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Vacancy: Postdoctoral Research Assistant in 19th Century History of Medicine/Science/Culture

July 25, 2016

The Diseases of Modern Life project is recruiting for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in 19th Century History of Medicine/Science/Culture from 1st October 2016 (or as soon as possible thereafter) until the end of the project in January 2019. The postholder will work under the direction of Professor Sally Shuttleworth, and will be expected to produce a monograph relating to the proje...read more.

William Bynum Essay Prize 2015

July 17, 2016

Lori Jones of the University of Ottawa takes 2015's prize for her entry ‘When Medical Texts Double as Socio-Political Commentary: Exploring Some Other Contexts and Purposes of English Plague Treatises’. The 2015 Medical History William Bynum Prize attracted a strong field of 12 entries, of which at least half were clearly of publishable quality. The four-person committee deliberated careful...read more.

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Since 1978, the CSHM/SCHM has held annual conferences in conjunction with the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. Conferences include round table discussions, the prestigious Paterson Lecture Series, peer-reviewed scholarly papers, and the H.N. Segall Prize for best student presentation.

Depuis 1978, la SCHM/CSHM tient des congrès annuels conjointement avec le Congrès des sciences humaines. Ces événements comprennent des tables rondes, les prestigieuses conférences Paterson, des communications académiques évaluées par les pairs, et le prix H. N. Segall pour la meilleure communication donnée par un étudiant.

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History

A la suite d’une invitation lancée par l’Abbé Arthur Maheux, quatorze personnes se rencontrèrent à l’Institut d’histoire et de géographie de l’Université Laval le 24 octobre 1950 pour créer la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine (SCHM). Parmi ces personnes, on retrouvait des médecins, des historiens, des archivistes et des membres de communautés religieuses. Le Dr Sylvio Leblond (1901-1990), qui enseignait alors l’histoire de la médecine à l’Université Laval, fut élu premier président de la Société. Il conserva ce poste jusque en décembre 1951, moment où il quitta Québec pour Chicoutimi.

On 24 October 1950, fourteen people met at the invitation of the abbé Arthur Maheux in the Institut d’Histoire et de Géographie, of the Université Laval in Quebec City to form the Société Canadienne d’histoire de la médecine (SCHM). Among them were physicians, historians, and archivists. Dr. Sylvio Leblond (1901-1990), internist and instructor of medical history at Laval, was elected president and served in this capacity until he moved to Chicoutimi in December 1951.

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