Governing bodies: the Fascist State and the Public Health (Call for Panelists, SSHM Conference, June 10-12 2014)

Call For Panelists: Governing bodies: the Fascist State and the Public Health

Sabato_fascistaThe biennial conference sponsored by Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) Disease, Health, and the State will be held in Oxford – UK, on July 10-12, 2014.

We are looking for panelists on the concepts of  health and disease according to the Fascist State in Italy (1922-1945). Specifically, we are interested in exploring the ways in which the Fascist Regime was involved in shaping public and private life of people through the government of bodies based on deceptive sanitary measures.

Our approach is interdisciplinary, and we welcome proposals for papers from scholars of all fields, including not only history of fascism but also, law, legal history, political history, criminology, political science, medical humanities, history of medicine, cultural studies, and the social sciences.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
‡ eugenics;
‡ purity and race;
‡ abortion, infanticide and reproduction;
‡ prostitution;
‡ colonial medicine;
‡ sexuality and homosexuality;
‡ military medicine;
‡ prison medicine;
‡ breeding, alimentation, and sport;

Paper proposals of 250 words, together with a brief CV, should be sent by email by November 1, 2013. We will send acceptances by November 15, 2013.

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