Digitizing Materiality: The Materialized Body, Digitization, and Surrogacy

Thursday, September 23, 2021
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. EDT (UTC -4)

Join us for the second part in this workshop series featuring rare materials from the Wellcome Collection.

This session will explore the theme of the body and the materiality of scientific objects in the digital age in three parts, focusing on digital surrogates in collections. The three presentations address the benefits and challenges of digital surrogacy across media, spanning medieval manuscripts, early modern pop-up books, 18th-century paintings, and 19th-century wax modeling.



The Materialized Body: Aspects of Medieval and Early Modern Medical Practice and Pedagogy
Julia Nurse (Research Development Specialist, Wellcome Collection)

Digitization in the Context of Surrogacy
William Schupbach (Research Development Specialist, Wellcome Collection)

Digital Legacies of Surrogacy and Contagion
Natalie L. Mann (Research Development Specialist, Wellcome Collection)


Questions? For more information about the program contact workshops@sciencehistory.org.