CFP: Network of Health and Environment of the European Social Science History Association Conference (ESSHC) - Glasgow, 11-14 April, 2012 - Deadline: May 1, 2011

Call for Papers
Network of Health and Environment of the European Social Science History Association
Conference (ESSHC), at Glasgow, 11 to 14 April, 2012.

Apologies for cross-posting.

Proposals are invited for panels or individual papers of any subject dealing with the
social history of health and the relationship between health and the enviroment. While
individual papers are welcome, panels consisting of four contributors and one chair and
discussant (who can be the same person) have a higher chance of being accepted. We particularly
encourage panels organised around a central theme with papers covering different
perspectives on this theme, especially those with comparative approach, bringing together
contributions on different regions and / or time periods. Panel participants must come from
different institutions and preferably should come from different countries. We reserve the right
to re-arrange panels and contributors as appears necessary in view of the incoming

Suggestions are particularly encouraged on the topics listed below, especially those
addressing issues of overlapping relevance to the environment and public health. But
proposals on other topics are very welcome as well.

1. Global Health - Possible sub-themes: travels of disease; the ecological imperialism
revisited; globalisation; plague, cholera, Aids, SARS …

2. Global Resources, their use and impact on well-being: soil, fuels, water...

3. Temporary issues: the emergence and disappearance of perceived health and/or
environmental topics.

4. Occupational Health in Resource Extraction: accidents, insurance, long-term health
hazards …

5. Health and/or Nature as Commodity – Themes: developments of the market for
medication, health foods and other health products; interaction between physicians, scientists and

6. Environmental Changes and Impact on Public Health – positive, negative, or both

7. Warfare: how has the – historically common – situation of warfare affected the
physical wellbeing of nature and people in it?

8. Normality – how have common conceptions changed about healthy people or a healthy

Panel chairs can also act as discussants. Discussants have an important role in
stimulating discussions, which should take up a substantial part of the panel time. They can
identify central issues of the papers, point of similarities and differences, raise individual
or general questions or otherwise broaden the perspective on the overall themes of the

The deadline is May 1, 2011.

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For questions, suggestions etc., please write to:
Enrique Perdiguero-Gil:
Iris Borowy: