Upcoming Events

  • Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland

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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    • Humanities in Medicine Lecture
    Jonathan M. Metzl, MD, PhD, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry; Director, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University

    Physician and sociologist Jonathan M. Metzl traveled across America’s heartland examining the politics of racial resentment and its impact on public health. His newly published fourth book (March, 2019) is Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland.

  • Global War and Disease: The Making of Modern Bodies

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    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    • Humanities in Medicine Lecture
    Erica Charters, PhD, Associate Professor of the History of Medicine; Director, Oxford Centre for Global History, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, The University of Oxford

     

    Erica Charters, PhD examines how war and disease intersect with state formation and state power, particularly in colonial contexts. Her 2014 monograph Disease, War, and the Imperial State traces how responses to disease shaped military strategy, medical theory...