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August Newsletter

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Posted by Vivienne Bates on 1 September 2022


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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Posted by Sarah Howard on 25 August 2022


July Newsletter

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Posted by Vivienne Bates on 4 August 2022


June Newsletter

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Posted by Vivienne Bates on 29 June 2022


Congratulations to Liang Wan for passing his PhD upgrade

The Connecting 3 World Project is pleased to share the fantastic news that our Ph.D. student Liang Wan has passed his Ph.D. upgrade recently. Co-supervised by the PI of our project, professor Dora Vargha, and Dr. Stacey Hynd, Liang’s research focuses on scientization, institutionalization, and popularization of acupuncture in Maoist China. As part of the […]

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Posted by Lu Chen on 21 June 2022


New podcast: A Global History of Hungary 1869-2022

A Global History of Hungary: 1869-2022 [Magyarország Globális Története: 1869-2022], published earlier this year in Hungarian language analyses the modern and contemporary history of Hungary in a truly global perspective for the very first time. Edited by Ferenc Laczó and Bálint Varga, the book is the result of broad interdisciplinary cooperation and includes contributions by […]

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Posted by Dora Vargha on 21 June 2022


May Newsletter now available

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Posted by Vivienne Bates on 27 May 2022


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Posted by Vivienne Bates on 25 April 2022


Grants Awarded

David Bannister and Sarah Marks have received a Birkbeck-Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund Grant to host a workshop with Ghanaian doctors and health administrators reflecting on their international training, including in the socialist world. Sarah Howard has also been awarded a grant from Birkbeck’s School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy to fund a series […]

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Posted by Vivienne Bates on 19 April 2022


Fellowship for Displaced and At-Risk Scholars

ERC Starting Grant SOCMED, Socialist Medicine: an Alternative Global Health History The ERC Starting Grant research project titled “Socialist Medicine: an Alternative Global Health History” is launching a fellowship to enable a displaced or at-risk scholar regardless of nationality to spend up to six months at Humboldt University in Berlin. This opportunity is open to […]

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Posted by Vivienne Bates on 19 April 2022


Utopias/Dystopias in the Field of Health: Political Expectations, Promises and Practices

On the 14th April, 2022, Professor Dora Vargha gave a keynote lecture at the Spring School of The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (l’EHESS) and Centre for Research on Medicine, Science, Health, Mental Health, and Society (CERMES3) Utopias/Dystopias in the Field of Health: Political Expectations, Promises and Practices in Autrans-en-Vercors, France.

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Posted by Vivienne Bates on 14 April 2022


History and Historiography of the Life Sciences: Traces of Hans-Jörg Rheinberger

7-8 April 2022 Professor Edna Suárez-Díaz paticiapted in the Workshop “History and Historiography of the Life Sciences: Traces of Hans-Jörg Rheinberger at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, in Berlin.

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Posted by Vivienne Bates on 10 April 2022


CFP: Biomedicine in socialist contexts

We are seeking panelists for the panel ‘Biomedicine in Socialist Contexts’ for HSS 2022, to be held in Chicago between 17-20 November. This session aims to bring together scholars interested in exploring socialist contexts where biomedicine became a tool in health policies and global diplomacy. As the Cold War evolved, health and research networks in […]

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Posted by Dora Vargha on 7 April 2022


Vertical or Horizontal? Socialist Health, Priorities and Epidemic Management

Dora Vargha presented at the “Contagion” – History of Medicine and Heath Seminar organized under the auspices of the Groningen Centre for Health and Humanities and the Centre for Historical Studies. Responsibilities for health, access to healthcare, and contagion were highly visible issues around which Cold War conflicts were organised, whether through hospital-building and medical […]

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Posted by Vivienne Bates on 28 March 2022


COVID Calls: Pandemic and War I: Dora Vargha in Conversation with Jacob Steere Williams and Pavlo Kovtonyuk

16 March 2022 Dora Vargha discussed the pandemic and war at the “COVID Calls” digital archive to reflect on the first two years of the pandemic. Watch the interview here.

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Posted by Vivienne Bates on 17 March 2022


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

PI Dora Vargha was invited to a conversation with Anna Calori at the Research Center for the History of Transformations in Vienna for their podcast series.  Transformative Podcast takes the year 1989 as a starting point to think about social, economic, and cultural transformations in the wake of deep historical caesuras on a European and global […]

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Posted by Dora Vargha on 7 February 2022


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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Posted by Vivienne Bates on 3 February 2022


After the End of Epidemics

23 January 2022 Dora Vargha was interviewed for an article titled ‘A sea of questions after epidemics’ in the Portuguese daily newspaper, Publico on her research on epidemic temporalities. You can find the article in Portuguese here.

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Posted by Vivienne Bates on 25 January 2022


Connecting Three Worlds and Socialist Medicine

11 January 2022 Hungarian independent news portal Mérce published a feature interview with Dora Vargha about the research agenda of the project, titled ‘One third of the world has been left out of the history of health’. The interview is available in Hungarian here.

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Posted by Vivienne Bates on 13 January 2022


How Pandemics End

10 January 2022 Dora Vargha was featured in a video report of the Washington Post to talk about the lessons from history regarding the end of the pandemic. See the interview here.

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Posted by Vivienne Bates on 12 January 2022


Sarah Howard wrote about the role of Facebook in conflict in Ethiopia for African Arguments

11 December 2021 African Arguments published an article by our team member Dr Sarah Howard titled “Underinvestment, Corporate Greed and Lack of Oversight: The Scandal of Facebook’s Role in Ethiopia’s Conflict”. Read the article here.

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Posted by Vivienne Bates on 15 December 2021


Meet the new team!

We are happy to welcome the new Connecting 3 Worlds project team! Our first, virtual meeting took place in August, and will be officially launching our collaboration in Berlin on the 22nd of September. PhD student Liang Wan has started his doctorate training at the Department of History at the University of Exeter in September […]

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Posted by C3W Admin on 14 September 2021


Video: Dora Vargha and Arthur Rose in conversation on Epidemics, Expectations, and Ends

In this video, Kristin Heitman talks with Dora Vargha and Arthur Rose about the nature and power of narrative in forming both our expectations about epidemics and the ways that we decide when and how they have ended. This panel was part of the University of Oxford’s ‘How Epidemics End’ project, which examines how epidemics […]

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Posted by C3W Admin on 14 September 2021


Sarah Marks to speak on ‘Neurasthenia, the ICD, and Psychiatry in the Socialist World’ at MPIGW

Sarah Marks will be giving a paper on ‘Neurasthenia, the International Classification of Diseases and the Socialist World’ on the 23rd September 2021 at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. This seminar is organised by Lara Keuck and Steeves Demazeux as part of the Bordeaux-Berlin working group on Translating Validity in [...] Continue reading...

Posted by C3W Admin on 13 September 2021