CFP: Body, Mind, History (EAHMH 2011)

Call for Papers: Body and Mind in the History of Medicine and Health, European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 2011 Bi-annual Conference

Co-organized by the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities and by the University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1-4 September 2011

Deadline for proposals: 1 December 2010

The EAHMH invites submissions for its bi-annual meeting, to be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1-4 September 2011. In the city whose name is closely linked to René 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 and in the lived experience of health and disease. 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 the full call for papers on our website, 

The EAHMH is offering an award of € 500 for the best paper presented at the Utrecht conference by a (PhD)student. For further information please go to


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