Health Legacies: Militarization, Health & Society

Saturday 19 September 2009

...a one day workshop to examine the human and environmental health consequences of war. 

Exploring the impact of militarization and demilitarization on the health and welfare of individuals, society, and nature. 
themes of gender, race, sexuality, public policy, politics, social justice, science, technology, medical experimentation, and the environment. 
policies and practices in the laboratory, the field, and the community.




Public Keynote Lecture - Friday 18 September 2009

Professor Susan Lindee, University of Pennsylvania
“Experimental Wounds:  Science and Violence in Mid-century America"


Invited Workshop Speakers Include:

Andrew Ede, Simon Fraser University
“Waiting to Exhale: Toxicity Studies by the US Chemical Warfare Service in World War I”

Susan Lederer, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison
“Going for the Burn: Flash Burns, Flight Plans, and Medical Preparedness in Cold War America”

Laura McEnaney, Whittier College, California
“Veterans' Welfare:  Reflections on Militarization and the Post-World War II Welfare State in the U.S.”

Leslie Reagan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
“Agent Orange, Activism, and Identity in the United States and Vietnam”

Leslie Schwalm, University of Iowa
“Surviving Wartime Emancipation: African Americans and the Cost of Civil War”

Susan L. Smith, University of Alberta
“Chemical Demilitarization:  Mustard Gas in the Sea Around Us”

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Graciously sponsored by

Situating Science, a SSHRC-funded Strategic Knowledge Cluster
& the University of Alberta Conference fund