The Stanford Center for Law and History will hold its fourth annual conference, “Legal Histories of Disease” as a hybrid event in-person at the Stanford Humanities Center and online via Zoom. The conference will explore how the law has historically responded to health crises and what contemporary insights can be drawn from this history. The one-day conference will be held on Friday, April 29, 2022, and is cosponsored with the Stanford Humanities Center; Program in History & Philosophy of Science, Stanford University; and Medical Humanities and the Arts Program (Medicine & the Muse). The conference will include three panels followed by a keynote session featuring Professor John Witt of Yale Law School who will take part in a discussion of his recently published book, American Contagions: Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19 with Professor Deirdre Cooper Owens of the University of Nebraska.
This event is open to the public and Stanford community both in-person and online. If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.