Commemorations and memorials

exploring the human face of anatomy

Goran Strkalj (Editor), Nalini Pather (Editor)

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A major component of many modern human anatomy programs is commemorating people who have donated their body for education and research. In addition, some institutions have also organized memorial places to honor the body donors. This book is an edited volume which explores the phenomena of commemorations and memorials in anatomy. It includes both descriptive papers focusing on the content of the ceremonies and theoretical papers contextualizing and examining these within the broader ethical, scientific, medical and educational frameworks. Building up on the idea of a community of practice, the main objective of the volume is to enhance the exchange of ideas and sharing of experiences. The concepts of “commemoration” and “memorial” in anatomy programs are presented as emerging. They are seen as phenomena that will continue to evolve and ramify within different cultural and educational contexts, and this volume is expected to facilitate these processes. Indeed, meager literature on the topic indicates potentially enormous practical value in sharing and combining practices from different cultural and teaching/research traditions.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing
Number of pages202
ISBN (Electronic)9789813143159
ISBN (Print)9789813143142
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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    Strkalj, G., & Pather, N. (Eds.) (2017). Commemorations and memorials: exploring the human face of anatomy. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.