Call for Papers: Epidemic Remedies In Medical Writing - 18th - 19th June 2024 - University of Ferrara

This conference aims to discuss the representation of epidemic remedies in medical writing in England and in France between 1500 and 1920. Prospective presenters are invited to address epidemic remedies across five centuries, bearing three main methodological observations in mind.

28. 3. 2024

We invite proposals from a wide range of methodological perspectives. To name but a few: corpus-assisted critical discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis, multimodal discourse analysis, historical lexicography and terminology, new historicism, cultural theory, epistemology, philosophy of science, gender medicine, and gender theory.

Please submit a one-page abstract (ca. 200 – 300 words excluding references). Presentations (in English or in French) will consist of a 20-minute talk followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

All research papers should be delivered in person. All abstracts should be submitted to All abstracts should be anonymised and include a title and up to five keywords.

Key dates:

  • The call for papers opens on 15 January 2024.
  • The deadline for abstract submission is 15 March 2024.
  • Notification of acceptance (or rejection) will be sent out by 15 April 2024.
  • Registration commences on 1 May 2024.
  • The conference will take place from 18 to 19 June 2024.

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