PULSES and PROCESSING -a digital medical humanities workshop- July 7, 8, 10, 13, 2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
This inaugural workshop is designed to compare representations of pulses that historically undergirded numerous forms of medical practices. Funded by the Spatial Humanities initiative at Rice's Humanities Research Center, the final outcome of the workshop aims to use what is learned to build an ineractive exhibit. The final product will be posted on the workshop's page linked here: http://pulses.blogs.rice.edu/.
The workshop, led by Lan Li and John Mulligan (Rice) and Tristan Revells (Columbia), includes historians, anthropologists, literary scholars, and artists from Parson's School of Design, Harvard, UCLA, Princeton, MFA-H, and beyond. The primary readings include the twelfth-century Mai Jing 脉经 (1189) based on its Han dynasty counterpart, its seventeenth-century (1682) Latin translation Specimen Medicinae Sinicae, among others.