European Association for the History of Medicine and Health--Risk and Disaster in Medicine and Health
Date: September 4-7, 2013
Location: Lisbon, Portugal.
Description: Risks and disasters have always been central issues in health and medicine. They illuminate the interfaces between science, medicine, environment, economy, society, culture and politics. Responses to preventive measures have often reflected tensions between the perceived wider social and economic benefits of interventions and the short-term costs imposed on individuals, specific social groups or society at large. One issue raised by such tensions has been whether individual freedom is deemed less important than the health of the community. Threats of epidemics have provoked local, national and international agencies to adopt drastic measures, consciously balancing the risk of disease against the economic risks posed by the disruption of trade or the implementation of expensive sanitary or environmental-protection measures whose cost-effectiveness was difficult to foresee. The strategies developed to cope with risk and disaster form the core of public health and medical philosophy, ranging from quarantines and vaccinations to screening programmes and high-tech medical monitoring. Yet there are distinct national and chronological differences in definitions, perceptions and representation of risks and dangers. They also vary according to the decision makers and broader publics: governments, medical professionals and other agencies, and different social classes, ethnic and gender groups. The Lisbon Conference will have special sessions on the ‘History of Medicine on Display’, covering museology and the history of medicine and health as well as other practices of displaying the history of medicine to the public.
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Victorian Body Parts
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Location: St Bartholomew’s Pathology Museum, Clerkenwell, United Kingdom
Description: This conference seeks to explore, develop and enrich perspectives on the numerous and varied ways in which the Victorians approached their anatomy, bringing together postgraduate, early career and established researchers to consider why body parts provided such an urgent and stimulating focus within the nineteenth-century cultural imagination.
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Ethics and Aesthetics of Epidemiological Photography
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Location: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Description: This one day conference seeks to bring photographers with experience in covering infectious disease outbreaks together with medical historians, anthropologists and public health experts in order to engage in a dialogue regarding the past, present and future of epidemiological photography.
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American Association for the History of Nursing Thirtieth Annual History of Nursing Conference
Date: September 26-29, 2013
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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American Academy of the History of Dentistry 62nd Annual Meeting
Date: October 18 & 19, 2013
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Theme: "Dentistry at a Crossroads: Divining the Future from the Past"
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International Health Organisations (IHOs) and the History of Health and Medicine c. 1870-2012
Date: October 18-20, 2013
Location: Shanghai, China
Description: Recent studies of institutions as varied as the League of Nations Health Committee, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Medical Missionary Society have drawn attention to the multiple roles played by international organisations since the nineteenth-century in the fields of healthcare and medicine. Most obviously they have played important parts in addressing particular health crises and emergencies, by providing medical expertise, drugs and medicines, and more general aid. Longer term impacts, however, have included the establishment of lasting healthcare infrastructures, the dissemination of new ideas about health and medicine, and the emergence of major bodies that transcend national political, economic and professional interests. However, from the refusal of the East India Company to sanction medical missionary activity in the eighteenth-century, to the recent ban on the WHO by al-Shabaab in Somalia, such international organisations have often faced opposition and hostility. While there are a number of studies of particular institutions and movements, the IHO has rarely been viewed as a distinct phenomenon in the history of health and medicine in the modern period. This conference seeks to address this by bringing together historians and those from related disciplines with relevant research interests. It aims to examine fresh insights into particular periods, organisations and case studies, but also to explore the potential of comparative perspectives, and of teasing IHOs out of the wider history of health and medicine in modernity.
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Science, Imagination, and the Illustration of Knowledge - 4th International Illustration Symposium, organised by Illustration Research, in collaboration with University of Oxford Museums and Collections
Date: November 7-8, 2013
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Description: The Science, Imagination and the Illustration of Knowledge symposium will consider the contemporary and historical role of illustration in relation to the collection, processing, understanding, and organisation of knowledge and associated questions of epistemology and pedagogy. The symposium is organised by Illustration Research in collaboration with the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, the Pitt Rivers Museum, and the Museum of the History of Science and these world famous collections will provide an important context for the exploration of these issues alongside presentations from curators.
History of Science Society 2013 Annual Meeting
Date: November 21-24, 2013
Location: Boston, MA
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2014 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine
Date: May 8-11, 2014
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Society for the Social History of Medicine 2014 Conference - "Disease, Health and the State"
Date: July 10-12, 2014
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Description: The conference will explore the relationships between health, disease, and the state. Responses to disease and concerns about health contributed to the development of the state, yet disease and medicine have also challenged and disrupted state authority. The biennial conference is not exclusive in terms of its theme, and reflects the broad diversity of the discipline of the social history of medicine.
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Quarantine: History, Heritage, Place
Date: August 14-16, 2014
Location: The Quarantine Station, Sydney, Australia
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