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Nov. 18, 2004

 

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
International conference: ‘Reframing Infectious Disease’

DATE: Dec. 2-4. 2004. For a full schedule of times and speakers, visit: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/humin/events/conferences/reframing/

EVENT: “Reframing Infectious Disease,” an international conference at which participants will probe the relevance of the humanities to epidemiology, disease models and the global AIDS pandemic.

An assemblage of panelists from the humanities, anthropology, public policy, public health, medicine, law, journalism, AIDS activism, and foundations whose global reach includes Brazil, Canada, Peru, France, South Africa and the United States will participate. They will explore such topics as: “Gender-Based Violence and HIV Infection”; “Biodefense”; “Sexuality and Anxiety”; “Human Rights and HIV/AIDS”; “South Africa as a Case Study”; “The Mosquito”; and “Whose Epidemic Is It?”

Among the highlights are Howard Markel's talk at 5 p.m. Dec. 2 about his recent book, "When Germs Travel: Six Major Epidemics that Have Invaded America since 1900 and the Fears They Unleashed," and Laurie Garrett's keynote address at 4 p.m. on Dec. 4, “Emerging Disease in a World out of Balance.” Garrett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health” and Markel is a pediatrician and historian at the University of Michigan and director of the Center for the History of Medicine.

PLACE: Rackham Building Amphitheatre. University of Michigan, Central Campus map: http://www.umich.edu/news/ccamp.html

SPONSORS: U-M Institute for the Humanities, U-M's Life Sciences, Values & Society Program.

TO REGISTER: Admission is free and open to the public. Registration is optional. See http://www.lsa.umich.edu/humin/events/conferences/reframing/

CONTACT: (734) 936-3518 or humin@umich.edu

WEB LINK:
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/humin/events/conferences/reframing/

RELATED EVENT: Exhibition: “AIDS Art/South Africa,” from the National Gallery of Art, Cape Town, will be on display in the Humanities Institute's Osterman Common Room, 0520 Rackham, 915 E. Washington St., through Dec. 17.

 

Contact: Joanne Nesbit
Phone: (734) 647-4418
E-mail: mjnesbit@umich.edu