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September Newsletter

Posted by C3W Admin on September 26 2023

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Welcome to the September edition of our newsletter, where you will find the latest research findings, activities and events.

This marks 18 months of newsletters, I have watched the list of subscribers grow over this time and I always do a little happy dance (in my head) when I get a notification that more people have signed up. Please tell your colleagues and keep the audience growing, we have another two years of news to tell you about, so it is never too late to join.

This edition has

  • News
  • Events the team have been involved in
  • Upcoming events


At the meeting of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) in Oslo, Dora Vargha was confirmed as the new President of the association. 


Lu Chen has been awarded the Consortium of Science, Technology and Medicine Fellowship to visit archives in New York, Harvard and Yale Universities, and Toronto.

Edna Suarez-Diaz was named, together with Prof. Adrian Currie (pictured) from Egenis Center (University of Exeter) as co-editorship in chief of History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, from the current co-editors Sabina Leonelli and Giovanni Boniolo. Their term will start in January 2024. It is published by Springer.


Andrea Espinoza Carvajal, Sebastian Fonseca, Lu Chen and Dora Vargha presented their research at the biannual conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) in Oslo, Norway, held on August 30-September 2, 2023.

Dora Vargha took part in a roundtable discussion on global history in Budapest on September 7-8 at the final conference of the ERC project Nepostrans, titled ‘New Histories for Central and Eastern Europe?’

Edna Suarez-Diaz visited the University of Exeter in September to meet part of the C3W team. During her stay, she presented at an EGENIS seminar, the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences, held at the University of Exeter on 18 September, 2023. Her paper “Radioisotopes, electrophoresis, and the Third World: a global look into biomedicine” was presented to a hybrid audience.

Andrea Espinoza Carvajal attended the online Workshop “Visions of Third Worldism” organised by Dr Giusi Russo and Dr Marco Zoppi on 22 September 2023. 

Dates for your Diary

David Bannister, Sarah Howard, Sarah Marks and Vivienne Bates have been working hard to organise The Public Good, Planning and Internationalism in African Health, to be held in South Africa, 24-29 September 2023. The event will be a multi-day symposium that will bring together current and retired senior health officials and professionals from across Africa with researchers in the history and anthropology of medicine for a discussion around historical and current ideas of the public good, planning and internationalism in the evolution of health services in Africa.

Edna Suarez-Diaz and Gisela Mateos will also be attending, so we will be able to update you with news of the event in a future newsletter.

Lu Chen is part of the team who organise the Wellcome Centre for the Cultures & Environment of Health (WCCEH) seminar series. On Thursday 28th September Sebastian Fonseca will present ‘FARC health models: Socialist health in the Cold War’ You can book your place using Eventbrite


Dora Vargha has contributed to the “Science Social” podcast series by Pakinam Amer, Stephanie Hood and Verena Braun, hosted by the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. The podcast special episode is available on the MPIWG website, Spotify and Apple Podcasts

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