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The Summer School format lies at the very heart of the CSMBR mission, which is to foster the continuity of scholarship across generations and disciplinary fields while remaining fundamentally committed to the highest standards of the European intellectual history.

Speakers and topics are carefully selected so as to allow new scholars with different backgrounds to join the event and to interact with established scholars in the history of medicine and science.

As we aim at granting the greatest interaction possible, our Summer Schools are built around four essential moments:

1) Lectures, whereby lecturers illustrate their topic, mostly by means of PowerPoint presentations,

2) Round tables, focused on the analysis of non-literary sources (artefacts, objects, music tracks, visual sources, etc.) which can be proposed by attendees themselves;

3) Discussion  of Attendees’ Papers/PowerPoints, which allows attendees to receive feedback from keynote speakers on ongoing scholarly works/projects;

4) Thematic Workshops, a hands-on approach to the use of historical instruments, their history and their forms of visualisation.


A CSMBR Summer School is a biannual event and it runs in association with the Santorio Fellowship for Medical Humanities and Science.