Lecture | Online webinar
At the limits of cure | Bharat Venkat
- Tuesday 27 September 2022
- Central European Time
- Unfolding Finitudes: Current Ethnographies of Aging, Dying and End-of-Life Care
Participation is free and open for all. Please register via the button below. The meeting link will be sent to registered participants one week before the event.Register for At the limits of cure
Prof. Janina Kehr (University of Vienna) will be the discussant for this booktalk.
About the book
Can a history of cure be more than a history of how disease comes to an end? In 1950s Madras, an international team of researchers demonstrated that antibiotics were effective in treating tuberculosis. But just half a century later, reports out of Mumbai stoked fears about the spread of totally drug-resistant strains of the disease. Had the curable become incurable? Through an anthropological history of tuberculosis treatment in India, Bharat Jayram Venkat examines in At the Limits of Cure what it means to be cured, and what it means for a cure to come undone.
About Bharat Jayram Venkat
Dr. Bharat Jayram Venkat is an Assistant Professor at UCLA's Institute for Society & Genetics, where he also holds a joint appointment in the Department of History. He is also a member of UCLA's Center for India and South Asia, the Program in Digital Humanities, and the Urban Humanities Initiative. His research is broadly concerned with issues concerning science and medicine, ethics, race, the environment, and design.