The U of T community will be hosting many events throughout 2017. Details will be released over the next few months and during the Sesquicentennial year. Check back to find out how you can get participate as we mark Canada’s 150th birthday.
(IM) MATERIAL CULTURE Health History Collections in a Digital Era
November 10 - November 11
As part of the University of Toronto’s Sesquicentennial Commemorations, (IM)MATERIAL CULTURE: Health History Collections in a Digital Era, is an interdisciplinary symposium event hosted by the University of Toronto’s Health History Partnership.
(IM)MATERIAL CULTURE focuses particularly on broadening perspectives on health as represented through material culture. It explores ‘the invisible’ within collections (i.e. the material culture of groups who were not considered relevant to include) or misappropriated, with speakers and panelists who represent populations historically excluded from Health History collections. This symposium draws upon perspectives and methodologies from a variety of disciplines including Indigenous Studies, Disability Studies, Sexual and Diversity Studies, Black Canadian Studies and Mental Health Studies which speak to the importance of diversity-enhancing and ethical collection policies.
The event begins with an evening reception and keynote address on the Symposium’s themes (Friday, November 10th). This is followed by an inter-professional (IPE) education day (Saturday November 11th) at the Medical Sciences building, with panels, speakers and exhibits charting the evolution of health history collections in a digital era.
Reception: November 10 2017 (5:30pm – 7:30pm)
Location: University of Toronto, Faculty Club
Symposium: November 11 2017 (10:30am – 6:00pm)
Location: University of Toronto, C. David Naylor Student Commons, Medical Sciences Building