Project members

The research program engages ten scholars representing different academic disciplines, expertise in historical periods and career positions. The research team is linked to the Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University, and led by Professor Solveig Jülich. Participants also come from the Unit for Medical History and Heritage at Karolinska Institutet and the Department of Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University.

Annika Berg

Research project:
Negotiating normality: A comparative study of ethical debates on prenatal diagnostics.

Email: annika.berg@idehist.uu.se

Elisabet Björklund

Post-doctoral project:
Audiovisual representations of pregnancy and fetuses during the Swedish post-war era

Email: elisabet.bjorklund@idehist.uu.se

Maria Björkman

Research project:
Exposing the fetus: The thalidomide scandal and its effects

Email: maria.bjorkman@idehist.uu.se

Maja Bondestam

Research project:
A moral guide, an offence or absolutely central? Extraordinary births and their value in Swedish medicine, 1660–1830

Email: maja.bondestam@idehist.uu.se

Isabelle Dussauge

Research project:
Fetuses as instruments of health: The uses and exchanges of fetal tissues for vaccine research in post-war Sweden

Email: isabelle.dussauge@idehist.uu.se

Helena Franzén

PhD project:
Bodies in transformation: Embryological/ fetal specimens in Swedish museum collections and their social worlds

Email: helena.franzen@idehist.uu.se

Solveig Jülich

Research projects:
• Images of life and death: The Lennart Nilsson industry, ca 1940–2010
• Embryological spaces: The collections of the Tornblad Institute of Comparative Embryology at Lund University
• The rise and fall of the fetoplacental empire: Reproductive research in post-war Sweden

Email: solveig.julich@idehist.uu.se

Francis Lee

Research project:
Valuing research animals: Primates and fetuses in reproductive research

Email: francis.lee@idehist.uu.se

Morag Ramsey

PhD project:
Creating a Family Planning Niche: Examining Sweden’s position in international family planning in the post war period

Email: morag.ramsey@idehist.uu.se

Eva Åhrén

Research project:
Fetal development and evolution: Expanding boundaries of science in early nineteenth century medicine

Email: eva.ahren@ki.se

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