Past schools

26 June – 3 July 2022

Living Relations

23–30 June 2019

Life and Death

24 June – 1 July 2017

Cycles of Life

27 June – 3 July 2015

Geographies of Life

29 June – 6 July 2013

Creating Life: From Alchemy to Synthetic Biology

26 June – 3 July 2011

Biology and the Public: Participation and Exclusion from the Renaissance to the Present Day

28 June – 5 July 2009

From Generation to Reproduction: Knowledge and Techniques from the Renaissance to the Present Day

3–10 July 2007

Visualizing Nature: Making Images and the Production of Biological Knowledge from Early Modern Natural History to Contemporary Life Sciences

28 June – 5 July 2005

Gathering Things, Collecting Data, Producing Knowledge: The Use of Collections in Biological and Medical Knowledge Production from Early Modern Natural History to Genome Databases

28 June – 7 July 1994, Annecy (France)

The Limits of Life: History of ideas on the definitions, conditions, regulations and edges of life

16–22 June 1992

From Immunity to Cellular and Molecular Immunology: History of Immunological Thought and of Discoveries in Immunology

19–28 June 1990

History of Virology: Biology of Viruses and Epidemiology of Viral Diseases

19–28 June, 1988

The Measure of Life: Quantity and Quality in Biological Explanation

24 June – 3 July 1986

History of Malaria: Towards a Model of Biological Interactions

5 July – 14 July, 1982

Classification and Hierarchies: Historical Developments and Epistemological Aspects

29 June – 12 July, 1980

Historical Aspects of the Relations Between Work and Health (Biochemistry, Physiology, Pathology and Hygiene)

1–15 July, 1978

The Origins of Biochemical and Molecular Embryology

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The summer school is funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the US National Science Foundation, the collector George Loudon, and the journal History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences.

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