The Centre for the Study of Medicine and the Body in the Renaissance (CSMBR) is an international institute of advanced studies belonging to the Institutio Santoriana – Fondazione Comel and based at the Domus Comeliana in Pisa.
Its mission is to further the values of Renaissance humanism and the advancement of scientific knowledge as inspired by the intellectual, cultural and social development of the European Medical Renaissance (1300-1700).
History and Organisation
The CSMBR was first established in January 2018 to carry on the scientific legacy of the Italian physician, philosopher, scientist, and inventor Santorio Santori (1561-1636), and it is currently the major Italian institution devoted to the study of medical humanities. The centre is run by an international committee, whose members seat as representatives of three major partner institutions, formally affiliated to the centre: