How to Do Critical History in a Pandemic: Warwick Anderson

The Consortium of Global Centers and Institutes (CHCI) and The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) 


CHCI Annual Meeting 2021 Keynote Address & a CSDS Conversation with 

Warwick Anderson 

How to Do Critical History in a Pandemic (Click to watch)

Date: 19 May 2021

The Consortium of Humanities Centers (CHCI) and Institutes is a global forum that strengthens the work of humanities centers and institutes through inclusive collaboration and grant making. CHCI advances cross-institutional partnerships, recognizes regional humanities cultures, and mobilizes the collective capacity of the humanities to engage the most pressing issues of our times.  The CSDS is a member institution of the CHCI network.

Warwick Anderson is the Janet Dora Hine Professor of Politics, Governance and Ethics in the Department of History and leader of the Politics, Governance and Ethics Theme with the Charles Perkins Centre. From 2012-17 Warwick Anderson was ARC Laureate Fellow in the Department of History and the Center for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine. As an historian of science, medicine and public health, focusing on Australasia, the Pacific, Southeast Asia and the United States, Professor Anderson is especially interested in ideas about race, human difference, and citizenship in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  His books include The Collectors of Lost Souls: Turning Kuru Scientists into Whitemen, Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2019; Intolerant Bodies: A Short History of Autoimmunity (with I. Mackay) Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014 and Colonial pathologies: American tropical medicine, race, and hygiene in the Philippines (original 1st edition): Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2006.

Awadhendra Sharan and Prathama Banerjee are Professors at Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.