CfP: European Association for the History of Medicine and Health
Url: https://kuleuvencongres.be/eahmh2021/call-for-papers The European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) invites submissions for its biennial meeting, 7‐10 September 2021. The Association welcomes abstracts for individual papers, panels, roundtables and other short presentations on the general theme Faith, Medicine and Religion . Faith and religion are part and parcel of the field of medicine and of healing practices. For in times of illness, we are in need of faith. We might express our faith in those who aim to heal us as we recognize and trust their ability to do so. In some settings, both today and in the past, such faith takes on explicit spiritual and religious meanings. It is performed through rituals and shaped by belief systems, shared (or not) between patients, doctors and other caregivers. In other settings, it is the belief in science or other concepts of medicine that drives patients’, caregivers’ and scientists’ search for cures and well-being.