Summer School

Humanities for Life Sciences

Pistoia, Italy
10-13 June 2019

Summer School

Humanities for Life Sciences

Pistoia, Italy • 10-13 June 2019

We regret to inform you that unfortunately this School has been cancelled due to a low number of registered participants. Anyone interested in a future edition of the School for Humanities in Life Sciences is kindly requested to contact for additional information.


Professors Giovanni Boniolo, Gennaro Ciliberto and Alessandro Pagnini are pleased to invite Ph.D. students and post-docs to the first Summer School on Humanities for the Life Sciences (HLS).

This school is co-organised by UNISER and FISV (Italian Federation of Life Sciences) held in beautiful Pistoia, in Tuscany, and has the goal of introducing biomedical students and post-docs to the concepts of ethics, epistemology, methodology, and philosophy of science, through an intensive high-level training. In addition to participating in the first school dedicated to why and how humanities matter for life sciences, participants will have the great opportunity not only to meet some of the major scholars in the field but also to interact with them on a daily basis, during dedicated discussion sessions. Participants will be also encouraged to discuss case studies that they might have encountered during their professional experience.

At the end of the school participants will have gained an in-depth knowledge of the nature of their scientific work and of the methodology that defines it, as well as of its limits.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Pistoia!
The Organisers

New Deadlines

Registration and payment:
10 April 2019

Abstract submission:
(not mandatory)
30 April 2019


Prof. Giovanni Boniolo
University of Ferrara

Prof. Gennaro Ciliberto
FISV President

Prof. Alessandro Pagnini
UNISER President

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The Italian Federation of Life Sciences includes fourteen Scientific Societies (AAI , ABCD, AGI, SIB, SIBBM, SIBESIBV, SICA, SIF, SIGA, SIMAG, SIMGBM, SIP MET, SIPaV), with a total of more than 7,000 researchers.


UNISER is an Institution based in Pistoia, Italy, aiming at organising and fostering university-level courses in the Pistoia province.