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Vital Traditions: Greco-Roman Medicine and the Life Sciences in the Twenty-First Century

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April 19, 2013 - April 20, 2013

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A Conference in Honor of Heinrich von Staden


9:00 am
Rotunda - Chancellor Green


At Princeton University: David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Project (Council of the Humanities), Department of Anthropology, Department of Art & Archaeology, Department of Classics, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of History, Department of Philosophy, Stanley J. Seeger ’52 Center for Hellenic Studies, University Center for Human Values, Program in the Ancient World, Program in History of Science, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities At Yale University: Department of Classics, Program in the History of Science and Medicine, Section of the History of Medicine (Yale School of Medicine)


In a world where medicine and the life sciences increasingly shape how we understand and imagine who we are and the milieu we live in, what can we learn from the early history of these fields of inquiry? And what does their modern study bring to our grasp of ancient and medieval cultures? Over the past few decades, Heinrich von Staden has played a pioneering role in bridging past and present and in putting Greco-Roman science and medicine into dialogue with the history and philosophy of science, the natural sciences, cultural studies, and contemporary intellectual culture. “Vital Traditions” will celebrate Heinrich’s achievements and capitalize on the intellectual momentum he has created.