Fellowships: Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine invites applications for fellowships in the history of science, technology and medicine, broadly construed. Opportunities include:

  • Short-term Research Fellowships
  • Dissertation Fellowships
  • NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Fellowships in Residence
  • Research Fellowships for scholars of Medical Humanities from Brazil, India and South Africa

Access the application here: https://www.chstm.org/fellowships/chstm-fellowships

The Consortium comprises 27 educational and cultural institutions using their exceptional resources to promote academic and public understanding of the history of science, technology and medicine.

The Consortium offers rich opportunities for research. Taken together, its collections of rare books, manuscripts and artifacts are unparalleled in historical depth as well as breadth. The Consortium also provides a vibrant, challenging and collegial community. Fellows participate in public and scholarly events, as well as informal reading and writing groups, held at the Consortium’s offices in downtown Philadelphia.

Scholars residing in Brazil, India and South Africa and working in medical humanities and the history of medicine are eligible for additional support generously provided by the Wellcome Trust.

Visit our website at www.chstm.org for further information, including an online application form and a list of current and past fellows. The website also features: information about the fellowship programs of member institutions; descriptions of the exceptional collections in the museums, archives, and libraries of the Consortium; and a Consortium-wide search hub for rare books and manuscripts.

Applications for 2020-2021 must be submitted online by December 16, 2019.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please email us if you have questions: info@chstm.org.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Teaching Medical History in Clinical Settings-Journal of the History of Medicine

Clio in the Clinic: A Special Issue on Teaching Medical History in Clinical Settings

The Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences is soliciting abstracts for articles to be included in a special issue entitled Clio in the Clinic: A Special Issue on Medical Teaching History in Clinical Settings.

Clinicians who study the history of medicine and health care know that it provides important critical perspective for medical practice. And those who have studied the history of medical education recognize that history was once an essential topic within formal training of clinicians. Many of us are interested in trying to infuse a historical perspective back into clinical settings, ranging from full-time academic historians who teach medical students to dual-degree clinicians who combine history with patient care to physicians and other health care providers who are curious about the antecedents of their work.

This issue seeks to provide the inspiration and tools to incorporate the history of medicine back into clinical education.  We hope that it will offer a combination of useful historical vignettes, examples of primary sources that can be used for teaching sessions, strategies to create the time and space necessary to teach, and engagement with contemporary themes such as professionalism and bioethics. Our underlying goal is to make history come alive as a critical and valuable component of medical training. Interested authors should submit an abstract of their paper. The articles selected will be shorter than standard JHMAS articles (3000-7000 words) and should reflect historical scholarship but be written for a general audience of clinicians. Authors whose abstracts are selected will be invited to submit an article for consideration for publication in the special issue.

Please send an abstract (no more than 500 words) by January 1, 2020 to Joel Howell: jhowell@umich.edu

Calls for Papers: Drugs and Drug Market

Call for Papers: Drugs and Drug Market

American Journal of Qualitative Research

American Journal of Qualitative Research (AJQR) is pleased to announce a special issue on “Drugs and Drug Market” to be published in Spring 2020. The objective of this issue is to understand the current illegal drug market in various countries as a reference for policy makers and academics given the fact that qualitative research can provide more insight and information, which could be helpful for understanding the structure and dynamics of the illegal drug markets.

AJQR publishes purely qualitative research which includes but not limited to ethnography, interviews, content analysis, case studies, historical analysis and descriptive research. To that end, the guest editors welcome to have any manuscripts written in a variety of qualitative perspectives. We are specifically interested in having manuscripts from different countries and regions, which are coauthored by scholars and practitioners. The possible topics include, but are not limited to:

New Trends in Illegal Drug Market

Drug Trafficking

New Psychoactive Substances

Drug Law Enforcement and Investigations

Drug Market in Correctional Institutions

Legal and Policy Changes in Illegal Drugs

Impact of Legalization / Decriminalization of Cannabis

Online Drug Market, Darknet and Cybercrimes

All manuscripts will be peer reviewed and should be between 3000-8000 words with an unstructured abstract of 150-200 words. Manuscripts must be written in English with APA format. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is March 31, 2020. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit their proposal (e.g., an abstract, a cover letter including authors’ name, title, institutional affiliation, and email address) to the guest editors, Dalibor Doležal (dolezal.dalibor@gmail.com) and Arif Akgul (arif.akgul@gmail.com) by December 1, 2019.

For more information about the journal, please check its website: https://www.ajqr.org

Special Issue Editors:

Dalibor Doležal
Department of Criminology
University of Zagreb, Croatia

Arif Akgul
School of Criminology & Security Studies
Indiana State University, USA

Contact Email: arifakgul@yahoo.com

Calls for Papers: 1st Annual Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine (JAS-EASTM)

Dates: April 17-18, 2020

Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

We are thrilled to announce the inaugural Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine, to be held on April 17-18 at Johns Hopkins University.

JAS-EASTM seeks to inspire a tradition of collegiality across the Eastern seaboard, including the Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada. The goal of the seminar is to bring together scholars at various stages of their careers working on an array of topics related to the history of science, technology, and medicine in East Asia. JAS-EASTM will provide a friendly setting for scholars to engage with each others’ work and receive supportive feedback.

Interested junior scholars (graduate students and recent PhDs) are invited to submit a presentation proposal on any topic related to the history of EASTM from ancient times to the present. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) production and movement of knowledge and artifacts, transformation and reinvention of practices and traditions, infrastructure studies, the history of computers and computing, representations of science and scientists, etc. Individual paper proposals should be submitted through the JAS-EASTM website (https://jaseastm.org/) and include an abstract of fewer than 300 words and a short bio. The deadline for submission is December 20th, 2019 (EST). Notifications will be sent out in late January or early February.

Participation in the seminar is not limited to presenters, and we encourage anybody interested to register and attend. Registration for the seminar will begin in February.

For all inquiries, please write to jaseastm2020@gmail.com.

2020 JAS-EASTM is sponsored by the Department of History of Science and Technology, the Department of the History of Medicine, and the East Asian Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University.

Jobs: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Digital History

The History Department at Virginia Tech is hiring a tenure-track assistant professor of digital history. The new faculty member will teach courses and conduct research in digital history, broadly defined. In addition, this faculty will contribute to a new program, Data in Social Context, which connects critical thinking in the humanities and social sciences with computational analysis. Many historians at Virginia Tech are actively involved in digital history projects, including Mapping the Fourth of July, the American Soldier in World War II, Seventeen Moments in Soviet History, Mapping Inequality, Tracking the Russian Flu, Civil War Photo Sleuth, Nahuatl Naman, Viral Networks, Electing the House of Representatives  and more. Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2109.

Link to position: http://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/511321?lApplicationSubSourceID=11250

Conferences: Memory Lives On: Documenting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Memory Lives On: Documenting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Friday, October 4 – Saturday, October 5

Byers Auditorium in Genentech Hall, UCSF Mission Bay campus

Through donations received from our generous supporters, we are able to reduce ticket prices to $30 to allow a broader audience of students and community members to attend the event. We are also continuing to take applications for a limited number of scholarships to attend free of charge.

Register for the Symposium or Apply for a Scholarship

Join UCSF Archives & Special Collections for this interdisciplinary symposium exploring and reflecting on topics related to archives and the practice of documenting the stories of HIV/AIDS.

The task of documenting the history of HIV/AIDS and thinking about the present and future of the epidemic is daunting. The enormity and complexity of the stories and perspectives on the disease, which has affected so many millions of patients and families around the world, present significant challenges that demand continual reexamination. In examining and reflecting on our knowledge of the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its future, we hope to improve our understanding of the true effects of the disease, and what it can teach us about future epidemics.

The Symposium will take place in Byers Auditorium in Genentech Hall at the UCSF Mission Bay Campus in San Francisco. The program will be an afternoon session and evening reception on day one, followed by a full day of presentations on day two.

Program of Events

We are also offering the Pre-conference Workshop No More Silence: Opening the Data of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic using Natural Language Processing techniques (limited to 30 people)
Friday, October 4th 9am – 12pm

Call for Papers: Workshop: Technology and the Patient Consumer, McGill University

Workshop: Technology and the Patient Consumer

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
June 3-4, 2020

Recent work in the history of medicine has focused on both technology in medicine and patients as consumers. Schlich/Crenner (2017), for example, have looked at meanings and mechanisms of technological change in surgery, while Alex Mold (2015) and Nancy Tomes (2016) have explored major changes in how patients seek medical information and treatment in U.S. and British healthcare since the late nineteenth century. Such works demonstrate the broad variety of possibilities encompassed by the category of “patient consumer” and various ways of investigating technology in medicine. They also suggest a number of intersecting questions and approaches for historians of science, medicine, and technology.

This workshop aims to bring together these fields of inquiry to explore how patient consumers have influenced technology in medicine. It queries how patients have chosen between different diagnostic and therapeutic technologies (procedures, devices, substances, etc.), how they have rejected or appropriated them, and how they have prompted or supported their development and use from the late nineteenth century to the present. In addition to tracing regional and temporal variations, the workshop will consider how critical differences of race, class, gender, sexuality, age, and ability have shaped patients’ relationships to medical technologies and consumerism. Situating this history in the many places where patients appear—including, but not limited to, domestic and clinical spaces—we draw upon the broader tools available in the history of science, medicine, and technology, and science and technology studies.

Abstracts should be 300 words, with a title, name and institutional affiliation, and three keywords to describe your proposed paper. Speakers will deliver papers approximately 25 minutes in length, with time for Q&A, and participate in a two-day workshop in Montreal, Canada. The organizers are currently in the process of applying for funding to defray travel costs for participating scholars. Please send submissions with an updated CV to <conf2020@mcgill.ca> by the deadline of November 1, 2019, 5:00pm, EST. We will get back to you about your submission by December 20, 2019.

Calls for Papers: Annual Dupont Summit 2019 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy


The 12th Annual Dupont Summit 2019 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

Friday, December 6, The Historic Quaker Meetinghouse Washington DC

The annual call for proposals for this year’s Dupont Summit 2019 is currently open. In order to submit a paper for consideration, please send a 1-2 page abstract to PSO Executive Director, Daniel Gutierrez, at dgutierrezs@ipsonet.org, or call 202-349-9282. The early consideration deadline will be October 15th, 2019. Proposals submitted by the early deadline will be given priority. 
The goal of the Dupont Summit is to promote multidisciplinary conversation and networking across the social and political spectrum about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment. The conference brings together academics, government, business and social leaders from a variety of backgrounds, for discussion about issues that include but that are not limited to:
  • Health
  • Energy
  • National security
  • Information and telecommunications
  • Environment and climate change
  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics and stem cells
  • Water and natural resources
  • Science research and education
  • Technology and innovation
  • Space
  • Ethical, legal and social implications of science and technology policy
Other topics are welcome. The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO and its partners in promoting conversation about current policy concerns. Please feel free to forward this invitation to any potentially interested individuals or organizations.
To learn more about the Dupont Summit, click HERE.
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Fellowships: 2019-20 ACLS Fellowship & Grant Competitions

Greetings from the American Council of Learned Societies!

We are pleased to announce that the 2019-20 ACLS competitions are now open for programs with fall deadlines. ACLS offers fellowship and grant programs that promote research across the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social science fields and support scholars from the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at https://www.acls.org/Fellowship-and-Grant-Programs/Competitions-and-Deadlines.

Application deadlines vary by program:

September 25, 2019, 9pm EDT 
*ACLS Fellowships (the central program, which includes several named awards and Project Development Grants)
*Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars (including opportunities specifically for liberal arts college faculty)
*Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships

October 23, 2019, 9pm EDT
*Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art
*Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
*Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Fellowships for Scholars
*Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
*Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellowships

November 6, 2019, 9pm EST 
*Luce/ACLS Predissertation Travel Grants to China
*Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowships in China Studies
*Luce/ACLS Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants in China Studies
*Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society (grants for planning meetings, workshops, and conferences) – pending renewal of funding

November 13, 2019, 9pm EST
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Grants for Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations
*Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Collaborative Programming Grants

November 20, 2019, 9pm GMT
*African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowships

January 8, 2020, 9pm EST
*ACLS Digital Extension Grants
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies

March 2020 (date TBA)
*Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows – pending renewal of funding

The American Council of Learned Societies is the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. In the 2018-19 competition year, ACLS awarded over $25 million to nearly 350 scholars worldwide. Recent fellows’ and grantees’ profiles and research abstracts are available at https://www.acls.org/Fellows-and-Research/Recent-Awardees. We look forward to an equally successful competition year in 2019-20, and we encourage you to circulate this notice to members of your community who may be interested in these fellowship and grant opportunities.

For all questions, please contact fellowships@acls.org.

Calls for Papers: Health and Disease in Popular Culture


For information on PCA/ACA and the conference, please go tohttp://pcaaca.org

DEADLINE:  November 1, 2019

The “Health and Disease in Popular Culture” area for the 2020 Popular and American Culture Association meeting in Philadelphia invites proposals related to the portrayal of health, illness, and health care in the discourses of popular and American culture. Proposals representing perspectives in the humanities and the arts (e.g., film, history, literature, visual arts) are particularly welcome, as is scholarship in culture, media, gender and sexuality. Proposals should clearly establish what connections the presenter intends to draw between their chosen topic and popular and American culture.

  Subject areas might include but are not limited to:

  • Narratives of illness told from the perspective of patient and/or provider in contemporary pop culture media: fiction, poetry, graphic fiction, memoir, television, film etc.
  • Discourses of patient education and/or advocacy—magazines, websites, discussion boards, tv doctors, social media
  • Intersections and missed connections: improving lay and expert communication about illness and wellness
  • Narrative in/about/as medicine
  • The health humanities—what is the discipline? What can it do? How? What’s the connection with popular culture?
  • The problematic representation of illness narrative in popular culture (quests, battles, wins, losses, survivors, victims—and the construction of the patient-as-subject)
  • The construction of medical knowledge and beliefs about illness through the discourses of popular culture: medical melodrama, reality programs, social media, direct-to-consumer advertising, journalism, advertorials, the internet
  • Public health initiatives, patient education, threats, and risk in popular culture
  • The representation of global health issues and the globalization of disease in popular discourses

Proposal abstracts (max 300 words) must be submitted online at the PCAACA website at:  http://pcaaca.org.

Individual and full panel proposals are considered. For full panel proposals (generally four persons) please include titles and abstracts for all participants.

You might consider these panels as well:

Contact Info: Dr. Carol-Ann Farkas, Professor of English, School of Arts and Sciences, MCPHS University, 179 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115