Spring 2022 Colloquium - Mariola Espinosa

History; Biomedical Ethics, University of Iowa


Title: A Global Perspective on the History of Disease and Medicine in the Greater Caribbean.

Abstract: This talk discusses how the history of disease and medicine, which is usually studied in very localized geographical contexts, benefits from also being evaluated from a broader, more global, perspective. The Caribbean provides a perfect example to see how connections among islands and mainland ports—between their inhabitants, their economies, their environments, among others—are manifested in the history of epidemics and of medical knowledge.  Studying the history of disease and medicine in this manner reveals the interconnections between the islands and the networks of medical knowledge to be multi-directional exchanges that at the same time transcend the boundaries of language and empires.


Lectures begin at 3:35pm in 125 Nicholson Hall, on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus. As a reminder, masks are required indoors by University of Minnesota policy. 

The Program in History of Science, Technology and Medicine and the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science will host a joint lecture series in during Spring 2022.  At this time, all events will be in-person unless otherwise stated. Please contact hstm@umn.edu for more information. 



Start date
Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, 3:35 p.m.
End date
Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, 4:30 p.m.