Viral Networks – Upcoming NLM History of Medicine Lecture

You are cordially invited to the next NLM History of Medicine lecture, to be held on Monday, January 29, from 11am until Noon in the NIH Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, Balcony B Auditorium. To insure adequate space, we ask people who plan to attend to RSVP here:

Theresa MacPhail, PhD, Assistant Professor Science and Technology Studies at the Stevens Institute of Technology, and author of The Viral Network: A Pathography of the H1N1 Influenza Pandemic (Cornell University Press, 2014), will speak on “The Evolution of Viral Networks: H1N1, Ebola, and Zika.”

Dr. MacPhail will address the culture of public health, the production of scientific knowledge, networks of expertise, information sharing, and everyday experiences of epidemiologists, microbiologists, biomedical scientists, and medical practitioners. Her lecture is part of the NLM’s 2018 History of Medicine Lecture series, and the keynote address of Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History, which will bring together scholars from various fields of medical history whose innovative research shows promise through the use of methods, tools, and data from the digital humanities. The workshop is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through a grant to Virginia Tech, and is a collaborative outcome of the NLM’s ongoing partnership with the NEH.

This lecture, like all NLM History of Medicine Lectures, will be free, open to the public, live-streamed globally, and subsequently archived, by NIH VideoCasting. All are welcome to attend onsite and remotely:

The specific live-stream URL for Dr. MacPhail’s lecture is here:

Sign language interpretation is provided for all lectures. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate may contact Stephen Greenberg at 301-827-4577, e-mail, or via the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

In addition, we warmly welcome you to visit our blog, Circulating Now, where you can learn more about the collections and related programs of the NLM’s History of Medicine Division, and watch for an interview with Dr. MacPhail which will be published next week:

Here also you can read interviews with previous lecturers:

Due to current security measures at NIH, off-campus visitors are advised to consult the NLM Visitors and Security website:

Sponsored by:

NLM’s History of Medicine Division

Jeffrey S. Reznick, PhD, Chief

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