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.

https://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/history-of-medicine/grants

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: secretariat@ichsea2019.org
See conference website for details: http://ichsea2019.org/

Grants: Research Awards at the Osler Library

Research Awards at the Osler Library

Each year the Osler Library offers a number of awards and travel grants to local and international historians, physicians, graduate and post-doctoral students, and others whose research touches upon the history of medicine. From now through 31 December 2018, we are accepting applications for the following awards/grants and kindly ask you to share this notice widely within your own networks, listservs, and social media outlets to help us spread the word.

Dr. Edward H. Bensley Osler Library Research Travel Grant – Awarded to those whose project requires travel to Montreal to consult material in the Osler Library, such as rare books, archives, and artifacts. Each year up to $4000 in awards will be made available to one or more individuals who require a minimum of 2 weeks to carry out their research.

Mary Louise Nickerson Travel Grant  – This award is open to scholars who need to carry out research using the Osler Library collections (e.g., rare books, archives, and artifacts), as well as other resources available at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the McGill University Archives. Preference will be given to applicants whose research requires them to travel to Montreal from elsewhere.

Dr. Dimitrije Pivnicki Award in Neuro and Psychiatric History – Awarded to one or more students and/or scholars wishing to carry out research utilizing the rich archival and monographic holdings at McGill University, such as the Osler Library (including the Penfield Archive), the Montreal Neurological Institute, and the McGill University Archives.

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Additional information about terms, requirements, how to apply, previous winners, and general information about the Osler Library can be found here. The library’s collections are listed in the McGill Library Catalogue (classic or Worldcat Discovery) and the Osler Library Archives Collection website. Please note that all research in this grant cycle must be completed during the next fiscal year, 1 May 2019 – 30 April 2020. We welcome all further inquiries at osler.library@mcgill.ca.

Grants: PhD Studentships in Medical/History/Humanities at Newcastle University, UK

Funded PhD Studentship Opportunities in Medical Humanities at Newcastle University

Newcastle University hosts a flourishing multidisciplinary medical humanities research network, involving participants from History; English Literature; Fine Arts; Creative Arts; Modern Languages; Archaeology; Classics; Music Studies; Media, Culture and Heritage; Sociology; Health and Society; Medical Education; Bioethics, and Marketing and Business. We have collaborators in the University’s Library and Special Collections, which contains a rich array of source materials that could be used for medical humanities research. We are pleased to announce that the AHRC Northern Bridge Consortium for Doctoral Training Partnership (NBCDTP) annual studentship competition has launched (http://www.northernbridge.ac.uk/), and invite individuals interested in pursuing medical humanities doctoral research at Newcastle to consider applying for funding under this scheme.

 

The NBCDTP provides tuition fees and £14,777 per annum funding for 42 months. Award-holders may extend their studentship to pursue an approved research training programme or to undertake a placement by a further 6 months, and successful applicants can apply for additional funding during their studentship to support their research costs and individual training needs. In addition to the standard PhD pathway, students can apply under the collaborative doctoral pathway, through which applicants develop a research project in collaboration with a partner organisation, and spend a substantial portion of their doctoral study at the partner organisation.

We encourage individuals who are interested in developing an application under this scheme at Newcastle University to attend the masterclass on 10 December 2018. This event will provide information designed to help applicants maximise their chances of success in the competition, and details of how to sign up are available at:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/northern-bridge-consortium-application-masterclass-addition…

Projects can be interdisciplinary, or based within one discipline. Potential applicants are also invited to identify and contact potential supervisors by looking at the subject pages which detail supervisory capacity. These are located at:

·       Archaeology
·       Classics and Ancient History
·       Creative Writing
·       English Literature
·       Fine Arts
·       History
·       Music
·       Media and Cultural Studies
·       Political Science and International Studies

Further supervisory expertise can be located in The Institute of Health and Society.Anyone requiring additional assistance to locate a potential supervisor for a medical humanities project under this scheme, or who is interested in pursuing medical humanities doctoral research in a subject not listed above, can contact Dr Vicky Long (Vicky.Long@newcastle.ac.uk).

Applicants wishing to be considered for NBCDTP funding at Newcastle must submit their application for postgraduate study at the University by Wednesday 9 January 2019; the results of the competition should be announced on Friday 22nd March 2019.

In addition to the NBCDTP scheme, the Wellcome Trust’s Doctoral Studentships scheme (https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/doctoral-studentships) provides tuition fees, a stipend and research expenses for researchers wishing to undertake humanities or social science doctoral degrees in any area of health. This competition will open for applications early in 2019 with an anticipated deadline of 28th March 2019. We encourage individuals interested in pursuing doctoral research in Medical Humanities at Newcastle under this scheme to identify and contact potential supervisors.

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

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.

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: 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.