Monthly Archives: April 2013

Tri-university exchange at Johns Hopkins University

IMG_2293On April 19 and 20, 2013, I had the great pleasure of taking part in a mini-conference organized for the Toronto, Baltimore, and Georgia medical illustration graduate programs by David Rini of the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. I spoke about “Comics and Medicine: Surveying an Emerging Field”; as part of the talk, BMC grad students Laura Smith and Erin Warkentin gave short presentations on the magnificent graphic novellas they created in this year’s Comics & Medicine course at UofT.

IHPST Colloquium: Picturing Health and Medicine

blur-babies-300x300On April 17, 2013, I presented on “Shaping the Intersex Body: The Ethical Dimension of Anatomical Illustration” as part of a colloquium at the Institute for the History & Philosophy of Science &Technology at UofT. It was an exciting and thought-provoking program featuring Lucia Dacome (“Blindfolding the Midwives: Modelling Childbirth’s Visual Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy”), Martina Schlünder (“Picturing the Invisible—Imagining the Unknown: Birthing Machines and the Depiction of Birth Mechanics in Early 20th Century Obstetrical Research”), Erene Stergiopoulos (“A Brain Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Uses of Neuro Rhetoric in 21st Century Advertising”), and keynote speaker Ludmilla Jordanova (“Traces of Life: Reflections on Medical Portraiture”).