Monday, November 3, 2014

Vesalius in St. Louis


Vesalius conference in February 2015

Washington University in St. Louis and Saint Louis University are hosting a symposium to celebrate the life and work of Andreas Vesalius from February 26-28th, 2015. This interdisciplinary symposium will celebrate the 500-year anniversary of the birth of Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), founder of the study of modern human anatomy. Saint Louis University and Washington University will jointly host three days of events especially inspired by the landmark publication of Vesalius’s De humani corporis fabrica (Basel, 1543 and 1555) and the new critical edition and translation of this work, the New Fabrica. The conference program will feature a roster of internationally-renowned speakers, including keynote speakers Daniel Garrison, Malcolm Hast, and Sachiko Kusukawa. In addition to the presentation of academic papers of leading research, the schedule will also include an anatomy demonstration, rare books workshops, and a publishers’ exhibit hall.

Information about the conference is available here: http://vesalius.wustl.edu/index.html and registration is now available here: http://vesalius.wustl.edu/register.html. The base price for registration is $25, with the option to purchase lunch at an additional price. Registration CLOSES on February 20, 2015.

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