Joint Atlantic Seminar in the History of Medicine
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Call for Papers Deadline: 2009-05-15

Announcing the 7th Annual Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine. Graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts for research presentations on topics related to the history of health and healing; of medical ideas, practices, and institutions; and of illness, disease, and public health, from all eras and regions of the world.
Abstracts should be no more than 350 words and should clearly state the purpose, thesis, methodology, and principal findings of the paper to be presented. Please note that abstracts more than 350 words in length will not be reviewed. Speakers must be enrolled as graduate students at the time of the conference. Successful proposals will engage with relevant historiographic issues and the potential contribution to scholarship on the history of medicine and health. A panel of graduate students and faculty members from several different institutions will review the abstracts.

The deadline for submissions will be May 15, 2008.

All abstracts should be submitted electronically (either as a MS Word document or as text in the body of an e-mail) to Marissa Mika, Program Chair, at [email protected].

The conference is to be held the weekend of October 9-10, 2009, and hosted by the Department of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The seminar is organized and coordinated by graduate students across North America working in fields related to the history of medicine. Our mission is to foster a sense of community and provide a forum for sharing and critiquing graduate research by peers from a variety of institutions and backgrounds. For more information, including previous years’ programs, please visit