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:
NOT Flush Feminine Waste’: The History of the UK Sanitary Bin’
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.
This fantastic event takes place from 10am until 4pm and includes free entry to the Museum, free entry to the ‘Portraying Pregnancy …’ exhibition and a presentation by its curator Professor Karen Hearn, who is the author of an accompanying book, plus a programme of lectures. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
Note to lecturers and students: a limited number of student places are available at a reduced cost.
This two day symposium is being organised by the Scottish Society of the History of Medicine, in association with the British Society for the History of Medicine and the History Society of the Royal Society of Medicine. The aim is to explore the development of anatomy teaching from the earliest times to the present day.
Presentations will cover the ways in which anatomical knowledge has been acquired, portrayed and taught. We will examine the evolution of techniques used in the teaching of anatomy through the ages and its relevance not only to surgery and medicine, but also to art and society in general.
The programme includes keynote lectures, invited speakers and short papers. We welcome short papers from a range of perspectives including historical, social, cultural and modern innovations.