Medicine at the Borders of Life is a research program that joins scholars from several disciplines to explore controversies and emerging values surrounding the uses of fetuses for medical knowledge production, vaccine and pharmaceutical development in Sweden over a long historical period. The program, which is funded by the Swedish Research Council and is hosted by the Department of History of Science and Ideas at Uppsala University, began in 2015 and will run for six years. Planned outputs are peer-reviewed articles, monographs, an edited volume, and the organization of a series of national and international workshops and conferences.
Call for papers: The international workshop "Extraordinary bodies in early modern nature and culture", to be held at Uppsala University, October 26–27, 2017. Abstracts for papers should be submitted no later than June 1, 2017. Read more
30 May, 2017. Guest talk: Nancy Tomes, Stony Brook University, "Public health preparedness in the age of Zika and other emerging diseases". Time: 1.15–3.00 PM. Location: English Park Campus, Rausing room, Uppsala. Read more
28 April, 2017. Research seminar: Mette N. Svendsen, Iben M. Gjødsbøl, Mie S. Dam and Laura E. Navne, University of Copenhagen: "Humanity at the edge: The moral laboratory of feeding precarious lives". Time: 10.15 AM–3.00 PM. Location: English Park Campus, Rausing room, Uppsala. Read more
21 March, 2017. Research seminar: Karin Sennefelt and Anton Runesson, Stockholm University, "The word made flesh: The body in protestant culture, 1600–1750". Time: 1.15–5.00 PM. Location: English Park Campus, Rausing room, Uppsala. Read more
16 Februari, 2017. Research seminar: Sunniva Engh, Oslo University, "Scandinavian aid to South Asian population control, 1950–1995: Modernity misconceived". Time: 1.15–3.00 PM. Location: English Park Campus, Rausing room, Uppsala. Read more
27 January, 2017. Solveig Jülich will participate in the workshop, "The Contested History of Hormone Pregnancy Tests". Time: 10.00 AM–5.00 PM. Location: Buckingham House Lecture Theatre, Cambridge. Read more
14 December, 2016. Project presentation: Tony Gustafsson, Uppsala University, “Sexual offence, homosexuality and societal threat: A study of Swedish castration policy, 1944–1973”. Time: 1.15–3.00 PM. Location: English Park Campus, 7-0017, Uppsala.
12 December, 2016. Research program presentation: Solveig Jülich, Helena Franzén and Morag Ramsey, “Medicine at the borders of life", Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics, Uppsala University. Time: 1.00–2.30 PM. Location: Biomedicinskt centrum, Boström room, Uppsala.
16 November, 2016. Seminar: “Studying medicine, ethics and values”. Invited speakers: Kristin Zeiler and Lisa Guntram, Linköping University. Time: 1.15–5.00 PM. Location: English Park Campus, Rausing room, Uppsala.