NLM Announces 2023 History Talks
January 04, 2023
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the 2023 History Talks. All talks are free, available via live stream globally, and archived by NIH VideoCasting. We invite you to join this year’s History Talks:
- Richard M. Mizelle, Jr, PhD, Associate Professor of History, University of Houston, will offer the 14th annual James H. Cassedy Lecture in the History of Medicine, “The Many Faces of Diabetes: Complications and Debility in Late 20thCentury America.” Dr. Mizelle’s talk will take place via NIH Videocasting at 2pm ET on Thursday, February 2, 2023
- Soha Bayoumi, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Medicine, Science, and the Humanities, Johns Hopkins University, will speak on “COVID Comics: Decentering White Narratives in Graphic Medicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Dr. Bayoumi’s talk will take place via NIH Videocasting at 2pm ET on Thursday, March 30, 2023.
- Wayne Soon, PhD, Associate Professor, Program of the History of Medicine in the Department of Surgery and Program of History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, University of Minnesota, will speak on “Global Medicine in China and Taiwan: A Diasporic History.” Dr. Soon’s talk will take place via NIH Videocasting at 2pm ET on Thursday, May 11, 2023.
- Randall Sell, ScD, Professor, School of Public Health and Department of Community Health and Prevention, Drexel University, will speak on ““We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it”: Struggles and Stories to Be Heard for Today and Tomorrow”. Dr. Sell’s talk will take place via NIH Videocasting at 2pm ET on Thursday, June 8, 2023.
- Kelly S. O’Donnell, PhD, Lecturer, History of Science and Medicine, Yale University, and 2019 NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellow, will offer the 7th annual Michael E. DeBakey Lecture in the History of Medicine, “Mrs. Medicine: Doctors Wives and the Making of Modern American Health Care.” Dr. O’Donnell’s talk will take place via NIH Videocasting at 2pm ET on September 21, 2023.
- Melissa B. Reynolds, PhD, David Bartholomae Postdoctoral Fellow, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, will speak on “Reading Remedy Books: Manuscripts and the Making of a National Medical Tradition.” Dr. Reynolds’ talk will take place via NIH Videocasting at 2pm ET on Thursday, November 2, 2023.
NLM History Talks promote awareness and use of NLM and related historical collections for research, education, and public service in biomedicine, the social sciences, and the humanities. The series also supports the commitment of the NLM to recognize the diversity of its collections—which span ten centuries, encompass a range of digital and physical formats, and originate from nearly every part of the globe—and to foreground the voices of people of color, women, and individuals of a variety of cultural and disciplinary backgrounds who value these collections and use them to advance their research, teaching, and learning.
Explore Circulating Now, the blog of the NLM History of Medicine Division, to find interviews with the speakers in this series and stay informed about NLM History Talks by following #NLMHistTalk on Twitter.
Complete details of all NLM History Talks can be found on the NLM History of Medicine Division website.