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  • 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

  • Free conference on digital libraries and JPEG2000

    09/10/2014

    The Wellcome Library and the Digital Preservation Coalition are co-hosting a free one-day conference, Current Trends and Future Directions for Digital Imaging, on 10 November 2014 to be held at the Wellcome Trust. This event is free and open to anyone… 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

  • A medical student meets the history of medicine

    20/06/2014

    The Wellcome Library and the Society of Apothecaries jointly organise a mini-course introducing medical students to the History of Medicine through lectures and tours.  Here offering her thoughts on the recent three-day course, is Vaish Dandavate, a first year medical… Continue reading

  • Intimate Worlds: exhibiting erotica from Henry Wellcome’s collection

    04/06/2014

    Sexual objects collected by Henry Wellcome are currently on display at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter. The exhibition Intimate Worlds: exploring sexuality through the Sir Henry Wellcome collection opened at the beginning of April and runs for one… Continue reading

  • Workshop: Digital Approaches to Premodern Medicine and Health

    16/05/2014

    Following on from our announcement about digitising our pre-1500 Western Manuscripts, readers may be interested in our Digital Approaches to Premodern Medicine and Health workshop, which is taking place on Friday 23 May, 09.30-16.45 at the Wellcome Trust. The workshop… Continue reading

  • ‘Ethics and etiquette at the deathbed in early modern medicine: a second look’

    23/02/2014

    The final seminar in the 2013-14 History of Pre-Modern Medicine academic seminar series, will take place on Tuesday 4th March. Details: Maria-Pia Donato (Università di Cagliari / I.H.M.C. Paris) Ethics and etiquette at the deathbed in early modern medicine: a… Continue reading