Call for Papers: Beyond Binaries: Gender, Sexuality, and Medicine Across Post-War Europe, 1945-1991

A workshop organised by the Centre for the Study of Health, Ethics and Society, University of Hamburg Friday 9 June and Saturday 10 June 2023, Warburg-Haus, Hamburg How can gender and sexuality – broadly conceived both methodologically and thematically – help to inform historical understanding of the role of medicine in post-war Europe? This conference … More Call for Papers: Beyond Binaries: Gender, Sexuality, and Medicine Across Post-War Europe, 1945-1991

PhD Studentship Available ‘Beyond the Clinic: Medical Ideas and Practices in Post-War Central and Eastern Europe’

Beyond the Clinic: Medical Ideas and Practices in Post-War Central and Eastern Europe Lead Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ulf Schmidt The doctoral student will produce a doctoral thesis relevant to the Taming the European Leviathan project We invite proposals for a PhD project on medical practices and scientific ideas in post-war Central and Eastern Europe. We … More PhD Studentship Available ‘Beyond the Clinic: Medical Ideas and Practices in Post-War Central and Eastern Europe’

Publication: Autonomy and Social Responsibility: The Post-Pandemic Challenge

By Jonathan D. Moreno, Judit Sándor, Ulf Schmidt. Over the last 80 years, a series of critical events has led to reconsideration of the basic premises of medical ethics. One of these events was the recognition of horrific medical experiments performed by German medical scientists in World War II concentration camps, resulting in intensified emphasis on a consent … More Publication: Autonomy and Social Responsibility: The Post-Pandemic Challenge

UHH & UKE Launch “Kidditorial”

Narrated through illustrations by Axel Scheffler “The Kidditorial originated from our desire to reach out to children and parents during and after the pandemic, and communicate online content through Axel Scheffler’s all-too-human illustrations that reflect children’s formative experiences and memories about the crisis, offering them new information and hopefully some enjoyment as well”. – Ulf … More UHH & UKE Launch “Kidditorial”

Publication: The Vaccination Cold War

By Jonathan D. Moreno, Judit Sándor, Ulf Schmidt, Surveying the early responses to the Covid-19 pandemic among nation states, one finds a veritable babel of responses, some predictable and some not. Would these results have been different half a century or more ago, when smallpox was eradicated and hopes were high that international cooperation would yield similar … More Publication: The Vaccination Cold War

Fellowships Available “Knowing Vaccines”

Vaccines and vaccination raise complex questions around polices, practices, and people. Protecting and promoting health through vaccination always also involves areas of tensions, contention and intense negotiation: interests of the elderly vs. young; individual life/health vs. notions of a “healthy” society; societal engagement with well-being vs. death and dying; vaccine production and use for individuals … More Fellowships Available “Knowing Vaccines”

Mistechko – An Artistic Little Village

Visit the Mistechko website. Interview with Olya Lyubchenko by Katja Schmidt–Mai In March 2022, UNICEF reported that about 4.3 million children were displaced by the war in Ukraine: more than half of Ukraine’s 7.5 million children. 1.8 million of the children have fled to neighbouring countries, 2.5 million children are fleeing within the country (https://www.unicef.de/informieren/aktuelles/presse/2022/ukraine-mehr-als-die-haelfte-der-ukrainischen-kinder-vertrieben/264610.  Access … More Mistechko – An Artistic Little Village

Unlearning Eugenics: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Disability in Post-Nazi Europe

Review by David Peace On 30 October 2020, in defiance of anti-COVID-19 measures to restrict public gatherings, over 100,000 mask-clad demonstrators took to the streets of Warsaw to protest proposed changes to Poland’s abortion laws. Only a few days earlier, on 22 October, Poland’s constitutional tribunal ruled that abortions sought on the grounds of ‘foetal … More Unlearning Eugenics: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Disability in Post-Nazi Europe

Medical Utopias in Art: Imagining Health Exhibition at HFBK

How might medicine be artistically imagined? The COVID-19 pandemic has brought health to the forefront of our everyday lives, prompting reassessments of, and new imaginaries about, medicine’s future. Documenting these utopian ideals in art form brings them to life, shedding light on beneficial medical innovations that can positively impact the lives of individuals, but also … More Medical Utopias in Art: Imagining Health Exhibition at HFBK