The aim of the Summer School is to bring together current and recent postgraduate students from the humanities and sciences with experts from a number of different fields to engage with a range of technologies for making scientific images of the human body. It addresses itself to students who are investigating questions about the meaning of images of the human body and how agreement about such meaning is negotiated (in the laboratory, in modern mass-media, public displays in museums, in university anatomy teaching). Applicants many be from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to the history of medicine, art history, visual culture, sociology, museum studies, history of science, anthropology, and the sciences.
Costs and financial assistance
The cost to participants is £300 (approximately $600). This includes accommodation for five nights, all meals, and the Summer School fee. Travel costs and any additional expenses (i.e., local travel and extra accommodation) must be met by participants.
All applicants should seek full funding from their home institution in the first instance. We are, however, able to offer ten bursaries of £100 each, applicable to the cost of participation. If you require financial assistance and would like to be considered for a bursary, please indicate this in your application.
How to apply
If you are a current PhD student or have recently completed your PhD, and the subject of Medicine and New Media is relevant to your work, we invite you to apply using the following procedure:
E-mail the Centre for the History of Medicine's Programme Manager, Ms Molly Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org) a one-page abstract describing your own research. Be sure to include your name and contact details, and your institutional affiliation. If you would like to be considered for a bursary, please indicate this in your application. Applications must be received by 24 March 2008. NB: The application deadline has been extended to 18 April.
NOTE: The Summer School is intended to foster the informal exchange of ideas, and therefore we will only accept a maximum of 20 applicants. Applications will be judged on the relevance of the applicant's own work to the programme; preference will be given to those for whom the subject matter is most relevant. We will also be seeking to assemble a diverse group in terms of disciplinary expertise.