Library Viewing Room, 2nd Floor, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London
For all events, doors open at 17.15, seminars start promptly at 17.30
For all enquiries, email: ResearchDevelopmentTeam@wellcome.ac.uk
For more details of events, see: https://wellcomecollection.org/event-series
Tuesday 3rd March 2020:
Title: Surrogacy as reproductive labour
Speaker: Dr Sigrid Vertommen is a research fellow at the Department of Conflict and Development Studies at Ghent University, and an affiliated scholar at the Sociology of Reproduction Research Group of the University of Cambridge.
Talk: Dr Vertommen will explore the porous boundaries between gift-commodity, motherhood-work, altruism-profit in the fertility industry.
Tuesday 17th March 2020:
Title: ‘Do NOT Flush Feminine Waste’: The History of the UK Sanitary Bin’
Speaker: Dr Camilla Mørk Røstvik is Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the School of Art History at the University of St Andrews.
Talk: Dr Røstvik will examine the incinerators that led to calls for better menstrual waste management in the 1940s, the growth of the bin cleaning system in the 1960s, and the industry’s intersection with environmental and menstrual activism in the late-twentieth century.