• Date and time: Tuesday 22 September 2015, 6.00pm
  • Location: Bowland auditorium, Berrick Saul building
  • Admission: is free and open to all. No ticket required.

Event details

Centre for Global Health Histories Lecture

Through their studies, medical practice, and participation in the Association of Indonesian Physicians, physicians native to the Dutch East Indies developed a strong professional identity. The promises of modern medicine were important elements of this professional identity and motivated Indonesian physicians to develop critical perspectives on colonial society, participating in social and cultural movements and political activities. This lecture discusses the political views and nationalist activities of several generations of Indonesian physicians. At various times they advocated public health measures, criticised income disparities between Indonesian and European physicians, criticised traditional culture yet also embraced it as a model for an alternate modernity for Indonesia.

Other lecture in this series include:

Dr Hans Pols, University of Sydney