Law, Difference, and Healthcare: A Conference and Workshop

Thu, Jun 6, 2019, 8:30 am to Fri, Jun 7, 2019, 2:30 pm
Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies
Department of History

Making Sense of Structural Racism in Medico-Legal History

Four panels will engage historiograph(ies), spatialit(ies), legalit(ies) and communit(ies), as well as methodolog(ies).

The workshop will remix approaches in the history of medicine and legal history. What does a medico-legal history that accounts for both individual and collective racism in medicine, space, law and its legalities look like? What historiographical interventions are today’s scholarship making? What new methodologies and archives are emerging? Despite extensive work on structural competencies, determinants of health, and the history of medical racism, racialized health disparities persist in the United States and globally. The workshop will consider structural dimensions of health that have long been relegated to the margins of the field.

Registration is now open to the public. Interlocutors and outside observers are welcome. Full details are available on the conference website.