Call for Papers: History of Women's Health Conference

The Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, will host its seventh annual History of Women’s Health Conference on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Organizers invite interested persons to send a one to two page proposal or abstract of their topic by Friday, November 4, 2011 for consideration.

The History of Women’s Health Conference focuses on women’s health issues from the late 18th century to the present. This conference encourages interdisciplinary work. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, obstetric and gynecology issues (fertility, infertility, birth control methods, menopause), adolescence(health, cultural influences, body image, puberty, eating disorders), mental health topics, geriatric concerns, overall women’s health, access to health care, minority health, nursing, midwifery, female healers, and more.

The conference is jointly sponsored by the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department and the Pennsylvania Hospital Historic Collection.

Please e-mail a one to two page proposal to: Stacey C Peeples, Curator-Lead Archivist, Pennsylvania Hospital  Please call (215-829-5434) or e-mail with any questions or for more information.

(From H-Pennsylvania)