vendredi 12 décembre 2014

Vésale et l'invention du corps moderne

Vesalius and the Invention of the Modern Body


Saint Louis University and Washington University in Saint Louis
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
February 26-28, 2015

This symposium will examine the impact of Vesalius and his contemporaries on perceptions of the human body in medical, intellectual, and artistic contexts from the early modern period through the present.  In addition to the presentation of academic papers, the schedule will include an anatomy demonstration, rare book workshops, and a publishers’ exhibit hall.  Daniel Garrison, Malcolm Hast, and Sachiko Kusukawa will present Keynote Addresses.  Registration is $25 (free for SLU and WashU students with required registration).

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February 26
Saint Louis University — Medical Center Library
6:00 - 7:00pm OPENING SESSION
Welcome Remarks by [TBD]

An Updated Census of the 1st Edition (1543) and 2nd Edition (1555) of Vesalius’ d
e Humani Corporis Fabrica in the USA
Stephen N. Joffe MD FACS FRCS (Edin,Glas) FCS (SA)

7:00 - 9:00pm RECEPTION* & TOURS
Saint Louis University Medical School (more info to follow)
*The Welcome Reception is sponsored by the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Stephen N. Joffe

February 27
Saint Louis University — Frost Campus
DuBourg Hall - Pere Marquette Gallery
Publishers’ Exhibit Hall open 8:00am-5:30pm [DuBourg - Grand Hall]
Opening Remarks: Philip Gavitt (Saint Louis University)
9:00am SESSION 1 - Public Dissections as Spectacle in Early Modern Europe
DuBourg Hall-Pere Marquette Gallery
Session Chair: Anne Stiles (Saint Louis University)

Speaker #1: Andrea Carlino (University of Geneva)
Speaker #2: Cynthia Klestinec (University of Miami Ohio)
11:00am SESSION 2 - Discovery and Deconstruction of the Body: Cultural Contexts of the Fabrica
DuBourg Hall – Pere Marquette Gallery
Session Chair: Sara van den Berg (Saint Louis University)

Speaker #3: Jonathan Sawday (Saint Louis University)
Speaker #4: Glenn Harcourt (Independent Scholar)
Lunch at Saint Louis University – Refectory, DuBourg Hall
Shuttle service from DuBourg Hall to Young Hall
2:00pm SESSION 3 - Mapping the Interior: 3D Anatomy Demonstration
Young Hall Auditorium
*Session 3 is sponsored by the generosity of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society
Shuttle service from Young Hall to DuBourg Hall
4:00pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Creating the New Fabrica
DuBourg Hall – Pere Marquette Gallery
Introduction by: Jonathan Sawday (Saint Louis University)
Keynote Speakers: Daniel Garrison and Malcolm Hast (Northwestern University)
6:00 - 7:30pm RECEPTION*
Pius XII Memorial Library – 2nd floor/TBD
*The Keynote Reception is sponsored by the generosity of Pius XII Memorial Library

February 28
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
EPNEC Center

by Thomas Woolsey
9:00am SESSION 4 - Anatomical Specimens in the Early Modern Period
EPNEC Center
Session Chair: Amy Eisen Cislo, Washington University in St. Louis

Re-casting the Vesalian Dissection Scene: Wax Anatomical Figures of the Italian Enlightenment
Rebecca Messbarger (Washington University in St. Louis)

From the Anatomical Theatre to the Anatomical Venus: The Intersection of Entertainment and Edification in Public Anatomies
Joanna Ebenstein (Morbid Anatomy Museum)
11:00am SESSION 5 - From the Renaissance to the Present: 19th and 21st Century Anatomical Imagery
EPNEC Center
Session Chair: Elisabeth Brander, Bernard Becker Medical Library

The apotheosis of the dissected plate: Spectacles of layering and transparency in 19th- and 20th-century anatomy
Michael Sappol (National Library of Medicine)

Visualizing the Human Body Using Modern Imaging Techniques R. Gilbert Jost (Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine)
2:00pm SESSION 6 - Small Sessions
Becker Medical Library

Suzanne Karr Schmidt – Rare Books
Marisa Anne Bass – Rare Books
Jane Phillips Conroy and Glen Conroy – Tour of Anatomy Labs
3:30pm BREAK
EPNEC Center
Introduction by: Rebecca Messbarger (Washington University in St. Louis)
The Body in the Book: the Fabrica and the Epitome (1543)
Sachiko Kusukawa (Cambridge University)
5:45 - 7:30pm RECEPTION
EPNEC Center

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