Four Interpretive Fellows and an Artist-in-Residence have joined Art Hx: The Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism for the academic year 2022-23.
Founded in 2020 by Anna Arabindan-Kesson (African American Studies, Art & Archaeology), Art Hx is a digital humanities research project that explores the interconnected nature of the development of medicine, constructions of race, and image-making across the former British Empire and the United States. The project, including the 2022-23 Artist-in-Residence and Interpretive Fellows programs, is a Collaborative Humanities Project of the Humanities Council.
Artist-in Residence Nate Lewis is a New York City-based artist who explores history through patterns, textures, and rhythm. He earned a degree in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University, and he practiced critical-care nursing in DC-area hospitals for nine years. During his virtual residency, he will host virtual public programming, hold conversations and workshops with Princeton students, and create a digital work.
Joining the Art Hx team as Interpretive Fellows are four early-career scholars, who will collaborate with the project team. They are:
- Michaela Clark, a Ph.D. candidate at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester. Her ongoing doctoral project focuses on a 20th century collection of clinical surgery photographs held at the University of Cape Town’s Pathology Learning Centre in South Africa.
- Sadie Levy Gale, a Ph.D. candidate at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture. Her research examines visual representations of empire, healthcare, and the built environment in England in the inter-war and post-war periods, using photographic archives as a key source.
- Chimwemwe Phiri, a doctoral researcher in medical anthropology and visual history at Durham University. Her Ph.D. project explores histories of race, violence, the ethical dimensions of medical photography, questions of ownership, and the afterlives of archival material.
- Shelley Angelie Saggar, a CHASE-funded Ph.D. researcher and museum-worker based across the School of English and the Centre for Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies at the University of Kent. Her research examines contestations and reclamations of the museum in Native North American and Maori cultural texts.