Call for Proposals

We welcome proposals on all topics in the Health Humanities field, not just related to Frankenstein (please see below for examples of topics).  Proposals must be submitted online by 11:59pm (PDT) on November 1, 2017. Please contact with any questions.

We request a limit of one abstract submission per person (or two if you are a secondary on someone else's proposal) if possible - we are aiming for outstanding abstracts with a diversity of presenters. 

Required Information

Information required on proposal application form is listed below:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Degree(s)
  • Academic Title
  • Institution
  • Area(s) of interest/study/practice
  • Type of presentation (see Proposal Format section)
  • Abstract title
  • Author(s)
  • Abstact file upload (limited to 350 words)

Proposal Format

We invite proposals in the following formats:

  • Flash presentation (5-7 minutes)
  • Individual paper (10-12 minutes)
  • Panel (60 minutes)
  • Poster
  • Workshop (60 minutes)

Who should submit a proposal?

We encourage submissions from disciplines including, but not limited to:

  • Arts and health
  • Ethics
  • Film and Theater Studies
  • Health Professions
  • History
  • Interpretive social sciences
  • Literature and Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Narrative medicine
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Popular culture
  • Religious/theological studies
  • Various critical studies (e.g., disability, LGBTQ, race, media, gender, age)

Sample Topics

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Important Dates

  • June 1, 2017: Call for proposals opens
  • Summer 2017: Conference registration opens
  • November 1, 2017: Deadline for proposals
  • December 1, 2017: Decisions communicated
  • April 20-22, 2018: Conference dates