Register now for BIG STORIES + CLOSE (UP) RESEARCH: Health and Science in the African World. Hosted by the UW-Madison African Studies Program on April 15-16, this conference will explore the relationship between deeply grounded research and the larger narratives we tell about health and science in Africa.
Researchers are beginning to examine the intersections of global health with other fields such as vernacular science and colonial history. This multidimensional approach to the study of African health and science has produced a multitude of exciting findings. This conference will feature several non-traditional panels focusing on a case study, an object, an event, a data set, or a photograph, and to connect it to a “big story” about health in Africa or the African Diaspora. Following each set of presentations, panelists and audience members will engage in discussion.