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Invitation to the Keynote Address for Images and Texts in Medical History Workshop at the National Institutes of Health

April 8, 2016 | By NEH Staff

As part of the Images and Text in Medical History Workshop, we invite you to a keynote address, "The Analog Patient: Imagining Medicine at a Distance in the Television Era", by Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD,  Associate Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. The keynote will be held in Bethesda, MD, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Tuesday, April 12 from 11AM – 12PM

The keynote address is part of Dr. Greene’s current research project, Medicine at a Distance, which examines how changing expectations of instantaneous communications through electric, electronic, and digital media transformed the nature of medical knowledge. Dr. Greene provided an introduction to his keynote address and discussed his research in Circulating Now from the NIH’s National Library of Medicine.

If you’re not in the Washington, DC area, please join us for the lecture via the livestream at NIH VideoCasting.

If you would like to attend in person, Dr. Greene’s keynote will be in the Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium, Natcher Conference Center, NIH Building 45, in Bethesda, MD. It is adjacent to the Medical Center Metro Station on the red line.  You will need to enter the NIH campus through its Gateway Center, which you will see when you exit the metro station, in the NIH Natcher Conference Center. Registration is not required and current information about campus access and security is here.

This presentation is part of a larger three-day workshop, Images and Texts in Medical History: A Workshop in Methods, Tools, & Data from the Digital Humanities, also being held on the NIH campus. This workshop for humanities scholars, graduate students, librarians, and archivists is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and made possible through a collaboration involving Virginia Tech, NEH, the Wellcome Library, and the Wellcome Trust.

We are thrilled that scholars Miriam Posner (UCLA) and Benjamin Schmidt (Northeastern University) will be leading sessions for the workshop participants.  Both Dr. Posner and Dr. Schmidt were also interviewed by staff from Circulating Now about their current research interests.

And of course, for those of you following the workshop and the keynote on Twitter, the hashtag #medhistws should be quite lively the next few days.