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History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series, Spring 2016

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07/01/2016

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The History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series returns this month. The 2015–16 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 will be focused on pre-modern medicine, which we take to cover European and non-European history before the 20th century (antiquity, medieval and early modern history, some elements of 19th century medicine). The seminars are open to all.

Image from Fuchs herbal

EPB/2438/D: Leonhard Fuchs, De historia stirpivm commentarii insignes … (Basel: In officina Isingriniana, 1542), facing p. 896. Wellcome Images L0035317.

PROGRAMME FOR SPRING 2016

Tuesday 19 January: Professor Elisabeth Hsu (University of Oxford), ‘On heart and liver in Chinese and Tibetan medicine: a situated history of not wanting to know’

Tuesday 2 February: Peter Jones (University of Cambridge), ‘The medicine of the friars in late medieval England’

Tuesday 16 February: Dr Cristina Bellorini (Independent scholar, Milan): ‘Materia medica at the grand-ducal court in 16th century Tuscany’

Tuesday 1 March: Professor Mark Geller (Freie Universität, Berlin), ‘How Babylonian is the Hippocratic corpus?’

All seminars will take place in the Wellcome Library, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE. Doors at 6pm prompt, seminars will start at 6.15pm.

Organising Committee: Elma Brenner (Wellcome Library), Michael Brown (Roehampton), Elena Carrera (QMUL), Sandra Cavallo (RHUL), John Henderson (Birkbeck, London, convenor), William MacLehose (UCL), Anna Maerker (KCL), Patrick Wallis (LSE), Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim (Goldsmiths, convenor).

Enquiries to Ross MacFarlane (R.MacFarlane@wellcome.ac.uk).

Ross Macfarlane

Ross Macfarlane is the Research Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Library.

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