In the past years, conceptions of health have been challenged on multiple levels, not only, but also in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic. Medical interventions appear as one among a variety of factors that contribute to priority setting in health and wellbeing, from vaccination to laboratory capacities, and from the small scale of individual experiences to global policies.
Health Beyond Medicine brings into conversation fields that are often siloed in academic and policy contexts: global public health, biomedical sciences and patient and health activism. Our aim is to explore analytical pathways in history and philosophy of medicine and establish productive approaches to the emergence, circulation and transformation of priority setting in health and wellbeing.
Organized by Dora Vargha, Lara Keuck, and Birgit Nemec.
Participation is open to all. Registration information at https://mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/research/projects/health-beyond-medicine
24.05.2023 — 15:00–16:30
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
Hanna Lucia Worliczek, “A Cosmopolitan Parasite: Tracking Toxoplasma Between Laboratory Diagnostics and Regionalized Public Health Measures”
02.06.2023 — 11:00–12:30
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Raum 5028, Friedrichstraße 191, 10117 Berlin
Alila Brossard Antonielli, “Latrines, vaccines, and socialist doctors: Health in Mozambique’s weekly magazine O Tempo”
09.06.2023 — 11:00–12:30
Institut für Geschichte der Medizin und Ethik in der Medizin Charité Berlin, Thielallee 71, 14195 Berlin
Tatjana Buklijas, “The fetus and the lamb: The many histories of the Auckland antenatal steroid clinical trial“ (forthcoming book by Branka Bogdan, Tatjana Buklijas, and Charlotte Greenhalgh)
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