Events

Past Event

Toxic Bodies in Place: Care for the Polis

June 11, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Online

Event Description: 

This panel explores French nuclear toxicity in the Sahara and HIV and AIDS among peri-urban citizens of Malawi. 

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:

  • Samia Henni, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Cornell University
  • Chisomo Kalinga, Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Fellow in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh

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. 

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