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Anatomy, scientific authority and the visualized body in medicine and culture (Belgium, 1780-1860)

This project will investigate the ways in which human anatomy gained and/or lost prestige and visibility within the medical and the broader educational and cultural field in Belgium. It will do so by focusing on the ways in which medical anatomical knowledge circulated between these fields and acquired in this process new meanings, and by investigating the role of different forms of visual representation or display of the human body in supporting or weakening anatomy's legitimacy or authority both in the medical and the cultural field. The role of anatomy and visual display of the anatomical human body will be researched in the formation of medicine as a scientific domain between 1780 and 1860 and in fields of medical education and/or entertainment of children, teachers and the lay public.

Date:1 Oct 2013  →  1 Oct 2017
Keywords:medical history, history of anatomy
Disciplines:Curatorial and related studies, History, Other history and archaeology, Art studies and sciences, Artistic design, Audiovisual art and digital media, Heritage, Music, Theatre and performance, Visual arts , Other arts, Product development, Study of regions
Project type:PhD project