29th February-1st March 2008, Mainz (Germany)

Friday 29th February 2008

13.30-14.00 Registration 14.00-14.30 Welcome

14.30-15.30 Session 1 Medicine in Classical Antiquity and the Middle Ages Chair: Klaus-Dietrich Fischer The Interpretation of Understanding in Ancient Greek Medical Texts (Paul Potter, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Kanada) Gariopontus of Salerno’s Book of Diseases: Medical Practice and Scholarship in Eleventh Century Italy (Florence Eliza Glaze, Coastal Carolina University, South Carolina, USA/American Academy, Rome, Italy)

16.00-17.00 Session 2 Philosophy and Practice of Medicine in Muslim Arab Civilizations Since 1240 AD Chair: Rainer Brömer The Philosophical Roots of Ibn al-Nafis’s New Theory of the Pulmonary Transit (Nahyan Fancy, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, USA) Practice and Thought: Medicine and the Medical Profession in Ottoman Egypt (17th-18th Century) (Ahmed Ragab, Centre d’études et de documentations économiques, juridiques et sociales — CEDEJ, Cairo, Egypt/ Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes – EPHE, Paris, France)

17.00-18.00 Session 3 Reconstructing Epistemologies Chair: Norbert W. Paul The Birth of the Clinic Revisited. On the Materiality of the Medical Gaze, 1800-1900 (Volker Hess, Charité Berlin, Germany) Philosophy of Science as Philosophy (Claude Debru, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France)

Saturday 1st March 2008 9.00-10.00 Session 4 Inscribing Body and Mind: Perspectives from History and Science Studies Chair: Lara Huber Materialities of Cognition: How Strategies of Visualization Shaped Brain Theory (Cornelius Borck, University of Lübeck, Germany) How Brains Become (A)Social (Nicole C. Karafyllis, University of Frankfurt/M., Germany)

10.00-11.00 Session 5 Rethinking Sex and Gender: Reproduction in Technoscience and Medicine Chair: Antje Kampf ‘Reproductive Masculinity’: Rethinking Gender Difference and Gender Privilege through the Male Reproductive Body” (Cynthia Daniels, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, USA) Constructing and Theorizing Male Reproductive Bodies and Technologies. The Case of the Male Pill (Nelly Oudshoorn, University of Twente, Netherlands )

11:30-12:30 Session 6 Biomedical Transformations of Bodies and Selves Chair: Meike Wolf Old Bodies — New Technologies (Susanne Lundin, University of Lund, Sweden) “I am a living example” – How Patients Aspire to Translate Experience back into Biomedical Assemblages (Stefan Beck, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany)

12.30-13:30 Session 7 Culture of Ethics and Ethics of Culture in Medicine Chair: Ilhan Ilkilic The Scope and Limits of Cultural Pluralism in Bioethics (Dieter Birnbacher, University of Düsseldorf, Germany) What Does Culture Ethically Mean in Medical Practice? (Franz Josef Illhardt, University of Freiburg, Germany)

Organization Institute for History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (Germany)

Conference venue Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur Mainz Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 2 D — 55131 Mainz

Contact Institut für Geschichte, Theorie und Ethik der Medizin Universität Mainz Am Pulverturm 13 D-55131 Mainz Germany

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