The 2019 AAHPSSS conference will be held from 13–15 November at the Victoria University of Wellington in Aotearoa New Zealand. This is the first time in many years that the conference will be held in NZ, and we are hoping that Australian delegates will make the effort to cross the Tasman for what will be an exciting and stimulating event!
- Conference accommodation
- Conference registration
- Conference draft program [PDF] New!
- Map of campus [PDF] New!
The Dyason Lecturer this year will be Dr Margaret Pelling, Associate Member, Faculty of History at the University of Oxford. Dr Pelling was a student of Professor Ding Dyason, after whom this event is named. She will be speaking about her relationship with Professor Dyason and providing an overview of her career and achievements in the history of medicine and social history more generally.
Postgraduate students are especially encouraged to attend the conference. The conference program will include special sessions for postgraduates including a postgraduate workshop and mentoring session. In addition, the Ian Langham Prize will be awarded to the best presentation(s) by a current postgraduate student.
Ian Langham Bursary
Enrolled honours, postgraduate students and researchers with precarious employment from tertiary institutions outside Aotearoa New Zealand whose participation in the 2019 AAHPSSS conference has been formally accepted may apply for an Ian Langham Bursary. The Bursary is intended to help defray the costs of Trans-Tasman travel for attendees. If you are in possession of or entitled to receive travel funds through your research institution, we would appreciate that you make use of those travel funds.
Applications should include evidence of the proposed or accepted participation in the conference, a brief statement of need for the bursary, evidence of student enrolment/employment status and a quote from a travel agent to indicate expected travel costs. The Bursary covers travel costs only. It does not cover the costs of accommodation, meals or incidentals. The Bursary is paid as a reimbursement subsequent to the conference, upon provision of relevant receipts and bank account details. The deadline for provision of these is 20 December 2019.
The total funding for each application is capped at $500 and the number of bursaries provided is limited. Assessments will be made on the basis of how well the applicant's research engages with the purposes of AAHPSSS and the demonstrated need.
Applications for the Ian Langham Bursary close on Friday 11 October 2019, and should be addressed to the Secretary, Martin Bush firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications may be made earlier, conditional on the acceptance of the paper or workshop.