The fourth CHMD workshop will discuss the effects of (visual) representations of human anatomy on the understanding of the body. It seeks to contribute to a better understanding of early modern knowledge of the human body in its cultural context. Therefore the workshop addresses questions such as: – What was the specific understanding of anatomy by particular audiences? – How did representations of the anatomical body construct collective identities? – How were anatomical objects constructed, and how did they change? – What meanings were assigned to the anatomical body from the 16th to18th century? The workshop brings together historians working on different aspects of European anatomy from the 15th to the 19th century:

Papers: Simon Chaplin (Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons): Exemplary Bodies: Public and Private Dissections in Georgian London. Rina Knoeff (Leiden University): Animals inside: Anatomy, Interiority and Virtue in the Early Modern Dutch Republic. Sachiko Kusukawa (University of Cambridge): Andreas Vesalius and the canonisation of the human body. Roberta McGrath (Napier University, Edinburgh): We Have Never Been Modern: Neo-medievalism, Visual Representation and Women’s Bodies. Sebastian Pranghofer (Durham University): “[…] depicted as described by Galen”: The Visual Representation of the rete mirabile in Early Modern Anatomy.

Claudia Stein (Warwick University): Commentary

For further Information on the workshop please contact the organiser, Sebastian Pranghofer ([email protected]), or visit the workshop homepage, Please use the online form on the workshop homepage for registration. Deadline for registration is 6 June 2007. Lunch will be provided.

The workshop is funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Venue: Durham University, Queen’s Campus Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease Wolfson Research Institute Seminar Room Stockton-on-Tees TS17 6BH