a)What objects and artefacts did doctors and researchers mobilize at different moments in time to give a visible and tangible reality to diseases whose clinical presentation was complex, multifaceted, and sometimes partially unexplained?
b)What relevant methods and approaches allow historians to create meaning from vestiges of diseases of the past? What scientific problems (i.e., ethical, legal, scientific) does the reuse of previous medical samples raise today?
The Summer School will be a 5‐day working conference structured around intensive discussion and hands‐ on research activities. It will bring together experts from academia, the cultural heritage sector, and medicine, to mine the rich vein of overlapping studies between the History of Science, Medicine and Technology, Material Culture Studies, and Audiovisual History. It aims to educate a new generation of scholars in the History of Medicine, with a particular focus on materiality, the audiovisual, and interdisciplinary dialogue.
The week’s activities will be further deepened by plenary sessions. A half‐day will be dedicated to a visit and presentation from Geneva’s History of Science Museum. And another will be spent welcoming Geneva’s University Hospitals’ clinicians within the framework of the infectious diseases continuing education program.
Throughout the week, participants:
− will be introduced to approaches that combine cutting‐edge technology and historical construction such as archeogenetics.
− will receive personalized feedback on their research. They will have the opportunity to briefly present some of their own research interests that tie in with the Summer School’s themes and methodological approaches. They will be asked to bring a few questions or research hypotheses to discuss with senior research professors and the group as a whole.
To participate in the Summer School
Interested candidates are invited to apply by 15 January 2023 by sending a CV and a motivation letter in which you describe how you could contribute to the Summer School and what you hope to gain from attending it. Applicants will be notified by 1 February 2023.
For further information on the research project: neverending.unige.ch
Please contact Alexander Wenger firstname.lastname@example.org, Christian Bonah email@example.com, Tricia Koenig firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Send applications by email to Alexander Wenger email@example.com, Christian Bonah firstname.lastname@example.org and Tricia Close‐Koenig email@example.com