The Medicine and Its Objects Workshop (MIO) is pleased to announce its call for submissions for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The workshop provides an interdisciplinary space for folks to present and discuss in-progress work related to the social studies of medicine and health more broadly. Presentations and discussions consider the “objects” of medicine—whether objects of inquiry guiding knowledge production, objects of intervention directing therapeutic processes, or material objects that mediate interactions between people, practice, and theory.

If you would like to present a work-in-progress this year, or would like to discuss the possibility, please submit a proposal by Wednesday, September 27th. We also encourage you to email us, Uma Blanchard ( and Sam Robson (, with any questions.

By “in-progress work,” we don’t only mean pre-published drafts and developing projects. In-progress work can also be “finished” work that remains unsettled and potentially generative for its author.

This is a call for participation, not only a call for papers. If your scholarship takes the form of a documentary, website, audio piece, game, or other critically engaged creative work, we would love to hear from you.

We welcome presenters working in the social sciences, humanities, arts, social work, disability studies, religious studies, public health, and other areas that engage critically with medicine and healing.

If you have a project and would appreciate input from a supportive, engaged community of fellow teachers and learners, we encourage you to submit a proposal by September 27th.

We look forward to hearing from you!