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Join our 2016 Merewether Fellow, Dr Peter Hobbins and our 2014 Merewether Fellow, Dr Nancy Cushing along with a range of scholars to discuss our healthy heritage, animals and humans in history.
Please join us for our quarterly seminar series on health and history. From colonial cities to the Papuan front line, this session explores how animals and humans have influenced each other’s health through the last two centuries. This seminar also showcases a range of relevant archival treasures from the State Library’s extraordinary collection. With plenty of time for questions, plus afternoon tea, we’re sure that you’ll enjoy a healthy discussion. All welcome!
Dr Nancy Cushing, University of Newcastle
Befoulers of the streets: animals in Australia’s late-colonial cities
Dr Peter Hobbins, University of Sydney
Antidotes versus antivenenes: science and snakebite treatments in colonial Australia
Dr Jan McLeod, University of Newcastle
“Knowledge was not translated into action”: malaria and the Papuan campaign of 1942"
Dr Emily O’Gorman, Macquarie University
Imagined ecologies: the spectre of malaria in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area, 1919–45
Dr Rachel Franks and Margot Riley, State Library of New South Wales
"Life preserving drops": collection highlights from the State Library of New South Wales
Date: Saturday 18 February 2017
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Location: State Library NSW, Gallery Room
Cost: $11.44 for Friends of the Library or $16.67
Bookings: Bookings are essential via the website here.