CFP: What is a Recipe? A Virtual Conversation

 

The Recipes Project is a Digital Humanities and History of Science, Technology, and Medicine blog devoted to the study of recipes from all time periods and places. Our readership and contributors highlight the growing scholarly and popular interest in recipes. Over the five years that the RP has been running, our authors have continued to revisit one key question: what exactly is a recipe?  How do we know one when we see one?  What is their structure? What functions do recipes serve? How are they shared and passed on? Are they a set of instructions, a way of life, or a story? Aspirational or frequently used? Prose, poem, or image? The list could go on!

 

And the question becomes even more complicated when we consider  the ways that social media creates new and innovative formats for conversations about recipes, across disciplines, academic/non-academic boundaries, and the world. At the RP, we’ve found that blogging is a wonderful way for recipes scholars to share their work and interests, but we recognize its limits as static text.

 

Introducing… the Virtual Conversation

We would like to invite you – whatever your background – to join us in our first Recipes Project Virtual Conversation, which will take place across a series of online events over the course of one month (2 June to 5 July).

 

The month-long event will be framed by two more traditional panels of speakers. The first, “Repast and Present: Food History Inside and Outside the Academy,” will be convened at the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians in June. The second will be held in the UK in July, and will feature all of the RP’s editors.  We’ll record these two panels and post them online for discussion.

 

In between these panels, we’ll host a series of virtual events during which we flood social media with images, texts, and conversations about ‘What is a Recipe?’

 

Are you a visual person who loves Pinterest or Instagram? Or do you prefer the brevity and playfulness of Twitter? Do you use recipes in historical re-enactment, or try to reconstruct historical recipes in the lab? Are you a knitter who uses old patterns? Whether you’re a recipes scholar, or a recipes enthusiast, there is a place for you in our conference.

 

During the Virtual Conversation, we will be collecting and archiving presentations for a post-event exhibition site.

 

Types of Presentations

We are open to any form of online presentation on the topic of ‘What is a Recipe?’ You might use Twitter for poems, stories, or essays… Or Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat for photo-essays… Or YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook Live for videos… Or a blog forum… Or you might have another brilliant idea, which we’d love to hear!

 

Participation is open to ALL, whether you decide to present or to simply join the discussion.

 

How to Participate

Please register your interest in participating by contacting Recipes Project editors Lisa Smith and Laurence Totelin by 30 April 2017.

 

In your email, please indicate your activity, medium, and (if any) preferred dates between 2 June and 5 July. In the interests of open participation, we are not vetting abstracts.

 

But in your application, please be detailed, because this will help us as we organise online activities, find participants, and ensure that we have permission to reproduce work on our exhibition site. Some virtual technical support may also be possible, depending on your needs.

 

We have reserved two hashtags for the conference: #recipesconf and #recipesproject. Please use these for all presentations and discussions, so participants can be sure to find each other.

 

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

 

For more information, please see the CFP at our own website, follow us on Twitter, or see us on Facebook.

Conference. ‘Why is my pain perpetual?’ (Jer 15:18): Chronic Pain in the Middle Ages

Pain is a universal human experience. We have all hurt at some point, felt that inescapable sensory challenge to our physical equanimity, our health and well-being compromised. Typically, our agonies are fleeting. For some, however, suffering becomes an artefact of everyday living: our pain becomes ‘chronic’. Chronic pain is persistent, usually lasting for three months or more, does not respond well to analgesia, and does not improve after the usual healing period of any injury.

 

Following Elaine Scarry’s (1985) seminal work The Body in Pain, researchers from various humanities disciplines have productively studied pain as a physical phenomenon with wide-ranging emotional and socio-cultural effects. Medievalists have also analysed acute pain, elucidating a specifically medieval construction of physical distress. In almost all such scholarship – modern and medieval – chronic pain has been overlooked.

 

The new field of medieval disability studies has also neglected chronic pain as a primary object of study. Instead, disability scholars in the main focus on ‘visible’ and ‘mainstream’ disabilities, such as blindness, paralysis, and birth defects. Indeed, disability historian Beth Linker argued in 2013 that ‘[m]ore historical attention should be paid to the unhealthy disabled’, including those in chronic pain (‘On the Borderland’, 526). This conference seeks specifically to pay ‘historical attention’ to chronic pain in the medieval era. It will bring together researchers from across disciplines working on chronic pain, functioning as a collaborative space for medievalists to enter into much-needed conversations on this highly overlooked area of scholarship.

 

Relevant topics for this conference include:

  • Medieval conceptions and theories of chronic pain, as witnessed by scientific, medical, and theological works
  • Paradigms of chronic pain developed in modern scholarship – and what medievalists can learn from, and contribute to, them
  • Comparative analyses of chronic pain in religious versus secular narratives
  • Recognition or rejection of chronic pain as an affirmative subjective identity
  • Chronic pain and/as disability
  • The potential share-ability of pain in medieval narratives, such as texts which show an individual taking on the pain of another
  • The relationship between affect and the severity, understanding, and experience of pain
  • The manner in which gender impacts the experience, expression, and management of an individual’s chronic pain

 

Confirmed speakers:

  • Dr Katherine Harvey (Birkbeck, University of London, UK), ‘Chronic Pain and the Saintly Bishop in Medieval England’
  • Dr James McKinstry (Durham University, UK), ‘Headaches, Diseases, and Old Age: William Dunbar’s Diagnosis of Chronic Pain’
  • Dr Michele Moatt (National Trust and Lancaster University, UK), ‘Chronic Pain and Prophecy in the Twelfth-century Life of Aelred of Rievaulx
  • Catherine Coffey (Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland), ‘“Mit zwoelf tugenden stritet si wider das vleisch”: The Body Fighting the Flesh in Mechthild von Magdeburg’s Das fließende Licht der Gottheit
  • Katherine Briant (Fordham University, New York, USA), ‘Pain as a Theological Framework in Julian of Norwich’s Vision and Revelation
  • Dr Nicole Nyffenegger (Bern University, Switzerland), ‘Mary’s Perpetual Physical Pain: Affective Piety and “Doubling”’
  • Prof Wendy J Turner (Augusta University, Georgia, USA), ‘Mental Complications of Pain: Age and Violence in Medieval England’
  • Dr Bianca Frohne (University of Bremen, Germany), ‘Living With Pain: Constructions of a Corporeal Experience in Early and High Medieval Miracle Accounts’
  • Dr William Maclehose (University College London, UK), ‘A Locus for Healing: Saints’ Shrines and Representations of Chronic Pain’
  • Prof Esther Cohen (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), one of the foremost scholars on pain in the Middle Ages, will deliver the keynote address.

 

If you have any queries, including access requirements, please do not hesitate to contact the organiser, Alicia Spencer-Hall.

 

Picture1Picture2This conference is generously supported by the Society for the Social History of Medicine and the Institute of Advanced Studies at University College London.

 

NB. The conference registration fee is £20. The fee is waived completely for concessions (students, the unwaged, retired scholars). Registration for the conference will open shortly, and be conducted via the UCL Online Shop, in the ‘Conferences and Events’

 

Members of the Society for the Social History of Medicine may apply for bursaries to facilitate attendance at this conference. Please see here for full details.

EXPLORING HOSPITAL RECORDS AND ARCHIVES: A Symposium Event for Researchers and Archivists

London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB

Friday 28 April 2017

12.30-4.30pm

FREE – Booking Essential (Lunch is provided)

https://hospitalrecords.eventbrite.co.uk

The event is relevant for people starting their research (undergraduate or postgraduate) or those wanting to explore new routes into academic or historical explorations 

Researching hospital records offers opportunities and presents challenges. Records from the Royal Free Hospital will provide a main focus for the event, alongside other related material from the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) collections.

There will also be the opportunity to share research ideas, exchange information and network with others researching a range of topics relating to hospital records.

 

PROGRAMME

12.30 – 2pm. Registration and Welcome

  • Networking Lunch
  • Behind the Scenes Tour – an introduction to the archive and its work
  • Document / Collection Viewing – a chance to see and discuss original materials

2pm. Presentations and Open Forum: Accessing and Using Archive Collections

LMA staff will:

  • Introduce the range and type of collections held on site
  • Discuss ways of working with sensitive and challenging material
  • Open up ideas about how Royal Free Hospital record collections have been used to engage and inform the public

3.30pm. Tea

3.45pm. Workshop and Knowledge Share

This practical session will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss, plan and share current research or project work, discuss new proposals and consider the potential of partnership working.

4.20pm Final Round Up

Funded by The Wellcome Trust

 

CFP. Fears and Angers: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

19-20 June 2017
Arts Two Building, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London

Organised by the QMUL Centre for the History of the Emotions and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

CALL FOR PAPERS
According to the wheel of emotions created by the psychologist Robert Plutchik in 1980, angry and fearful emotions are diametrically opposed to each other, as approach and avoidance responses respectively to harmful stimuli.
Plutchik’s is one of many different models suggesting the existence of certain “basic” or “primary” emotions. Such lists almost always include both fear and anger. Historically, fearful and angry emotions have been related to each other in different ways – sometimes opposed, sometimes complementary, and sometimes in another way. For Thomas Aquinas, for instance, ira is alone among the passions in having no contrary.
Although basic emotion theorists tend to treat “fear” and “anger” as singular emotions, even Plutchik’s wheel includes three different intensities for each emotion – from annoyance to rage and from apprehension to terror. Historians tend to be more attuned to cultural specificities of emotional language, concepts and expression, hence the emphasis in this conference on “fears” and “angers” in the plural to encourage a wide range of papers on all sorts of fear-like and anger-like feelings and behaviours in different cultures and periods.
The conference aims to bring humanities scholars of all periods into conversation with each other and with experts in the contemporary study of emotions, including neuroscientists, psychologists, philosophers, and linguists.

Papers can address either a single emotion in the fearful or angry categories, or examine the relationship between the two. Possible topics could include:
–       The varieties of fear – from anxiety and angst to mortal fear and terror. What were the objects and causes of fearful emotions in different times and places?
–       The varieties of anger – from annoyance and irritation to ire, vengeance, fury and rage. The different objects and causes of angry emotions.
–       The history of terms and concepts for different fearful or angry emotions.
–       Visual and literary representations.
–       Material culture and emotions.
–       Theories of fearful and angry emotions in the histories of science, medicine, philosophy, theology, and other learned discourses.
–       The relationships between fearful and angry emotions. Does one cause the other? Are they complementary or opposite?
–       What historical and contemporary approaches to fear or anger can learn from each other.
–       Historical and contemporary debates about the number and identity of the so-called basic or primary emotions.
–       Terror and rage as political emotions (past and present).

Fears and Angers: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives will extend over two days, including plenary sessions by distinguished invited speakers, Round Table discussion groups, and numerous panels consisting of three 20 minute papers with discussion. One or more refereed publications of essays based on proceedings are expected.

The conference website is available here: https://projects.history.qmul.ac.uk/emotions/events/fears-and-angers-historical-and-contemporary-perspectives/

Paper proposals:
For individual paper proposals (20 minutes), individuals should submit a paper title, abstract (c. 250 words), name, brief biography (no more than 100 words), institutional affiliation and status, and contact details. For panel proposals, the organiser of the panel should submit the same information for each of the three speakers, and the name of the person to chair the panel. Please send the proposals to emotions@qmul.ac.uk  (QMUL) and Ms Pam Bond (pam.bond@uwa.edu.au) (CHE) by March 17, 2017.

Conference Committee:
Dr Elena Carrera (Queen Mary, University of London)
Professor Thomas Dixon (Queen Mary, University of London)
Evelien Lemmens (Queen Mary, University of London)
Professor Andrew Lynch (University of Western Australia)
Dr Helen Stark (Queen Mary, University of London)
Dr Giovanni Tarantino (University of Western Australia)

CFP: THE GOVERNANCE OF HEALTH CONFERENCE 2017 

Historical & Contemporary Perspectives on Medical, Managerial and Economic Influence on Health Policy-Making

 

10-12 July 2017

 

At the Liverpool Medical Institution (LMI),

114 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool,
L3 5SR, United Kingdom

 

The second half of the twentieth century witnessed a sea change in approaches to health policy making. In many health systems, there had been heavy reliance on the involvement of the medical profession through their representative bodies and advisory committees. In more recent decades, new sources of expertise have influenced the process. Individual special advisers have improved the technical expertise available to government ministers, and their number has steadily increased. Two new groups in particular have been brought into the process: management consultants and health economists. However, we still appear to know relatively little about what their real impact on health policymaking has been.

This conference will bring together academics, politicians, civil servants, and medical professionals to discuss these and other issues, historical and contemporary.

 

Proposals are invited for papers which consider any aspect of health policymaking, but we particularly aim to encourage debate in the following areas:

  • Medical expertise, clinical autonomy and the role of the professions
  • Economic expertise and the impact of Health Economics
  • Managerial expertise and the role of management consultants
  • Special Advisers and the relationship between politicians and experts
  • The role of think tanks
  • Reorganisation and reform in healthcare
  • Analysis of health systems
  • Theories of policymaking and health
  • International and comparative perspectives on health policymaking

 

We welcome proposals for individual papers (please submit an abstract of 300 words) and panels (please submit an outline of 200 words).

 

We have funding to support the travel, accommodation and conference fees for participants.

 

Please submit proposals by 24 February 2017 to GoH2017@liverpool.ac.uk.

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

 

Rt. Hon. Frank Dobson, Former Secretary of State for Health (1997-99)

Frank Dobson was Labour Member of Parliament for Holborn and St Pancras (1979-2015) and Secretary of State for Health (1997-1999). He oversaw the creation of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

 

Scott Greer, Ph.D.

Scott Greer is Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on the politics of health policy, with a special interest in the European Union. He also holds a post of Senior Expert Advisor on Health Governance for the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

 

This conference is part of the Wellcome Trust-funded project The Governance of Health: Medical, Economic and Managerial Expertise in Britain since 1948.  For more information on the project, please visit The Governance of Health website.

 

Enquiries: GoH2017@liverpool.ac.uk

CFP. Society for the Social History of Medicine Postgraduate Conference 2017

In cooperation with the University of Strathclyde and Shanghai University
Funded by the Wellcome Trust

Health Histories: The Next Generation
October 12-13, 2017
Shanghai University, China

https://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/schoolofhumanities/history/healthhistoriesthenextgeneration/

The Society for the Social History of Medicine periodically hosts an international conference for postgraduate students. The 2017 conference committee welcomes papers on any topic within the discipline of the social history of medicine and particularly encourage proposals for papers and panels that critically examine or challenge some aspect of the history of medicine and health. We welcome a range of methodological approaches, geographical regions, and time periods.

Proposals should be based on new research from postgraduate students currently registered in a University programme. Paper submissions should include a 250-word abstract, including five key words and a short (1-page) CV. Panel submissions should feature three papers (each with a 250-word abstract, including five key words, and a short CV), a chair, and a 100-word panel abstract.

For postgraduate students not currently funded through an existing fellowship or grant, funding is available to cover the costs associated with visas, travel, and accommodation in Shanghai. Upon confirmation of an accepted abstract, each postgraduate student is required to apply for a visa to travel to China. For more information about visas, please see https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china/entry-requirements.

All postgraduate delegates must register (or already be registered) as members of the Society for the Social History of Medicine. For more information about SSHM student membership, please see http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/sochis/access_purchase/price_list.html.

To propose an abstract, please visit:
https://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/schoolofhumanities/history/healthhistoriesthenextgeneration/abstractsubmission/

To propose a panel, please visit:
https://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/schoolofhumanities/history/healthhistoriesthenextgeneration/panelsubmission/

Submissions and queries should be sent to Mrs Caroline Marley: cshhh-admin@strath.ac.uk.

Conference Organizers:
Dr Stephen Mawdsley, University of Strathclyde
Professor Yong-an Zhang, Shanghai University

Abstract Deadline: 10 March 2017

 

 

 

征文通知

2017年英国医疗社会史学会研究生国际会议

举办:英国思克莱德大学和中国上海大学

资助:英国惠康基金

主题:医学史:新一代研究者

时间:2017年10月12-13日

地点:中国·上海大学

https://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/schoolofhumanities/history/healthhistoriesthenextgeneration/

定期召开由研究生参加的国际会议,是英国医疗社会史学会的传统。今年的会议,学会委员会欢迎研究生们提交任何属于医疗社会史研究范畴的论文,尤其鼓励那些对既有的医疗卫生史研究进行批判性审视的论文以及小组会议计划书。我们欢迎参会论文涉及不同的研究取径、研究地域以及历史时期。

提交至会议的计划书需要是在读研究生们正在从事的研究。欲参会者需要提交一份包含五个关键词的250字左右的摘要,以及一份个人简历(一页)。小组会议的计划书需要包含三篇论文(每篇论文也需提供250字左右的摘要,以及一份个人简历),小组会议主席姓名,以及一份100字的小组会议摘要。

目前没有奖学金或其他资助的研究生们可以获得会议资助,以支付参加此次会议的签证、旅行、以及在上海的住宿费用。如若申请参会获得通过,请研究生们申请前往中国的签证,关于申请签证的信息,请访问https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china/entry-requirements.

所有与会的研究生们需要注册为(或者已经是)英国医疗社会史学会的会员。关于英国医疗社会史学会学生会员的信息,请访问http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/sochis/access_purchase/price_list.html.

提交个人摘要者请访问:

https://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/schoolofhumanities/history/healthhistoriesthenextgeneration/abstractsubmission/

提交小组会议摘要者请访问:

https://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/schoolofhumanities/history/healthhistoriesthenextgeneration/panelsubmission/

个人简历及其他咨询问题请提交至Mrs. Caroline Marley: cshhh-admin@strath.ac.uk.

会议组织者:思克莱德大学Stephen Mawdsley博士;上海大学张勇安教授

摘要提交截止日期:2017年3月10日

 

CFP. Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference

29th – 30th June 2017

Call for Papers

 

Keynote Speakers

Victoria Bates (Bristol)

Ina Linge (Cambridge)

Hannah Morgan (Lancaster)

 

The by now well established University of Exeter Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference is returning in 2017 for the fourth consecutive year to showcase the diversity of contemporary medical humanities research. Our conference this year will provide a platform for an international community of postgraduate researchers to share insights and network with academics working within and across disciplinary boundaries.

While we encourage innovative submissions that relate to any aspect of medical humanities, the following subject areas are of particular interest:

  • History of medicine
  • Disability studies
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Transformations of the body
  • History and philosophy of science
  • Occupational health and industrial psychology
  • Trauma studies
  • Affect studies
  • Medicine and the law
  • Medicine and the body in popular culture
  • Literature and medicine
  • Medical practise and issues of intersectionality
  • Globalization and biomedical practice

Although all proposals must address the conference’s central theme, we welcome scholarly submissions from those operating outside of traditional humanities research settings, such as medical students and community activists.

Applicants are invited to submit abstracts of up to 300 words (for 20-minute previously unpublished papers) to pgmedhums@exeter.ac.uk by Friday 10th February 2017 with “PGMH 2017 Conference Abstract” written in the subject line of the email. We are also keen to receive panel and workshop proposals. These should include 300-word abstracts for up to four speakers, along with a 500-word overview that explains the aims and rationale of the session.

We hope to offer a small number of travel bursaries for this event, the details of which will be announced in due course.

 

http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/history/research/centres/medicalhistory/newsandevents/conferences/pgmhconference2017/

CFP. Humours, mixtures, & corpuscles. A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century

International Conference

Domus Comeliana, Pisa, 18-20 May 2017

Organisers
Fabrizio Bigotti & Jonathan Barry

The Centre for Medical History of the University of Exeter (United Kingdom) and the Fondazione Comel – Institutio Santoriana (Italy) are pleased to announce an International Conference Humours, mixtures and corpuscles. a medical path to corpuscularism in the seventeenth century, organised by Dr Fabrizio Bigotti and Prof. Jonathan Barry, to be held at the Domus Comeliana of Pisa on 18-20 May 2017.

The conference aims at exploring the interplay between minima naturalia, corpuscles, and atoms in the medical thought of the seventeenth century (broadly considered, 1550-1720) by especially focusing on the legacy of the Italian physician Santorio Santori (1561-1636). Santorio, who is credited to be the first to introduce a quantitative approach into medicine and biology by means of his studies on the insensible perspiration of the body (perspiratio insensibilis), was also the first to conceive the action of corpuscles and atoms mechanically as a result of his experiments on the properties of drugs and mixtures. As the impetus towards the quantification of compound substances which led European physicians to embrace corpuscular theories remains largely unknown to scholars, this conference will shed light not only on the context and influence of Santorio’s legacy, but also on the many directions taken by medical experimentation in the seventeenth century.

Keynote Speakers:

Georgiana Hedesan (University of Oxford)

Christoph Lüthy (Radbound University)

William R. Newman (Indiana University)

Vivian Nutton (University College of London)

Papers from scholars of any nationality are invited on any aspect of early modern medicine and science. Contributions on general aspects (e.g. Renaissance Aristotelianism and Galenism, Medical School of Padua, alchemical medicine, properties of mixtures, preparation of drugs, etc.) as well as on single authors (Baglivi, Basson, Boyle, Descartes, Falloppia, Fracastoro, Glisson, Iungius, Santorio, Sennert, Spinoza, etc.) are equally welcome. In the spirit of the conference, however, particular attention will be devoted to papers referring to Santorio and the history of perspiratio insensibilis (from Dodart to Keill).

PhD students are strongly encouraged to join the event which will be supported by 5 Santorio Fellowships for Medical Humanities and Science (500 euros each) funded by the Fondazione Comel – Institutio Santoriana, whose application process will be advertised separately in December 2017.

Papers should be a maximum of 20-25 minutes followed by 10 minutes of reply. Abstracts of a max. 300 words should be sent to Dr Fabrizio Bigotti at f.bigotti@exeter.ac.uk by the 22 February 2017.

A publication of the conference proceedings is anticipated from Springer in 2018.

 

Supported by SSHM.

BSHM 27th Congress, Edinburgh

13th-16th September 2017

in association with the Society for the Social History of Medicine

at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Click here to see map of location

Key dates 

1st Jan 2017                 Call for abstracts

15th Jan 2017              Early bird registration opens

1st Feb 2017                Abstract submission opens

31st May 2017             Abstract submission closes

7th July  2017               Authors notified about paper acceptance

14th July 2017              Early bird registration closes

15th July 2017              Standard registration opens

 

For registration and/or abstract submission click here

For  travel and accommodation click here

For provisional programme click here.

For conference keynote lectures and optional events click here

 

 

CFP. Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture

An interdisciplinary workshop

26-27 May 2017

University of Aberdeen

 

Gut health has become a buzzword in contemporary culture. Ground-breaking research is pointing to potential links between the gut and such diverse areas as our mood, weight, and thought processes. The current debates on the digestive system and our physical and mental health, however, are not without precedent. The stomach occupied a central place in the development of medicine in the nineteenth century and the number of medical, literary and popular publications on digestion proliferated from this period onwards. With the exception of anorexia and obesity, however, few scholars have examined the cultural significance of the gut in the modern period, confirming the lowly status the abdomen has endured in the Western intellectual tradition.

 

This workshop aims to develop a new understanding of gut health in modern history by establishing a dialogue between different scholars on this aspect of the body. The preoccupation with guts and the bowels in the Early Modern period developed a new urgency in the nineteenth century through the rapid progress of medicine and the increased concern with the stomach as a site of self-fashioning. The obsession with the gut during this period was a highly cosmopolitan phenomenon crossing many fields of experience, and the workshop aims to bring together scholars from a range of specialisms, including English studies, Modern Languages, History, History of Medicine, Anthropology, Philosophy, Visual Studies, Religious Studies and History of Science.

 

Applications from postgraduate and early career scholars are particularly welcome. 

 

Topics include, but are not limited to:  

·         The history of  psycho-gastric conditions 

·          The history of nutritional physiology and metabolism

·          (In)digestion as a metaphorical framework

·         Literary portrayals of digestion, constipation and defecation

·         Digestive and excretory labours and authorial identity

·         Visual portrayals of the digestive system 

·         The gut as a site of self-fashioning

·         Digestion and nationhood 

·         Digestion and public health

·         Gut-brain connections

·         Digestion and modernity

·         Digestion and constipation in philosophical thought 

·         The role of digestion in social relations

·         Digestive health as spiritual practice

  

Interdisciplinary approaches and international comparisons are strongly encouraged. Contributors will be invited to submit developed papers for consideration for publication after the event.

 

Proposals should be no more than 300 words in length and a short biography should also be included. Please send to m.mathias@abdn.ac.uk by 31 January 2017

This two-day workshop is funded by the University of Aberdeen School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture; the Society for French Studies; the British Society for the History of Science; and the British Society for Literature and Science.