Saturday, March 28, 2009

Cfp: "Knowledge, Ethics and Representations of Medicine and Health: Historical Perspectives," Universities of Durham and Newcastle, July 8-11, 2010.

A meeting of the Society for the Social History of Medicine. The organisers welcome proposals for 20-minute papers under the theme above. We particularly encourage papers addressing questions such as: * What processes have generated knowledge about the body, illness and health that has become authoritative in different societies? * How have claims of medical expertise been justified vis à vis claims from other domains of social and cultural authority such as religion and law? * What did it mean for medical practitioners in different cultural and social contexts to claim to be ethical as well as knowledgeable? * How did they present themselves to the public? * What kind of material, visual and textual representations of body, mind, health and disease have gained 'defining power' exerting influence on medical practice and research until today? Please send your proposal by 1 November 2009 to the NCHM (Email: Decisions on papers will be made by January 2010. Organising Committee: Philip van der Eijk (Newcastle University), Holger Maehle (Durham University), Cathy McClive (Durham University), Diana Paton (Newcastle University), Thomas Rütten (Newcastle University), Lutz Sauerteig (Durham University) Further information may be found here:

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