The Medical Heritage Library, Inc. is hosting an online conference to celebrate a decade of digitizing primary resources in the history of medicine on Friday November 13, 2020.
The Medical Heritage Library, Inc. is a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries. The conference seeks to highlight research, teaching, and learning outcomes for our open-access collection of texts, films, images, and audio material in medical and health sciences and related subject matter. These materials represent a wide range of historical periods, linguistic traditions, and scientific cultures, and we encourage proposals that reflect the scope of our medical heritage collections. We seek to forge new relationships and strengthen existing ones with scholars, educators, and allied health professionals, in medical humanities, digital humanities, library and information science, medical history, art history, critical race studies, cultural studies, disability studies, philosophy, and bioethics.
We invite proposals on a range of topics related to our collections, including, but not limited to:
Affect management and practitioner burnout
Collections as data
Disability studies and medicine
History of sexuality
Local and indigenous medical knowledge
Lung disease and cigarette smoking
Medicine and the arts
Medicine and literature
Race science and medicine
State medical societies
Teaching the pandemic(s)
Vaccines and anti-vaccination
Women and medicine