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“Can the Lab-Rats Speak?”: Speculations on the Constitution of the Experimental Subject.

April 19, 2013 12:49 am Published by Comments Off on “Can the Lab-Rats Speak?”: Speculations on the Constitution of the Experimental Subject.

Our next Culpeper Seminar Series talk will be on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Laurel Heights in Conference Room 474 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. Kaushik Sunder Rajan, PhD, Associate Professor of Anthropology & of Social Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, will give a paper titled “Can the lab rat speak? Speculations on the constitution of the experimental subject... View Article


April 9th: UPB Berkeley to host Vincanne Adams for a discussion of her new book

April 6, 2013 1:57 pm Published by Comments Off on April 9th: UPB Berkeley to host Vincanne Adams for a discussion of her new book

Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith is an ethnographic account of long-term recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans published with University Press Books. It is also a sobering exploration of the privatization of vital social services under market-driven governance. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, public agencies subcontracted disaster relief to private companies that turned the humanitarian work of recovery into... View Article


The Image of Modern Medicine: Professional Identity, Aesthetic Belonging, and the American Physician, 1880-1950

April 5, 2013 8:57 am Published by Comments Off on The Image of Modern Medicine: Professional Identity, Aesthetic Belonging, and the American Physician, 1880-1950

We are glad to announce our guest speaker at the Culpeper Seminar Series next Wednesday, April 10: John Harley Warner, PhD, Avalon Professor of the History of Medicine at Yale University. Professor Warner received his Ph.D. in 1984 from Harvard University (History of Science), and from 1984-1986 was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine... View Article


CFP: Gender, Sexuality, and the Body. Interdisciplinary Conference at Pacific University

March 22, 2013 7:27 am Published by Comments Off on CFP: Gender, Sexuality, and the Body. Interdisciplinary Conference at Pacific University

Pacific University‘s Center for Gender Equity and Gender and Sexuality Studies Program invite submissions for its 2nd interdisciplinary conference for untenured faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates of all disciplines. The relationships among gender, sexuality and the body will be this year’s theme. Keynote speaker will be Natalie Boero, the author of the recently acclaimed book Killer Fat, will discuss... View Article


Mapping the plague in San Francisco’s Chinatown

March 15, 2013 12:10 am Published by Comments Off on Mapping the plague in San Francisco’s Chinatown

Guest post by Professor Guenter B. Risse, originally published here at the JHU Press Blog. Maps and statistical charts are essential aids for demonstrating the location and frequency of epidemic disease around the world. Spotting the presence of diseases has a long tradition, stretching back at least to the seventeenth century. In fact, during a plague outbreak in Naples and... View Article


The Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith: New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina

March 13, 2013 11:59 pm Published by Comments Off on The Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith: New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina

We are pleased to announce the publication of Vincanne Adams‘ new book, titled “The Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith: New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina” (Duke University Press). An ethnographic account of long-term recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans, the book provides a sobering look at the fallout from the privatization of vital social services under neoliberal, or market-driven,... View Article


The ‘Lancet’ for expanding the scope of women’s health beyond reproduction

March 8, 2013 2:37 pm Published by Comments Off on The ‘Lancet’ for expanding the scope of women’s health beyond reproduction

On the occasion of today’s International Women’s Day, the Lancet has published an editorial to remember the still persisting inequalities in health between genders.Even though great strides have certainly been made in the sphere of reproductive and sexual health (among other initiatives the Lancet recalls the Millennium Development Goals, Every Woman, Every Child, Safe Motherhood Initiatives, The Pink Ribbon campaign,... View Article


The Development of Brucellosis Eradication Policy in 20th Century United States

March 5, 2013 11:59 pm Published by Comments Off on The Development of Brucellosis Eradication Policy in 20th Century United States

The next DAHSM History of Health Sciences Dissertation Seminar will take place on Wednesday, March 13th, from 3:30 – 5:00 pm in Conference Room 474. Rebecca Kaplan, PhD Candidate, UCSF History of Health Sciences Program, will give a talk on her PhD research titled: “ ‘The Cattle All Have Brucellosis, We’ll Get Through Somehow’: The Development of Brucellosis Eradication Policy... View Article


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