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December Newsletter

Posted by C3W Admin on December 22 2023

We have gathered together the latest news and events, together with some content not available on the website and put it into a Newsletter, see below.

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From the project team

Welcome to the December edition of our newsletter.

Thank you for your support this year and we look forward to sharing some exciting news next year, 2024 is going to be full of events, news and great research trips.


Sarah Marks, Lu Chen, Simon Huxtable and Maziyar Ghiabi all received funds for further research, once again congratulations.

David Bannister was appointed to the managing committee of the EU’s Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Programme.

Dora Vargha  was confirmed as the new President of the association European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH)

Sebastian Fonseca has been running some great teaching sessions here at the University of Exeter and also at the University of Antioquia.

Sarah Howard has  been invited to join the Steering Group for the Centre for Medical and Health Humanities at Birkbeck. The Centre will be relaunched in Spring 2024.

Dora Vargha 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.

Sarah Marks was invited to present to The Empty Pipeline project, which examines why antibiotic production has ‘run dry’, funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

Sean Brotherton gave a Public Lecture in Berlin ‘Humanitarianism, otherwise: Cuban (Health) Care as a political praxis’, which was well attended.

The team have all been around the world visiting archives, conducting interviews, and holding workshops as part of their research. The team have visited amongst others Berlin, Prague, Oslo, Ethiopia, Cape Town, Ecuador, Mexico, Columbia, China and the US!

The team presented 28 papers, (and counting) over the year at conferences, seminars, and workshops. The team have been giving Keynote speeches, chairing panels and participating in roundtable discussions, in a wide variety of places.

2023 has also been a great year for writing with publications in the Annals of Science, History Compass and Isis with other publications under review, so we will be able to give you news of those in the future.

When I think of events in 2023 the two big ones come to mind, the summer conference in Berlin and the recent one in Johannesburg.

However, (and these are just some of the highlights) there have also been some great seminar series events organised by Sarah Howard, Sarah Marks and Lu Chen. Andrea Espinoza Carvajal organised a well attended workshop in Ecuador and David Bannister the recent workshop in Johannesburg.


In December, Simon Huxtable visited the Latvian National Archives and National Library in Riga to collect materials about Soviet-Chinese medical exchanges.

As promised in last month’s newsletter, Sarah Howard has now written about The Public Good, Planning & Internationalism in African Health, an event co-organised by the C3W team at Birkbeck and UNAM, on our blog. Please click here to read more.

Conference: The Public Good, Planning & Internationalism in African Health, 25-28 September 2023 > Connecting3Worlds

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