Visualising the Medical Humanities: A Symposium | ANU | 22 July

François Sallé, The Anatomy Class at the École des Beaux-Arts, 1888, oil on canvas, 218 x 299 cm, Art Gallery of New South Wales
The Centre for Art History and Art Theory in the School of Art and Design at the Australian National University is hosting a one-day symposium devoted to emerging scholarship in the Visual Medical Humanities on Thursday, 22 July 2021.

The Visual Medical Humanities, which encompasses museum studies, art history and art practice, has been recognised as a major area for research and teaching innovation in the new critical Medical Humanities. This symposium will offer a forum for the visualisation of new possibilities for the critical Medical Humanities, especially in Australia, through an examination of the many and varied intersections between the visual and the medical. Of particular interest are subjects that traverse temporal and geographic boundaries, and intersect with disability studies, critical race theory, or gender and queer theory.

Organisers: Keren Hammerschlag and Rebecca Blake.

The symposium will be taking place in-person with a virtual option. To accommodate COVID health and safety regulations, numbers will be limited.