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Conference: The Public Good, Planning & Internationalism in African Health, 25-28 September 2023

Sarah Howard Many months of planning and organising came to fruition when an event co-organised by Connecting Three Worlds – The Public Good, Planning & Internationalism in African Health – finally took place in South Africa. An oral history symposium that brought together senior African health professionals and an inter-disciplinary group of academic researchers, the […]

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Unruly feminists and women in bikinis

An Ecuadorian snapshot of women’s visual representation at the time of the 1975 International Women’s Year (IWY) Conference Andrea Espinoza Carvajal At the same time the 1975 International Women’s Year (IWY) Conference took place in Mexico City (between June 19 and July 2), Ecuador was electing that year’s Miss Ecuador. Newspapers around the country covered […]

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Exploring archives in Ecuador. A reflection on creating memory

Andrea Espinoza Carvajal Growing up in Ecuador, the saying: Ecuador es un país sin memoria [Ecuador is a country with no memory] was ubiquitous. It was present at home and school, revived in every national election and crisis and served as a blank criticism and explanation of voting patterns and political trends. “Having no memory” […]

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Conference “Connecting three worlds: health & socialism in the Cold War” was held in Berlin 14-16 June 2023

Lu Chen A ground-breaking conference organized by the Wellcome Trust funded project “Connecting three worlds: socialism, medicine and global health after WW2” concluded 16 June 2023. It shed new light on the history of global health and the influence of socialism on healthcare systems. The conference brought together nearly 20 scholars from various regions of […]

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C3W and the Cholula conversations

Andrea Espinoza From 4 – 6 December, part of the C3W team participated in a workshop about future research and publications projects. Cholula is a special place. The morning light hits the domes of the ‘Santuario de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios’ in a way that brings out its colour and makes the yellow contrast […]

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Conference Reflections: European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) 17th Biennial Conference: Transformation, Hope and the Commons

Sarah Howard After years of seeing only heads and shoulders on screen at academic events, it was great to attend the EASA conference in person in July in Belfast. As well as the two panels I will discuss in more detail below, panels on street level bureaucrats, on the governance of labour and on post-socialism […]

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Conversation with Xun Zhou: Health Intervention and Delivery in Mao’s China

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Xun Zhou published a book The People’s Health: Health Intervention and Delivery in Mao’s China, 1949-1983 (McGill-Queen University Press, 2020). Through two of the most prominent examples of Maoist health care – the anti-schistosomiasis campaign and the ‘Barefoot Doctor’ programme – Dr Zhou provides a critical analysis […]

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A SOCIAL HISTORY OF CUBAN BIOMEDICINE DURING THE COLD WAR – Online Seminar for Connecting 3 Worlds

Last month we engaged in a very fruitful and informal conversation seminar-style with PhD(c) Fatima Elfitouri (King’s College London), Dr Nils Graber (University of Lausanne), and our very own Dr Edna Suarez-Dias (UNAM) on the history of biomedicine in Cuba during the Cold War. All scholars represent a different approach to the topic, combining methods […]

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Archive series: Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies

Sarah Howard This blog post is the first in a series in which C3W team members will write about our adventures in the archives.   The Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies (SCRSS) is a venerable organisation founded in 1924 in the wake of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Britain and the [...]
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Narco-Capitalism: A conversation

Blog post by Sebastian Fonseca for Connecting 3 Worlds   A few weeks ago, Dr Maziyar Ghiabi at the University of Exeter published the article ‘Critique of everyday narco-capitalism’ – an excellent analysis intersecting the drug culture, dynamics of capitalism and daily experiences on the ground from Afghanistan, Myanmar and Colombia (image 1 – Ghiabi […]

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