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Witness Seminars

As part of their work on the UK component of Disentangling European HIV/AIDS Policies: Activism,¬†Citizenship and Health¬†(EUROPACH), Emily Jay Nicholls and Marsha Rosengarten have been convening a series of ‘witness seminars’ aimed at enhancing historical understandings of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the UK.

A witness seminar is somewhere between a focus group and an oral history and is intended to enable a group retelling of a particular historical event by people who were involved. This series included seminars on the topics of: Antiretroviral Drugs, The Criminalisation of HIV Transmission, HIV Prevention and Health Promotion, and Women and HIV. You can read more about the series on the CISP blog.

To read the texts produced from these seminars, click on the images below: