The Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies and the Department of History at Princeton University are hosting a conference and workshop on “Law, Difference, and Healthcare: Making Sense of Structural Racism in Medico-Legal History.” Our gathering will be held from Thursday to Friday afternoon of June 6—7, 2019.
Come witness the capstone experience of the Ph.D.—my dissertation defense, and learn more about the history of St. Louis’s Homer G. Phillips Hospital and its place in African American and Urban histories as well as the History of Modern Medicine and Public Health.
History of Science Society Annual Meeting 2018 Seattle, WA
Fontbonne University, in partnership with the Missouri History Museum and sponsored by a National Endowment for the Humanities “Humanities Connections” grant, announces Primary Source, an interdisciplinary conference on the connections between memory—both individual and collective—and identity.
For full conference schedule and registration, visit here
Alumni Hall, Room 308
Department of Anthropology, Moral Economies of Health Colloquium
Sponsored by the Health, Medicine, and Humanity Concentration
- Conference Panel Organizer & Panelist
- Chair, Joseph Heathcott (History, The New School)
- Discussant, Chelsey Carter (Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis)
Commentator: Pallavi Podapati
Chapter 1: The “Most Useful Citizen”: Recovering the Life and Establishing the Legacy of Attorney Homer G. Phillips (1878-1937)
This chapter chronicles the life of Attorney Homer G. Phillips (c.1880-1931), the attorney for whom the hospital was named, and the events leading to the creation of Homer G. PHillips Hospital. Broadly, it argues that contrary to the local lore surrounding the hospital, attorney Homer G. Phillips was not as staunch of an advocate for the black city hospital as previously thought. Contextualizing Attorney Phillips life and activism amid Progressive-era urban politics in the Midwest, this chapter offers the first full account of the well-known, yet historically enigmatic figure.
- Foundations of African and African American Studies Seminar
- Homer G. Phillips Seminar