CALL FOR PAPERS: Global Health Histories National Library of Medicine November 2005

The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine, on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, announces a call for papers for a symposium, scheduled for November 2-4, 2005. The theme for the 2005 symposium is “Global Health Histories.”

Academics, public health administrators, independent scholars, health care activists, and artists are encouraged to submit ideas for papers, panels, workshops, and multimedia presentations on topics that address any aspect of history of medicine and health care from a global perspective.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Sociological and anthropological approaches to global health histories International health agencies: policies and politics Corporations and foreign health markets Alternative medicine in both Western and non-Western contexts Disability and health in global perspective The role of global media and information technology in health care Demography and cartography in making health policy Health care, war, and terrorism before and after 9/11 Reproductive and maternal health care in transnational perspective

Send CVs and abstracts of 500 words to [email protected] no later than March 25, 2005. Prospective participants will be notified by April 18, 2005. For further information as well as questions regarding the symposium, please contact symposium co-organizers David Serlin ([email protected]) or Paul Theerman ([email protected]). Some funds for travel and accommodation may be available for symposium participants.

All sessions will be held at the William H. Natcher Conference Center on the campus of the National Institutes of Health, a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.