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

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: Alcohol and Drugs in History Society Conference

Alcohol and Drugs in History Society 2019 Conference

Baoshan Campus of Shanghai University
12-15 June 2019

The 2019 Alcohol and Drugs in History Society conference takes its cue from recent shifts in attitudes towards, and understandings of, intoxicants and psychoactive substances to explore the drivers of change throughout history in ideas about, and actions on, such materials.

Over the last two decades or so physiological models of drug and alcohol use have claimed to provide definitive accounts of the actions of these substances on human bodies, and how they function to literally change our minds. In much the same period ideas about certain substances, from alcohol to cannabis, have begun to fundamentally shift and with this has come political change as many consumers, scientists, doctors and policy-makers change their minds, even as others refuse to do so. The conference stops to ask ‘haven’t we seen this all before’?

After all, experts offering definitive accounts of such substances, vacillating bureaucrats and politicians, unyielding moralists and fickle consumers are all among the figures familiar to historians from other periods and a range of places. The conference brings together those working in the field to examine the latest research into why ideas, attitudes and approaches towards intoxication and psychoactive substances have changed in historical contexts, and why they have not. It will also establish how far these historical understandings can provide a clearer sense of just what lies behind practices, perceptions and policies today.

Where and When:
For the first time the ADHS will host its conference in Asia, at the Baoshan Campus of Shanghai University in China, one hundred and ten years after the Opium Commission in the city that did so much to shape future control regimes. The event will also mark the centenary of the Treaty of Versailles which saw the establishment of the first permanent international mechanisms for monitoring and making policy on psychoactive and intoxicating substances at the new League of Nations. The David F. Musto Center for Drugs and National Security Studies at Shanghai University, in partnership with the ADHS and the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde, looks forward to welcoming all those conducting research on any aspects of the consumption or control of alcohol or drugs in the past, anywhere in the world.

The event will take place between 13 and 16 June 2019.

Call for Papers
For individual papers please submit a one-page cv, a title and an abstract of no more than 200 words.

For panel proposals please provide a panel title and a list of four participants, together with a one-page cv, a title and an abstract of no more than 200 words for each participant.

The deadline for proposals is Monday, 5 November 2018.

These should be submitted to caroline.marley@strath.ac.uk

Contact Info:

Dr. Robert P. Stephens
Associate Professor of History
Virginia Tech
431 Major Williams Hall (0117)
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA  24061
(540) 231-8731

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.

Call for Papers: Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Sciences (SAHMS) and the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry (ECBCNHI)

Call for Papers                

 Joint meeting of the 21st annual meeting of the Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science (SAHMS) and the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry (ECBCNHI)
4th Agnes Dillon Randolph International Nursing History Conference,
at the University of Virginia School of Nursing in Charlottesville, VA, March 13-16, 2019

 Deadline for paper abstracts, panel submissions, and student travel grants is November 2nd, 2018. The Program Committee will notify you as to whether or not your paper is accepted no later than December 12th, 2018.

Submissions for individual papers and panels can be made online at the SAHMS website, at http://www.sahms.net/call-for-papers.html.

SAHMS and ECBCNHI are seeking paper submissions from students (including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and medical and health sciences professional students), professors, medical and legal professionals, and independent scholars with an academic interest in the history of science, medicine, or nursing. The conference will be a joint meeting, with panels organized by subject matter and combining contributions by members of both organizations, rather than each holding its own panels concurrently. There will be a single registration fee for both meetings and all associated events.

We welcome any papers that discuss the history of medicine, nursing, and/or science. This is broadly construed to encompass all fields and subfields historical, literary, anthropological, philosophical, legal, and sociological. This also includes closely related topics, such as issues related to science, medicine, and nursing that involve race, disabilities, sustainability, environment, technology, and gender studies.

Participants may propose individual papers or panels of several papers on a particular theme. Despite the “Southern” component of SAHMS’s organizational name, papers need not pertain to topics of specifically Southern regional interest. Papers concerning all historical periods and national and international areas are welcome. Abstracts are limited to 300 words.

If you are proposing a panel, please provide the title and theme of the panel, and a list of 3 or 4 authors and paper titles related to that topic. Each author will need to individually submit his or her own proposal for their papers within the panel.

All participants and attendees are responsible for their own travel expenses and must pay conference registration costs/meeting fees.

A limited number of student travel awards are available each year. You can apply for a student travel grant at http://www.sahms.net/student-travel-grants.html. Students MUST follow the guidelines to be considered for these travel awards, and applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further information about this meeting or SAHMS in general, please contact the SAHMS President and Program Chair, Adam Davis, at adavis@ccac.edu, or email the organizational inbox at sahmsconference@gmail.com. For further information on the ECBCNHI or local arrangements, please see the conference website, https://www.nursing.virginia.edu/nursing-history/events-cnhi/randolph-sahms-conference-2019/, or email nurs-hxc@virginia.edu.

Calls for Papers: Medical Narratives of Ill Health

CALL FOR PAPERS

Humanities special issue: “Medical Narratives of Ill Health”

The field of literature and medicine has been steadily growing over the past four decades, solidifying itself as a vital component of the medical and health humanities. The intersection of literature and medicine enriches how we view issues of health, disease, and care, particularly in how we value the individual’s narrative of health and ill health to help with diagnosis, treatment, and the relationship between the practitioner and the patient. In an attempt to wade through the difficult terrain of defining disease and health, Kenneth Boyd provides the following medical definitions (adapted from Marshall Marinker’s earlier work): “Disease […] is the pathological process, deviation from a biological norm. Illness is the patient’s experience of ill health, sometimes when no disease can be found. Sickness is the role negotiated with society” (Boyd, 1997). What Boyd reveals about these definitions is that one allows for the individual’s experience of ill health (illness), while the other two rely on others’ perceptions of ill health. Thus, he concludes, a clear definition of disease (and even sickness) is elusive: “to call something a disease is a value judgement, relatively unproblematic in cases when it is widely shared, but more contentious when people disagree about it” (Boyd, 1997). This contentious space has widened during the modern medical era (early nineteenth century to the present day), as medical reliance on technology favors an objective identification of disease. However, literary works, through both personal accounts and fictional scenarios, challenge this singular narrative of disease and ill health provided by the medical community.

For this special issue of Humanities, we seek to explore how literature from the early nineteenth century to the present day engages with and challenges modern medical authority when it comes to understanding disease, illness, and sickness. Papers for this special issue of Humanities should focus on narratives—fictional and/or non-fictional (such as medical realism, science fiction, pathographies, medical reports, etc.)—that explore the contentious space of disagreement between medicine, society, and the individual. Authors might consider topics such as: disease as metaphor; social vs. medical definitions of disease; patient agency and individual experiences of illness; challenges to medical technology’s presumed objectivity; representations of contagion and/or public health—or any other topics that relate to better understanding literary representations of disease, illness, and/or sickness.

Articles should be no more than 8000 words, inclusive of notes. The deadline for submission of articles to the guest editor is January 10, 2019: please email articles directly to Amanda M. Caleb at acaleb@misericordia.edu. The deadline for final drafts is February 28, 2019, with expected puplication in early Summer 2019. Please consult the journal’s webpage for formatting instructions: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/humanities/special_issues/contagion. 

Dr. Amanda Caleb
Guest Editor

Contact Info: Dr. Amanda M. Caleb, Misericordia University
Contact Email: acaleb@misericordia.edu

Calls for Papers: The Impact of Politics on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

THE IMPACT OF POLITICS ON SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS

Volume 27 Number 54, May 2019

Submission deadline 31 October 2018

RHM is compiling a themed issue to be published in May 2019 on the impact of politics on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The purpose of the issue is to assimilate and highlight the consequences of and interconnections between political activities, systems or change on SRHR – whether at global, regional, state, or local levels, and at their intersections, especially in low- and middle-income settings.

The definition of politics is diverse and wide-ranging. Put succinctly by Lasswell in 1936, politics is about ‘who gets what, when and how’1, indicating its close association with power and influence. Politics has many facets. It can be an effective means of expanding evidence-informed action, representation, voice, agency, community engagement, co-operation, and opportunity for progressive change. Perceptions of politics can be negatively and emotionally charged; associated with ideology, dishonesty, self-interest, deceit and the unresponsiveness of institutions. Political activities and their impacts occur at different levels: they may be momentous global events, or they may take place locally, with effects at regional, national or local level. Politics may cause problems, solve them, or both, at the same time. Unintended and unforeseen consequences may result. People and population groups can be differentially affected by political actions in many ways: influencing laws and rights; determining war or peace; defining the distribution of information, wealth and health care; or shaping social cohesion2,3. Political decisions or expressions can have consequences impacting on the lives of individuals, including women and girls, and their ability to exercise and access SRHR. Institutions (such as multilateral organisations or non-government organisations) can also be affected, with changes to funding, established donor mechanisms, programmatic areas and capacity of organizations to engage with SRHR.

We live in a world of constant flux. The quickly changing political contexts of recent years have influenced SRHR discourse, access to rights, funding, services and lived experiences, and will continue to do so. In this call for papers, RHM will accept reviews, research articles, perspectives, commentaries and personal narratives which discuss and highlight positive, negative or mixed impacts of global, regional, national or local politics on SRHR. Submissions which make connections between these different levels will be of interest, for example, how global or regional politics can impact on the national and local. Papers submitted may identify political determinants of SRHR, document different forms of activism or resistance, explore interactions, trace pathways for change, or describe short term, intermediate, long term or ultimate outcomes.

Examples of relevant topics in SRHR related to contemporary political events include:

  • The shift towards right-wing and/or populist politics occurring across many countries and regions
  • The power of the #MeToo social media movement against sexual assault and harassment
  • Reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule prohibiting US funding to foreign organizations that offer abortion services or information
  • Demographic transition in China and its U-turn from a harsh one-child policy, to plans for boosting birth rates
  • The recurrence of widespread violence in Congo, with rape and sexual abuse used to intimidate in a context where lack of public services and transgressions of SRHR committed in the wake of the war in the 1990s remain unaddressed
  • The role of political activism and civil society in Senegal, with documented successes in the control of HIV/AIDS, despite its low-income status as a country
  • The rise in popularity of right wing politics in Costa Rica after the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that gay marriage should be legalised
  • Protests in Iran by women against compulsory covering of their heads in public

The relevance of today’s politics on SRHR is clear, but not always well-documented. In this RHM collection, we aspire to compile and generate a diverse range of perspectives and evidence to inspire debate, inform intervention and effect change that will lead to better lives for people. Politics will determine whose SRHR are protected, when universal health care and respect for rights can be realised, and how it will be achieved.

We would like to remind potential authors of articles that in addition to our regular calls for themed papers, RHM also accepts other papers related to SRHR on an ongoing basis. Some of these may later be brought together or listed as key topics. We accept a wide range of article types, from full research reports to short personal perspectives, letters and book reviews. Please see instructions for authors at: https://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=zrhm20&page=instructions

References

  1. Lasswell H. Politics: Who Gets What, When, How. London, Whittlesey House, 1936.
  2. WHO. Sexual health, human rights and the law. http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/sexual_health/sexual-health-human-rights-law/en/ June 2015.
  3. Miller AM, Gruskin S, Cottingham J, Kismödi E. Sound and Fury ‒ engaging with the politics and the law of sexual rights. Reproductive Health Matters, 2015; 23: 46, 7-15, DOI: 10.1016/j.rhm.2015.11.006
Contact Email: editorial@rhmatters.org

Calls for Papers: Society for the History of Navy Medicine Conference with Army Medical Department Center of History and Heritage

Over 22-25 March 2018, the Army Medical Department Center of History and Heritage and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences along with the Society for the History of Navy Medicine will be co-sponsoring a conference on the medical history of WWI.

It will be hosted at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School in San Antonio, Texas.

Presentations on all facets of naval medicine and healthcare related to the war are welcome, to include: historical understandings of navy medicine as practiced by all participants and in all geographic regions; consideration of the repercussions of the war on the practice of navy medicine; navy medicine in various campaigns; effects on the home fronts; postwar navy medical issues; navy mental health issues; the pandemic influenza; and related topics.  A special call is made for papers tied to gender and navy medicine, especially in the context of navy nurses who served in World War I.

Presentations should be 30 minutes long, and two-paper panels are welcome.  Shorter papers are welcomed as well.

A travel grant award for graduate students who wish to present papers at the conference will be offered.  Encourage graduate students to submit papers.  Any facet of naval medicine will be acceptable.

Those interested in presenting in the context of naval medicine please contact the Executive Director of the Society for the History of Navy Medicine, Dr. Annette Finley-Croswhite, Professor of History, Old Dominion University, acroswhi@odu.edu

THE NEW DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 1, 2017.

Please consider proposing a panel or paper for the upcoming conference in San Antonio.

We want to be present at this important conference in San Antonio, Texas, US

Contact Info: Annette Finley-Croswhite, Ph.D., Executive Director, Society for the History of Navy Medicine, Department of History, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA  23529-0091; Email: acroswhi@odu.edu