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ICOG visiting research fellow: Ruben Verwaal

16 January 2019
Ruben Verwaal

During the spring semester, ICOG welcomes new visiting research fellows. In January, we welcome Ruben Verwaal, curator of medical collections at the Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam. A historian of medicine, he will be working at the newly founded Groningen Centre for Health and Humanities.

Medical curator

Ruben Verwaal currently works at the Erasmus Medical Centre, in Rotterdam. Ruben curates and researches the medical collections of the city hospital and medical faculty. Having been part of the Vital Matters project in Groningen, he is enthusiastic to stay in touch with the latest trends in medical humanities and the research on healthy ageing.

Healthy Ageing

Ruben works on historical cultures of health, specifically the healthy movements of bodily fluids in the early modern period. He is convinced that history and heritage can contribute to people’s wellbeing and health. Ruben’s main aim for this fellowship is therefore to further develop his research topic and to submit a research application on the history of health.

Visiting research fellowship programme

ICOG welcomes applications for visiting research fellowships from academics working in the fields of its five research centres. The duration of visits usually varies from a month to half a year. During this time, visiting research fellows are expected to work on their own research projects (ideally in collaboration with a scholar or an academic team from ICOG) and to participate in the events organised by ICOG.

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