Curating Cultural Heritage for the Medical and Health Humanities


The project “Curating Cultural Heritage for the Medical and Health Humanities” has received seed funding from the Matariki Network in order to develop a consortium of scholars and curators working with university-affiliated medical heritage.

This project brings together three Matariki Network members: Queen's University (Canada), Uppsala University, and Durham University (UK), to catalyze research collaboration in the global field of medical humanities. Together the project partners will explore how medical cultural heritage, which raises difficult and challenging questions about hegemonic ideas of health, illness, gender and disability, can be sensitively curated to support medical and health humanities research, medical humanities education, and public engagement towards the goal of increased health equity.

The project PI is Allisson Morehead at Queens University (Canada), Co-PIs are Fiona Johnstone, Durham University and Cecilia Rodéhn, Centre for Gender Research at Uppsala University. Other members represent the Centre for Medical Humanities, Uppsala University (Ylva Söderfeldt and Erika Sigvardsdotter); the Museum of Medical History, Uppsala University (Therese Toudert); the Museum of Health Care, Kingston (Rowena McGowan); History of Medicine, Queen’s University (Jenna Healey); the Department of Psychiatry, Queen’s University (Oyedeji Ayonrinde); and members of Durham’s Discovery Research Platform for Medical Humanities.

Last modified: 2021-09-10