HOMSEA 7: Program

HOMSEA 7: Vientiane, Laos, 15-17 January 2018

Settha Palace Hotel

Program committee
The program committee for HOMSEA 7 (Retthy Chem, Pascale Hancart-Petitet, Warwick Anderson, Laurence Monnais, Kathryn Sweet, Vanphanom Sychaleun and Hans Pols) with Dr Vanliem Bouaravong and guest speaker Dr Ponemek Dalaloy

Monday January 15, 2018

9.00  – 9.45  Opening Remarks
History of the Lao Health System

His Excellency Dr. Ponemek Dalaloy (Former Minister of Ministry of Health, Lao PDR)
9.45  – 11.00  Session 1. Medicine and Health in Laos: Historical Perspectives
Chair: Pascale Hancart-Petitet (IRD, Lao PDR)
Evolution of Public Health Professionals in Lao PDR
Vanphanom Sychareun (University of Health Sciences, Lao PDR)
The Evolution of Nursing Education in the Lao people’s Democratic Republic
Anousone Sisoulath and Khanitta Nuntaboot (Khon Kaen University, Thailand)
How Lao’s History of Changing Health Regimes can be Mapped by the Rate of Pathogen Discovery and this Measure Used to Estimate Pathogen Diversity
Madeleine Clarkson, Ricardo Aguas, Kathryn Sweet, Michel Strobel and Paul N. Newton (Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital – Wellcome Research Unit LOMWRU, Lao PDR)
11.30  – 12.45  Session 2. Physicians and Innovative Knowledge from the Colonial to the Postcolonial
Chair: Warwick Anderson (University of Sydney, Australia)
Disease Ecology in Cold War Southeast Asia
Michitake Aso (University at Albany SUNY, USA)
Physicians and the Formation of Colonial Knowledge in Mid-Nineteenth Century Netherlands-Indies
Gani Jaelani (Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia)
Alfred Whitmore: An Unsung Hero of Tropical Medicine
David Dance (Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital – Wellcome Research Unit LOMWRU, Lao PDR/ London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK)
2.00 – 3.45   Session 3. Medical Assistance, Partnerships, and Networks in (pre-)Cold War Southeast Asia
Chair: John Harley Warner (Yale University, USA)
Friend, Orphan, Partner
Jenna Grant (University of Washington, USA) and Rethy Chhem (independent scholar, Cambodia)
Indochinese Solidarity: Laos’ Medical Assistance Program to Cambodia in the 1980s
Kathryn Sweet (Independent scholar, Lao PDR)
Between Neutrality and Partiality: The role of Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) and Dutch Red Cross Department of Indonesia (NERKAI) in Java, 1945 – 1949
Risky Eka Saputra (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)
The Spoils of War and Medical Development in Sulawesi, Indonesia from 1944-1950
Jennifer Nourse (University of Richmond, USA)
4.15  – 5.30  Session 4. Veterinary Medicine and Epizootics in Southeast Asia
Chair: Laurence Monnais (Université de Montréal, Canada)
The Pasteur Institute in Nha Trang and the Control of Epizootics, 1900-45
Annick Guénel (Centre Asie du Sud-Est, CNRS-EHESS, France)
Veterinary Medicine in French Indochina: Protecting the Buffalos
William Summers (Yale University, USA)
When Colonial Veterinary Medicine and Filipino Culture Collide: An Analysis of the Veterinary Policies and Education Program in the Philippines during the Early 20th Century
Arleigh Ross Dela Cruz (De La Salle University-Manila, Philippines)
Panel with Ravando, Martina Safitri, Amurwani (“Amur”) Dwi Lestariningsihand Byron Good (chair)

Tuesday January 16, 2018

9.00  – 10.45  Session 5. Dealing with Epidemics and Pandemic Threats
Chair: Francis Gealogo (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines)
Pandemic Localities: Dengue Fever in Pamanoekan, Dutch East Indies
Maurits B. Meerwijk (Hong Kong University, Hong Kong)
Indonesia’s Influenza Pandemic 1918, The Forgotten One
Syefri Luwis (university of Indonesia, Indonesia)
Cows and Cowpox, or the Lack Thereof, and the Problems of Propagating Vaccinia in Early 19th Century Southeast Asia
C. Michele Thompson (Southern Connecticut State University, USA)
Relations of Catastrophe in Indonesia: Engaging a Minister of Health During the H5N1 Influenza Outbreak in Indonesia
Celia Lowe (University of Washington, USA)
11.15  – 12.30  Session 6. Maternal and Child Health
Chair: Vanphanom Sychareun (University of health Sciences, Lao PDR)
Birthing in the Country in the Conception of a Sovereign Nation”: An Assessment of the Maternal and Neonatal Health through the Public Health Programs and Policies in the Philippines during the American Colonial Period, 1902-1941
Alvin Cabalquinto (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines)
Maternal and Child Health in the American Occupied Philippines
Francis Gealogo (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines)
The Historical Perspectives and Development of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Laos
Alongkone Phengsavanh (University of Health Sciences, Lao PDR) and Michael Runge (University of Freiburg, Germany)
2.00  – 3.45  Session 7. Medical Institutions and Laboratories in ‘Indonesia’
Chair: Byron J. Good (Harvard University, USA)
Plantungan: “Lepratorium” for Women Political Prisoners
Amurwani Dwi Lestariningsih (Directorate of History, Directorate General of Culture, Indonesia)
Dokter Lubang Buaya: The Story of a Health Practitioner at Inrehab Camp in the New Order Era
Martina Safitri (Independent scholar, Indonesia)
The History of Pathology Laboratory in Medan, 1906-1942
Budi Agustono, Kiki Maulana, and Junaidi (University of Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia)
From a Small Clinic to a Hospital: The History of Chinese Hospital in Java. Case Study: Dr Oen Hospital (Solo) and Panti Nirmala Hospital (Malang), 1929-Present
Ravando (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)
4.15  – 5.30  Session 8. Madness, Mental Health, and Psychiatry
Chair: Hans Pols (University of Sydney, Australia)
Historiographic Reflections: Vernacular Histories of Mental Health
Nancy Hunt (University of Florida, USA)
Monarchs, Madness and Medicine: The French Colonial State and Vietnamese Emperor Thanh Thai
Robert Aldrich (University of Sydney, Australia)
Resolving the Dilemma of Dr J. A. Slot
David Mitchell (Monash University, Australia)
batik squad
The batik squad basking in the sun. From left to right: Hans Pols, Gani Jaelani, Jennifer Nourse (almost hiding), Ravando, Martina Safitri, Celia Low, Byron Good, Sebastian Nawiyanto, Maurits Meerwijk, Amurwani (“Amur”) Dwi Lestariningsih, Vivek Neelakantan, Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Brad Bolman, Jialin Christina Wu

Wednesday January 17, 2018

9.00 am– 10.15 am Session 9. Malaria(s)
Chair: Por Heong Hong (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
From Kaipaa or Intermittent to Malaria: Changing Concept and Knowledge of Malarial Fever in Siam, 1840s-1940s
Chatichai Muksong (Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand)
Mosquitoes are more Dangerous than Tigers: Fear of Mosquitoes as Death Carrier from Malaria Outbreaks in Thai Society during 1917-1927
Tanong Boonmasu (Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand)
The Problem of Malaria and Its Eradication in the Extreme Salient of Java during the Dutch Colonial Era
Sebastian Nawiyanto (Jember University, Indonesia)
10.45  – 12.30  Session 10. Public Health, Poverty, and Urban Planning
Chair: Kathryn Sweet (Independent scholar, Lao PDR)
Neither Hospital nor Home: Sick Receiving Houses as Societal Response to the Paucity of Care Institution for the Weak and Aged Immigrant Population in Colonial Malaya, 1867-1941
Por Heong Hong (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
Slaughterhouse Reform and Public Health in Nineteenth Century Manila
Ros A. Costelo (University of the Philippines, Philippines/ Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas-Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
“Living in a State of Filth and Indifference to … their Health”: Weather, Public Health and Urban Governance in Colonial Penang
Fiona Williamson (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Philippine Science during the Cold War: Mobilising Applied Medical Knowledge for the Nation, 1950s
Vivek Neelakantan (Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia)
2.00  – 3.45 Session 11. (Re)inventing Cures, Disseminating Commodities
Chair: Rethy Chhem (independent scholar, Cambodia)
Tropical Disease and the Colonial’s Medicine Chest
Nandini Bhattacharya (University of Dundee, UK)
Drugs’ Circulation and Pharmaceutical Values in Cambodia
Laurent Pordié (CNRS-CERMES 3, France)
Penis Inserts and Pubic Plaques in Pre-Colonial Southeast Asia
Raquel Reyes (SOAS-University of London, UK)
Metformin Imaginaries: Transnational Konwledge and Postcolonial Research
Brad Bolman (Harvard University, USA)
4.15  – 5.30  Session 12. The Many Meanings (and Challenges) of Tradition and Modernity in Health
Chair: Michele Thompson (Southern Connecticut State University, USA)
Questioning Boundaries between Medicine and Religion in Myanmar
Celine Coderey (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
‘Traditional’ Medicine in Rural Laos: Continuity and Governmentality
Elizabeth Elliott (University College London, UK)
Modern Bodies and the Challenge of Ancient Maladies: Historicising Mass Hysteria and Singapore’s 1967 Koro Epidemic
Jialin Christina Wu (Université Paris I –Panthéon Sorbonne, France)
5.30  – 6.00  Concluding remarks
Book luanch
Lauching Translating the Body. From left to right: Laurence Monnais, Francis Gealogy, Annick Guenel, John Harley Warner, Hans Pols, Michele Thompson, and Kathryn Sweet
late night escape
Late night escape: Por Heong Hong, Jialin Christina Wu, Gani Jaelani, Ravando, Arleigh Ross Dela Cruz, Francis Gealogo
End of late night escape: Arleigh Ross dela Cruz, Francis Gealogo, Por Heong Hong, Gani Jaelani, Ravando, Syefri Lewis