Forthcoming

Rethinking Disruptive Sex between the 19th and 21st Century

Monday 15th April 2019 – Tuesday 16th April 2019 London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London This interdisciplinary symposium will bring together work on the history of childhood, medicine, gender, emotion, sex, and sexuality to question what it is that has given some sex disruptive or normative power from the 19th to […]

Film – Maganga (1960)

In 1960 the pharmaceutical firm Warner-Chilcott released Maganga (Jungle Doctors), an obscure documentary produced by “Tarzan” cinematographer Miki Carter that purported to show the development of ‘modern’ medicine in Africa as it replaced ‘old Africa’s’ reliance on superstition and witchdoctors. The film carries the patronising narration that one might expect, but the documentary is remarkable […]

Seminar – Politics Under the Influence. Vodka and Public Policy in Putin’s Russia

Anna Bailey Bio:  Dr Anna L. Bailey completed an MRes in East European Studies at SSEES-UCL in 2009, before continuing to doctoral study at SSEES-UCL, where she was supervised by Professor Alena Ledeneva. She was awarded a PhD in Political Science in 2015. Her doctoral research findings form the basis of her book Politics Under […]

Seminar – ‘My mother smoked like a beagle in a laboratory to get the coupons she needed for a toaster’: tobacco companies and the working-class in postwar Britain

Frances Thirlway University of York Bio:  Frances Thirlway is a Research Fellow at the University of York, Department of Sociology. She holds research grants from Cancer Research UK on health inequalities and electronic cigarettes and from the York Centre for Future Health on health inequalities and cannabis/cannabidiol self-medication for pain relief. Abstract:  I will argue […]

Seminar – Socialist international health and technical assistance

Dora Vargha (University of Exeter) Bio:  Dora Vargha is historian of medicine, science and technology at the University of Exeter, based jointly at the Department of History and the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health and is co-editor of Social History of Medicine journal. She has published on vaccine development in Eastern Europe, the […]

Seminar – Industrial development as a social determinant of health: historical reflections from Tanzania and Zimbabwe

Maureen Mackintosh (Open University) Bio:  Maureen Mackintosh is Professor of Economics at the Open University, and a development economist specialising in the economics of markets for health care and medicines, with particular reference to African health systems. She is PI on a collaborative research project with Tanzanian, Kenyan, Indian and UK colleagues called “GCRF Inclusive […]