Call for Papers - Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science

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Call for Papers: Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science (SAHMS) Twentieth Annual Meeting, at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia, February 15-17, 2018

Deadline for paper abstracts, panel submissions, and student travel grants is: October 15th, 2017. The Program Committee will notify you as to whether or not your paper is accepted no later than November 16th, 2017.

Submissions for individual papers and panels can be made online at the SAHMS website, at http://www.sahms.net/call-for-papers.html.


SAHMS is seeking paper submissions from students (including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and medical and health sciences professional students), professors, medical and legal professionals, and independent scholars with an academic interest in the history of science or medicine.

SAHMS welcomes papers that discuss the history of medicine and/or science. This is broadly construed to encompass all fields and subfields historical, literary, anthropological, philosophical, legal, and sociological related to the historical understanding of any aspect of science, medicine, health care, and the medical and health science professions, as well as closely related topics, including issues related to science or medicine involving race, disabilities, sustainability, environment, technology, and gender studies.

Participants may propose individual papers or panels of several papers on a particular theme. Despite the “Southern” component of our organizational name, papers need not pertain to topics of specifically Southern regional interest; papers concerning all historical periods and national and international areas are welcome.

If you are proposing a panel, please provide the title and theme of the panel, and a list of 3 or 4 authors and paper titles related to that topic; each author will need to individually submit their own proposal for their paper within the panel, and SAHMS reserves the right to reject individual papers or the entire panel topic, or to add thematically related papers to the panel as our scheduling needs dictate.

Each presenter is limited to 20 minutes, with additional time for questions and discussion following. Please do not submit papers that have already been published, presented, or scheduled for presentation at another meeting. An individual scholar is welcome to make multiple submissions, but as a general rule SAHMS will not accept more than one paper from a given primary author for presentation at the same meeting.

All participants and attendees are responsible for their own travel expenses and must pay conference registration costs/meeting fees.


A limited number of student travel awards are available each year, you can apply for a student travel grant at, http://www.sahms.net/student-travel-grants.html. Students MUST follow the guidelines to be considered for these travel awards, and applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.


For further information about this meeting or SAHMS in general, please contact the SAHMS President and Program Chair, Adam Davis, at adavis@ccac.edu, or email the organizational inbox at sahmsconference@gmail.com

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