Four Generations, Thomas Rowlandson, Tate Museum UK.

Pregnancy, childbirth, the grim and wonderful business of procreation: Historically, all these topics are interwoven into every aspect of society. In 17th century Spain childbirth was accompanied and guided by symbols, rituals, images and stories. Assuming the body cannot be explained without the mind, it is this cultural side to obstetrics that we explore in our studies.

Principal Investigator: Wolfram Aichinger
Project No.: FWF P 32263-G30
Funding Agency: FWF Austrian Science Fund
Funding Period: 01.05.2020 - 30.04.2024
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