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A new public events series from the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine brings historical perspective to contemporary issues and concerns.

In the public forums, historians and other specialists speak about culturally relevant topics in front of a live audience at Consortium member institutions. Forum subjects range from medical consumerism to public trust in science and technology. Videos of these events are also available at chstm.org.

In podcast episodes, authors of new books in the history of science, technology, and medicine respond to questions from readers with a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise. These conversations illuminate the utility and relevance of the past in light of current events.

Perspectives on Science Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine

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A new public events series from the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine brings historical perspective to contemporary issues and concerns.

In the public forums, historians and other specialists speak about culturally relevant topics in front of a live audience at Consortium member institutions. Forum subjects range from medical consumerism to public trust in science and technology. Videos of these events are also available at chstm.org.

In podcast episodes, authors of new books in the history of science, technology, and medicine respond to questions from readers with a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise. These conversations illuminate the utility and relevance of the past in light of current events.

    Technology Then And Now

    Technology Then And Now

    What is the relationship between technological change and economic development? Do the roots of the 'knowledge economy' lie in sixteenth century Europe? Explore these issues and more beginning with an in-depth look at Johannes Stradanus's Nova Reperta [ca. 1590], an engraved series of prints depicting inventions such as the printing press, gunpowder, and guaiacum, a plant used to treat syphilis. Join our speakers as they go on to discuss the relationship between local and global knowledge, the role of collaboration for invention, and the positive and negative impacts of new technology over the past six centuries.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Kavita Sivaramakrishnan on COVID-19

    Kavita Sivaramakrishnan on COVID-19

    Kavita Sivaramakrishnan reflects on public engagement, political history, and the COVID-19 crisis in India.

    Find this podcast and more in the Consortium's series on COVID-19 at:
    https://www.chstm.org/video/74

    • 28 min
    Mary Augusta Brazelton on COVID-19

    Mary Augusta Brazelton on COVID-19

    Mary Augusta Brazelton talks about the COVID-19 crisis along with the history of public health and modernization in China.

    Find this podcast and more in the Consortium's series on COVID-19 at:
    https://www.chstm.org/video/74

    • 17 min
    Marcos Cueto on COVID-19

    Marcos Cueto on COVID-19

    Marcos Cueto discusses the COVID-19 crisis in Brazil.

    Find this podcast and more in the Consortium's series on COVID-19 at:
    https://www.chstm.org/video/74

    • 11 min
    Amir Afkhami on COVID-19

    Amir Afkhami on COVID-19

    Amir Afkhami discusses the history of epidemic disease in Iran, including the current crisis.

    Find this podcast and more in the Consortium's series on COVID-19 at:
    https://www.chstm.org/video/74

    • 27 min
    Nursing and COVID-19

    Nursing and COVID-19

    Cindy Connolly, Patricia D'Antonio, and Julie Fairman discuss the role of nurses and the nursing profession in the history of pandemics.

    Find this podcast and more in the Consortium's series on COVID-19 at:
    https://www.chstm.org/video/74

    • 28 min

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