The Arts & Humanities Research Institute (AHRI) and Scottish Centre for Global History at the University of Dundee, present a lecture by Professor David Arnold (University of Warwick) on Global History and the Machine Age.
Professor Arnold’s work has ranged widely over the history of modern South Asia, and beyond, and has included social and environmental history and the history of science, technology and medicine.
Denmark has a long tradition for building population-based registries. It has earned a preeminent reputation for possessing the most complete and interwoven collection of data touching on almost every aspect of life. What makes the databases a plum research tool is the fact that they can all be linked by a 10-digit personal identification number. Recently, a public-private partnership led to the establishment of the Danish National Biobank, which is an organization including a physical biobank with more than 6 million biological specimens, a biobank register that points to more than 16 million biospecimens in biobanks nationwide, representing 5.1 million individuals, and a coordinating centre assisting researchers in getting access to the specimens. Professor Melbye will present this incredible research infrastructure including many examples from his own research that takes advantage of the unique information in registries and biobanks.
This conference will contribute to the global history and history of medicine components of the School of Humanities in the University of Dundee. It will bring some of the most prominent historians of medicine from UK, USA, Canada, Switzerland and India to reflect on medical therapies, intoxicating substances that were distributed, manufactured, marketed and consumed in many different forms in nineteenth and twentieth century Asia. It will attempt to generate a consensus on the question of monitoring the markets for both addictive and poisonous medical therapies and the extent to which they were controlled by the relevant state legislation.
Location: Sir Kenneth and Lady Noreen Murrary Seminar Room, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee
This debate is part of Material Concerns - an exhibition that explores consent in donation and use of human tissue in life, art and scientific research.
Our invited panel includes:
Sue Black (Director, Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification) Philip Coates (Tayside Tissue Bank) Gina Czarnecki (Artist) Alan Fairlamb (Convenor of University of Dundee Research Governance & Policy Sub-committee) Paul Felts (Senior Lecturer, Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification) Morgan Petrie (Portfolio Manager, Creative Scotland) Margaret Smith (Convenor of TASC Research Governance Committee)
The session will be chaired by Sarah Cook (Curator and Dundee Fellow).
Alasdair McGill, Head of Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Strategy, along with CASTLE, will be hosting a day of presentations, workshops and discussion with fellow staff, students and industry professionals to discover and explore this exciting area of growth and development within the University.
Join us in celebrating the latest generation of talented artists, designers and architects to graduate from the University of Dundee.
Opening Night: 22 May, 6-9pm
Show continues: 23-31 May
Show Opening Times:
Monday - Friday, 10am-8pm.
Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm.
More information will be available on the website soon: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/djcad/degreeshow/