Medicine, Disability and Science

Historical anatomical figures.

Historical anatomical figures from Claude Bernard, Précis iconographique de médecine opératoire et d'anatomie chirurgicale / Wellcome Library

These interconnected fields examine the historical production of scientific and medical knowledge and its application and transformation in diverse social practices around the globe. This group of scholars focuses not just on the social and cultural meanings of medicine and science, but also the lived experiences of historical actors - especially those at the margins of society. This field is interdisciplinary by nature, fostering fruitful conversations between science studies, disability studies and the study of gender and sexuality.