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"The Bounds of Compassion?": medical mercy killings in South Africa, 1979s-1990s

Monday 15 February 2021, 12.30PM

Speaker(s): Julie Parle (KwaZulu-Natal)

Julie Parle will speak on "'The bounds of compassion?":  medical mercy killings in South Africa, 1970s-1990s.' This seinar will run as part of the 'Doing History' events series, led by AboutFace York in affiliation with the Centre for Global Health Histories. The webinar is open to all but registration is essential. Click here to book your place and receive the joining link.

The discipline of History has changed radically over recent decades, as insights from other fields and interdisciplinary approaches have become more mainstream. Core questions remain, especially in light of Black Lives Matter, and related political and social movements that show how important and influential representations of the past can be in the present. 

In connection with the Centre for Global Health Histories, AboutFace will hold a webinar featuring presentations on the broad question of ‘Doing History’, exploring methodological and epistemological questions about how we research, write and communicate History as an academic, societal and political endeavour.  This webinar has an interdisciplinary and international outlook, and the AboutFace team will invite speakers in accordance with the Department of History’s commitment to principles of equality and diversity. 

The webinar will be held online via Zoom.

Full programme:

15 February, 12:30

Julie Parle—"The bounds of compassion?":  medical mercy killings in South Africa, 1970s-1990s

Spring term, date TBC

Aleema Grey—Postgraduate Workshop

4 October, time TBC

Carla Tsampiras—Title TBC

15 November, 17:00

Susanne Klausen—What's New? Continuity and Change in Abortion Stigma and Access in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Location: Zoom Webinar