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 scientific knowledge as particularly related to the so-called “Medical Renaissance” and its development in Europe throughout the Late Medieval and the Early Modern period.

The  Scientific Committee is responsible for the organisation of scientific events, activities, and grants that are promoted each year in cooperation with our 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 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  incompatible with the very mission of the Centre.