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2016-2017 Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Fellowship: Application Period Extended

By , March 16, 2016

Deadline Extended: March 31, 2016

The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine will provide one $5000 grant to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible research period between July 1st 2016 – June 30th 2017. Foundation Fellowships are offered for research related to the history of women to be conducted at the Center for the History of Medicine at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Preference will be given to projects that specifically address women physicians, scientists, or other health workers, but proposals on the history of women’s health issues may also be considered. The fellowship proposal should demonstrate that the Countway Library has resources central to the research topic.

Manuscript collections which may be of special interest include the recently-opened Marian C. Putnam Papers, Priscilla Schaffer Papers, Eva Neer Papers, or Miriam F. Menkin Papers. Preference will be given to those who are using collections from the Center’s Archives for Women in Medicine (see the full list of Archives for Women in Medicine collections here), but research on the topic of women in medicine using other material from the Countway Library will be considered (see our research guides list for online finding aids or Hollis for the most comprehensive information about all our holdings). Preference will also be given to applicants who live beyond commuting distance of the Countway library, but all are encouraged to apply, including graduate students.

Application requirements

Applicants should submit a proposal (no more than five pages) outlining the proposed project, its subject and objectives, length of residence, historical materials to be consulted, and a project budget with specific information on travel, lodging, and research expenses), along with a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation by March 31, 2016.

Beyond conducting research, the fellow will submit a report on the results of his/her residency and will be asked to present a seminar or lecture at the Countway Library.

Applications should be sent to: The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Fellowship, Archives for Women in Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115. Electronic submissions of applications and supporting materials and any questions may be directed to The fellowship appointment will be announced in May 2016.

2015-2016 Women in Medicine Fellow: Dr. Louella McCarthy

By , June 29, 2015



Louella McCarthy, 2015-2016 Women in Medicine Fellow

Louella McCarthy,
2015-2016 Women in Medicine Fellow

The Archives for Women in Medicine is pleased to announce our 2015-2016 Foundation for the History of Women in
Medicine Fellow: Louella McCarthy, Ph.D.

Dr. McCarthy is Associate Professor and Academic Leader of Community Engagement in the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. McCarthy’s primary research interests center on gender, medical education and medical practice. Her current research involves a comparative study of the history of women’s medical professionalism with a particular focus on the role of internationalism as a contested philosophy for medical women.

McCarthy’s doctorate was awarded by University of New South Wales in 2002.  Her thesis examined the role of gender in medicine through a close study of the rise of ‘the woman doctor’ in Australia and the consequent ‘gendering’ of medical practice. She has held a variety of academic positions in history but now focuses on medical education and particularly the potential role for the humanities and socio-cultural understanding in Australian medical education.

McCarthy is co-editor for the Palgrave Macmillan Gender & History series, an Editorial Board member and reviews editor for Metascience in the history and philosophy of medicine, and reviews editor for medical museums and exhibition reviews for Health & History. She is Past President and a National Councillor for the Australian & New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine.

In the course of her Women in Medicine Fellowship, McCarthy will research the roles played by medical societies in women’s changing place in the medical profession, focusing on the influence of American medical women on growing international networks of professional societies. During her time at the Countway Library, McCarthy will utilize several AWM collections, including the papers of Leona BaumgartnerGrete L. BibringEthel C. DunhamElizabeth D. HayJanet Ward McArthurLynne M. Reid, the Medical Women’s International Association publications and records, and US Medical Women’s Association materials, among other Center collections.

We look forward to hosting Dr. McCarthy at the Center this fall!

The Women in Medicine Fellowships are offered in partnership with the Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine.

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