CfP : Water Medicine (1300-1850) - Histoire, médecine et santé

The journal Histoire, médecine et santé is launching a call for proposals for a thematic issue devoted to the ‘water medicine’ before the rise of 19th century hydrotherapy. We would like to solicit original research focusing on the therapeutic uses of mineral waters in a transhistorical perspective. Proposals can be sent, for example, on the administrative management of mineral waters and their therapeutics, on the geographical issues related to water medicine, their localisation and their hierarchy. The place of mineral waters in a medical market could also be studied as well as their integration to economies of knowledge. Finally, mineral waters are a formidable starting point to think about environmental medicine. The calendar of this call aims at allowing the integration of emerging projects and the dialogue between the contributors.

Proposals for articles (c. 5000 characters, including bibliographical references), in English, Spanish or French, should be sent by May 21st, 2021 to the following addresses: Sophie Vasset et François Zanetti.

For further information:

Sophie Vasset, LARCA, Université de Paris

François Zanetti, ICT, Université de Paris