Observing the Past: Archives, Interpretation and Practices of Care

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Event
Date: 
May 6, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Health and Health Care, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Black History / Studies, South Asian History / Studies

On Thursday, May 6 at 9am EST, Observing the Past: Archives, Interpretation and Practices of Care will bring together a panel of curators, archivists, and academics who are committed to practicing care in the interpretation and collection of medical history archives. Speakers will discuss their work on collections management and experiences with facilitating public engagement and access. They will also offer their perspectives on some of the difficult questions around the collection, interpretation, and publication of medical history and imagery that continues to have an impact on the ways people are treated within the medical sphere and beyond.

Hosted by Dr. Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Art & Archaeology at Princeton University, Observing the Past: Archives, Interpretation and Practices of Care is organized as a part of a research platform called Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism that examines the intersecting histories of art, medicine and colonialism.

Panelists: Dr. Edna Bonhomme, Dr. Ruth De Souza, Phoebe Nobles, and Emma Sarconi

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