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AGM / EC Nomination Form
Our next Annual General Meeting will take place on 24 June 2021, virtually via Zoom. The time and a Zoom link will be available in due course at https://sshm.org/upcoming-sshm-events/. During the AGM, we will be talking about our activities in 2020. The AGM is also the opportunity for SSHM members to provide us with feedback and suggestions. We will also re-elect and nominate members at this meeting. Please note that nomination forms must now all be received by email. You can find the nomination form here:
Social History of Medicine: Co-Editor Vacancy
Applications for this post are now closed.
Social History of Medicine (SHM) seeks a new editor to join Dr Elma Brenner (co-editor), Professor Flurin Condrau (co-editor), Professor Christoph Gradmann (co-editor), and Dr Ian Miller (book reviews editor). Social History of Medicine is a leading international journal and covers all aspects of the social, cultural and economic history of medicine. It is published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM). The journal appears four times annually. The new editor will succeed Dr Dora Vargha (current co-editor), who will stand down in 2021. There is a modest honorarium for this work.
We are particularly seeking applications from historians working on the post-1750 period. We are also especially interested in applications by historians with expertise beyond Europe and North America. The successful applicant will have a proven track record of publication in order to be able to advise authors. Familiarity with open access policy changes relating to cOAlition S, the ERC, Wellcome Trust, and UKRI, amongst other funders, is required. We will consider applications from early-career historians who have a strong track-record of publishing. We are motivated in part by a desire for greater editorial diversity and strongly encourage candidates from under-represented backgrounds to apply.
It is expected that all co-editors share the workload in equal terms as far as possible, including:
- Preparing manuscripts for publication, all of which will be carried out using SHM’s electronic submission management system.
- Dealing with incoming manuscripts.
- Soliciting submissions.
In addition to the editorial skype meetings, there are usually four meetings (two EC meetings, one Editorial Board meeting, and one SSHM AGM) per year where the journal editors are present; editors are ex-officio members of the Society for the Social History of Medicine Executive Committee. The EC expects at least one of the journal editors to attend each of these meetings. The annual meeting of the Editorial Board usually occurs in the summer; the two regular meetings of the EC are held around March/April/May and October/November/December; and the AGM is usually held in either July or September, depending on when our conference is scheduled.
The EC notes the generous cooperation offered by the Co-Editor when it comes to travel costs. The EC will reimburse reasonable travel costs (second class train tickets, if possible using advance fares) for essential meetings.
Please send your CV (no more than 6 pages), and a covering letter (no more than 2 pages). The application should provide a brief statement of why the candidate is attracted to the post, an outline of what they would contribute to SHM, and a synopsis of their relevant experience. Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 16 April 2021
Informal enquiries about the nature of the post can be made by e-mail to Christoph Gradmann at email@example.com
Further details about the journal and the Society for the Social History of Medicine can be found at http://www.sshm.org/