Fourth CHMD Workshop
Representations of Early Modern Anatomy & the Human Body
Sponsored by the Wellcome Trust.
The fourth CHMD workshop will discuss the effects of (visual) representations of human anatomy on the understanding of the body. It seeks to contribute to a better understanding of early modern knowledge of the human body in its cultural context. Therefore the workshop addresses questions such as:
- What was the specific understanding of anatomy by particular audiences?
- How did representations of the anatomical body construct collective identities?
- How were anatomical objects constructed, and how did they change?
- What meanings were assigned to the anatomical body from the 16th to18th century?
Simon Chaplin (Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons): Exemplary Bodies: Public and Private Dissections in Georgian London.
Rina Knoeff (Leiden University): Animals inside: Anatomy, Interiority and Virtue in the Early Modern Dutch Republic.
Sachiko Kusukawa (University of Cambridge): Andreas Vesalius and the canonisation of the human body.
- Sebastian Pranghofer (Durham University): "[…] depicted as described by Galen": The Visual Representation of the rete mirabile in Early Modern Anatomy.
Roberta McGrath (Napier University, Edinburgh): We Have Never Been Modern: Neo-medievalism, Visual Representation and Women's Bodies.
- Claudia Stein (Warwick University)
Date: 22 June 2007
Venue: Durham University, Queen’s Campus, Stockton-on-Tees, Wolfson Research Institute, Seminar Room
For further details please contact the organiser, Sebastian Pranghofer.