HOMSEA 6: Siem Riep, Cambodia, 2016

13 – 15 January 2016, CENTER FOR KHMER STUDIES

Wednesday January 13


9.00 – 9.30 Opening Remarks
9.30 – 10.45
Panel 1. Education and International Health
Moderator: Liesbeth Hesselink, independent scholar (The Netherlands)
Classrooms of Control: Health Education and Intervention in the Primary Public School System in the American Philippines
Pia Guballa, Ateneo de Manila University (The Philippines)
Reverence and Emulation in Medicine: Thanh Moerica of Vietnam and Dr Schweitzer of Lambarene
Hines Mabika, University of Bern (Switzerland)
Global Perspectives on the History of Health Systems in Southeast Asia
John Manton, London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) (UK)
11.15 – 12.30
Panel 2. Narratives of Medical Knowledge and Disease
Moderator: John Harley Warner, Yale University (USA)
Lê Hữu Trác’s Style of Sino-Vietnamese Medicine: A New Reading of the Account of a Travel to the Capital (1783)
Leslie DeVries, University of Westminster (UK)
Medical Doctors and Production of Sexual Knowledge in Thai Sexology Magazine Phetsuksa Lae Pratchaya (1972-1976)
Napak Serirak, Prince of Songkla University (Thailand)
Narratives of a Contagion: Reports on SARS Epidemic in Selected Philippine Newspapers
Aaron Mallari, University of the Philippines Diliman (The Philippines)
2.00 – 3.15
Panel 3. Cities of Disease, Cities of Health
Moderator: Robert Peckham, The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Healing the Community: Medicinal Advertisements in Singapore’s Chinese Newspapers, 1906-1945”
David Kenley, Elizabethtown College (USA)
Rats, Plague, and Empire: Putting Colonial Hanoi in the World Historical Context of the Third Bubonic Plague Pandemic
Michael Vann, California State University, Sacramento (USA)
Diseases, Cities and Power: Leprosy in the Public Health System in Surabaya 1930-1980
Moordiati, Airlangga University (Indonesia)
3.45 – 5.00 Panel 4. Wars and Health
Moderator: Francis A. Gealogo, Ateneo de Manila University (The Philippines)
Health Services in Malaya’s Counter-insurgency, 1948-1960: Rule of Benevolence or Rule by Benevolence?
Por Heong Hong, Independent researcher (Malaysia)
No Nation can Go Forward if Crippled by Disease: Indonesia, Philippines and International Health during the Early Decades of the Cold War, 1946-1965
Vivek Neelakantan, Independent researcher (India)
Public Health and War in Twentieth Century Southeast Asia
Ooi Keat Gin, Universiti Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)
Martina Safitri making a point (while Rushdy Hoesein looks on)

Thursday January 14

9.00 – 10.15
Panel 5. New Histories of Disease: Malaria, Dengue, and Plague
Moderator: Rushdy Hoesein, Fakultas Kedoktoran Universitas Indonesia (Indonesia)
Legacy of the Past, Migration and Malaria: The Case of Vietnam Borderlands with Cambodia
Nguyen Tran Lam, Oxfam (Vietnam) & Annick Guénel, independent scholar (France)
Dengue Fever in Southeast Asia
Maurits Bastiaan Meerwijk, The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Leptospirosis, Pestilence plague, and the Rats gropyokan: Gunungkidul’s Health Issue and collectif memory
Martina Safitry, Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia)
10.45 – 12.30 Panel 6. The Global History Project on Leprosy: The Case of the Philippines
Official delegation of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and the Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation
Moderator: Laurence Monnais, Université de Montréal (Canada)
Early Encounters between the Spanish Empire and Leprosy in the Philippines
Lorelei De Viana, Far Eastern University (The Philippines)
Landscapes of Isolation and Segregation: Selected Leprosaria in Luzon and the Visayas
Florina Orillos-Juan, De La Salle University (The Philippines)
Leprosy and International Public Health in the Philippines, 1900-1930s
Mercedes G. Planta, University of the Philippines Diliman (The Philippines)
Identity and Stigma: The Life Stories of Afflicted Men in Culion Philippines
Carmen C. Jimenez, University of the Philippines Diliman (The Philippines)
2.00 -3.15 Panel 7. Reinventing Medicines I: Healing, Faith, and Energy
Moderator: C. Michele Thompson, Southern Connecticut State University (USA)
Folk Medicine: The Culture of Herbal Healing and Botanical Knowledge in Cambodia
Huyn Sook Kim, Wheaton College (USA) & Pagna Donlevy, The Bement School (USA)
Hygiene Work Based on Islam in the Dutch East Indies around 1930
Liesbeth Hesselink, Independent scholar (The Netherlands)
Energy Medicine in Indonesia: Colonial and Contemporary Influences
Jennifer Nourse, University of Richmond (USA)
3.45-5.00 Panel 8. Reinventing Medicines II: Herbs and Tonics
Moderator: Rethy K. Chhem Cambodia Development Resources Institute (CDRI) (Cambodia)
History of Indonesian Herbal Medicine and Promising Potential of the Future
Husnia Thamrin Akib, University of Indonesia (Indonesia)
Indigenous Medicine Natural Tonics in Indonesia: History of Orang Rimba Medication
Tri Astuti, independent researcher (Indonesia)
Flower Extract and Golden Ash for HIV patients in Myanmar: Anthropological Study of HIV Treating Healers at the Margins of the Formal Health System
Céline Coderey, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Lunch. From left to right: Vivek Neelakantan, Hans Pols, Liesbeth Hesselink, Moordiati, Jennifer Nourse, Tri Astuti, Husnia Thamrin Akib, Martina Safitri, Kathryn Sweet

Friday January 15

9.00 -10.15 Panel 9. (Clinical) Trials, Experiments, and Evidence
Moderator: Kathryn Sweet, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Elephants and Anthrax: Burma’s Forests, Imperial Networks and the Global History of a Vaccine
Jonathan Saha, University of Leeds (UK)
Sex, Family, and Marriage in the Hansenite Community: Culion Social History in the American Occupied Philippines
Francis Gealogo, Ateneo de Manila University (The Philippines)
The First Large-scale Trial of the Oral Polio Prevention Vaccine: Singapore, 1958
William Summers, Yale University (USA)
10.45 – 12.00 Panel 10. Mental Health, Remembering, and Trauma
Moderator: Hans Pols, University of Sydney (Australia)
Diet, Diversion, and Diligent Occupation: Comparing Treatments for Mental Illnesses in Burma and Cambodia, 1880-1940
Trude Jacobson, Northern Illinois University (USA)
Agent Orange, as Remembered in Vietnam’s Museums and International Film
Leslie J. Reagan, University of Illinois (USA)
Historical Trauma, Re-Traumatization, and Land Conflicts in Phnom Penh
Colleen McGinn, independent consultant (Cambodia)
1.30 – 2.45 Panel 11. Imperial Circuits of Knowledge
Moderator: Krisna Uk, Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) (Cambodia)
The Tran Dynasty, Tue Tinh and Buddhist Health Care in 14th Century Vietnam
C. Michele Thompson, Southern Connecticut State University (USA)
Nurse Khamphanh and his Dead Horse: Early 20th Century French Colonial Medicine in Xieng Khouang, Laos
Kathryn Sweet, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Chaulmoogra Circuits: (De)centralizing Paris in the Making of Leprosy Therapies from/for Indochina and French West Africa
Noemi Tousignant & Laurence Monnais, Université de Montréal (Canada)
2.45 – 3.15 Futures I. The Future of the History of Medicine in Southeast Asia
Post Colonial Pathologies: The Past, Present and Future of Philippines Medical History
Warwick Anderson, University of Sydney (Australia)
3.45 – 5.30 Futures II. The Future of the History of Medicine in Southeast Asia and of HOMSEA
Roundtable with Warwick Anderson, Rethy Chhem, Laurence Monnais, Robert Peckham, Ma. Mercedes G. Planta, Hans Pols, John H. Warner, and others
shadow puppets
Shadow puppet performance (photo John Manton)

Saturday January 16