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Conference, The History of Medicine and Global Connections, 18-20 June 2009, Wellcome Trust Centre, London

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"Prof. Hal Cook" <[log in to unmask]>

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Prof. Hal Cook

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Wed, 13 May 2009 07:18:03 +0100

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International Conference on 
The History of Medicine and Global Connections
Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, London

Opening reception and Plenary Lecture, 18 June 2009
Papers to be presented on 19 and 20 June 2009
In recent years, global history and related subjects such as transnational,
world, and connected history have caused a stir. The interest is in part a
response to many kinds of public discussions about the global in our lives,
but also in part--at least from the perspective of medical
historians--because the turn toward social and cultural history tended to
concentrate attention on complex relationships in local environments despite
the fact that many aspects of medicine and science travel widely. Some kinds
of medical and health practices and ideas do indeed remain rooted in
particular languages, cultures, and socio-political systems, but medical
commodities may be shipped from place to place while various kinds of
practices and concepts also move about: 'Western' medicine has been
globalised, but so has 'Chinese' medicine, and much else.

To examine the opportunities and challenges posed by global history of the
history of medicine we have invited proposals that consider a) how any
aspect of medicine moved from one locale to another or resisted such
movement, and b) how the idea of 'the global' has affected the
historiography of medicine and biomedicine. There will be papers on all
historical periods and places.

To view the Programme for the conference and to register, please click here:
http://tinyurl.com/qv9ujt

Date and time:
Start: 18 jun 2009 18:00
End: 20 jun 2009 18:00

Location:
183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE UK

Posted by Prof. Hal Cook, Director, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of
Medicine at UCL, [log in to unmask]

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