CfP: for a 2-day workshop: Teaching to Treat: Medical Education in the Empires (18th-20th centuries)

 Date: 21 & 22 June 2021 (Dates and time TBC)

Venue: online with Zoom

*Abstract submission deadline: 1 March 2021*


This online workshop aims to bring together early career researchers to share their research into the history of colonial medical education. While the application is open to all, the committee particularly encourages those focusing on the 18th-19th century British and French Empires. It will prioritise research projects based on archival funds in colonies or former colonies. The workshop will take the format of discussions of pre-circulated, short papers (drafts) prepared by all participants. We plan to publish a selection of workshop papers as a special issue in a peer-reviewed journal.


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Possible topics may be:


- The establishment of medical schools in colonies

- Interactions between metropoles and colonies in medical education

- Teaching personnel involved in medical education

- Medical curricula

- Structures and architecture of imperial medical schools

- Accounts of student population

- Comparative studies of medical education between colonies and/or empires


Participants will be asked to submit drafts of research in English to participate in the workshop. Applications for the workshop, however, may be sent in either English or French. They should include a title, 300 word abstract, and institutional affiliation, and should be sent to Hohee Cho and Martin Robert no later than 1 March 2021.