2019, the University of Minnesota will host the 7th Manitoba-[Northwest] Ontario-Minnesota-Saskatchewan (MOMS) History of Medicine Conference. The conference will be held on the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus.

MOMS welcomes papers in all areas of the history of health and healing including medical ideas, practices and institutions; illness and disease; health professions; and public health and health disparities. The conference will provide graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty the opportunity to present papers from all eras and regions of the world. Works in progress are encouraged.

The Program Committee invites both individual and panel presentations.

(1) Individual papers: Sessions will be 90 minutes in length and speakers should plan a presentation of no more than 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for questions and turn over. presentations should represent original, unpublished work.

(2) Panels: Panel proposals are welcome. These will consist of 3 original papers (again limited to 20 minutes each) addressing a common topic. An appointed moderator should submit a proposal for the entire panel and coordinate individual speakers. Each speaker should submit an individual abstract noting that it is part of a panel.

The conference is open to all interested scholars. Please submit an abstract (no more than 300 words) and a one-page curriculum vitae with contact information to Peter Kernahan ( For programming purposes, please indicate if you are a member of one of the MOMS institutions.  Deadline for submissions is midnight March 31th, 2019.  We hope to notify participants by May 1.

  • Submissions by graduate and medical students are particularly welcome. Though yet to be determined, some travel and housing assistance may be available for student participants. When submitting an abstract please indicate if you are a student and are interested in assistance.

Calls for Papers: History of Science Society

The History of Science Society (HSS) will hold its 2019 annual meeting in the beautiful Dutch town of Utrecht, a short train ride from Amsterdam. Since this will be the HSS’s first meeting outside of North America, and we will be closer to scholars in Russia, in East and South Asia, and Africa, we especially encourage proposals that include scholars from different countries. The Society encourages submissions on all topics. Proposals (250-word maximum for abstracts) must be submitted via the HSS submission system on the meeting website: Click Abstract Submission on the navigation menu. If you have did not create an account for the 2018 meeting website, you will have to create a new one in order to submit an abstract. Unlike many academic societies, the HSS does not require that participants be members, but all participants must register for the meeting.

We will give strong preference to sessions that reflect diversity, e.g. diversity in institutional affiliation, gender, and/or in professional rank. Only one proposal per person may be submitted – workshops, simply moderating a session, posters, and other non-typical proposals (e.g., interest group lectures) are excluded from this restriction (for a maximum of two presentations), but roundtables are not. If your name appears more than once, outside of these exceptions, you must choose which proposal will go forward. Prior participation at the 2017 (Toronto) and 2018 (Seattle) meetings will be taken into consideration.

All roundtable, organized session, and contributed paper proposals must be submitted by 7 January 2019 (23:59 CET).  The HSS will work with organizers who wish to pre-circulate papers.

The deadline for Flashtalks, limited to graduate students, is 4 February 2019 (23:59 CET).
History of Science Society 2019 Annual Meeting CFP

To encourage and aid the creation of panels with strong thematic coherence that draw upon historians of science across institutions and ranks, the meeting website features a discussion board for users. Anyone with a panel or paper idea seeking like-minded presenters should post and consult the postings there to round out a prospective session. Alternatively, you may also search for collaborators on Twitter, tagging your post with #hss19 #collab. Organized sessions have much higher acceptance rates than individual papers.

To defray travel costs, we will award National Science Foundation travel grants to graduate students, independent scholars, and recent PhDs (degree in the past 5 years) who are participating in the meeting. Only U.S. citizens or those studying at U.S. institutions are eligible for NSF grants. HSS will offer a limited number of travel grants for students, independent scholars, and recent PhDs who are participating but are ineligible for NSF grants. Dependent care grants (up to $200) will be offered for those who need such assistance. Additional information on these grants and instructions for application can be found on the meeting website.

• Selection Guidelines: The Committee on Meetings and Programs (CoMP) has established a set of best practices and guidelines for proposal. Program chairs will look to these best practices and guidelines when accepting abstracts for the 2019 meeting.
• Additional instructions for abstract submission may be found on the meeting website. Please read these instructions carefully, as they have changed from previous years. Failure to comply fully with instructions or to complete the abstract submission process completely will preclude your submission from consideration.
• To preserve formatting of your abstract across platforms, only plain text is supported for abstracts. This means that bold, italic, and other formatting is not possible.
• All titles and abstract summaries should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style format. Easily confirm that your title follows CMS rules by using
• Use the contact form on the meeting website for any additional questions or inquiries.
For the latest meeting updates, check the 2019 meeting blog and follow HSS on Twitter and Facebook.

Calls for Papers: Society for the History of Navy Medicine Symposium

The Society for the History of Navy Medicine announces its 2019 panel(s) to be hosted by the Naval Academy McMullen Naval History Symposium, 19 – 20 September 2019. Proposals for papers (no more than 250 words as a Word document) on any aspect of the history of medicine in the maritime environment, and a short personal bio should be submitted to the Society executive director no later than 15 February 2019 at Generous travel grants are available for graduate / professional students whose papers are selected for presentation.

Grants: Duke University History of Medicine Travel Grants

The History of Medicine Collections in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University is accepting applications for our travel grant program.

Research grants of up to $1,500 will be offered to researchers whose work would benefit from access to the historical medical collections at the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Our holdings include over 20,000 print items and 4,500 unique manuscripts along with photographs, prints, and over 800 medical instruments and artifacts including a large collection of ivory anatomical manikins. Collection strengths include but are not limited to anatomical atlases, human sexuality, materia medica, pediatrics, psychiatry, and obstetrics & gynecology.

Any faculty member, graduate or undergraduate student, or independent scholar with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the History of Medicine Collections is eligible to apply. Writers, creative and performing artists, film makers and journalists are welcome to apply.  All applicants must reside outside of a 100-mile radius of Durham, NC.

Grant money may be used for: transportation expenses (including air, train or bus ticket charges; car rental; mileage using a personal vehicle; parking fees); accommodations; and meals. Expenses will be reimbursed once the grant recipient has completed his or her research visit(s) and has submitted original receipts.

Research topics should be strongly supported by the History of Medicine Collections.  We encourage applicants to contact the Curator of the History of Medicine Collections to discuss research projects and Rubenstein Library collections that might support it before submitting an application.

The deadline for application is January 31, 2019 by 5:00 PM EST. Recipients will be announced in March 2019. Grants must be used between April 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

Conference: International Society for History of East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine 2019

The International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine (ISHEASTM) will hold its 15th International Conference (15th ICHSEA) at Chonbuk National University (CBNU), Jeonju, Jeolllabuk-do, Republic of Korea, Aug 19-23, 2019.

The central theme for the 15th Conference will be “History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Polycentric East Asia: toward Harmony in Diversity (和而不同).”
Chonbuk National University (全北大學校) is located in the historical city of Jeonju, Republic of Korea. As the flagship national university for Jeollabuk-do Province, it was founded in 1947 by the provincial fund within the framework of the Korean national university system. Today, CBNU has grown to 17 colleges and 14 graduate schools, with approximately 32,000 students and 2,400 professors.

The Korean Research Institute of Science, Technology and Civilization (KRISTaC) will host the conference.
KRISTaC has been installed at CBNU in May 2015, with the major mission of commissioning the publication of forty-volume monograph series, “Science and Civilization in Korea (SCK).”

As well as academic exchanges, the Organizing Committee is planning to provide with various opportunities for cultural experience.The Organizing Committee would welcome proposals both for organized panels and individual papers, on the history of science, technology, and medicine in East Asia. Applications for non-conventional panels would receive extra consideration.
We encourage you to mark important dates, as suggested below:
– Panel application deadline: 31 Dec
– Individual application deadline: 31 Jan
– announcement of acceptance:  28 Feb
– online registration opening: 4 March

Contact for ICHSEA 2019 Secretariat:
See conference website for details: