The exhibition “Waiting Room – Female Healers and Patients on the Periphery of Medicine” can finally be visited again after a long break due to Corona. The contemporary art works are integrated within the permanent exhibition of the Semmelweis Medical History Museum in Budapest.
Exhibited artists: Ágnes Eperjesi Viola Fátyol Zsuzsanna Simon Lilla Szász Dominika Trapp and Sarolta Kremmer Balázs Varju Tóth
Date: from 29 June 2021 till September 2021
Important: Please bring Your vaccination certificate! The exhibition can only be visited with it.
The aim of the project “Waiting Room – Female Healers and Patients on the Periphery of Medicine” is to address the controversial or under-emphasized but important role of female healers (like midwifes, health care visitors) or diseases connected to women (like hysteria) and to shed light on the marginal role of women in the history of science.
The art project was accompanied by a series of talks organised together by the curators and the FES. Unfortunately the events took place in Hungarian, no English translation is provided. The discussions were the following:
- Personal professionalism – health visitors in the 21st century in Hungary; Discussion with anthropologist Alexandra Szőke and Adél Pongrácz health visitor
- Bodily integrity -from the gallstone to artificial insemination; Discussion with lawyer and bioethician Judit Sándor and Z. Márió Nemes philiosopher
- Midwifery, motherhood, society – female roles and societal expectations; Discussion with sociologists Szabina Kerényi and Sarolta Kremmer who is as well a student of midwifery
- Hair, hysteria – female deviance?; Discussion with psychologist Dóra Máriási and historian Zsolt K. Horváth