Thursday, 1 June 2017

Upper Lounge, Reed Hall, University of Exeter


9:00-9:30 Registration and Refreshments

9:30-11:00 Global socialism and health

James Mark (University of Exeter): Socialism Goes Global

Tobias Rupprecht (University of Exeter): Building a healthy economy in the socialist world

Ljubica Spaskovska (University of Exeter): Revolution and health: the Yugoslav Red Cross and the Algerian Revolution

Artemy Kalinovsky (University of Amsterdam): Socialist medicine in Central Asia in the late Cold War

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Global health and socialism

Monika Baar (University of Leiden): Socialist Development and Primary Health Care

Rebecca Williams (University of Exeter): Planning for health in postcolonial India

Anne-Marie Moulin (CNRS): The Alma Ata Heritage. Vaccination, Socialism and Democracy

Jessica Reinisch (Birkbeck, University of London): UNRRA in early postwar Poland: an agent of socialism? 

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 View from within: Meanings of health in socialism

Johanna Conterio (Flinders University): Environment and Health in the Soviet Health Resort under Stalin

Corina Dobos (University College London): Socialist Europe as laboratory: postwar pronatalist research and policies

Robert Balogh (Institute of History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences): Health and body of the industrial worker in state socialist Hungary: late modernity and/or post-1956

Dan Healey (Oxford University): The ‘purest form of socialism’: socialised medicine and Soviet power

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break 

16:00-17:30 View from without: Meanings of socialist health

Anais Van Ervelde (University of Leiden): The transnational travels of a Polish model of disability rehabilitation 1960s-1980s

Jeremy Greene (Johns Hopkins University): The Spectre of Socialized Medicine

David Brydan (Birkbeck, University of London): Socialist Health and Franco’s “Social State”

John Stewart (Glasgow Caledonian University): ‘They Have it in Russia and They Have It in Sweden’: Socialized Health Care Systems and British Socialist Doctors, 1930-1951

19:00 Drinks reception

20:30 Dinner


Friday, 2 June 2017

Conference Room 2, Innovation Centre, University of Exeter


9:30-10:00 Refreshments

10:00-11:30 Psychiatry and socialism

Mat Savelli (McMaster University): Thinking beyond ideological platitudes: socialism and mental healthcare in Yugoslavia

Sarah Marks (Birkbeck, University of London): Suggestion, Persuasion and Work? Psychotherapies in the Soviet Sphere

Ana Antic (University of Exeter): Non-Aligned Psychiatry?

Aleksandra Brokman (University of East Anglia): Hypnosis and Surgery Metaphors: Searching for Soviet Psychotherapy


11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-13:30 Public health and socialism

Johanna Folland (University of Michigan): Late-Socialist Public Health and the AIDS Crisis in East Germany

Mary Brazelton (University of Cambridge): Patriotic hygiene’ and the making of modern citizens in the People’s Republic of China, 1949-78

Mateusz Zatonski (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine): Of spies, Jews, and religious sects: the establishment of socialist Poland’s anti-tobacco movement

Tricia Starks (University of Arkansas): Russian Anti-Tobacco Campaigns in Global Perspective

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Socialist international health

Dora Vargha (University of Exeter): There and back again: Hungary and socialist international health in the 1950s

Anne-Emanuelle Birn (University of Toronto): Alternative fact-finding: Latin American health reformers in search of a Soviet welfare state utopia

Sean Brotherton (University of Chicago): The Socialist Humanitarian Imperative: The Logic and Practice of Cuba’s Quest for Global Health in the Americas

Bogdan Iacob (Institute of History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences): Trial-Runs for Internationalizing Socialist Health – North Korea and Vietnam

16:00 Concluding remarks


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