From 21 June 2018 09:30 to 22 June 2018 16:00

Medicine, Science, and New Regimes of Accountability: Governance in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century

This workshop explores the changing governance of medicine and the biomedical sciences in the second half of the twentieth century. In this period, the professional role of physicians and scientists in developed nations changed radically. Whereas up until the 1950s they had enjoyed a high degree of autonomy in deciding what type of interventions were permitted in their research and practice, they were increasingly called upon in the years thereafter to justify their conduct in formally arranged settings.

The workshop intends to take stock of research into postwar governance of medicine and the biomedical sciences and to bring together a community of people who are keen on reflecting on the goals and limits of medicine and science and their position in late modern societies.

Start date and time
21 June 2018 09:30
End date and time
22 June 2018 16:00