dimanche 29 mars 2015

Congrès d'histoire de la médecine tropicale

2nd Portuguese-Brazilian Meeting on the History of Tropical Medicine

Call for Papers

MEETING WEBSITE: http://eventos.fct.unl.pt/conghmt

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd Portuguese -Brazilian Meeting on the History of Tropical Medicine (2LBMHTM) will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 14-16 October 2015. It is organized by the Interuniversity Center for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT) and the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHMT) of the New University of Lisbon, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil, and the Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH), of the University of York.The Portuguese-Brazilian Meetings on the History of Tropical Medicine have always sought to strike a balance between historiographical reflections, which help develop a broader comparative analysis, and case-studies examining different national, colonial, post-colonial, international and global contexts. We will continue to favor both approaches at the 1st meeting. The bulk of historiographical research has explored the period in the post-World War II.

The Scientific Committee encourages contributions on a range of themes addressing the following topics:

1. Medical knowledge and practices: plural histories and traditions

2. Actors, pathogenic agents, diseases, and institutions

3. International public health policies and networks

4. Archives and museums: documents and collections

5. Tropical medicine and the environment

6. Tropical medicine and bioethics

The 2nd Portuguese-Brazilian Meeting on the History of Tropical Medicine welcomes proposals for individual papers, but preference will be given to organized sessions of three or more papers. We particularly invite contributions with a transnational dimension concerning the historical analyses of the links between tropical medicine and international health in post-World War II, in paying particular attention to ideas, exchanges, technologies and practices in Portuguese-African-Asian-Brazilian relations, notably by addressing the circulation of ideas in the light of each region’s socioeconomic, political, and administrative peculiarities, as well as power correlations between markets, nation states and international agencies.

If you have any questions related to the scientific programme, paper or session proposals, please, do not hesitate to contact Isabel Amaral (ima@fct.unl.pt) or Jaime Benchimol (jbench@oi.com.br), the chairs of the programme committee.

For any other information please contact the local secretariat (conghmt@campus.fct.unl.pt).


Abstracts and presentations should be in English or in Portuguese (without simultaneous translation).


  • March 15, 2015: Symposia Submission (theme and rationale of symposium and abstract of papers)
  • March 26, 2015: Decision of accepted symposia
  • April 3, 2015: Abstract Submission for stand-alone papers
  • May 4, 2015: Decision of accepted papers

Symposium guidelines and instructions

A Symposium can have as many papers as the organizer wants. The papers will grouped in groups of four (e.g. 8 papers means two sessions of 4).
You must use the template below for submitting the abstracts.
If you submit a stand-alone paper use the template for the abstract.
If you submit a session please use the template for sessions and templates for the abstracts and send all together.
The length (time) of each talk is not yet fixed. However it would be around 20 min. The organizer must be identified. This is the person who takes the initiative, carries on the process and organizes the sessions including the presentation of each speaker (two lines CV).
Individuals may submit only one abstract as a single author. Individuals may co-author two abstract. The same rules apply to organizers.
One person can organize one session (including more than 1 part), or possibly co-organize two.
Each person can be the author of only one paper or, if written jointly, of no more than two papers.
You may use the web (e.g. Mersenne) to announce your proposal.

Abstract guidelines and instructions

  • Maximum words in title: 15
  • Maximum number of authors: unlimited
  • Maximum word count (not including title and authors): 300
  • All abstracts should be written in English
  • Individuals may submit only one abstract as a single author
  • Individuals may co-author two abstracts. Presenting authors should be identified by underlining their name
  • The abstract should have a title, the names of the authors and institutions
  • Abstracts should conform to the template available in this site in Word format (not pdf).
  • The abstract should be submitted, by the presenting author, via email to ima@fct.unl.pt or jbench@oi.com.br. If you do not receive a response within 48 hours acknowledging safe receipt of the abstract, please email conghmt@campus.fct.unl.pt.
  • Templates files here: template for session and template for abstract.
For any other information please contact the local secretariat conghmt@campus.fct.unl.pt

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