mercredi 17 janvier 2018

Le sang : montrer ou occulter ?

Le sang : montrer ou occulter ? 

Troisième journée d’étude "Le sang : représentations symboliques, scientifiques et sociales dans l’Europe moderne (France, Italie, Espagne, XVe-XVIIIe siècles)"

26 janvier 2018
Maison de la Recherche de la Sorbonne Nouvelle
Salle Athéna (4 rue des Irlandais – 75005 PARIS)

Organisation : Constance Jori, Jennifer Ruimi, Hélène Tropé

Cette Journée d’Étude sur Le sang : montrer ou occulter ? s’inscrit dans un programme de recherche plus vaste intitulé Le sang : représentations symboliques, scientifiques et sociales dans l’Europe moderne (France, Italie, Espagne, XVe-XVIIIe siècles (Responsables : Elisabeth Belmas de Paris 13 et Corinne Lucas Fiorato de Paris 3). L’amorce de cette collaboration interuniversitaire fut un colloque international (organisé par le CIRRI/LECEMO et conçu dans le cadre du programme IDEX sur Métiers et professions dans l’Europe des XVe-XVIIIe siècles), qui s’intitulait Métiers liés au sang dans l’Europe des XVe-XVIIIe siècles (février 2016).

Cette Journée, organisée par Paris 3, est la troisième d’une série de quatre manifestations, réunissant deux Équipes de recherche au sein d’USPC. Les deux premières ont été prises en charge par Paris 13 et par la MSH Paris Nord. L’une s’intitulait Sang bleu et sang noble, pureté et impureté : l’identité définie par le sang ? (30 juin 2017) et l’autre Les représentations du sang dans les théories et la pratique médicales et chirurgicales (13 octobre 2017). La quatrième Journée, prévue le 22 juin 2018 concernera les approches religieuses, métaphysiques et philosophiques du sang. Si la question du sang, sous tous ses angles d’approche, a suscité de nombreux écrits ponctuels, peu de travaux inter et pluridisciplinaires portent sur le sujet. Le sang est en effet un thème récurrent qui traverse les littératures médicale, religieuse, romanesque, théâtrale, poétique, artistique de l’Europe moderne ; les artistes n’hésitent pas à le mettre en scène au théâtre, dans la peinture. Mais le sang interpelle le regard également dans de grandes manifestations de la vie civile comme les condamnations à mort publiques ou bien dans l’ordre du quotidien (boucherie, cuisine, médecine, etc.). Au moment où les sciences médicales font progresser la connaissance du fluide vital, plusieurs questions se posent et des attitudes diverses se dessinent au sein des sociétés considérées : de la manifestation d’un vif intérêt pour les spectacles sanglants à un rejet et à une mise à distance sociale des activités liées au sang, des débats sur sa présence réelle dans la célébration de l’eucharistie. À partir de documents en tous genres, on se proposera d’aborder les rapports dialectiques entre exhiber et dissimuler le sang dans les sociétés italienne, française et espagnole de la Première modernité. 
CAMPUS CONDORCET


SESSION DU MATIN

8h45 : Accueil des participants

9h00-9h10 - Ouverture par Laurent Creton, président du Conseil académique et vice-président de la Commission de la recherche.

9h10-9h25 - Introduction à la journée d’étude : Elisabeth Belmas (Université Paris 13, IRIS, UMR 8156-U997, MSH Paris-Nord) – Corinne Lucas-Fiorato (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, CIRRI/LECEMO, EA 3979) 

9h30-13h : Communications et débats Le sang sur scène
Présidence : Hélène Tropé (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, CRES/ LECEMO, EA 3979)

9h30 – 10h00 : Christophe Couderc (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense), « Exécutions et autres mises à mort sur la scène du théâtre espagnol du Siècle d’or »

10h00 – 10h30 : Delphine Sangu, (Université de Nantes), « L’esthétique du sang dans le théâtre de Juan Pérez de Montalbán »

Discussions et pause

11h00 – 11h30 : Pierre Giuliani, (Université Catholique de Lyon, chercheur associé à l’IHRIM ), « Notes sur le sang et les syllepses lexicales dans Phèdre de Racine »

11h30 – 12h00 : Zoé Schweitzer, (Université de Saint-Étienne) « Une boisson irreprésentable ? Le sang des enfants dans les Thyeste écrits pour la scène (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles) »

Discussions et déjeuner

SESSION DE L’APRÈS-MIDI

14h00-16h30 : Communications et débats Visibilité du sang dans l’espace public
Présidence : Stanis Perez (MSH Paris Nord, Université Paris 13-SPC)

14h00 – 14h30 : Valentina Ponzetto, (FNS/ Université de Lausanne), « Valeur dramaturgique, pathétique et morale du sang dans La Saignée de Thomas Garnier »

14h30 – 15h00 : Christophe Schuwey (Université de Fribourg / Université de Lausanne),
« Les débats sur la transfusion du sang dans les années 1660 : supports, formes et publics »

Discussions et pause

15h30 – 16h00 : Erica Ciccarella (Université de Trente), « Sang et virginité dans les Ragionamenti de l’Arétin »

16h00 – 16h30 : Sylvie Kleiman (Université Paris 8 – Vincennes-St Denis) : « Survivance des théories humorales au XVIIIe siècle : le sang des mélancoliques »

16h30 – 17h00 - discussion finale et conclusion : Jennifer Ruimi (FNS/Université de Lausanne et Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, FIRL, EA 174)



Comité scientifique du programme :

Elisabeth Belmas (Université Paris 13, IRIS, UMR 8156-U997, MSH Paris-Nord) Constance Jori (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, CIRRI/LECEMO, EA 3979) Corinne Lucas-Fiorato (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, CIRRI/LECEMO, EA 397

Jennifer Ruimi (FNS/Université de Lausanne et Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, FIRL, EA 174)

Hélène Tropé (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, CRES/LECEMO, EA 3979).

Corps humains, anticorps et autres corps

Human Bodies, Antibodies and Other Bodies 


Call for Papers

2018 Annual Postgraduate Conference
Durham, 24 April 2018


Durham University Anthropology Department invites postgraduate students in all sub-disciplines of anthropology and related fields to the upcoming PG conference: Human Bodies, Antibodies and Other Bodies. It will take place at Durham University, Tues 24th April 2018, and is free to attend.

Throughout its history, anthropology has engaged with the study of biological and social bodies. Biological bodies were quantified, qualified and described, while social bodies are discussed in ways that challenge naturalized ideas about oppression and power, race, sex, gender and in the end humanity itself. Bodies in anthropology and its sister disciplines have been studied as subjects and objects, meaningful and material, individual and social, and all at the same time.

This conference seeks to explore “the body/bodies”, broadly conceived, from all sub- disciplines of anthropology and related disciplines, in all of their various approaches and conceptualizations. To fulfil the aims above, we welcome proposals on human and non-human bodies, living and non-living bodies, and their interactions including proposals that emerge from biological, medical and social anthropology. Some of the themes to consider are:
  • Biological bodies – biological anthropology of bodies, human/animal interaction, animal and/or human bodies and behaviours
  • Medical bodies – health, reproduction/fertility, genetics, biomedicine, suffering/dying, dead bodies, health and illness
  • Bodies in society – education, gender /sexuality, citizenship, spirituality/faith/religion, power, governance, art/fashion/aesthetics
  • Bodies in science and technology
  • Moving bodies – migrations, bodies in nature, bodies in conflict, commodified bodies, sports, performing arts
  • Digital bodies
  • Other bodies (broadly conceived)

Paper and poster proposals should include:
  • author name(s), affiliation(s) and contact email
  • paper title
  • a paper abstract (200 words max)
  • and short bio (200 words max).

Please clearly indicate whether you submitting a paper or poster proposal.

Please submit your proposals no later than 31st January 2018 by email.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 15th February 2018.

Registration opening dates will be announced in due course. Places are limited. Updates will be announced on the Facebook page and the website.



For any enquiries please contact the conference organisers indicating a specific issue or topic in the e-mail subject line.

mardi 16 janvier 2018

Histoire illustrée de la médecine

Médecine: Histoire illustrée de l'antiquité à nos jours 

Collectif 


Relié: 2 pages
Editeur : Larousse (11 octobre 2017)
Collection : Beaux livres Larousse
Langue : Français
ISBN-13: 978-2035936431


« Partout où l’art de la médecine est aimé, il y a aussi un amour pour l’humanité. »
Hippocrate

Des premières saignées aux développements les plus récents de la recherche sur les cellules souches et les superbactéries, cet ouvrage vous raconte les prodigieuses découvertes de la médecine. Grâce à des gravures anatomiques, des documents d’archive et d’étonnants visuels d’imagerie médicale, il relate de manière captivante l’avancée des sciences médicales à travers les sujets les plus variés : art de guérir, premières vaccinations, découverte des antibiotiques, greffes et prothèses, médecine personnalisée…
À travers les portraits des savants qui ont œuvré parfois toute leur vie pour la science, revivez la grande épopée de la médecine !

Histoires genrées du corps et de la santé (1250-1550)

Gender(ed) Histories of Health, Healing and the Body, 1250-1550

International Workshop

Thursday, January 25 to Friday, January 26 2018
Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne, Aachener Str. 217, 50931 Cologne 


Participation is free, to register please send an email to Eva Cersovky (cersovse@uni-koeln.de) by Friday, January 19, 2018.

This international workshop aims at systematically exploring the manifold relations between gender, health and healing during the 13th to 16th centuries, situating them at the nexus of medical, social, cultural, religious and economic concerns. Speakers focus on areas of the field which still require additional and more comprehensive attention with regard to gender, e.g. the household as a site of giving and receiving care but also of producing medicine, the healing and caring practices of religious women, the role of miscellanies or print in disseminating medical and bodily knowledge as well as perceptions of disability, infertility and age, to only name a few. Considering how distinct forms of healing were gendered in different texts and contexts and by different groups of people, speakers employ a wide variety of sources from a number of European countries as well as the Arabic world, ranging from medical treatise and recipes to hagiography and archival documents of practice as well as literary, visual and material sources. The workshop brings together historians from five countries, different disciplines and at all career stages, providing a forum for international discussion and reflection upon methodological and theoretical frameworks of the field. 

25 January 2018
10:00-10:30 am Welcome and Introduction: Eva-Maria Cersovsky and Ursula Gießmann (both Univ. of Cologne)
10:30-11:30 KEYNOTE: Sharon Strocchia (Emory Univ.): The Politics of Household Medicine at the Early Medici Court
11:30-11:45 Coffee Break
SESSION I: SOURCES OF RELIGIOUS HEALING
Chair: Sabine von Heusinger (Univ. of Cologne)
11:45-12:30 Sara M. Ritchey (Univ. of Tennessee): Foliated Healing: Miscellanies as Sources for Gendered Medical Practice in the Late Medieval Low Countries

12:30-13:15 Krisztina Ilko (Univ. of Cambridge): Friars, Women, and Saints. Investigating Healing Miracles of the Early Augustinian Beati
13:15-14:45 Lunch

14:45-15:30 Iliana Kandzha (Central European Univ. Budapest): Female Saints as Agents of Female Healing?: Issues of Gendered Practices and Patronage in the Cult of St Cunigunde (1200-1350)

SESSION II: PRODUCING, TRANSMITTING AND APPLYING KNOWLEDGE
Chair: Bernhard Hollick (Univ. of Cologne / GHI London)

15:30-16:15 Linda Ehrsam Voigts (Univ. of Missouri): Women and Medical Distillation at a Great Household in Late-Medieval England

16:15-16:45 Coffee Break

16:45-17:30 Belle S. Tuten (Juniata College): Care of the Breast in Late Medieval Medicine
17:30-18:15 Julia Gruman Martins (Univ. of London): Understanding/Controlling the Female Body in Ten Recipes: Print and the Dissemination of Medical Knowledge about Women in the Early
16th Century

26 January 2018
SESSION III: INFIRMITY AND CARE
Chair: Letha Böhringer (Univ. of Cologne)

09:00-09:45 am Donna Trembinski (St. Francis Xavier Univ.): At the Intersection of Sex and Gender: Infirm Masculinities and Femininities in the Thirteenth Century 

09:45-10:30 Cordula Nolte (Univ. of Bremen): Domestic Care in the 15th and 16th Centuries: Expectations, Experiences, and Practices from a Gendered Perspective
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:45 Eva-Maria Cersovsky (Univ. of Cologne): Ubi non est mulier, gemescit egens: Gendered Discourses of Care during the Later Middle Ages
SESSION IV: (IN)FERTILITY AND REPRODUCTION
Chair: Ursula Gießmann (Univ. of Cologne)
11:45-12:30 Catherine Rider (Univ. of Exeter): Gender, Old Age, and the Infertile Body in Medieval Medicine

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:15 Lauren Wood (Univ. of California): Si Non Caste Tamen Caute: Contraception and Abortion in the Middle Ages

14:15-15:00 Ayman Yasin Atat (TU Braunschweig): Dealing with Menstrual Disorders in Arabic/Ottoman Medicine

15:00-15:30 Concluding Discussion

lundi 15 janvier 2018

Juger les fous au Moyen Âge

Juger les fous au Moyen Âge

Maud Ternon


Presses universitaires de France
Collection(s) : Le noeud gordien
Format : Broché
Nb de pages : 300 pages
Poids : 394 g
Date de parution :
ISBN : 978-2-13-074951-6
 
 

Les tribunaux royaux, aux derniers siècles du Moyen Âge, ont jugé les fous. Revêtant différents visages mais toujours décrite comme un trouble naturel, la folie soulève des questions fondamentales dans la sphère judiciaire. Peut-on juger les fous ?

Au pénal, les juges s'interrogent et font preuve d'un puissant réflexe de compassion à l'égard des déments. Cela n'empêche pas les familles de chercher à se protéger de la violence des fous les plus agités, qui vivent reclus à domicile et peuvent être entravés par des chaînes. Elles n'ont recours aux tribunaux qu'en cas de problème grave.

Au civil, la folie peut menacer le patrimoine familial, ce qui entraîne une tout autre forme d'intervention. Le trouble mental est alors associé à la prodigalité, la dilapidation des héritages. Les magistrats appliquent de nouvelles procédures sur le modèle romain de la curatelle et de l'interdiction, qui viennent remplacer les coutumes de la garde et du bail.

Quant au roi, « fontaine de justice » et personne sacrée, n'est-il pas censé protéger les faibles et parmi eux les fous ? En fait, l'ingérence des juges royaux dans ces affaires familiales se fait au cas par cas, rétablissant l'ordre dans le lignage et sur la place publique.

La folie dans la culture populaire

Madness, Mental Illness and Mind Doctors in 20th and 21st Century Pop Culture


Call for Papers


3rd & 4th May 2018
University of Edinburgh
www.madnessinpopculture.com


“Sometimes it’s only madness that makes us what we are.” Grant Morrison, Batman: Arkham Asylum (1989)

In Madness and Civilization, Michel Foucault writes that “madness fascinates man”. Indeed, examples of this dark allure are present throughout the ages. From tales of those who paid a penny on Sundays to view the insane held at London’s Bethlem Hospital in the early nineteenth century, to ever popular portrayals of mental illness and madness in the literature, television, and film of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, representations of psychiatric illness remain loaded, highly visible, and deeply entrenched in Western pop culture. 

Mental illness – and more colloquially, madness – often functions metaphorically as representative of a subversive liminality that delegitimizes protest against the status quo. Characters like John Givings in Richard Yates’s novel Revolutionary Road, for example, are ultimately neutralized as political agents through psychiatric diagnosis. Other more recent filmic and televisual representations of mental illness utilize such psychiatric tropes in alternative but highly recognizable ways. Television shows such as Sherlock and House emphasize the connection between madness and genius, while Fight Club and the television series Mr Robot focus on the social equation between mental illness and criminality. The American true crime podcast Sword and Scale has been accused of demonising victims of mental illness. In Andrew Solomon’s Noonday Demon, Allie Brosh’s webcomic Hyperbole and a Half, and Kabi Nagata’s manga My Lesbian Experiences with Loneliness, the line between pathology and pathography, medicine and memoir, has blurred.

This conference will examine these representations, and explore the ways in which madness, mental illness, and those who are both affected by, and striving to treat, psychological maladies are depicted in twentieth and twenty-first century popular culture. We ask: how have fluctuating historical conditions and attitudes influenced the ways in which madness and mental illness are portrayed in the media? What kind of relationship exists between medical understandings of psychological disorders and popular depictions of such illnesses? Do contemporary portrayals of “madness” in popular fictions work to demystify and destigmatize mental illness, or do these representations reinforce negative stereotypes, further obfuscating our understanding of psychological disorders? 

We welcome proposals for 20-minute presentations from a range of disciplines that engage with popular conceptions of madness and mental illness in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Proposals that include visual arts or other media, as well as the traditional paper, are welcomed. Topics include, but are not limited to:
Depictions of mental illness in film, television, literature, podcasts, graphic novels, and video games.
  • Madness as political/protest (social conformity as ‘true’ madness)
  • Women/gender and madness
  • Madness and creativity
  • Pop culture vs. medical establishment
  • Psychiatry in popular culture
  • Madness and horror/the Gothic
  • Madness, confinement, and physical space
  • Asylums, community care, and deinstitutionalization
  • Madness as metaphor
  • History of psychiatry and antipsychiatry
  • Freud and the history of popularization of psychoanalysis
  • Post-war psychiatry
  • The politics/impact/importance of life narratives
  • The “myth” of mental illness
  • Medical humanities and medical science
  • Mental health and contemporary politics 
  • Madness and confessional narrative
Please submit abstracts of 300 words, along with a short biographical note (150 words), to madnessinpopculture@gmail.com by 2nd February 2018. Further information at www.madnessinpopculture.com.

Follow us on Twitter @madpopculture or Facebook, under “Madness in Pop Culture PG Conference”.

dimanche 14 janvier 2018

Syphilis et subjectivité

Syphilis and Subjectivity: From the Victorians to the Present

Kari Nixon,‎ Lorenzo Servitje (Editors)

Hardcover: 188 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1st ed. 2018 edition (December 17, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-3319663661

This book demystifies the cultural work of syphilis from the late nineteenth century to the present. By interrogating the motivations that engender habits of belief, thought, and conduct regarding the disease and notions of the self, this interdisciplinary volume investigates constructions of syphilis that had a significant role in shaping modern subjectivity. Chapters draw from a variety of scholarly methods, such as cultural and literary studies, sociology, and anthropology. Authors unravel the representations and influence of syphilis in various cultural forms: cartography, medical writings, literature, historical periodicals, and contemporary popular discourses such as internet forums and electronic news media.

Exploring the ways syphilitic rhetoric responds to, generates, or threatens social systems and cultural capital offers a method by which we can better understand the geographies of blame that are central to the conceptual heritage of the disease. This unique volume will appeal to students and scholars in the medical humanities, medical sociology, the history of medicine, and Victorian and modernist studies.

Repenser les pestilences médiévales et modernes

Re‐thinking medieval and early modern pestilences from a biosocial perspective: advanced methods and renewed concepts in archaeological sciences

Call for Papers and Posters


EAA Barcelona 2018 – 5‐8 September 2018

Deadline: 15 February 2018


While contagious diseases have affected the human species since its origins, great medieval epidemics (e.g. plague, leprosy, tuberculosis) have sparked particular interest for decades. In recent years, archaeology has played an increasing role in the scientific study of medieval pestilences, notably by providing reliable data on both the paleobiology of epidemic victims and their burial treatment. Despite the various breakthroughs reached by interdisciplinary research, the study of past epidemics still needs to get improved, particularly through an integrated analysis of biological and social dimensions of these diseases, which are closely interrelated. We invite contributions regarding both recent methodological advances in the retrospective diagnosis of infectious diseases and the output of archaeological sciences on social and cultural factors acting in human populations’ adaptability to these diseases.

The session shall address various questions, among which:
- What are the new lines of research and future perspectives in paleopathological and palaeomicrobiological study of these diseases?
- What information paleobiological data derived from skeletal assemblages can provide on the epidemiological characteristics of the diseases?
- What was the endemicity of diseases in various places, how did they evolve over time, and how did various diseases competed each other?
- How funerary archaeology and textual sources contributes to reappraise the history of these diseases (e.g. attitudes towards the victims in terms of their integration and/or exclusion, depending on the time period and cultural framework)?
- Which methodological implementation would be desirable in the future to allow retrospective diagnosis of still poorly-known diseases (e.g. ergotism)?

Keywords: Archaeology, Paleomicrobiology, Paleopathology, Medieval, Epidemics

Session details:
- Session theme: Theories and methods in archaeological sciences
- Session ID: #413
- Session type: Session, made up of a combination of papers, max. 15 minutes each

Session organizers:
- Dr. Dominique Castex, CNRS, UMR 5199 – PACEA, Université de Bordeaux, Pessac, France, dominique.castex@u-bordeaux.fr
- Dr. Mark Guillon, Inrap, UMR 5199 – PACEA, Université de Bordeaux, Pessac, France, mark.guillon@inrap.fr
- Maria Spyrou, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, spyrou@shh.mpg.de
- Marcel Keller, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, keller@shh.mpg.de
- Dr. Sacha Kacki, Department of Archaeology, Durham University, United Kingdom, sacha.s.kacki@durham.ac.uk

Abstract submission deadline:
15 February 2018

If you are interested to submit a Paper or Poster proposal, please use the conference website at
https://www.e‐a‐a.org/EAA2018/

Further information, including registration details, general and practical information, etc. can be found on the conference website.

samedi 13 janvier 2018

Le dernier numéro de Medical History


Medical History 

Volume 62 / Issue 1, January 2017


*Exhibiting Good Health: Public Health Exhibitions in London, 1948–71 (Alex Mold)

*Healing a Sick World: Psychiatric Medicine and the Atomic Age (Ran Zwigenberg)

*Boyish Mannerisms and Womanly Coquetry: Patients with the Diagnosis of Transvestitismus in the Helsinki Psychiatric Clinic in Finland, 1954–68 (Katariina Parhi)

*Lechebnaia pedagogika: The Concept and Practice of Therapy in Russian Defectology, c. 1880–1936 (Andy Byford)

*Finding a Space for Women: The British Medical Association and Women Doctors in Australia, 1880–1939 (Louella McCarthy)

*‘From Defensive Paranoia to …Openness to Outside Scrutiny’: Prison Medical Officers in England and Wales, 1979–86 (Nicholas Duvall)



Media Review
Criminocorpus: Browsing through the French History of Crime and Medicine (Izel Demirbas)




Performance et trauma

Performance, Trauma and Victimhood Conference 


Call for papers

This interdisciplinary conference explores the role of performance and performativity in the mediation of traumatic effects. With a view to interrogating traditional conceptions of traumatic unrepresentability, it invites papers that explore the potential of performance for altering perceptions of space, time and causality, particularly through the materiality of the audience-artwork encounter. In addition, the conference will ask how victim identities are actively constructed, and ways in which enactments of suffering and victimhood might unsettle or incite unsustainable identifications of the reader/viewer. It also invites participants to address how personal histories and traumatic memory are performed in the medical encounter, and in public narratives surrounding medicine and psychiatry.

Contributions may include, but need not be limited to, the following themes:
  • The unspeakable/unrepresentable in theatre and performance art
  • Traumatic spaces and sites in performance and/or installation
  • The politics of spectatorship in performance and visual art, and ways in which injustices are registered (or fail to be registered)
  • Performing narratives of trauma and victimhood in popular culture
  • Speaking the unspeakable (for example the role of poetry readings, support groups etc.)
  • Traumatic narratives as self-performance
  • Trauma and comedy, satire and/or parody
  • Perspectives from victimhood and vulnerability studies
  • Issues surrounding trauma and/or vulnerability in practise-as-research

The conference will take place at UCL on 26th April 2018, and is supported by the UCL Institute of Advance Studies, Birkbeck, and the Wellcome Trust. It will also feature a curated creative panel and a practise-as-research contribution in collaboration with the Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre.

Travel bursaries are available for those giving papers.

Please send abstracts of 250 words, accompanied by a 100 word bio, to Leah Sidi (Birkbeck) and Natasha Silver (UCL) at performancetraumaconf@gmail.com by 31st January.

vendredi 12 janvier 2018

Histoire de la chirurgie

The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Surgery


Thomas Schlich (Editor)

Palgrave Macmillan, London
ISBN 978-1-349-95259-5

This handbook covers the technical, social and cultural history of surgery. It reflects the state of the art and suggests directions for future research. It discusses what is different and specific about the history of surgery - a manual activity with a direct impact on the patient’s body. The individual entries in the handbook function as starting points for anyone who wants to obtain up-to-date information about an area in the history of surgery for purposes of research or for general orientation. Written by 26 experts from 6 countries, the chapters discuss the essential topics of the field (such as anaesthesia, wound infection, instruments, specialization), specific domains areas (for example, cancer surgery, transplants, animals, war), but also innovative themes (women, popular culture, nursing, clinical trials) and make connections to other areas of historical research (such as the history of emotions, art, architecture, colonial history). 


Introduction: What Is Special About the History of Surgery?
Thomas Schlich

Surgery and Its Histories: Purposes and Contexts
Christopher Lawrence

Pre-modern Surgery: Wounds, Words, and the Paradox of ‘Tradition’
Faith Wallis

Medicalizing the Surgical Trade, 1650–1820: Workers, Knowledge, Markets and Politics
Christelle Rabier

Surgery Becomes a Specialty: Professional Boundaries and Surgery
Peter J. Kernahan

Between Human and Veterinary Medicine: The History of Animals and Surgery
Abigail Woods

Women in Surgery: Patients and Practitioners
Claire Brock

Nursing and Surgery: Professionalisation, Education and Innovation
Rosemary Wall, Christine E. Hallett

Opening the Abdomen: The Expansion of Surgery
Sally Frampton

Surgery and Anaesthesia: Revolutions in Practice
Stephanie J. Snow

The History of Surgical Wound Infection: Revolution or Evolution?
Michael Worboys

Surgical Instruments: History and Historiography
Claire L. Jones

Surgery and Architecture: Spaces for Operating
Annmarie Adams

Visualizing Surgery: Surgeons’ Use of Images, 1600–Present
Harriet Palfreyman, Christelle Rabier

Art and Surgery: The Expert Hands of Artists and Surgeons
Mary Hunter

Surgery and Emotion: The Era Before Anaesthesia
Michael Brown

Surgery and Popular Culture: Situating the Surgeon and the Surgical Experience in Popular Media
Susan E. Lederer

Maladie, querelle et souffrance

Borderlines XXII : Sickness, Strafife and Suffering

Call for Papers

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST – 13-15TH APRIL 2018


We are pleased to invite abstract of ca. 250 words related to pain in the middle ages. Topics may include but are not limited to :
  • collective pain
  • depictions of pain,
  • explanations of pain,
  • judicial literature,
  • medical literature,
  • memory and pain,
  • narratives of suffering,
  • pain and creativity,
  • pain and pleasure,
  • psychological pain,
  • social pain,
  • religious literature,
  • suffering in the afterlife

Please send abstracts of ca. 250 words, along with a short academic biography, to borderlinesxxii@gmail.com

The deadline for abstracts is 5th February 2018.

jeudi 11 janvier 2018

Une histoire globale de la médecine

A Global History of Medicine



Edited by Mark Jackson


Oxford University Press
Published: 04 January 2018 (Estimated)
320 Pages 
196x129mm 
ISBN: 9780198803188


In recent decades, there has been considerable interest in writing histories of medicine that capture local, regional, and global dimensions of health and health care in the same frame. Exploring changing patterns of disease and different systems of medicine across continents and countries, A Global History of Medicine provides a rich introduction to this emergent field. The introductory chapter addresses the challenges of writing the history of medicine across space and time and suggests ways in which tracing the entangled histories of the patchworks of practice that have constituted medicine allow us to understand how healing traditions are always plural, permeable, and shaped by power and privilege. Written by scholars from around the world and accompanied by suggestions for further reading, individual chapters explore historical developments in health, medicine, and disease in China, the Islamic World, North and Latin America, Africa, South-east Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, and Australia and New Zealand. The final chapter focuses on smallpox eradication and reflects on the sources and methods necessary to integrate local and global dimensions of medicine more effectively. Collectively, the contributions to A Global History of Medicine will not only be invaluable to undergraduate and postgraduate students seeking to expand their knowledge of health and medicine across time, but will also provide a constructive theoretical and empirical platform for future scholarship.

Histoire de la génétique médicale

12-month Post-Doctoral Fellowship on "History of Medical Genetics and WHO" 


Call for applications


Cermes3 announces a 1-year full-time post-doctoral position (July 2018-August 2019) financed through the European Research Council project "Globhealth, From international to global: Knowledge and diseases and the post-war government of health”. This post-doctoral research centers on the history of the articulation of medical genetics and genomics with the field of global health. 

> Deadline for submissions is Feb 5th, 2018

It should focus on the processes, which led to the inscription of genetics on the agenda of the WHO and other international health organizations. Among these processes, the research should investigate the various WHO Human Genetics Committees and the circulations of knowledge, personnel, tools and concepts that grounded their activities and provided for links with national genetics programs in the Middle East, Asia or Latin America. The research will cover the period 1970-2010.
The post-doctoral project falls under the domain “Placing genetics on the world health agenda: the globalization of a medical specialty”, one of four areas investigated in the ERC project Globhealth. The other three projects currently pursued in this area of medical genetics focus on the contemporary dynamics of medical genetics and genomics in Mexico, in Cuba and in the Arabian Peninsula.

The post-doctoral project is to be situated at Cermes3, Villejuif/Paris, but will involve fieldwork in Geneva and most probably in Cairo at the WHO regional office of the Eastern Mediterranean Region. It may also involve conducting interviews with important actors of the field in other sites (Europe and North America).

Research will be pursued in collaboration with Prof. Jean-Paul Gaudillière (historian of science and medicine) and Dr. Claire Beaudevin (medical anthropologist). Funds for fieldwork and participation to international workshops will be provided.

Applicants should hold a PhD in general history, history of science or history of medicine but other disciplines will be considered. Experience in the conduct of oral history as well as a background and interest in genetics will be appreciated. An excellent mastery of written and oral English is required.

Applications should include:

- contact details with phone number;
- updated CV with list of publications;
- letter of motivation;
- a piece of writing that the applicant deems relevant to the project.

>> Inquiries at: claire.beaudevin@cnrs.fr

The complete application is to be sent to gaudilli@vjf.cnrs.fr AND claire.beaudevin@cnrs.fr.
Please indicate “Medical Genetics-GLOBHEALTH” in the subject line.

Timeline:
Feb 5th, 2018 - deadline for applications
mid-March 2018 – completion of the selection and interviews
July 2018 - the successful candidate is expected to start employment

mercredi 10 janvier 2018

Les enfants imparfaits

Imperfect Children

Social History of Medicine, Volume 30, Issue 4, November 2017


Editorial Note
Special Issue: ‘Imperfect Children’

‘Imperfect Children’ in Historical Perspective
Steven King; Steven J Taylor

‘His Whole Nature requires Development’: Education, School Life and Deafness in Wales, 1850–1914
Mike Mantin
 
‘She was frightened while pregnant by a monkey at the zoo’: Constructing the Mentally-imperfect Child in Nineteenth-century England
Steven J Taylor

Hyperactive Around the World? The History of ADHD in Global Perspective
Matthew Smith
 
Impaired Children in Eighteenth-century England
David M Turner
 
Where the Wild Things Were: Victor of Aveyron and the Pre-Emptive Critique of Developmental Disability in the Early Modern Novel
C F Goodey
 
Focus on ‘Imperfect Children’

David Wright, SickKids: The History of The Hospital for Sick Children
Lisa Joy Pruitt


Book reviews

Iain Hutchison, Malcolm Nicolson and Lawrence Weaver (eds), Child Health in Scotland: A History of Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Gabrielle Barr
 
Stephen E. Mawdsley, Selling Science: Polio and the Promise of Gamma Globulin
Dora Vargha

David Gentilcore, Food and Health in Early Modern Europe: Diet, Medicine and Society, 1450–1800
David B Goldstein

Sabine Arnaud, On Hysteria: The Invention of a Medical Category between 1670 and 1720
Katharine Hodgkin

Waltraud Ernst (ed.), Work, Psychiatry and Society, c.1750–2015
Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen
 
Tracy Penny Light, Barbara Brookes and Wendy Mitchinson (eds), Essays on Gender and Health, 1800–2000
Karen Flynn
 
James G. Hanley, Healthy Boundaries: Property, Law and Public Health in England and Wales, 1815–1872
Lesley Hulonce

Aya Homei and Michael Worboys, Fungal Disease in Britain and the United States, 1850–2000. Mycoses and Modernity
Anne Hardy

Elizabeth Hallam, Anatomy Museum: Death and the Body Displayed
Lisa Rosner

William Feindel and Richard Leblanc, The Wounded Brain Healed: The Golden Age of the Montreal Neurological Institute, 1934–1984
Stephen T Casper

Andreas-Holger Maehle, Contesting Medical Confidentiality. Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany
Larry Frohman
 
The Recovery Revolution: The Battle over Addiction Treatment in the United States
Alex Mold
 
Jessica Van Horssen, A Town Called Asbestos: Environmental Contamination, Health and Resilience in a Resource Community
Jock McCulloch
 
Ian Burney and Neil Pemberton, Murder and the Making of English CSI
Amy Bell
 
Susanne M. Klausen, Abortion under Apartheid. Nationalism, Sexuality and Women’s Reproductive Rights in South Africa
Anne Digby

Fay Bound Alberti, This Mortal Coil: The Human Body in History and Culture
Tatjana Buklijas

Anna Winterbottom and Facil Tesfaye (eds), Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World, Volume One: The Medieval and Early Modern Period
Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim

Anna Winterbottom and Facil Tesfaye (eds), Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World, Volume Two: The Modern Period
Edward A Alpers

Histoire de la biologie

The 53rd Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology (JAS-Bio)


Call for Papers

Princeton University

Saturday, April 7, 2018

This is a CALL FOR PAPERS for the 53rd Annual Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology. The JAS-Bio offers graduate students and recent graduates in all fields of the history of the life sciences, whose work ranges across all time periods, the opportunity to present their research to experienced colleagues in an encouraging, informal setting. The JAS-Bio has fostered a long tradition of collegiality in the history of biology along the Eastern seaboard, including in the Northeastern United States and in Southeastern Canada. Many of today’s senior participants presented their first academic talks at this unique venue.

Abstracts of 300 WORDS OR LESS should be emailed to kmaxson@princeton.edu in PDF or .doc format by no later than FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018. Each abstract should contain a title, author name and affiliation, and reliable e-mail address. The program and a more detailed schedule of events will be announced in early March.

The event will be held on SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018 in Princeton’s East Pyne Hall and Chancellor Green Rotunda, to be followed by a festive dinner. For attendees who are able to arrive by the afternoon of Friday, April 6, there will be a guided tour of the Princeton University Art Museum and an informal welcoming reception.

Registration is free for all participants. Free housing will also be provided for graduate students and presenters. A conference website, alongside mechanisms for registration, RSVPs (to the museum tour, opening reception, and festive dinner), communication of food allergies or other special requirements, and housing requests (graduate students and presenters only) are forthcoming. We regret that we cannot offer travel assistance. Princeton is readily accessible by car, rail, and plane. For information on traveling to the area, see: https://www.princeton.edu/meet-princeton/visit-us.

For more about JAS-Bio’s history, see Mary P. Winsor, Isis 90, no. S2 (1999): S219-S225.

The primary sponsors of the 2018 event are the Center for Collaborative History, the Program in History of Science, and the Department of History at Princeton University. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We are greatly looking forward to hosting you!

Happy Holidays,

The Organizing Committee

Kathryn Maxson Jones (kmaxson@princeton.edu)

Erika Lorraine Milam (emilam@princeton.edu)

Angela N.H. Creager (creager@princeton.edu)

mardi 9 janvier 2018

De la géographie médicale à la médicine tropicale

De la géographie médicale à la médecine tropicale 

Sandra Caponi, Annick Opinel

Florianópolis : NEL, 2017.
Coleção Rumos da Epistemologia, v. 18
186 p.
ISBN: 978-85-87253-34-7 (papel)


En ligne : https://issuu.com/nel.rumos/docs/rumos18



Sommaire
Avant-propos 07
Dédicace 11
Introduction 13

Chapitre 1 – Acclimatation et géographie médicale 27
Chapitre 2 – Le pessimisme climatique 65
Chapitre 3 – Éléments épistémologique de la médecine tropicale 93
Chapitre 4 – L’émergence de la médecine tropicale sous les tropiques: l’ exemple du Brésil et de
l’Argentine 125

Conclusion 161
Bibliographie 169
Les Auteurs 183