Wanted: PhD candidate medical history Utrecht University

An interesting opportunity for an aspiring medical history PhD candidate has come up at the Freudenthal Institute (part of Utrecht University). The topic of research is the collection history of foetuses in The Netherlands between 1860 and 1930. Starting point is the collection of the Museum Vrolik, an anatomical collection that is part of the Amsterdam UMC; in addition, the researcher will add collection practices from elsewhere in the country. The aim of the project is to paint a picture of the political, societal, cultural and religious context of foetus collecting in the period, as a way to understand the Museum Vrolik collection better.

Applications can be sent in until May 21st. More information on the position and the procedure (in Dutch) is on the Utrecht University website.