Events

Speaker Series: Dr. Jim Downs & Dr. Jacob Steere-Williams

Join CLS for an evening of fascinating academic discussion with two incredible historians and authors, Dr. Jim Downs and Dr. Jacob Steere-Williams, on their books, "Maladies of Empire" and "The Filth Disease". Downs' book covers a sweeping global history that looks beyond European urban centers to show how slavery, colonialism, and war propelled the development of modern medicine. Perfect to pair with Steere-Williams' investigation of local outbreaks of typhoid fever in Victorian Britain led to the emergence of the modern discipline of epidemiology as the leading science of public health.