Job Opening at Harvard Divinity School

Dear Colleagues,

I recently received an announcement of the following position.  This is the complete information I have, so please direct all inquiries to the contact address given on the webpage.

“Harvard Divinity School is pleased to announce a junior, tenure-track appointment in Science and Religion recently endowed by Richard T. Watson.  We are currently inviting applications to this position and would welcome your assistance in our search by nominating potential candidates or making known the open position when appropriate.  In keeping with Harvard’s commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action, we are especially interested in learning of qualified minority or women candidates for the position.”

The website is:

Monica H. Green

Professor of History

Arizona State University, Box 874302

Tempe, AZ  85287-4302


Published in: on March 31, 2010 at 7:13 am  Leave a Comment  

Eileen Basker Memorial Prize

Eileen Basker Memorial Prize

The Basker Prize is awarded for a significant contribution to excellence in research on gender and health by scholars from any discipline or nation, for a specific book, article, film or exceptional PhD thesis produced within the preceding three years. Some previous recipients of the Basker Prize include Janelle Taylor (2009), Matt Gutmann and Kathy Davis (2008), Sophie Day (2007), Michele Rivkin-Fish (2006), and João Biehl (2005). Nominations should be sent to Carolyn Sargent (Committee Chair), Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130. For details, visit Deadline: July 1, 2010.

Published in: on March 19, 2010 at 7:20 am  Leave a Comment  

Ms. online women’s health issues


I’m now a guest blogger for Ms. online covering women’s health issues, and I thought I’d let interested authors on this list know. If you have a book that came out recently (or one that can be directly tied to present current events), please query me personally about sending me a copy and press materials. As the mother of two sons under 2, my reading time is limited, so I will only have you send me a book if I can promise I can read it.

But this blog does give me a good excuse to carve out time for important books, and maybe plant a seed for others to cover them also. I know as the author myself that it can be challenging to get mainstream media coverage for a feminist health book.

FYI, here are my first two postings, about the meager state of federal-funding for migraine, and its effect on migraine sufferers (mostly women) on a day-to-day level:

My Headache and I on the Hill

Migraine: the North Korea of Disabilities

All best,

Paula Kamen

(author of Her Way, All in My Head and Finding Iris Chang)  Chicago, IL

PS: I’m also writing one about how GIs coming back from the wars with major migraine problems is spurring new research on the disease. If there are any historians who know about how veterans have influenced research in rehabilitation issues, please email me off list. Thanks!

Published in: on March 18, 2010 at 1:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

National Women’s Health Network

As some of you may know, the National Women’s Health Network serves as the lobbying and health education/organizing arm for feminism and women’s health.  I have decided to stand for a spot on their Board of Directors. Unlike in many organizations, this is actually a competitive election. So I am asking if you think it is appropriate, that you please join (  You will then receive the newsletter in April that has the ballot.  I believe I am the first historian to run for this.  Thanks for any help.
Susan Reverby

Published in: on March 15, 2010 at 7:38 am  Leave a Comment  

Bibliography on Medieval Women, Gender, and Medicine

Dear WHOM colleagues,

Between 1990 and 2004, I published a periodic annotated bibliography in the Medieval Feminist Newsletter/Forum covering books and articles related to medieval women, gender, and medicine.   A revised and expanded cumulative version of that bibliography has now been published and made freely available at  (If the link doesn’t seem to work, try cutting-and-pasting it into a new window on your browser.)

The previously published entries have been merged into a single alphabetical list by author, and some editorial commentary has been updated or modified.  I have added items that were previously overlooked or that date before the original dates covered (back to 1980), and I have added new material published up through 2009.  Besides medieval coverage, I have also included a few items that cross over into the early modern period since they carry forward issues that began in the late Middle Ages.  I have also noted when materials are available gratis on the Internet and (at the end of the list) which items include primary sources.  (English translations are noted when available.)  All told, there are about 375 entries covering literature in all the western European languages.  This bibliography is intended for free use, but please note that the editorial commentary should be properly credited if cited elsewhere.

Let me here express my deepest thanks to Lluís Cifuentes i Comamala, the editor of, not simply for publishing the bibliography but for providing one of the most nimble and useful resources currently available for the study of medieval science and medicine.

Monica Green
Professor of History
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ  85287-4302

Published in: on March 8, 2010 at 12:07 pm  Leave a Comment