1. Read Dr. Markel’s Latest PBS NewsHour column on Mark Twain’s Death

    April 22, 2022

    Famed American author and humorist Mark Twain led a storied life and left this mortal coil with a curious death.  Read about it in Dr. Markel’s latest PBS NewsHour column: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/mark-twains-weird-but-perfect-ending

  2. Upcoming in Fall 2022: Dr. Arline Geronimus to give the 21st Annual Davenport Lecture

    March 28, 2022

    The Center for the History of Medicine is pleased to announce its 21st Annual Horace W. Davenport Lecture in the Medical Humanities.  This year’s lecture,”Weathering Racialization, Exploitation, Tenacity and Hope: Implications for Population Health Equity,” will be presented by Dr. Arline Geronimus, Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School Read more

  3. Dr. Markel on What happened when the 1918 flu pandemic met WWI

    March 11, 2022

    Read Dr. Markel’s latest PBS NewsHour column on the deadly intersection of pandemics and wars. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/weve-already-seen-what-happens-when-a-pandemic-collides-with-war

  4. Dr. Markel’s Latest PBS NewsHour column: How Galileo’s Groundbreaking Works Got Banned

    February 16, 2022

    Read Dr. Markel’s latest PBS column on Galileo and how his astronomical work ran afoul of official Church doctrine. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/how-galileos-groundbreaking-works-got-banned

  5. The Discovery of DNA – Smithsonian Afternoon Lecture/Seminar by Howard Markel

    October 25, 2021

    On Friday, October 29th, 2021 from Noon to 1:30pm, Dr. Markel will be giving The Discovery of DNA lecture/seminar at the Smithsonian via Zoom Webinar.  Tickets:  $20.00 Smithsonian Member and $25.00 Non-Members. https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/discovery-of-dna   Dr. Markel provides a fascinating look at how science is done, how reputations are undone, and how history is written, and Read more

  6. CHM Co-sponsors CMENAS Colloquium Series

    October 6, 2021

    The Center for the History of Medicine is proud to announce its co-sponsorship of the U-M Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies Colloquium Series: “Public Health and Pandemics Across the MENA.” The next lecture in the series will feature Ambreen Kazi Kamran, Assistant Professor and Princess Nora Bint Abdallah Women Health Research Chair Read more

  7. The History of Anatomy: From Alcmaeon to Skandalakis

    September 9, 2021

    The Plastic Surgery Student Interest Group (PSIG) and the Society for the History and Philosophy of Medicine are joining together to host an in person and virtual hybrid event titled “The History of Anatomy – From Alcmaeon to Skandalakis” on Wednesday September 15th, 2021 from 6:30-7:30 pm, which will be facilitated by Dr. Christian Vercler. Snacks will be provided for those joining us in person. Please Read more

  8. 20th Annual Horace W. Davenport Lecture in the Medical Humanities

    April 6, 2021

    The Center for the History of Medicine and the Department of English Language and Literature are pleased to announce the 20th Annual Horace W. Davenport Lecture in the Medical Humanities. This year’s lecture will feature Professor Deborah Blum, Director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Blum is a Pulitzer Read more

  9. Lecture on Global Health and Human Rights with Dr. Joia Mukherjee

    January 28, 2021

    The U-M Center for the History of Medicine and the U-M Society for the History and Philosophy of Medicine are pleased to announce an upcoming session with Dr. Joia Mukherjee as she delivers her lecture, “Global Health and Human Rights.” Dr. Mukherjee is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Global Health Equity Read more

  10. Dr. Markel on CSPAN’s Washington Journal

    October 19, 2020

    Dr. Markel recently joined CSPAN’s Washington Journal program to mend his expertise on the history of past pandemics and the lessons we can apply to today’s COVID-19 crisis.  View the program at https://www.c-span.org/video/?476890-3/washington-journal-dr-howard-markel-discusses-covid-19-past-pandemics&live