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Docteur Albert Schweitzer au Gabon

L’homme, son temps, son principe du respect de la vie

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Published on Monday, June 01, 2015 by Elsa Zotian

Summary

Comment penser Albert Schweitzer sans verser dans le binarisme du « Bon docteur de Lambaréné » et du « Condescendant colonialiste » ? Comment le comprendre au-delà de la métaphore du médecin des pauvres, des éclopés et des damnés de la jungle humaine ? Comment appréhender son principe du respect de la vie que d'aucuns considèrent comme son héritage le plus puissant légué à l'humanité désemparée, pour la refondation de la civilisation de l'universel ?

Announcement

Argument

I have attempted to set up a solid ground to the idea of„ Being Good“. I have embodied it within the Concept of Reverence for Live. My aim is to make people think about life and our relationship with every living being around us“ (Dr. Albert Schweitzer, 1958).

We are delighted to invite you to join us at the French Institute of Libreville in Gabon –the well-named city of freedom and of unending beaches with Coco trees, and white Sand – for a two-day symposium on “Dr. Albert Schweitzer: the man, his time, and his principle of reverence for life”.

While most debates and works on Albert Schweitzer wave between glorification and condemnation of the called “Grand Docteur de Lambarene” and 1952-Nobel Peace Price winner, we assume that understanding Albert Schweitzer deserves going beyond this bipolarity.

At the time of a rekindling interest about Schweitzer and his work, and in addition to new studies on the practice of medicine at Lambarene, we need to look closely and thoroughly at this man of Lambarene, his time, and the foundations and meaning of his principle of reference for life.

Among the sub-themes:

  1. Gabon at the time of Schweitzer: Village, State, and Nation
  2. Albert Schweitzer: the man, the medical doctor, and the myth 
  3. Reverence for life: foundations and past, present, and future meaning

Abstracts submission

Up to 300 words to hines.mabika@img.unibe.ch

before July 12, 2015.

Or: to Hines Mabika – Institute für Medizingeschichte der Universität Bern

Bühlstrasse 26 – CH -3012 Bern, Switzerland

Scientific committee

  • Prof. Hubert STEINKE, Université de Berne, Suisse
  • Prof. Colette DUBOIS, Université de Provence, France
  • Prof. André MOUSSAVOU MOUYAMA, Université des Sciences de la Santé, Gabon
  • Prof. Jane Helge SOLBAKK, Université d’Oslo, Norvège
  • Prof. Marc-Louis ROPIVIA, Université Omar Bongo, Gabon
  • Prof. Wilson NDOMBET, Université Omar Bongo, Gabon
  • Prof. Joseph TONDA, Université Omar Bongo, Gabon
  • Prof. Predrag CICOVACKI, Red-Cross University, Etats-Unis

Organization committee

  • Hines MABIKA, Université de Berne, Suisse
  • Pierre Claver MONGUI, UOB, Gabon
  • Gilchrist NZENGUET-IGUEMBA, UOB, Gabon
  • Clotaire MESSI, UOB, Gabon
  • Steeve RENOMBO, UOB, Gabon
  • Thierry MIDEPE, UOB, Gabon
  • Carine MENGUE, UOB, Gabon

Places

  • Institut français, salle de conférences - Boulevard Triomphal
    Libreville, Gabon

Date(s)

  • Sunday, July 12, 2015

Keywords

  • Schweitzer, Lambaréné, colonialisme, médecine coloniale, santé, éthique, mythe moderne, société

Contact(s)

  • Hines Mabika
    courriel : hines [dot] mabika [at] img [dot] unibe [dot] ch

Information source

  • Hines Mabika Ognandzi
    courriel : hines [dot] mabika [at] img [dot] unibe [dot] ch

To cite this announcement

« Docteur Albert Schweitzer au Gabon », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, June 01, 2015, https://calenda.org/329976

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