15th Biennial Conference, Melbourne
Health, Medicine, and Society: Challenge and Change
Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy Campus
Tuesday 11 July – Friday 14 July | Saturday 15 July: Witness Seminar
The 2017 conference theme ?health, medicine and society: challenge and change? offers a broad canvas
for papers on the history of health and medicine, from local to global, from ancient to modern.
Submissions are welcome on, but not limited to, topics such as:
- disciplines and practice
- gender; language; biography
- disease and epidemics; migration
- the arts
- innovations; technology
- material culture and collecting
- war and reconstruction
- place and the built environment
- indigenous peoples
- policy and politics; law and ethics
- wine and food as therapeutics
- impact of social and economic pressures
We encourage papers that challenge accepted narratives of health and medical history, and/or address
the impact of change.
Abstracts of up to 250 words may be submitted for a full paper (20 minutes) or for a short paper (10 minutes).
A limited number of short papers will be included in a session called ?1,000 words on a picture?.
We also welcome panels in which 3 or 4 papers are
presented on a particular topic.
Full details of abstract submission are available at the
Deadline for submissions 20 Feb 2017
Registration opens 3 Apr 2017
Early bird registration deadline 30 May 2017