Illnesses in Asia: A Comparative History (The Third Dartmouth Summer History Institute)

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Call for Papers
February 15, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, South Asian History / Studies, Southeast Asian History / Studies

Call for Papers

Dartmouth Summer History Institute

We invite applications for participation in the third Dartmouth Summer History Institute (Thursday June 2–Saturday June 4). The theme for 2022 is Illnesses in Asia: A Comparative History. The History Institute aims to bring together the most promising young scholars working on the history of Asian medicine and to read workshop pieces of their historical writing as they embark on the transition from dissertation to book. Five to seven senior historians of Asian medicine will join the workshop as mentors and discussants. We are interested in all aspects of illnesses and healing, including their links to political, social, economic, cultural, and intellectual developments. We welcome scholars researching East Asia, Northeast Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Applicants should be in the process of completing their Ph.D. dissertations or in the early stages of revising their Ph.D.s as book manuscripts. (Students expecting to complete their Ph.D.s in Spring or Summer of 2022 are encouraged to apply.)

Accepted participants will furnish drafts of their work, including an introduction to their monograph project and a working dissertation/book chapter central to or representative of the larger historical intervention to be workshopped. The draft should not exceed 50 pages and must be submitted by April 1, 2022. In addition to workshopping individual pieces of writing, the Institute will include a variety of fora (receptions, dinners, and lectures) to discuss theoretical and methodological issues in the company of invited senior scholars. For information about History Institute workshops held in the past, please visit

Participation in the Institute includes travel, board, and lodging. The workshop will be held in person, but the current pandemic will be carefully monitored; adaptation will be made if necessary. To apply, send a CV and two-page abstract describing the project by February 15, 2022, to Please contact Professor Soyoung Suh ( with any inquiries.



Soyoung Suh

Associate Professor of History

Korea Foundation Professor

Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program


Douglas Haynes

Professor of History


Erqi Cheng

Lecturer of History