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September 6, 2016

SCOLMA Annual Conference 2016

African Medicine Matters: documenting encounters in medical practice and healthcare


This conference will explore aspects of medicine and healthcare, traditional and western, historic and contemporary and their traces in the documentary and digital records in all regions of Africa

Subjects might include:

  • Medicine and indigenous knowledge
  • The revival and regulation of traditional medicine
  • The introduction of Western medicine
  • Medicine and the missionary movement
  • The documentation of HIV/AIDS and Ebola
  • Medical research in Africa
  • Access to medical information and research in and from Africa

Researchers, archivists and librarians are invited to submit abstracts for consideration for this conference. Abstracts of up to 500 words may be sent to Terry BarringerĀ  by 30 April 2016.

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