Fellowships: New York Academy of Medicine 2020

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2020 cycle of The New York Academy of Medicine Library’s two history of medicine fellowships: the Paul Klemperer Fellowship in the History of Medicine and the Audrey and William H. Helfand Fellowship in the History of Medicine and Public Health.  Information about the two residential fellowships, along with application materials and instructions for applying, can be found here: https://www.nyam.org/awards-grants/library-fellowships/

For questions about the application process or the collections contact:  Arlene Shaner, MA MLS | she, her, hers, Historical Collections Librarian Library,
212.822.7313 office | ashaner@nyam.org

Jobs: Grand Valley State University Visiting Assistant Professorship, 2019-2020 History of Medicine, History of Science, World History and American History

Grand Valley State University Visiting Assistant Professorship, 2019-2020 History of Medicine, History of Science, World History and American History
The Department of History at Grand Valley State University invites applications for full-time Visiting (non-tenure-track) appointments for the 2019-2020 academic year, with the possibility for renewal, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor (or at the rank of Visiting Instructor if ABD). The teaching load of four courses per semester will include upper division courses in History of Medicine and Health and surveys in History of Science, World History and American History. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity institution. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the intellectual diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Interested candidates are asked to submit via email or post a letter of application, teaching materials (examples include statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi, assignments) and curriculum vitae, followed by three letters of reference and a transcript, to:

Dr. William Morison, Chair Department of History
Grand Valley State University MAK D-1-220
Allendale, Michigan 49401-9403 morisonw@gvsu.edu

Review of applications will begin on May 20, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
For further information, please call 616-331-3298 or email Dr. Carolyn Shapiro-Shapin at shapiroc@gvsu.edu.

Calls for Papers: Critical and Cultural Perspectives on Dementia Today

Palgrave Communications (https://www.nature.com/palcomms/ ) the open access journal from Palgrave Macmillan (part of Springer Nature),  which publishes research across the humanities and social sciences, is currently inviting article proposals and full papers for a research article collection (‘special issue’) on ‘Critical and Cultural Perspectives on Dementia Today’: https://www.nature.com/palcomms/for-authors/call-for-papers#dementia

This collection is being edited by: Dr Lucy Burke (Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

Research indicates that dementia has overtaken cancer as the condition that people most fear. The notion of dementia as both a terrifying illness and a significant societal threat is the result of a complex conjunction of events and forces—from demographic shifts to the impotency of global Pharma in the development of medical interventions.

This research collection aims to bring together scholarship that thinks critically about dementia from new arts and humanities-based perspectives rather than more traditional quantitative, medical and scientific approaches.

Submit a research paper

This is a rolling article collection and as such submissions will be welcomed at any point up until 28 February 2020. To register interest prospective authors should submit a short article proposal (abstract summary) to the Editorial Office (palcomms@palgrave.com) in the first instance.

Palgrave Communications uses an Open Access model. Learn more about publication charges and discounts here:  https://www.nature.com/palcomms/about/openaccess

Contact Email: palcomms@palgrave.com

Congratulations to the 2019 AAHM Award Winners

The American Association for the History of Medicine honored the following individuals at its award ceremony on April 27, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio, TN as part of the 92nd annual meeting:

Osler Medal: Tiffany Kay Brocke, Johns Hopkins University, “Race and Reputation: The Influence of the Johns Hopkins Hospital on Abortion Access in Baltimore, 1945-1973.”; Honorable mention: Christopher Magoon, University of Pennsylvania, “Mao’s Pacifist ‘Friends’: The Friends Ambulance Unit and the Limits of Medical Humanitarianism in China”

Shryock Medal: Kevin George McQueeney, Department of History, Georgetown University, “The City That Care Forgot: The Long Civil Rights Struggle Over African American Health and the Perpetuation of Apartheid Healthcare in Twentieth Century New Orleans”; Honorable mention: Spencer J. Weinreich, Department of History, Princeton University, “Legal and Medical Authority in the Newgate Smallpox Experiment (1721)”

J. Worth Estes Prize:Aimee Medeiros and Elizabeth Siegel Watkins, “Live Longer Better: The Historical Roots of Human Growth Hormone as Anti-Aging Medicine, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 73 (3 2018): 333-359

Pressman-Burroughs Wellcome: Joelle Abi-Rached, Columbia University

George Rosen Prize: Sarah Leavitt, curator “Architecture of an Asylum: St Elizabeth’s 1852-2017”, National Building Museum, Washington, DC

Welch Medal: Pablo Gómez, The Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic (University of North Carolina Press, 2017)

Genevieve Miller Lifetime Achievement Award: Jacalyn Duffin

The Garrison Lecturer for 2020: Evelynn M. Hammonds, Chair, Department of the History of Science, the Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Jobs: Lecturer Global Health Studies Program, University of Iowa

The Global Health Studies Program in the Division of Interdisciplinary Programs at The University of Iowa invites applications for a Lecturer. We are seeking candidates whose work is grounded in the study of global health, broadly defined.  Areas of specialization are open, but the successful candidate should have a terminal degree in any global health-related discipline—these can include but are not limited to Public Health, Sociology, History, Communications, Gender Studies, Geography, Health Sciences, Anthropology–by August 21, 2019.

The Global Health Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the complex factors influencing health and disease locally and around the world. The academic curriculum builds upon the humanities, social sciences and health sciences to help students understand underlying forces—such as history, culture, gender and sexuality, economics, politics, race and ethnicity, the environment, law, and technology– which lead to health disparities worldwide. We offer a BA, BS, certificate, and minor. Please see http://clas.uiowa.edu/global-health-studies to learn more about our program.

This is a 100% time appointment position with a 3/4 teaching load and service as honors and certificate advisor.  Departmental service for this position serves the instructional purposes of the Global Health Studies Program including the mentorship of student independent research projects.

As per University policy, the initial appointment is for one academic year (August 2019-May 2020) renewable each year up to two years, with subsequent three-year appointments possible subject to satisfactory review.  For more information about the University of Iowa’s policy for instructional faculty see https://provost.uiowa.edu/instructional-faculty-track-appointments.

The appointment will begin August 21, 2019. Candidates should have terminal degree in a Global Health-related field in hand by that date.

The Global Health Studies Program, the Division of Interdisciplinary Programs, and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Submit applications online to requisition number 73645 at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/73645. The application should include a cover letter, a cv, and evidence of teaching ability (eg. sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, etc.), which should be uploaded directly at Jobs@Uiowa. Please include the contact information of two professional references in your letter.

The review of applications will begin on April 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions may be directed to Dr. Mariola Espinosa, mariola-espinosa@uiowa.edu.

Lectures: Online CME in the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

The Department of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins is proud to introduce new online Continuing Medical Education modules that provide a historical perspective on issues of relevance to clinical practice today.

For more information on these CME modules entitled “Professionalism in Historical Context” and “History of Global Health,” visit https://www.hopkinshistoryofmedicine.org/content/online-cme-modules-history-medicine-0.

Congratulations to AAHM Award Winners

The American Association for the History of Medicine honored the following individuals at its award ceremony on May 5, 2017 on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN as part of the 90th annual meeting:

Osler Medal: Christopher Sterwald, Duke University Medical School, for “Frosted Intellectuals: How Leo Kanner Constructed the Autistic Family”; First honorable mention:  Sarah Tapp, Emory University School of Medicine, for “’Mothers, Mongols, and Mores’: Physician Advice to Parents of Newborns with Down Syndrome in the Mid 20th Century; and Second honorable mention:  Matthew Edwards, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, for “Freedom House Ambulance Service: Race and the Rise of Emergency Medical Services, 1967-1975”

Shryock Medal: Wangui Muigai  ‘All My Babies: Black Midwifery and Health Training Films in the 1950s’, Princeton University, Program in History of Science; First honorable mention: Vicki (Fama) Daniel ‘Medical Identification and the Emergence of a Forensic Paradigm at the 1949 Noronic Disaster’, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Program in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology; and Second honorable mention: Elaine La Fay “‘The slandered torrid zone”: Medicine, Botany, and Imperial Visions of the American Tropics along the US Gulf Coast, 1820-1840’, University of Pennsylvania, History and Sociology of Science Department

J. Worth Estes Prize: Anna E. Winterbottom, “Of the China Root: A Case Study of the Early Modern Circulation of Materia Medica.” Social History of Medicine 28 (2015): 22-44

Pressman-Burroughs Wellcome: Rachel Elder, University of Pennsylvania

George Rosen Prize: Marcos Cueto and Steven Palmer, Medicine and Public Health in Latin America: A History (Cambridge University Press, 2014)

Welch Medal: Johanna Schoen for her book, Abortion After Roe:  Abortion After Legalization (University of North Carolina Press, 2015)

Genevieve Miller Lifetime Achievement Award: Daniel Fox

The Garrison Lecturer for 2018: Julie Fairman, Professor of Nursing, Professor, Department of History and Sociology of Science, Chair, Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, Endowed Chair, Nightingale Professor in Honor of Nursing Veterans, Co-Director, RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania

Medical Historians in the News: Congressional briefings on Zika

On September 12, 2016 AAHM Past President Margaret Humphreys (Josiah Trent Professor in the History of Medicine, Duke University) participated in congressional briefings on “Zika: Historic Parallels and Policy Responses,” sponsored by the National History Center of the American Historical Association. AAHM Council member Alan Kraut of American University introduced the session, and John McNeill of Georgetown University  was the co-presenter.  For more information and video of the presentation, visit: http://www.mehumphreys.com/dc-zika

AAHM Speakers’ Bureau

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Do you like to help independent investigators discover research materials related to our discipline?

Do you like speaking to the general public about our specialized field of history?

If so, AAHM wants you! AAHM has established a speakers’ bureau to connect our members with those interested in our special expertise in the history of medicine. Please consider signing up today and sharing your expertise with us.  Sign up by completing this form. Only names, contact information, and publication lists will be shared with those asking for a history of medicine specialist. The AAHM speakers’ bureau list will not be posted online, distributed in blast emails, or circulated on listservs.