New Histories of Medical Technology, Virtual Conference (March 1-April 6)

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March 1, 2021 to April 6, 2021
United States
Subject Fields: 
Health and Health Care, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

Medical technologies have transformed the nature of doctor-patient relationships, definitions of health and disease, and the spaces and rhythms of clinical practice. Moving beyond heroic diagnostic and therapeutic devices, this conference spotlights how ordinary objects—speculums, prosthetics, hearing aids—have shaped medicine’s engagement with technology.


Organized by Jeremy Greene (Johns Hopkins University) and Jaipreet Virdi (University of Delaware), this conference places historians of medicine in conversation with historians of technology to better understand new developments in social and cultural histories of medical technology, bringing new insights from disability, medial, environment, and colonial/postcolonial histories. 


Join us for a series of online panels and gatherings spread across March and early April. This conference is generously sponsored by the Molina Foundation and hosted by the Department of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the Department of History, University of Delaware.


Details about the panels and speakers are in the attached flyer. Please feel free to circulate amongst interested parties. 


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Michael Healey

MD/PhD student, Johns Hopkins Institute for the History of Medicine

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