Posted by C3W Admin on January 17 2022
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 of Exeter, Southwest England).
Our brilliant guests included Dr Marcin Stasiak, visiting scholar at the Wellcome Centre and research fellow at the Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland), PI for the project titled ‘Vaccination campaigns in Poland 1945-1970’; and Maria Teresa Marangoni, PhD candidate at the University of Exeter, based at the Department of History and focusing on childhood immunisation policies on the Veneto region in Northern Italy since the Second World War. The presentations and discussion explored the dynamics emerging on vaccination programs as embedded in their corresponding socio-political context. Rather than a strictly public health issue, Vaccination campaigns among democratic and autocratic orders embody the power relations at the core of state/general public nexus. The programs prompt history research methods to integrate lived experiences and the triangulation of sources to address data complexities comprehensively. For details, check out the recorded session and presentation slides below: