I will be on leave in the fall of 2015. My recent and upcoming presentations are as follows:
“Imperial Alchemy: Pharmacy, the Tropics, and the Location of Expertise in Portugal’s Empire.” For the workshop “Organizing the World of Healing Goods: Materia Medica, Pharmacopoeias, and the Codification of Therapeutic Knowledge in the Early Modern World.” Madison, WI. April 1-2, 2016. [Upcoming.]
Chair. Roundtable titled “It’s Not about That: Revisiting Thematic Fields in the History of Science.” 130th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association. Atlanta, GA. January 7-10, 2016. [Upcoming.]
“The Entanglements of Imperial Medicine: Episodes from the Gulf of Guinea, 1450-1900.” For a panel titled “New Frontiers, New Spaces: Africa and the Circulation of Knowledge, 16th to 19th Centuries.” The 2nd International Conference of the Centro de História d’Alem-Mar. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lisbon, Portugal. July 15-18, 2015.
“Science and Empire at the Margins.” For a conference in honor of Michael Adas titled “The Individual in Global History.” Rutgers University. New Brunswick, NJ. April 17, 2015.
“The Deniable Body: Nature and Disease in Colonial Brazil, 1549-1565.” For a panel titled “Anatomies of Empire: Science and the Body in the Iberian Atlantic.” The 46th Annual Conference of the Association of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. The Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MD. March 19-22, 2015.
“The Limits of a Moral Imagination: Disease and Explanation in Colonial Brazil, 1550-1565.” For a panel titled “At the Hour of Our Death: Reinterpreting Illness in Iberian Empires.” 129th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association. New York, NY. January 2-5, 2015.
“Empires of Reason: Meanings of Medicine in the Gulf of Guinea, 1480-1900.” For a panel on “Decolonizing the Body? Ideology, Knowledge, and Medicine in Lusophone Africa.” African Studies Association of the United Kingdom. University of Sussex. Brighton, England. September 9-11, 2014.
“Atlantic Leprosy: A New History, and Old Disease, and the Afro-Brazilian Past.” Co-authored with Monica Green for a panel titled “Unsettling Crosby’s Eurocentric Columbian Exchange: Old World Tropical Actors and Agencies in Remaking the Atlantic World.” Second World Congress on Environmental History. Guimarães, Portugal. July 8-12, 2014.
“Without Warrant: Epidemics, Survival, and the Contest for Authority in Colonial Brazil, 1550-1565.” For a panel on “Health, Healing, and Authority in Colonial Latin America.” Latin American Studies Association. Chicago, IL. May 21-24, 2014.
“The Entanglements of Imperial Medicine: Three Lives in the Face of Death.” The annual Al Mann Memorial Lecture. Seattle University. April 8, 2014.