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Leviathan Workshop in Budapest

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Monday, September 26, 2022, 9:00 am – Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 3:00 pm

Leviathan Workshop in Budapest
September 26–27, 2022



Monday, September 26, 2022

9:00–9:15     Welcome to the Leviathan Group

9:15-11:00    Meetings of Principal Investigators and Researchers

Anelia Kasabova
Volker Hess
Judit Sándor
Ulf Schmidt

Thematic Sessions

Moderator: Judit Sándor

11:10–11:30 Márton Varju
Law and Health Care in State Socialism: A Case for Socialist Selective Legality?


11: 30–11:50 Laura Hottenrott
Socialist Testing grounds: networking drug research in the COMECON states


12:00–13:30 Lunch

Moderator: Ulf Schmidt

13:40–14:00 James Farley
Social Dynamics and Health Propaganda in Post-War Europe


14:00–14:20 Alexa Geisthövel
European numbers. Using international transplantation statistics in the GDR


14:20–14:40 Kate Docking
Advances in Female Autonomy? Women’s Reproductive Rights in Post-War Europe

14:40–15:00 Mila Maeva
“White”/ Medical Migration during the Socialist Period in Bulgaria


15:00–15:20 Georgi Todorov
The Policy towards Homes for Disabled Children in the Eastern Occupation Zone / GDR, USSR and PRB in the First Post-War Decade


15:20–15:40 Coffee Break

Moderator: Anelia Kasabova

15:40-16:00 Kristina Popova
Ergotherapy and/or unpaid work in the closed institutions for children with disabilities in Bulgaria in the 1950-es – 1960-es


16:00-16:20 Slava Savova
Solid Structures, Aqueous Healing: Between Natural Resources and Manmade Technologies: Balneosanatorium Infrastructures in Postwar Bulgaria and the Care for the Working Body

16:20–16:40 Inxhi Brisku
Ageing between Home and Institutions. Comparison of Albania and Italy (1944–1990)

16:40–17:00 Éva Földes
Breaking the Taboo: End-of-Life Decisions in the Post-War Netherlands

17:00–17:20 Tiago Pires
Decolonizing the Languages for Pain: Transcultural Ethnoclinics, Subjective Suffering and the Politics of Madness in Cross-CulturalContexts (1960–1980)

18:30–21:00 Dinner

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

9:00–11:00   PI Meeting
Moderator: Volker Hess

11:10-11:40 Transfer to the Semmelweis Museum (PIs and researchers)
12:00–13:00 Guided tour in English at the Semmelweis Museum

13:00–13:30 Transfer back to CEU

13:30–14:30 Lunch

The event is organized exclusively for the participants of the project.