Job Posting: Assistant Professor, York University

Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Professor Discipline/Field: Health & Society – Specialization in Arts, Medicine, and Healing Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Home Department: Social Science Affiliation/Union: YUFA Position Start Date: July 1, 2018 The Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications […] Read more

DMHS Speaker List for 2017-2018

Oct 2 “The Medical Report on the Halifax Explosion” Dr. Jock Murray “The Scene of a Triumph of Surgery, the Response of Nova Scotia Doctors to the Halifax Explosion” Dr. Allan Marble Nov 6 “Role of Pharmacists in the Halifax Explosion” Mary MacCara “Meaningful Hope in Medicine” Dr. Ian Cameron Dec 4 “Amputations and the […] Read more

Presentation: Dr. Nicholas Cambridge at Dalhousie University, Faculty of Medicine

DR. NICHOLAS CAMBRIDGE TJ (JOCK) MURRAY VISITING SCHOLAR From Mr. Pickwick to Tiny Tim: Charles Dickens & Medicine Dr. Nicholas Cambridge Honorary Research Fellow in Humanities & Medical History University of Buckingham, UK Nicholas qualified as an electrical engineer in 1970 and then decided to become a doctor. He graduated from The Middlesex Hospital, London […] Read more

Lecture: Autism and Its Transformations: The History of a Contested Diagnosis

Please join us for our 2017 Visiting Speaker Lecture, to be delivered by Dr Jeffery Baker, Director of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine at Duke University, on Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017. Dr Baker will be talking about his work on the history of autism. Historians have generally described autism as […] Read more

Job posting: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department Technology and Society Studies, Maastricht University

Postdoctoral researcher, historian, at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department Technology and Society Studies, Maastricht University, the Netherlands 1.00 fte, 3 years Applicants are invited for a 3-year postdoctoral position within the project “Making clinical sense: A comparative study of how doctors learn in digital times”. The project is funded by the European […] Read more

CFP: CAHN / ACHN Annual Conference 2018

June 15 – 17, 2018, Halifax, NS. Hosted by Nursing History NS Society CALL for ABSTRACTS: “TRACING NURSES’ FOOTSTEPS: Nursing and the Tides of Change” Where has nursing come from? What have been the ups and downs, trials and tribulations along the journey? How have social, political and economic forces influenced the history of nursing? […] Read more

Dr. Jenna Healey appointed as the Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Jenna Healey as the Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, for a five-year period beginning August 1, 2017. Dr. Healey received her PhD from the Program in the […] Read more

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. The inspiration for the book is to celebrate […] Read more

Quarantine Tent at ArtFest Kingston

Quarantine Tent on July 1, 2017 Meet time-travellers from the past who are each recovering from a disease that was once common. Discover the amazing history of diseases, vaccination, and prevention. All ages are invited to drop in between 10 am and 6 pm. Location: At ArtFest Kingston in City Park (just steps away from […] Read more

The Museum of Health Care: Exhibition Launch 2017

Exhibition Launch on July 1, 2017 The Museum of Health Care will be launching three new exhibits: Quack: the Exhibit That Cures All! The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s Growing Pains: the 1867 Crisis at Kingston General Hospital Drop in between 10 am and 6 pm to be among the first to see the […] Read more

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