Thursday, 16 October 2014

Conference on Healthcare in Antiquity, May 2015 - call for papers

Healthcare: Supply and Demand in Prehistory and History

Gothenburg, 6-8 May, 2015


We invite colleagues to submit papers for an international interdisciplinary conference on the practice of medicine in the past, organised by the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Gothenburg.
Topic 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 ( See also:

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