Call for Papers: SSHM Postgraduate Conference, 16 – 18 April 2009

Medicine and Healthcare: History and Context

University College Dublin

Society for the Social History of Medicine in association with the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, University College Dublin/University of Ulster

We invite proposals for papers and panels exploring aspects of the theme ‘Medicine and Healthcare: History and Context’ in all its historical manifestations. The aim of the SSHM postgraduate conference is to draw together students from established Wellcome Trust Centres and attract students studying the history of medicine within different academic environments. To this end, papers will contextualize the history of medicine and healthcare in political, military and policy history, economic and social history, local, national and global history, and the history of work and professionalisation.

300-word proposals should be sent to [email protected] before 30 November 2008.

General enquiries about the conference can be directed to Catherine Cox or Rosemary Wall at [email protected]

Membership benefits of the Society include subscription to the journal Subscription to the journal Social History of Medicine, with three issues per year, and full online archive of Social History of Medicine; “The Gazette” which contains information about professional events, reduced registration fees at Society conferences, 30 per cent off titles in the Society’s Routledge series, 20 per cent discount on selected Oxford University Press books, 25 per cent off titles in Ashgate’s series “History of Medicine in Context”, as well as discounts on selected books from Manchester University Press.

Bursaries are available for student members for travel and conferences.

Details of how to join the Society, and information about membership benefits are available at or from Dr Lutz Sauerteig, Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease, Durham University, Queen’s Campus, Wolfson Research Institute, University Boulevard, Stockton on Tees TS17 6BH, UK, Email: [email protected]

Keir Waddington Director of Postgraduate Studies / Reader in History