Papers

The Health Systems in History team regularly present at seminars, workshops and conferences in the United Kingdom and internationally.

Dr Martin Gorsky

2017

  • “From ‘Planning’ to ‘Systems Analysis’: Health Services and Development at the World Health Organization, 1952-1975”. Presented at conferences: “How to Change the World. Entangled Histories of Development”, Shanghai University, Shanghai, 26-28 May, and “Beyond the Nation State: International Organizations and the Pursuit of Health Security, 1942-75”, European Association for the History of Medicine and Health Conference, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, August 30–September 2.
  • “First Time Around: The Rise and Fall of ‘Universal Health Coverage’ as a Goal of International Health Politics, 1925-52”, presented at European Healthcare Before Welfare States Workshop, University of Huddersfield, 17 February, and at History Seminar Series, LSHTM, 18 May 2017 (jointly with Dr Chris Sirrs).
  • Conference Organiser (jointly with Institute of Public Policy Research), “Localism, Devolution and Transformation in the NHS”, LSHTM, 9 May 2017.
  • Invited lecture, “The History and Politics of Health System Metrics, 1924-2000”, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Convention, Learning For Action Across Health Systems, London, 8 May.
  • Invited commentator, “Accounting for Health. Economic Practices and Medical Knowledge, 1500-2000”, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Bielefeld, 3-5 April.
  • “The Politics of Health System Metrics, 1924-2000”, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, 21 March.

2016

  • “The Idea of a ‘Health System’ in Research and Policy, 1891-1969”, University of Huddersfield, 24th February 2016 and University of Strathclyde, 25th February.
  • “The Politics of Health System Metrics, 1924-2000”, European Social Science History Conference, University of Valencia, 30th March-2nd April.
  • Keynote Lecture: “The Politics of Health System Metrics, 1924-2000”, International Health Organizations Network Conference, People, politics and practices in historical perspective, University of Shanghai, 21 to 24 April.
  • “Reflections and Conclusion”, London Health Histories, Wellcome Trust, London, 17th June.
  • “World Health by Place: The Politics of International Health System Metrics, 1924-2000”, Medicine in its Place: Situating Medicine in Historical Contexts,  Society for the Social History of Medicine Conference, University of Kent, 7th-10th July .
  • Poster: M.Gorsky, J.Manton, “The Rise and Fall of Health System Planning in 1960s Africa: any lessons from history?” Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Vancouver, 14-18 November.

2015

  • ‘‘Resource allocation’ for equity in the NHS: the roots of the RAWP. 1970-1986″, European Association for the History of Medicine and Health Conference, University of Cologne, 2nd-5th September
  • “Historicizing Health Systems: inter-disciplinary attunement and discord”, LSHTM Social Science Symposium, 10th November.

Dr John Manton

2017

  • “Health Planning and the developmental state in 1960s Africa”, presented on the panel Innovation and urban health in Africa, at European Conference in African Studies, Basel, Switzerland, June 2017.
  • “Re-performing healthcare and humanitarianism in Africa”, presented at Re-performing images – from sources to resources, the “Re-” interdisciplinary network conference, Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL, UK, June 2017.
  • “Conceiving the health system in extremis: the WHO and emergency administration of health services in Laos and Cambodia, 1968-75”, presented at How to change the world, a conference on development studies, Shanghai, May 2017; updated version to be presented in Sept 2017 at Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health, Bucharest, Romania.

2016

  • “The Rise and Fall of Health System Planning in 1960s Africa: any lessons from history?”, with Martin Gorsky, e-poster presented at HSR2016, Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Vancouver, Canada, November 2016.
  • “Medicine, history and the humanitarian response: the case of Biafra”, presented at a panel discussion hosted by the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre, LSHTM, London, September 2016.
  • “National Health Planning in 1960s Africa: Framing the Developmental State as a Place of Health”, presented at Medicine in its Place: Situating Medicine in Historical Contexts, Society for the Social History of Medicine Conference, Kent, UK, July 2016.
  •  “Health Planning in 1960s Africa: International Health Organisations and the post-colonial state”, presented at International Health Organizations (IHOs): the history for the future networkInternational Conference, Shanghai, China, April 2016.
  • “Global perspectives on the history of health systems in Southeast Asia”, presented at HOMSEA2016 – the History of Medicine in Southeast Asia, Siem Reap, Cambodia, January 2016.

Dr Chris Sirrs

2017

  • “First Time Around: The Rise and Fall of ‘Universal Health Coverage’ as a Goal of International Health Politics, 1925–1952”. Presented at conferences: European Association for the History of Medicine and Health, Bucharest, Romania, September 2017; “New Histories of the Modern Health Care System in Britain”, University of Warwick, May 2017; History Seminar Series, LSHTM (jointly with Dr Martin Gorsky) and European Healthcare Before Welfare States Workshop, University of Huddersfield, February 2017 (jointly with Dr Martin Gorsky).
  • “Apples and Pears: The Role of International Health Experts in the Measurement and Comparison of Health Spending”, The Governance of Health Conference, University of Liverpool.
  • “The Health of Nations: International Health Accounting in Historical Perspective, 1924–2011”, presented at “Accounting for Health. Economic Practices and Medical Knowledge, 1500-2000”, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), University of Bielefeld.

2016

  • “The Health of Nations: International Health Accounting in Historical Perspective, 1924–2011”, presented at “Accounting for Health. Economic Practices and Medical Knowledge, 1500-2000”, Charité University, Berlin.

 

 

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