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Call for papers: African Medicine Matters Annual Conference




Annual Conference
African Medicine Matters: documenting encounters in medical practice and healthcare
Tuesday 6 September 2016
Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge


This conference will explore aspects of medicine and healthcare, traditional and western, historic and contemporary and their traces in the documentary and digital records in all regions of Africa

Subjects might include:

Medicine and indigenous knowledge
The revival and regulation of traditional medicine
The introduction of Western medicine
Medicine and the missionary movement
The documentation of HIV/AIDS and Ebola
Medical research in Africa
Access to medical information and research in and from Africa

Researchers, archivists and librarians are invited to submit abstracts for consideration for this conference.

Abstracts of up to 500 words may be sent to Terry Barringer at by 30 April 2016.