Research Seminar

Gert Helgesson: Dealing with a university’s historical heritage: ethical quandaries

Date: 23 February 2022
Time: 14:00-15:45

Research seminar with Gert Helgesson, Professor, Stockholm Centre for Healthcare Ethics
Title: Dealing with a university’s historical heritage: ethical quandaries.


In the fall of 2020 a working group was appointed to dealwith the historical heritage of Karolinska Institutet, against the backgroundof black lives matter and protests against controversial monuments, names onbuildings, etc. on university campuses around the world. The working group’sfirst report, on monuments and names on streets, buildings, and lecture hallswas criticized from all sides, exposing strong feelings. The second part of thework concerns the human anatomical collection at KI. It opens the door toadditional ethical issues.

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