Call for Papers: 14th Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine

June 10, 2016


Columbia University, Princeton University, and The New York Academy of Medicine, are pleased to host the 14th Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine on September 30 - October 1, 2016 in New York City. This year’s conference will take place at the New York Academy of Medicine.

JASMed is convened annually for the presentation of research by young scholars working on the history of medicine and public health. The meeting was founded in 2002 to foster a collegial intellectual community that provides a forum for sharing and critiquing graduate research.

We welcome student presentations on any topic and time period and especially hope to receive submissions that speak to this year’s theme of Organizing Medicine. Broadly conceived, this theme directs our attention to the ways medical professionals, health care providers, patients, and broader publics have sought to organize and re-organize the training, practice, regulation, and delivery of medical care. Additionally, the theme highlights the intersections of health, health care, and social justice, including the place of gender, race, sexuality, and disability in health movements. A focus on health-related organizing invites us to consider new perspectives on public and community health, professionalism in medicine, ethics, patient care, conceptualizations of rights, and historical experiences of who participates in medicine.

We encourage submissions from a wide range of scholarly disciplines and are eager to hear new voices in the history of medicine and allied fields.


Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and clearly convey the argument, sources, and relationship to existing literature of the paper to be presented. Please submit an abstract no later than June 10, 2016 to