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Scholars from across disciplines at the Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine are organizing a conference entitled “Critical Conversations on Reproductive Health/Care: Past, Present, and Future,” to take place during the first week of February 2021.

This conference will bring together historians, anthropologists, pregnancy caregivers, artists, activists, and journalists to address key issues in the history of reproduction and the practice of reproductive medicine. We are particularly interested in how reproductions intersect with phenomenon such as, but not limited to: midwifery, parenting, and kinship-making; trauma in obstetric and abortion care; obstetric racism in the past and present; colonialism, migration, and displacement; and incarceration and detention.

To register and for more information, visit https://hopkinsmedicalhumanities.org/reproductive-health-care-past-present-and-future/.

Join us on Friday, January 15th at 2pm, for the fourth iteration of Epidemic//Endemic speaker series, “Policing, Incarceration, and Health,” with Dr. Vesla Weaver and Dr. Carolyn Sufrin.

To register and for more information: https://hopkinsmedicalhumanities.org/events/epidemic-endemic/.

Pandemics are, by definition, global phenomena, but they are lived locally.

In association with a special issue on COVID-19, the Bulletin of the History of Medicine and the Program in Arts, Humanities, & Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have sponsored this exhibition documenting Baltimore’s experiences of the epidemic. The city is home to many fine photographers, and they offer us compelling visions of what lived experience has been like over the past several months. To register, contact Maggie Cogswell at maggiecogswell@jhmi.edu.