Between Blackboards and Formaldehyde: Matters of Medical Knowledge

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Call for Publications
Subject Fields: 
Educational Technology, Health and Health Care, History Education, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Intellectual History

Are you looking for a home for a lost conference paper? Does it speak to materials, medical education, and the reproduction of ideas and practices in modern medicine? In light of current events, we now have a few free spots in our upcoming edited collection, 'Between Blackboards and Formaldehyde: the Matters of Medical Knowledge' (under contract with Intellect Books). We are inviting proposals for essays of between one and eight thousand words, as well as photos essays, interviews and other creative outputs for reflection on these themes. We are asking, from each contributor, for an exploration of one material, object, tool, technology or space through which biomedical knowledge or practice is reproduced. This collection intends to speak to the past, present and future role of materiality in the reproduction of medicine. As such, your contribution will sit alongside the work of emerging scholars and established authorities in fields including medical education, anthropology, history and design.

For more information, or to propose a contribution please contact the editors, John Nott ( and Anna Harris ( Because the edited book is already in progress, we do have a short turn around for submitting pieces, but we can discuss this further individually with interested contributors.