58th Annual Webb Lectures

Every year since 1965, the UTA Department of History has sponsored an annual series of lectures in memory of the late Walter Prescott Webb.

58th Annual Webb Lectures


Histories of Health, Medicine, and Science in the Global Longue Durée

April 3rd and 4th, 2024.

Wednesday, April 3rd

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

(Virtual Presentation on Teams)

"Be Thankful You Can See!" A Material and Disability History of Health and Disability Seals in the Twentieth Century USA

Aparna Nair, University of Toronto, Scarborough

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6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Keynote (UTA University Center, Red River)

"The Black Atlantic & the History of Medicine in the Longue Durée"

Pablo Gómez, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Thursday, April 4th

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

(UTA University Center, Red River)

"Capta and Chaos: Early Modern Archives of Black Health and Medicine in the Atlantic Slave Trade Reconsidered"

Elise Mitchell. Princeton University


"A World with No Doctors: Popular Medicine Practitioners as Expert Witnesses in New Granada's Bourbon Era"

Lisette Varón Carvajal, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Columbia


"Shamanic (Dis)ability in Colonial Korea, 1910 - 1945"

H. Yumi Kim, John Hopkins University


"Semen, Scientific Necromancy, and the Kenyan National Herd"

Sean Bloch, General Dynamics Information Technology

Free and Open to the Public!