Explore the humanities, science, and medicine at University event

Explore the humanities, science, and medicine at University event

The links between science, medicine and the humanities will be put under the spotlight this week at an event organised by the Aberdeen Humanities Fund.

The Stacks Alive series in partnership with the Special Collections Centre encourages stimulating, lively and engaging insights into the University’s collections, including archives, rare books and manuscripts.

This latest talk in the series, which will take place on Thursday, February 27, takes Science, Medicine and the Humanities as its theme and will feature short presentations by three members of University of Aberdeen staff. The presentations will focus on current research initiatives and will explore the idea of collections – including living collections.

Dr Ben Marsden, Senior Lecturer with the Department of History, will discuss the collections in his capacity as Director of the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine.

Professor Wendy Graham explores the theme of ‘Local to Global’ in a presentation entitled ‘Building on the legacy of Dr Alexander Gordon’. Professor Graham is Chair in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Co-founder of The Soapbox Collaborative.

Finally, we will discover more about the Living Botanical and Medicinal Collections at Aberdeen with Mr Mark Paterson, Curator at the Cruickshank Botanic Garden.

Dr Jackson Armstrong, Lecturer in the Department of History and co-founder of the Aberdeen Humanities Fund, said: “The humanities thrive in the ways they relate to collections of different types, including historic, artistic, and living collections, among others. This event is an exciting opportunity to examine how the humanities have vital connections with botany, science, medicine, and how these are flourishing at Aberdeen.”

The event will be hosted in the Seminar Room on the Lower Ground Floor of the Sir Duncan Rice Library from 6pm-7pm.

Spaces at this event are free, though booking is strongly advised. For more information about this event, please contact scc.events@abdn.ac.uk to reserve a place.

For more information about the Aberdeen Humanities fund please visit http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cass/research/aberdeen-humanities-fund-203.php