Interdisciplinary Colloquium in Medicine & Humanities (Tel Aviv University, 2017-8)

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This announcement was originally posted in H-Sci-Med-Tech:


Interdisciplinary Colloquium in Medicine & Humanities

Medicine and Humanities share a common subject of research – the human subject. The basic and fundamental difference is the methodologies and research strategies that sometimes lead to different or similar conclusions. In the Colloquium, we will examine how the two disciplines approach issues and problems, ask if their conclusions are alike, and how the differences can contribute to richer, more efficient and more accurate outcomes.

The colloquium will take place in the Fall Semester of 2017/8 on the last Tuesday of the month, plus an extra meeting on Hanukkah, at 10:00-11:30 in the Yaglom Hall, Senate Building, Tel Aviv University. A light breakfast will be served before each meeting, sponsored by the Biomed@TAU Research Hubs. Lectures will be in Hebrew unless otherwise noted.

Lectures are free.

For more information please contact Naomi Caplan, .


October 31, 2017

Greetings: Prof. Leo Corry, Dean, The Entin Faculty of Humanities; Prof. Yossi Shiloh, The Sackler School of Medicine

Dr. Noam Shomron, “Genomics: Decisions You Make When Reading Your DNA” (in English)

Dr. Galit Wellner, “Self Tracking and Personalized Medicine: Rethinking the Patient”


November 28, 2017

Dr. Oded Rechavi, “Heritable Memories”

Prof. Eva Jablonca, “Epigenetics and Social Justice: The Epigenetic Impacts of Poverty, Hunger and Severe Psychological Pressure”


December 12, 2017

Prof. Karen B. Avraham, “Genetics and the Culture of Deafness: Are They Compatible?” (in English)

Dr. Carmel Vaisman, “Forget What You Know About Disability: How Cyborg Discourses Reconfigure Disability”


December 26, 2017

Prof. Jonny Gershoni, “Don't debate - Vaccinate!" (in English)

Dr. Ehud Lamm, “Exposing Medical Pseudo-Science May Be Unethical”


January 30, 2018

Dr. Adi Barzel, “Engineering the Genome to Cure Innate Diseases and Cancer”

Dr. Yaron Cohen Tzemach, “Plato and Aristotle Go to the Doctor: On Medicine and Economics in Greek Philosophy”


February 27, 2018

Dr. Vered Padler-Karavani, “Aiming at the Sweet Spot of Human Diseases”

Dr. Shlomit Yadlin-Gadot, “A Maze of Mirrors: Hidden Social Agents in the Human Mind”