Fachtagung Geschichte

Worldwide Historic Convention of the German Affiliation for East European Research in cooperation with the Herder-Institute for Historic Analysis on East Central Europe and the German-Polish Society for the Historical past of Drugs

Venue: Marburg or digital assembly (relying on journey restrictions)

Healers have at all times held privileged, generally outstanding positions in human communities, simply because it has at all times been one of many duties of political leaders to guard the life and limb of their topics. Medical experience within the broadest sense can thus be outlined as social capital, which in flip have to be harnessed by rulers, particularly in ‘well being crises’, with a purpose to preserve their legitimacy. This shut relationship between rulership and medical experience – nevertheless it could be acknowledged – has been clearly evident at the very least for the reason that “Black Demise” within the mid-14th century. The combat in opposition to epidemics has, particularly, turn into a political difficulty worldwide. According to the authorization of college drugs within the fashionable period, a discourse started in Western and Central Europe across the “medical police” and the “medicus politicus,” whose

ideas and practices have been tailored in Japanese Europe. Since quite a few epidemics (plague, cholera, and never least corona) have been carried from the “East” to the “West,” the Western and Central European view has, in flip, been formed in a particular approach.

The COVID-19 pandemic – as an incentive for this convention – has not solely refocused questions across the well being of people, but it surely has additionally introduced into focus the query of the general public, and thus political, strategy to well being. We’re presently experiencing for instance the precarious distinction between scientifically testing and politically licensing vaccines, and fi nally the acceptance of vaccination basically and particular vaccines particularly within the inhabitants. The attention of those points has by no means been larger than it’s now. From an historic perspective, nevertheless, the politization of well being points and of well being professional information doesn’t appear uncommon: Well being points have at all times been used as an vital device to legitimize rulers and have, due to this fact, tended to be politicized. As well as, well being coverage, for instance, across the building and assist of hospitals and docs, has additionally performed an vital function in home politics; these measures make clear the connection of these in energy to the inhabitants.

What measures are taken for illness prevention? What supportive, social laws are put in place? In mild of those exemplary questions, the intention of the convention is to supply the chance to debate, with an historicizing perspective, the social relevance of well being politics and the interdependencies between political authorities, company and medical experience in Japanese Europe and Russia in addition to the neighbouring areas such because the Caucasus.

Potential matters due to this fact embody:

– relation of political authority and experience (e.g. authoritarianism and experience);

– well being as a political argument and political methods of (medical) specialists;

– relation of well being politics and particular person rights;

– political dealing with of illness/well being, results on social teams;

– its impression of on ethnic, spiritual, and different minorities;

– information switch and adaptation as a political technique;

– well being insurance policies and social change;

– the function of prevention and social coverage as indicators of societal values, but additionally of legitimacy deficits;

– the interpretation of the “East” as a supply of epidemics.

students are invited to submit matter proposals in digital type by E-Mail till June 15, 2021. An summary of about 400–500 character sand an informative CV are requested. Contributors will probably be chosen by the tip of June, 2021. The convention language will probably be English. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic state of affairs we’ll resolve by the tip of August 2021 if we will meet in Marburg or if the convention will probably be held on-line.

Kategorien: Infoveranstaltungen, Gesundheit, Umwelt, Politik, Bürgerservice

Bezirk: Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf




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