We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Melanie A. Kiechle for a conversation about science, medicine, lay experience, and the environment in the nineteenth century. Dr. Kiechle will discuss the history of public health as a way of providing some context and depth of understanding to our current pandemic. Specifically, Kiechle will focus on the role women play/have played in public health–how their medical experiences and testimonies have been received by doctors and the public at large.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2020 AT 7 PM – 8 PM
This FREE event will be hosted on Zoom and will also be streamed to Youtube Live via our Youtube page.
More About Dr. Kiechle:
Dr. Kiechle is an associate professor of history at Virginia Tech, and author of Smell Detectives: An Olfactory History of Nineteenth-Century Urban America (Washington University Press, 2017). Smell Detectives looks at the relationship between the construction of scientific expertise, on the one hand, and “common sense”―the olfactory experiences of common people―on the other.