(IM)MATERIAL CULTURE: Health History Collections in a Digital Era

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A part of the University of Toronto’s Sesquicentennial Commemorations and hosted by the University of Toronto’s Health History Partnership (http://torontohealthhistory.ca/about.shtml), (IM)MATERIAL CULTURE: Health History Collections in a Digital Era, an interdisciplinary symposium, will take place on November 10th and 11th, 2017.  (IM)MATERIAL CULTURE begins with an evening reception and keynote address on the Symposium’s themes (Friday, November 10). This is followed by an inter-professional (IPE) education day (Saturday November 11) at the Medical Sciences building, with panels, speakers and exhibits charting the evolution of health history collections in a digital era.  Invited speakers will represent a broad range of collections relating to health and the body. These will include biobanks, anatomical collections, and anthropological collections, as well as collections of medical technology. (IM)MATERIAL CULTURE focuses particularly on broadening perspectives on health as represented through material culture. It explores ‘the invisible’ within collections (i.e. the material culture of groups who were not considered relevant to include) or misappropriated, with speakers and panelists who represent populations historically excluded from Health History collections, who will speak to the importance of diversity-enhancing and ethical collection policies. High school students from the Faculty of Medicine’s Summer Mentorship Program ,who are currently exploring the material culture of health through individual research projects on local objects, will present their projects through a small exhibit.

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Friday, November 10, 2017
Reception
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Venue TBA

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Symposium
10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building
1 King’s College Circle, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A8
Stone Lobby (MSB 2171) and adjoining room MSB 2172

 

 

TICKETS:

Adult 2-day early bird rate by September 30 $40
Adult early bird rate before September 30 is $40.00.
Adult rate October 1 to November 11 is $45.00.
Student 2-day early bird rate by September 30 $12
Student early bird rate before September 30 is $12.00.
Student rate October 1 to November 30 is $15.00.

A registration link will be launched very soon, we anticipate by mid-March.

Please continue to check back for details.
Thank you.

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SPONSORED BY:

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO FACULTY OF MEDICINE / A.M.S. ASSOCIATED MEDICAL SERVICES
/ UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, CANADA SESQUICENTENNIAL STEERING COMMITTEE
(IM)MATERIAL CULTURE: Health History Collections in a Digital Era