2023 American Association for the History of Medicine
The American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) invites abstracts for papers in any area of the history of health and healing for its 96th annual meeting, to be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 11-14, 2023. The AAHM welcomes papers on the histories of medicine, disease, and health broadly defined, including the history of medical ideas, practices, institutions, and technologies; the history of healing, disability, illness, disease, pharmaceuticals, and public health; and the history of peoples’ experiences of health, illness, and disability. We welcome proposals related to all eras and regions of the world that engage with biomedical and non-biomedical therapeutic systems and traditions. The Program Committee, led by co-chairs David Herzberg and Sarah Rodriguez, encourages the submission of papers that build connections between the history of medicine and related fields and disciplines; that expand the methodological, thematic, chronological, and geographic diversity of the history of medicine; and that address the role of medicine in reinforcing and challenging social hierarchies of race, gender, empire/nation, ability, etc.
In response to strong expressed desire for a virtual option, and mindful of the challenges of a mixed in-person and online event, the AAHM Council has approved, on a trial basis, a supplementary one-day virtual meeting to occur approximately one week later. All submissions should indicate whether they want to be considered for the in-person or the virtual meeting. Major elements of the in-person meeting, such as the Garrison lecture and the awards presentation, will be broadcast, but owing to technological and financial obstacles, regular panels will not include virtual or pre-recorded presentations.
The Program Committee seeks four kinds of submissions: