To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Andreas Vesalius — the author of the De humani corporis fabrica our historically interested colleagues in the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology here at the University of Copenhagen are organising a symposium titled “Anatomy, art and the body” in collaboration with the Belgian Embassy to Denmark.

The symposium will take place in the Lundsgaard auditorium, Panum Building, Copenhagen on Thursday, 18 September. Among the speakers is the renowned Vesalius scholar professor Vivian Nutton, UCL, who, among many other things, has written a most authoritative introduction to Fabrica. Participation is free of charge. For details, see http://www.vesalius-500.dk.

Symposium attendees will also get a unique opportunity to inspect a displayed copy of the second edition of the De humani corporis fabrica; the new edition by Karger Press will also be introduced.

 

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