In ancient Greece, as now, pre-existing cultural ideas about men, women, and the body greatly influenced the way that medical practitioners thought about and treated reproductive issues.
The guest speaker for this lecture is Yurie Hong, Associate Professor and Chair of Classics and Associate Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at Gustavus Adolphus University.
This talk will focus on characterizations of the maternal-fetal relationship in ancient medical texts but also on the birthing of ideas themselves and how research on ancient medicine led to a scientific conference on reproductive technologies. In so doing, it will consider the importance of interdisciplinary connections between science and humanities as well as the value of engaging with the ancient past when thinking through modern problems.
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