When doctors travel overseas. Colonial medicine and the Low Countries

Gewina Spring Meeting – 5 April 2019. Registration is free of charge but mandatory. Please send a mail to reinout.vanderhulst@kuleuven.be  before the 22ndof March, if you would like to attend the colloquium.

Large Conference Room at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren

Partners:          Gewina – Belgian-Dutch Society for the History of Science and Universities 

Cultural History since 1750 Research Group of KU Leuven

National Committee for Logics, History and Philosophy of Science (Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium)

                         Royal Museum for Central Africa

Provisional programme

10u:                                  Registration and Coffee 

10u30- 12u30:               Session on “Medicine and Race” 

  1. Maarten Couttenier (AfricaMuseum): Geneeskunde en antropologie 1882-1914
    1. Fenneke Sysling(Utrecht University) : Ethics and the Dutch Empire
    1. Amandine Lauro (Université libre de Bruxelles): Race, Mental Testing and Development: Psychological Expertise in Late Colonial Congo (1945-1960)
    1. Toine Pieters en Henk Menke (Utrecht University) : Lepra: medische legitimering van dehumanisering en stigmatisering van een infectieziekte

12u30-13u15:                 Lunch, member’s meeting, and poster presentations 

13u15-15u15:                Session on “Medicine and Humanitarianism”

  1. Eva Schalbroeck (University of Cambridge) : The Commission pour la Protection des Indigènes and colonial health and health care in the Belgian Congo
  2. Iris Busschers (University of Groningen) : Maternal care and child care: medical missions, gender, and reproduction between East Java and the Netherlands
  3. Reinout Vander Hulst and Maarten Langhendries (KU Leuven): The FOMULAC in Kisantu: White Ideals, Black Babies (1926-1940)
  4. Leo van Bergen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam):  Hulp als middel. Hulp aan de Indonesische burgerbevolking door Nederlandse militaire hulpverleners ten tijde van de dekolonisatieoorlog.

15u15-15u30:               Refreshments and Fruits

15u30:                              Guided visit to the new AfricaMuseum

Registration is free of charge but mandatory. Please send a mail to reinout.vanderhulst@kuleuven.be  before the 22ndof March, if you would like to attend the colloquium.

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