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FACETS OF THE HEALTH HUMANITIES: 27 Jan 2022, 6pm, Dr Silvia Casini, ‘Visual Culture and the Health Humanities’

27 January 2022, 6pm (GMT)

Facets of the

Health Humanities


Silvia Casini

‘Visual Culture and the Health Humanities’.

This ninth lecture of the Facets of the Health Humanities series, hosted by Il Pietrisco Prose, will see Dr Silvia Casini talk about visual culture in the practitioner - lay patient - the community relationship. The lecture will be chaired by Dr Rossella M. Riccobono.

Medical images and illustrations are important in medical research, clinical practice, and public communication. In the context of the doctor-patient relationship, the presence of the medical image often enables the absence of the patient’s body. As Orton (2018) argues, namely, to be a patient is increasingly to become an image. Bearing upon visual culture and science and technology studies, this lecture will argue for the importance of visual literacy in the field of medicine and hint at some challenges posed by medical images. In particular, the lecture will analyse an example of a fruitful art-medicine collaborative project that enables the dialogue between different communities (research, the lay public, the patients) in view of nurturing a better understanding of and engagement with medical images. 


Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89086397822?pwd=TGdIZk1IMWVOczNWNTlBc0E0d3dsUT09

Meeting ID: 890 8639 7822

For passcode email: prose@pietrisco.net

Deadline for enrolment: 1 pm on January 27, 2021

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