The fourth seminar in the Pandemic Histories seminar series is happening July 23rd at 4 pm EST. This roundtable seminar “Public(s) and their Health,” features Mitchell Hammond, James Hanley, and Sarah Isabelle Wallace. Registration available here through Zoom. The CSHM is happy to sponsor Pandemic Histories!
What defines the public(s) in ?public health?? Three historians explore the relationship between public health and the community since the 19th century. Modern public health generated legal frameworks that defined social inclusion and exclusion in new ways, and shifted the boundaries between public and private. How were ideas like germ theory, and notions of healthy citizenship communicated, and received? Successful public health campaigns against infectious diseases also played a key role in shaping public opinion.