Welcome to the Medicine and Its Objects Workshop

Medicine and Its Objects is a new interdisciplinary workshop exploring medicine and the objects that become salient within its extended social reach. Our goal is to engage therapeutic, bodily, and ontological matters across disciplines bringing the humanities, social sciences, and life sciences together in new dialogues.

Topics we look forward to engaging over the next two years include:

  • relations of psychiatry & neuroscience
  • botanical & zoological things in knowledge formations
  • perception, semiotics & the senses
  • meditation, asceticism & bodily transformations
  • trauma, violence & memory
  • ecological & environmental medicines
  • humanitarian systems as they relate to medicine & the body’s needs
  • scientific & legal approaches to medicine & medical ethics
  • institutional work of health care
  • micro-management of populations