Medicine, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain and Ireland

One-Day Workshop for Postgraduate and Early Career Scholars

University of Ulster (Belfast Campus)

26 March 2010

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts for papers (20 min) are welcome from any areas of research, possible topics include, but are not restricted to –

– Growth of institutional medicine

– State intervention and regulation

– Medical migration

– Professionalization and regulation of medicine and medical practitioners

– Self-medication and folk medicine

– Witchcraft, magic and medicine

– Disease and containment

Please submit a 250 word abstract to Dr Leanne McCormick (

lv [dot] mccormick [at] ulster [dot] ac [dot] uk’)?phpMyAdmin=2091017a95dfe92f2ac104777b4dda36″>[email protected]) or Dr Andrew Sneddon (a [dot] sneddon [at] ulster [dot] ac [dot] uk’)?phpMyAdmin=2091017a95dfe92f2ac104777b4dda36″>[email protected]) by 30 November 2009. For further information please contact Mike Liffey (michael [dot] liffey [at] ucd [dot] ie’)?phpMyAdmin=2091017a95dfe92f2ac104777b4dda36″>[email protected]). Conference organised by The Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland.

Dr Peter Elmer (Open University) will be the keynote speaker and will be discussing his own work as well as the problems and possibilities of research in early modern history of medicine.

This workshop aims to bring together postgraduates and early-career researchers who are working on various aspects of medical history in Britain and Ireland in the early modern period to discuss on-going research, archival sources, and to develop research networks.