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Call for Papers is now CLOSED


We encourage people to submit abstracts on any topic connected with the history of health and medicine, for any period or region.

Abstracts can be for individual papers or for panel discussions with up to three papers. Authors should prepare 20 minute talks. There will be no posters. Speakers are limited to one submission only. A small number of short talks will be accepted. These talks should be no more than 1000 words in length and limited to three slides.

ANZSHM offers conference grants to postgraduate students and early career researchers, details of which are available by contacting NC Events via

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 7 May 2023.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the conference committee who will notify speakers whether they have been successful by 31 May 2023. When you receive notification please register for the conference to confirm your attendance. Conference registration opens in January 2023.

We will aim to have the final conference program available by 15 June 2023.

Requests to withdraw an abstract must be received in writing no later than 15 May 2023.

Abstract Guidelines & Submission


Please use the conference submission form below.


Include the name of the submitting author and any additional authors. The submitting author should also be the nominated speaker. If the author works independently, please indicate this under ‘institutional details’. If you would like to apply for a conference grant, please tick the box and download the relevant form.


The email you provide will be used for all future communication.


Abstracts should be no more than 200 words.

Do not include references or graphics.

Include a short biographical statement (<100 words).

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Ben Haneman Memorial Conference Grants. Applications for the Grant are now closed.


The Ben Haneman Conference Grants are designed to assist higher degree research (HDR) students and Early Career Researchers (ECR) present papers at the ANZSHM biennial conference.


The grants are named in memory of Dr Ben Haneman, a long-time member of the Society and supporter of young researchers.


Up to 10 grants will normally be awarded by the Ben Haneman Grants Sub-committee for each conference.


All successful applicants will have their conference registration and dinner fees waived. All conference registrants must be members of the ANZSHM; successful grant applicants will receive one year’s free membership of ANZSHM. Domestic applicants (those who reside in the same country where the conference is held) may additionally request up to AUD $600 to contribute towards travel, accommodation and childcare costs.


Local applicants (those who reside in the same city or state where the conference is held) are also welcome to request additional funds where required on the understanding that travel costs will be minimal. International applicants (those who reside in a different country from where the conference is held) may request up to AUD $1,000 to contribute towards the same cost categories.

Applicants should review the following documents by clicking on the links below:

1. Application Guidelines

2. Application form for higher degree students


3. Application for early career researchers (ECR)

Please email any questions re. the Grant only to:

Dr Charlotte Bennett

All other conference enquiries should be directed to 

NC Events

Submission Form

Please fill in the form below

Thanks for your abstract submission.

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