Professor Nathaniel Comfort will present at a briefing for Congressional staff and interns, "The Societal Implications of Astrobiology: Research from the Library of Congress," on Friday, October 14. Dr. Comfort is wrapping up his appointment as the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology at The John W. Kluge Center.
Professor Gianna Pomata has started her tenure as a 2016-17 Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg (WiKo) in Berlin. Gianna will spend her year completing her book project, "The Case Narrative in Pre-Modern Medicine: A History Across Cultures," the first comprehensive history of the case history in pre-modern medical cultures.
Department Chair Randall M. Packard's new book, A History of Global Health: Interventions into the Lives of Other Peoples (Johns Hopkins University Press), is out now. The book examines the limits of international health interventions in underdeveloped areas, despite the billions of dollars invested in such interventions.
Randall Packard will be speaking at the University of North Carolina Department of History on Friday, October 7. Dr. Packard's talk will be on the globalization of medical history.
Squashwise, a youth development program providing academic and social support to Baltimore City public school students, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award. Squashwise was cofounded by IHM alum Abby Markoe ('11) in 2007 with the aim of combining academic tutoring with instruction in the sport of squash.
On Tuesday, October 4, Visiting Professor Michael Shiyung Liu will present his research on "Cold War Medicine in East Asia" as part of the East Asian Studies Lecture Series. The talk will be held in Mergenthaler Hall, Rm 266 from 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Kirsten Moore-Sheeley and Alicia Puglionesi ('15) will present at the 2016 Introductory Symposium at the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Philadelphia. Kirsten's talk with be "Nothing but Nets: The History of Insecticide-Treated Nets, 1980-Present," and Alicia will present "The Astonishment of Experience: Americans and Psychical Research, 1885-1935."
Graham Mooney will deliver the keynote lecture, "Fumigation, Disinfection, and the Debris of Living," at the conference, Techniques, Technologies and Materialities of Epidemic Control, at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) on Friday, September 16. For more information about the conference, visit http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26602.
Mark Schiefsky, Harvard University
"Mens sana in corpore sano? Concepts of Health, Ancient and Modern"
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Gilman Hall, Room 50 (Marjorie Fisher Auditorium), Bowman Drive, Homewood campus
Lecture co-sponsored by the Department of Classics and the Department of the History of Medicine
Samuel Scharff, Johns Hopkins University
Looking Through the Mask of Sanity: Psychopathy and Forensic Cultures in the United States, 1941-1976
3:00-4:30 p.m., Institute of the History of Medicine Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library, East Baltimore campus