CFP: Gender Studies of Science


The Max Planck Institute’for the History of Science’s Workshop on Gender Studies of Science will host a conference next June that should invigorate and enlarge our work on women and gender studies. It has the evocative title Using and Producing Science Beyond the Academy. This meeting grew out of a small group discussion last year that discussed possible new avenues, practical and theoretical, where research on women and gender in science, technology, and medicine might be directed in the near future. Please consider the attached call for papers. If you or someone you know might make a contribution, please plan to submit a proposal and encourage others to do so.

Jennifer Gunn

Jennifer Gunn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Acting Director
Program in the History of Medicine
University of Minnesota
MMC 506
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612.625.7938 (FAX)

Published in: on October 26, 2009 at 7:19 am  Leave a Comment  

Book Announcement: Make Room for Daddy

leavitt_makeHi all,I just wanted to make sure everyone knew my book is out and available at Amazon and directly from University of North Carolina Press:

Make Room for Daddy: The Journey from Waiting Room to Birthing Room.

Thanks for your interest and support!

Judith W. Leavitt
Rupple Bascom and Ruth Bleier Professor
of Medical History, History of Science, and Gender and Women’s Studies
University of Wisconsin
1300 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 263-4560

Published in: on October 7, 2009 at 11:01 am  Leave a Comment  

Book announcement: Examing Tuskegee by Susan Reverby

I just wanted to let you know that although the official due date is November 1, my book is now listed as available on Amazon. The final title is Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and its Legacy (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009). Thank you to all of you who have traveled with me on this journey and been my support over these many years. Susan

Published in: on October 5, 2009 at 7:17 am  Comments (1)  

Query: Sanitation reform and public health

Any suggestions for secondary works on sanitation reform or public
health in western cities, or available primary sources (we could just
say, west of the Mississippi?), would be helpful. This is a very strong
senior history major, but we are talking about a one-semester, sitting in Walla Walla, WA, undergraduate sort of project — no archive trips possible.

Many thanks!


Published in: on October 1, 2009 at 11:02 am  Comments (1)