HISTORY AND THE HEALTHY POPULATION: SOCIETY, GOVERNMENT, HEALTH AND MEDICINE
Annual conference of the Society for the Social History of Medicine www.sshm.org/
The Society for the Social History of Medicine 2008 Annual Conference will be jointly organised by the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare Glasgow, a research collaboration between Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Strathclyde (www.gcal.ac.uk/historyofhealth and the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Glasgow (www.arts.gla.ac.uk/History/Medicine/)
The conference will embrace all historical perspectives on the broad issue of how health has been defined and by whom. It will also consider the reasons that the various agencies involved in healthcare, including patients and communities, have adopted their approaches and strategies. The event is framed by reference to the generation of historians influenced by the idea that issues of health and healthcare are entangled in the projects of government, and seeks to engage with and critique 'governmentality' as a tool of analysis in the history of medicine.
The conference encourages papers from all periods and places in seeking a wide-ranging and inclusive set of discussions.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 March 2008
To submit a title and abstract of no more than 300 words please contact Lydia Marshall email@example.com
The Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) has pioneered inter-disciplinary approaches to the history of health, welfare, medical science and practice. Consequently, its membership consists of those interested in a variety of disciplines, including history, public health, demography, anthropology, sociology, social administration and health economics. Membership benefits of the Society include subscription to the journal Subscription to the journal Social History of Medicine, with three issues per year, and full online archive of Social History of Medicine; “The Gazette” which contains information about professional events, reduced registration fees at Society conferences, 30 per cent off titles in the Society's Routledge series, 20 per cent discount on selected Oxford University Press books, 25 per cent off titles in Ashgate's series “History of Medicine in Context”, as well as discounts on selected books from Manchester University Press. Bursaries are available for student members for travel and conferences. Details of how to join the Society, and information about membership benefits are available at http://www.sshm.org or from Dr Lutz Sauerteig, Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Wolfson Research Institute, University Boulevard, Stockton on Tees TS17 6BH, UK, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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