The Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science announces its Tenth Annual Meeting.

The Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science (SAHMS) invites paper proposals for its tenth annual meeting on February 29 to March 1 in Gainesville, Florida. The meeting will be hosted at the University of Florida.

SAHMS welcomes papers on the history of medicine and science, broadly construed to encompass historical, literary, anthropological, philosophical and sociological approaches to health care, including race and gender studies. While some sessions will relate to the American South, SAHMS is open to a wide range of topics. Past meetings have included ancient, medieval, modern European, African and Asian presentations. Scholars from all areas and disciplines are welcome. MD/PhD students may submit works in progress and should indicate their graduate student status.

Participants may propose individual papers or panels of several papers on a particular theme. In general each presenter is limited to 20 minutes, with additional time for questions and discussion. Please do not submit papers that have already been published, presented or scheduled for presentation at another meeting. All participants are responsible for their own travel and registration costs.

Electronic submissions as e-mail attachments in MSWord or other readily supportable format are preferred (see e-mail below). Submit a one-page abstract of the paper (about 250 words) stating the general thesis, sources used, research findings and general conclusions. Include a one-page c.v. for each presenter with phone/fax numbers and e-mail addresses. Proposals should be submitted by September 30, 2007. The program will be announced November 1, 2007 on our website- All attendees will be expected to register for the meeting.

Students note: SAHMS offers a limited number of modest travel grants for student presenters to attend the meeting. Those interested should submit to the program committee chair (1) a letter justifying his or her request at the time of the paper submission, (2) along with a letter of support from a faculty member with whom he or she works (this may be emailed directly to the program chair). In no case does this exempt these or any students from paying the stated registration fee.

Send proposals to the 2008 Program Committee Chair:

Wendy J. Turner, [email protected] History, Anthropology, and Philosophy, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904-2200