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

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 […] Read more

William Bynum Essay Prize 2015

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 […] Read more

2016 Cheiron Book Prize Citation: Susan D. Lamb

In acknowledgment of the book’s exceptional contributions to our understanding of Adolf Meyer and the field he singularly shaped, Cheiron (The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences) awards the 2016 Cheiron Book Prize to Susan D. Lamb (U. Ottawa) for The Pathologist of the Mind: Adolf Meyer and the Origins of […] Read more