CFP PostGraduate Social History of Medicine Conference Shanghai

CFP. SOCIETY FOR THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF MEDICINE POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE 2017

In cooperation with the University of Strathclyde and Shanghai University
Funded by the Wellcome Trust

Health Histories: The Next Generation
October 12-13, 2017
Shanghai University, China

https://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/schoolofhumanities/history/healthhistoriesthenextgeneration/

The Society for the Social History of Medicine periodically hosts an international conference for postgraduate students. The 2017 conference committee welcomes papers on any topic within the discipline of the social history of medicine and particularly encourage proposals for papers and panels that critically examine or challenge some aspect of the history of medicine and health. We welcome a range of methodological approaches, geographical regions, and time periods.

Proposals should be based on new research from postgraduate students currently registered in a University programme. Paper submissions should include a 250-word abstract, including five key words and a short (1-page) CV. Panel submissions should feature three papers (each with a 250-word abstract, including five key words, and a short CV), a chair, and a 100-word panel abstract.

For postgraduate students not currently funded through an existing fellowship or grant, funding is available to cover the costs associated with visas, travel, and accommodation in Shanghai. Upon confirmation of an accepted abstract, each postgraduate student is required to apply for a visa to travel to China. For more information about visas, please see https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china/entry-requirements.

All postgraduate delegates must register (or already be registered) as members of the Society for the Social History of Medicine. For more information about SSHM student membership, please see http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/sochis/access_purchase/price_list.html.

To propose an abstract, please visit:
https://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/schoolofhumanities/history/healthhistoriesthenextgeneration/abstractsubmission/

To propose a panel, please visit:
https://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/schoolofhumanities/history/healthhistoriesthenextgeneration/panelsubmission/

Submissions and queries should be sent to Mrs Caroline Marley: cshhh-admin@strath.ac.uk.

Conference Organizers:
Dr Stephen Mawdsley, University of Strathclyde
Professor Yong-an Zhang, Shanghai University

Abstract Deadline: 10 March 2017

 

For more information see: sshm.org

Buying and selling medical books in early modern Ireland

 

The Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series returns on Thursday, 2 February 5pm, Room K114, School of History, UCD with:

Buying and selling medical books in early modern Ireland

a talk by Dr Elizabethanne Boran (Trinity College Dublin/Edward Worth Library)

Book Launch History of Psychiatry in Ireland

The Book-launch of Dr Brendan Kelly’s Hearing Voices: The History of Psychiatry in Ireland (Irish Academic Press) is to take place on 23 November, 6 pm at O’Connell House, 58 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

Please RSVP via info@iap.ie with subject line ‘Book Launch RSVP – Hearing Voices’

historybooklaunch

 

 

2016 HSTM Network + Celsius Conference 11-12 November

The conference will take place on the St Patrick’s Campus (formerly St Patrick’s College) of Dublin City University. Registration will be at the entrance near reception.

If you wish to attend you are kindly requested to register in advance via Eventbrite.

FRIDAY 11th Nov
 9-10am: registration (reception area, St Patrick’s Campus)
10am-11am: Session 1

Session 1, Soviet Science, Room E306
Chair: Maria Falina
Konstantin Kiprijanov, ‘Chaos and beauty in a beaker.  The early history of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction’
Elena Sinelnikova, ‘Scientific societies vs. research institutes in the first decade of Soviet power’ 

11am-11:30am: TEA (outside E306)

11:30-1:30 pm: Session 2

Session 2A, State science, Room E306 Session 2B, Definitions and their impacts in medicine, Room FG10
Chair: Brian Trench Chair: Padraig Murphy
Veronica McDermott, ‘The evolution of natural science policy in Ireland: a “small state” story’ Maëlle Duchemin-Pelletier, ‘Still birth is still death’
Ágota Ábrán, ‘Growing plant medicines in the socialist ruins of Romania’ David Kilgannon, ‘”One class of people who have been neglected”: legislating for the disabled in Ireland, 1948-57’
Adrian James Kirwan, ‘The role of telegraphy in the governance and administration of Ireland, c. 1850-1890’ Harry Quinn Schone, ‘Testing Hacking’s looping effect through discussion with fibromyalgia patients’
Rory Mawhinney, ‘From Port to Plantation: the geographies of the 1919 British Eclipse Expeditions’ Sira Grosso, ‘What is reasonable and what can be proved as reasonable in the realm of medical malpractice claims’

1:30pm-2.30pm: LUNCH (Canteen)

FRIDAY CONT’D

2.30-4pm Session 3

Session 3A, Science fictions, science futures, Room E306 Session 3B, Interactions between psychiatry and general medicine, Room FG10
Chair: Peter Bowler Chair: Fiachra Byrne
Sam Robinson, ‘New Worlds: popularising science in Post-War science fiction magazines’ Laura Sellers, ‘Psychiatry and criminality in the late nineteenth-century prison’
Mat Paskins, ‘Voices prophesying everything: techno-scientific futures in the twentieth-century periodical’ Coreen McGuire, ‘Hysterical deafness and malingering in the First World War: the conflict between psychiatry and otology’
Paula Murphy, ‘”This endless space between the words”: Spike Jonze’s Her Kevin Jones, ‘Beyond the institution: British psychiatry during the inter-war period’

4pm-4.30pm TEA (outside E306)

4.30pm-6pm Session 4

Session 4A, History of medicine, Room E306 Session 4B, Fevers and epidemics, Room FG10
Chair: Neasa McGarrigle Chair: Ida Milne
Richard Bellis, ‘A statue engraved in flesh: allusions to the Belvedere torso in Andreas Vesalius’s De humani corporis fabrica (1543) and William Hunter’s The anatomy of the human gravid uterus (1774) Philomena Gorey, ‘Puerperal fever in Dublin.  The case of the Rotunda Lying-In Hospital’
Kevin Knowles, ‘Examining sociocultural interactions that impact oral health in the 19th C United States’ Patricia Marsh, ‘”Risks from shellfish—watch what you eat”: theories on the spread of typhoid fever in Belfast in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’
Shaun R. McCann, ‘From Herodotus to HIV’ Margaret Buckley, ‘Childhood epidemics in Limerick City, 1880-1890’

6:15 KEYNOTE, Room D211

Prof. Peter Bowler, Queen’s Universty, Belfast (Chair: Juliana Adelman)

 ‘Prophets of progress?: Predicting the future of science and technology from H. G. Wells to Isaac Asimov’

SATURDAY

9-11am: Session 5

Session 5A: Communicating, translating, and transmitting scientific ideas, Room D204 Session 5B: Sex, drugs, and humanity, Room D205
Chair: Juliana Adelman Chair: Adrian Kirwan
Gary Finnegan, ‘#VaccinesWork: communicating Jenner’s legacy’ Jennifer Brosnan, ‘The sexual education of medical students during the mid-nineteenth century: euphemism, nether regions, and banter’
Simon Whitehouse, ‘Rand McNally’s geophysical glob: how the earth was depicted during the early Space Age’ Christopher Cavin, ‘Promoting “bonding and comradeship”: cultures of military intoxication in the past and present’
Diarmid Finnegan, ‘Reason’s rhetor: Thomas Henry Huxley in America’ Ciarán McCabe, ‘Humane societies in Ireland and the transatlantic world’ 
Alberto Bardi, ‘Astronomical knowledge in late Byzantium’  

 11:00-11:30am: TEA (outside D211)

11:30-1.00pm: KEYNOTE, Room D204

Maja Horst, University of Copenhagen (Chair: Padraig Murphy)

‘What is the social responsibility of science?’

1.00-2:30pm:  LUNCH (D205/204)and Wikipedia

and an introduction to Irish content on Wikipedia with Rebecca O’Neill, bring your laptop and your lunch and learn how to add/modify entries, Room D205

2:30-4:30 Session 6

Session 6A, Evolutionary ideas in science and medicine, Room D204
Chair: Tanya O’Sullivan
Max Meulendijks, ‘A Darwinian medicine at the Purdysburn Villa Colony: William Graham on evolution, insanity, and degeneration in the Ulster context’
Emily Herring, ‘The reception of Henri Bergson in Britain: a new interpretation of the early career of Julian Huxley’
Ciarán Walsh, ‘The skeleton in the cupboard: unpacking the Ethnographic Survey of Great Britain (Ireland) 1891-1903’
John P. Jackson, Jr., ‘Population genetics, psychometrics, and the definition of race’

Don’t forget to Register for the HSTM Conference!

With just over two weeks to go until the History of Science, Technology and Medicine Network Ireland Annual Conference 2016 don’t forget to secure your place by registering in advance through this link on eventbrite

Don’t forget to check out our updated conference programme.

We are excited to see you there!