Weatherhead (WIGH) Seminar: “The Geography of Containment: Colonialism, Slavery, the American Civil War, and the Making of Epidemiology”


Monday, November 30, 2015, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Jim Downs, Associate Professor of History, Connecticut College.

Commentator: Evelynn M. Hammonds, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science; Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Graduate Student Commentator: Westenley Alcenat, PhD candidate at Columbia.

The seminar paper will be available one week ahead of time at (Harvard ID required) or by request to