The Royal College of Physicians of London (RCP) is pleased to announce that it will be convening a historical conference on the 26 October 2018 as part of the celebrations for its 500th anniversary.
The conference will explore the history and legacy of the RCP and its members, not only in terms of contributions to science and medicine, but also its place in wider political, social and cultural contexts. This is expected to include an examination of the RCP in terms of social history, cultural life, patronage, elitism, gender and politics. Further details to be advertised
Submissions are now invited from historians and academics in related disciplines for 20–30-minute presentations. Abstracts from students of the history of medicine are especially welcome. Individual submissions should consist of a title, a brief abstract (150–250 words) and a list of keywords. The accompanying email should contain the author’s name and contact information. In order to preserve anonymity, contact details and other identifying information should be excluded from the file containing the abstract. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Submissions should be sent to the Harveian librarian, Professor Simon Bowman, by 20 June 2018. firstname.lastname@example.org