Hugo Cardoso* (Simon Fraser University)
Susana Garcia (ISCSP-Ulisboa)
Francisca Alves-Cardoso (CRIA/FCSH-NOVA)
[chair] Cristiana Bastos
[org] Francesca De Luca, Ricardo Moreira
[moderation] Vítor Oliveira Jorge
This will be a debate among biological anthropologists that came together in this meeting and are currently engaged in a discussion around the ethics and politics of circulation of human remains, collected to form osteological collections. The debate will take as point of departure the recent polemic that ensued in the press after the Lisbon municipality accepted a proposal for the transportation of human remains of Portuguese origin to a university in Canada, in order to compose a new reference collection for research in forensic and biological anthropology.
* via Skype.
[this debate is part of the Conference “Bodies in Transition”]