SCOLMA (the UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa) Annual Conference

African Medicine Matters: documenting encounters in medical practice and healthcare

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge


This conference will explore aspects of medicine and healthcare, traditional and western, historic and contemporary and their traces in the documentary and digital records in all regions of Africa.

Subjects might include:

Medicine and indigenous knowledge

The revival and regulation of traditional medicine

The introduction of Western medicine

Medicine and the missionary movement

The documentation of HIV/AIDS and Ebola

Medical research in Africa

Access to medical information and research in and from Africa

Researchers, archivists and librarians are invited to submit abstracts for consideration for this conference. 

Abstracts of up to 500 words may be sent to Terry Barringer at [log in to unmask] by 30 April 2016.


Lucy McCann
Senior Archivist
The Bodleian Library  
Weston Library
Broad Street  
Oxford OX1 3BG

Tel: 01865 270911
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