About ELBOW research

The project Medical Electricity, Embodied Experiences, and Knowledge Construction in Europe and the Atlantic World, c.1740–1840 (ELBOW) uses medical electricity as a window into examining not simply how scientific knowledge was constructed in the long eighteenth century—but more specifically, into the role of embodied experience in this process.

The project is funded by the European Union, European Research Council (ERC) for 2022–2027. However, views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Council Executive Agency.

The project is lead by Dr. Soile Ylivuori, University of Helsinki.

In order to ensure the successful integration of transnational and intersectional historical perspectives and sophisticated theoretical and methodological frameworks, our team’s expertise covers cultural history of science and medicine as well as philosophy of science.

The project started in September 2022 and will continue for five years. The ELBOW research team warmly invites everyone to follow this project!


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