WiSE/CSHHH Seminar

The WiSE Centre for Economic Justice and the Centre for the Social History of Health & Healthcare are pleased to jointly host Professor Rima Apple and Professor Michael Apple, both from University of Wisconsin, Madison, on Thursday 5 September 2019 at 5pm in Room W119 Hamish Wood Building.

“The Continuing Struggle for Equality: Interdisciplinary Perspectives” seminar will explore how social actors use historical and contemporary policies and practices to confront the complex and at times contradictory realities of their lives. Examples will include the individual and community responses of work-class women to public health initiatives in the 20th century and the more current mobilizations of poor and oppressed communities as they interrupt educational inequalities in Brazil and the United States.


Rima D. Apple, “Acceptance and resistance: Historical analysis of maternal and child health programmes on the ground”

Michael W. Apple, “Thin vs. thick democracy: Activists creating powerful policies in education”

Speaker Bios:

Michael W. Apple is the John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has worked with educational systems, governments, universities, unions, and activist and dissident groups throughout the world to democratize educational research, policy, and practice. Professor Apple has written extensively on the politics of educational reform and on education for social justice. Among his most recent books are: Can Education Change Society? and The Struggle for Democracy in Education. Professor Apple has been selected as one of the fifty most important educational scholars in the 20th Century. His books Ideology and Curriculum and Official Knowledge were also selected as two of the most significant books on education in the 20th Century.

Rima D. Apple, Ph.D., is Vilas Life Cycle Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. She has published extensively in women’s history, the history of medicine and nursing, and the history of nutrition. Among her eight books are Perfect Motherhood: Science and Childrearing in America (2006). In 2011 she received the Mary Adelaide Nutting Award for Exemplary Historical Research and Writing from the American Association for the History of Nursing and in 2018 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of the History of Medicine.

Please register here to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wisecshhh-joint-seminar-tickets-68765797351

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