Bodies Laid Bare in Law, Culture and Anatomy

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 17:00 to 19:00
Sir Charles Tupper Building: Dalhousie University

This event is part of the Open Academy Programme of the Royal Society of Canada. How have human cadavers been and continue to be presented across different sites of learning? Join us for a panel discussion with experts from Anatomy, Health Law, and Art History and Theory. A selection of medical artifacts and human cadaveric specimens from Dalhousie's Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology will be brought into public conversation.

This event is on during the “MODEL BODIES” exhibit, running March 13-April 7, 2013 in the Sir Charles Tupper Building Foyer. This biomedical display is curated by Situating Science Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Cindy Stelmackowich. "Model Bodies" features rare historical anatomical models, medical artifacts, scientific instruments as well as recent biomedical images from Dalhousie’s laboratories. Artifacts have been drawn from Dalhouise’s medical teaching and learning centres, private medical collections and the Medical History Society of Nova Scotia.


  • Joanna Erdman, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
  • Matthew Herder, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
  • Dr. Cindy Stelmackowich, Postdoctoral  Fellow, Strategic Knowledge Cluster, SSHRC
  • Dr. Gita Sinha, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Dalhousie University