On August 10, 2017, our grad student James Flowers presented at the 9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines, in University of Kiel, Germany.
The Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine is convened annually for the presentation of research by young scholars working on the history of medicine and public health. The meeting was founded in 2002 to foster an intercollegial intellectual community and provide a forum for sharing and critiquing graduate student research.
The Institute for the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University is pleased to host the 15th Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine on October 13-14th in Baltimore.
The Institute of the History of Medicine & the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute present:
Media Medica: Medicine & the Challenge of New Media
The Online Program in the History of Medicine is offering its Survey 3 class, Science & the Practice of Medicine, in Term 1 this Fall (August 28-October 20). For more information about the program, including registration, visit our
Ph.D. candidate Sam Scharff was awarded the Innovations in Medical Education Poster Award by the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP). Sam presented a poster titled "History in the Clinic: Understanding Suicide, Past and Present" at the 2017 ADMSEP meeting in Santa Ana, New Mexico.
Ph.D. candidate Ayah Nuriddin recently published an essay on Nursing Clio, "The Black Politics of Eugenics." In it, Ayah examines the complicated history of early-twentieth-century African Americans who embraced the possibilities of eugenics for racial improvement.
Jeremy Greene will present "The Analog Patient: Towards a Media History of Medicine" at the Science Studies Colloquium Series at the University of Oslo on June 14. Jeremy's talk examines what the history of older technologies, such as the telephone and the television, teach us about the future of digitally medicated medicine. The seminar is open to the public. For more information, visit the event webpage.
Jeremy Greene is presenting "Mapping Global Health" at the University of Oslo on June 12. Jeremy will present findings from an interdisciplinary working group at Hopkins comprised of anthropologists, historians, epidemiologists, geographers and others engaged in studies of global health. The seminar is co-hosted by the Centre for Global Health (CGH) and the Department of Medical History and Medical Anthropology at the University of Oslo.
The March 17 issue of Isis featured an article by Profs Gianna Pomata and Marta Hanson,“Medicinal Formulas and Experiential Knowledge in the Seventeenth-Century Epistemic Exchange between China and Europe.” Isis editors interviewed Gianna and Marta for the journal's Facebook page (posted May 29, 2017). Read the Q & A here: https://www.facebook.com/isis.journal/posts/1294208384019503.
Jeremy Greene will be speaking on "Making Old Drugs New Again: On the Uses of History in Health Policy and Practice" on May 31 at the (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Culture and Health at the University of Exeter. This marks the inaugural event in the Centre's Cultural Contexts of Health seminar series. The event will be live streamed.