CFP: Joint Meeting of the Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science and the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Centre for Nursing Historical Inquiry


Deadline for paper abstracts, panel submissions, and student travel grants is November 2nd, 2018. The Program Committee will notify you as to whether or not your paper is accepted no later than December 12th, 2018.

Submissions for individual papers and panels can be made online at the SAHMS website, at for-papers.html.

SAHMS and ECBCNHI are seeking paper submissions from students (including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and medical and health sciences professional students), professors, medical and legal professionals, and independent scholars with an academic interest in the history of science, medicine, or nursing. The conference will be a joint meeting, with panels organized by subject matter and combining contributions by members of both organizations, rather than each holding its own panels concurrently. There will be a single registration fee for both meetings and all associated events.

We welcome any papers that discuss the history of medicine, nursing, and/or science. This is broadly construed to encompass all fields and subfields historical, literary, anthropological, philosophical, legal, and sociological. This also includes closely related topics, such as issues related to science, medicine, and nursing that involve race, disabilities, sustainability, environment, technology, and gender studies.

Participants may propose individual papers or panels of several papers on a particular theme. Despite the “Southern” component of SAHMS’s organizational name, papers need not pertain to topics of specifically Southern regional interest. Papers concerning all historical periods and national and international areas are welcome. Abstracts are limited to 300 words.

If you are proposing a panel, please provide the title and theme of the panel, and a list of 3 or 4 authors and paper titles related to that topic. Each author will need to individually submit his or her own proposal for their papers within the panel.

All participants and attendees are responsible for their own travel expenses and must pay conference registration costs/meeting fees.

A limited number of student travel awards are available each year. You can apply for a student travel grant at Students MUST follow the guidelines to be considered for these travel awards, and applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further information about this meeting or SAHMS in general, please contact the SAHMS President and Program Chair, Adam Davis, at, or email the organizational inbox at For further information on the ECBCNHI or local arrangements, please see the conference website,, or email nurs-