NLM Announces 2020 History Talks Series!
Posted by Alan Carr on February 6th, 2020
Posted in: Announcements, Outreach, Public Health
NLM 2020 History Talks, NLM History of Medicine Division
The History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine has announced its 2020 NLM History Talks series. All six talks will be live-streamed globally and archived by NIH VideoCasting. The centerpiece of the 2020 series will be When People are Data: How Medical History Matters for Our Digital Age, to be delivered on June 9, by Joanna Radin, PhD, Program in History of Science and Medicine, Yale University, and co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities, as part of the partnership between NLM and NEH to collaborate on research, education, and career initiatives.
The 2020 NLM History Talks will also feature:
- Katrin Schultheiss, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of History, The George Washington University, speaking on The Girl in the Lion Cage: Regulating Hypnotism in Nineteenth Century France. Dr. Schultheiss’s lecture will take place on Thursday, February 27, beginning at 11am PT.
- Ashley Bowen, PhD, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellow, Science History Institute, speaking on Rise, Serve, Lead… And Publish: Including Women Physicians’ Writings in Rise, Serve, Lead: America’s Women Physicians. Dr. Bowen’s talk will take place on Thursday, March 26, beginning at 11am PT.
- Sara Farhan, PhD, 2019 NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellow in the History of Medicine, and Assistant Professor of History, Department of International Studies, American University of Sharjah, offering the 4th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Lecture in the History of Medicine on DeBakey in Baghdad and Beirut: The Internationalization of Surgical Education, 1945-1970. Dr. Farhan’s lecture will take place on Thursday, May 21, beginning at 11am PT.
- Naa Oyo A. Kwate, PhD, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of Human Ecology, Rutgers University, and recipient of a 2018 NLM G13 Award for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health/Publications for Race and the Transformation of the Food Environment: Fast food, African Americans, and the Color Line, 1955-1995. Dr. Kwate will offer the 11th Annual James H. Cassedy Lecture in the History of Medicine, Savages cry easily and are afraid of the dark: What It Means to Talk about Race and African American health. Dr. Kwate’s talk will take place on September 24, beginning at 11am PT.
- Cynthia Connolly, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing, Rosemarie B. Greco Endowed Term Chair in Advocacy, and Associate Director, Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, offering New Drugs, Old Problems: The Sulfonamide Revolution and Children’s Health Care Delivery in the United States, 1933-1949. Dr. Connolly’s talk will take place on Thursday, October 15, beginning at 11am PT.
Interviews with the speakers in this series of talks are published in Circulating Now, the blog of the NLM History of Medicine Division. Explore interviews with past speakers on the blog and stay informed about NLM History Talks on Twitter at #NLMHistTalk.
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