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Instead of meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, the 94th annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine will be connecting online, May 12-16, 2021. Register now.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Department of the History of Medicine’s participation includes talks, papers, and roundtables by both graduate students and faculty:

Thursday, May 13 

8:00-9:00 am, A6 – Women’s Health on Three Continents

Speaker #3. Vincenza Mazzeo, Johns Hopkins University

“A Struggle for Freedom: Medicine, Gender, and Race in Apartheid South Africa”

3:00-4:00 pm, B1 – Care of Populations

Speaker #2. Maya Overby Koretzky, Johns Hopkins University

“State(s) of Emergency: The Rise of Modern Trauma Care at New Orleans Charity Hospital 1880-1930”

Friday, May 14 

8:00-9:00 am, C1 – Asian Medical Modernities 

Chair: Marta Hanson, Johns Hopkins University

7:00-8:00 pm, Dinner Session B1 – Publication and Patient Privacy: A Round-Table on Editorial Practice 

Mary Fissell, Johns Hopkins University

Jeremy Greene, Johns Hopkins University

Saturday, May 15, 2021  

11:00 am-12:00 pm, Flash Talks 1 

Speaker #5. Leigh Alon, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

“10 Years Later: Reconsidering The Rosewood Center and Institutional Care in Maryland”

3:00-4:00 pm, E4 – Selling Health Products 

Speaker #2. Alexander Parry, Johns Hopkins University

“Selling Safety: Domestic Accidents and the Business of Accident Prevention, 1920–1960”

3:00-4:00 pm, E5 – Reproductive Histories in Latin America 

Speaker #1. Elizabeth O’Brien, Johns Hopkins University

“Indigeneity, Surgery, and the Making of Unborn Subjects in Colonial Latin America”

Speaker #3. Alexandre White, Johns Hopkins University

“Apprehending Otherness: The Colonial Encounter, Disease Control and Subject Formation”

The Johns Hopkins Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives and the Institute of the History of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are proud to announce the acquisition of W. Bruce Fye’s collection of personal papers. The collection consists of forty-five boxes, including thousands of letters tracing Fye’s involvement in cardiology, medical history, and medical book collecting. Personal correspondences are complemented by hundreds of documents and pieces of ephemera. Read more about the collection in “Documenting a Tripartite Career Launched at Hopkins.”

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Ahmed Ragab has accepted our offer to join the faculty at Johns Hopkins as Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Medicine, concluding our search for a tenure-track faculty member in the history of premodern medicine.

Ragab will be joining us from Williams College, where he is currently the Richmond Visiting Professor of Science and Technology Studies. He received his MD from Cairo University in 2005 and his PhD from the Ecole Practique des Hautes Etudes in 2010.  As many of you know, Ragab’s research on the history of science, medicine, and culture in the Islamic world includes work on the history of medieval Islamic hospitals, and research on the epistemic authority of medieval Muslim women with a focus on women-reporters of prophetic traditions, and recent work on the history of temporality and disease. He has also worked on sex and gender differentiation in medical thought in the region, on the development of anatomy and dissection, and their relation to religious practices in the Ottoman context and investigates medical thinking and physician-patient encounters in the medieval and early modern context.

Ahmed’s work is shaped by critical race theory, postcolonial and decolonial studies and queer theory. While his work addresses questions of medical cultures in the medieval and early modern Islamic world, he is also interested in the impact of such cultures on contemporary Muslims, especially regarding the place of science and medicine in the US global empire, and in the lived experiences of minorities and diasporic communities in the US and Western Europe.

Ahmed, his partner Soha Bayoumi, and their daughter Carmen are looking forward to getting to know you better once they move to Baltimore this summer—with hopes that we might all get to see each other for in-person classes and colloquia in the Fall.   For now, please join us in welcoming Ahmed to the Department of the History of Medicine and the Program in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology.