May 17, 2023
Beyond Binaries: Gender, Sexuality and Medicine in Post-War Europe
Conference organized by the Centre for the Study of Health, Ethics and Society, University of Hamburg
09.06.2023 - 10.06.2023
How can gender and sexuality – broadly conceived both methodologically and thematically – help to inform historical understanding of the role of medicine in post-war Europe? This conference will bring together scholars working in different disciplines to examine how theoretical approaches incorporating gender and sexuality can shed light on medical ethics, scientific practices, and policymaking associated with health across the ideological divide. How can histories of gender and sexuality illuminate individual medical experiences and the complex relations between patients, doctors, policymakers, pharmaceutical companies, and medical ethicists during the Cold War period?