An event of the Topic of the Year 2021|22 “Measuring the Living” and the Interdisciplinary
Research Group “Future of Medicine: Health for All” of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of
Sciences and Humanities in cooperation with the research group “Risky Hormones” (Charité
– Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, with support from
the German Research Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council).
Academy building, Gendarmenmarkt,
Einstein-Saal, Jägerstraße 22–23, 10117 Berlin
Thursday May 5th, 2022
Free admission. Registration required.
Registration until May 2nd, 2022 at: https://bit.ly/3rj2VaK
Decolonizing Global Health: What are the challenges and opportunities of this call?
Sarah Hodges (King’s College London), expert in the fields of population health and postcolonial history, speaks about her on-going project on the politics of the global pharmaceutical trade.
In this talk, she places the contemporary explosion of worry about potentially urgent and life-threatening dangers posed by fake drugs within a longer history of the politics and place of pharmaceutical fake-ness, as well as of pharmaceutical standards and authenticity.
In doing so, she shows the potential of a medical humanities approach to explore how concerns about “fake drugs” can take on social, political, and economic lives of their own – lives that go far beyond any pharmacological evidence. The lecture will be held in English.
President of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Spokesperson of the Topic of the Year
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Member of Die Junge Akademie
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
King’s College London