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Symposium on Plague in Pre-Modern Sub-Saharan Africa

Dear Colleagues,

On 22-23 April 2016, a symposium will be held at the College of William and Mary in Virginia on the theme, "Did the Plague Impact Sub-Saharan Africa before 1899?" Genetics evidence published in recent years suggests that certain strains of plague (Yersinia pestis) in sub-Saharan Africa may be centuries old. This raises questions whether there is correlation with the suspected depopulations in certain areas of sub-Saharan Africa in the late medieval period.

Cfp: 5th Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users: Abstract & Scholarship Deadline 22 April 2016

*apologies for cross posting*

Dear colleagues,

The organizers of the 5th International Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users, held in Oslo, wish to include in the program more presentations from the humanities and social sciences. Please consider sending an abstract if you are working on Hepatitis C.

Abstract & Scholarship Deadline 22 April 2016.

For further information, see


Best Regards,

CfP AAA 2016: Evidence or experience based? Biomedicine as localized practices

**Extended deadline** April 4th, 2016

Call for Papers: 115th AAA Annual Meeting 'Evidence, Accident, Discovery' 16th-20th Nov. 2016, Minneapolis

"Evidence or experience based? Biomedicine as localized practices"

Organizers: Mustafa Abdalla (PhD, Freie Universität Berlin), Judith Schühle (PhD Candidate, Freie Universität Berlin)

Discussant: Prof. Claire Wendland, University of Wisconsin