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History of Medicine Summer School

When: 7-11 July 2008
Where: University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Medicine and New Media, the first postgraduate Summer School organized by the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick, explored the history of medical imaging from the Renaissance to present times. Participants traced technological developments and their consequences in medicine, alongside consideration of how these new ways of ‘seeing’ the human body reflected and were shaped by the concerns of scientists, physicians, artists, and the general population.

In addition to presentations made by specialists from diverse disciplines and round-table discussion, the programme included a digitial anatomy lab, an evening of medical cartoons, and a photography workshop. Professor Sander L. Gilman gave a keynote lecture on the first evening, and for our last meal together we dined in style at Oscar's Bistro in Leamington Spa.

"A fantastically rich week - inspiring and a professional boost, with a range of invaluable new contacts."

"Provided a rare opportunity for in-depth conversation - for complex, layered intellectual interaction enriched by personal connection."

"The summer school meant for me a pretty steep learning curve, but at the same time an amazing opportunity to exchange ideas and information, create a fluid yet stable network of people with similar interests but diverse backgrounds."

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