Current Member

Marta Hanson

Elizabeth and J. Richardson Dilworth Fellow
Historical Studies
Field of Study
Late Imperial China, History of Medicine
Home Institution
Johns Hopkins University

Marta Hanson’s book project focuses on how Chinese healers from antiquity to the mid-eighteenth century instrumentalized their bodies as mnemonic aids, calculating devices, and even medical instruments before medical instruments became external to physicians’ bodies, calculators substituted for brains, and computers became surrogates for memory and minds in the modern period.

Dates at IAS
  • Historical Studies
  • Historical Studies
1/20026/2002 Spring