/ Séminaire Santé mondiale : savoirs, dispositifs, politiques

Ann Kelly : “Seeing Cellular Debris, Remembering a Soviet Method”

10 mai 2016, de 14 h à 17 h, à l’EHESS, salle 015, RdC, bât. Le France, 190-198 av de France 75013 Paris


Ann Kelly, Kings College, Londres, Royaume-Uni

A 1962 photomicrograph of a mosquito taken in what was then a Tanganyikan mountain laboratory provides a prompt to consider the social salience and affective power of scientific images. Drawing inspiration from anthropological work on photographic practices, the paper excavates the diverse geopolitical and domestic contexts of the image’s production, consumption and circulation, so as to apprehend the relationship be- tween scientific labours and lives. As much souvenir as ‘epistemic thing’, the photomicrograph provides new directions in thinking about the materiality of memory in tropical medicine.

/ Séminaire Santé mondiale : savoirs, dispositifs, politiques

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