The Curren(t)cy of Frankenstein – Day 2

A three-day forum celebrating the novel’s 200th anniversary by contemplating its bearing today in medical research, practice and ethics. Space is limited! RSVPs are required at

Space is limited! RSVPs are required at

Saturday, Sept. 29 Schedule (see all three days' schedules here)

6:30 p.m. – Pre-event reception
7-9 p.m. – Program

Scene from Nick Dear’s play “Frankenstein”

“Frankenstein, the Homunculus, and the Long History of Artificial Life”
William Newman – Distinguished Professor and Ruth N. Halls Professor in History and Philosophy at Indiana University

Panel discussion on Frankenstein’s relevance to medical practice today

Organized by:
Rebecca Messbarger, First Director of the Program in Medical Humanities, Professor of Italian at Washington University

Sponsored by:
Center for History Of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine
Office of the Provost, Washington University
Bernard Becker Medical Library
Program in Medical Humanities, Washington University
Center for the Humanities, Washington University Arts & Sciences
Office of Faculty Affairs, Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Developmental Biology, Washington University School of Medicine
Medical Staff Association of Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Arts & Sciences Connections Series

Special thanks:
Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences, Washington University
Bill Whitaker, Professor of Practice in Drama at Washington University

September 29th, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Clopton Auditorium
4950 Childrens Pl
Wohl Clinic Building, School of Medicine Campus
Saint Louis, MO 63110
United States
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