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Cultures of hygiene/Creole science: a two-day symposium

This two-day meeting will be held at CHSTM on 3-4 September 2009. There is no fee for attendance. Coffee and tea will be provided, but attendees will have to find their own lunch (there is a cafeteria in the Simon Building).

If you plan to attend, please contact the organisers: Michael Worboys, Paulo Drinot and Laurence Brown.

Thursday 3 September: Cultures of hygiene

9:00 – 9:30 Registration

9.30‐10.00 Welcome and logistics

10.00‐11.30 Session 1

Kim Clark, University of Western Ontario, Cultures of Plague Eradication in Ecuador
Margaret Jones, University of Oxford, “Plain Teaching and Gentle Ridicule”: Rockefeller Public Health Education in Jamaica, 1919‐1938

11.30‐12.00 Coffee and Break

12.00‐13.30 Session 2

Diego Armus, Swarthmore College, Medical Discourses, Seduction, and Feminine Corsets in the History of TB: Buenos Aires 1870‐1950
Paulo Drinot, University of Manchester, Taming Venus: VD Policy and State Formation in Peru

13.30‐15.00 Lunch

15.00‐4.30 Session 3

Steven Palmer, University of Windsor, Political and Economic Models of Bacteriological Enterprise in Late Colonial Havana
Gilberto Hochman, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Salting Brazil: Diet, Malaria and Endemic Goitre, 1940s‐1950s

16.00‐16.30 Discussion

Thursday 4 September: Creole sciences

10.00‐11.30 Session 1

Maria Carranza, INCIENSA/University of Costa Rica, Seductive Laparoscope: An Account of The Way This New Medical Technology Helped Propagate Sterilization in Costa Rica

Laurence Brown, University of Manchester, Regional Networks and Creole Politics in Campaigns against Yellow Fever in Martinique and Barbados, 1880‐1926.

11.30‐12.00 Coffee and Break

12.00‐13.30 Session 2

Tara Inniss, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, The Ritual Space Of Healing In The Caribbean Herbal Pharmacopeia

Gabriela Soto Laveaga, University of California, Santa Barbara, Knowledge Exchange in Southern Mexico: Ecologists, Mexican Peasants, and the Global Need for Steroids

13.30‐15.00 Lunch

15.00‐16.30 Session 3

Juanita de Barros, McMaster University, Finding the “Caribbean” in Colonial Health Policies: Infant Welfare Work in Jamaica, Barbados, and British Guiana

Yolanda Eraso, Oxford Brookes University, Between Experimental and Clinical Medicine: Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer in Argentina, c1930‐1960

16.30‐17.00 Diana Paton, University of Newcastle, Concluding comments

This conference has received support from:

  • School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester
  • Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Manchester
  • Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester
  • Latin American Studies Association/Ford Foundation
  • The Wellcome Trust
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