Third International Conference Social Sciences & Health Innovations: Making Health Public
Tomsk State University invites you to participate in Third International Conference Social Sciences & Health Innovations: Making Health Public (May 22–24, 2017).
What exactly does the ‘public’ stand for in public health? Public refers to collectives and solidarities on a local, national and global scale; but how are they made, maintained and legitimized amidst diversity of the globalizing world?
Social sciences play a central role in analysing public health innovations’ dynamics and for understanding the corresponding challenges. This conference examines the complexities of making health public by engaging the perspectives of the social sciences, including science and technology studies (STS), medical anthropology, sociology and history.
Tiago Moreira (Reader at School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University)
Martine Bouman (Scientific Director of the Center for Media & Health and Prof. Entertainment Media and Social Change, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Vikram Patel (Professor of International Mental Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow in Clinical Science, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; the Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard University) – to be confirmed
Susanne Bauer (Associate Professor at the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo)
Klasien Horstman (Professor of Philosophy of Public Health, Maastricht University)
We welcome both individual paper proposals and proposals for closed thematic panels. Please submit your applications via the electronic form by 15 January 2017. Individual paper proposals should be submitted here; Panel proposals should be submitted here. If you have any questions contact the conference organizers: firstname.lastname@example.org .
This conference is the third international event organized as a collaborative endeavor between Maastricht University (the Netherlands), and Tomsk State University (the Russian Federation), with participation from Siberian State Medical University (the Russian Federation). The previous conference in the series took place in 2015 and was titled Social Sciences and Medical Innovations: Doing things together (for details see: http://en.past-centre.ru/conferences-seminars/social-sciences-and-medical-innovations-2015/ )