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History of Medicine in Motion



History of Medicine in Motion

T H A N K  Y O U to everyone who participated in the workshop, helping to make it such an enjoyable event. In particular, congratulations to the prize winning entries:

1st   Picturing the Pox: A (Very) Brief History – by Harriet Palfreyman

2nd Rethinking Case Histories –  by Bian He

Although the conference is now over please watch this space and/or contact Dr Vivian Lo if you would like information about future, related events

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Organised by the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL

This workshop is an opportunity to showcase and explore digital media presentations of the History of Medicine.  In piloting new formats for delivering scholarly content and offering training in their development, this workshop provides a platform for discussing the opportunities, problems and challenges that these media may hold for the dissemination of scholarly research.

We invite graduate students and university staff to submit 3 to 5 minute video clips and pod casts on any subject within the History of Medicine. Training

will be provided in the Macintosh-based softwares iMovie, Keynote and Garageband at an Apple training centre in Elephant and Castle in London. In addition, Macintosh computers will be available in Bloomsbury at CAMLIS and at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, for participants to continue working on their projects after the training.Macintosh-based softwares are not a requirement; PC-users are suggested to use Sony Vegas and Power point, or any other editing suites they prefer.
Throughout the development of submissions participants will be able to draw on technical and creative support and consult with a specialist on
where to find media resources for their subject area.

Draft submissions will be uploaded onto this website, where fellow participants and a panel of experts will post comments. Participants will then have 5 weeks to incorporate these comments and develop final submissions, which will also be posted on the website. Everyone will preview the final cuts before coming to the workshop, where each person selected by the panel of experts will have the opportunity to briefly discuss and get feedback on their work.

The final workshop will also include demonstrations of media-rich lectures given by medical historians. The event will conclude with a roundtable discussion by a panel of experts in film and the History of Medicine.  The proceedings will be live-streamed by internet, so international participants will be able to respond via Skype. We therefore also welcome submissions from overseas.