The Rare Disease Social Research Center (RDSRC) at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology PAS and the research group of the project An Anthropology of Rare Diseases. A Study of the Baltic Sea Region invite social scientists, researchers in humanities, philosophy, and medical sciences as well as other academics and professionals interested in socio-cultural dimensions of medical issues, to participate in seminars:

“Society and Technologies on Health and Illness”.

The development of biomedical technologies and the medicalization of daily life suggest that an interdisciplinary analysis of social problems related to health, illness, and treatment is of paramount importance. The seminars will allow us to critically discuss these issues. Along with invited lectures, we are open to presentations based on work-in-progress research.

The seminars are coordinated by

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Next seminar

29.10.2020 – Dr Karoliina Snell (Docent, University of Helsinki), Title: TBA

Previous seminars

16.06.2020  – Magdalena Radkowska-Walkowicz (dr hab., University of Warsaw), “Hormon wzrostu i nadziei. Zespół Turnera w perspektywie antropologicznej” [“Hormone of growth and hope. Turner syndrome in an anthropological perspective”]

26.05.2020 – Ewa Głąb-Jabłońska (dr, Institute of Mother and Child, Warsaw), “Choroby rzadkie w badaniach przesiewowych noworodków w Polsce – stan aktualny i perspektywy” [“Rare diseases in the newborn screening panel in Poland – present state and perspectives”]

25.02.2020 – Maria Libura (University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn), “Nierówności w zdrowiu” [“Health inequalities”]