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Upcoming REMEDIA series: Medicine and Migration
We are currently accepting submissions for a series on the theme of ‘Migration’ in the history of medicine. The pieces we choose will imaginatively and rigorously tackle topics including (but by no means limited to) the challenges of moving populations in the sphere of public health; notions of risk, prevention, contamination and containment; impact of wars and natural disasters on medical aid provision; differences in health-seeking behaviors between cultures; patterns of migration among healthcare professionals; the ethical and legal challenges of migrants seeking clinical attention; the influence of international organizations in shaping global health policies for migrants; vaccination, screening and the ways in which epidemics and pandemics are tethered to particular groups of people as they move across the globe.
We welcome papers from colleagues working in history, history of medicine and science, anthropology and elsewhere in the humanities. There are no restrictions to particular geographical locations or historical time periods. If you are interested in contributing to REMEDIA, for this themed series or to showcase your research on another subject, please send an email to Lisa Haushofer and Kate Womersley at firstname.lastname@example.org with an abstract of c.200 words outlining your proposed topic by 1st October 2016.