Research grant UNC Greensboro

>From: Beth Koelsch BAKOELSC [mailto:bakoelsc@UNCG.EDU]
>Sent: 20 January 2010
>Subject: Research Grant Opportunity at the UNC Greensboro Women
>Veterans Historical Project
>The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro are
>now accepting applications for our annual research grants.  2 grants are
>available for up to $1,000 each.

>More information and application are available at:
>http://library.uncg.edu/depts/archives/news/grant.asp
>The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project (WVHP), established at
>the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in 1998, documents the
>contributions of women in the military and related service organizations since
>World War I….
>The WVHP primarily focuses on the twentieth century, with materials
>pertaining to World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War,
>and Desert Storm… related service organizations
>such as the Red Cross and special services and civilians in service.
>It contains more than 450 individual collections including almost
>300 oral histories.
>http://library.uncg.edu/dp/wv/
>
>Beth Koelsch

Published in: on January 21, 2010 at 1:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

Two Other New Books

My book, Juana Briones of 19th Century California, explains her
importance both as a nurse and a doctor. Whenever people of her time
visited her home and wrote about it, they mentioned her caring for
sick people there. She also was famous as a curandera, using herbal
medicine and treatments that she learned both from Indians and from
her mother and other relatives. This kind of history is important to
explain women in medicine. She was illiterate, and a recent article
about a man who opened the first medical practice in San Francisco,
credited with founding the first hospital, was illiterate. I did
research on folk medicine for the book, and think it is valuable in
understanding the role of women before they were admitted to medical
schools and women throughout time as healer.  University of Arizona
Press, 2008.  Jeanne Farr McDonnell

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Dear WHOMers,

I might as well announce my new book too, even though I’m a few months behind. . . It’s called Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009).
The book looks at the medical management of intersex (atypical sex development) from the colonial period to the present.  It’s ridiculously expensive, but if anyone is interested in a 25% off coupon, just email me, and I’ll gladly send you one.    Best, Lizzie
Elizabeth Reis
Associate Professor
Women’s and Gender Studies
1298 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
541-346-5904
Published in: on January 11, 2010 at 7:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

Book announcement: Get Me Out

To WHOMers: I thought it was such a great idea when Lara Freidenfelds
announced her book The Modern Period (amazing research, just got it),
that I thought I’d do the same. My book, Get Me Out: A History of
Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank (Norton) is out
today, available online at amazon and at bookstores.
Enjoy the read.
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD

http://www.randihutterepstein.com

Published in: on January 11, 2010 at 3:39 pm  Leave a Comment  

Travel grant: Yale University

Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Grant, 2010

Historical Library

Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

Yale University

The Historical Library of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University is pleased to announce its third annual research travel grant for use of the Historical Library. The award honors Ferenc A. Gyorgyey, Historical Librarian emeritus.

The Historical Library holds one of the country’s largest collections of rare medical books, journals, prints, photographs, and pamphlets. It was founded in 1941 by the donations of the extensive collections of Harvey Cushing, John F. Fulton, and Arnold C. Klebs.  Special strengths are the works of Hippocrates, Galen, Vesalius, Boyle, Harvey, Culpeper, Haller, Priestley, and S. Weir Mitchell, and works on anesthesia, and on inoculation and vaccination for smallpox. The Library owns over fifty medieval and renaissance manuscripts, Arabic and Persian manuscripts, and over 300 medical incunabula.  The notable Clements C. Fry Collection of Prints and Drawings has over 2,500 fine prints, drawings, and posters from the 15th century to the present on medical subjects.  Although the Historical Library does not house the official archives of the Medical School, it does own a number of manuscript collections, most notably the Peter Parker Collection, papers of Harvey Cushing, and the John Fulton diaries and notebooks.  The Historical Library website is http://www.med.yale.edu/library/historical/

The travel grant is available to historians, medical practitioners, and other researchers who wish to use the collections of the Historical Library.  There is a single award of up to $1500 for one week of research during the academic fiscal year 2010-2011 (July1-June 30).  Funds may be used for transportation, housing, food, and photographic reproductions. The award is limited to residents of the United States and Canada.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a description of the project including the relevance of the collections of the Historical Library to the project, and two references attesting to the particular project.   Preference will be given to applicants beyond commuting distance to the Historical Library.  This award is not intended for primary use of special collections in other libraries at Yale.  An application form can be found at http://www.med.yale.edu/library/historical/travelaward.html.  Applications are due by March 19, 2010.  They will be considered by a committee and the candidates will be informed by May 14, 2010.

Ferenc A. Gyorgyey, born in Hungary, emigrated to the United States at the time of the Hungarian Revolution.  He received his library degree at Southern Connecticut State University in 1961 and a master’s degree in history from Yale in 1967.  Hired by Madeline Stanton as a cataloger in the Historical Library in 1962, he was named Historical Librarian when Miss Stanton retired in 1968.  Known for his graciousness, devotion to patrons, a thorough knowledge of the collection, and a remarkable sense of humor, he held this position for 26 years until his retirement in 1994.

Requests for further information should be sent to:

Toby Anita Appel, John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History

Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

Yale University

P.O. Box 208014

New Haven, CT 06520-8014

Telephone: (203) 785-4354

Fax: (203) 785-5636

E-mail: toby.appel@yale.edu

Published in: on January 11, 2010 at 12:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

Awards: History of Nursing

The American Association for the  History of Nursing submissions for the following awards..

Lavinia L. Dock Award  for Exemplary Historical Research and Writing: The purpose of the Lavinia L. Dock Award is to recognize outstanding research and writing produced by an experienced scholar in nursing history who submits a book. Scholars are encouraged to submit published books (4 copies) based on original historical research related to the history of nursing. The book must be in English, and must have been written within the last three (3) years. One submission per author, please. Selection criteria for the award are based on the rigor of the historical research and the quality of the writing demonstrated. Submissions are not returned.

Mary Adelaide Nutting Award for Exemplary Historical Research and Writing: The purpose of the Mary Adelaide Nutting Award is to recognize outstanding research and writing produced by an experienced scholar in nursing history who submits, most often, a post-doctoral research manuscript or article. Manuscripts and articles by pre-doctoral students should be submitted to the Christy Award. Scholars are encouraged to submit manuscripts (4 copies) based on original historical research related to the history of nursing. Manuscripts may represent published or unpublished research, must be in English, and must have been written within the last three (3) years. One submission per author, please. Selection criteria for the award are based on the rigor of the historical research and the quality of the writing demonstrated in the manuscript. Submissions are not returned.

Teresa E. Christy Award for Exemplary Historical Research and Writing: The purpose of the Teresa E. Christy Award is to encourage new nursing history investigators, and to recognize excellence of historical research and writing done while the researcher was in a student status. The Christy Award is given for doctoral work and submissions usually are dissertations. (Revised dissertations which result in published books generally are submitted for the Lavinia Dock Award). New scholars are encouraged to submit manuscripts (4 copies) based on original historical research related to the history of nursing. The submission must be accompanied by a letter describing the nature of student activity represented by the work. Manuscripts may represent published or unpublished research, must be in English, must be bound, and must have been completed within the last three (3) years. One submission per author, please. Selection criteria for the award will be based on the rigor of the historical research and the quality of writing

The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2010.

All submissions for the Dock Award should be sent to: AAHN, Attn: Dock Award,
10200 W. 44th Avenue, Suite 304, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

All submissions for the Nutting and Christy Awards should be sent to: Prof. Rima D. Apple, 2013 Madison Street, Madison, WI  53711

Published in: on January 8, 2010 at 1:54 pm  Comments (1)  
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