Bloomington, Ind.—The Center for the History of Medicine at Indiana University-Bloomington is sponsoring a “Reading Race in Medicine” lecture series during the Spring 2003 semester. Organized by Professors Ellen Dwyer and Ann Carmichael of the Department of History and co-directors of the Center, it features the following presentations:
Todd L. Savitt, Department of Medical Humanities, East Carolina University. “The Hospital Herald: A Black Medical Journal in Turn of the Century Charleston.” Friday, February 14, 3 PM, Ballantine Hall 004.
Keith Wailoo, Department of History, Rutgers University. “The Strange Career of Race and Cancer in the Twentieth Century.” Friday, February 28, 1:30 PM, Ballantine Hall 004.
Joyce Chaplin, Departments of History and American Civilization, Harvard University. “Race and Demography in Early America: Who Counted? Friday, April 11, 1:30 PM, Ballantine Hall 004.
Ellen Dwyer, Department of History and Criminal Justice, Indiana University. “Psychiatry and the African-American Soldier During World War II.” Damon Freeman, Department of History, Indiana University. “The Zoot Personality: Kenneth Clark and the Dilemma of Power.” Friday, April 25, 1:30 PM, Distinguished Alumni Room, Indiana Memorial Union.
“These speakers represent some of the best scholarship in the history of medicine,” said Professor Dwyer. “The IU community is extremely fortunate to have them here.”
The series is co-sponsored by the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, the Department of History, and the IU Office of Academic Support and Diversity. For further information, please visit the IU Center for the History of Medicine website.
Professor Ellen Dwyer
Center for the History of Medicine
Indiana University, Bloomington
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