Wenrui Zhao

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (Jun 2019-Mai 2021)

PhD candidate, Columbia University

Wenrui Zhao is a PhD candidate in History at Columbia University. Her research focuses on the intersection between art and medicine, in particular the ways in which medical knowledge was visualized and materialized through images and objects. At the MPIWG, she works on her dissertation project which investigates the production, communication and circulation of the medical and surgical understanding of the eye in early modern northern Europe. Wenrui is a member of Katja Krause’s Research Group "Experience in the Premodern Sciences of Soul & Body, ca. 800–1650." Her research has been supported by various institutions, including the National Science Foundation, the Dan David Foundation, and the Leopoldina Akademie Freundeskreis.


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Dissecting Sight: Surgery and Vision in Early Modern Europe


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