We’re very pleased to announce two talks next week from Prof Thomas Soderqvist (Director, Medical Museoin, University of Copenhagen).

[1]  University of Leeds History & Philosophy of Science Seminar, Wednesday 13th May, 3.15 – 5.00pm,

Baines Wing G36, Philosophy Department, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds (Building 58 at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/campus_map/map.pdf )

“The problem of narrative vs. episodic histories in museology”

[2] Lecture at Thackray Museum Thursday 14th May, 5.00pm ,  http://www.thackraymuseum.org/

“Who’s afraid of recent medical heritage?”

Abstract: Medical museums around the world traditionally focus on modern medicine from the 18th century to the mid 20th century. Few museums have systematically explored contemporary medical science and technology, in either their collections or their displays. Why is this so? The lecture will offer explanations and suggest ways for medical museums to address this.

The talk will be followed by a reception at the Museum (6 – 6:30 p.m.),  sponsored by the University of Leeds Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Department