Call for Papers: the Second West Coast Symposium in the History of Medicine

The Second West Coast Symposium in the History of Medicine will be held in Calgary, Alberta (Canada) on 29–30 April 2011, hosted by the Department of Humanities at Mount Royal University in combination with the Department of Greek and Roman Studies and the History of Medicine and Health Care Program at the University of Calgary. This conference is open to graduate and postdoctoral students, new scholars, and senior undergraduates from across North-America working in all fields related to the history of medicine and health care from ancient times to the modern period. The organizers are especially interested in receiving papers in the social history of medicine, the history of medical disciplines, medical epistemology, the history of disease, cultural concepts, and the medical marketplace.

Our mission is to foster interdisciplinary and transchronological exchanges and to provide a safe forum in which new and emerging scholars can share and discuss research with peers and faculty from a variety of disciplines and institutions.

Interested presenters should send a proposed title, a brief abstract (150 to 250 words), and a short CV to the organizing committee (Dr. Mark Humphries, Mount Royal University; Dr. Peter Toohey and Dr. Frank W. Stahnisch, University of Calgary) at the address below no later than 15 January 2011. Email proposals are preferred.

Dr. Mark Humphries
Department of Humanities
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T3E 6K6