The PJMH: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities Call for Papers

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Call for Papers 2022: Demons, Deviance and Disease

The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities (PJMH), based at the University of Exeter’s ‘Centre for Medical History’, is now accepting submissions of original articles and book reviews for its seventh edition: Demons, Deviance and Disease. Topics for submission may include (but are not limited to):

  • Superstitions and ‘Peasant Medicine’
  • Medicine and the supernatural
  • Midwifery and witchcraft
  • Religion and medicine
  • Medieval and Renaissance Medicine
  • Medicine in antiquity
  • Perceptions and Treatments of Mental Illness
  • Criminal anthropology and phrenology
  • The Psychology of diseases
  • Demonisation and ostracization of the diseased
  • Heredity, eugenics and the persecution of minority groups

Original articles should be between 5000 and 8000 words, including footnotes and bibliography. Book reviews should be between 500 and 1000 words. Please refer to the MHRA Style Guide for style requirements and use British spelling in all cases except for direct quotations which use alternative spellings. Please email all submissions as Word attachments to

Please ensure that your name is omitted from the document in order to facilitate an anonymous peer review process. If you have any questions about the editorial process or The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, please get in touch with the editors Lottie Brown, Iris Gioti and Sophie Smith at

The deadline for all submissions is Friday 31st January.