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

PhD-project: Helena Franzén

My line of research is the specimens of fetuses and embryos in the collection of the Department of Anatomy at Uppsala University in Sweden. I am interested in under which circumstances the bodies were collected and how they were used for knowledge production in the medical sciences.

Publications and presentations:

• “The materiality of teratology”, paper presentation at the conference, History of medicine today and tomorrow, Karolinska institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, October 2, 2017.

• “From embryonic bodies to scientific objects”, paper presentation, Nordic Science and Technology Studies Conference, Göteborg, Sweden, 31 May–2 June, 2017.

• “Kroppar i transformation: Mänskliga embryon/foster i museisamlingar och deras sociala världar”, paper presentation at the workshop Medicinsk humaniora och samhällsvetenskap vid Uppsala universitet, Uppsala University, Sweden, April 14, 2016.