American Philosophical Society
Monday, September 12, 2022 6:00 pm EDT
Online Event via Zoom
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Science on Tap: Observing the Streets, Defining Our Health: How Public, Urbanizing Spaces Influence Our Understanding of Healthiness, in Early Colonial Philadelphia and Beyond
Do cities influence the way we think about our health or the healthiness of our community? How might the physical landscape of cities construct these socio-cultural definitions? In this talk, Molly Nebiolo will discuss how inhabitants of early Philadelphia only needed to look outside to the streets or go for a stroll to observe, understand, and define the healthiness of themselves and their community. Molly will be using two examples, streets defining the Yellow Fever disease and waterways like Dock Creek, to show how spatial experiences were (and continue to be!) integral to shape public definitions of healthiness or sickness.
About the Speaker
Image of the Speaker Molly Nebiolo
Molly Nebiolo is a 6th year PhD candidate in history at Northeastern University and a dissertation fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s McNeil Center this year. She has been lucky enough to have her work be supported by the APS in multiple capacities, once with a DH fellowship in 2020 and more recently with a predoctoral fellowship in 2021-2022. Her dissertation argues that health was central to the way that pre-planned early Anglo-American cities were planned, built, and expanded.
About Science on Tap
Science on Tap is a monthly "gathering" in Philadelphia that features public discussion on engaging science topics, but we’re also more than that. Made up of a consortium of six Philadelphia institutions, we care about bringing science out of the labs and the hallowed halls of academia and sharing it with the public
This is a FREE event, but pre-registration is required.