To bring together scholars who explain historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences

Preliminary Programme

Showing: Health and Environment (all days)
Wed 4 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

Thu 5 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

Fri 6 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

Sat 7 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

All days
Wednesday 4 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
D-1 - HEA01a : Emotions and Subjectivation in Patient-Doctor Relationships: Interdisciplinary and Gender Perspectives (I)
Senate Room Lanyon Building
Network: Health and Environment Chair: Pilar León Sanz
Organizers: Pilar León Sanz, Rosa Medina-DomenechDiscussant: Dolores Martin_Moruno
Dresda Emma Méndez de la Brena : Feeling Shattered - Feeling Hopeful: Affective Structures of Pain and the Potentialities of Hope in Online Women’s Chronic Pain Support Groups
Beatriz Pichel : Doctors and Patients in the Photographic Studio
María Rosón : Cultural Memory of HIV/AIDS in Contemporary Spain



Wednesday 4 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
D-2 - HEA01b : Emotions and Subjectivation in Patients-doctors Relationships: Interdisciplinary and Gender Perspectives (II)
Senate Room Lanyon Building
Network: Health and Environment Chair: Rosa Medina-Domenech
Organizers: Pilar León Sanz, Rosa Medina-DomenechDiscussant: Beatriz Pichel
Rob Boddice : Negotiated Mercy in the United States: Gender, Emotions and the Council on the Defense of Medical Research’s Public Strategy, 1908-1914
Alina Danet : Doctor-patient Interaction and Gender in Contemporary Spanish Written Press
Pilar León Sanz : ‘A Matter of Confidence’: Trust in the Medical Encounter
Marie Leyder : Exploring the Diaries and Letters of War Nurses: World War I and the Nurse/Patient Relationship
Dolores Martin_Moruno : Who cares about Soldiers’ Suffering? Compassion in Florence Nightingale’s Letters from the Crimea



Wednesday 4 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00
D-3 - HEA04 : Medical Market and Social Status of Health Care Agents in Northern Europe 1600–2000
Senate Room Lanyon Building
Network: Health and Environment Chair: Heini Hakosalo
Organizer: Petteri ImpolaDiscussant: Heini Hakosalo
Sari Aalto : Social Status and the Meaning of University Education in the Modernization Process of Finnish Physicians c. 1880–1970
Petteri Impola : Social Status and Background of Cunning Folk and Unofficial Midwives in the Swedish 17th Century Estate Society
Saara-Maija Kontturi : Status of the First Official Physicians in Finland 1750–1850
Teemu Ryymin : The Dynamics of the Medical Marketplace in Norway, c. 1850-2010



Wednesday 4 April 2018 16.30 - 18.30
D-4 - HEA05 : Non-governmental Organisations, Scientific Associations, International Health Agencies and Governments, and International Health Cooperation during the 20th Century
Senate Room Lanyon Building
Network: Health and Environment Chair: Dolores Martin_Moruno
Organizers: María-José Báguena, María-Isabel PorrasDiscussant: Dolores Martin_Moruno
María-José Báguena , María-Isabel Porras : The Impact of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Country Programme E-25 on the Development of Virology in Spain
Rosa Ballester , Esteban Rodriguez Ocaña : Prematurity: Joint Activities WHO-UNICEF in the Field of Child Health Services (1949-1962). A Case Study
Maria Eugenia Galiana , Lucia Pozzi & Josep Bernabeu-Mestre : International Health Cooperation in the Fight against Poverty-related Diseases during the Inter-war Period
Kaisa Harju : Global or Local Strategy? Treatment and Decision Making in Somalia-Finland Tuberculosis Control Project, 1981– 83.
Ben Walker : The Spiritual and Secular in International Health: Medical Missionaries and Development in Ghana, 1919-1983


K-4 - ECO07 : Epidemiological Shocks with not so Inevitable Consequences? Capturing and Explaining the Economic Effects of Pre-industrial Plague Outbreaks
PFC/02/011 Sir Peter Froggatt Centre
Networks: Economic History , Health and Environment Chair: Maarten Prak
Organizers: Daniel Curtis, Bram van BesouwDiscussant: Wouter Ryckbosch
Daniel Curtis : Reconstructing Mortality in the Face of Plagues and Warfare during the Seventeenth Century Low Countries
Joris Roosen : Plague, Death-blow or Window of Opportunity? Market Speculation in Times of Plague in the County of Hainaut, 1349-1500
Tarek Sabraa , Stuart Borsch : Charting the Population Effects of the Black Death throughout the Middle East
Nukhet Varlik : The Black Death and its Long Term Political Consequences in the Ottoman Empire



Thursday 5 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
D-5 - HEA03 : Hazardous Waste?
Senate Room Lanyon Building
Network: Health and Environment Chair: Judith Rainhorn
Organizer: Iris BorowyDiscussant: Judith Rainhorn
Iris Borowy : Hazardous Waste: the Birth of a New Concept in International Organizations in the 1980s
Ingun Klepp : Unclean Rinsing-water, Invisible Plastic and Old Beliefs
Simone Müller : Green Data and the Trade in Hazardous Waste
May-Brith Ohman Nielsen : Substances, Systems and Storytellers. Historicizing Hazardous Waste and Waste Management in Norway 1970-2017



Thursday 5 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
D-6 - HEA14 : Healthy and Dangerous Environments
Senate Room Lanyon Building
Network: Health and Environment Chair: May-Brith Ohman Nielsen
Organizers: -Discussant: May-Brith Ohman Nielsen
Abraham Ename Minko : Natural Resources Governance in Africa
Grainne Goodwin : Invading Invalids: British Health Tourists to Algeria in the Late-nineteenth Century
Rosemarie Schade , Tonia Ruppenthal : What's Old is New? What's New is Old? Benedictine Nuns, Sustainability, and Organic Gardening
Amanda Sciampacone : Picturing Disease and the Environment in Nineteenth-Century Britain
Vittorio Tigrino : Coasts and Beaches as Contact Zones: Coastal Communities and Marine Landscapes in Mediterranean Sea, the Case of Liguria (XVIth-XXth c.)



Thursday 5 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00
D-7 - HEA07 : Psychopaths, the Military, and the State: Managing Maladjustment in War and Long Postwar Periods
Senate Room Lanyon Building
Network: Health and Environment Chair: Vanni D'Alessio
Organizer: Vanni D'AlessioDiscussant: Petteri Pietikäinen
Filip Cec : Diagnosing, Treating and Managing Psychopathy in Northern Adriatic 20th Century Postwar Periods
Heike Karge : Between the Psychopath, the Neurotic and the Schizophrenic. Psychiatric Discourse and Clinical Practice in Yugoslavia
Katariina Parhi : Psychopathy in the Finnish Defense Forces, 1918–1939
Mirza Redzic : No ‘Ordinary’ Men? Psychopathy, Wars and Crimes in the Balkans



Thursday 5 April 2018 16.30 - 18.30
D-8 - HEA10 : Spanish Flu 1918/1919 in Austro-Hungarian Provinces Austrian Littoral and Carniola – Scope and Consequences
Senate Room Lanyon Building
Network: Health and Environment Chair: Petra Svoljšak
Organizer: Petra SvoljšakDiscussant: Petra Svoljšak
Urska Bratoz : In Search of the Epidemic Records: the Case of 'Spanish Flu' in Koper
Katarina Keber : Spanish Flu in the City of Ljubljana
Iva Milovan Delic : Spanish Flu 1918/1919 in Austrian Littoral: Case Studies of Pula and Pazin
Marlena Plavšic : Spanish Flu and Mental Disorders in the Margraviate of Istria at the End of WWI
Miha Serucnik : Spanish Flu in the Mortuary Records - a Collaborative Study



Friday 6 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
D-9 - HEA09 : Social Class and Mental Illness in the Nordic Countries in the 20th Century
Senate Room Lanyon Building
Network: Health and Environment Chair: Heike Karge
Organizer: Petteri PietikäinenDiscussant: Heike Karge
Jutta Ahlbeck : Disorderly Bodies and Minds: Female Mental Patients in the Context of Forced Sterilization
Mikko Myllykangas : Unclassified Suicide: the Emergence and Fading of Social Class in the Finnish Suicide Discourse between 1960s and 1990s
Petteri Pietikäinen : Pity the Poor Patient: Small Farmers, Rural Labourers and Industrial Workers in a Mental Hospital in Northern Finland, 1925-1970
Jesper Vaczy Kragh : Changing Social Class Profiles. Drug Abuse in Danish Psychiatry, 1870-1955



Friday 6 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
D-10 - HEA08 : Sex Education and Reproductive Politics in 20th Century (Eastern) Europe
Senate Room Lanyon Building
Network: Health and Environment Chair: Agata Ignaciuk
Organizer: Eszter VarsaDiscussants: Agata Ignaciuk, Gabor Szegedi
Zsuzsa Bokor : New Children, New Mothers – Reproduction, Childcare and Hungarian Public Health Programs in the Interwar Transylvania
Dorottya Szikra : The ‘Demographic Crisis’ of the 1960s and the Rise of Public Maternalism: the Adoption of Paid Child Care Leave in Hungary
Eszter Varsa : Sex Advice East and West: Sex Education and Family Planning in Cold War Austria and Hungary
Anita Winkler : Sexual Choices and Reproductive Politics in East and West German Sex Education during the 1960s



Friday 6 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00
D-11 - HEA11 : The "Healthy" Hospital in Early Modern Austria and Germany
Senate Room Lanyon Building
Network: Health and Environment Chair: Christina Vanja
Organizers: Christina Vanja, Alfred WeissDiscussant: Sabine Veits-Falk
Fritz Dross : Places, Waters and Airs - Early Modern Leprosaria and Classical Dietetics
Elisabeth Lobenwein , Alfred Stefan Weiss : Staying Healthy in Early Modern Hospitals? Regular Excretions (excreta et secreta), Hygiene and Visiting the Hospital Bath
Sarah Pichlkastner : Healthy Food in Hospitals? The Diet of Inmates in Early Modern Welfare Institutions in Vienna and Lower Austria



Friday 6 April 2018 16.30 - 18.30
D-12 - HEA12 : Managing Infectious Diseases
Senate Room Lanyon Building
Network: Health and Environment Chair: Svenn-Erik Mamelund
Organizer: Ida MilneDiscussant: Svenn-Erik Mamelund
R.G. Divya : Venereal Diseases: Threat to ‘Public Health’? : a Brief Study of 'Public Health', and Sanitary Measures in Nineteenth Century Madras Presidency
Patricia Marsh : ‘A Serious Menace to the Public Health of the City’: Management of the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic by Belfast Corporation
Ida Milne : Managing the Pandemic Patient: Interpreting the Context of Contemporary Medicine
Kaspar Staub , Joël Floris & Nicole Bender& Gina Gemperle & Frank Rühli : Were Language Borders “Cultural” Barriers for the Spread of Influenza 1889-94 and 1918-19 in the Canton of Bern, Switzerland?



Saturday 7 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
D-13 - HEA13 : International Health Cooperation
Senate Room Lanyon Building
Network: Health and Environment Chair: Iris Borowy
Organizers: -Discussant: Iris Borowy
Josep Lluís Barona : Venereal Emergency after WWI. League of Nations Reactions and Spanish Policies
Helena da Silva : The Portuguese Red Cross Hospital in France during World War I
Martin Gorsky , Christopher Sirrs : The International Labour Organisation, Health and Social Security, c.1930-2000
Lourdes Mariño-Gutiérrez , Noelia-María Martin-Espinosa & María-Victoria Caballero-Martínez : The Role of Spanish Philanthropic Organisations in the Control of Contagious Diseases in the Franco Era



Saturday 7 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
D-14 - HEA16 : Concepts and Perceptions of Health and Disease
Senate Room Lanyon Building
Network: Health and Environment Chair: Teemu Ryymin
Organizers: -Discussant: Teemu Ryymin
Stephan Curtis : The Correspondence of a Late 19th- Century Swedish Physician as a Tool to Understanding the Appropriation of Medical Knowledge
Anna Niiranen : ”Such as a Fright or a Dream, to Account for this Freak of Nature”: the Concept of Maternal Impressions in Nineteenth Century Medicine
Helena Tolvhed : The Vegetarian Subject: Vegetarianism as Social Critique, Body Practice and Identity in Sweden, 1900-2015


E-14 - HEA06 : Nutrition, Identity and Improving the Indian Body Politic, 1925-1957
MAP/OG/005 Maths and Physics
Network: Health and Environment Chair: Harald Fischer-Tiné
Organizer: Ashok MalhotraDiscussant: Harald Fischer-Tiné
Catriona Ellis : 'If you cannot feed the Body of a Child you cannot feed the Brain’: Eduation and Nutrition in Late Colonial Madras
Julia Hauser : Internationalism or Nationalism? The World Vegetarian Congress of 1957 in India
Ashok Malhotra : Race, Class, Rats in Robert McCarrison's Coonoor Experiments
Joanna Simonow : Securing India’s Equal Share: American Delegations, the Indian Food Crisis and the World’s Hunger in the Aftermath of the Second World War



Saturday 7 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00
D-15 - HEA15 : Health and Disease Policies
Senate Room Lanyon Building
Network: Health and Environment Chair: Josep Lluís Barona
Organizers: -Discussant: Josep Lluís Barona
Mercedes Del Cura González , Salvador Cayuela : Disability as a Challenge to the Spanish Democratic Transition
Enrique Perdiguero-Gil , Josep M. Comelles : Health, Disease and Political Change in Spain (1939-1986)
Annukka Sailo : Aggression as a Public Health Problem, ca. 1965–75
Miri Shefer-Mossensohn : Bureaucrats as Scients and Physicians: Roles of State Bureaucracy in Medicine in the Early Modern Ottoman World