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Medical history meets global health – HHH autumn meeting

online; POSTPONED

September 3rd, online The HHH autumn meeting of this year focusses on the theme of medical history and global health. We are very pleased to announce our two confirmed speakers: Prof. dr. Seye Abimbola, Prince Claus Chair at Utrecht University on Justice in Global Health Research Dr. Felicity Thomas, co-director of the WHO Collaborating Centre…

Rethinking the current death and dying moment

online; POSTPONED

In the History of Medicine and Health seminars entitled “Lifecycles”, hosted by the Groningen Centre for Health and Humanities and the Centre for Historical Studies, John Troyer (Bath Death Studies Centre) holds a lecture entitled "When everything dead is new again: Rethinking the current death and dying moment". Date and time: November 16, 2021, 4-5…

Anthropometric history from a life course perspective

online; deadline CfP Feb 1, 2022

In the History of Medicine and Health seminars entitled “Lifecycles”, hosted by the Groningen Centre for Health and Humanities and the Centre for Historical Studies, Jan Kok (Radboud University) holds a lecture entitled "Anthropometric history from a life course perspective". Date and time: December 6, 2021, 4-5 pm, on Zoom. Please send an e-mail to…

Diagnosing dissent: German soldiers, military psychiatry, and patient agency in WW I

online; deadline CfP Feb 1, 2022

On December 9, Rebecca Ayako Bennette (Middlebury College, USA) holds her lecture "Diagnosing dissent: German soldiers, military psychiatry, and patient agency in World War One". The lecture is part of the KU Leuven Health Humanities Lecture Series 2021-2022, which has patient agency as its overall theme. Bennette’s new interpretation of military psychiatry in Germany during…

Lifecycles in premodern regimen literature

Groningen / online

In the History of Medicine and Health seminars entitled “Lifecycles”, hosted by the Groningen Centre for Health and Humanities and the Centre for Historical Studies, Catrien Santing and Rina Knoeff (University of Groningen) hold a lecture entitled “Lifecycles in premodern regimen literature”. Date and time: December 20, 2021, 4-5 pm, on Zoom and onsite (followed…

The cyclical nature of development

online; POSTPONED

In the History of Medicine and Health seminars entitled “Lifecycles”, hosted by the Groningen Centre for Health and Humanities and the Centre for Historical Studies, Nick Hopwood (Cambridge University) holds a lecture entitled “The cyclical nature of development”. Date and time: January 17, 2022, 4-5 pm, on Zoom. Please send an e-mail to Rina Knoeff …

Patient agency in the biopsychosocial-spiritual model of healthcare

online; POSTPONED

On February 24, Deborah Lycett holds her lecture "Patient agency in the biopsychosocial-spiritual model of healthcare". The lecture is part of the KU Leuven Health Humanities Lecture Series 2021-2022, which has patient agency as its overall theme. Holistic, person-centered and evidence-based health and social care is what all practitioners strive to achieve, however it is…

Protecting epistemic agency in healthcare

online

On March 17, Lisa Bortolotti holds her lecture “Protecting epistemic agency in healthcare“. The lecture is part of the KU Leuven Health Humanities Lecture Series 2021-2022, which has patient agency as its overall theme. How do we avoid undermining a patient’s sense of agency in the clinical encounter? In her lecture, professor Bortolotti will focus…

Acting out disease: How patient organizations shaped modern medicine

online

On April 21, Ylva Söderfeldt holds her lecture “Acting out disease: How patient organizations shaped modern medicine“. The lecture is part of the KU Leuven Health Humanities Lecture Series 2021-2022, which has patient agency as its overall theme. Contrary to previously established periodizations, patient organizations first emerged in the late nineteenth century. Throughout the twentieth…

Narrative agency, autism and recognition in the age of neurodiversity

online

On May 22, Anne Stenning holds her lecture “Narrative agency, autism and recognition in the age of neurodiversity". The lecture is part of the KU Leuven Health Humanities Lecture Series 2021-2022, which has patient agency as its overall theme. Dr Stenning's current project is on life writing (including autobiography, memoir and mixed media) by autistic…

Feeding factory farms: The history of the nitrogen crisis by Floor Haalboom

Orange room, TU Delft library

HHH member Floor Haalboom will give a talk titled “Feeding factory farms: The history of the nitrogen crisis” as part of the History of science series organised by Studium Generale at TU Delft, in collaboration with the Academic Heritage Team and the TU Delft Library. The event will take place in the Orange Room of…

The health policy of Els Borst-Eilers. A balancing act between science and politics by Nele Beyens

Green lecture hall, UMC Utrecht

What happens when a medical scientist takes political office? In August 1994, Els Borst-Eilers took office as the new Minister of Health in the Netherlands. Although she had been a party member of the liberal-progressive party D66 since its early days, she had never before fulfilled a political position. Instead, she could present a long…