[Summer School] Tracing Neverending Diseases. New Trends in Medical, Material, and Audiovisual History

5 9 juin 2023
Brocher Foundation, Switzerland

Organised by FNS-Sinergia Neverending Disease

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 Summer School's schedule will alternate between seminar sessions and participants' presentations. In each seminar, an invited expert will present their methodological approach in relation to a bibliography of resources; they will then propose small group exercises for participants. The goal is to reflect on the many innovative approaches developed throughout the history of medicine. Participant presentations will be the opportunity for participants to present, discuss and debate a case or hypothesis in dialogue with their personal research.
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.

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).

To participate in the Summer School
The School is open to 20 participants and will be held in English. It is designed for PhD and post?doctoral students in Contemporary History, Medical and Scientific History, Medical Anthropology, Film Studies, Material Studies, as well as young researchers interested in interdisciplinary studies between SHS (social and human sciences) and medicine. Participants will be selected through an application process.
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.

Please find the call for applications here.

The Summer School benefits from financial support from the SNF and the Brocher Foundation. A registration fee of CHF 550.- per participant is requested. This price includes both housing and meals.
Limited funding is available to cover or contribute to expenses in accordance to need. To apply for funding please send a list of estimated costs and an explanatory letter.

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