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


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 and the […]

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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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Writing Retreat at Heidesee

March 2022 Dora Vargha, Sarah Marks and Edna Suárez-Díaz gathered for a secluded space of writing and planning the next activities of the C3W project. A position paper is the result of the stay at Heidesee, soon to be submitted for publication. Read more about the presentation here.

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In Memoriam

It is with broken hearts that we share the news of Mateusz Zatoński’s recent death at the age of 34. Mateusz was a brilliant historian, wonderful and generous colleague, an energetic health activist, and a friend to several project members. It is incomprehensible that we will no longer exchange ideas, have long conversations about socialism […]

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Podcast “Global Health: A View From the Socialist World”

2 February 2022 Professor Dora Vargha talked about socialism and global health in the podcast series organised by the Research Center for the History of Transformation at the University of Vienna. In this episode, Moderated by Anna Calori (RECET), Dora reflects upon the role of the socialist world in shaping the recent history of medicine, […]

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For a deeper Analysis of Vaccination Campaigns in Contemporary Historical Research

On November 24th, 2021, the ‘Connecting 3 Worlds’ team organised the first seminar on Vaccination Campaigns – a comparative analysis of perspectives in historical research between post-war Poland and Italy. The event was hybrid, with some members online and others at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health (our hub at the University […]

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New publication: Health for all? Histories of international and global health by Mary Brazelton

Health for all? Histories of international and global health. History Compass. 2021;e12700. https://doi.org/10.1111/hic3.12700 Mary Augusta Brazelton, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge   (Abstract): This essay presents a survey of recent work in the history of international and global health from the mid-nineteenth to the early twenty-first centuries. It considers longstanding […]

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