Southern Association for History of Medicine and Science, San Antonio Call for papers for the Eighth Annual Meeting, Feb. 24-25, 2006

The Southern Association for History of Medicine and Science (SAHMS) invites paper proposals for its eighth annual meeting February 24-25, 2006 in San Antonio, Texas. The meeting will be hosted by the University of Texas at San Antonio and The Center for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Health Science Center.

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. 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 in MSWord are preferred (see e-mail below). 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, 2005. The program will be announced November 1, 2005. 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 their request at the time of paper submission to the program committee chair. In no case does this exempt these or any students from paying the stated registration fee.

Send proposals to the 2006 Program Committee Chair: Michael A. Flannery LHL-301, UAB 1530 Third Avenue S. Birmingham, AL 35294-0013 [email protected]