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Call for Papers: Literature and the Healing Arts at CEA 2013 http://www.cea-web.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50&Itemid=31    April 4-6, 2013 Savannah, Georgia The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Literature and the Healing Arts for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org Medical Humanities, literary medicine, literature and the healing arts: these fields have grown in recent years, validating the all-important intersection between medical science, technology, healing and the broad sweep of literary history. This year, the full conference theme is Nature, a concept that, itself, straddles the complex nexus of life, life science, culture, and cultural production. I welcome all scholars interested in exploring these connection-the nature of health, the nature of Man, the nature of technology and of medici

CfP Accidents and Emergencies:,Risk, Welfare and Safety in Europe,and North America, c. 1750-2000

Accidents and Emergencies: Risk, Welfare and Safety in Europe and North America, c. 1750-2000 Keynote speakers Professor Bill Luckin (University of Bolton, UK) Dr Arwen Mohun (University of Delaware, USA) Context and aims We live in a society obsessed with risk and safety. Via a medley of state-related and commercial agencies, we insure ourselves against the possibility of death, ill-health, accident, theft and unemployment, subjecting every facet of our lives to the calculus of risk. Meanwhile, a battery of signs, leaflets, manuals and adverts spread the message of ‘health and safety’, reminding us of the dangers lurking in our everyday actions. Equally, notions of risk and safety go to the heart of our sense of collective welfare, and the complex relations of self, society and the State, and public and private agency. Indeed, for some sociologists, we live in a ‘risk society’, premised on the ‘reflexive’ processing of information, the prevention of the accide

DYNAMIS Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam VOLUMEN 32 (2) 2012

DYNAMIS Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam VOLUMEN 32 (2)                                                                                            2012 SUMARIO   DOSSIER POLÍTICAS, RESPUESTAS SOCIALES Y MOVIMIENTOS ASOCIATIVOS FRENTE A LA POLIOMIELITIS: LA EXPERIENCIA EUROPEA (1940-1975) Editado por Rosa Ballester y María Isabel Porras La lucha europea contra la presencia epidémica de la poliomielitis: una reflexión histórica Rosa Ballester y María Isabel Porras http://www.revistadynamis.es/images/stories/presentacion_dossier_32_2.pdf La Asociación Europea contra la Poliomielitis y los programas europeos de vacunación María Isabel Porras, María José Báguena, Rosa Ballester y Jaime de las Heras The Cutter Incident and the Development of a Swedish Polio Vaccine, 1952-1957 Per Axelsson Polio in Italy Bernardino Fantini The British Polio Fellowship –