Archival ethics from below: the case of an African Cancer Hospital
At the Uganda Cancer Institute, lines often blur between past and present, sickness and health, life and death. Founded in 1967 as a small chemotherapy clinical trials facility in Kampala, today the Institute’s 60 beds serve a population catchment of over 40 million living in the Great Lakes region of Africa. The Institute houses the only continuous collection of patient records documenting cancer treatment and care on the African continent. This talk considers the temporal, methodological, and ethical challenges of preserving patient records at the Uganda Cancer Institute.
Date: 22 October 2018, 16:00 (Monday, 3rd week, Michaelmas 2018)
Venue: History Faculty - Lecture Room
Venue Details:
Speaker: Dr Marissa Mika (University College London)
Organising department: Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology
Organisers: Professor Rob Iliffe (University of Oxford), Dr Sloan Mahone (University of Oxford)
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Part of: Centre for the History of Science Medicine and Technology (OCHSMT) Seminars
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Belinda Clark