We welcome contributions from educators teaching any aspect of the history of medicine, in any time period or geographic region.  If you are interested in contributing, please send the following to Kathleen Crowther at

  • a brief bio or CV
  • 1 or two paragraphs describing your teaching experience
  • a 250-word proposal for a a blog post

For the “Teaching from the Archive” series: Posts should highlight a single primary source or set of sources relating to the history of medicine for use in the classroom. We welcome sources on a wide range of topics relating to the history of medicine, including (but not limited to) anatomy, disease, public health, reproduction, and medical technology. Sources should be easily accessible for teachers and students, ideally online in digitized form. Blog posts are informal but must include: an introduction to the source; a discussion of its use or potential use in a history of medicine course; and access information or a link to the source.

We have found the dialogue format particularly productive and encourage graduate students to interview instructors about their favorite primary sources and write the post. We also welcome archivists and librarians to contribute, either on their own or by partnering with instructors. Contributors are encouraged to provide images of or relating to their primary source to include with their blog post, subject to copyright.

If you are interested in contributing to the series, please send a few sentences on your source along with a brief bio or CV to us at