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Disease, Disability and Medicine in Medieval Europe
United Kingdom
12/06/2014

Disease, Disability and Medicine in Medieval Europe

6 - 7  December 2014 The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Pre-conference postgraduate workshop 5 December 2014

The conference will be preceded by a Graduate Workshop on medieval disability, free for all postgraduate students with an interest in disability studies.

Academic, Historian, Social Scientist
Medical Training, Student Experience and the Transmission of Knowledge, c. 1800-2014: New Foundations and Global Perspective
Ireland
10/17/2014

Medical Training, Student Experience and the Transmission of Knowledge, c. 1800-2014: New Foundations and Global Perspective

17 and 18 October 2014 Dublin, Ireland

A symposium entitled ‘Medical Training, Student Experience and the Transmission of Knowledge, c. 1800-2014: New Foundations and Global Perspectives, will be held in the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, University College Dublin, on 17 and 18 October 2014. This two-day symposium will examine the theme of medical training and education, broadly conceived, (and incorporating allied medical and scientific specialisms), with the overall aspiration of broadening our understanding of the changing experiences of students and those undergoing medico-scientific training in a variety of institutional and international settings in the modern period. The keynote speaker will be John Harley Warner of Yale University.

Given recent concern about standards of medical education and training, the symposium is timely. For example, in 2009, the HPAT (Health Professions Admissions Test) was introduced to Irish medical schools. This multiple-choice test measures candidates' emotional skills, in an attempt to ensure that candidates for medical schools possess high degrees of empathy.

The conference will provide historical context to such changes, assessing how ideas about what makes a ‘good’ medical student/doctor have changed over time. Related to this, participants will assess how medical education has adjusted over time to cater to the changing relationship between doctor and patient, as well as addressing the changing representations/behaviour of students. Historians of medicine have shown how medical student experience can vary widely and how educational experiences have been significantly shaped by national contexts. The conference aims to explore this idea through an examination of education and training in a range of environments. Participants will explore the history of medical training through an evaluation of how medical knowledge and the hallmarks of professional identity have been transmitted to students over time as well as looking at the development of tools of training, curriculum and pedagogy. Other aspects of medical student life and culture such as student involvement in sports clubs, student societies and other social activities will also be explored.

The conference hopes to bring together historians of medicine, science and education as well as researchers working in related fields in the humanities, social sciences and medicine.

The conference is funded by the generous support of the Irish Research Council’s New Foundations Scheme.

Academic, Anatomist, Historian, Medical Faculty Member, Social Scientist
Vesalius Continuum Conference
Greece
09/04/2014

Vesalius Continuum Conference

Commemorating the 500th anniversary of Andreas Vesalius

4-8 Sept 2014 Zakynthos, Greece

Andreas Vesalius 1514 – 1564

In September 2014, under the auspices of The Municipality of Zakynthos and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Athens, the Ionian Island will host a number of events commemorating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Andreas Vesalius in Brussels. The Flemish physician, later universally referred to as the father of modern human anatomy, died on Zakynthos, Greece, in 1564 which will be exactly 450 years ago in 2014.

His legacy as an anatomist and European humanist has already survived almost half a millennium of natural, political and economic obstacles. He is the living proof that the arts and sciences can and will help us surmount current and future hurdles. In September 2014 we will hold an ambitious international conference on Art and Science with Vesalius in a main role. There will be an exhibition of contemporary medical art that is  juxtaposed with a display of historical artifacts and medical illustrations. There will also be a concert of sixteenth century music organized by the Belgian Embassy, and it is amusing to reflect that Vesalius, the physician of emperors must have known or perhaps even heard these very tunes.

Academic, Anatomist, Historian, Social Scientist
American Academy of the History of Dentistry 63rd Annual Meeting
United States
South Carolina
10/11/2014

American Academy of the History of Dentistry 63rd Annual Meeting

October 9-11, 2014 Columbia, South Carolina

Allied Health Professional, Dentist, Historian, Social Scientist
9th Deaf History International Conference
United Kingdom
07/14/2015

9th Deaf History International Conference

July 14-18, 2015 Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

The 9th Deaf History International Conference will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland on Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 July 2015.

Theme

The Conference theme is Deaf Sporting Heritage.  Over the years, deaf people cherished through sports from grass-roots to elite levels.  The Conference gives everyone the opportunity to have an insight of how important and influential sports have been for deaf people.

Academic, Historian, Social Scientist
The Anatomy of Un/Reason: The Birth of Mental Illness and its Fate in Postmodern Culture
Poland
10/10/2014

The Anatomy of Un/Reason: The Birth of Mental Illness and its Fate in Postmodern Culture

October 10-11, 2014 Kraków, Poland

We wish to invite you to attend the International Interdisciplinary Symposium The Anatomy of Un/Reason : The Birth of Mental Illness and its Fate in Postmodern Culture, during which we would like to discuss the aforementioned topics. Our aim is to exchange thoughts on the phenomenon of madness in modern and postmodern times. The Symposium is planned as an interdisciplinary project; one which shall outline the contexts as widely as possible. Hence, next to representatives of literary and cultural studies, we would like to invite scholars of various other backgrounds as well, including psychology, psychiatry, sociology, and religious studies. We intend to look into different texts of culture which make mental illness their subject, and to analyse the works of authors afflicted with particular mental disorders.

Academic, Clinical Psychologist, Historian, Physician, Physician Researcher, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Social Scientist
Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine
United States
Maryland
10/03/2014

Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine

October 3-4, 2014 Institute of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland

The Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine (JASMed) is an annual gathering of early career historians of medicine and public health, coordinated by graduate students.

Founded in 2002 by Prof. Harry Marks with students from Hopkins, Yale and Harvard, the first JASMed conference was held at Hopkins in 2003. Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Rutgers and Columbia also have hosted JASMed conferences over the past twelve years. Our mission is to foster a collegial intellectual community and to provide a forum for sharing and critiquing graduate research among peers.

This year's conference is being coordinated by graduate students in the Johns Hopkins History of Medicine Department. We welcome all participants and hope to expand our conversations to include participants from more institutions and different disciplinary backgrounds!

If you have any questions please contact this year's Chair, Kirsten Moore, via the conference email: jasmed2014@gmail.com.

Graduate Student, Junior Investigator, Junior Researcher, Junior Scientist, New Investigator, New Researcher, Young Investigator, Young Scientist
‘Between Medical Collections and Their Audiences’ – European Association of Museums of the History of Medical Sciences Congress, London 2014
United Kingdom
09/04/2014

‘Between Medical Collections and Their Audiences’ – European Association of Museums of the History of Medical Sciences Congress, London 2014

EAMHMS Congress, London, United Kingdom September 4th – 6th 2014

Science Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Wellcome Collection
The European Association of Museums of the History of Medical Sciences Congress biennial meeting will be held in London, September 4th – 6th 2014, jointly hosted between the Science Museum, the Royal College of Surgeons (Hunterian Museum) & the Wellcome Collection.

The theme for the 2014 Congress is ‘Between medical collections and their audiences’.

After a thrilling conference of the European Association of Museums of the History of Medical Sciences (EAMHMS) hosted by the Charite, Berlin 2012, we would like to invite the members of the association, as well as interested scholars and curators from the community of medical history collections and museums to participate in the next meeting of the organisation – London 2014.

EAMHMS is an active global network of curators, scholars & stakeholders with an interest in medical collections. The biennial Congress is a great opportunity to present research within a vibrant forum of debate and discussion, and promotes international exchange and collaboration amongst medical history museums. The Association, although nominally European, today attracts participation from around the world and is thus the leading international body of medical museums and collections.

The 2014 Congress will focus on medical collections and audiences – looking at how medical heritage is used to intrigue, problematise, teach, and stimulate interaction and reflection about medicine of the past and of today. Who engages with our collections and which new audiences are we innovating ways to engage with? Our visitors are not passive spectators, but rather participants in the creating of and telling of stories about medical heritage – so what does that mean for the future of curating medical collections & displays?

We’re looking forward to a thrilling conference! See you in London 2014.

Academic, Historian, Social Scientist
28th European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care
Hungary
08/27/2014

28th European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care

27 – 30 August, 2014 Debrecen, Hungary

"Bioethics and Biopolitics"

This conference will organised by the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (ESPMH) and the Department of Behavioural Sciences, University of Debrecen, Hungary.

The term “bio-politics” is either used as a philosophical or sociological term referring to the works of Negri, Agamben, Rose, or Foucault, who focused on the contemporary style of governing
populations through bio-power, or as an umbrella concept referring to public policies regarding applications of biotechnology and the life sciences. Both usages suggest, that bio-politics is a central concept for modern societies. At the same time bioethics has become increasingly interdisciplinary and ever more politicized. Bioethical issues figure in presidential campaigns and parliamentary elections. Bioethicists are advisors for governments and frame recommendations for public policies. Bioethics and bio-politics have become deeply interwoven activities.

If bioethics and bio-politics are highly interwoven, then how should we understand their relationship? Does politics corrupt bioethics? How does bioethics affect policy-making? How has bioethics been affected by its role in policy-making?

Academic, Ethicist, Historian, Philosopher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Social Scientist
American Association for the History of Nursing Thirty-First Annual History of Nursing Conference
United States
Connecticut
09/18/2014

American Association for the History of Nursing Thirty-First Annual History of Nursing Conference

September 18-21, 2014 Storrs and Hartford, Connecticut

The American Association for the History of Nursing and the University of Connecticut's School of Nursing, are co-sponsoring the Association's thirty-first annual conference to be held in Hartford and Storrs, CT. The conference provides a forum for researchers interested in sharing new research that addresses events, issues, and topics in any area of nursing and health care history broadly construed to encompass the history of nursing, global nursing history, nursing practice, health care institutions, caring, illness, healing work and public health.

Academic, Historian, Nurse Researcher, Social Scientist