Monica H. Green to speak on November 7, 2016 @ 4:30PM in McGraw Hall, Room 165 . Free and open to the Public.
“Medieval Plague, Modern Ebola, Invisible Africa: Genetics and the Framing of Global Health History”
Monica H. Green is Professor University, where she teaches medieval European history and the history of medicine and global health. She has published extensively on various aspects of medieval medical history and recently edited the volume Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death (2014). She is interested in bringing new work in genetics and bio-archaeology into dialogue with traditional historical work in documentary sources, and is now expanding her work into the field of global health history, which uses the narratives of infectious diseases from leprosy to HIV/AIDS to tell of common threats to health that humans have shared the world over.
This event is co-sponsored by History, Medieval Studies, Anthropology, Africana Studies and Research Center, Space and Technology Studies, DNS Global Health Program, and Becker House.