Call for papers: ‘Tuberculosis: The White Death as a Social Disease’ (Alghero, Italy, 26–28 September 2024)

The workshop is organized by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population Scientific Panel on ‘Epidemics and Contagious Diseases: The Legacy of the Past’, in collaboration with the University of Sassari, Italy. We welcome submissions on any aspect of tuberculosis mortality and/or morbidity patterns during the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century, both within Europe and elsewhere. Papers may specifically explore the relationship between tuberculosis fatality and socioeconomic and/or employment status, as well as occupational exposure and segregation. They can explore the relationship between tuberculosis and certain other diseases and/or epidemics or pandemics, such as the 1918/19 flu pandemic. Papers investigating tuberculosis co-morbidities and seeking to identify spatial patterns among communities in the past are also welcome. From a methodological point of view, the papers can be based on quantitative as well as qualitative methods. In this perspective, studies may also focus on the state interventions to address high tuberculosis mortality.


The workshop will be held in Alghero, Sardinia in September 2024, hosted by the Department of Economic and Business Sciences at the University of Sassari.


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