Our Healthy Heritage: animals and humans in health and 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!
Our 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
Frequently asked questions
Is this a free event?
No, there is a small fee (+ booking fee) to help cover catering costs
Can I pay on the day?
We can accept cash payment on the day, but places are not guaranteed
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes please, so that we can match your details to your registration and payment
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email Dr Peter Hobbins at email@example.com