Event Subtitle / Short Description
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.