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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.

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Workshops & Lectures

Colloquia

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. 

FALL 2019


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

Location – SHM, Historical Medical Library, 333 Cedar Street - 4:30pm


November 18, 2019

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

Michael Rodriquez, Northwestern University 

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


December 2, 2019

Paternity: The Elusive Quest for the Father

Nara Milanich, Barnard College 

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


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, University of Southern California

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


February 3, 2020

TBA

Naveeda Kahn, Johns Hopkins University

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


February 17, 2020

TBA

Dan Bouk, Colgate University

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


February 24, 2020

TBA

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

poster rana hogarth yale hshm

September 9, 2019

Elizabeth OBrien
October 7, 2019