My fields of interest include media history of medicine, histories of ignorance in medicine, and historical perspectives on medicine, ethics and democracy. I have published articles on the iconic images of embryos and fetuses by Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson as well as several co-edited volumes. My most recent book is Embryological spaces: The collection of human and animal fetuses of the Tornblad Institute at Lund University, title in transl. (Makadam, in press).
Solveig Jülich is Professor at the Department of History of Science and Ideas. She received a Ph.D in Technology and Social Change from Linköping University in 2002. From 2003 to 2006 she was employed as Senior Lecturer at the undergraduate programme Culture, Society, Media Production at Linköping University. She was Assistant Professor, funded by the Swedish Research Council, at the Department of Literature and History of Ideas at Stockholm University from 2006 to 2010, and then Senior Lecturer in History of Ideas. In 2014, she joined the Department of History of Science and Ideas at Uppsala University.
Ongoing and previous research projects
- Photographing life and death: Lennart Nilsson, medicine and the media in Sweden, 1940–2010, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond 2022.
- Medicine at the borders of life: Fetal research and the emergence of ethical controversy in Sweden, funded by the Swedish Research Council 2015–2021.
- Science and modernisation in Sweden, funded by Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg’s Foundation and hosted by the Center for the History of Science at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 2012–2019.
- In the light of media: Mass miniature radiography surveys for tuberculosis in Sweden, c. 1940–1970, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, 2011–2014.
- Scientific research, photojournalism or special effects? Lennart Nilsson’s visual hybrid practices, funded by the Swedish Research Council, 2006–2010.
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