Call for Papers: 23rd History of Medicine Days Conference at the University of Calgary


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 7th and Saturday, March 8th, 2014.

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 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 papers. We ask, however, that presentations and poster abstracts be sent in by one author only, not multiple authors.

The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Thomas Schlich, a James McGill Professor at the Department of Social Studies of Medicine (McGill University, Montreal, Canada). His presentation is entitled: ?Genius versus Pedantry ? Judging/Evaluating Standards of Surgical Skill (1850-1920)?.

For any further information on available stipends and to see the call for papers 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 12, 2014.