The Sixth Conference
for the Asian Society for the History of Medicine
14-15 December 2012
Keio University , Hiyoshi Campus ( Yokohama )
The Sixth Conference for the Asian Society for the History of Medicine will be held at Keio University in Japan on 14-15 Dec 2012. The theme of the conference is “Medicine, Society and Culture in Asia and Beyond”. Possible topics might include:
§ Transmission of medical ideas and materials within and beyond Asia
§ Modernization and the history of the body
§ Colonial and imperial medicine
§ Public health and the nation-building
§ Trade, politics and medicine
§ The impact of Western medicine
§ Gender, Race, and making of the people
§ Books, patients, laboratories, and the fields
We encourage historians of medicine to submit a proposal for a 20-minute individual paper, or a proposal for a 90-minute panel for 3-5 papers via email by 31 July 2012 to Akihito Suzuki (firstname.lastname@example.org). The abstract for an individual paper should not exceed 350 words. The abstract for the panel should list the rationale for the panel and the abstracts of the papers, maximum 1500 words in total. We encourage panel-organizers to include different countries in a single panel, (e.g. leprosy in China , Korea , Japan , and India ). We have a limited fund for travel and accommodation. Please ask for further details if any assistance is required.
We are also going to have a special day for graduate students’ workshop, and we hope we receive a lot of paper- or panel proposals from graduate students interested in history of medicine.