Online Workshop: April 14 to 16, 2021

Medical Posthumanities: Governing Health Beyond the Human

Illustration courtesy of NIH Nanotechnology Image Library collection.

Illustration courtesy of NIH Nanotechnology Image Library collection.

Join us April 14 to 16, 2021, for the online workshop, Medical Posthumanities: Governing Health Beyond the Human. The event description reads, in part: The medical humanities have tended to focus almost exclusively on humans. A medical posthumanities, by contrast, would take seriously the role of "more-than-human" actors to explore the complex entanglements of human, animal, and ecological health. Given that the human individual has long served as the subject of liberal societies and the systems of governance to which they gave rise, the legal implications of a medical posthumanities are immediate. Listen to The Baldy Center Podcast.

Workshop Organizing Committee

Irus Braverman  (UB School of Law) Professor; William J. Magavern Faculty Scholar

James J. Bono  (UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences) Emeritus Faculty

Lucinda Cole  (University of Illinois) Research Associate Professor (English) and Affiliate Professor, Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and the Environment, University of Illinois

Jennifer A. Surtees  (UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Biochemistry) Associate Professor

Paul Vanouse  (UB CAS Art) Professor; Director, Coalesce Center for Biological Art

Schedule

Online, Wednesday to Friday, April 14 to 16, 2021. Details forthcoming.