The Second International Conference in the History of Medicine in Southeast Asia (HOMSEA)
Treating Diseases and Epidemics in Southeast Asia over the Centuries
Asia-Pacific Research Unit (APRU) School of Humanities Universiti Sains Malaysia Penang, Malaysia, January 2008
The Second International Conference in the History of Medicine in Southeast Asia with the theme Treating Diseases and Epidemics in Southeast Asia over the Centuries intends to explore how the inhabitants of Southeast Asia faced the ravages of innumerable diseases and epidemics over the ages. Adopting a liberal time frame (prehistoric to modern times), participants are encouraged to trace the development of medical and religious responses to diseases and the devastation of epidemics. Further lines of thought are offered for deliberation, viz. ‘How did the peoples fight off diseases that might spell their extinction?’, ‘What did communities do to prevent the spread of certain illnesses?’, ‘Were European colonial administrations more successful in disease containment than indigenous authorities?’ These are just some of the questions that deserve attention.
Deadline for Abstracts: 1 May 2007 Deadline for Working Papers: 15 November 2007
Individual Participants Individuals are invited to present a 20-minute working paper relevant to any aspect of the conference’s theme. They are requested to submit an abstract (150-200 words) to the Secretariat.
Specialized Panels Scholars who wish to organize a panel (4-5 presenters; 1-hour per panel) based on a particular topic relevant to the conference’s overall theme are to submit to the Secretariat the following materials: Proposed Panel: Abstract (350-400 words) Convenor / Panelist I: Abstract (150-200 words) Panelist II: Abstract (150-200 words) Panelist III: Abstract (150-200 words) Panelist IV: Abstract (150-200 words) Panelist V: Abstract (150-200 words)
Organizer / Conference Secretariat Asia-Pacific Research Unit (APRU), School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine, University College, London, UK
Venue: Penang, Malaysia Date: 9 — 10 January 2008
Further information and inquiries, general correspondence, submission of abstracts, proposed panel, and working papers:
Please contact The Conference Secretariat The Second International Conference HMSEA Asia-Pacific Research Unit (APRU) School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia 11800 Penang Malaysia Tel: 604 6533888 Ext. 3377 Fax: 604 6563707 E-mail: [email protected]