Appel à contribution – Body and Mind in the History of Medicine and Health

Appel à contribution – Body and Mind in the History of Medicine and Health

European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH)

2011 Biennial Conference

Utrecht, The Netherlands

1-4 September 2011

Co-organized by the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of Sciences and the Humanities and by the University Medical Centre Utrecht.

Keynote speakers: Floris Cohen, Jacalyn Duffin, Annemaire Mol and Roger Smith

Deadline for proposals: 1 December 2010

The EAHMH welcomes submissions for its biennial meeting, to be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands from 1-4 September 2011.  In the city whose name is closely linked to Rene Descartes, the Association welcomes abstracts on the general theme ‘Body and Mind in the History of Medicine and Health’.

This theme encompasses research in any area where body and mind (and their interaction) were pivotal subjects in the creation of concepts, practices and institutions in the lived experience of health and disease, but papers on any history of medicine topic will be considered.  Papers addressing recent debates concerning historiography and/or methodology are especially welcomed.  Papers dealing with the teaching of medical history in a concrete way, as well as incorporating personal experiences, are also invited.  It is hoped that a special session may be organized on the teaching of medical history.  Submissions relating to all historical periods and all regions are welcome, as are submissions from non-members.

Abstracts should not exceed one page and should include information concerning the scientific question examined, the sources and approach used and the (preliminary) results.  Abstracts should contain a title and the speaker’s contact information (name, affiliation, address and email address).  In addition to single paper proposals, proposals for sessions including three or four papers are also invited.  All papers in pre-arranged sessions will be judged according to their individual merits.

The Scientific Board of the EAHMH reserves the right to rearrange sessions in the light of proposals received.  Individual paper presentations will be limited to 20 minutes, allowing for 10 minutes of discussion.  Please submit all proposals for papers and sessions to no later than 1 December 2010.

For further information, please see our website,


The EAHMH is offering an award of EUR 500 for the best paper presented at the Utrecht conference by a PhD student The EAHMH is offering an award of EUR 3000 for the best medical history monograph published in the four years preceding the Utrecht conference.

For further details of the awards, please visit our website,

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