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Ross Macfarlane

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

  • Approaching medieval disfigurement: a medical problem?

    12/02/2015

    The next seminar in the 2014-15 History of Pre-Modern Medicine academic seminar series, will take place on Tuesday 17 February. Speaker: Dr Patricia Skinner (University of Winchester) Approaching Medieval Disfigurement: a Medical Problem? Abstract: This paper reviews the results of the… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Trust research bursaries

    30/01/2015

    We are delighted to announce a new Wellcome Trust Research Bursaries scheme. This scheme is for small and medium-scale research projects based on library or archive collections supported by the Wellcome Trust. Projects must focus either on Wellcome Library holdings or… Continue reading

  • Poky Pigges and Stynkynge Makerels

    29/01/2015

    The next seminar in the 2014-15 History of Pre-Modern Medicine academic seminar series, will take place on Tuesday 3 February. Speaker: Prof Carole Rawcliffe (University of East Anglia) “Poky Pigges and Stynkynge Makerels”: food standards and urban health in later medieval… Continue reading

  • Pre-modern medicine seminars: Spring 2015 programme

    12/01/2015

    The History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series returns this month. The 2014-15 series – organised by a group of historians of medicine based at London universities and hosted by the Wellcome Library – will conclude with four seminars in the… Continue reading

  • Approaches to intellectual disability in the Middle Ages

    18/11/2014

    The fourth seminar in the 2014-15 History of Pre-Modern Medicine academic seminar series, will take place on Tuesday 25th November. Speaker: Dr Irina Metzler (Swansea University) ‘Approaches to intellectual disability in the Middle Ages: Thinking about ‘fools’ and ‘idiots” Abstract: Physical disability… Continue reading

  • Retail therapy: selling and buying drugs in the ancient world

    05/11/2014

    The third seminar in the 2014-15 History of Pre-Modern Medicine academic seminar series, will take place on Tuesday 11th November. Speaker: Dr Laurence Totelin (Cardiff University) ‘Retail Therapy: Selling and buying drugs in the ancient world’ Abstract: Selling and buying drugs, whether… Continue reading

  • Men, medicine and masculinity

    23/10/2014

    The second seminar in the 2014-15 History of Pre-Modern Medicine academic seminar series, will take place on Tuesday 28 October. Speaker: Dr Jennifer Evans (University of Hertfordshire) ‘Men, Medicine and Masculinity: male sexual health in the Long 17th Century’ Abstract: Masculinity in… Continue reading

  • Henry Wellcome, Oscar Wilde and the American Tenor

    16/10/2014

    On the 150th anniversary of the birth of Oscar Wilde, it seems apt to draw attention to one of the more surprising letters in Henry Wellcome’s papers. Why would Wilde be writing to Wellcome? The answer reveals a surprsing string… Continue reading

  • ‘Bottled Knowledge’

    08/10/2014

    The first seminar in the 2014-15 History of Pre-Modern Medicine academic seminar series, will take place on Tuesday 14th October. Details: Dr Anke Timmermann (University of Cambridge / London), ‘Bottled Knowledge: Drawings of Flasks and Vessels in Alchemical Manuscripts’ Abstract:… Continue reading

  • History of Pre-Modern Medicine Seminar Series, 2014-15

    22/09/2014

    The History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series returns this autumn. The 2014-15 series – organised by a group of historians of medicine based at London universities and hosted by the Wellcome Library – will commence with four seminars in the… Continue reading