CANCELLED!! 22 April 2020 Colloquium Missions of The Medical Museum
11 maart 2020, door Webredactie NVMG
Op woensdag 22 april 2020 vindt in Leuven een colloquium plaats van het Leuven Interdisciplinary Platform for the Study of the Sciences (LIPSS) over de missie van het medische museum.
Colloquium- 22 April 2020 – Leuven
Leuven Interdisciplinary Platform for the Study of the Sciences (LIPSS)
Medical objects from the past stir our imagination. Having lost their original functions within the medical enterprise, they gain new meanings as scientific heritage and testimonies of the experience of illness and healing. They may surprise us by their esthetic nature, previously less visible, and reveal the particularity of present-day health care to us, acting as a welcome mirror. This colloquium questions the academic potential of these objects and the institutions – medical museums – that collect, preserve, examine and present them to the public. What are their functions and audiences? Can we use them when teaching (medical) students? May we integrate them in our interdisciplinary research? Four internationally renowned experts offer their views on these matters and share best practices.
Faculty Club (Groot Begijnhof 14, 3000 Leuven) – Heilige Geestzaal
12h45: Coffee and welcome
13h: Introduction by Pieter Adriaens (KU Leuven) and Joris Vandendriessche (KU
13h15: Ken Arnolds (Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen): Medical museums
and academic research
14h: Michael Finn (Museum for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine,
University of Leeds): Object-centered learning in a medical museum
14h45: Coffee break
15h15: Natasha McEnroe (Science Museum, Londen): How to make a medical
historical exposition for a broad audience?
16h: Coffee break
EVENING KEYNOTE & Health Humanities LECTURE
Leercentrum Agora (Edward Van Evenstraat 4 , 3000 Leuven) – Auditorium Emma Vorlat
19h-20h30: Manon Parry (University of Amsterdam): Human Curiosities: Uses (and
Abuses) of Medical Museums
Information and Registration
Attendance is free, but registration is required. Please confirm your attendance by sending an e-mail to Joris Vandendriessche ([email protected]). On the Leuven Interdisciplinary Platform for the Study of the Sciences (LIPSS), see https://ghum.kuleuven.be/LIPSS.