Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A database that includes images and objects relating to the issues of colonial medicine, artistic representation and race

Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism (warning: graphic content), led by Anna Aranbindan-Kesson, is an online database that includes images and objects relating to the issues of colonial medicine, artistic representation and race, as well as data visualization tools and other materials to assist users in engaging with these items. As a CDH Data Fellow in 2021–22, Arabindan-Kesson will consider strategies to develop new tags or categories that highlight what is absent from the images and objects—in particular, information involving the medical expertise and experiences of Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities. Arabindan-Kesson will use the dataset in her course, “Pathologies of Difference: Art, Race and Medicine in the British Empire.”

CDH Grant History

  • 2021–2022 Data Fellowship