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Health, Medicine, and Gender in the Archives: Historicizing Healthcare Education

J. M. Duffin leads the final session of a three-part workshop series for teachers and researchers interested in using archival materials in their work.

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March 28, 2024, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
University Archives Research Center, 3401 Market Street, Suite 210
Open to Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff
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RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Please RSVP to Matilda Hemming, PhD Candidate (English and GSWS):

How have the requirements for entering the healthcare profession changed over time? What did medical students at the University of Pennsylvania learn in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries? How were topics of gender and sexuality discussed? And what were the experiences of Penn healthcare students who were marginalized by race, gender, and sexuality? In this workshop we will look at the variety of records in the University Archives that document the different healthcare professions at Penn. In addition to course registers, catalogs and faculty minutes, and administrative records, we will explore student lecture notes and yearbooks that provide a glimpse into student experience from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.  

This workshop will be led by J.M. Duffin, Assistant University Archivist.

About the Series

Are you a teacher or researcher interested in the medical humanities and gender studies? Are you curious about how to use archival materials in your teaching or research? If so, please join a three-part workshop series on Health, Medicine, and Gender in the Archives at Penn. These informal workshops will introduce attendees to a wide range of exciting materials and will provide practical information about how to work with curators in your research and teaching. Graduate students are especially encouraged to attend.

Upcoming workshops (Thursdays at noon):

  • January 25: The Barbara Bates Center, Suite 2U, Claire M. Fagin Hall (Jessica Martucci)
  • February 22: The Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 6th Floor (Alicia Meyer)
  • March 28: University Archives Research Center, 401 Market Street, Suite 210 (J. M. Duffin). Reception and swag to follow!

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