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Öffentliche Veranstaltung Medicine and the Other - The Issue of Difference in Medical Knowledge and Practice of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Veranstalter: Institute for History, Theory and Ethics in Medicine

    In cooperation between the Graduate School Life Sciences – Life Writing, the Research Unit Historical Cultural Sciences (Forschungsschwerpunkt Historische Kulturwissenschaften HKW), and the Institute for History, Theory, and Ethics in Medicine at Johannes Gutenberg University, we are delighted to announce an international conference on the historical relationship between medical expertise and people marked as “others”.

    These “others” were people who, as carriers of certain phenomena, became confronted with medical knowledge, practices, professionals, and/or institutions.

    The historical transformation of negotiation processes between such groups and medical professionals will be diskussed, asking: What contacts existed between the respective sides, how did they function and develop over time? How did they then contribute to the shaping of identities, medical knowledge, and practice? Which similarities and differences in handling "other" people in medicine can be found between the specific cases? Which conclusions do these findings allow for cultural historiographies of the 19th and 20th centuries?

    The conference will also be a forum for theoretical and methodological aspects. In this way, the conference aims to contribute to the cultural history of dealing with "diversity", not least in order to enrich current debates about "diversity" and “equality“.

Datum Donnerstag 6. Oktober 2016
bis Freitag 7. Oktober 2016

Institute for History, Theory and Ethics in Medicine

Am Pulverturm 13

55131 Mainz

Anmeldeschluss Donnerstag 15. September 2016

Prof. Dr. Livia Prüll MA

Institute for History, Theory und Ethics in
Am Pulverturm 13
55131 Mainz
Tel.: 00496131-179539

Dr. Ylva Söderfeldt

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Boltzmannstraße 22
14195 Berlin
Tel.: 00491577-2857605

Downloads Flyer_Medicine_and_the_Other.pdf

Please register until September 15, 2016 at