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Our Healthy Heritage: animals and humans in health and history seminar

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!

Presenters include:

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