Date: 20-21 June 2019
Location: Weetwood Hall, Leeds
Conference registration now open:
‘(Post)Colonial Health: Global Perspectives on the Medical Humanities’, Weetwood Hall, Leeds, 20-21 June 2019
European colonialism has had direct, immediate and obvious impacts on human health, from the spread of disease upon contact to the effects of environmental damage, as well as the incalculable trauma produced by colonial violence and dispossession. Ongoing conditions of colonisation for the indigenous inhabitants of settler states continue to produce huge health disparities, while recent developments in epigenetics have provided scientific explanations for what many colonised subjects already know: that social and cultural oppression can have somatic effects and that these are heritable, potentially affecting future generations.
In this conference, funded by the Wellcome Trust, we seek to think critically about the complex and multiple relationships between colonialism, its aftermath, and human health, and to extend dialogues between postcolonial studies and the medical humanities (and related biocultural fields).
Attendance is free, including the conference dinner.
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