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History in the Making
posted by Department of History for HKU and Public
Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Culture and Arts

Event Details

Difficult histories, Dangerous Pasts: Childhood, Disease and Emotion in Colonial Asia

Speaker: Professor David Pomfret
(University of Hong Kong, Department of Hisotry)

What role did children play in the history of Europeʼs empires? How did views of them support or undermine the colonial order or things? Why did individual childrenʼs sufferings from ʽtropicalʼ diseases provoke crises with imperial consequences?

In this talk, Professor David M. Pomfret, chairperson of the Department of History introduces findings from his recent, prize-winning book, Youth and Empire (Stanford University Press, 2016). Focusing in upon debates over leprosy in colonial Asia he shows how the lives of individual children drove global exchanges that helped to construct modern medicine.

Registration is required.

Date/Time25/05/2017 19:00-21:00
VenueHong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2 Caine Lane, Mid-Levels, Sheung Wan

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 08/05/2017 16:00(HKT) to 24/05/2017 12:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 45.

* Registration is now closed.

Contact Information

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