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Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

Medicine’s Black Debt Workshop led by Dr Sasha Turner (Johns Hopkins University)

*Friday 19 Feb, 3-4pm on Zoom*

As a follow-up to her Wellcome lecture on 11 February on Doctors v.
Midwives: Caribbean Medical Encounters in the Age of Pronatal Abolition,
Dr Sasha Turner will lead a workshop designed for Early Career
Researchers and students. We shall discuss a short work-in-progress
paper by Sasha, which offers a critical analysis of the relationship
between slavery, medical knowledge and historical memory.

Please email Salim Al-Gailani ( to receive a copy of the
paper and the Zoom details.

Sasha Turner is the author of Contested Bodies: Pregnancy, Childrearing
and Slavery in Jamaica which won awards from the Berkshire Conference on
Women’s History and the Southern Historical Association. She is an
associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University and completed
a PhD in history at the University of Cambridge.

A reminder that the workshop takes place in the week following the
Sixteenth Cambridge Wellcome Lecture in the History of Medicine. For
more information:


Slavery and Its Afterlives

The Cambridge Legacies of Enslavement Inquiry and the Centre of African Studies 2021 Seminar Series 

Registration required; to receive the Zoom link and the seminar paper each week, please register here: Register for seminar series

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Award winning author and former MPhil in African Studies student Mary Ononokpono talks about how her work has been inspired by our MPhil programme


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Changes to delivery method of MPhil in African Studies 2020-21

27 July 2020

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