EIHS Workshop: "Science, State, and the Child in Early 20th-Century Russia and China"


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  • Host Department: Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies (EIHS)
  • Date: 04/17/2015
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

  • Location: 1014 Tisch Hall

  • Description:

    In the early 20th century, the institutional forms and techniques of medical and psychological sciences developed in particular contexts shaped by state organs and other political actors.  In Russia and China, acute concerns over the status and health of the nation, focused  on the prospects of children and mothers, combined with transnational influences to grant medicine, experimental psychology, and child sciences  specific social and gendered meanings.

    Panel discussion featuring:

    • Kai Mishuris (Ph.D. Candidate, History, University of Michigan)
    • Joshua Hubbard (Ph.D. Candidate, History and Women's Studies, University of Michigan)
    • Ishita Pande (Associate Professor, History, Queen's University)
    • Johanna Folland (commentator; Ph.D. Candidate, History, University of Michigan)
    • Farina Mir (panel chair; Associate Professor, History; Director, Center for South Asian Studies, University of Michigan)

    Lunch provided. Free and open to the public.

    This program is part of the Friday Series of the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. It is made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.

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