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:

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 ( and Arif Akgul ( by December 1, 2019.

For more information about the journal, please check its website:

Special Issue Editors:

Dalibor Doležal
Department of Criminology
University of Zagreb, Croatia

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

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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 ( 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

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.

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 <> 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, 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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Calls for Papers: Health and Disease in Popular Culture


For information on PCA/ACA and the conference, please go to

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:

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

Calls for Papers: Critical and Cultural Perspectives on Dementia Today

Palgrave Communications ( ) 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’:

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 ( in the first instance.

Palgrave Communications uses an Open Access model. Learn more about publication charges and discounts here:

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