Event Details


  • McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
  • 1327 Circle Park Drive
  • Knoxville, TN 37996
  • 865-974-2144
  • http://mcclung.utk.edu/

Event Description

Monica Black, Associate Professor and Associate Head of the UT Department of History will give a lecture on the Rise of Modern Drug Development as part of programming related to the McClung Museum’s special exhibition, Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions. The talk will explore the rise of modern drug development and the pharmaceutical industry, as well as what drugs do, how they work, and the modern cultural history of recreational drugs. Dr. Black’s research focuses on the cultural and social history of Germany, including death and funerary rituals, and magical and “folk” healing in 20th-century Germany. She also has research interests in histories of sickness and health, medical anthropology, religion and medicine, social suffering, and social psychology.