The Use and Misuse of Eighteenth-Century Bodies

A Postgraduate themed evening discussing the use of 18th century bodies.

Wood and ivory figure group representing an anatomical demonstration by Nicholas Tulp, based on Rembrandt’s painting: The Anatomy Lesson. (Detail view of patient and figures. Graduated black background. Science Museum. London, CCBY)

Alessio Mattana (School of English, University of Leeds): ‘From one Faculty to Another’: The Verbal and the Visual in Hooke’s Micrographia’

Francis Osis (School of Humanities, University of Glasgow): ‘Bodies of Knowledge: Venereal Disease in Eighteenth-Century Medical Museums’

Richard Bellis (School of PHRS, University of Leeds): ‘Diseased Bodies and Works on Disease: Matthew Baillie’s Morbid Anatomy and the ‘Epistemic Genre’

For further information, please contact a member of the Committee:

Gregorio Alonso; Richard Bellis; Kerry Bristol; Valerie Mainz; Peter Maw

Location: Seminar Room 1, LHRI (Leeds Humanities Research Institute), 29-31 Clarendon Road, no 25 on the University of Leeds Campus map
Cost: Free