Combining the history of music, the history of medicine, and the philosophy of science in the Western world, this international symposium will examine the conditions and methods of their interaction in the modern age, from the 18th century to the present day. Case studies, artists' pathographies, illnesses and representations of the ailing in opera, medical, psychiatric, cardiological, or pneumological specialties, in the light of the artwork... How are we to understand the place accorded to music and the musician in medical writings, whether on anatomy, physiology or therapy? What can we learn from artists' own interest in the medical sciences? Taken seriously and not reduced to curiosities, these questions open up a vast field of study, that of the musician's body, also a creator of symptoms.
Vincent Barras (Institut des humanités en médecine, Lausanne), Laurent Feneyrou (CNRS – STMS, Paris), Céline Frigau Manning (Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 – IHRIM), Philippe Lalitte (Sorbonne Université – Iremus – Collegium Musicae, Paris), Emmanuel Reibel (Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris – École normale supérieure de Lyon).
Humain, trop humain