Silences in the LAMS: Digital Surrogacy in the Time of Pandemic – October 12, 2020

Calling all library/archives/museum/education workers!

Monday, October 12, 2020, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
PACSCL / The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
RSVP info:

Are you struggling to meet the virtual needs of your students, faculty and other users?

Do you need to be inspired?

Are you challenged by the perceived “silences” in your library, archives or museum?

The Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries and the University of Pennsylvania, invites you to attend a virtual symposium.

Keynote Speaker: Melissa Grafe, Ph.D. (John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History, Head of the Medical Historical Library, Yale University)
Fear of the Digital Disease: Digital Surrogacy and Materiality in a COVID-19 World

First Session: In Her Own Words: Giving Voice to Early Professional Medical Women

    Margaret Graham, Managing Archivist, The Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine
    Jessica Clark, Archivist, Barbara Bates for the Study of the History of Nursing

Second Session: Curating History in the COVID-19 Era: Philadelphia Epidemics and Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Medical Education

    Anne Ricculli, Ph.D., Program Manager, Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict, Drew University

Third Session: Digital Lives: Beyond the Anatomical, Pathological and Surgical Specimen

    Paula Summerly, Ph.D., Research Project Manager, Old Red Medical Museum Project, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Fourth Session: A Feature, Not a Bug: Designing Archives 101 for the Online Classroom

    Simon Ragovin, Archives Technician, Drexel University

Fifth Session: DBQ: Document Based Quarantine

    Celia Caust-Ellenbogen, Archivist, Swarthmore College
    Jordan Landes, Curator, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
    Robin Landes, Teacher, Woodbridge Senior High School (Virginia)

This symposium is part of a multi-institution project organized by the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries, “For the Health of the New Nation: Philadelphia as the Center of American Medical Education, 1746-1868.” This project was generously funded by a grant from the Digitizing Hidden Collections initiative of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The Hidden Collections initiative in turn is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.