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Brownbag Lunch Speaker: Hans Pols

October 23, 2018

Dr. Hans Pols of the School of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Sydney, Australia, will present their upcoming book "Nurturing Indonesia: Medicine and Decolonisation in the Dutch East Indies" on Tuesday, October 23rd at 12pm in the Welch Library Building, 3rd Floor Seminar Room. 

For more information about Dr. Pols' upcoming book, find the abstract as well as author's blogs below.

Through their studies, their medical practice, and their participation in the Association of Indonesian Physicians, Indonesian physicians in the Dutch East Indies developed and articulated a strong professional identity. The promises of modern medicine were important elements of this professional identity and motivated these physicians to develop critical perspectives on colonial society. They participated in social and cultural movements as well as political activities. In this paper, I discuss the political views and nationalist activities of several generations of Indonesian physicians. At various times, Indonesian physicians criticised traditional culture, advocated public health measures and increases in funding for health, criticised income disparities between Indonesian and European physicians, defended traditional culture and embraced it as a model for an alternate modernity for Indonesia. During the process of decolonisation, they transformed colonial medicine into a modern approach to maintain health, inspired by examples and connections all over the world.

Title: Nurturing Indonesia: Medicine and Decolonisation in the Dutch East Indies
Who: Dr. Hans Pols
When: Tuesday, October 23rd at 12pm
Where: Welch Library Building, 3rd Floor Seminar Room


Sara Ritchey, Colloquia Speaker

October 25, 2018

Dr. Sara Ritchey of the Univeristy of Tennessee will present their paper entitled "Caring by the Hours: the Psalter as a Source of Gendered Healthcare" as part of the Program for the History of Science, Medicine, & Tecnhnology's Fall 2018 Colloquia Series. Dr. Ritchey's talk will occur on Thrusday, October 25th at 3pm in the 3rd Floor Seminar Room of the Welch Library Building on the East Baltimore campus. 

Title: Caring by the Hours: the Psalter as a Source of Gendered Healthcare
Who: Dr. Sara Ritchey, University of Tennessee
When: October 25, 2018 at 3pm
​Where: 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Welch Library Building at 1900 E. Monument Street, 21205

Speaker: Alondra Nelson, President, Social Science Research Council

October 31, 2018

​In collaboration with the Arrighi Center for Global Studies and the Department of Sociology, we invite you to attend a talk featuring Dr. Alondra Nelson, author of Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination and The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations and Reconciliation After the Genome. Dr. ​Alondra Nelson is president of the Social Science Research Council and professor of sociology at Columbia University with a focus on science, technology, and social inequality. 

Who: Dr. Alondra Nelson
When: October 31st, 12-1:30pm
Where: Mergenthaler 526, Homewood Campus

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