The U of T Health History Partnership is currently focusing its efforts on supporting, cataloguing, and exhibiting the University’s health-related artifact collections. An online catalogue is currently under development.
U of T’s Health History Partnership is dedicated to appreciating our history, building a community, fostering collaborations, and preserving our past. We invite you to checkout our past conferences, (IM)MATERIAL CULTURE, The Public’s Health and Taking Toronto’s Healthcare History.
A part of the University of Toronto’s Sesquicentennial Commemorations and hosted by the University of Toronto’s Health History Partnership, (IM)MATERIAL CULTURE: Health History Collections in a Digital Era, an interdisciplinary symposium, took place on November 10th and 11th, 2017. (IM)MATERIAL CULTURE began with an evening reception and keynote address on the Symposium’s themes (Friday, November 10). This was 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.
The artefacts that come down to us from the past are more than keepsakes; they are material documents of past people and communities. They can, if we consider them carefully, give us new ways of understanding the past and new approaches to familiar stories. The history of public health, a vast topic touching many aspects of society and culture, can be appreciated through the variety of objects that survive.
To see the exhibit, visit The Things We Keep: A Material History of Toronto’s Public Health
An interdisciplinary conference for anyone thinking about Toronto’s healthcare communities and their history from diverse, unique perspectives.
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