Conf: HOMO PATIENS: Approaches to the patient in the ancient world
Institut für Klassische Philologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
This meeting brings together a variety of scholars in the field of classical studies, medicine and history of medicine to discuss the figure of the 'patient' in ancient medicine. In particular, the conference aims at shifting the focus from the ancient doctors' authoritative discourses about their profession, knowledge, theories and practices to reconstruct, to whatever extent this is possible, the role, position and experience of the patient.
- Prof. Manfred Horstmanshoff (Internationales Kolleg Morphomata, University of Cologne, DE)
- Prof. Helen King (Open University, UK)
- Prof. Susan Mattern (University of Georgia, USA)
- Prof. John M. Wilkins (University of Exeter, UK)
Further information and registration form can be found on the conference website.
The conference is free; please register by emailing your registration form to Stefanie Jahnke no later than May 31, 2012.
Some travel bursaries might be available for students. Please contact the organisers.