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Historical and ethnographic perspectives on the emergence of global mental health

GLOBHEALTH workshop

12-15 juin 2017

Villa Finaly, Florence, Italy

 

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Briser les chaînes - Projection-débat le 19 mai 2017 / Breaking the chains - Screening and Q&A with the filmaker Friday 19 May 2017

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Lecture Series "Global Health: Knowledges, Dispositifs, Poli-cies/-tics" 2016-2017

The framing of health as a global issue over the last three decades has carved out an intellectual, economic and political space that differs from that of the post-war international public health field. This older system was characterised by disease eradication programs and by the dominance of nation states and the organisations of the United Nations. The actors, intervention targets and tools of contemporary global health contrast with previous international health efforts. The construction of markets for medical goods takes a central place in this new era, as does regulation by civil society actors. Global health can also be characterized by co-morbidities between chronic and infectious diseases, the stress on therapeutic intervention, risk management, health as an instrument of 'community' development and the deployment of new modes of surveillance and epidemiological prediction. This emerging field takes on a radically different appearance when examined at the level of its infrastructures (such as the WHO, the World Bank or the Gates Foundation) or at the level of the knowledges and anticipatory practices generated by its practices and local instantiations.

This seminar will combine historical, sociological and anthropological approaches to examine this globalized space and the assemblages that constitute it: public-private partnerships, foundations, local 'communities', cancers, 'non-communicable diseases', risk prevention, monitoring and evaluation, etc. Particular attention will be given to the infrastructures and the contemporary dynamics of knowledge production, insurance techniques and diagnostic interventions, therapeutic 'innovations' in their diverse geographies, including Africa, Asia or Latin America. These often differ widely from transfer schemes between the global north and the global south that insist on technological dependency. The seminar will examine the myriad local forms that global health takes in everyday practices.

Organized by Claire Beaudevin (CNRS-Cermes3), Fanny Chabrol (Inserm-Cermes3), Jean-Paul Gaudillière (Inserm-Cermes3), Frédéric Keck (CNRS-LAS/Musée du Quai Branly), Guillaume Lachenal (Université Paris Diderot), Vinh-Kim Nguyen (Collège d'Etudes Mondiales), Laurent Pordié (CNRS-Cermes3), Émilia Sanabria (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon)

This lecture series is supported by the ERC project « From International Public Health to Global Health » (Cermes3, Paris & University of Oslo) and the chair for Anthropology and Global Health (Collège d’Etudes Mondiales, FMSH, Paris).

For updated practical information: http://enseignements-2016.ehess.fr/2016/ue/969/

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Tuberculosis, DOTS and the Government of Health: From international to global, 1970 to 2015

A conference by the GLOBHEALTH network

8-10 décembre 2016

Cermes3, salle de réunion,7 rue Guy Môquet, 94800 Villejuif

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The Making of Pharmaceutical Value: Drugs, Diseases and the Political Economies of Global Health

An international workshop organized in Paris on 16-18th of June, 2016

by Jean-Paul Gaudillière, Kristin Peterson and Kaushik Sunder Rajan

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Lecture Series "Global Health: Anticipations, Infrastructures, Knowledges" 2015-2016

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (October 2015 - June 2016)

The framing of health as a global issue over the last three decades has carved out an intellectual, economic and political space that differs from that of the post-war international public health field. This older system was characterised by disease eradication programs and by the dominance of nation states and the organisations of the United Nations. The actors, intervention targets and tools of contemporary global health contrast with previous international health efforts. The construction of markets for medical goods takes a central place in this new era, as does regulation by civil society actors. Global health can also be characterized by co-morbidities between chronic and infectious diseases, the stress on therapeutic intervention, risk management, health as an instrument of 'community' development and the deployment of new modes of surveillance and epidemiological prediction. This emerging field takes on a radically different appearance when examined at the level of its infrastructures (such as the WHO, the World Bank or the Gates Foundation) or at the level of the knowledges and anticipatory practices generated by its practices and local instantiations.

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Workshop "Crossing Epistemological Landscapes. On the Global Circulation of Therapeutic Objects and Practices"

9 july 2015, Paris, France

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Lecture Series "Global Health: Anticipations, Infrastructures, Knowledges"

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (October 2014 - June 2015)

 

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Globhealth Inaugural Conference

From International to Global: Knowledge, Diseases and the Postwar Government of Health

An international conference to be held in Domaine de Bierville from 12 to 14 February 2015.

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