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Events

The History of Medicine sponsors regular events throughout the year, including a biweekly Colloquium, the Holmes Workshop Series, Distinguished Annual Lectures, Beaumont Medical Club Lectures, and Conferences.

If you would like to be added to our events announcements email list, please contact Patricia Brunetto

Workshops & Lectures

Colloquia

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Photo by Patrick Lynch

The Program sponsors a regular biweekly Colloquium during the fall and spring terms. Its aim is to enlarge the engagement of faculty and, especially, students with the diverse approaches and cutting-edge work of both junior and senior scholars from the United States and abroad in the history of science and medicine. The colloquium is well attended and is the site of vigorous discussion following the talks.

All colloquium, workshops and lectures are scheduled for 3:45 P.M. unless stated otherwise. 

Spring 2020

January 27, 2020

Emergent Economies, Emergent Medicine: Emergency Medical Services and the Normalization of Everyday Violence in 1980s Los Angeles

Nic John Ramos, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, Drexel University

Location – SHM, Fulton Room L215, 333 Cedar Street - 3:45pm


February 3, 2020

The Work of 'Loss and Damage within Global Climate Negotiations

Naveeda Kahn, Johns Hopkins University

Location - Sterling Library, Lecture Hall/Memorabilia Room, 120 High Street - 3:45pm 


February 17, 2020

Reading Data as a Liberal Art: Telling Stories in and around the 1940 U.S. Census

Dan Bouk, Colgate University

Location – Sterling Library, Lecture Hall/Memorabilia Room, 120 High Street - 3:45pm


February 24, 2020

Inscribed, Coded, Archived: Digitising Early Modern Medical Casebooks

Lauren Kassell, University of Cambridge

Location – Sterling Library, Lecture Hall/Memorabilia Room, 120 High Street - 3:45pm


March 30, 2020

The Frederick L. Holmes Lecture

The 'LSD Block' and the Therapeutic Alliance: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Psychedelic Medicine in the U.K.

Wendy Kline, PhD, Dema G. Seelye Professor of History, Purdue University

Location – SHM, The Beaumont Room, 2nd Floor, 333 Cedar Street -4:30pm    


April 13, 2020

The Manuelidis Lecture

Defining Disabilities: Agent Orange, Veterans, Children, and the US Government

Leslie Reagan, PhD, Professor of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Location – SHM, The Beaumont Room, 2nd Floor, 333 Cedar Street -4:30pm     


April 20, 2020

TBA

Nasser Zakariya, University of California Berkeley

Location - Sterling Library, Lecture Hall/Memorabilia Room, 120 High Street -3:45pm  



For further information: patricia.brunetto@yale.edu or (203) 785-4338


Past Lectures

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September 9, 2019 

Professional Pursuits and the Making of Race: Medicalizing Blackness in the Atlantic World

Rana Hogarth, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Elizabeth OBrien

October 7, 2019 

From Syringe to Surgery and Back Again: Baptizing the Unborn in the Catholic World, 1770-1875

Elizabeth O'Brien, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute of the History of Medicine, John Hopkins University 



Nancy Tomes Flyer

October 28, 2019 

The John P. McGovern Lecture

The Patient as 'Watch Bird': Historical Perspectives on Patients' Roles in Health Care Quality Reform 

Nancy Tomes, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of History, Stony Brook University 


Michael Rodriquez-Muniz

November 18, 2019

Figures of the Future: Latino Civil Rights and the Quest for Demographic Recognition 

Michael Rodriquez, PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latina/Latino Studies, Northwestern University  

Nara Milanich

December 2, 2019

Paternity: The Elusive Quest for the Father

Nara Milanich, PhD, Professor of History, Barnard College