Thursday, January 8, 2009

Gail Paster on Shakespeare at NLM

This will probably be an excellent talk, but I no longer go to the NLM due to NIH's ridiculous security measures.

History of Medicine Division Seminar
Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 2-3:30pm
Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg 38A, NLM
Bethesda, MD

"The Humor of It: Bodies, Fluids, and the History of Medicine in Shakespeare."

Dr. Gail Kern Paster,
Director, The Folger Shakespeare Library

Gail Kern Paster took office as Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in 2002. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles and three books. Her latest book, "Humoring the Body: Emotions and the Shakespearean Stage" will form the core of her talk, which will examine how humoral theory, the central tenet of Renaissance medicine, affected how characters acted and reacted on the stage and in life.

Due to advance interest in this talk, the presentation will be held in the Lister Hill Auditorium.

All are Welcome

Note: The next history of medicine seminar will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 2-3:30pm in the Lister Hill Auditorium. In a special program for African American History Month, Professor Kevin Mumford will speak on "Brother Redeemers: Black Gay History and the Impact of the Aids Crisis, 1974-1988."

Sign language interpretation is provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate may contact Stephen Greenberg at (301-435-4995), e-mail, or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

Due to current security measures at NIH, off-campus visitors are advised to consult the NLM Visitors and Security website:

Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD
Coordinator of Public Services
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services

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