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A History of Menstruation and Sanitary Waste Management

Wednesday 24 May 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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This talk by Dr Camilla Mørk Røstvik* presents the sanitary bin in its historical context for the first time, and argues that it reveals changing attitudes towards menstruation, the environment and bathroom politics.

Sanitree are a social enterprise who make and sell biodegradable and reusable period pads will have a stall there.

*Dr Camilla Mørk Røstvik is Associate Professor in History at the University of Agder in Norway and leads the Wellcome Trust-funded Menstruation Research Network UK and is author of Cash Flow: The Businesses of Menstruation (UCL Press, 2022).



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