Free Seminars on Western Herbal Medicine

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Middlesex University (with the support of the Wellcome Trust) is offering two free one-day seminars in May and July on the theme ‘Researching the History of Western Herbal Medicine: Appraising Methods and Sources’.

The events are designed to promote and support scholarly research into the history of Western herbal medicine, and will cover the classical, medieval and early modern periods. They will be of interest to medical and other historians, medical herbalists, and a range of other academic and independent researchers.

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the use of archival and archaeological sources, ethnobotanical approaches, and the perspectives of medical herbalists and historians amongst others.

The seminars will be held in May and July 2010 at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London:

Seminar 1: Classical and Medieval Herbal Medicine, 9.30-4.30, Friday 28 May 2010

Seminar 2: Branching Out in Early Modern Herbal Medicine, 9.30-4.30, Friday 16 July 2010
(featuring the Wellcome Library’s very own Research Officer, Ross Macfarlane)

To find out more and to register for the seminars, click here.

Helen Wakely

Helen Wakely is Archives Project Manager at the Wellcome Library.

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