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Humanities Center Lecture Series Public Lecture: Gregg Mitman

April 04, 2017
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library

Gregg Mitman, Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History of Science, Medical History, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin

"An award-winning author, filmmaker, and teacher, his interests span the history of science, medicine, and the environment in the United States and the world, and reflect a commitment to environmental and social justice.

Mitman is the founding director of the Nelson Institute’s Center for Culture, History and Environment, and is also curator of the UW-Madison’s popular environmental film festival, Tales from Planet Earth. He is currently at work on a multimedia project—a film, book, and public history website—that explores the history and legacy of a 1926 Harvard medical expedition to Liberia and the environmental and social consequences that follow in the expedition’s wake. 

He recently co-produced and co-directed with Sarita Siegel, In the Shadow of Ebola, a short film available online on PBS/Independent Lens that offers an intimate portrait of a family and a nation torn apart by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa."

Category: Lectures and Seminars