mercredi 16 janvier 2019

Protéines, pathologies et politiques

Proteins, Pathologies and Politics. Dietary Innovation and Disease from the Nineteenth Century 

David Gentilcore, Matthew Smith (eds.) 
 
Published: 13-12-2018
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781350056862
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic

Proteins, Pathologies and Politics presents an international and historical approach to dietary change and health, contrasting current concerns with how issues such as diabetes, cancer, vitamins, sugar and fat, and food allergies were perceived in the 19th and 20th centuries. Though what we eat and what we shouldn't eat has become a topic of increased scrutiny in the current century, the link between dietary innovation and health/disease is not a new one. From new fads in foodstuffs, through developments in manufacturing and production processes, to the inclusion of additives and evolving agricultural practices changing diet, changes often promised better health only to become associated with the opposite.

With contributors including Peter Scholliers, Francesco Buscemi, Clare Gordon Bettencourt, and Kirsten Gardner, this collection comprises the best scholarship on how we have perceived diet to affect health. The chapters consider:

- the politics and economics of dietary change
- the historical actors involved in dietary innovation and the responses to it
- the extent that our dietary health itself a cultural construct, or even a product of history?

This is a fascinating and varied study of how our diets have been shaped and influenced by perceptions of health and will be of great value to students of history, food history, nutrition science, politics and sociology.

Bourses de voyage de la Duke University

Duke University, History of Medicine Travel Grants

Call for applications

The History of Medicine Collections in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University is accepting applications for our travel grant program. 



Research grants of up to $1,500 will be offered to researchers whose work would benefit from access to the historical medical collections at the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Our holdings include over 20,000 print items and 4,500 unique manuscripts along with photographs, prints, and over 800 medical instruments and artifacts including a large collection of ivory anatomical manikins. Collection strengths include but are not limited to anatomical atlases, human sexuality, materia medica, pediatrics, psychiatry, and obstetrics & gynecology.

Any faculty member, graduate or undergraduate student, or independent scholar with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the History of Medicine Collections is eligible to apply. Writers, creative and performing artists, film makers and journalists are welcome to apply. All applicants must reside outside of a 100-mile radius of Durham, NC.

Grant money may be used for: transportation expenses (including air, train or bus ticket charges; car rental; mileage using a personal vehicle; parking fees); accommodations; and meals. Expenses will be reimbursed once the grant recipient has completed his or her research visit(s) and has submitted original receipts.

Research topics should be strongly supported by the History of Medicine Collections. We encourage applicants to contact the Curator of the History of Medicine Collections to discuss research projects and Rubenstein Library collections that might support it before submitting an application. 

The deadline for application is January 31, 2019 by 5:00 PM EST. Recipients will be announced in March 2019. Grants must be used between April 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

mardi 15 janvier 2019

La psychothérapie en Europe

Psychotherapy in Europe

Race et psychiatrie

Race et psychiatrie. Histoire des sociétés post-esclavagistes (Brésil, États-Unis, Madagascar, Algérie 1900-1960)

Journée d'étude organisée au CESSMA, Université Paris Diderot, par Aurélia Michel. 


vendredi 25 janvier 2019

Université Paris Diderot
Bâtiment Olympe de Gouges, salle M019
7 place Paul Ricoeur 
Paris, France (75013) 


Dans la construction d’une science de l’homme qui se développe depuis le milieu du 18e siècle, le discours médical n’a cessé de progresser, donnant à la psychiatrie et la race scientifique un rôle important dans l’élaboration des savoirs anthropologiques et sociologiques. À partir de la fin du 19esiècle, la science médicale opère une forte articulation entre race et pathologie mentale, en particulier depuis les sociétés post-esclavagistes et post-coloniales, dans lesquelles la notion de race occupe alors un espace politique, social et intellectuel déterminant. Cette articulation sert tout autant un projet de contrôle social et de domination des populations racisées qu’elle permet de mettre à l’épreuve de l’expérience l’hypothèse physiologiste de la folie et de la race. Lors de cette séquence qui s’achève après la seconde guerre mondiale, à partir de laquelle la psychiatrie comme les sciences humaines se placent dans un rapport inversé avec la race et la folie, on peut identifier un moment charnière au tournant des années 1930, au cours duquel la « découverte de l’inconscient » par les scientifiques permet de « déphysiologiser » la race pour mettre en évidence les constructions culturelles, anthropologiques et sociologiques des comportements humains, et ainsi interroger l’ordre social. Au cours de cette journée, nous souhaitons discuter cette chronologie et les enjeux de l’interaction entre savoirs sur la race et sur la folie. Pour cela, nous confronterons différents terrains, tous traversés par la question raciale qui fait suite à l’abolition de l’esclavage et l’égalité théorique des droits dans ces États-nations : dans la France coloniale à Madagascar et en Algérie, aux États-Unis et au Brésil, autant d’endroits où la race pose en elle-même la question du politique et l’enjeu de l’émancipation. Chaque fois, nous observerons les acteurs de cette révolution intellectuelle, la plupart médecins et praticiens mais aussi patients, militants, sociologues, dans leurs pratiques et selon leur propre situation raciale et professionnelle dans ces différentes sociétés.



9h30 : Accueil et introduction par Didier Nativel (directeur du CESSMA) et Aurélia Michel (CESSMA)

10h Élodie Grossi, Université Paris Diderot, URMIS/LARCA, Race, droits civiques et psychiatrie aux États-Unis : les actions en justice menées par la NAACP pour la défense des patients noirs internés dans les hôpitaux sudistes ségrégués (1920-1960)

11h Raphaël Gallien, Université Paris Diderot, Master Histoire et civilisations comparées, Le fou colonisé ? Penser la race au détour de la folie à partir d’Anjanamasina (Madagascar, 1900-1960)

12h Ynaê Lopes dos Santos, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, CPDOC (Rio de Janeiro), Race and Insanity in Juliano Moreira’s work

13h-14h30 Pause déjeuner

14h30 Aurélia Michel, Université Paris Diderot, CESSMA/URMIS, Race, hygiénisme et émancipation au Brésil (1900-1940)

15h30 Matthieu Renault, Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis, LLCP, Psychopathologie du racisme : Baruk, Mannoni, Fanon

16h30 Discussion avec Paul Schor (Université Paris Diderot, LARCA), Didier Nativel (Université Paris Diderot, CESSMA), Rafael Soares Gonçalves (PUC-Rio de Janeiro)

lundi 14 janvier 2019

Canguilhem et la biologie

Canguilhem et la biologie

Revue d'histoire des sciences (t.71/2, 2018)



DOSSIER

Laurent LOISON -- Introduction : Biologie, philosophie de la biologie et histoire de la biologie chez Georges Canguilhem (1904-1995)

Isabel GABEL -- La biologie, la réflexivité et l'histoire : Réinscrire Canguilhem dans son milieu

Ivan MOYA DIEZ -- Canguilhem avec Goldstein : De la normativité de la vie à la normativité de la connaissance

Pierre-Olivier MÉTHOT -- Georges Canguilhem et le « problème de l'évolution » dans _Le Normal et le pathologiqu_e

Matteo VAGELLI -- De la science des monstres : Canguilhem et la tératologie expérimentale d'Étienne Wolff

Laurent LOISON -- Un enthousiasme paradoxal ? Georges Canguilhem et la biologie moléculaire (1966-1973)


SOURCES ET RECHERCHE

Claude DEBRU -- Philosophie et biologie : _La Connaissance de la vie_ et les enseignements de Canguilhem à la faculté des lettres de Strasbourg (1941-1948)


HOMMAGE
Philippe HUNEMAN -- Jean Gayon (1949-2018)


http://www.revues.armand-colin.com/histoire/revue-dhistoire-sciences/revue-dhistoire-sciences-12018-0

Bourses postdoctorales Juan de la Cierva

Interuniversity Institute for Science Studies IILP – postdoctoral fellowships “Juan de la Cierva” 2019

Call for applications

The research group "History of Science, Technology and Medicine" of the University of Valencia, now part of the Interuniversity Institute for Science Studies IILP (UJI-UMH-UV) is now accepting candidates for the postdoctoral fellowships “Juan de la Cierva” 2019 funded by the Spanish government. The main characteristics of these contracts are available on the website:

http://www.ciencia.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.dbc68b34d11ccbd5d52ffeb801432ea0/?vgnextoid=73d917cd13e77610VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD

http://www.ciencia.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.dbc68b34d11ccbd5d52ffeb801432ea0/?vgnextoid=716217cd13e77610VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD.

The fellowships/contracts are aimed at researchers who have recently completed a doctoral program in history of science, technology and medicine or related fields. We invite applications from candidates wishing to work in all the major areas of interest covered by the group. The research interests are outlined on the website: www.uv.es/ihmc

Candidates interested in applying for the fellowships have to access to the mentioned websites (Applications can be sent after January 17, 2019). They have also to send the following documents (to bertomeu@uv.es, m.carmen.ricos@uv.es) before January 22:

1. Full CV.

2. Research project to be developed (max 2000 words).

The HSTM group of the López Piñero interuniversity institute will select the proposals according to its CV and the research program in connection with the topics of history of science, technology and medicine. The selected candidates have to submit before the 25th at the same email address (bertomeu@uv.es, m.carmen.ricos@uv.es) the following documents which are necessary to fulfil the application:

1. Pdf document that is obtained once the electronic application form available on the corresponding MICIU website has been completed.

2. Scanned copy of the DNI, NIE or Passport and of the pdf scanned Ph.D. certificate.



Please circulate this information among potential candidates.



--

José Ramón Bertomeu-Sánchez

Institut d'Història de la Medicina i de la Ciència "López Piñero"

Universitat de València, Plaça Cisneros, 4

46003 València (Spain)

email: Jose.R.Bertomeu@uv.es

TF: + 00 34 963926241 / 963864164

http://www.uv.es/bertomeu

http://www.historia-ciencia-comunicacion.org/

dimanche 13 janvier 2019

L’autorité de l’expert en médecine dans les sociétés antiques et médiévales

Historiciser l’expertise. L’autorité de l’expert en médecine dans les sociétés antiques et médiévales


Journée d'étude

14 et 15 janvier 2019

Salle Marc Bloch
MHS LSH
14 avenue Berthelot
Lyon



Lundi 14 janvier

— 14h

Introduction
Isabelle Boehm, Univ. de Lyon, HiSoMA, Laurence Moulinier-Brogi, Univ. de Lyon, CIHAM, Marilyn Nicoud, Avignon Université, CIHAM

La notion d’expertise médicale dans les Épidémies II, IV et VI d’Hippocrate et le commentaire de Galien : une discussion à la fois philologique et médicale 
Robert Alessi, Univ. Poitiers

L’expertise médico-légale dans l’Antiquité : le témoignage des papyrus grecs d’Égypte
Antonio Ricciardetto, Collège de France, CEDOPAL

— 16h - pause

La création du professionnel : l’expert médical par les sources normatives
Tommaso Duranti, Univ. Bologne


Mardi 15 janvier


— 9h15

Les troubles de l’âme et l’expertise du médecin antique
Vincent Barras, CHUV, Lausanne

La place et le rôle l’expertise dans la construction de la vérité judiciaire (XIIe-XVe siècle)
Corinne Leveleux, Univ. d’Orléans, CESFIMA

— 10h45 - pause

L’expert peut-il se tromper ? La médecine scolastique face aux cas particuliers (XIIIe-XIVe siècle)
Joël Chandelier, Univ. Paris 8, Centre de recherches historiques

The methods of the procedure and the role and temporality of the use of the medical report within the judgment in the Kingdom of Valencia during the late Middle Ages
Carmel Ferragud, Univ. Valencia

— 14h30

« Veu par la cour le rapport de medecins, cirurgiens et barbiers ». La place de l’expertise dans le jugement de la capacité professionnelle (1350-1550)
Helène Leuwers, Univ. Paris-Ouest-Nanterre, CHISCO

Judicium leprae. Acteurs et pratiques de l’expertise de lèpre. Du Moyen Âge à la Modernité (Orient-Occident)
François-Olivier Touati, Univ. Tours, CITERES

Expertiser les eaux thermales : la place des médecins (XIVe-XVIe siècle)
Didier Boisseuil, Univ. Tours, CESR

Prochaine séance de la Société Française d'Histoire de la Médecine

Prochaine séance de la Société Française d'Histoire de la Médecine 


Amphithéâtre Rouvillois de l’hôpital d’instruction des armées du Val-de-Grâce
74 boulevard de Port-Royal 75005 Paris
le SAMEDI 19 JANVIER 2019 À 14 h 30

Jacques BATTIN D’Hésiode à la double hélice de l’ADN

Simone GILGENKRANTZ La cytogénétique, histoire de quelques pionniers dans une discipline en
pleine mutation

Christian DOUTREMEPUICH La génétique moléculaire au service de la justice

Pierre THILLAUD La paléopathologie à la recherche de l’ADN ancien

samedi 12 janvier 2019

L'hôpital psychiatrique de Marsens

Un hôpital psychiatrique mis en lumière. Marsens, passé/présent

Danielle Aeby-Magnin

Au fil du temps
2018

A l’heure où, selon les statistiques, une personne sur quatre en Suisse est susceptible de faire un passage en institution psychiatrique au cours de sa vie, un livre lève le voile sur ce type d’établissement, lieu tabou par excellence dans l’imaginaire collectif… 

Cet ouvrage décrit l’hôpital psychiatrique de Marsens (FR) depuis son ouverture jusqu’à ce jour. L’institution y parle d’elle-même par la voix de plusieurs médecins-directeurs qui s’y sont succédé, et la vie de l’hôpital se déroule au fil de son siècle et demi d’histoire. L’on y découvre les pratiques et thérapies utilisées pour soigner les troubles psychiques, et l’esprit dans lequel elles s’exercent – ou se sont exercées. Des soignants et thérapeutes décrivent leur mise en œuvre, et leur ressenti en les appliquant. Mais l’histoire serait incomplète sans la parole donnée à ceux qui sont la raison même de l’existence de l’hôpital: les patients. Un large place est donnée à leurs témoignages dans les deux derniers chapitres du livre. On l’aura compris, il ne s’agit pas d’un énième ouvrage savant traitant de la psychiatrie, mais bien de la mise en lumière d’un type d’hôpital public, dont il est légitime de rappeler qu’il n’est la propriété ni des politiciens ni des psychiatres, mais bien celle de nous tous, citoyens.

Prothèses et personne


vendredi 11 janvier 2019

Histoire de la recherche sur le cerveau


Imagining the Brain: Episodes in the History of Brain Research



Chiara Ambrosio & William Maclehose (Editors)



Series: Progress in Brain Research (Book 243)
Hardcover: 343 pages
Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (December 21, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0128142578



Progress in Brain Research series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors.
Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors
Presents the latest release in the Progress of Brain Research series
Updated release includes the latest information on the Imagining the Brain: Episodes in the Visual History of Brain Research

Représenter le corps médical

Representing the Medical Body

Call for papers


28 March 2019, Science Museum, London

A one-day workshop at the Science Museum, London, organised by Katy Barrett (Curator of Art Collections) and Sarah Wade (Research Manager)

In 2019, a series of five landmark new medicine galleries will open at the Science Museum in London. A series of contemporary art commissions form a significant part of this project along with images of the human body throughout the history of art. This provides an ideal opportunity to reflect on the unique ways in which the body has been represented in relation to health and medicine through the history of art and visual culture.

This one-day interdisciplinary workshop will bring together artists, scientists and historians of art, science and medicine to explore artistic responses to medicine and representations of the medical body throughout history. Papers are invited from a range of critical frameworks including, feminist, queer, postcolonialist, posthuman and gender studies. Contributions can take a variety of forms including papers, artist’s talks, films and performances. The day will end with a response from Professor Ludmilla Jordanova, Department of History, Durham University.

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers. Topics might include:
  • Medical models and anatomy
  • Death and dying
  • Medical portraiture
  • Representations of disability, disease and healing
  • Photography and ethnography or anthropology
  • Contemporary or historical medical imaging
  • The role of imagery in diagnosis

Please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio of no more than a paragraph to sarah.wade@sciencemuseum.ac.uk by the end of Sunday 20th January 2019.



jeudi 10 janvier 2019

Malaria et famine dans le Punjab colonial

Epidemic Malaria and Hunger in Colonial Punjab: Weakened by Want 

Sheila Zurbrigg


Series: The Social History of Health and Medicine in South Asia
Hardcover: 470 pages
Publisher: Routledge India; 1 edition (December 3, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0815385110

This book documents the primary role of acute hunger (semi- and frank starvation) in the ‘fulminant’ malaria epidemics that repeatedly afflicted the northwest plains of British India through the first half of colonial rule. Using Punjab vital registration data and regression analysis it also tracks the marked decline in annual malaria mortality after 1908 with the control of famine, despite continuing post-monsoonal malaria transmission across the province.

The study establishes a time-series of annual malaria mortality estimates for each of the 23 plains districts of colonial Punjab province between 1868 and 1947 and for the early post-Independence years (1948-60) in (East) Punjab State. It goes on to investigate the political imperatives motivating malaria policy shifts on the part of the British Raj. This work reclaims the role of hunger in Punjab malaria mortality history and, in turn, raises larger epistemic questions regarding the adequacy of modern concepts of nutrition and epidemic causation in historical and demographic analysis.

Part of The Social History of Health and Medicine in South Asia series, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers of colonial history, modern history, social medicine, social anthropology and public health.

L'histoire des émotions

History of emotions

Call for submissions

History of Psychology invites submissions for a special issue on the history of emotions in the modern period.

The relatively new specialization of the history of the emotions has revealed that emotion, felt experience, and expression have played a key role in culture, society, and politics. In the history of science, however, interest in the emotions has been more muted. This special issue will focus on the exploration of emotion theory and practice in the human sciences in the modern period – roughly from the late 18thcentury to today. 

This special issue will address the following themes, among others. Was there a particular historical moment in which interest in emotions in the sciences, broadly construed, increased? While some historians situate heightened study of the emotions in the sciences in the 1960s, others point to a surge in interest in emotions after World War II. But we can also go back to William James’s 1884 influential theory of emotion that stimulated intense debate; or to the 1910s, when Walter Cannon experimented on the physiological concomitants of emotion; or to the early 1920s, when unorthodox psychoanalysts Sandor Ferenczi and Otto Rank raised emotional understanding to a central place in psychoanalysis. More recently, studies in the new discipline of social neuroscience have contributed to the ever-growing literature on emotion and the brain.

Can we discover the roots of the academy’s recent turn to the emotions in older traditions that have not yet received their due? Might historical investigations shed light on contemporary debates on emotion including the existence, or not, of a set of universal, basic emotions, or whether emotion is primarily a bodily affect or a cognitive response? 

As the study of emotion has not been confined to any one discipline, we welcome submissions on the history of psychology, psychotherapy, neuroscience, psychophysiology, social work or other relevant fields. 

The submission deadline is March 1, 2019.

The main text of each manuscript, exclusive of figures, tables, references, or appendices, should not exceed 35 double-spaced pages (approximately 7,500 words). Initial inquiries regarding the special issue may be sent to the guest editor, Susan Lanzoni <smlanzoni@gmail.com>or the regular editor, Nadine Weidman <hop.editor@icloud.com>. 

Papers should be submitted through the History of Psychology Manuscript Submission Portal with a cover letter indicating that the paper is to be considered for the special issue. Please see the Instructions to Authors information located on the History of Psychology website.

mercredi 9 janvier 2019

Savoirs et usages des médicaments aux époques médiévales et modernes

Materia medica. Savoirs et usages des médicaments aux époques médiévales et modernes



Édité par Philip RIEDER, François ZANETTI


Droz
2018

Remède qui « se prend par la bouche, ou qui s'applique par dehors pour la guérison », le médicament occupe une place essentielle dans les soins du corps et de l’esprit avant la biomédecine. Alternativement soutien face aux difficultés quotidiennes et source d’espoir en cas de malaise inquiétant, entre le XIe et la fin du XVIIIe siècle, il est produit et consommé dans des espaces privés et publics, réinvesti sans cesse par des malades comme des soignants. Placé dans cet ouvrage au centre de l’investigation historique, le médicament révèle des appropriations culturelles et des réalités sociales complexes. Ce livre propose une série d’études qui interrogent à la fois les sources d’autorité et les modalités de justification qui permettent de redéfinir sans cesse ce qu’est un médicament reconnu dans une communauté, de retrouver la rationalité de produits apparemment fantastiques, d’interroger les liens entre culture savante et culture orale, de reconsidérer la réception faite à des nouveautés et de reconstituer les lieux de son élaboration, son économie, son appropriation en fonction du genre et sa place centrale dans l’histoire des métiers de la santé.

Bourses du Barbara Bates Center

2019 Barbara Bates Center Fellowships 

Call for applications


The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania is taking applications for the 2019 Fellowships and Research Awards. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply.

The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania is taking applications for the 2019 Fellowships and Research Awards. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply.

The Karen Buhler-Wilkerson Faculty Research Fellowship provides up to $4,000 of support to faculty from all disciplines from colleges and universities, based on evidence of preparation and/or productivity in historical research related to nursing and healthcare.

The Alice Fisher Society Fellowship for Historical Research in Nursing offers up to $3,000 to support research and ongoing collaboration with Center historians. The Fisher Fellowship is open to those with masters and doctoral level preparation.

The deadline to receive applications is February 1, 2019.

Visit http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/history/about-us/mentorships-fellowships/, or email historyfellowships@nursing.upenn.edu for additional information.

mardi 8 janvier 2019

Les cultures du mal dans les institutions de soin

Cultures of Harm in Institutions of Care

Social History of Medicine, Special Issue, Volume 31, Issue 4, November 2018


Cultures of Harm in Institutions of Care: Introduction
Louise Hide; Joanna Bourke

Broken Minds and Beaten Bodies: Cultures of Harm and the Management of Mental Illness in Mid- to Late Nineteenth-century English and Irish Prisons
Catherine Cox; Hilary Marland

Police Surgeons and Victims of Rape: Cultures of Harm and Care
Joanna Bourke

In Plain Sight: Open Doors, Mixed-sex Wards and Sexual Abuse in English Psychiatric Hospitals, 1950s—Early 1990s
Louise Hide

Single Rooms, Seclusion and the Non-Restraint Movement in British Asylums, 1838–1844
Leslie Topp

A Home or a Gaol? Scandal, Secrecy, and the St James’s Inebriate Home for Women
Jennifer Wallis

‘Put Right Under’: Obstetric Violence in Post-war Canada
Whitney Wood

Contracting Health: Procurement Contracts, Total Institutions, and the Problem of Virtuous Suffering in Post-war Human Experiment
Laura Stark

Sources and ResourcesThe Manchester Medical Manuscripts Collection
Karen Rushton

Sources and Resources‘The People’s Chemists’: The Walgreens Boots Alliance Archive
Anna Greenwood; Hilary Ingram



Sylvelyn Hähner-Rombach and Karen Nolte (eds), Patients and Social Practice of Psychiatric Nursing in the 19th and 20th Century
Pamela Dale

Laura Kelly, Irish Medical Education and Student Culture, 1850–1950
Anne Hanley

Andrew Bamji, Faces from the Front: Harold Gillies, The Queen’s Hospital, Sidcup and the Origins of Modern Plastic Surgery
Jonathan Reinarz

Vivek Neelakantan, Science, Public Health and Nation-Building in Soekarno-Era Indonesia
Kirsten Moore-Sheeley

Lincoln C. Chen, Michael R. Reich and Jennifer Ryan (eds), Medical Education in East Asia: Past and Future
Xiaoli Tian

Fernando Vidal and Francisco Ortega, Being Brains. Making the Cerebral Subject
Cornelius Borck

Louis W. Sullivan with David Chanoff, Breaking Ground. My Life in Medicine
Adam Biggs

Paul David Blanc, Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon
Catherine Mills

Larisa Jasarevic, Health and Wealth on the Bosnian Market: Intimate Debt
Mat Savelli

La médecine carcérale

Prison Medicine: Health and Incarceration in History

Call for papers

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for our 2 day multi--‐disciplinary conference ‘Prison Medicine: Health and Incarceration in History’ covering the broad areas of museums, nursing, medical services, health, allied and mental health. Researchers, scholars, historians, policy makers, doctors, nurses and other stakeholders are welcome to submit an original research paper or presentation on the theme of the history of health and health services in prisons.

We invite responses to this theme in a variety of formats: formal papers (20 minutes long), panels (75 minutes long including 15 minutes for Q and A), posters, and flash presentations (5 minute presentations in which a speaker describes an area of research). We recognise that diverse issues have been involved in the provision of health and health services to prisoners over time, and we welcome conference participants to contribute to mapping the history of medical service provision to this vulnerable community.

Please send your 300--‐word abstract in a Word document, Times New Roman 1.5 spaced, including author names and affiliations, to Associate Professor Kathryn Weston at kathw@uow.edu.au

Closing date for abstracts: Monday 11 February 2019

Conference dates: Thursday 2 and Friday 3 May 2019

Duration: Two days with an evening ‘Ghost Tour’ of Old Parramatta Gaol

Location: Old Parramatta Gaol cnr New & Dunlop Streets Nth Parramatta, NSW.

Directions: Beside the historic Lennox Bridge, a 10 minute walk from Parramatta Station and River Cat ferry wharf.

The ‘Caring for the Incarcerated: Lessons from the past, policy for the future’ research project is a collaboration between the School of Medicine at the University of Wollongong (UOW) and the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network NSW, and receives financial support from UOW through the Global Challenges program and the Faculty of Science Medicine & Health. We also gratefully acknowledge support from the Justice Museums Group, Old Parramatta Gaol management and the Deerubbin Land Council.

Contact Info:
Louella McCarthy
School of Medicine, University of Wollongong
louella@uow.edu.au

lundi 7 janvier 2019

Georges Gilles de la Tourette

Georges Gilles de la Tourette. Beyond the Eponym

Olivier Walusinski


Oxford University Press
Hardcover
Published: 14 November 2018
504 Pages
ISBN: 9780190636036

The 19th Century brought many medical advances and discoveries in neurology, with the famed Parisian La Salpêtrière hospital at its center. Medical giants such as Jean-Martin Charcot, Joseph Babinski, and even for a short time Sigmund Freud, walked these halls, so it is a wonder that, an equal among these men, very little exists in the literature on Georges Gilles de la Tourette.

This biography is the first comprehensive volume to delve into the life, scholarship, writing, and hobbies of the famed doctor. In Part One, we learn Georges' family history, follow his schooling and mentorship under Charcot, travel to the Worlds Fair of 1900, evade an attempted assassination, all before succumbing to death by syphilis. Part Two provides an in-depth analysis of his neurological and psychiatric works, notably the epynomous neurological disorder that will forever remain
Author Olivier Walusinski pulls together unpublished family archives, Georges' correspondence with the Parisian journalist Georges Montorgueil, journal articles, and police archives to shed an original light on the famed doctor's life and lasting legacy. These archives have never before been studied or made available to the public, making this one of the first and most comprehensive biographies available and a must-have for any medical library.

Les expériences du handicap depuis le Moyen-âge

Experiences of Disability from the late Middle Ages to the Mid-Twentieth Century


Call for papers


The Call for Papers ‘Experiences of Disability from the late Middle Ages to the Mid-Twentieth Century’ can be of interest to h-madness readers. The conference will take place on 22-23 August 2019 at the University of Tampere, Finland.

Keynote speakers: David Lederer, Maynooth University; Donna Trembinski, St. Francis Xavier University; David Turner, Swansea University

In recent decades, dis/ability history has become an important field in its own right, standing at the crossroads of the social history of medicine, the history of minorities and the history of everyday life.
Conceptions of and attitudes to physical and mental wellbeing and to difference are and have always been key elements in any human society, while the lived experience of dis/ability has varied across societies and time periods, but also depending on the person’s socioeconomic status, age, gender, and the nature of the impairment. Experiences of disability, whether personal or communal, have long continuities in the past, but they have also changed dramatically with the development of medical science and institutionalized care.

This conference aims to concentrate on the experiences of those with physical or mental impairments and chronic illnesses, with special reference to the period between the late Middle Ages and the
mid-twentieth century. We understand dis/ability in a broad sense, covering a wide range of physical, mental and intellectual impairments and chronic illnesses. How, then, were various dis/abilities lived and experienced, how did communities shape these experiences, and what similarities and changes can we detect over the course of time? An important viewpoint is also that of methodology: how can a modern scholar approach the experience of those living in the past?

We thus invite papers that explore the ways in which ‘disabilities’ have been lived and experienced, in all stages of life, and by people of different social status and background. The conference aims to
promote dialogue between disability historians across national and chronological borders and we welcome papers presenting new research and work in progress.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
• How to approach the experience of disability (sources, methodology)? Different categories of disability experience, or what counts as experience of disability?
• How have society, religion and practices of care and cure defined the experience of disability?
• Religion and disability
• Medicalization, institutionalization and everyday life
• The impact of gender, age and social status on the experience of disability
• Lived welfare and everyday experiences of people with disabilities, e.g. living at home, in a workhouse or mental institution, the impact of various welfare systems

To submit a proposal, please send title and abstract of 200 words, with your contact information and affiliation by February 15, 2019, at


Participation is free of charge, and includes lunches and coffees for speakers.

The conference is organized by the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the History of Experiences (HEX, https://research.uta.fi/hex/) at the University of Tampere and the group “Lived Religion” and has received funding from The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation and HEX. For more information, please write to the organizers (jenni.kuuliala@uta.fi and riikka.miettinen@uta.fi)