Cold War Indigeneity in Science and Medicine Workshop PDF
Medical History Library, Yale University, 2015
Organized by Joanna Radin, History of Science and Medicine, History, and Anthropology, Yale, Ned Blackhawk, History, American Studies, and Yale Group on the Study of Native America, Yale, Ricardo Ventura Santos, Fiocruz and National Museum, Rio de Janiero, and Veronika Lipphardt, Max Plank Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.
This two-day workshop will examine the various ways in which indigenous communities have contributed to Cold War knowledge projects, from vaccine research to genomics, from economic theory to structural linguistics and anthropology, and from pharmaceutical testing and development to communication technology. It is a timely effort to bring historians of science and medicine into conversation with indigenous studies scholars. Historians of science and medicine have only begun to attend to indigenous experience and indigenous studies scholars are increasingly recognizing science and medicine as productive domains for the exploration of issues including activism, identity, and sovereignty. Our goal is to identify new, multi-disciplinary conceptual and methodological approaches to the study of indigeneity, which—as a global political movement—has roots in the Cold War.
Schedule of Events
The workshop will open at 9 am on Sept 3 with a plenary session featuring keynote talks from Kim TallBear and Susan Lindee at the Medical Historical Library at 333 Cedar Street.
Dr. Patricia Nez Henderson (MD, MPH), Vice President, Black Hills Center for American Indian Health and 2010 Henry Roe Cloud Alumni Award Recipient will deliver a public lecture on Sept 3 at 4:30 pm in the Medical Historical Library.
The workshop will resume at 9 am on Sept 4 in the Medical History Library
This event is generously sponsored by The Edward J and Dororthy Clark Kempf Fund and the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, the Section for the History of Medicine, The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and the Yale Group for the Study of Native America and Traphagen Alumni Speakers Series, Yale College Office of Student Affairs.
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