Medicine, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain and Ireland
One-Day Workshop for Postgraduate and Early Career Scholars
University of Ulster (Belfast Campus)
26 March 2010
Call for Abstracts
This workshop aims to bring together postgraduates and early-career researchers who are working on various aspects of medical history in Britain and Ireland in the early modern period to discuss on-going research, archival sources, and to develop research networks.
Dr Peter Elmer (Open University) will be the keynote speaker and will be discussing his own work as well as the problems and possibilities of research in early modern history of medicine.
Abstracts for papers (20 min) are welcome from any areas of research, possible topics include, but are not restricted to
- Growth of institutional medicine
- State intervention and regulation
- Medical migration
- Professionalization and regulation of medicine and medical practitioners
- Self-medication and folk medicine
- Witchcraft, magic and medicine
- Disease and containment
Please submit a 250 word abstract to Dr Leanne McCormick (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Andrew Sneddon (email@example.com) by 30 November 2009. For further information please contact Mike Liffey (firstname.lastname@example.org). Conference organised by The Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland.
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