9 March 2021: Online lecture 'Public Health and Medicine in the History of Latin America, 1870's - 1950's'

On 9 March 2021 at 7pm, the Centro de Estudios Mexicanos (CEM) en PoHis jointly organise an online lecture by Dr. Claudia Agostini, titled "Public Health and Medicine in the History of Latin America, 1870's - 1950's".

The aim of this paper is to present an overview of some of the main topics that have contributed to widen and renovate the histories of medicine and public health in Latin America in recent decades. Two main topics will be addressed. On the one hand, this paper will examine the growing interest among scholars from a wide range of disciplines on the plural and diverse histories of medicine and public health in Latin America during the period of 1870 to 1950, when the promotion of the health of the national population became particularly prominent throughout most of the region. On the other hand, a brief assessment of the importance that public health policies, programs, actors and institutions acquired in Mexico during that same period will be presented through the examination of one specific public health intervention: the containment, control and eradication of smallpox in both urban and rural settings.

Dr. Claudia Agostoni is doctor in History from King's College London and a tenured researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). In 2016 she was awarded the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Recognition and in 2005 she received the Research Award in the area of Humanities from the Mexican Academy of Sciences, of which she is also a member. Claudia is a specialist in the social history of public health in Mexico during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Advance registration is required.

11 March 2021: Online conference 'National Forgetting and Memory: The Destruction of "National" Monuments from a Comparative Perspective'

On 11 March 2021, the international platform 'National movements and Intermediary Structures in Europe' (NISE) and the Museum at the Yser jointly organise an online conference titled 'National Forgetting and Memory: The Destruction of "National" Monuments from a Comparative Perspective'.

This conference aims at shedding light on the relationship between the formation of a nation and the elements that might constitute its destruction by focusing on the destruction of ‘national’ monuments. Three key-note speakers and thirteen lecturers will elaborate on the matter throughout the day, tackling different cases from Europe, USA, Canada and South Africa. PoHis member Marnix Beyen will be chairing a session.

More information and registration via the NISE website.

19-20 May 2022: International conference 'A World of Realms: A Long View of Diplomacy and Spatiality in the Premodern Islamic World'

University of Antwerp – Belgium, May 19-20, 2022
Keynote speaker: Sanjay Subrahmanyam (UCLA/Collège de France)

Power in History: Centre for Political History invites papers that inquire into the spatial dimensions of diplomacy and their relation to conceptions of territoriality in the larger Islamic world, from the 7th to the early 19th century, as part of a two-day interdisciplinary workshop held at the University of Antwerp and hosted by the History Department on May 19-20, 2022.

Deadline for abstracts: August 15, 2020.

Download the Call for Papers