Call for Papers- History of Medicine in Southeast Asia 7th International Conference in Laos


7th International Conference on

The History of Medicine in Southeast Asia

(HOMSEA 2018)


To be held in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (LPDR)

15-17 January 2018

With support from:

Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC, The University of Sydney, Australia)

Institut de Recherche sur le Développement (IRD, France)

Université de Montréal (Canada)


Program Committee:

Prof. Warwick Anderson, University of Sydney, Australia

Dr. Pascale Hancart-Petitet, IRD Vientiane, LPDR

Prof. Laurence Monnais, Université de Montréal, Canada

Assoc. Prof. Hans Pols, University of Sydney, Australia

Dr. Vanphanom Sychareun, University of Health Sciences, Vientiane, LPDR

Dr. Kathryn Sweet, independent scholar, Vientiane, LPDR

and members of the Local Organizing Committee


All proposals on the subject of the history of medicine and health in Southeast Asia will be considered. We will also consider proposals in medical anthropology. Special attention will be given to proposals dealing with Laos.

Please submit a one-page proposed abstract for a 20-minute talk, and a one-page CV by July 15 2017 to Dr. James Dunk

Note that it may be possible to subsidize some of the costs of participation for scholars from the Southeast Asia region, and for graduate and postgraduate students. If you wish to ask for support, please send a separate email justifying your request by July 15 to James Dunk.

Propositions will be reviewed by early September 2017.

Further information regarding the venue, registration fees, and accommodation options will be available by then.



Laurence Monnais


Professeur titulaire – Département d’histoire

Directrice – Centre d’Etudes de l’Asie de l’Est (CETASE)

Directrice scientifique – Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal (PUM)

Chercheur – Equipe MEOS – Institut de recherche en santé publique de l’Université de Montréal (IRSPUM)


Université de Montréal

C.P. 6128 Succ. Centre-ville


Tél : 514-343-6544


Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
Research Scientist, IRD Representative in Laos

In Laos: IRD office, Ban Nasay, Saysettha District, Vientiane P.O. Box 5992, Tel : (856-20) 78246680.

In France: International Research Unit IRD UMI 233, INSERM U1175, Université de Montpellier, Unité TransVIHMI, Montpellier.

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