27th Nordic Medical History Congress, 22-25 May 2019

The main purpose is to bring scholars, curators, clinicians, and students within the (Nordic) history of medicine together to present and discuss new developments and experiences. A broad spectrum of topics will be presented both as keynote talks and parallel sessions:


Professor Eske Willerslev from the University of Copenhagen will talk about DNA Use in the Mapping of Early Human Migrations, and professor em. Jørgen Lange Thomsen from the University of Southern Denmark will talk about DNA Use in Forensic Medicine.

Art and Medicine

PhD Eva Åhrén from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm will talk about Picturing Health and Sickness, and MD PhD MSc LicSc Jan Bondeson, writer of best sellers about medical history, will talk about Medical Curiosities in Old Picture Postcards.

Professor em. Øivind Larsen from University of Oslo will share selected stories from The Medical History Congresses from 1967 to 2019.

Professor Ken Arnold from the Medical Museion in Copenhagen will moderate a panel debate about The History of Medicine: Quo Vadis?

Many other topics will be presented in the parallel sessions by different speakers – yourself included. Naturally, the program will also include events, excursions and a social dinner.

An excursion will go to Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek on Thursday 23 May 19:30-20:30, where PhD Rune Frederiksen, the Head of Collections, will present selected masterpieces:

Disease and Medicine in the Ancient Greek World (limited seats available).

- Abstract submission -

Participants who would like to contribute with an oral or poster presentation must submit an abstract for consideration by the Scientific Committee. Deadline: 30 November 2018.

- Venue -

Congress will be held in DGI-Byen (CPH Conference), Tietgensgade 65, 1704 CPH V.

- Registration -

  • Full Congress: 2.999 DKK, incl. welcome reception and two full congress days.

  • (PhD) Students: 1.299 DKK, incl. welcome reception and two full congress days.

  • One Conference Day: 1.599 DKK (Thursday 23 May or Friday 24 May).

  • 1x Social Dinner: 499 DKK (Friday 24 May).

  • 1x Excursion: 249 DKK (Thursday 23 May to Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek or Saturday 25 May).

One must register through the dedicated Congress web site by using Billetto (see below).

- Accommodation -

Organizing Committee will prepare a list of hotels close to DGI-Byen (CPH Conference). Once registered, you will receive the hotel list by e-mail, including codes to reduced rates.

- Web site -

The Congress web site will be accessible at http://www.dmhs1917.dk/nmhc2019/.

Updated information about the Congress will be provided in this dedicated platform.

We look forward to your participation in this hopefully exciting and inspiring event and we would love to see you as our guest in Copenhagen.

Ulrik Bak Kirk on behalf of Danish Society for the History of Medicine, Organizing Committee President (dmhs.1917@gmail.com)