Health and Society: Private and Public Medical Traditions in Greece and the Balkans (1453-1920)

The History of Medicine Museum in Past and Present

Athens

8 – 10 December 2010

This international workshop aimed to strengthen links between British scholars and institutions and those in Greece and the Balkans working on the social history of medicine. This on-going collaboration has already been explored over the course of two previous conferences, one in London in January 2008 (organised in collaboration with the Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL), the other in Vienna in November 2008 (organised in collaboration with the Medical University of Vienna). For the full details on both events see the HRE website.

To further and deepen this international debate, this workshop used the expertise provided by scholars at the Centre for Health, Medicine and Society at Oxford Brookes University and the financial opportunities created by its Wellcome Trust's funded Strategic Award to build upon and extend the research foundations laid by previous activities, not only in terms of a transfer of knowledge, but also in terms of direct involvement in new collaborative endeavours with as diverse institutions as the Graduate Programme of the Faculty of History and Archaeology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and the British School at Athens.

The Workshop was organised and sponsored by the Working Group on the History of Race and Eugenics at Oxford Brookes University; together with the Graduate Programme of the Faculty of History and Archaeology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the British School at Athens, and The Berendel Foundation, London. 

The conveners, Dr Marius Turda, Dr Katerina Gardikas and Professor Catherine Morgan, express their gratitude to all involved in making this workshop such a remarkable success.

Click HERE to download abstracts from the event.

Some General Aspects of the Relationship Between Religion and Medicine in the Early Modern Period

Andrew Wear

(The Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine, UCL)

“Some general aspects of the relationship between religion and medicine in the early

modern period”

Ancients and Moderns: The rise of social history of medicine in the Balkans

Marius Turda

(Oxford Brookes University)

“Ancients and Moderns: The rise of social history of medicine in the Balkans”

Les Théories Médiévales sur la Lèpre Vues par un Médecin Grec du 19e Siècle: Le cas de Demeter‐Alexandre Zambaco

Nikoletta Giantsi

(University of Athens)

“Les Théories Médiévales sur la Lèpre Vues par un Médecin Grec du 19e siècle: Le cas de Demeter‐Alexandre Zambaco”

Between Soul and Body: Hospital care in Venetian Corfu (17th‐18th centuries)

Katerina Konstantinidou

(University of Athens)

“Between Soul and Body: Hospital care in Venetian Corfu (17th‐18th centuries)”

Charities and Health Policy of the Greek Orthodox Community in Constantinople (mid 18th-19th centuries)

Constantinos Trompoukis

(University of Crete)

 “Charities and Health Policy of the Greek Orthodox Community in Constantinople (mid 18th-19th centuries)” 

History of Albanian Medicine during the post‐Byzantine Period

Mikel Nakuci

(Institute of Dermatological Studies, Tirana)

“History of Albanian Medicine during the post‐Byzantine Period”

Modes of Contamination and Sanitary Measures Against the Plague in the Eastern Mediterranean

Dimitris Christodoulou

(University of Thessaloniki)

 “Modes of Contamination and Sanitary Measures Against the Plague in the Eastern Mediterranean” 

Methodological Issues in the Study of Iatrosophical Manuscripts

Agamemnon Tselikas

(Historical and Paleographic Archive of the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece)

“Methodological Issues in the Study of Iatrosophical Manuscripts”

Variolation from the Balkans ‐ Through Romanian Territories ‐ to Western Europe, 1678‐1802

Octavian Buda

(‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest)

“Variolation from the Balkans ‐ Through Romanian Territories ‐ to Western Europe, 1678‐1802”

The Balkan Medical Education and Bulgarian Physicians: Transfer of knowledge, 1840s‐1920s

Georgeta Nazarska

(State University of Library Studies and IT, Sofia)

“The Balkan Medical Education and Bulgarian Physicians: Transfer of knowledge, 1840s‐1920s”

The Migration of Medical Students from the Balkans to Paris in the 19th century: The case of Romania

Valentin‐Veron Toma

(Francisc Rainer Institute of Anthropology, Bucharest)

“The Migration of Medical Students from the Balkans to Paris in the 19th century: The case of Romania”

The Role of the Greek Medical Council, 1834-1923

George Antonakopoulos

(University of Thessaly)

  “The role of the Greek Medical Council, 1834-1923” 

Food Regulation in Greece: Doctors, police and municipal authorities as protectors of the food market of the city of Piraeus

Lydia Sapounaki‐Dracaki

(Panteion University)

“Food regulation in Greece: Doctors, police and municipal authorities as protectors of the food market of the city of Piraeus (1835‐1914)”

Educating Health Professionals: The role of the Athens Museum of Criminology, 1833‐1920

Constantine Maravelias

(Museum of Criminology, School of Medicine, University of Athens)

“Educating Health Professionals: The role of the Athens Museum of Criminology, 1833‐1920”

Agents of the State or Agents of the Local Female Networks? Midwifes and the new science of midwifery in the nineteenth century

Gülhan Balsoy

(Işik University, Istanbul)

“Agents of the State, or Agents of the Local Female Networks? Midwifes and the new science of midwifery in the nineteenth century Ottoman society”

Midwives in the Early Years of Greek Statehood

Katerina Gardikas

(University of Athens)

“Midwives in the Early Years of Greek Statehood”

Working for the Ill Patient or Working for a Better Society? The beginning of the public health nursing in Bulgaria

Kristina Popova

(South‐West University, Blagoevgrad)

“Working for the Ill Patient or Working for a Better Society? The beginning of the public health nursing in Bulgaria”

The Art of Creating Beautiful Children: Considerations on pro‐genetic engineering and eugenics in the early 20th century

Despina Karakatsani

(University of Peloponnese)

‘The Art of Creating Beautiful Children: Considerations on pro‐genetic engineering and eugenics in the early 20th century”

Attitudes to Mental Illness and Treatment in turn‐of‐the‐20th Century Greece

Vangelis Karamanolakis

(University of Athens)

“Attitudes to Mental Illness and Treatment in turn‐of‐the‐20th Century Greece”

Lay Narratives of Mental Illness at the Dromokaiteion Hospital, 1900‐1920

Despo Kritsotaki (University of Crete) & Vasia Lekka (University of Athens)

“Lay Narratives of Mental Illness at the Dromokaiteion Hospital, 1900‐1920”

Caring for TB patients in early 20th century Greece: The foundation and operation of Sotiria sanatorium, 1905‐1920

Vaso Theodoru

(Democritus University of Thrace)

“Caring for TB patients in early 20th century Greece: The foundation and operation of Sotiria sanatorium, 1905‐1920”

Social History of Medicine in Context

Paul J. Weindling

(Oxford Brookes University)

“Social History of Medicine in Context”

 

 

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