[H-verkko] CFP: Terveys- ja ympäristöhistorian konferenssi

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Agricolan artikkelipyyntöihin on lähetetty uusi ilmoitus:
Terveys- ja ympäristöhistorian konferenssi

International conference

3-4 November 2016

University of Oulu, Finland

The interaction between health and the environment is a central theme to both
environmental and medical history. The importance of the interaction has been
implicitly acknowledged, and sometimes explicitly explored, in, for instance,
the histories of hospitals, sanatoriums and other medical institutions, drugs
and medication, the relationships between chemicals and other pollutants,
ecosystems and human health, food and nutrition. Historians of disease have
inspected the role of the environment (animals, plants, climate) in giving rise,
facilitating and/or controlling epidemics, as well as the changing conceptions
of the relationship between health and the environment. The intricate and
dynamic interplay between the environment and health is a burgeoning field of
research in environmental history and environmental humanities. A host of
complex subfields such as environmental health, gender and social vulnerability
have been integrated into their studies. In environmental philosophy, vital
values like human and ecosystem health, symbiotic interactions and biodiversity
have been seen as important basic values for the common good of humans and

Our two-day workshop explores the environment, health, and their points of
contact in historical contexts. We call for individual papers, sessions and
posters on any theme, topic, or period related to the history of the environment
or medicine and health, and especially welcome papers exploring the intersection
of the two themes. Presenters with background in environmental and medical
humanities, medicine or environmental sciences, and environmental philosophy and
philosophy of values are also welcome, providing there is a historical
perspective in their presentations. Topics to consider include, but are not
limited to:

 healing or recreational environments

dangerous or toxic environments

(the concept of) environmental disease

disease and environmental change

waste and light and noise pollution

food and nutrition

architecture, housing and health

history of medical thought and practice

history of environmental thought

occupational health

the impact of fossil fuels on the environment and health

health and other vital values

aesthetics of nature and human wellbeing

mental health and experience of nature

diseases as environmental risks


The keynote speakers are:

Professor Teemu Ryymin, University of Bergen (Norway)

Associate Professor Dolly Jørgensen, Luleå University of Technology (Sweden)

Please email a max. 300-word abstract and a short CV by 19 June 2016 to workshop
organisers (heini.hakosalo(at)oulu.fi) or (esa.ruuskanen(at)oulu.fi). Successful
applicants will be notified by 14 August 2016. Registered participants are
expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. The conference is
free of charge.


For more information, see at http://www.oulu.fi/history/node/34417 


The workshop is organised by the research groups Limits of Adjustment: History
of Medicine and Health and Manipulating Nature: Case Studies in Environmental
History, Science and Philosophy (Department of History, University of Oulu)





Ilmoituksen lähetti: Heini Hakosalo <heini.hakosalo at oulu.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 20.6.2016
Lisätietoja WWW-osoitteesta: http://www.oulu.fi/history/node/34417