Southern Association for History of Medicine and Science

Call for papers for the Seventh Annual Meeting, 2005

The Southern Association for History of Medicine and Science (SAHMS) invites paper proposals for its seventh annual meeting February 25-26, 2005 in Augusta, Georgia. The meeting will be hosted by the Medical College of Georgia and the Center for the Study of Georgia History at Augusta State University. Professor Michael Bliss of the University of Toronto will be the featured speaker. Sessions will be held on the Augusta State campus. Accommodation is available within walking distance at the Partridge Inn. The conference fee includes dinner on Friday evening at a private home in the Summerville Historic District as well as continental breakfasts and lunches.

SAHMS welcomes papers on the history of medicine and science, broadly construed to include historical, literary, anthropological, philosophical and sociological approaches to health care. 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. M.D./ 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 are preferred. Send MSWord documents or plain text files as e-mail attachments. 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 15, 2004. The program will be announced October 31, 2004.

Send proposals to the co-chairs of the SAHMS 2005 Program Committee:

Prof. Margaret Barnett <[email protected]> Department of History University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5047

Prof. Maarten Ultee <[email protected]> Department of History, University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0212