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Special meetings

You are welcome to attend these meetings even if you do not take part in the Congress. Participation is free of charge.

The Meeting for Medical History Museums, 29 May 2013, 12.00-16.30

Theme of the meeting: Cooperation

Helsinki University Museum, Auditorium

12.00-12.20, Words of welcome byDirector Sten Björkman, Helsinki University Museum

12.20-13.00, Keynote speaker: Associate Professor Kerstin Hulter Åsberg, Uppsala University

Title of the speech: How can medical history museums benefit from each other?

13.00-13.15, Curator Henna Sinisalo, Helsinki University Museum

Cooperation between the Finnish medical history museums.

13.15-14.45, Discussion

14.45-15.30, Coffee break

15.30-16.30, Project planner Susanna Hakkarainen, Helsinki University Museum

A walking tour of some (previously) medical buildings in the City Center Campus.

Workshop, 29 May 2013, 9.00 – 15.00

9.00 – 15.00, Workshop “Reburial or curation: human remains and ethics”, House of Science and Letters Lunch break at 11.30 – 12.30. Lunch on your own cost.

Theme of the workshop: Reburial or curation: human remains and ethics

House of Science and Letters, Room 505

Introductory remarks:

Professor Charlotte Roberts, University of Durham, UK
Professor Helena Ranta, Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
Päivi Onkamo, Adjunct Professor in Genetic Bioinformatics,
University of Helsinki, Finland
PhD Markku Oinonen, Finnish Museum for Natural History, University of Helsinki, Finland

PhD Anna Wessman, Archaeology, University of Helsinki, Finland

Modern scientific methods provide new information on human remains recovered in archaeological excavations. The workshop focuses on three topics: 1) What are the possibilities and challenges that the new methods bring to the study of curated skeletal collections and newly found human remains. 2) The novel ethical issues arising for curation and reburial. 3) Ethical guidelines of human remains from archaeological excavations have not been given in Finland. The workshop will discuss the need of such guidelines in relation to national legislation and international human rights conventions.

Workshop coordinator: PhM Kati H. Salo, e-mail: kati.h.salo(at)helsinki.fi