The AAHM Travel Grants Committee is now accepting applications from eligible 2016 accepted program participants for travel grants. The deadline for submitting an application is February 1, 2016. For more information see the Travel Grants page. Eligible program participants may apply for a travel grant online.
Do you like to talk to the media about the history of medicine?
Do you like to help independent investigators discover research materials related to our discipline?
Do you like speaking to the general public about our specialized field of history?
If so, AAHM wants you! AAHM has established a speakers’ bureau to connect our members with those interested in our special expertise in the history of medicine. Please consider signing up today and sharing your expertise with us. Sign up by completing this form. Only names, contact information, and publication lists will be shared with those asking for a history of medicine specialist. The AAHM speakers’ bureau list will not be posted online, distributed in blast emails, or circulated on listservs.
New Pedagogy Section in the Bulletin/Call for Syllabi
The Bulletin of the History of Medicine will be adding a three-part focus on pedagogy beginning with its 2016 volume. The spring issue will introduce a new journal section covering topics related to teaching in the history of medicine today. Along with the print section, the journal will debut a pedagogy blog, a more immediate and informal place for the history of medicine teaching community to share what has worked in their diverse classrooms. In addition, the Bulletin will be maintaining a syllabus archive, similar to the one previously hosted by the NLM. Interested contributors to the pedagogy section, blog, or syllabus archive should contact the Bulletin’s editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send all syllabi as PDF files.
The chair of the 2015-2016 Welch Medal Committee Mariola Espinosa welcomes suggestions of books to consider for the 2016 William H. Welch Medal. Considering nominating a book. Publishers nominating a book must send a copy to each member of the committee. For additional information see the William H. Welch Medal Award
To nominate a book and to obtain mailing addresses of all committee members, contact:
University of Iowa
280 Schaeffer Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1409
Deadline for nominations: 19 October 2015.
The American Association for the History of Medicine honored the following individuals at its award ceremony and 90th anniversary celebration on May 2, 2015 at the Commons on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT:
Osler Medal: Julia Cockey Cromwell, (Johns Hopkins University),“Viral Knowledge: Autopsy and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic”
Honorable Mention: John Thomas Stroh, (University of Kansas School of Medicine, Class of 2014 and resident at the Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC) “The English Reformation and the Birth of London’s Royal Hospitals”
Shryock Medal: Marissa Mika, (University of Pennsylvania),“Surviving Experiments: Burkitt’s Lymphoma Research in Idi Amin’s Uganda”
Honorable Mention:Cara Kiernan Fallon, (Harvard University),“Husbands’ Hearts and Women’s Health: Gender and Heart Disease in Twentieth-Century America”
J. Worth Estes Prize: Hoi-eun Kim, “Cure for Empire: The ‘Conuer-Russia-Pill,’ Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, and the Making of Patriotic Japanese, 1904-45,” Medical History 57 (2013): 249-68
Pressman-Burroughs Wellcome: Deborah Blythe Doroshow, Yale University, for her project, “Emotionally Disturbed: The Care and Abandonment of America’s Troubled Children”
George Rosen Prize: Margaret Humphreys for her book, Marrow of Tragedy: The Health Crisis of the American Civil War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013)
Welch Medal: Leslie J. Reagan for her book Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America (University of California Press, 2010)
Genevieve Miller Lifetime Achievement Award: Caroline Hannaway
The Garrison Lecturer for 2016: Susan E. Lederer, Robert Turell Professor of Medical History and Bioethics and Chair of the Department of Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin
Nominate a distinguished member of the Association for the Genevieve Miller Lifetime Achievement Award. To learn more about it go to: http://www.histmed.org/about/awards/lifetime-achievement-award
Please congratulate the following AAHM members on being named American Council of Learned Societies fellows in 2014:
Adria L. Imada / Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship
Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies, University of
California, San Diego
Capturing Leprosy: The Medical Gaze in America’s Tropical Empire
Bradley Matthys Moore / ACLS Public Fellows Program
Research and Partnerships Manager, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
Alicia Puglionesi / Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Doctoral Candidate, History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
The Astonishment of Experience: Americans and Psychical Research, 1885-1935
The William H. Welch Medal is awarded to one or more authors of a book (excluding edited volumes) of outstanding scholarly merit in the field of medical history published during the five calendar years preceding the award. Hence, books published during 2009–2013 inclusively will be eligible for the Medal to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine, in New Haven, CT, 30 April-3 May, 2015.
The award is named in honor of a major American figure in the history of medicine and public health, who was also one of the first faculty members at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Medal was first presented in 1950 to Henry Sigerist. A list of subsequently awarded authors and their scholarship can be found at: http://www.histmed.org/about/awards/welch-medal/welch-medal-winners. The chair of the 2013-2014 Welch Medal Committee, Susan Lederer welcomes suggestions of books to consider for the award. Publishers nominating a book must send a copy to each member of the committee.
To nominate a book and to obtain mailing addresses of all committee members, contact via phone or e-mail:
Susan E. Lederer, Ph.D.
Robert Turell Professor of Medical History and Bioethics
Dept. of Medical History and Bioethics
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
1300 University Ave. MSC 1420
Madison, WI 53706
Deadline for nominations: 29 October 2014
Previously nominated eligible books must be re-nominated; they will not be considered automatically.
The American Association for the History of Medicine invites abstracts for papers in any area of medical history for its 88th annual meeting, to be held in New Haven,
Connecticut, 30 April to 3 May 2015. The Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of the history of health and healing, pertaining
to any eras or region of the world. Presentations are limited to 20 minutes, and must represent original work not already published or in press. In addition to single-paper proposals, the Program Committee co-chairs, Ann Carmichael and Stephen Inrig, encourage proposals for creatively-structured panels in any sub-field of the history of medicine.
The deadline for submission is September 26, 2014. For details, please consult the full call for papers: < http://histmed.org/cfp2015 >
Join us in congratulating the 2014 AAHM award winners. Medals and prizes were presented at the Association’s awards banquet held on May 10, 2014 during the 87th annual meeting in Chicago Illinois
William Osler Medal: Radu Dudas, Johns Hopkins University
Osler Essay Contest Honorable Mention: Charlotte Weisberg, Thomas Jefferson University
Richard H. Shryock Medal: Mary Augusta Brazelton, Yale University
Garrison Lecturer for 2015: David
Rosner, Columbia University
J. Worth Estes Prize: Cynthia Connolly, Janet Golden, and Benjamin Schneider
Pressman-Burroughs Wellcome: Claire
Edington, Harvard University
William H. Welch Medal: Julie Livingston, Rutgers University
Lifetime Achievement Award: John C. Burnham, Ohio State University
Congratulations to all