Past Event

New Histories of Medical Technology

March 1, 2021 - April 6, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Event Description

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. 

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.  

Event Speakers

For list of speakers and panels, please visit the event website

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please visit the event website

Hosted by Johns Hopkins University and the University of Delaware