PANDEMIC PASTS, PANDEMIC FUTURES
Sources, histories, imaginations
Mahón/Maó (Menorca) Illa del Llatzeret
Date: 5-7 May 2022
La SCHCT ofereix beques de comunicació per alumnes de màster o doctorat
SCHCT offers communication scholarships for master’s or doctoral students
The registration form will be available from March 7th to May 2nd.
Coordinated by Francisco Javier Martínez (Universidad de Zaragoza)
Celia Miralles-Buil (Université de Strasbourg)
Quim Bonastra (Universitat de Lleida)
The European Spring School on History of Science and Popularization is a joint venture of the Societat Catalana d’Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica and Institut Menorquí d’Estudis. The only one of its kind, held for two decades with the aim of discussing issues and challenges in the history of science, technology and medicine, with a truly international outlook, constructive criticism and convivial atmosphere. Information on past editions
The COVID-19 pandemic has definitively shaken the late 20th-century belief in the end of infectious disease outbreaks in Western societies. The result is a feeling of reluctant reconnection with the past, when recurrent waves of plague, cholera, yellow fever, or influenza wreaked havoc upon large sections of the world population. Pandemics lie ahead again, imminent or in a more distant future, and collective fear, mistrust and disorientation are likely to arise from time to time, as they did in previous centuries. Another general conviction is that COVID-19 will trigger – or accelerate – disruptions in politics, economy, society and culture. Parallels with the instability of the interwar period have already been suggested.The 11th European Spring School “Pandemic pasts, pandemic futures. Sources, histories, imaginations” intends to live up to the intellectual and social challenges brought about by the current pandemic. It will explore a trans-disciplinary idea: when a crisis storms the present, the search for solutions obliges to revisit the past and to re-imagine the future. Taking pandemics as events whose medical and sanitary traits are matched (or even exceeded) by their social, economic, cultural and political dimensions, the School will examine how devastating waves of disease end up bringing new configurations of collective life. A multidisciplinary approach will combine historical, anthropological, and artistic perspectives.
As in previous editions, this ESS is structured in key-note lectures, workshops, and poster sessions. Guest lecturers and artists will include:
▪ Christian Bonah (Université de Strasbourg)
▪ Iris Borowy (Shanghai University/EUI, Florence)
▪ Alexandre Faye (Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris)
▪ Mark Honigsbaum (City, University of London)
▪ MITO Collective (mito.tv)
The 11th ESS is open to junior scholars and postgraduate students of both social sciences and humanities or scientific background, who will have a great opportunity to engage with cutting edge work and present their own contributions. The School will particularly favour proposals that cross boundaries between disciplines, temporal focus and working spaces. All participants are expected to take part in the discussions of the lectures and workshops, to visit and comment the posters exhibit and to engage in the mentoring and artistic sessions.
The ESS will be finally held on 5-7 May 2022 at the premises of the old Mahón/Maó lazaretto, in the island of Menorca.
The deadline for proposals to the workshops and poster sessions is 15 November 2021. Please, send a 200-word abstract and a 1-page CV to email@example.com
DAY 1, THURSDAY 5 MAY
Welcome and introduction 15-15:15h
WORKSHOP 1 15:15-19:15h
Coordination and presentation: Francisco Javier Martínez
GUEST SPEAKERS 15:15-16:45h
Impacts of Covid-19 on medical history
MARK HONIGSBAUM, City University of London, UK.
IRIS BOROWY, Shanghai University, China.
ORAL PRESENTATIONS 17:15-19:15h
Neta Talmud, PhD candidate, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
By the Rivers of Babylon: Understanding Germs and Environment in the 1889 Cholera Outbreak in Iraq
Shiori Nosaka. PhD candidate, EHESS, Paris, France.
Making an Epicenter. Construction of East Asia in the control of pandemics (1882-1925)
Radhika Hedge. India. Lecturer, St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, India.
The Influenza Pandemic in Coorg in 1918: Looking back to look ahead
DAY 2, FRIDAY 6 MAY
(Mahon Lazaretto + Mahon Town Hall)
WORKSHOP 2 10h-13:45h Mahon Lazaretto
Coordination and presentation: Celia Miralles-Buil
GUEST SPEAKERS, 10-11:15h
Pandemic sources for a history of the present: collecting, treating
and analyzing native digital archives
CHRISTIAN BONAH, Université de Strasbourg, France.
ALEXANDRE FAYE, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, France.
COFFEE-BREAK 11 :15-11:45h
ORAL PRESENTATIONS 11:45-13:45h
Léa Delmaire, PhD candidate, French Institute of Anatolian Studies, Istanbul, Turkey.
Navigating a double scarcity: Finding health history sources in a country of “missing archives” (Turkey, 2016-2019 – TB control, 1945-1975)
Alejandra de Leiva, PhD candidate and Jon Arrizabalaga, Institució Milà I Fontanals-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain.
Serological screening for syphilis of donated blood during the Spanish Civil War
Helena Da Silva, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.
MemoriaCovid: collecting sources for future research
Ved Baruah, Assistant Professor, Shanghai University, China.
Social Imaginaries of Covid-19 in India: Voluntary collectives and citizens’ voices as historical sources
SCHEDULED TRANSFER TO MAHON SALA D’AUDIÈNCIES
ARTISTIC WORKSHOP, 16:30-19h
Mahon Sala d’Audiències
Coordination and presentation: Quim Bonastra
GUEST ARTISTS: MITO collective, mito.tv
The workshop’s collective artistic production will be projected onto the façade of an adjacent building by 20h
DAY 3, SATURDAY 7 MAY
POSTER SESSION 10-11:30h
Coordination and presentation: Francisco Javier Martínez, Celia Miralles-Buil
Andreas Vourtsis, PhD candidate, Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas Rethymno, Greece.
Mass vaccination against epidemics: The case of Greece’s response in the cholera epidemic during the Balkan Wars 1912-1913
Tiasanglia Longkumer, PhD candidate, Jawaharlal Nehru University/Asoka University, India
Rockefeller Foundation in the Making of Modern Sanitation Science: A Study of the Hookworm Campaign in China and India
Matheus Duarte da Silva. Postdoc Researcher, St. Andrews University, UK.
From Universal Rats to Tropical Sylvatic Foci: Animals, Places, and Plague in Brazil (1899-1955)
Sofia Sánchez, María Victoria Armario. IlerCOVID Museum project, Universitat de Lleida, Spain.
IlerCOVID Museum: a virtual museum on pandemics through art, science and society
MENTORING SESSION 12-14h
Coordination and presentation: Francisco Javier Martínez, Celia Miralles-Buil, Quim Bonastra
Scientific and professional enquiries addressed by the School
participants and attendants to our guest speakers
VISIT TO MAHON LAZARETTO, 15:30-17:30h
The registration form will be available from March 7th to May 2nd at https://www.iec.cat/jornades/europeanspring2022.asp
General registration: 150 Euros (includes academic registration, transport by boat, guided tour of the Lazaretto and the two lunches and cafeteria service).
Reduced registration: 100 Euros. (includes academic registration, transport by boat, guided tour of the Lazaretto and the two lunches and cafeteria service). Proof of unemployment or student status must be provided sending documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who request a reduction in registration must wait for a positive response from the SCHCT accepting the discount before formalizing the registration.
Receipts, invoices: You will receive an instant receipt once registered. If you need an extended invoice apply through the link at the end of the receipt.
The SCHCT offers a series of scholarships for master’s or doctoral students in the history of science who want to participate in the 11th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularization This year, the theme of the school is:
All those who are interested should send a letter of motivation to: email@example.com
The deadline to send us your letter of motivation is 10 March 2022 and the decision taken by the SCHCT will be communicated directly to the interested parties before 25 March 2022.
Those students who request a collaboration scholarship with the school must wait for the resolution of the scholarships before formalizing the registration.
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