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Woman who lived off smell

Smell and medical efficacy in 18th-century England

08/02/2018 | Early Medicine, Events and Visits

The next seminar in the 2017–18 History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series takes place on Tuesday 13 February. Speaker: Dr William Tullett (Institute of Historical Research, University of London) Smell and medical efficacy in 18th-century England Abstract: In recent years a growing scholarship… Continue reading

Broadcasting Health and Disease conference

25/01/2018 | Events and Visits

Broadcasting Health and Disease: Bodies, markets and television, 1950s–1980s An ERC BodyCapital international conference to be held at the Wellcome Trust, 19–21 February 2018 In the television age, health and the body have been broadcasted in many ways: in short… Continue reading

Etching showing plague

Plague in Italy and Europe during the 17th century

25/01/2018 | Early Medicine, Events and Visits

The next seminar in the 2017–18 History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series takes place on Tuesday 30 January. Speaker: Professor Guido Alfani (Bocconi University, Milan) Plague in Italy and Europe during the 17th century: epidemiology and impact Abstract: After many years of relative… Continue reading

Manuscript illustrated with baby in a cradle

Medieval Ideas about Infertility and Old Age

12/01/2018 | Early Medicine, Events and Visits

The next seminar in the 2017–18 History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series takes place on Tuesday 16 January. Speaker: Dr Catherine Rider (University of Exeter) Medieval Ideas about Infertility and Old Age Abstract: When they discussed fertility and reproductive disorders it was common… Continue reading

Medieval distillation workshop

History of Pre-Modern Medicine Seminar Series, Spring 2018

05/01/2018 | Early Medicine, Events and Visits

The History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series returns this month. The 2017–18 series – organised by a group of historians of medicine based at London universities and hosted by the Wellcome Library – will conclude with four seminars. The series… Continue reading

Vein man in medieval manuscript.

The archaeology of monastic healing: spirit, mind and body

17/11/2017 | Early Medicine, Events and Visits

The next seminar in the 2017–18 History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series takes place on Tuesday 21 November. Speaker: Professor Roberta Gilchrist (University of Reading), ‘The archaeology of monastic healing: spirit, mind and body’ This paper highlights the potential of archaeology to… Continue reading

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