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Medical Humanities and Pandemic Urbanisms – Book Panel: Epidemic Empire: Colonialism, Contagion, and Terror 1817-2020

Public Humanities, Explorations in the Medical Humanities

dateApril 20, 2021 timeTuesday, 6:00pm EDT locationVirtual Event
  • Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture
  • Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Columbia Global Centers
  • Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • Center for Science and Society
  • Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics
  • Weatherhead East Asian Institute
  • The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
  • Department of English and Comparative Literature
  • Free and open to the public
  • Registration required. See details.
Medical Humanities and Pandemic Urbanisms over background of yellow city map

Part of the Medical Humanities and Pandemic Urbanisms Series

To mark the launch of the Medical Humanities major at the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, we are hosting an inaugural virtual series, “Medical Humanities and Pandemic Urbanisms,” which will serve as an essential rallying point for Columbia faculty, current students, and alumni of the Medicine, Literature and Society track. Featuring scholars, activists and artists from a range of fields—from epidemiology to science fiction to urban planning—the series will both illustrate the imaginative possibilities of the Medical Humanities, while also grounding its activities in the community-building work of students at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Author Anjuli Raza Kolb (English, University of Toronto), respondent Elizabeth Povinelli (Anthropology, Columbia University), and moderator Stathis Gourgouris (Comparative Literature, Columbia University).

This event celebrates the launch of our new Medical Humanities major. Learn more about the major here.