Past Event

Emergency by Design: Care for the Polis

May 7, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Event Description: 

This panel will explore moving the patient-passenger, focusing on cities, ambulances, and emergency medical care in the later 20th century.

Care for the Polis is an online conference that exists in a multi-temporal and virtual space. The conference is designed to reimagine how medical humanities and public humanities shape, and are shaped by, the city and its diverse publics. In a series of weekly Z-Panels, our invited speakers will discuss the effects of health on the conception of cities and publics—including, in the context of pandemic, the foreclosure of public space and what it means to become an online yet domestic-bound public. Together, we will address emerging concerns such as economic impact and recovery, domesticity and democracy, public care and public reconstruction.

Event Speakers:

  • Graham Mooney, Associate Professor in the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University
  • Rishi Goyal, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Medicine, Literature and Society at Columbia University

Event Information:

Free and open to the public, RSVP required. Link will be sent to registered attendees. Please visit the event webpage for additional information. 

Co-sponsored by the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, and the Center for Science and Society. 

View event recording via the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities website. 

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