If anyone has plans to be in the Philadelphia area this week, you might consider popping over to the 2011 Annual American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) Meeting, taking place this week at the Philadelphia Society Hill Sheraton Hotel from April 28-May 1, 2011.
There are about a dozen interesting looking panels, but the two panels that look the most unmissable to me are the following, both taking place on Friday April 29th: "Museum Practice and the Making of Medical Science: Specimen Collections, Networks, and Institutions in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries," which will include two of my favorite scholars, Eva Ahren and Lisa O'Sullivan; and "Digital Media and New Audiences for the History of Medicine," where I will be delivering a short paper, along with such esteemed luminaries as Michael Sappol and Lisa Rosner.
Details for these two panels follow; to view the full schedule, click here.
Very much hope to see you there!
Click here to download a PDF program containing the complete and very extensive schedule. More information about the conference can be found here.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29
10:15 - 11:45 AM
Museum Practice and the Making of Medical Science: Specimen Collections, Networks, and Institutions in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries
MODERATOR: Susan Lawrence (UniversityofNebraska,Lincoln)
12:00 - 1:15 PM
- Eva Ahren (University of Uppsala) ―Making Space for Specimens‖: Medical Museums and Institution-Building at the Karolinska Institute, 1860-1910
- Ross Jones (University of Sydney) ―No interest in human anatomy as such‖: Frederic Wood Jones Dissects Anatomical Investigation in the United States in the 1920s
- Lisa O‘Sullivan (University of Sydney) Creating Medical Specimens and Meanings: Frederic Wood Jones and the Work of a ―Good‖ Anatomical Specimen
Digital Media and New Audiences for the History of Medicine
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