Conference: Publics and their Health: Historical Perspectives, Future Directions

28-29 June 2018

Institute of Historical Research, London

Call for Papers

Who or what is the public within public health?  How have publics and their health changed over time and place?  What makes ‘public health’, public?  Surprisingly little attention has been devoted to these crucial questions.  At this conference, we aim to explore the changing nature of public health, and the public which it serves, at different times and in various locations.  We welcome contributions from any discipline that takes a historical perspective to thinking about publics and public health in the past, present and future.

Please submit proposals, including a 300-word abstract and speaker’s contact details to placingthepublic@gmail.com by 9 February 2018.

The conference will be free to attend and reasonable travel expenses for speakers will be covered.

This conference is part of the Wellcome Trust funded project Placing the Public in Public Health: Public Health in Britain, 1948-2010.  The project is based in the Centre for History in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

For full details please download our Call for Papers


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