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 the exceptional and ongoing contributions to research and teaching in History of Medicine made by the Canadian historian-physician Jacalyn Duffin. The volume?s focus on the history of medical education acknowledges Dr. Duffin?s particular impact as an educator of future physicians and advocate for the utility of history in today?s medical curriculum during her tenure as Hannah Chair in History of Medicine at Queen?s University.

Possible topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • medical education (within and beyond medical schools) ? any time period or region
  • comparative, global, non-Western, or local histories of learning how to treat or prevent illness
  • apprenticeships or means of knowledge transmission in the healing arts, broadly construed
  • learning medicine from individual, cultural, professional, and institutional perspectives

Deadline for submissions: October 30, 2017

Please send an abstract of 300 to 500 words detailing the argument, primary sources, and historiographical significance of the proposed chapter, in addition to a 1-page CV. Selection of submissions is by jury. Invitations to contribute will be extended by the end of this calendar year, at which time we will ask all contributors to commit to submitting their manuscripts for peer-review by August 2018.

Please send proposals to the co-editors by October 30, 2017:

Delia Gavrus, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Chancellor?s Research Chair
Department of History, University of Winnipeg (Canada)
[email protected]

Susan Lamb, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Jason A. Hannah Chair in History of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa (Canada)
[email protected]