Upcoming Meetings and Events Related to the History of Microbiology






Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 

Date:  October 3-4, 2014 

Location:  Institute of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland  

Description:  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. The 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. All participants are welcome - including those from different institutions and different disciplinary backgrounds.

Click Here for Details:  http://www.hopkinshistoryofmedicine.org/content/jasmed-2014





 History of Science Society (HSS) Annual Meeting 

Date:  November 6-9, 2014 

Location:  Chicago, Ilinois  

Description:  The 2014 History of Science Society meeting will be held on November 6-9, 2014 at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel on the Miracle Mile in Chicago, IL. The meeting will be held jointly with the Philosophy of Science Association.

Click Here for Details:  http://www.hssonline.org/Meeting/index.html 


 North American Victorian Studies Association Conference 2014 

Date:  November 13-15, 2014 

Location:  London, Ontario, Canada  

Description:  The conference theme is “Victorian Classes & Classifications.” Victorian Britain belonged to the classifying age. Imperial expansion and new techniques of observation and production confronted Britons with an expanding universe of natural and man-made phenomena.  In response, scientists, writers, artists, and educators sought to articulate some underlying sense of order through ever more complex systems of organization, arrangement, and tabulation. Natural philosophers vastly extended and revised the taxonomies of Linnaeus. Medical professionals developed new diagnostic tools and coined a broad range of new pathologies and diseases. Criminologists gathered biometric data that allowed them to constitute and apprehend criminal types. Literary critics debated the rise of new classes of literature, from the penny dreadful and sensation fiction to the naturalist novel. Librarians set out the protocols for indexing the classes and sub-classes of literature that resulted from the vast outpouring of printed matter. Teachers began to organize their classrooms into distinct groupings of students by age and ability. But with these efforts came, too, a new concern and fascination for that which exceeded classification, the anomalous, the mutation, the hybrid, the monstrous, and class struggle emerged as a theory of history and as a basis for political organization.

Click Here for Details:  http://navsa2014.com/index.html



MARCH 2015


The Golden Anniversary of B Cell Discovery

(joint meeting with the meeting on HIV Vaccines)

Date:  March 22—27, 2015 

Location:  Banff, Alberta, Canada  

Description:  The B cell Keystone Symposia meeting is the premiere venue for B cell biologists and people interested in learning more about B cells. The 2015 meeting is unusually noteworthy, because it marks the golden anniversary of the discovery of B cells by Max Cooper and Robert Good in their classic Nature paper. Accordingly, we will honor the past 50 years of B cell study while focusing on the most up-to-date advances in B cell biology and antibody-meditated immunity. Each topical session will begin with a commentary on the history of the area, followed by presentations of the most current advances. Particular emphasis will be placed on B cell immunopoiesis in germinal centers, on the interaction of B cells with follicular-helper T cells, on antibody-mediated immunity to HIV and influenza, and on plasma and memory B cell biology. With this in mind, the presentation of unpublished data will be strongly encouraged. The goal will be to showcase the latest breakthroughs in B cell biology, antibody technologies, and the potential for B cell/antibody mediated vaccine development.

Click Here for Details: http://www.keystonesymposia.org/15X6 





History of Science Society (HSS) Annual Meeting 

Date:  November 19-22, 2015

Location:  San Francisco, California  

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History of Science Society (HSS) Annual Meeting 

Date:  November 3-6, 2016

Location:  Atlanta, Georgia  

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History of Science Society (HSS) Annual Meeting 

Date:  November 9-12, 2017 

Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada  

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History of Science Society (HSS) Annual Meeting 

Date:  November 1-4, 2018 

Location:  Seattle, Washington  

Click Here for Details:  http://www.hssonline.org/Meeting/index.html