TOC: Latin American history of medicine highlight issue

To celebrate the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology in Rio de Janeiro this month, the editors of Social History of Medicine have compiled a virtual highlight issue on Latin America, which will be available for free until the end of September 2017. This Highlight issue contains 14 research articles, which underline the rich and diverse research in and on Latin America, from 18th-century anti-venereal trials in Mexico to the Cold War politics of population control in Haiti and biotypology in Brazil.

Call for Papers -- Edited Volume on the History of Medical Education

This peer-reviewed volume will bring together original and diverse scholarship on the history of medical education and training in the healing arts. Historical research on all periods and geographies are welcome, including global and comparative perspectives, as well as any aspect of learning processes, systems, or experiences.

Call for Papers: 7th International Conference on The History of Medicine in Southeast Asia (HOMSEA) 15-17 January 2018, Ventiane, LPDR

CALL FOR PAPERS7th International Conference on the History of Medicine in Southeast Asia (HOMSEA 2018)

To be held in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (LPDR) 15-17 January 2018

Conf. Report: "Gut Feelings," University of Aberdeen

Editor's note: This report on a nutrition-adjacent conference may be of interest to our readers. Topics covered include the gut-brain axis, poisons, indigestion, vegetarianism, hangriness, the digesting body, ascetic intellectuals, and excrement.


A Conference Report on "Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture"
May 26-27, 2017 at the University of Aberdeen
By Kristen Ann Ehrenberger (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)


Book Launch: Conserving Health in Early Modern Culture and Malleable Anatomies

Centre for the Study of the Body and Material Culture

7 July 2017

6pm to 8pm

Senate House, SH261

Join us for the book launch of 

Sandra Cavallo and Tessa Storey, Conserving Health in Early Modern Culture: Bodies and Environments in Italy and England


Lucia Dacome, Malleable Anatomies: Models, Makers, and Material Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy

Comments by Alex Bamji (Leeds) and Anna Maerker (KCL)

Followed by a drinks reception.

All welcome!


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