Organ Transplantation and Tissue Transfusion

A central theme in our project has been that of the political and social context of organ transplantation in South Africa. Since the beginning of 2014 we have had an active reading group which meets once a month. This was one of the themes around which our symposium Age and the Body was organised. Drawing on a vast archive of documentary materials and oral histories generated between 1960 and 2010, this theme promises to open up the global and local significance of South African tissue and transplant surgical expertise.

Reading Group



Next meeting

A seminar paper on Catherine Burns's work on histories of race, sex, and blood in South Africa.