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PCCBS Annual Meeting, 22-24 March 2019, Merced, CA

Hello Circle Readers,

The Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies invites paper and panel proposals for its 46th Annual Meeting, to be held at UC Merced, March 22-24 2019.

The PCCBS invites papers representing all fields of British Studies — broadly defined to include those who study the United Kingdom, its component parts and nationalities, as well as Britain’s imperial cultures. We welcome proposals from scholars (including graduate students) in a wide range of disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and the arts, including History, Literature, Political Science, Philosophy, Religion, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Theater Studies, and Art History.

Proposals for individual papers, partial panels, or complete panels are all welcome, although complete panel proposals are preferred. We encourage the submission of proposals dealing with interdisciplinary topics, as well as pedagogies and technologies.

The deadline for submission of proposals is DECEMBER 1st, 2018. Proposals should include a 200-word abstract for each paper plus a biography for each participant. Those submitting full or partial panel proposals should include a brief description of the panel plus a brief biography for the panel chair as well as for its commentator (if any). Proposals will be submitted by google forms. As we will use the data entered for the program, please be careful with spelling of names, institutions and paper titles.

Individual paper proposals should be submitted here.

Panel proposals should be submitted here.

Any questions should be addressed to pccbs2019@gmail.com

*Graduate students who have papers accepted by the program committee will be eligible to request reimbursement for some travel expenses from the Stern Trust when registering for the conference.

A PDF of the Call For Papers may be found here.

Pacific History Association Conference 2018

Dear Circle Readers,

Please see the following post regarding the upcoming:

Pacific History Association Conference 2018:

London & Cambridge, 3-5 December 2018

http://pha.maa.cam.ac.uk/pha/index.php/category/sessions/

Panel – call for papers closes 9 July

All papers must be submitted directly to the panel organisers

Health and Labour After the Pacific War: Pacific Islanders and Medical Infrastructure

Sandra Widmer (swidmer@yorku.ca), York University and Christine Winter (Christine.Winter@flinders.edu.au), Flinders University of South Australia

Providing biomedical health care and conducting health research requires particular infrastructures. In this respect, the post war era was marked by particular trends in “magic bullets” and technological fixes for global problems of hunger, clean water and infectious disease to achieve “development”. This panel looks at what contexts in the Pacific region can complicate this history. The post-war era also marked changes in economies and forms of labour and training for Pacific islanders. This panel will look at the work needed for post-war health infrastructure in a way that shows the overlap between labour history and biomedical care/medical research history. The panel asserts Pacific islanders’ centrality in the topic, by looking at what historically specific kinds of labour or care relationships were needed in the development of infrastructure and biomedicine.  We take a broad approach to infrastructure. (e.g. water, electricity, energy, institutions like hospitals, knowledge sharing systems, roads, shipping, transport, laboratories, medical equipment).

We welcome papers on (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Post-war directions of research and health (UN, NGOs; cold war)
  • Pacific Islander training and labour to build and operate infrastructures
  • Health Infrastructures and Nation Building and/or Decolonization
  • The transition from military to civilian health services
  • Labour mobility, quarantine and health monitoring

Short Biographies:

Sandra Widmer is assistant professor of anthropology at York University in Toronto. She has also held a postdoctoral position at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Sandra Widmer conducts research on women’s reproductive health, the role of biomedicine and demographic research in colonial state formation and the relations and differences enabled in nutrition, metabolism and microbiome research.

Christine Winter is Matthew Flinders Fellow in History, and A/Professor at the College of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Flinders University in Adelaide. From 2014 to 2018 she was Australian Research Council Future Fellow. Christine’s work combines history of science and migration and identity studies. Her Matthew Flinders Fellowship research project Humanitarianism or Security? The New Global Health analyses through a regional focus Australia’s role in health research, infrastructure development and humanitarian intervention.

Bulletin No. 40 (April 2018) now available

Hello Circle Readers,

It is that time of year again.  The Pacific Circle Bulletin No. 40 (April 2018) is now available and can be downloaded here (PDF). A permanent link to the file, along with all past issues of the bulletin and newsletter, may be found by clicking the ‘Bulletin‘ link at the top of this page. As usual, users can also perform a keyword search of all past issues using the search box at the bottom of every page on this site.

Bulletin No. 39 now available

Hello Circle Readers,

The Pacific Circle Bulletin No. 39 (October 2017) is now available and can be downloaded here (PDF).  A permanent link to the file, along with all past issues of the bulletin and newsletter, may be found by clicking the ‘Bulletin‘ link at the top of this page.  Users can also perform a keyword search of all past issues using the search box at the bottom of every page on this site (powered by Google).

7th International Conference on The History of Medicine in Southeast Asia (HOMSEA 2018)

Hello Circle readers,

Please see below for information regarding the 7th International Conference on The History of Medicine in Southeast Asia (HOMSEA 2018), to be held 15-17 January 2018.  Please note that the initial deadline for proposals has just passed.  Also, a PDF with conference details may be found here.

CALL FOR PAPERS

7th International Conference on

The History of Medicine in Southeast Asia

(HOMSEA 2018)

To be held in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (LPDR)

15-17 January 2018

With support from:

Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC, The University of Sydney, Australia)
Institut de Recherche sur le Développement (IRD, France)
Université de Montréal (Canada)

Program Committee:

Prof. Warwick Anderson, University of Sydney, Australia
Dr. Pascale Hancart-Petitet, IRD Vientiane, LPDR
Prof. Laurence Monnais, Université de Montréal, Canada
Assoc. Prof. Hans Pols, University of Sydney, Australia
Dr. Vanphanom Sychareun, University of Health Sciences, Vientiane, LPDR
Dr. Kathryn Sweet, independent scholar, Vientiane, LPDR
and members of the Local Organizing Committee

All proposals on the subject of the history of medicine and health in Southeast Asia will be considered. We will also consider proposals in medical anthropology. Special attention will be given to proposals dealing with Laos.

Please submit a one-page proposed abstract for a 20-minute talk, and a one-page CV by July 15 2017 to Dr. James Dunk james.dunk@sydney.edu.au

Note that it may be possible to subsidize some of the costs of participation for scholars from the Southeast Asia region, and for graduate and postgraduate students. If you wish to ask for support, please send a separate email justifying your request by July 15 to James Dunk.

 

Propositions will be reviewed by early September 2017.

Further information regarding the venue, registration fees, and accommodation options will be available by then.