Summer Schools

I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the summer school. The words cannot express my gratitude…I have been to quite a lot of conferences and summer schools all across Europe, and I have never had an experience like this. Everybody just clicked together, and my mind was full of new ideas at the end of it.
Ivana Bicak  – University of Durham
CSMBR Summer School 2019
The 2021 CSMBR summer school […] has been a fantastic experience. I am very grateful to Dr Fabrizio Bigotti and the whole CSMBR team for making this summer school not only happen but shine amid the serious challenge that the pandemic has unremittingly put upon us. […] I wish more scholars, especially early-career researchers like me, will join in this programme. Please enjoy the swift, vehement, and frequent pulsation of your body and mind here!
Yijie Huang – University of Cambridge
CSMBR Summer School 2021

In case you wondered why bother to come to Pisa for a summer school, we hope that these and other feedback you will find below will help solve the riddle.

The Summer School format lies at the very heart of our charter, 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.

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

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

Frontal Lectures, by means of PowerPoint presentations;

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

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

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