History of Science On Call: Listening, Attending, Acting

The virus may close borders, but the humanities are mobilizing. The MPIWG has developed a portal that brings to the fore various insights for international cooperation and academic work in times of crisis.

The Brazilian Bombshell? The Long-Term Impact of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Paper from SSRN constructs a unique database on socioeconomic and health outcomes for all districts in São Paulo using historical and contemporary documents.

The limits of healthcare assistance in 19th century Brazil

In order to understand healthcare assistance in nineteenth century Brazil, Rogério Siqueira and Maria Renilda Barreto examine the Zona da Mata region in the state of Minas Gerais.

International Conference of the Quarantine Studies Network

The 3rd International Conference of the Quarantine Studies Network will take place in Lisbon, 28-29 May 2020.

Women involved in Brazil’s health policy on leprosy

Francieli Lunelli Santos and José Augusto Leandro examine the family profiles of women holding key decision-making positions in health policy concerning leprosy from the mid-1920s to the late 1940s.

History as a tool to learn to deal with epidemics

Read our selection of articles and useful links on epidemic diseases that may be helpful in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis.

Covid-19 and Globalization Epidemics

“The terrible epidemic we are experiencing is evidence not only of the economic, social and environmental forces that neoliberalism unleashed, but also of its inability to build an inclusive future”. Marcos Cueto, science editor of HCS-Manguinhos.

History of hospital care in São Paulo and charity

Márcia Regina Barros da Silva investigates how the santas casas de misericórdia in the state of São Paulo were subsidized by the government at the turn of the twentieth century.

The Brazilian Unified Health System and Coronavirus

The Sistema Unico de Saude (SUS) will be decisive against Coronavirus in Brazil. To understand how the system was created and its rationale read our selected article by two Historians from Casa de Oswaldo Cruz/FIOCRUZ.

Call for submissions for the 26th ICHST ends April 2020

The call for symposium proposals for the 26th International Congress of History of Science and Technology, to be held in Prague 23-29 July 2021, will close on 30 April 2020.