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December 2021 Student History Club Lecture to Feature Graduate Worthington Prize Winner Olivia Weiss

by Tabitha Samuel on 2021-11-17T12:00:00-05:00 | Comments

Olivia Weiss

Olivia Weiss

The December 2021 Student History Club (SHC) Noon Lecture will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 12 PM virtually on Zoom. Olivia Weiss will present her paper, "A Partner in the Ballroom: Addressing the Emotional Impact of Testicular Prosthesis on Masculinity According to Medical Journals and Patient Experiences, 1941-2020." Ms. Weiss won the graduate award in the Waring Historical Library's 2021 Worthington Essay Contest.

Olivia Weiss is a PhD student at Case Western Reserve University with a focus on history of medicine, as well as gender and masculinity. She studies the history of cancer and its intersections with gender, specifically looking at how masculinity is complicated by diagnosis and treatment of testicular cancer. Ms. Weiss often uses the overlap or spaces between medical literature and under-utilized sources such as popular magazines and online personal narratives to examine how competing discourses form larger opinions about health and disease. She received her M.A. in History from The College of William & Mary in 2019, and graduated with her B.A. in History from Vassar College in 2017.

Virtual seating is limited, and this event is free and open to the public. Registration is required by Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 5 PM to reserve your seat and receive log in information.

The December 2021 Student History Club (SHC) Noon Lecture is sponsored by the Waring Library Society and hosted by the Waring Historical Library.

For more information, please contact the Waring at 843-792-2288 or

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