The Society for the History of Medicine & the Health Professions
invites members of UAMS and the general public to join their 2014 Annual Membership Meeting & Dinner:
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6 – 10 p.m.
12th floor, Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute,University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
At this years meeting Conevery Bolton Valencius will present The Great Shakes: Bodily Experience and the New Madrid Earthquakes. Drawing on her new book, The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes, Valencius unearths a surprising history of how early Arkansans used their bodies to come to terms with seismic upheaval. They used physical sensation as a form of measurement, since they had nothing like Richter scale, and they felt earthquake shocks as a call to spiritual renewal. Conevery Valencius is an award-winning environmental historian who teaches history at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Dr. Valencius is the author of The Health of the Country: How American Settlers Understood Themselves and Their Land and a previous winner of the History of Medicine Associates Research Award. She is a proud graduate of Little Rock Central High who has long written about Arkansas history.
This presentation is sponsored by: The UAMS Library and The Society for the History of Medicine and Health Professions.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Society for the History of Medicine & the Health Professions, fill out the online membership form or call Suzanne Easley at 501-686-6882. Membership levels start at $5 for Students and $15 for Individuals.
Valencius photo credit: Andrew Kilgore