The National Technical Museum extends an invitation to scientists, students, and enthusiasts in the fields of archaeology, the history of medicine, anthropology, and contemporary science for the international conference "Researching the Past, Advancing the Future of Medicine." The conference is scheduled to take place at the National Technical Museum, Kostelní 42, 170 78 Prague 7, on April 17 and 18, 2024. The official language of the conference is English.

Distinguished figures in the fields of archaeology and the history of medicine have been invited to present keynote papers. Doc. Mgr. Karel Černý, Ph.D., the head of the Institute for History of Medicine and Foreign Languages at the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, will discuss the first smallpox inoculation. Dr. Antonella Pedergnana, from the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, Institute of Evolutionary Medicine of University of Zurich and Institute for Mummy Studies EURAC, will present a paper about the evolution of oral health and past dietary habits and its significance for modern dentistry. Dr. Nicholas Summerton, the author of the book “Greco-Roman Medicine and What It Can Teach Us Today” will provide an overview of ancient scholars' findings carried down to the present day. Professor Robert Arnott of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, will share insights gained from his research and teaching experience as Professor of the History and Archaeology of Medicine.

Admission for the public is charged at CZK 150. However, lecturers, students, academics, staff of collecting and research institutions, senior citizens, and people with disabilities are exempt from the fee.

We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event.

17th - first day of conference

18th - second day of conference