Imperial and post-Imperial healthcare before welfare states

Clark, H.-L. and Doyle, B. (2021) Imperial and post-Imperial healthcare before welfare states. European Review of History: Revue europeenne d'histoire, 28(5-6), pp. 617-635. (doi: 10.1080/13507486.2021.1991894)

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The goal of this special issue is to connect work done in colonial and post-colonial history and in European history through a focus on imperial and post-imperial healthcare. To date, imperial and post-imperial histories of healthcare have focused overwhelmingly on developments in European colonial empires. Europe’s land empires, such as those of Central and Eastern Europe consolidated by Austria-Hungary and Prussia, have received comparatively less attention in English-language scholarship. This introduction highlights key debates in imperial and post-imperial histories of healthcare, and brings material and epistemological transformations in health and social welfare across different imperial formations and their successor states into dialogue. The editors also delineate some of the challenges and payoffs of a comparative approach in relation to the articles in this special issue, which encompass experiences in 10 imperial and post-imperial states, ca. 1870 to 1970. Finally, the editors review the articles, identifying a set of connecting themes that offer opportunities for future research making global comparisons.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This article and the workshop that formed the basis for this Special Issue received funding from the University of Huddersfield University Research Fund for the project European Healthcare before Welfare States Ref: URF2015/19. Hannah-Louise Clark gratefully acknowledges support from University of Glasgow [Covid-19 Research Support] and the Royal Society of Edinburgh [Research Re-boot (Covid-19 Impact) Research Grants].
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clark, Dr Hannah-Louise
Authors: Clark, H.-L., and Doyle, B.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Economic and Social History
Journal Name:European Review of History: Revue europeenne d'histoire
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1469-8293
Published Online:26 January 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Author(s).
First Published:First published in European Review of History: Revue europeenne d'histoire 28(5-6):617-635
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