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.