Medical Heritage Library Conference November 13th

Good morning, I’m writing to announce a virtual conference that will be of interest to subscribers to the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology network.

The Medical Heritage Library is hosting an online conference next Friday to celebrate the tenth anniversiary of its digital work in the history of medicine. Dr. Jaipreet Virdi, author of Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History and Assistant Professor for the Department of History at the University of Delaware, will be the keynote speaker.

The conference is free and open to the public. It will be held on Zoom from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm EST on November 13. The full program and registration information is available on the Medical Heritage Library Website ( We ask that you register for the event in advance.

We invite scholars, educators, and allied health professionals to join us for this interdisciplinary event. Conference sessions will feature research that derives strength from access to Medical Heritage Library collections. They will include presentations in digital and medical humanities; disability studies; history of medicine and technology; library and information science; literary studies; food studies; and cultural studies.

The Medical Heritage Library is a collaborative digitization and discovery organization committed to providing open access resources in the history of healthcare and the health sciences. We aspire to be a visible, research-driven history of medicine and health community that serves a broad, interdisciplinary constituency. Our goal is to make high-quality content available online and to simplify and centralize the discovery of these resources.

Please join us for this online event!