"Over My Dead Body": The Human Body at the Intersection of Medicine and Culture (panel discussion)

Join a panel of students, graduate students and faculty from medicine, the social sciences, and the humanities on a far-ranging discussion of the body as an object of medical knowledge. The modern understanding of who we are as bodies has been hugely shaped by medicine. In every era, the body itself has been shaped by culture. In the effort to make living bodies whole, physicians and anatomists have taken dead bodies from their graves to take them apart. Every day, medical professionals must breach the boundaries of the body or confront bodies sick and ill, normative and different. “Over My Dead Body” will explore the manner in which medicine and culture have explored and produced the body from classical antiquity to the present day.

A panel that will engage those interested in medicine, cultural studies, gender studies, the history of the sciences, and anyone who owns and operates a human body. Students, graduate students, and faculty are welcome!

This event is also sponsored by the University Honors College; the Center for Bioethics and Health Law; the Master of Arts in Bioethics Program; the Area of Concentration in Humanities, Ethics,  and Palliative Care; the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies  Program; the Humanities in Health Conference; and the departments of Classics,  Communication, English, History of Art and Architecture, and Religious Studies. For more information, click here or contact Jeff Aziz at jeffaziz@pitt.edu.


Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 5:00pm

Location and Address

501 Cathedral of Learning