CFP: Asian Society of the History of Medicine/History of Medicine in Southeast Asia


for a joint meeting of

The Asian Society of the History of Medicine (9th meeting)


HOMSEA (History of Medicine in Southeast Asia)

to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 27–30, 2018

Theme:  Colonial Medicine after Decolonisation:  Continuity, Transition, and Change

Guidelines for Submission: Submissions on all topics related to the history of medicine in Asia are welcome; submissions related to the conference theme are especially encouraged.

Participants can submit full panels (2, 3, or 4 papers) as well as individual papers. Paper proposals (title, author, and an abstract in English of no more than 200 words) and a 1-page curriculum vitae or panel proposals (a panel proposing of no more than 200 words with abstracts and 1-page CVs of all participants) should be sent by electronic mail to Dr. James Dunk ( The program committee reserves the right to suggest changes and revisions to abstracts and panel proposals.

Deadline for submission: 1 February 2018

Notification of acceptance will be given by 1 March 2018.

Program committee:

  • Dr. Harry Yi-Jui Wu (Hong Kong);
  • Dr. Ning Jennifer Chang (Taipei);
  • Prof Laurence Monnais (Montreal);
  • A/Prof Hans Pols (Sydney);
  • Dr. Yu-Chuan Wu (Taipei);
  • Dr. Por Heong Hong (Kuala Lumpur);
  • and members of the Local Arrangements Committee.

Unfortunately, the ASHM cannot offer funds to defray travel expenses due to budget constraints. There is a range of affordable accommodation available near the conference venue. Participants are encouraged to apply for support from their home departments or institutions.

The conference will be hosted by the Indonesian Academy of Sciences, which is located in the new buildings of the Indonesian National Library in the centre of Jakarta.