Call for Papers: Mapping diseases - monitoring health: Geographies of medicine in the Tsarist Empire and the Soviet Union

Bewerbungsschluss: 26. Mai 2019

International workshop taking place at the German Historical Institut Moscow, September 19-20, 2019, organized in cooperation of the GHI Moscow, the Higher School of Economics (Moscow) and the LMU München.

Since the 18th century, physicians have been preoccupied with the relationship between health and location. In the course of the past two hundred years, the ways of discussing this relation have undergone a permanent change, which can, according to Christopher Sellers be understood “in terms of a seesaw dialogue over the ways and means by which physicians and other health professionals did, and did not, consider the influence of place  - airs and waters included – on disease”. The aim of this workshop is to explore Russian and Soviet medicine’s relation to the spatial dimension as well as the methods that were used to describe and control it from a diachronic perspective between the late 18th and the late 20th centuries.

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