22 de enero de 2018

CfP: EAMHMS 2018 - Beyond the Museum Walls. Deadline 1 Feb

A few days left to submit your abstracts for EAMHMS 2018:

European Association of Museums of the History of Medical Sciences Congress 2018
Beyond the Museum Walls. Medical Collections and Medical Museums in the 21st Century

19 - 22 September 2018
Barcelona, Spain
Hosted by the Museu d'Història de la Medicina de Catalunya


The European Association of Museums of the History of Medcal Sciences hosts a major, biennial, international, and interdisciplinary conference. In 2018 it will explore the theme of the curatorial approaches that are redefining what it means to be a 21st century medical museum. It will explore new ways of thinking about museum basics – collecting/researching, exhibiting/communicating, and teaching/learning – through perspectives that take digital tools into account and new lines of research that are fostered by enriching perspectives such as contemporary art and the history of art, the history of scientific technology, medical education and practice and the medical entrepreneurial business. In a world which increasingly consumes history, medical museums have so much to offer to different kinds of publics. In addition, the Congress will address possibilities and approaches to topics inscribed in medical artefacts which connect with society and everyday life.

Call for Papers

Proposals that consider all topics relevant to the main theme described above are invited, but the 2018 committee encourages proposals for papers in the following strands: the digital museum; synergies between art, technology and thinking; and publics. The committee also welcomes proposals on a range of topics relevant to the medical history of objects and collections.

The committee encourages proposals advancing innovative thinking based on new research. Paper submissions should include an abstract (maximum
2000 characters) with a title, name and brief biography, name of institution (if attached to any) and contact details (preferably e-mail address).

Submissions and queries should be sent to: azarzoso@museudelamedicina.cat

Call closes: 1 February 2018

Congress Organizer: Alfons Zarzoso.

Download: Call for Papers (pdf)

For further information and registration, go to this web page: https://eamhms2018barcelona.wordpress.com/

We’re looking forward to a thrilling conference! See you in Barcelona in 2018.