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Adventures, archives, and anguish in undertaking AIDS research

Monday 15 October 2018, 12.00PM

Speaker(s): Dr Carla Tsampiras (Senior Lecturer, Medical Humanities, Primary Health Care Directorate, University of Cape Town)

Researching the histories of diseases, especially those that are still of socio-political importance, requires a willingness to venture into unexpected places; engagement with a multitude of 'archives'; and an awareness that emotions are part of the research process. In this talk Dr Tsampiras will draw on her research experience to discuss methodological constraints and challenges associated with researching AIDS, consider how to overcome them, and argue for the importance of historians' abilities to time travel through epidemics. 

Dr Carla Tsampiras is a feminist, vegan, social historian of health and a Senior Lecturer in Medical and Health Humanities in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town. She is particularly interested in the relationships between 'race', gender, sexual orientation and class in health and disease.

Location: The Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

Admission: Free and open to all