Reviewer needed: ‘A History of Science, Magic, and Belief: From Medieval to Early Modern Europe’ by Steven P. Marrone

We are pleased to offer for review ‘A History of Science, Magic, and Belief: From Medieval to Early Modern Europe‘ by Steven P. Marrone (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but this book might be particularly suited to a historian.  ‘A History of Science, Read more…

Introducing ‘Commonplaces’ – Somatosphere’s New Archive of Classical & Contemporary Sites in Medicine and Science

Somatosphere and the Science, Technology, and Medicine Interest Group of the SMA are pleased to present a new online project — “Commonplaces,” developed and curated by Tomas Matza and Harris Solomon. “Commonplaces” will draw together a series of short entries (approximately 500-1000 words) from scholars on the classical and contemporary sites in medicine and science. Think: Read more…

Wasted: Gina Czarnecki art exhibition on ‘discarded’ body parts (Coventry 30 March–9 June 2013)

Wasted: Exploring the life-giving potential of ‘discarded’ body parts An exhibition by Gina Czarnecki at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry Gallery 4 Wasted is an exhibition of work by Gina Czarnecki exploring the life-giving potential of ‘discarded’ body parts.The exhibition also examines their relationship to myths, history, cutting edge stem cell research and notions Read more…

Literature and Science – Simon James reflects on Mechanical Diggers, Scalpels, Spades and the flow of ideas between ‘the two cultures’

“It is a curious paradox…that when writers in the Arts and Humanities incorporate science into their work, sometimes they fail to apply the same combination of rigour and scepticism that we bring to history, philosophy or aesthetic artefacts in our own disciplines. A scientific ‘fact’ can become an idée fixe Read more…