CfP: Pennsylvania Hospital History of Women’s Health Conference (04/2013, Philadelphia); DL: 02.11.2012

Pennsylvania Hospital History of Women’s Health Conference (Web)

Venue: Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia
Time: April 17, 2013
Deadline: Friday, November 2, 2012

The History of Women’s Health Conference focuses on areas of women’s health from the 18th century to the present. This conference encourages interdisciplinary work. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, obstetrics and gynecology (fertility, infertility, birth control methods, menopause), adolescence (health, cultural influences, body image, puberty, eating disorders), mental health topics, aging concerns, women’s health as consumer health, the female as conveyed in popular culture, overall women’s health, access to health care, minority health, nursing, midwifery, female healers, and more.

Jacqueline H. Wolf, PhD, professor of the history of medicine, Department of Social Medicine at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will be our keynote speaker, presenting „Cutting Risk: Obstetricians‘ Evolving Views of Cesarean Sections, 1870-2010“. She is the author of Deliver Me from Pain: Anesthesia and Birth in America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009) and Don’t Kill Your Baby: Public Health and the Decline of Breastfeeding in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Ohio State University Press, 2001).
The History of Women’s Health Conference began in 2006 as part of the Pennsylvania Hospital’s celebration of co-founder Benjamin Franklin’s tercentenary. Each year since, scholars from the humanities and health care professionals gather to discuss the past, present, and future state of women’s health. The conference is jointly sponsored by the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department and the Pennsylvania Hospital Historic Collection.
We will again offer a lunch buffet for $10. Lunch will take place in the historic Pine Building. Please send a check payable to the Pennsylvania Hospital Historic Collections to: Pennsylvania Hospital Historic Collections c/o Stacey Peeples, 3 Pine East Rm. 2, 800 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.

We invite interested persons to send a one to two page proposal or abstract of your topic by Friday, November 2, 2012 for consideration.

Please RSVP by April 15, 2012 to Stacey C Peeples, Curator-Lead Archivist, Pennsylvania Hospital When registering, please indicate if you would like to purchase the $10 lunch. Vegetarian option will be available.
Please call (215-829-5434) or e-mail with any questions or for more information.


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