Histories of sickness and care

Close, R. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation


In order to understand the current pandemic, it is necessary to fully understand how other health crises have been described historically, how societies operate in these situations and who has been most affected and why. That is why, on June 18, 2020, and within the framework of "Urgent Reflections Cycle. Conversations around (dis) confinament", we invited Diego Falconi, lawyer and professor of literature, and Rebecca Close, artist, researcher and poet to discuss (counter) narratives related to historical disease and care in various contexts. The activity 'Histories of sickness and care' consisted of reflections not only from a medical or bioethical perspective, but also from new media, law, politics, philosophy and art practice.
Period18 Jun 2020


  • queer theory
  • tropical disease
  • history of science
  • Feminist STS
  • disease
  • care