Round Up: Calls for Conference Papers in Allied Fields

arts-building-goals-page‘Tis the academic season and many associations have officially released the dates and locations for their 2016 annual meetings and are making their accompanied calls for papers. Find here a handy collection of some conferences from various disciplines of interest to those who work on the history of psychology and related subjects:

  • 3 Societies Meeting: 8th Joint Conference of the BSHS, CSHPS, and HSS

University of Alberta ~ Edmonton, Canada

June 22-25, 2016

Proposal Submission Deadline: December 7, 2015 

“The theme of the meeting will by ‘Transitions’.  Although presenters are not confined to this theme, the Program Committee is seeking papers or sessions that reflect this theme and encourages participants to consider the broader scientific, scholarly and social implications associated with moments of transition in the sciences.

The Programme Committee welcomes proposals for sessions or individual papers based around the conference theme from researchers at all stages of their careers. Participation is in no way limited to members of the three organising societies, but there will be a discount for members.  Intending participants should also note that the usual HSS rules concerning presenting at successive conferences do not apply to this meeting.”

Complete details on the program and conference available here.

  • The 8th Annual Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference 

Sam Houston State University ~ Huntsville, Texas, USA

March 17-18, 2016

Proposal Submission Deadline: December 31, 2015 

“The aims of the conference are to promote interdisciplinary discussion around contemporary health challenges and to develop networks for future research. Social and behavioral scientists, medical humanities scholars, healthcare professionals, and students interested in careers in healthcare are encouraged to participate in this important conference devoted to examining how social factors facilitate the health and well-being of children and adults across the global community.

Conference sessions/topics may include but are not limited to: Community Health; Health Disparities; Health and the Environment; History of Medicine; Medicalization of Society; Medicine and the Arts and Literature; Medicine and Ethics; Medicine, Globalization, and New Infectious Diseases; Medicine, Health, and Society; Medicine and Public Policy;  Medicine: Traditional/folkloric/alternative and Contemporary; Medicine and (World) Languages; Nutrition and Wellness; Political Determinants of Decision-Making in Medicine; Preparing Students for the New MCAT; Public Health and Prevention; The Obesity Epidemic.”

Please send your inquiries and abstracts electronically to

Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference
Abstract Review Committee
Care of Paul W. Child, Program Committee Chair:

  • Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Popular Culture
    PCA-ACA National Conference (Popular and American Culture Associations)

Seattle, Washington USA ~ March 21-25, 2016

Proposal Submission Deadline: October 1, 2015 

“The ‘Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Culture’ area for the 2016 Popular and American Culture Association meeting in Seattle invites proposals related to the portrayal of health, illness, and health care in the discourses of popular and American culture.  Proposals representing perspectives in the humanities and the arts (e.g., film, history, literature, visual arts), social sciences (e.g., anthropology, cultural studies, sociology), and mass media (e.g., print or electronic journalism) in historical or contemporary contexts are welcome.

Subject areas might include but are not limited to: narratives of physical and mental illness or disability told from the perspective of patient and/or provider in contemporary pop culture media; discourses of patient education and/or advocacy; intersections and missed connections: improving lay and expert communication about illness and wellness; narrative in/about/as medicine; the medical humanities—what is the discipline?; the problematic representation of illness narrative in popular culture; the construction of medical knowledge and beliefs about illness through the discourses of popular culture; public health initiatives, patient education, threats, and risk in popular culture; the representation of global health issues and the globalization of disease in popular discourses.”

Find complete details and contact information for the conference here.

  • Digitorium 2016: Digital Humanities Conference

University of Alabama ~ Tuscaloosa, USA

March 3-5, 2016

Proposal Submission Deadline: December 10, 2015 

“Our unifying focus for Digitorium is on method, and the ways in which Digital Humanities techniques and tools can be applicable and transferable in multiple different research and teaching scenarios both in the humanities and also in the social sciences. The conference is focused on the creation of scholarly communities via Digital Humanities methods. We are keen to hear of innovative uses of Digital Humanities techniques in both research and teaching settings, as well as in public scholarship and outreach work. The idea of Digital Humanities bringing scholarship and scholarly communities to life is key to this conference.

We have three key “pathways” for which participants can submit abstracts: digital methods; Early Modern digital scholarship; American Studies digital scholarship. 2016 marks the launch of our inaugural journal, the eponymous Digitorium: all conference presentations are eligible for inclusion in the first issue, and we will be taking full advantage of a digital medium to incorporate papers, multi-media elements, visualizations, interactive posters, and more.

Complete details on the submission process and conference available here.