Department of History Colloquium
Deirdre Cooper Owens, The Charles and Linda Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine & Director of the Humanities in Medicine Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln / Director, Program in African American History at The Library Company of Philadelphia
Deirdre Cooper Owens hopes to make haptic studies an integral methodological part of both slavery studies and the history of medicine. Although her book Medical Bondage does not deal explicitly with sensory knowledge, Cooper Owens will use the method to better understand the world the slaves made and the doctors paid to treat them. At the heart of her inquiry lies the critical question, when touch is mired in hierarchy and racial politics what can it tell us about the ways people constructed an ethic of being and knowledge about themselves and each other?
Friday, February 14, 2020 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Munroe Hall, 203
John A. Munroe Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19711, USA