British Society of the History of Medicine

BSHM Newsletter March 2017

including EDINBURGH congress Update

BSHM March Newsletter 2017 final

Subject: BSHM Edinburgh Congress 13th-16th September

Dear Colleagues

Registration for the BSHM, Edinburgh Congress, 13th -16th September is now open at:
Book now to take advantage of the early bird rates. BSHM members and members of BSHM affiliated societies enjoy a further discount – if they book now the 3 day delegate rate for the Conference is only £180.
Keynote speakers will include Philippa Langley , who led the successful search for the remains of Richard III, and the Guthrie lecture will be delivered by Professor David Watters from Melbourne. The Congress is being held in association with the Society for the Social History of Medicine whose sponsored keynote speaker is Professor Malcolm Nicolson.
Please note that abstract submission is also open via: and will close on May 31st.
The congress has approval for up to 20 hours of CPD.

Please circulate this email to members, colleagues and friends who have an interest in the history or medicine and might be interested in attending the Congress.
Best wishes

Dr Martyn Thomas
Secretary BSHM

The information contained in this communication is intended solely for use by the recipient and others authorised to receive it. If you receive this email by mistake, please advise the sender immediately.

Subject: BSHM Congress 2017 – Call for Papers and Posters

Dear Colleagues,
As you may be aware, the BSHM Congress is in Edinburgh at Surgeons’ Hall from 13th to 16th September 2017.
Abstract submission for papers and posters will be possible from 1st February 2017 to 31st May 2017.
The website below provides information and details on how to register and the document below shows how to submit an abstract.
Please feel free to circulate the attached document to your friends and colleagues.
Kind regards and Best Wishes for 2017
Dr Martyn Thomas
Secretary to the BSHM

The Document
BSHM Congress 2017 – Call for papers and posters
This is the call for papers and posters for the BSHM Congress to be held in Edinburgh from 13th-16th September 2017 at Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh. The Congress will be in a modern conference centre in a historic setting and Edinburgh has much to offer those with an interest in history.
The Congress has 4 themes:
• Women in Medicine;
• Scotland’s contribution and influence
• Apothecaries and their successors
• Art and photography in Medicine
These themes are not exclusive. Papers and posters on any aspect of the history of medicine are welcome.
Abstract submission opens on 1st February and closes on 31st May. Abstracts should be no more than 200 words in length and the title no more than 15 words. A single reference may be added (not included in word count). The abstract should be based on a 15 minute paper.
For up to date information keep an eye on our website where you can find details of how to register an interest, register as a delegate and submit abstracts. You can do this directly using our dedicated conference site at
We very much hope you will send an abstract (or two) and be able to join us at the Congress.
As before, non-members are welcome to submit abstracts and attend the Congress. Please do share this invitation with colleagues, students and friends who may be interested.
Iain Macintyre
President BSH


Click here for the Link  to website BSHM




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