Please note that the next Culpeper Seminar Series will be on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm at Laurel Heights campus in Conference Room 474.
Susan Jones, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor, Program in the History of Science, Technology, Medicine, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. Susan will present a paper titled: “How Anthrax Became a Biological Weapon: Two Historical Factors”.
Susan’s research interests focus on the changing scientific understanding of disease over time in conjunction with the historical context in which scientists worked; the structure and practice within the biomedical sciences and professions; and scientists’ influences on human-animal interactions. Susan is currently working on two book-length projects that investigate the modern histories of bovine tuberculosis and anthrax in a transnational context. These projects are part of Susan’s overall program of exploring the historical ecology of zoonotic diseases. In addition, Susan is a participant in the University’s Consortium on Law and Values in Health, the Environment, and the Life Sciences and a member of the National Center for the Study of Terrorism and the Response to Terrorism.
All are welcome to attend the seminar (January 9th, 2013 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm at Laurel Heights campus in Conference Room 474) and there is no need to register.
In the meantime, Happy Holidays to you all!