Calls for Proposals

Calls for Submission & Other Opportunities

Hektoen International Seeks Submissions
Hektoen International, a journal of medical humanities, has “a ravenous appetite for excellent articles on art, history, literature, or other relevant subjects as related to medicine or healthcare. Articles should be between 700 and 1600 words.” Please send articles to


Sixteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, late proposal deadline 6/5/18

Applications open for Aseemkala Initiative
The Aseemkala Initiative uses traditional dance to perform stories of women in medicine. Using choreography, interviews, and research, they use diverse styles to tell their diverse experiences as patients and providers. They are looking for choreographers and researchers to join the team. Applications are due on June 30, 2018. More information.

Medical Humanities in the Middle East
The 1st International Conference on Medical Humanities in the Middle East at Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar (November 17-18, 2018) invites proposals for oral presentations and posters on the topics of narrative medicine, medical sociology, philosophy of medicine, art and medicine, expressive arts therapies, medical ethics and narrative ethics, graphic medicine, literature and medicine, history of medicine and other humanistic initiatives in medicine occurring in the Middle East and North Africa region. Keynote speakers are Arthur W. Frank and Mohammed Ghaly. Selected papers will be invited to an edited volume. Anyone interested in further information can contact Professor Alan S. Weber, or take a look at the conference website. Submission deadline June 1, 2018.

New York Academy of Medicine Seeks Digital Intern
The New York Academy of Medicine’s Library is looking for a digital intern to work in the Library’s digital program. The internship will provide hands-on experience with creating and building digital collections, editing metadata for digitization projects, and conducting quality control of scanned images. The Intern will have an opportunity to learn about the digitization process and how to build digital collections. The internship is paid or may be taken for course credit. Start date: June 2018. Hours: Approximately 10 hours a week for 12 weeks. Intern must be available 2 days per week between the hours of 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Thursday.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Create digital collections on Islandora website • Collect, edit, create and organize metadata according to standards • Conduct quality control on scanned images and digital collections

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: • Familiarity with technology, digital collections, and/or digital humanities projects • Experience with metadata schemas (e.g. MODS, Dublin Core, MARC, IPTC etc.) • Knowledge of XML, XSLT, and OCLC • Coursework in Library and Information Science

TO APPLY: Please forward cover letter and resume with “Digital Intern” in the subject line to Please also outline your academic needs for obtaining course credit, if applicable. Deadline: May 18, 2018.

in-Training Seeks Writers / Editors
in-Training is looking for passionate and capable writers who are enthusiastic about sharing their commentaries with the larger medical student community. Other positions are also available. More information.

Comics and Medicine Conference: The Ways We Work
August 16-18, 2018 | White River Junction, Vermont
This year’s Comics and Medicine Conference invites participants to share and reflect upon how graphic medicine works. In the context of health and its relationship to comics, “work” can refer to a number of activities: the work of medical and related professionals; the functioning of our bodies and minds; the creation or study of artistic and educational materials; the study of the archive or images/texts; work with reader communities; and the organization of collaborative community health efforts. The spaces in which “work” takes place provide another point of reflection: public healthcare centers, classrooms, home studios, private clinics, libraries, and bedsides. In this relatively new interdisciplinary field, we hope to document and refine—from our various perspectives and experiences—the territory where cartooning and health care intersect. Earlybird registration open through April 15th.

Postdoctoral Researcher Position at OSU: Global Migration and Disability/Medical Humanities
The College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio State University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral researcher in Global Migration and Disability/Medical Humanities to begin autumn, 2018. More information.


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