Race, Science, & Social Justice


A History of Science and Medicine (HSHM) Lecture Series

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost of Yale University

Historians of science and medicine have long addressed how cultures of expertise shape the ideas and practices that are central to issues of race and social justice. This new speaker series, beginning in April 2016 and continuing through the fall, showcases emerging scholars whose work brings an interdisciplinary perspective to the politics of knowledge and healing.  

Each invited speaker will deliver a high-profile public lecture at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Historical Library at 333 Cedar Street. In addition, speakers will participate in workshops with undergraduate, graduate, and medical students focused on bringing recent campus activism into the classroom to help teach history, science, and medicine alike.