CfP: Healthcare: Supply and Demand in Prehistory and History (Event, 05/2015, Gothenburg); DL: 31.10.2014

Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg (Web)

Venue: Gothenburg
Time: 6-8 May, 2015
Proposals by: 31 October, 2014

An international interdisciplinary conference on the practice of medicine in the past: Topics may include, but are not limited to, the definition of physical and mental health and disease, the impact of class and/or gender on healthcare, the spread of epidemics and countermeasures, physicians and patients, power relations between practitioners or between practitioners and patients. Papers that deal with archaeological, osteological, and iconographical evidence are as welcome as those that rely on textual sources. Our timeframe spans from the Palaeolithic to the recent past.

  • Confirmed keynote speakers include Helen King (Open University), Charlotte Roberts (University of Durham), Lucinda McCray (Appalachian State University), and Julie Laskaris (University of Richmond).

The deadline for abstracts (max. 300 words) is 31 October, 2014.

Abstracts should be sent to: Linnea Åshede (

Notice of acceptance will be sent out before 15 November.

For further information contact: Maria Sjöberg ( or Helène Whittaker (

Please note: the Department of Historical Studies will be offering a PhD-course in connection to the conference, that will be open to all PhD-students (nationally and internationally). More information on the course will be available shortly but for inquiries, contact the above addresses.

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