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  • ‘Politeness and Pogonotomy: shaving and masculinity in Georgian Britain’

    29/01/2013

    The next seminar in the History of Pre-Modern Medicine academic seminar series, will take place on Tuesday 5th February. Details: Alun Withey (University of Exeter) ‘Politeness and Pogonotomy: shaving and masculinity in Georgian Britain’ Abstract: By the mid eighteenth century,… Continue reading

  • Digitisation Doctor - for all your digitisation needs

    Digitisation Doctor: a free workshop at Wellcome Library

    16/01/2013

    Wellcome Library are organising a free one-day workshop that will explore the practicalities of digitisation and facilitate conversation between those involved in digitisation projects. The workshop will take place on April 15, 10:00am-4:00pm at the Wellcome Trust Gibbs Building, 215… Continue reading

  • ‘Fertility Troubles and Domestic Medical Knowledge’

    15/01/2013

    The next seminar in the History of Pre-Modern Medicine academic seminar series, will take place on Tuesday 22nd January. Details: Lisa Smith (University of Saskatchewan) Fertility Troubles and Domestic Medical Knowledge in Eighteenth Century England and France Abstract: The ability… Continue reading

  • ‘Plague and ‘Syphilis’ in Early Modern Europe: the Rise of Cultural Toxins’

    02/12/2012

      The next seminar in the History of Pre-Modern Medicine academic seminar series, will take place on Tuesday 4th December.  Details: Sam Cohn (University of Glasgow) Plague and ‘Syphilis’ in Early Modern Europe: the Rise of Cultural Toxins The seminar will… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Collection Development: drop-in dates for your diaries

    13/11/2012

    Thanks to everyone who has been in touch over the past fortnight with your thoughts on our redevelopment plans. We can now confirm the dates and times of our drop-in sessions being held here in the Wellcome Library. We’ve tried… Continue reading

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    History of Pre-Modern Medicine Seminar Series 2012-13

    09/11/2012

    A new academic seminar series organised by a group of historians of medicine based at London universities and hosted by the Wellcome Library will start to meet in 2012-13. The series will be focused on pre-modern medicine, which we take… Continue reading

  • China on the Shannon

    29/10/2012

    The Wellcome Library’s exhibition of photographs of China taken by John Thomson between 1869 and 1872 is currently on show at The Hunt Museum in Limerick, Ireland. The Hunt Museum is named after John and Gertrude Hunt who presented their… Continue reading

  • Library Insights: New for October

    02/10/2012

    Two new Insight talks, designed to highlight the breadth of the Library’s collections, are coming up in October: ‘Ancient Medicine: Secrets of the Greeks’ on the 4th at 3pm and ‘Lovesick’ on the 18th at 6pm. Learn about unusual ancient cures for a ‘wandering… Continue reading

  • Woman’s Hour

    21/09/2012

    This week, Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 featured a discussion between Dr Lesley Hall, Senior Archivist, Wellcome Library and author Lisa Appignanesi. Inspired by the new film Hysteria their discussion traced the historical roots of the term and also… Continue reading

  • This weekend: The Congress for Curious Peoples – London edition!

    06/09/2012

    This Saturday, September 8th, graphic designer, photographer and blogger extraordinaire Joanna Ebenstein opens her legendary “Congress for Curious Peoples” in London. Joanna, who runs New York’s acclaimed Morbid Anatomy Library, cordially invites you to join her and a host of… Continue reading