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May 1, 2016

Yesterday, a graduate of the Committee (when it was CFS), Sean (Hsiang-lin) Lei, was awarded the William Welch Medal for his book Neither Donkey nor Horse.  The medal was awarded at the meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine.  The book is based on his doctoral dissertation.  It examines the way traditional Chinese medicine became a vehicle for modernization in China at the beginning of the twentieth century.  The book is published by University of Chicago Press.

Please click here to view the book at the University of Chicago Press.

April 29, 2016

Please join the department in attending the Department of History Lurcy Lecture on Wednesday, May 11th. The talk is titled, "Humble Mediocrity: The Moral Treatment of Ambition During the Early Nineteeth Century," and will take place at 4:00pm in the John Hope Franklin Room (SS 224). A reception will follow.

The Visiting Lurcy Professor is Javier Moscoso and he is a professor at the Spanish National Research Council. He is also teaching The History and Theory of Pain and Passions (CHSS 39619) on Mondays from 3:00pm to 5:50pm.

For a full listing of upcoming CHSS events, including SOIT, the HHS workshops, and the HPS workshops, please click here.