CFP: 24th Annual History of Medicine Days Conference at the University of Calgary

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THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE DAYS CONFERENCE is an annual two-day, nation-wide conference held at the University of Calgary. The next conference is being held on Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th, 2015.

Undergraduates and early graduate students from across Canada and the United States are invited to submit an abstract for an oral or a poster presentation on the history of medicine and health care. The presentations will be 10 to 12 minutes for oral or 2 to 3 minutes for a poster (with additional discussion time afterwards). The poster display will be up for the whole conference.

The topics for presentation would cover a wide range and could include areas such as the Classics, the History of Public Health, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Human Biology and Neuroscience etc. Prizes will be awarded in different categories and all are invited to join us at the Awards Banquet on the last evening of the conference.

Each student must present an original historical research attempt with new methodological perspectives on the topic and/or have a critical discussion following the presentation.

If two to four students would like to present together on a related topic, this could be done in a panel form. A suitable discussant will then be identified by the conference organizers to comment upon these particular presentations. We ask, however, that presentations and poster abstracts be sent in by one author only, not multiple authors.

The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Peter L. Twohig, Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Studies at the Department of History, Faculty of Arts (St. Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada). His presentation is entitled: “How Mental Health Facilities Met Their Staffing Needs in an Era of Expanding and Changing Services (working title)”.

For any further information on available stipends and to see the call for presentations and other application related materials please go to the website of the Calgary History of Medicine and Health Care Program. The deadline for this CfP is January 9, 2015.