【Online Conference】Health, Body, and the Profit Motive: Medicine as a Business in History – Open for Registration
Website link with conference programme: https://historiansworkshop.org/2021/10/07/health-body-and-the-profit-motive-announcement/
A free online conference organised by the Historians’ Workshop, the Political Economy Tokyo Seminar (PoETS), and the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Economics, to be held live via Zoom.
Friday 19 – Saturday 20 November 2021, 5~9:45pm (Japan Standard Time)
This conference explores medicine’s co-dependent relationship with business and capitalism. Commentators past and present have viewed medicine as a ‘public good’ that risks becoming inefficient or undersupplied when exposed too much to market competition. However, across different historical and regional contexts, forces of self-interest and the profit motive have consistently shaped matters pertaining to our health and body, often to a surprising degree. In a recent discussion piece in the Bulletin of the History of Medicine (2020), Christy Ford Chapin points to intersections where both medical historians as well as economic and business historians have, often unknowingly, made huge strides in one another’s research themes. This two-day event aims to identify these intersections and interrogate what they mean to our understanding of medical knowledge and practice.
The Historians’ Workshop is proud to host this English-language symposium at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Economics. We will take registrations until 17 November 2021 via here: https://forms.gle/cfofof7MU6iCp6yVA
Dates: Friday 19 – Saturday 20 November, 5-9:45pm (JST)
Deadline for Registration: 17 November 2021
Location: Online (Zoom)
Full Conference Programme:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Px5ddDD7p_qSoJEeczvMgD8hC56ySY3H/view
Twitter Hashtag: #HealthBodyProfitMotive2021
If you have any questions, please email Ryosuke Yokoe at firstname.lastname@example.org