MEDIATING BIOMEDICINE: Engaging, Resisting, Negotiating

Friday 10 Sept – Saturday 11 Sept 2004

Mathematics Building, University of Manchester

Like contemporary specialists in science communication, historians of medicine and science have largely rejected simple “top-down” models of interactions between everyday people and biomedical experts. Instead, they focus on the complexity and diversity of motives, interests, and understandings that have characterized past as well as present encounters centred on biomedical knowledge. This small, workshop-style meeting will bring together historians exploring those dynamic relationships between educators and audiences, experts and laypeople, professionals and patients. Speakers include: Bert Hansen, Nancy Tomes, Roger Cooter, Claudia Stein, Tim Boon, Kelly Loughlin, Robert Bud, and David Cantor.

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