Apply now for the new “History of Medicine: from Art to Science” Workshop

October 8, 2021
Photo collage depicting Harvard leaflets, a staircase, the CHS Greece Fellows' Room, and a pencil on a desk

Photo collage depicting Harvard leaflets, a staircase, the CHS Greece Fellows' Room, and a pencil on a desk

Dates of the workshop: November 27-28, 2021

CHS Greece announces a new addition to the Workshop Series, the “History of Medicine: from Art to Science” Workshop.

This workshop, coordinated by Dr. Niki Papavramidou, Associate Professor at the School of Medicine and Chair of Museum of the History of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, focuses on the History of Medicine which is an integral part of the History of Science. The workshop aims to highlight aspects of the evolution of Medicine through the centuries, its interaction with philosophy, society, economy, as well as to focus on the method by which it is appropriate to approach the history of science and medicine.

History of Medicine is an integral part of the History of Science. It sheds light on how we have reached the point where we are today, it offers numerous examples of right and wrong choices in exercising medicine. It narrates how we learned what we learned, why research is important, and why conducting it is difficult. It teaches us modesty since there were countless dead ends and mistakes by genuinely intelligent people. History shows us how mistakes can lead to knowledge and why it is important to address research questions with falsification instead of simply apposing facts to avoid fallacy. It is impossible to look forward while ignoring history, mistakes from the past, and the stages medicine went through to progress from art to science. The workshop will shed light on those stages, traversing centuries and milestones in its history.

Visit the "History of Medicine" Workshop page to find out more.