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”

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

The Trial against Irmgard Furchner, former secretary and stenographer in the Stutthof concentration camp (1943-45)

By Manuel Bolz and Marie Panten An excursion to Itzehoe On 19 October 2021, our alarm clock rang at 4:00 a.m. The reason for our early wake-up call was to attend the start of the trial by the Itzehoe Regional Court against 97-year-old Irmgard Furchner, a former secretary and stenographer at the concentration camp Stutthof. … More The Trial against Irmgard Furchner, former secretary and stenographer in the Stutthof concentration camp (1943-45)

Online Lecture – Probing power dynamics: relations between female medical staff in Ravensbrück concentration camp

An online lecture to be given by Dr. Kate Docking for the University of Huddersfield’s Centre for History, Culture and Memory and the Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association.  This lecture will examine the relationships between individual female medical staff and prisoner infirmary workers at Ravensbrück concentration camp, an institution designated to intern women deemed racially, politically … More Online Lecture – Probing power dynamics: relations between female medical staff in Ravensbrück concentration camp

Women’s Reproductive Rights in Post-War Europe

By Kate Docking. On 24 June 2021, a European Parliament resolution declared that sexual and reproductive rights are a fundamental aspect of women’s rights and gender equality. The document stressed that European Union member states should provide all women with ‘safe and legal’ access to abortion. The resolution drew on the ‘highly restrictive laws prohibiting … More Women’s Reproductive Rights in Post-War Europe