Calls for Papers: New Horizons for Medical Museums, Leiden 2020

Conference: New Horizons for Medical Museums
Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, Leiden / the Netherlands, 23-26 September 2020

Medical museums are always in flux. Collections containing objects related to the history of medicine and health played a role in teaching, research and learning in the broadest sense. From small scale local collections to national medical heritage entities, ways of dealing with these collections continue to change. The topic of this conference is the role of medical museums (collections) in the past, present and future. To explore this topic, an international and interdisciplinary conference will be held at Rijksmuseum Boerhaave in Leiden, the Netherlands between 23 and 26 September 2020. The conference aims to bring curators, scholars, students and medical professionals together to discuss ways of keeping medical collections relevant. What could be the place for medical heritage within the new museological landscape? How can we explore new horizons for medical museums?

Papers (20 minutes) might address, but are not limited to the following themes:

  • Medical museums and the future
  • International collaborations and medical collections
  • History of medical museums/collections
  • Medical museums and teaching
  • New approaches towards exhibiting medical collections
  • Audiences old and new – diversity, inclusion and public engagement
  • Medical museums and media

We particularly welcome papers or panels that are explicitly inclusive and embed diversity into our discussions.

Proposals for papers should be in a single Word document, including 250-word abstract and a short CV/biographical statement, and sent to mieneketehennepe@rijksmuseumboerhaave.nl by 30 April 2020. We also welcome proposals from participants who would like to present or discuss on a roundtable some of the ways that they are working together on medical collections related topics.

This conference will be organized by a new international association for medical museums (provisionally named International Association for Medical Museums). This association is the successor of the European Association for the History of Medical Sciences (EAMHMS). During this 2020 conference the new international association will be formally launched and we invite all interested to be part of this new movement.

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