Socioeconomic Rights in History Leverhulme Network
Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
Workshop Organised by:
Dieter Gosewinkel, Paul-André Rosental, and Claudia Stein
This two-day workshop will explore the history of the rights to health and subsistence from the eighteenth century to today from the perspective of governmentality and biopolitics.
The papers (3-5 pages each) will be submitted by November 1 and will be pre-circulated to all participants. During the workshop, each contributor will summarize his or her reflections in 10-15 minutes, followed by 30-40 minutes of discussion. The papers are in English. Our principal aim is to discover underlying themes and problems in the history of the right to health and subsistence over time.
Thursday, 10 November
9.15 Meet at WZB, Reichspietsufer 50, 10785 Berlin, room: TBA
9.30 Opening comments
Session 1: Legal Preliminaries: Right to Health and Subsistence from a Legal Perspective
9.45 Eberhard Eichenhofer, University of Jena
Right to Health: Some Observations from the German Perspective
Session 2: Traditions and Institutions of Care and Subsistence
10.30 Andrew Mendelsohn, Queen Mary, University of London,
Physicians, the Protectable Worker’s Body, the Minable Earth, and the Naturalization of Sustainable Organized Extractive Capitalism
11.15 Coffee Break
11.30 Hilary Marland/Catharine Cox/Margaret Charleroy, University of Warwick/University College Dublin
presentation of two research projects related to the Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award Project: Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000
Governmentality and Prisoners’ Minds in the late Nineteenth Century: Was there a Prisoners’ ‘Right to Health’?
Understanding Prisoner Rights Through Diet and Health
12.15 Cornelius Torp (FU, Berlin)
Social Justice in Old Age Provision: Germany and the UK since 1945
13.00 lunch WZB