Organized jointly by the McCord Museum and McGill University, this colloquium will bring together scholars in history, anthropology, sociology, medicine, film, cultural studies, and art history, to examine the history of child health in the twentieth century. The conference will feature international and interdisciplinary perspectives, and include work about Canadians. Session topics include: the historiography of child health in North America and Europe; responses to child health problems in comparative perspective; the public image and social role of the sick or suffering child; the quantification of children's health; images of health, disease and death; and hearing the voice of the sick child.
This is the 2004 McCord/AMS Colloquium, organized in conjunction with the exhibition Growing Up in Montreal at the McCord Museum.
Date:October 29 & 30, 2004
Location:McCord Museum of Canadian History
690 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC Canada
Speakers: George Weisz, McGill University
Janet Golden, Rutgers University
Neil Sutherland, University of British Columbia
Catherine Rollet, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Keith Wailoo, Rutgers University
Denyse Baillargeon, Université de Montréal
Didier Fassin, Université de Paris-Nord and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Laurie Block, filmmaker and director: www.disabilitymuseum.org
Myra Bluebond-Langner, Rutgers University
Mona Gleason, University of British Columbia
Jeffrey P. Brosco, University of Miami
Richard Meckel, Brown University
Brian Low, HuaQiao University (China)
Cynthia Comacchio, Wilfrid Laurier University
Loren Lerner, Concordia University
Vincent Lavoie, McCord Museum of Canadian History
Susan Bissell, Innocenti Research Centre (Italy)
Fees: $75 CAD ($30 CAD for students)
Space is limited; pre-registration is strongly recommended.
Mail registration info (name, affiliation, address) with payment (cheques or money orders made out to the McCord Museum) by October 20, to the address below.
The organizers wish to acknowledge the generous assistance of Associated Medical Services. "Associated Medical Services Inc. (AMS) was established in 1936 by Dr. Jason Hannah as a pioneer prepaid not-for-profit health care organization in Ontario. With the advent of medicare AMS became a charitable organization supporting innovations in academic medicine and health services, specifically the history of medicine and health care, as well as innovations in health professional education and bioethics."
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