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How do medical theories and healing technologies circulate in colonial contexts? Anna Afanasyeva’s lecture investigates the history of nineteenth-century Russian medical initiatives in one of the imperial regions, the Kazakh steppe, and explores medicine as both a cultural institution and an integral part of the imperial project.