Special Thematic Issue (or double issue)
Medicine and Public Health in Modern Iran: Historical and Sociological Perspectives
The editorial office of Iranian Studies is pleased to invite you to submit scholarly contributions on the general theme of the history and sociology of medicine and topics relating to public health in modern Iran. Topics of interest will include but are not limited to:
- Traditional medicine and medical beliefs and practices in the nineteenth century and beyond: historical and anthropological approach.
- Introduction of modern medicine and medical reforms in the twentieth century. Potential topics will include but are not limited to: evolution of medical terminology and texts, institutions of medical education and training, professional setups of health care and practice (in terms of professionalization of medicine), medical designs and architecture.
- Epidemics and disease: diagnosis, treatment plans, prevention methods, and public discourse.
- Health of the mind: psychology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis. Institutions of mental healthcare.
- Medicine and public health as represented in the arts, literature, and film.
- Addiction and substance abuse: historical and sociological approach.
- Family medicine, maternity wards, vaccination, public access to healthcare, and related topics.
- Sociology of ageing and geriatric medicine.
- Pharmaceutical production and medication market: from traditional to modern.
- Analytical surveys on medical laws and ordinances relating to medical and biological issues (such as birth control, gender reassignment, and stem cell research), and medical ethics (such as organ transplant and organ donation).
- Recent fieldwork, archival accounts and/or reports on official as well as private collections of primary source material will be particularly welcomed.
Proposals should include a title, an abstract of around 300-500 words, accompanied by a one-page CV. The abstract should provide a clear account of (a) the paper’s overriding argument, (b) its contribution to current scholarly debates in the field, and (c) the range of primary source material that will be utilized in the paper.
Proposals due date: July 1, 2018.
Notifications to accept or decline the proposals will be sent out by the editorial office to individual authors on August 1, 2018.
Completed paper submissions via Iranian Studies online submission platform: January 1, 2019. All submitted papers will go through a preliminary assessment at the editorial office. Selected papers will subsequently go through a double blind external peer review process.
Please address all communications via email to:
Editor-in-Chief, Iranian Studies
Department of History, University of San Diego