Imagining and Practicing Imperial and Colonial Medicine, 1870-1960
10-12 January 2008 - Osler-McGovern Centre, Green College, University of Oxford, 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford
This conference will bring together scholars and researchers working on the development and practice of medicine in the European and North American colonies.
It will examine both contrasts and commonalities of imagining and practicing imperial and colonial medicine between European and North American imperialists, colonialists, settlers and local inhabitants in diverse contexts such as, but not limited to, SE Asia, Africa, Australia, the Americas and Europe. The goal of the conference is to challenge the current boundaries that mark out what is, or is not ‘imperial’ and ‘colonial’ medicine; seeking new ways of understanding old questions. Successful papers will be innovative, expanding the current historiography of imperial and colonial medicine.
Proposals are particularly welcome in the following areas:
۰Missionaries and Medical Missionaries
۰Local practice and knowledge
۰Ethnopharmacology and Ethnobotany
۰Hospitals and Dispensaries
۰Education and Training
۰Climate and Acclimatization
۰Disease and Illness
۰Public Health and Hygiene
By bringing together diverse histories, from fresh perspectives, this conference will place in dialogue areas that are commonly separated; broadening our understanding of what is properly considered imperial and colonial medicine during this period.
For any questions or enquiries regarding the conference please send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
All abstracts should be submitted electronically to Ryan Johnson at email@example.com. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words. The deadline for submissions is September 1st, 2007.
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
University of Oxford
45-47 Banbury Road
Oxford, OX2 6PE UK
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