Middlebury

HIST0315A-F20

Health/Healing in African Hist

Health and Healing in African History
In this course we will complicate our contemporary perspectives on health and healing in Africa by exploring diverse historical examples from the continent's deep past. Our readings, discussions, and papers will cover a range of historical contexts and topics, such as the politics of rituals and public healing ceremonies in pre-colonial contexts, state and popular responses to shifting disease landscapes in the colonial era, long-term cultural and economic changes in healer-patient dynamics, the problematic legacies of environmental health hazards in the post-colonial period, and Africans' engagement with global health interventions in recent decades. 3 hrs. sem.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
91904
Subject Code:
HIST
Course Number:
0315
Section Identifier:
A

Course

HIST 0315

All Sections in Fall 2020

Fall 2020

HIST0315A-F20 Seminar (Tropp)