Lectures and seminars Seminar KI:s ethics council

29-03-2022 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna Eva & Georg Klein, Biomedicum

Invitation to a hybrid seminar arranged by KI's ethics council regarding KI's human anatomical collections: what is there, how was it collected and what should be done?

KI, like many other universities, has an anatomical collection that contains human remains. This raises many questions:

How did the human remains end up in KI's collections?
What do the collections contain?
What does the university do with the collections and how should they be handled in the future?
Should the collections be abolished?
How should demands for repatriation be met?
Should the collections be used for research and historical exhibitions?
Who is in charge?

Invited speakers:

  • Ole Petter Ottersen, Rector, Karolinska Institutet: Introduction
  • Helena Ek, PhD, medical historian: “The skeleton in the storeroom. Content and history of anatomical collections "
  • Liv Nilsson Stutz, Professor of Archeology: "Anthropological perspectives on human remains in collections"
  • Kirsti Strøm Bull, professor em. in private law: "KI's skeletons - law (ethics) and ethics - illustrated with examples from Norway"

The seminar ends with an open question time.

The seminar will be conducted in Swedish with digital simultaneous interpretation into English.


Sara Sigsjö Coordinator