Rewriting the past: Decolonising archives of global health
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's (LSHTM's) Archivist and Records Manager Victoria Cranna will be in conversation with Subhadra Das and Arike Oke, discussing the role of archives, including LSHTM’s own archival collection, in critically engaging with the colonial past and present of global health.
In response to LSHTM’s Decolonising Global Health work, the School’s archivists have begun to re-examine LSHTM’s own Archives. What do these contain? What stories did they recount, about LSHTM and global health? Archives can provide information, insight, and inspiration; they can also reflect and reproduce racism, inequality, and imbalances of power. What is the role and value of LSHTM’s Archives, for critical engagement with LSHTM’s colonial past and present?
Join LSHTM’s Archivist and Records Manager Victoria Cranna, in conversation with Subhadra Das, Researcher in Critical Eugenics and formerly Curator of the UCL Science Collections (including the Eugenics Collection), and Arike Oke, Director of the Black Cultural Archives and previously Special Collections Manager at the Wellcome Trust, to tackle these questions concerning LSHTM, its history, and the wider processes of decolonisation.