Health Activism in the Twentieth Century : A History of Medicine Symposium at Yale University

Health Activism in the Twentieth Century : A History of Medicine Symposium at Yale University (date limite 15 mai 2010)

October 22-23, 2010

The Section for the History of Medicine at Yale University and the Department of History at the University of Manitoba invite scholars to  participate in a symposium on health activism in the twentieth century with particular attention to issues of race, gender, sexual orientation and disability. The symposium will be held at Yale. Papers are welcomed dealing with this topic in any country. This small symposium will consist of three moderated panel sessions where the majority of the audience will be presenters.

Potential participants must submit an abstract of 300 words by May 15, 2010.

We especially invite papers focused on :

>  Health workers and patients as political agents

>  Fundraising and models of charity  in health activism

> Inequality and discrimination within medical and health-related organizations

> Ideas that have driven health activism (such as social justice,  human  rights, fiscal conservatism and family values )

> Comparisons of health-related movements with other social  movements,  especially their reliance on specialized scientific knowledge.

Papers will be pre-circulated to symposium participants in advance.

> > Interested scholars should submit the following :  (1) Applicants name, institutional affiliation and contact details (2) A 300 word abstract (3) A one-page CV

Submissions should be emailed to :

> > Abstracts are due on May 15, 2010.

> Successful applicants will be informed that their paper has been  accepted by June 15, 2010.  Completed papers must be submitted by October 1, 2010 so that they can be circulated and read by all symposium participants.

Parution- Reproduire le genre

Parution-  Reproduire le genre

Elsa Dorlin et  Éric Fassin (eds), Reproduire le genre, Paris, éditions de la Bibliothèque publique d’information, 2010, 192 p.

Reproduire le genre, ou pas ?
Elsa Dorlin, Éric Fassin

Le genre de la reproduction
Le néomalthusianisme en France
Francis Ronsin

Le droit en matière de reproduction : une approche critique
Daniel Borrillo

Technologies de la reproduction et identités des usagers :
une co-construction. Le cas de la pilule masculine
Nelly Oudshoorn

L’ anthropologie de la reproduction
Éric Fassin

L’ordre de la famille
Dispositions complémentaires : l’amour conjugal et ses reproductions à l’ère victorienne
Michel Feher

Le mythe du matriarcat noir
Elsa Dorlin

Les mauvaises mères : entre prison, justice et travail social
Coline Cardi

La fin du dogme paternel
Entretien : Michel Tort avec Elsa Dorlin

De la parenté à la parentalité
La parenté et la parentalité dans le droit :conflits entre le modèle civiliste et l’idéologie naturaliste de la filiation
Daniel Borrillo

Naturalisations. Filiation, famille et nationalité
Éric Fassin

Une perspective anthropologique sur les rôles parentaux
Marika Moisseeff

Éthique du care, travail de la parentalité
Patricia Paperman

Seul(e) ou à plusieurs
Éric Fassin

Transformations of the body and social uses of symptoms between local and global

The 6th Conference organised by the MAAH (“Medical Anthropology at Home”) network will have as its theme:

“Transformations of the body and social uses of symptoms between local and global”, and will be held in France, in May 7 – 8 – 9, 2010.

The organizers are Sylvie Fainzang and Claudie Haxaire.

MAAH is a network of medical anthropologists who do research in their own culture and society. The network’s aim is to bring together medical anthropologists in order to discuss theoretical, methodological and practical issues in relation to health and culture.

The network has a international scientific Advisory Committee, consisting of:
- Josep Comelles, University Rovira i Virgilii, Tarragona, Spain;
- Sylvie Fainzang, Cermes/Inserm (Paris), France;
- Bernhard Hadolt, University of Vienna, Austria;
- Pino Schirripa, University of Perugia, Italy;
- Vibeke Steffen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

The network has been established in 1998 during the first Conference of Medical Anthropology at Home (Zeist, The Netherlands), on the initiative of late Els van Dongen and Sjaak van der Geest, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Some contributions of the conference are published in “Anthropology & Medicine 5/3, special issue (“Creating Distance”), Vol. 5/3, edited by Els van Dongen and Sylvie Fainzang. The network meets approximately every two years to present and discuss recent work. The second conference was in Tarragona, Spain in 2001. The themes were “the contribution of medical anthropology to anthropology” and “liturgies and rituals in medicine”. In 2003 the third conference was held in Perugia, Italy. The fourth conference took place in Seili, Finland, in 2005, and the fifth was held in Sandbjerg, Denmark, on the theme: “Medical anthropology, health care systems and the client society. Investigating interactions of practice, power and science”.

MAAH has a mailing list. You can subscribe to this list by contacting Sylvie Fainzang [].

De l’amélioration des performances sportives – éthique et philosophie du dopage


De l’amélioration des performances sportives – Ethique et philosophie du dopage

Colloque proposé par Jean-Noël Missa,professeur à l'Université Libre de Bruxelles, professeur invité de l'université Paris-Diderot
et par Pascal Nouvel,professeur à l'Université Paul Valery - Montpellier III.

Le 11 mai de 9h00 à 18h00 salle 265E – Halle aux Farines –

Esplanade Pierre Vidal-Naquet – Paris 13°

Programme :

9h00 – Accueil

9h15 – Jean-Noël  Missa : introduction

9h30 – Isabelle Queval : “La surnature du sportif d’élite: corps entraîné, corps dopé, corps augmenté”

10h10 – Gerard Dine : « Champions de demain : prédispositions naturelles optimisées ou améliorations structurelles programmées »

10h50 – Pause

11h – Denis Hauw : “Activité” et dopage en sport de haut niveau”

11h 40 – Alex Mauron : “Le dopage et (est?) l’esprit du sport”

12h20 – Débat

12h45 – Déjeuner

14h10 – Patrick Laure : “La prévention des conduites dopantes, ou l’arroseur arrosé”

14h50 – Bengt Kayser : “La politique anti-dopage : un dilemme éthique”

15h30 – Pause

15h40 – Paul Yonnet : « Situation du dopage dans la société et dans le sport »

16h30 –  Débat

17h  – Pascal Nouvel : conclusions

Prochains séminaires – Histoire de la médecine et des savoirs scientifiques sur le corps (Centre Koyré)

Histoire de la médecine et des savoirs scientifiques sur le corps

Rafael MANDRESSI, chargé de recherche au CNRS (Centre Alexandre-Koyré), Jean-François BRAUNSTEIN, professeur à l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Un mardi sur deux de 19 h à 21 h à l’EHESS (105 bd Raspail, salle 5).

Contacts : /

- 04/05/2010. Alexandre LUNEL (Université Paris 8) : La Maison médicale du roi : une direction générale de la santé avant la lettre ?

- 11/05/2010. Fernando VIDAL (Max-Planck Institute for the History of science, Berlin) : L’élaboration du sujet cérébral dans le cinéma depuis les années 1930.

- 01/06/2010. Christian BONAH (Université de Strasbourg) : Recherche, éducation, propagande. Le film médico-sanitaire comme mode de communication entre science, médecine et sphère publique en France, 1900-1960.

Petition against the closure of the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL

As many people will already know, on March 31, the Wellcome Trust abruptly
announced that it intended to withdraw its funding from the Wellcome Trust
Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, which would be closed completely
on September 30, 2012. A similar statement followed from UCL.

You are invited to sign the petition against closure that is now online at <>and to pass details of it on to others known to you who might also support
our cause.

Further information is available on our website and the opportunity to
comment on the closure can be found on

With thanks for your support,

Vivian Nutton
Emeritus Professor of the History of Medicine