Centre for the Study of Medicine and the Body in the Renaissance - CSMBR

Centre for the Study of Medicine and the Body in the Renaissance

The Centre for the Study of Medicine and the Body in the Renaissance (CSMBR) is an international institute of advanced studies based at the Domus Comeliana in Pisa. The Centre furthers the values of medical humanism and the advancement of human knowledge as particularly related to the historical understanding of medicine and science throughout their development from the Medieval to the Late Renaissance Period (1350-1650).

The Centre is run by a Governing Board and a Scientific Committee that together are responsible for the organisation of scientific events, activities, and grants promoted each year in cooperation with the CSMBR Partner Institutions:

the University of Exeter

the University of Padua

the Studio Firmano for the History of Medicine and Science

The CSMBR sponsors the series Palgrave Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Medicine 

As part of its wider cultural strategy, the CSMBR pays particular attention to the academic career of students (BA, MA) and early career scholars (PhDs, Postdocs). Thanks to the generous endorsement of the Institutio Santoriana – Fondazione Comel the Centre grants each year scholarly prizes and awards in form of Santorio Fellowship for Medical Humanities and Science and Santorio Award for Excellence in Research.

 

Fundamental Principles

The Centre for the Study of Medicine and the Body in the Renaissance (CSMBR) pursues exclusively scientific and cultural goals and is open to scholars of any nationality, without discrimination of ethnicity, gender, age, political, religious, or sexual orientation.

The CSMBR does not seek or promote any political goals; therefore the promotion of any activity or field of studies which is either directly or indirectly related to political aims of any nature (religious, social, economic, sexual, etc.) is structurally incompatible with the very mission of the Centre.