Call for papers: workshop on global governance and accountability in Health Care

This workshop is organized by a new network of scholars and invite those interested in thinking critically about the history of concepts and practices now closely associated with accountability in health care.

The politics of climate change

It examines the political dimension of processes of climate knowledge production.

A place for birth

This paper explores women’s experiences in Casa de Parto David Capistrano Filho (CPDCF), a birthing house in Rio de Janeiro that offers a home-like environment, with a minimum of medical interventions during childbirth.

Oscar-winning documentary spotlights stigma of women’s periods in India

The Iranian-American director’s 25-minute film, available on Netflix, explores the stigma surrounding menstruation in rural India, where sanitary pads are so rare that most young women are unaware of their existence or have only learned about them on television.

Syphilis in ancient Peru

This paper examines the dissertation ‘La antigüedad de la sífilis en el antíguo Peru’, written by Julio Tello in 1909 and argues that it can be read as a thesis on medical anthropology.

Social and political determinants of mortality

Princeton researchers examine maternal and infant mortality in Lutheran German communities in southern Brazil, 1850-1880.

La medicalización del parto en el Perú (1900-1940)

Los profesores Jorge Lossio y Pilar Robledo (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú) y Ruth Iguiñiz-Romero (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia) consideran que la autoridad dada por la ciencia a los médicos les permitió subordinar a las madres y desplazar a las parteras.

Becas de Investigación en la Universidad de Tulane

Las becas son para realizar un proyecto de investigación de hasta tres meses de duración en la Biblioteca Latinoamericana de Tulane, una de las más extensas sobre América Latina y el Caribe.

The idealized representation of women in Brazilian magazines, 1940-1960

It analyses the female figures of the advertisements published in O Cruzeiro and Manchete magazines between the 1940s and 1960s.

Report of the medical commission to Brazil: Rockefeller Foundation, 1916

This 1916 report features a comprehensive analysis of education in Brazil with a special focus on the medical profession.