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.
Jülich’s research and teaching interests include medical humanities, history of medicine and biomedicine, historical perspectives on ethics and value conflicts in medical research, and history of medicine’s visual and material culture.
Her previous research projects have explored the introduction and reception of x-ray images, the interaction between medical science and media culture, and the making of the iconic images of embryos and foetuses by Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson. At present she is responsible for the six-year research programme "Medicine at the borders of life: Fetal research and the emergence of ethical controversy in Sweden", funded by the Swedish Research Council. She is also a member of the steering group for the research programme “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.
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