About History of the Human Sciences

From its first inception in 1988, History of the Human Sciences has launched a series of debates that would later become foundational to the programme of the medical humanities. It pioneered discussions of the work of Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida, opening up research on the relationship between language and power in medical and social scientific practice; the constitutive role of the archive and the relationship between knowledge production and practice. This conference will continue that tradition by opening up new pathways and approaches in the history of human sciences and medical humanities and think through new understandings of the relationship between the biological, the social and the cultural.


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