Café Scientifique: Rethinking the Place of History: Memoir, Memory, and Medicine

The Baxter

Upcoming Dates & Times


Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Brett L. Walker, a Montana University System Regents Professor in Montana State University’s Department of History and Philosophy in the College of Letters and Science, will discuss his life-altering diagnosis when he presents “Rethinking the Place of History: Memoir, Memory and Medicine” at the next Café Scientifique in Bozeman. The event is hosted by MSU’s Montana INBRE program and will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at The Baxter in downtown Bozeman. It is free and open to the public.

Walker will recount his 2010 emergency room visit for symptoms resembling influenza and pneumonia. When antibiotics didn’t resolve the illness, he saw a revolving door of medical specialists, each of whom asked some version of the same question: “Do you have a family history of illness?”

Café Scientifique provides a relaxed setting for people to learn about current scientific topics. The concept started in England in 1998 and has spread to a handful of locations in the United States. Following a short presentation by a scientific expert, the majority of time is reserved for conversation, questions and dialogue. Free refreshments are provided.