Centre for African Studies (LUCAS)

General enquiries

Leeds University Centre for African Studies
c/o POLIS,
Social Sciences Building,
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

Tel: 0113 343 5069

LUCAS Schools Project coordinator

Richard Borowski

CfP: Scolma conference – African Medicine Matters

Scolma Annual Conference
African Medicine Matters: documenting encounters in medical practice and healthcare
Tuesday 6 September 2016
Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge


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 Barringer at tabarringe@aol.com by 30 April 2016.

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