Northwestern University

Mon 12:15 PM

Mark Harrison | Incubator Seminar Launch

When: Monday, November 7, 2016
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM  

Where: Harris Hall, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Natasha Dennison   13525

Group: Global Medical Cultures and Law (Buffett Institute)

Science in Human Culture Program

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


The Medical Cultures and Law group, sponsored by the Buffett Institute and SHC, is launching it's first Incubator Seminar with Professor Mark Harrison, director of Oxford University's Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, at lunchtime, 12:15 to 2:00 pm in Harris Hall 108.

These seminars are designed to assess the "state of the field" in various areas and explore possible new opportunities for research. In this case, we'll consider global histories of medicine and questions about how, if at all, research on the law might change existing narratives and analyses.

Mark Harrison's 2015 review essay, "A Global Perspective: Reframing the History of Health, Medicine, and Disease," will be used as a point of departure for the conversation, though if you'd like to attend and don't have time to read the essay please do join us anyway.

Mark began his career studying the history of the British Empire and medicine in South Asia. After publishing two books on medical subjects in India, he went on to write general surveys on contagion and disease, the First and Second World Wars, commerce and medicine, and a co-authored book on smallpox control in India. As director of the Wellcome Unit, he's also helped to shape research trends in the UK and beyond relating to medicine and "global cities," hospitals in the Global South, eradication campaigns, malaria in Asia, and the Victorian Navy.

Lunch will be provided. Faculty and Graduate Students welcome.

Harrison will also be giving an SHC Klopsteg lecture on "Medicine and Commodity Culture in British India," at 4:00 pm in University Hall 201. A light reception will follow.



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