NYU Shanghai Workshops and Panel - Global Histories of Medicine

Global Histories of Medicine
Julie Livingston, Jeremy A. Greene, Cornelius Borck, Richard Keller, Nancy Chen, Rob Kirk and Rhodri Hayward
Date & Time
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 09:30 to 18:30
Room 1429 and Room 1505, 1555 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time: 9:30 - 12:00
Room 1429
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time: 9:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 17:00
Room 1429
WORKSHOP RSVP - NYU Shanghai Community Only, Space is Limited
Friday, February 24, 2017
16:30 - 18:30
Room 1505
NYU Shanghai is hosting the Global Histories of Medicine Workshop from February 22 - 24, 2017. On February 24, the workshop includes a panel discussion with seven leading scholars in the history and social study of medicine. These scholars represent a broad range of disciplinary expertise -- history of neurology and neuroscience, food culture and health, global 
cancer research, the impact of pharmaceutics on society, epidemics, medical ethics, the history of animal experimentation. The panel discussion will explore the social and political impact of global health and medicine today.
Associate Professor Todd Meyers will introduce the guest speakers and moderate the panel discussion. 
The workshops and panel are co-sponsored by Center for Society, Health, and Medicine at NYU Shanghai, a NYU Provost's Global Research Initiatives Program.
Julie Livingston, Ph.D., is Professor of History, Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University.  She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (also known as a “MacArthur Genius Award”), William H Welch Medal (American Association for the History of Medicine), Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing, Wellcome Medal for Anthropology (Royal Anthropological Association), Cultural Horizons Prize Honorable Mention (Society for Cultural Anthropology), and Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. Her books include Debility and the Moral Imagination in Botswana (2005) and Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic (2012) See MacArthur Fellow Profile
Jeremy A. Greene, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine, Elizabeth Treide and A. McGehee Harvey Chair in the History of Medicine, at the Johns Hopkins University.  His most recent book is Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine, which has received wide media attention.
Cornelius Borck, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of the History, Theory and Ethics of Medicine and Science, and Director of the Institute for the History of Science and Medicine, at the University of Lübeck.
Richard Keller, Ph.D., is Professor of Medical History and Bioethics, Associate Dean of International Studies, Faculty Director of UW–Madison’s International Studies and of Global Studies, a federally funded National Resource Center in the International Institute, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He is also a member of the Institut de Recherche sur les Enjeux Sociaux, a research institute at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.  Professor Keller is the author of Fatal Isolation: The Devastating Paris Heat Wave of 2003 (University of Chicago Press, 2015), Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa (University of Chicago Press, 2007) and Enregistrer les morts, identifier les surmortalités: Une comparaison Angleterre, Etats-Unis et France (Presses de l’Ecole des hautes études en santé publique, 2010, with Carine Vassy and Robert Dingwall), and is co-editor ofUnconscious Dominions: Psychoanalysis, Colonial Trauma, and Global Sovereignties (Duke University Press, 2011, with Warwick Anderson and Deborah Jenson).
Nancy Chen, Ph.D., is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Blum Center at University of California Santa Cruz.  Her current research focuses on genetically engineered foods and nutriceuticals to explore new boundaries of taste, consumption, and health. She is especially fascinated with rice as an object of transformative technologies and as an enduring marker of prosperity in much of the world. She addresses this research in her co-edited volume Asian Biotech: Ethics and Communities of Fate (Duke 2010), which examines formations of biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries across Asia. Nancy regularly teaches on the anthropology of food and shifting formations of food and medicine based on research for Food, Medicine, and the Quest for Good Health (Columbia 2009). Ethnographic research in multisited contexts, visual anthropology, and urban theory inform her field research and teaching.   She is also co-editor of China Urban: Ethnographies of Contemporary Culture (Duke 2001) and Bodies in the Making: Transgression and Transformation (2005). 
Rob Kirk, Ph.D., is Lecturer at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester. His forthcoming book is Reliable Animals, Responsible Scientists: Animal Experiment, Animal Welfare and the Transnational Development of the Biomedical Sciences.
Rhodri Hayward, Ph.D., is Senior Lecturer in the History of Medicine, Director of Graduate Studies at Queen Mary University of London, and founder member of the Centre for the History of the Emotions.
Location & Details

To our visitors

  • RSVP may be required for this event.  Please check event details
  • Visitors will need to present a photo ID at the entrance
  • There is no public parking on campus
  • Entrance only through the South Lobby (1555 Century Avenue) 
  • Taxi card


Metro: Century Avenue Station, Metro Lines 2/4/6/9 Exit 6 in location B

Bus: Century Avenue at Pudian Road, Bus Lines 169/987