Seeking Panelists: Occupational Health and Safety, Social Science History Association Meeting November 8-11, 2018


I am organizing a panel on occupational health and safety for the 44th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association in Phoenix, November 8-11, 2018. I'm particularly interested in papers that include gender, but papers on any region or aspect of occupational health are welcome. We currently have a paper on the emergence of women's occupational health and safety in the 1970s. The deadline for submissions is February 16. The call for papers is available at

Teaching Fellow with a background in visual culture

Position: Full-time appointment in Art History. The Art History Department of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) invites applications for this one-year fellowship with the possibility for renewal for one additional year in a non-tenure institution beginning August 2018. The Fellow will teach five courses (or a total of 15 credits) per year. MICA’s Teaching Fellowship Program prepares post-graduates for excellence in teaching at the college level in the fields of creative practice and/or scholarship.

Re: Dr. Mary Walker at Work On the Field

I actually devoted a chapter of my recent book to Walker's MoH saga, and noted that this text contains a few inaccuracies. The text claims that she was made "assistant surgeon in the regular army, which carried with it the rank of first lieutenant." Assistant surgeons did not hold that rank- they were purely contractors, and this was the subject of some longstanding legal opinions, which is why she later was stripped of her medal (the law strictly required that the recipient be a soldier).

TOC: German Politics and Society (Volume 35, Issue 4)

The articles in this issue of German Politics and Society range in topic from the role of ideational factors in shaping German public discourse on the refugee crisis to the Pegida movement. The tropes of romance and family in performances at the Eurovision Song Contest and in recent European films are examined and the contemporary agency of labor relations actors is analyzed. This issue concludes with book reviews.

History of Environment and Health Network breakfast @ ASEH, Riverside, California

Dear H-EnviroHealth Subscribers,

Many of you may be planning to attend the 2018 American Society for Environmental History conference to be held March 14-18, in Riverside California. As you register for the conference, I wanted to alert you all to the History of Environment and Health Network Breakfast that will be held on Friday, March 16, from 7:15 to 8:15am ($30). It is with great pleasure that the network offers this opportunity for us to meet, discuss, share, and network. We hope to see many of you there.

In anticipation,

ConfRPT: “Nerves and War. Experiences of Psychological Mobilisation and Suffering in Germany 1900-1933”

Conference Report

“Nerves and War. Experiences of Psychological Mobilisation and Suffering in Germany 1900-1933”

(International Conference, Freie Universität Berlin, 12 – 13.10.2017)

written by Beate Winzer, M.A., Freie Universität Berlin, translated by Brier Field, Freie Universität Berlin



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