Wellcome Unit Seminar 25 Feb

Hilary Term 2013 History of Medicine Seminar Series

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine,
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE

This term’s seminars have been convened by Dr Sloan Mahone on the theme of ‘‘Local and Global Perspectives in the History of Medicine’.  Each week we will post a blog on the upcoming seminar with detail of the topic and speaker.

The seminars are on Mondays at 2.15pm
Coffee will be available from 2.00pm

Week 7 – 25 February
Sloan Mahone & Neil Carrier, University of Oxford
Mondo Medicine: On Jungle Doctors and the African Exploitation Film

About the Speaker
Previously a researcher at the Unit, Dr Neil Carrier has been involved in a wide range of research, mostly focused on the anthropology and history of East Africa and its diaspora. He has been working on a project examining the Somali-dominated Nairobi estate of Eastleigh as part of the Oxford Diasporas Programme team, exploring the historical and cultural underpinnings of Eastleigh’s diaspora-driven economy. Recently he has been involved in a number of projects relating to film and photography, in particular his work with Sloan Mahone and David Anderson on the AHRC-funded project ‘Trauma and Personhood in Late Colonial Kenya‘, examining the photographic collection of the late Edward Margetts, head of Mathari Hospital, Nairobi, in the 1950s. Neil has collaborated with the Pitt Rivers Museum on digitising a collection of photographs and negatives donated by Paul Baxter who conducted pioneering fieldwork in northern Kenya in the early 1950s.

Dr Sloan Mahone, organiser of this term’s seminar series, is Deputy Director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine.  She specializes in the history of psychiatry in East Africa with an emphasis on the impact of ideas about the tropics within medicine and the psychological sciences.

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