The workshop will examine what impact would factoring in “outsiders” make to the way we write the history of international public health and what can close study of “outsiders” tell us about the international system of public health – its rules (written and unwritten), its reach, and its commitment to inclusiveness?
Histories of the development of international public health in the twentieth century tend to be celebrations of achievements – whether the enrolling of an ever-widening number of nations in programs to improve health and prevent disease, the adoption of shared standards and measurements to track health status, or the circulation of health researchers and statesmen across national frontiers. Justified though it often was, this may have relegated to the background “outsiders” in the international health arena. This workshop will therefore address how to factor in ‘outsiders’ into the history of international public health through a series of panels and a concluding roundtable discussion.
The workshop will be held on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th October at Birkbeck College, University of London. The workshop is free and open to all – to book a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org.