On 28 February 2013, the ESF-DRUGS networking programme officially came to an end. Over the next two years the final publications projects of the network will be realized; however, no new meetings or exchange grants will be offered. The Chair Volker Hess and the Programme Coordinator Brigit Ramsingh would like to thank the ESF, the ESF-DRUGS network members across Europe and its community of supporters and collaborators worldwide for their hard work over the past five years.
DRUGS FINAL CONFERENCE
The ESF-DRUGS Research Networking Programme is coming to an end. We are celebrating with a final two day conference in Berlin 20-22 February 2013 where we will look back at the results of our research whilst also looking ahead to future areas of collaboration. Please see programme flyer here.
6/7 December: STand Ex: Standard Exchanges Programme
29/30 November: DRUGS AND COLD WAR.
SCIENCE, STANDARDS AND POLITICS IN EUROPE
Venue: Section of History of Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome –
Viale dell’Università 34/a, 00185 Rome.
Is This the End?
The Eclipse of the Therapeutic Revolution Programme
October 4-6, 2012, University of Zurich, Switzerland
The Institute and Museum of the History of Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
will host an international conference of the European Science Foundation’s research network
“DRUGS”. The conference will be held from October 4-6, 2012 in Zurich in conjunction with
the Competence Centre for the History of Knowledge (ETH Zurich and University of Zurich).
More information here:
The program for the "Drugs and the Birth of Scientific Marketing" workshop is ready and available to download here.
4-5 June 2012, Berlin Medizinhistorische Museum, Charité Universitätsmedizin.
CfP:POLITICS AND DRUGS. Pharmaceutical research and drug management in Post-WWII and Cold War Europe. Rome, 29-30 November 2012.
Venue: Section of History of Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza.
Download the Call for Proposals
CfP: Animal Models, Model Animals? Meanings and Practices in the History
of the Biomedical Sciences.
Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM),
University of Manchester (UK), Friday 21st September 2012.
CfP: "Drugs and the birth of scientific marketing"
Berlin, June 4th-5th, 2012
Standards and drug use outside the pharmacy.
Conference to be held in Lyon, France; 15, 16, 17 December 2011.
Gendered Drug Standards: Historical and Socio-anthropological perspectives
University of Granada, 28-30 November 2011.
"Beyond the Magic Bullet: Reframing the History of Antibiotics"
Workshop 17-19 March 2011, Oslo, Norway
Organisers: Christoph Gradmann (Oslo) and Flurin Condrau (Zurich)
Drugs, Standards and the Practices of Globalization, To be held in Paris December 9-11, 2010.
An International Conference of the ESF DRUGS Program organized by CERMES 3 (Centre de Recherches Médecine, Sciences, Santé et Société) with the support of Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.
The first ESF DRUGS Preprint Circulation of Antibiotics: Journeys of Drug Standards, 1930-1970 is now available. Download it here.
Harmonizing Drugs. Standards in 20th Century Pharmaceutical History Edited by Christian Bonah, Christophe Masutti, Anne Rasmussen and Jonathan Simon. The volume based on our opening conference in Strasbourg is ready.
Evaluating and Standardizing Therapeutic Agents, 1890-1950, Edited by: Christoph Gradmann, Jonathan Simon is now available. Order here.
Ways of Regulating: Therapeutic Agents between Plants, Shops, and Consulting Rooms. Eds. Jean Paul Gaudillière and Volker Hess (=Preprint 363). Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin 2008.
A total of eleven (11) grants -- the highest number so far -- were awarded for the 2010-2011 session of the post-graduate and post-doctoral exchange program (PPP) to young researchers working on fields corresponding to the themes of network.
The grants allow eleven distinguished young researchers to circulate amongst the European countries of the DRUGS Research Networking Program. The local working groups of the Program, which host the PPP, will impart working methods, archives and advice to these participants. And upon the completion of their visit, the participants will produce a report hightlighting their travel and research experience.
As members of the RNP, the participants contribute to and enrich the Network as they produce knowledge, take part in scientific events, deliver a formal communication and finally a publication.
Viola Balz´s project is called „Between Social Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology: the establishment of psychiatric epidemiology in Germany, England and France, 1954-1975. In London she will be hosted by the Centre for the History of Science Technology and Medicine at Imperial College, and the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine. She will also be visiting the NHS (Wales) University Health Board in Bangor, and the Centre de Recherche Médecine Sciences Santé et Société (Cermes3) in Villejuif Cedex.
Edison Bicudo Jr. is researching the globalization of clinical trials and particularly recruitment companies in Spain France the UK and Brazil. He will be visiting the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Instiuto de Filosofia in Madrid and the Centre de Recherche Médecine Sciences Santé et Société (Cermes3) in Villejuif Cedex.
Mauro Cappoci´s project is on „the Travelling penicillin. Italy as a „central periphery“ in post-War Europe.“ He will be hosted by the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine in London, the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Instiuto de Filosofia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas in Madrid and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.
Axel Huentelmann´s project is titled „Shifting Experimental Therapy: the Transformation from serum therapy to chemotherapy after 1900 in Germany and Great Britain.“ He will be hosted by the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Manchester, the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine in London, and the University of Oslo´s Institute for General Practice and Community Medicine.
Agata Ignaciuk´s project is titled „The hormonal contraception in Poland and Spain during the dictatorship and the democratic transition (1964-1997): Discourses, debates and practices.“ She will be hosted by the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine in London and the Charité Institut für Geschichte der Medizin in Berlin.
Nils Kessel is researching the discursive and practical uses of drugs in the 20th Century, with emphasis on the examples of France and West Germany from 1950-1990. He will be hosted by the Technische Universität Braunschweig.
Robert Kirk´s project is on the standardization of laboratory animal production, provision, use and welfare in the biomedical sciences throughout the twentieth century. He will be hosted by the University of Oslo`s Institute of General Practice and Community Medicine.
Alexandre Marchant´s project is on „The French and Dutch health policies toward drug abuse at the time of the ‚drug epidemics: a new transnational approach.“ He will be hosted by Utrecht University´s Department of Pharmaco-epidemiology and pharmaceutical sciences.
Arjo Roersch van der Hoogte´s research project is on „E. Merck, Spain and the role of Latin America in the circulation of knowledge and standards on drugs (especially cocaine and quinine) in the first half of the twentieth century.“ He will be visiting the the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Instiuto de Filosofia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas in Madrid. He will also go to Berlin to be hosted by the Charité Institut für Geschichte der Medizin and to visit the Merck Archives.
Alexander von Schwerin is working on the history
of risk policy and the regulation of chemical hazards such as occupational and
environmental toxins. He will be visting three places: 1) The Descartes Centre
at Utrecht University 2) The Wellcome
Trust Centre for the History of Medicine in London and 3) the Centre de Recherche Médecine Sciences
Santé et Société (Cermes3) in Villejuif Cedex.
Magaly Tornay is working on a history of psychoactive substances in Switzerland from 1950 to 1990. She will be hosted by The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine in London, the Centre for Health, Medicine and Socity: Past and Present at Oxford Brookes University and also the Descartes Centre at the University of Utrecht.