Past Events

April 9, 2024
12:00 pm / 5:00 pm

Find the Midwife Project Launch

Join us as we use documentary film to connect midwifery's past and today's maternal health crisis. You are invited to join us for project launch events on Tuesday, April 9th across two Baltimore campuses. 12pm - Homewood Campus - Clipper Room, Shriver Hall 3pm - East Baltimore Campus - Room N431, School of Nursing, with reception to follow. The events will be offered in a limited hybrid format via zoom webinar - Click here to join the events! No registration is necessary, just click on the link at the time of the events and you'll be able to join us online. You can submit a question via the Q&A function on the zoom webinar. Your questions will be read aloud for the project team to answer as time allows.   Sponsored by The Johns Hopkins Center for Advanced Media Studies, Department of the History of Medicine, and the Center for Medical Humanities & Social Medicine.
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February 12, 2024
February 12, 2024 to March 23, 2024All working days 9:00 am / 5:00 pm

HIV/AIDS Education & Messaging Exhibits @ the Welch Medical Library

The Welch Medical Library is hosting two complementary exhibitions highlighting the illustrated history of public health messaging as a response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. These exhibitions will be on display in the second floor gallery of the Welch Medical Library building. The building is open form 9-5, M-F. National Library of Medicine Exhibition: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/aids-posters/index.html  AIDS, Posters, and Stories of Public Health: A People’s History of a Pandemic This exhibition explores how AIDS posters serve as highly adaptable, durable, cost effective, efficient tools in sharing public health messaging. Created by communities bonded together by illness and a desire to make change, these posters provide a gateway to AIDS history, illustrating how, in the face of illness, neglect, and, early on, the unknown, people came together to connect, create, and save one another's lives. Today, AIDS posters continue to be valuable resources for the ongoing epidemic. They teach us about community organizing processes and the ways that groups dealing with HIV heal, share fears, and strategize toward wellness together. AIDS, Posters, and Stories of Public Health: A People's History of a Pandemic includes selected AIDS posters from Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture, the 2013 exhibition about the history of HIV/AIDS in the United States. The Exhibition Program By creating exhibitions about the social and cultural history of science and medicine, we encourage visitors of all ages to learn more about themselves and their communities. These exhibitions and supportive resources engage diverse audiences and connect visitors to National Library of Medicine trusted health information resources. Patricia Tuohy Head, Exhibition Program Julie Botnick Exhibition Technical Information Specialist Jiwon Kim Exhibition Educator Carissa Lindmark Traveling Exhibition Assistant Erika Mills Community Outreach Coordinator Jane Markowitz Traveling Exhibition Services Coordinator Tannaz Motevalli Exhibition Coordinator Curation Theodore (Ted) Kerr Guest Curator Writer, Organizer, and Founding Member of What Would an HIV Doula Do? Creative Services Link Studio Website Design & Development HealyKohler Design Exhibition Design Education Contributors Eric W. Boyle, PhD U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC Special Acknowledgements History of Medicine Division Jeffrey Reznick, PhD Chief, History of Medicine Division Kenneth Koyle Deputy Chief Allison Cao Web Program, Pathways Student Lindsay Franz Systems Librarian Elizabeth Mullen Manager of Web Development and Social Media Ginny Roth Manager of Prints and Photographs   Office of Computer and Communications Systems Wei Ma Chief, Applications Branch Winston Churchill Applications Branch Joe Potvin Applications Branch Ying Sun Applications Branch   Public Services Division Jean (Bob) Edouard Collection Access Section  
  Johns Hopkins Medicine Exhibition:  Spreading the Word: HIV/AIDS Education and the People's Health The CDC reported the first cases of AIDS on June 5, 1981. In 1985, scientists confirmed that AIDS was caused by a virus, later named the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. Since the first reported cases of the disease, HIV/AIDS has killed some 40 million worldwide. In response to the pandemic, activists, artists, community-health organizations, public health experts, and healthcare professionals created a variety of visually engaging materials that sought to educate the public about the disease and its prevention. In other instances, HIV/AIDS became the subject of specific pieces of art and popular culture. On display are two complimentary exhibits highlighting examples of these visually engaging materials. The National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit, AIDS Posters and Stories of Public Health: A People’s History of a Pandemic, highlights the cultural output of community workers, activists, and artists who sought to educate the public about HIV/AIDSIn the exhibit Spreading the Word: HIV/AIDS Education and the People’s Health, 1983-2001, visitors will see how different types of print media and images were used in public-health initiatives, AIDS education, art, and popular culture in the United States from 1983 to 2001. These media and images range from public health posters and pamphlets to graphic novels and comic books. Both exhibits encourage us to think about how HIV/AIDS messaging has changed over time and to interrogate how some of the messaging was delivered. The exhibits remind us, too, about the impact HIV/AIDS has had on the lives of people in the U.S. and beyond. The exhibits also stand as another important reminder. Despite the historical material on display, HIV/AIDS is not a thing of the past. Exhibit designed by: Jason M. Chernesky, Terri Hatfield, and Michael Seminara    
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December 7, 2023
Colloquium
3:00 pm

Colloquium Speaker: Matthew Klingle

Dr. Matthew Klingle of Bowdoin College will present ““Wear and Tear”: An Ecology of Diabetes, Stress, and Discrimination,” as part of our Fall 2023 Colloquium presented by the Program in the History of Science, Medicine, & Technology.

Who: Matthew Klingle
When: December 7th, 2023 at 3pm
Where: Hybrid: In person in Welch 303 and via Zoom. For more information and to receive pre-circulated papers, contact Marian Robbins at myrobbins@jhmi.edu.
Title: “Wear and Tear”: An Ecology of Diabetes, Stress, and Discrimination

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November 16, 2023
Colloquium
3:00 pm

Colloquium Speaker: Antoine Johnson

Dr. Antoine Johnson of Johns Hopkins University will present “(Re)Framing AIDS: Black AIDS Activism in the Bay Area,” as part of our Fall 2023 Colloquium presented by the Program in the History of Science, Medicine, & Technology.

Who: Antoine Johnson
When: November 16th, 2023 at 3pm
Where: Hybrid: In person in Welch 303 and via Zoom. For more information and to receive pre-circulated papers, contact Marian Robbins at myrobbins@jhmi.edu.
Title: (Re)Framing AIDS: Black AIDS Activism in the Bay Area

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October 26, 2023
3:00 pm / 4:30 pm

Colloquium Speaker: Aishah Scott

Dr. Aishah Scott of Providence College will present “Trickledown Respectability Politics and HIV/AIDS in Black America,” as part of our Fall 2023 Colloquium presented by the Program in the History of Science, Medicine, & Technology.

Who: Aishah Scott
When: October 26th, 2023 at 3pm
Where: Hybrid: In person in Welch 303 and via Zoom. For more information and to receive pre-circulated papers, contact Marian Robbins at myrobbins@jhmi.edu.
Title: “Trickledown Respectability Politics and HIV/AIDS in Black America”

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October 12, 2023

Colloquium Event: Madagascar Workshop

The 2023 Annual Meeting of the Madagascar Workshop will be hosted by the Johns Hopkins Medicine, Science, and Humanities Major in conjunction with the Center for Medical Humanities & Social Medicine. The event will be held October 12-14th and will be a hybrid event. For more information, visit https://www.madagascarworkshop.com/  On Thursday, October 12th, time TBA, the event will feature a panel entitled "Medicine in Madagascar Between Social Scientific Analysis and Practical Intervention" as part of the Fall 2023 Colloquium presented by the Program in the History of Science, Medicine, & Technology.
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September 28, 2023
Colloquium
3:00 pm / 4:30 pm

Colloquium Speaker: Pablo Gomez

Dr. Pablo Gomez of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will present “Slave Trading and the Imagination of the Quantifiable Body in the Early Modern Atlantic,” as part of our Fall 2023 Colloquium presented by the Program in the History of Science, Medicine, & Technology.

Who: Joseph Vignone
When: September 28th, 2023 at 3pm
Where: Hybrid: In person in Welch 303 and via Zoom. For more information and to receive pre-circulated papers, contact Marian Robbins at myrobbins@jhmi.edu.
Title: “Slave Trading and the Imagination of the Quantifiable Body in the Early Modern Atlantic”

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September 14, 2023
Colloquium
3:00 pm / 4:30 pm

Colloquium Speaker: Joseph Vignone

Dr. Joseph Vignone of Gonzaga University will present “Remembering Bodies: Theories of Mind and Memory in Medieval Islamic Medical Compendia,” as part of our Fall 2023 Colloquium presented by the Program in the History of Science, Medicine, & Technology.

Who: Joseph Vignone
When: September 14th, 2023 at 3pm
Where: Hybrid: In person in Welch 303 and via Zoom. For more information and to receive pre-circulated papers, contact Marian Robbins at myrobbins@jhmi.edu.
Title: “Remembering Bodies: Theories of Mind and Memory in Medieval Islamic Medical Compendia”

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May 16, 2023
4:00 pm

Special Event: Book Talk with Dr. Lisa Haushofer

Drawing on extensive archival research, historian Lisa Haushofer reveals in Wonder Foods that the story of modern food and nutrition was not about innocuous technological advances or superior scientific insights, but rather about the powerful logic of exploitation and economization that undergirded colonial and industrial food projects. In the process, these wonder foods shaped both modern food regimes and how we think about food. Join us for a book talk where Dr. Lisa Haushofer will be discussing her recent book, Wonder Foods: The Science and Commerce of Nutrition, in conversation with Anne Kveim Lie and others. This is the last event of academic year for us, and it is co-sponsored by the Department of History of Medicine, the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine, and the Program in Medicine, Science, & Humanities. Title: Wonder Foods: The Science and Commerce of Nutrition Who: Dr. Lisa Haushofer What: Book Talk When: Tuesday, May 16th at 4pm Where: Bird in Hand Café located at 11 East 33rd Street
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May 4, 2023
Colloquium
3:00 pm / 4:30 pm

Colloquia Speaker: Graham Mooney

Dr. Graham Mooney of Johns Hopkins University will present “How Public Health Makes “Behavior”: Alcohol Programs in Post World War II Baltimore,” as part of our Spring 2023 Colloquium presented by the Program in the History of Science, Medicine, & Technology.

Who: Graham Mooney
When: May 2nd, 2023 at 3pm
Where: Hybrid: In person in Welch 303 and via Zoom. For more information and to receive pre-circulated papers, contact Marian Robbins at myrobbins@jhmi.edu.
Title: How Public Health Makes “Behavior”: Alcohol Programs in Post World War II Baltimore

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