Conversations Line-Up 2016-2017

Don’t forget to register–space is very limited!

September 2016
Conversation: Presidents, Public Health, and Pre-antiseptic Medicine: Garfield’s death and its effect on antiseptic rhetoric in the public. (see the video!)
Discussion Partner:
Eric Rivet Western Reserve Historical Society Curator of Collections and Exhibits and
Scott Frank, MD, MS, Director, Master of Public Health Program, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Director, Shaker Heights Health Department
Where: Dittrick Museum/Allen Library, Powell Reading Room (corner of Euclid and Adelbert Rd, 3rd floor Allen Memorial Medical Library)
Thursday, Sept 15th, 6:00 PM (join us after at Happy Dog!)

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October 2016 [Affiliated GLOBAL EXCHANGES event]
Sugar Strike: Diabetes in the age before insulin–and tomorrow’s new hope for treatment
Discussion Partner:
Global Center for Health Innovation
Global Center for Health Innovation, 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114 (Welcome Center)
Monday, October 17th, 5:30 PM

November 2016
Industrial Damages: Lead Poisoning’s Long Legacy and Industry’s Role in Decay (lecture free with museum admission) (see the video!)
Discussion Partners:
MOCA Exhibit Curators and Scott Frank, MD, MS, Director, Master of Public Health Program, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Director, Shaker Heights Health Department
Exhibition: Anders Ruhwald: Unit 1: 3583 Dubois”—Detroit, destruction, and the loss of place and history
Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art
Thursday, Nov 17th, 7:00 PM (join us after at Happy Dog!)
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February 2017
Love Hurts? Historical bodies, gender, clothing, and health (representations of the body through medicine and fashion–remember corsets?)  (See the video!)
Discussion Panel:
Patty Edmonson,  Museum Advisory Council Curator of Costumes and Textiles, Western Reserve Historical Society; Jennifer Nieves, Archivist and Registrar, Dittrick Medical History Museum; 
Liz Roccoforte, Director, LGBT Center, Case Western Reserve University; Erin Tomlinson MD, Assistant Professor, Case School of Medicine, Faculty, Pride Clinic at MetroHealth, pronouns she/her/hers
Where: Dittrick Museum Zverina Room (3rd floor, Allen Library Bldg.)
Thursday, Feb 9th, 5:30 PM
Special Exhibition: Willingness to Bear Suffering: the adverse effects of tight lacing. Dittrick Museum Castele Gallery
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June 2017
Conversation: Herbal Powers! The History of Kitchen Medicine (Come learn about edible and medicinal plants! Tasting highly recommended!)
Discussion Partner: Cleveland Botanical Gardens Herb Society and Erika Olbricht, PhD, Instructor of English, CWRU
Botanical Gardens Clark Room
Wednesday , June 21, 2017–6:30 PM


MIXERS FOR 2016-2017!
MIXER! October 26, 2016 “Beer, Botanicals, and Bathtub Gin”
Join us for a joint event with the Botanical Gardens’ Hoppy Hour! Meet John George Spenzer,  a forensic toxicologist of the Prohibition Era, as he mingles with the crowd. 11$ admission, free for Dittrick Friends (members). [Register]

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE! Saturday, December 10th, 10:00-2:00PM Join us at the museum for cookies and holiday cheer!

MIXER! February 22nd, 2017 “Mystery Concoctions: Forensics and Cocktails” Come to the museum and library for a winter warming event–a sort of fire-side chat about the advent Cleveland’s own Sherlock and the advent of forensics and toxicology in our fine city… while tasting of vintage cocktails! 21 and over, 15$ admission, reduced for Dittrick Friends (members). Printed receipt serves as your ticket. Limited seating. [Purchase Tickets]

MIXER! Sunday August 20th, 2018 4:00PM @ Garfield Monument Tour, Concert and Picnic. Join us at Lakeview for a concert and tour on the Lakeview Cemetery Grounds! Bring a picnic, blanket and sun umbrella! Band: Hot Djang, swing gypsy and jazz! (no charge) [Register]

For more, check the Dittrick website of join as a member to be on the mailing list!

NOTE: All talks will be given by Brandy Schillace, TEDx speaker and Public Engagement Fellow for Dittrick Museum. Discussion partners will take part in the Q&A, and public discussion is encouraged. You must register for the events  *Please note that the November 2016 (MOCA) and June 2017 (Botanical Garden) events are free with admission to those facilities.