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Centre for History in Public Health and Medical Anthropology Seminar Series - Spring 2023

For the Spring term 2023, we are excited to launch a co-hosted series of seminars between The Centre for History in Public Health and the Medical Anthropology Seminar Series. This is an opportunity to hear world-leading invited speakers on topics including human genome editing, Hepatitis B vaccination, cancer geographies, paid home care, food and nutrition and the making of evidence. These topics will be approached from a primarily historical and/or medical anthropology perspective, enabling participants to encounter new ways of understanding these issues in public health around the globe. The seminars will be of broad interest to those working in public health, including those from humanities and social sciences backgrounds. Seminars will be delivered in person, with a zoom option, and we encourage you to come along and engage with the speakers and your colleagues at this exciting series of events.
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31.1.23

16:00-17:15

Redesigning Life with Shenzhen Speed: CRISPR-Cas9 and Possible Futures of Reproductive Medicine

Dr Eben Kirksey, University of Oxford

Rose Room, Keppel Street Building

Zoom and Further Info: Here

7.2.23

16:00-17:15

Cheap Survival and a Too-Expensive Vaccine: Racial Valuation and Hepatitis B in Africa, 1980s-1990s

Dr Noemi Tousignant, UCL​

Room: LG7, Keppel Street Building

Zoom and Further Info: Here

21.2.23

16:00-17:15

Cartographic Infrastructures: Geographical Pathology, Tumour Safaris and Colonial Networks in British East Africa

Dr David Reubi and Dr Thandeka Cochrane, KCL

Room: Manson Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street Building

Zoom and Further Info: Here

28.2.23

16:00-17:15

Co-producing Care Knowledges

Dr Kerry Harman, Birkbeck, with Caroline Weimar and Dominique Davies

Room:  John Snow Lecture Theatre A, Keppel Street Building

Zoom and Further Info: Here

7.3.23

16:00-17:15

A Colonial Metabolism: Food, Nutrition and Extraction in Malawi

Prof. Megan Vaughan UCL

Room: Jerry Morris A, Tavistock Place

Zoom and Further Info: Here

22.3.23

16:00-17:15

The art of the data-driven expose: Archie Cochrane, Thomas McKeown and mid-20th century medical scepticism

Dr Caitjan Gainty, KCL

Room: G05, Keppel Street Building

Zoom and Further Info: Here

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