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. It promotes the knowledge of medical humanism and the understanding of history of medicine in its links to the classical period and throughout its development from the Late Medieval to the Renaissance Period (1350-1650).

The CSMBR is run by a Governing Board and a Scientific Committee that together are responsible for the events and activities organized each year in cooperation with:

the UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

the UNIVERSITY OF PADUA

the STUDIO FIRMANO FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE

The Editorial Committee also publishes the series Medicine and Knowledge.

The Centre for the Study of Medicine and the Body in the Renaissance pays particular attention to the development of the academic career of PhD students and early career scholars.

In collaboration with Institutio Santoriana – Fondazione Comel it offers each year a series of grants, scholarly prizes and bursaries in form of Santorio Fellowship for Medical Humanities and Science and Santorio Award for Excellence in Research.

 

Fundamental principles

  • The CSMBR exclusively pursues scientific and cultural goals.
  • The CSMBR is open to scholars of any nationality, without discrimination of ethnicity, gender, age, political/religious/ sexual orientation.
  • The CSMBR does not seek neither promote any political goals. As a result, any research activity directly or indirectly involved with political aims of any nature (religious, social, economic, sexual, etc.) is structurally incompatible with the CSMBR strategies.