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Latitudes of the body: Human-based measurement and its contexts, from Leonardo to Newton (1400-1700)

Pisa, Italy

International summer school July 21-24, Pisa, Italy and online The Centre for the Study of Medicine and the Body in the Renaissance (CSMBR) organises their 2021 international summer school this year from 21-24 July. Participation is permitted both in presence in Pisa, Italy, and online. The summer school will explore theories, applications, problems, and contexts…

Summer school Health inequalities: Approaches from the humanities


From June 20-24, the summer school “Health inequalities: Approaches from the humanities” takes place at the University of Groningen. This summer school has been designed for graduate students and researchers from the humanities and the health sciences. Organizations like the WHO and medical journals increasingly call for changing vocabularies and strategies to deal with today’s…

The politics of disablement

Utrecht; deadline CfP March 31, 2022

On August 25 and 26, 2022, Disability Studies in Nederland organises the summer school "The politics of disablement" at the University of Humanistic Studies in Utrecht. The summer school will explore the relationship between disability and politics through three topics: Citizenship (New) eugenics Capacity and representation During this summer school participants will work together in…

Cambridge Summer School on Reproduction


Registration for the inaugural Cambridge Summer School on Reproduction is open. Delivered by academic members of the University of Cambridge, this course aims to provide a holistic overview of reproduction by inviting researchers from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and biomedical sciences to speak about their reproductive research. This course is aimed at postgraduate students, early career and established researchers, healthcare professionals,…

Summer school: Tracing never‐ending diseases. New trends in medical, material, and audiovisual history

Brocher Foundation, Switzerland; deadline applications January 15, 2023

Among confirmed speakers and teachers are: prof. Christos Lynteris (University of St Andrews, Scotland), prof. Anna Harris (Maastricht University, The Netherlands), prof. Jean-Paul Gaudillière (EHESS Paris, France), prof. Janina Kehr (Universität Wien), prof. Ted Porter (University of California, Los Angeles). General Description The Tracing Never‐ending Diseases: New Trends in Medical, Material, and Audiovisual History Summer School aims…

Stories of Illness and Health: Limits and Opportunities of a Narrative Medical Ethics


The Antwerp Summer School in Philosophy and Society seeks to address philosophical issues and problems pertaining to recent developments in Western societies. Its specific aim is to reflect on some of the major themes and debates that have recently emerged in the public sphere. This edition will focus on narratives as an important resource of…

Summer school: Intensity and the Grades of Nature Heat, Colour, and Sound in the Ordering of Pre-Modern Cosmos: 1200-1600

Pisa, online

Held in the stunning premises and terrace of the Domus Comeliana, this summer school will explore how heat, colour, and sound have been used, conceptualised and graded in the pre-modern cosmos shaping both disciplines of knowledge and everyday life. Central to the various cosmologies that developed throughout the period 1200-1600 was the idea that phenomena…