CFP – Third International Conference on the History of Medicine in Southeast Asia (HOMSEA 2010) Singapore, 22-25 June 2010
Location: Singapore
Call for Papers Deadline: 2009-12-01
CALL FOR PAPERS 3rd International Conference on The History of Medicine in Southeast Asia )HOMSEA 2010) To be held in Singapore 22-25 June 2010 to coincide with IAHA 2010 (International Association of Historians of Asia)

Organised by: Department of History, STS Research Cluster & Asia Research Institute (ARI) National University of Singapore

With support from: The National University of Singapore The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine University College London (UCL) The Canada Research Chair in Health Care Pluralism Université de Montréal (Canada) The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS, The Netherlands)

Program Committee: Professor Harold Cook, Wellcome Trust for the History of Medicine at UCL Professor Rethy Chhem, IAEA Dr. Laurence Monnais, University of Montreal Dr. John DiMoia, National University of Singapore Dr. Liew Kai Khiun (current affiliation?) Dr. Mercedes Planta, University of the Philippines (still have to ask her)

All proposals on the subject of the history of medicine and health in Southeast Asia will be considered, but preference will be given to those on the theme of:

New Medicines, Markets, and the Development of Medical Pluralism The theme “New Medicines, Markets, and the Development of Medical Pluralism” intends to explore how both local and metropolitan actors in Southeast Asia have contributed historically to the growth and development of medical markets throughout the region, here implying both traditional pharmacopeia as well as the arrival of newer pharmaceuticals in colonial and post-colonial settings. We encourage papers dealing with any period from before formal colonial intervention in the region to the present, and with the creation of a local infrastructure for biomedical and biotech work. Participants are encouraged to submit individual papers and panels with possible themes such as: Women and Health in Southeast Asia Medical pluralism in Southeast Asia: A Historical Perspective Southeast Asian Biopoleis (including the growth of biomedical infrastructure, Science Parks, and Local Production Facilities—identification of pharmacopoeia, drug development) New Sources, New Methodologies, New Historiographies

As the HOMSEA meeting will coincide with the IAHA 2010 meeting in Singapore, those interested in expanding the discussion either geographically—to include North East Asia and South Asia—chronologically, or methodologically are encouraged to apply to HOMSEA as well as the IAHA meeting to broaden the scope of discussion.

Please submit a one-page proposed abstract for a 20-minute talk, and a one-page CV by 1st December 2009 to: Laurence Monnais ([email protected])

Please note that it may be possible to subsidize some of the costs of participation for scholars from less wealthy countries.

For further information about funding and the general organization of the meeting, please contact: John DiMoia ([email protected])

Laurence Monnais
Université de Montréal
C.P. 6128 Succ. Centre-ville
Phone:(514) 343-6544
Fax: (514) 343-7716
Email: [email protected]