CFP: The Future of Medical History

Dear WHOMers,

Those of you involved with the international community of medical historians will want to know this – and also consider submitting abstracts for the proposed conference in July.

The Future of Medical History
15th – 17th July 2010
International Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

The Wellcome Trust and University College London have decided to close the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine and initiate a two year wind down, without a quinquennial peer review. This marks the end of the Centre, and its prior incarnation of the Academic Unit of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine.

The academic staff of the Centre will be hosting a three day international conference on the Future of Medical History, to take place on 15-17 July 2010 at Goodenough College in London. In keeping with the research of the Centre and former Institute, contributions will be welcome on all aspects of medical history. Papers will be limited to 20 minutes each.

Please send an abstract and contact details to Lauren Cracknell ( by 1 June 2010. Due to current circumstances, the Centre will not be able to cover the cost of travel or accommodation.  Further details will be available on the Centre website soon.

Monica Green
Professor of History
4th floor, Coor Hall
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ  85287-4302

Published in: on April 19, 2010 at 8:51 am  Leave a Comment  

CFP: Health Activism in the 20th Century

Call for Papers:

Health Activism in the Twentieth Century: A History of Medicine Symposium at Yale University

October 22-23 2010

The Section for the History of Medicine at Yale University and the Department of History at the University of Manitoba invite scholars to participate in a symposium on health activism in the twentieth century with particular attention to issues of race, gender, sexual orientation and disability.  The symposium will be held at Yale.  Papers are welcomed dealing with this topic in any country.   This small symposium will consist of three moderated panel sessions where the majority of the audience will be presenters.  Potential participants must submit an abstract of 300 words by May 15, 2010.

We especially invite papers focused on:

  • Health workers and patients as political agents
  • Fundraising and models of “charity” in health activism
  • Inequality and discrimination within medical and health-related organizations
  • Ideas that have driven health activism (such as social justice, human rights, fiscal conservatism and “family values”)
  • Comparisons of health-related movements with other social movements, especially their reliance on specialized scientific knowledge.

Papers will be pre-circulated to symposium participants in advance.

Interested scholars should submit the following:
(1) Applicant’s name, institutional affiliation and contact details
(2) A 300 word abstract
(3) A one-page CV
Submissions should be emailed to:

Abstracts are due on May 15, 2010.
Successful applicants will be informed that their paper has been accepted by June 15, 2010.
Completed papers must be submitted by October 1, 2010 so that they can be circulated and read by all symposium participants.

Published in: on April 3, 2010 at 7:44 am  Leave a Comment