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The Waring Society Lecture Series Presents its 2021 Black History Month Lecture Featuring Dr. Rana Hogarth

by Tabitha Samuel on 2021-01-28T12:00:00-05:00 | Comments

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Dr. Rana Hogarth

Join us for the third installment of the expanded Waring Society Lecture Series. The Black History Month Lecture, co-sponsored by the Waring Historical Library and the MUSC Office of Humanities, will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at 6 PM virtually on Zoom. This year's speaker will be Dr. Rana Hogarth, from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Hogarth’s book, Medicalizing Blackness: Making Difference in the Atlantic World, for which she used the Waring collection, is a broad look at the medical world in the late 18th and early 19th century. Dr. Hogarth will present on the topic “Professional Pursuits and the Making of Race: Medicalizing Blackness in the American Atlantic.”

Dr. Hogarth’s book can be purchased from the University of North Carolina Press.

Seating for this virtual event is limited and registration is required. Register by Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at 12 PM to reserve your seat and receive log in information. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Waring at 843-792-2288 or

This lecture is the third of four annual lectures which comprise the Waring Society Lecture Series. The Waring Society Lecture Series provides a look at new, fresh, and innovative research and publications on the history of the health sciences. Each lecture will be presented in a hybrid format, part formal recorded presentation and part live discussion online with the author-historian. Those who wish to attend will need to register so that you can receive the necessary link to join the presentation.

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