Deliveries and maternity wards in Portugal (1889-1943) – the cases of Lisbon, Porto and Coimbra
- Virgínia Rosário Baptista
- Revista de História Regional
- Volume 21, Issue 2
- 364-388 p.
- Language: Portuguese
- DOI: 10.5212/Rev.Hist.Reg.v.21i2.0003
- ISSN: 1414-0055
Paper included in the dossier “Partos, parteiras e maternidade: tecnologias e políticas do corpo“.
The aim of this paper is to discuss deliveries and their social and family contexts in maternity hospitals provided by doctors at a regional level, in three cities of Portugal − Lisbon, Oporto and Coimbra− between 1899 and 1943. We started and finalized the research in the mother’s registration books in two maternity hospitals in Lisbon by the dates specified. The given dates refer to the beginning and end of our research in the mother’s registration books of two Lisbon maternity hospitals. We aim to answer to three main questions: What was the sociopolitical vision existing at the time about women’s work? There were improvements in health care for mothers and newborns? What were the social protections that women achieved when they accessed to maternity hospitals? Following different sources, we conclude that only the poorest working women resorted to public assistance for deliveries in hospitals while few women acceded to social security through mutualism or their employers.
Working women; maternity hospitals; births; deliveries
novembro , 2022
Tipologia do Evento:
Detalhes do Evento
A debate on the cults of national poets and the fall of Westen Canon, with the participation of IHC Visiting Scholar Yuri Slezkine. Scriptures, Classics, and Canons: A Comparative
Detalhes do Evento
A debate on the cults of national poets and the fall of Westen Canon, with the participation of IHC Visiting Scholar Yuri Slezkine.
Scriptures, Classics, and Canons: A Comparative Perspective
Literary canons have been recently submitted to criticism in different Western countries. This tendency can be understood as an attempt to open up space for literary works that have long been ignored. At the same time this process may be related to the so-called decline of Western civilization.
Yuri Slezkine is the “IHC Visiting Scholar 2021” and his current project is a comparative history of sacred texts and their authors, including the Confucian canon, the Sanskrit classics, the Christian, Islamic, and Buddhists scriptures, and the cults of national bards from Homer and Virgil to Shakespeare, Cervantes, Pushkin, and Mickiewicz. In this event he will be joined by historians Diogo Ramada Curto and Luís Trindade, and by literary scholar Manuela Ribeiro Sanches.
16h00 | Opening remarks, by Rita Luís (IHC — NOVA FCSH / IN2PAST)
16h15 | The Cults of National Poets: Pushkin, Camões and Other Virgils
With Yuri Slezkine (UC Berkeley) and Diogo Ramada Curto (IPRI NOVA). Moderation: Nuno Medeiros (CEC — FLUL).
17h30 | The Fall of the Western Canon and the (Yet Another) Decline of Western Civilization
With Yuri Slezkine (UC Berkeley), Manuela Ribeiro Sanches (IHC — NOVA FCSH / IN2PAST) and Luís Trindade (CEIS20 — University of Coimbra). Moderation: Rita Luís (IHC — NOVA FCSH / IN2PAST).
(Terça-feira) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Institute of Contemporary History - NOVA FCSH and University of Évora
Nov 25, 2022
The Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory will be presented in Lisbon.
Nov 24, 2022
Marta Silva was the winner of the prize awarded by the Cultural Council of the University of Minho.
Nov 22, 2022
Historians Yuri Slezkine and Jochen Hellbeck are the first IHC Visiting Scholars, within the framework of our Platform of Advanced Studies.