CFP: Narratio in Medicine and the Law

Narratio in Medicine and the Law: Interpretative and Scientific Knowledge in Medical and Medico-Legal Case Histories from Antiquity to the Renaissance This VivaMente conference explores the intersections of narrative, rhetorical persuasion, and factual evidence in medical and medico-legal case histories from Antiquity to the Renaissance focusing on the longue durée development of medical and medico-legal…

CFP: Writing the Self in Pain – Historical Perspectives

We are delighted to invite papers for our international conference Writing the Self in Pain: Historical Perspectives, to be held at the University of Helsinki on 24–25 October 2024. The deadline for proposals is 31 May 2024. Check out for the criteria for proposals below. About the conference Pain as an affective, simultaneously sensory and…

CFP: Queer Cripping, Art, and Resistance

deadline for submissions: May 31, 2024 full name / name of organization: Iraboty Kazi, University of Western Ontario contact email: ikazi3@uwo.ca UAAC Panel Session Queerness and disability have long intersected, from the medicalization of queerness, institutionalization, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic to contemporary address, such as the ongoing suppression of Trans* healthcare rights.  Queer/crip refusals of…

Conference: Age and Health, 1500-1800

Lightfoot Room, St John's College, Cambridge and on Zoom

Lightfoot Room, St John's College, Cambridge and on Zoom, June 24, 2024 - June 24, 2024 Registration is now open for the conference Age and Health, 1500-1800. The conference asks how experiences of health and ill health shaped and were governed by age stages, and how they shifted across the lifecycle. The conference is free to attend,…

CFP: Changing Bodies and Subjects in Early Modernity (RSA 2025)

Proposals for 20-minute presentations that explore how changes in bodily states, life stages, and other changes in embodiment affected people, their self-image, their subject positions, etc. in the early modern period. “Body” can be understood in the strict physical sense or in the developmental sense as a process and as an evolving entity or phenomenon,…

CFP: Shakespeare and the Mind

Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference - Cleveland, OH (October 24-26) deadline for submissions: September 9, 2024 full name / name of organization: Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference contact email: ovsc2024@gmail.com Announcing the 47th Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference October 24-26, 2024 Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH   Conference theme: “Shakespeare and the Mind” The study of Shakespeare…

Visionary Technology: Exploring Eyeglasses and Impairment in the NLM’s Collections

This talk will be live-streamed globally, and archived on NLM's YouTube Channel and NIH VideoCasting. Join Dr. Rachael Gillibrand as she explores the connections between eye impairments and the creation of eyeglasses, using the collections of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The talk will highlight items from her 'ocular impairment' resource collection, accessible through…

CFP: Special Issue of the Journal of Jesuit Studies on the Topic of Jesuits and Disability

In anticipation of a special issue of the Journal of Jesuit Studies (expected publication in fall 2027), we are seeking proposals for articles that treat the subject of Jesuits and disability. We welcome a range of disciplinary approaches (including history, art history, linguistics, theater, theology, philosophy, literature, pedagogy, psychology, sociology, musicology, astronomy, gender studies, etc.),…