Colloquium “When Doctors Travel Overseas. Colonial Medicine and the Low Countries”, 5 April at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren.
You are kindly invited to the colloquium “When Doctors Travel Overseas. Colonial Medicine and the Low Countries” that takes place on the 5th of April at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren.
Medicine was an inseparable part of colonialism. Research on tropical diseases was carried out in laboratories. (Ship) doctors supported colonial expeditions. Missionaries tried to push a western ideal of reproduction onto the natives. Colonial companies watched over the health of the workforce in order not to hamper economic production. All of this also added to providing the colonial presence with a humanitarian imprint. This colloquium will focus on the multiple connections between medicine and colonialism, in relation to the Low Countries.
You can find the program here. Registration is free of charge but mandatory. Please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 22nd of March if you would like to attend.