CfP: Istanbul Unbound 2021

Istanbul Research Institute and Pera Museum organize Istanbul Unbound: Environmental Approaches to the City, an international conference that seeks to offer new insights on the complex layers of Istanbul’s urban landscape, to be held in April 8-11, 2021, at the Pera Museum.

New papers: The Maria Manuscript.

Dear Medieval Historians,

Just to let you know that Maria Manuscript (MS408) Plant Series Papers 9 & 10 are now available, along with a Lexicon of the words from papers 1 - 10. The language is Iberian Vernacular Latin, closest to Portuguese, Galician and Catalan. Much of the manuscript discusses Medieval herbal medicines and associated beliefs. 



Call for Papers: YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies Issue no. 2 (2020) | Deadline: July 19, 2020

YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies invites contributions for its issue no. 2 (2020). YILLIK is a peer-reviewed, open access, international academic journal featuring cutting-edge research on Istanbul’s past and present, published by the Istanbul Research Institute in print and online (via DergiPark).

Medieval medicine and the Doctrine of Signatures.

Dear Medieval Historians,

A new free paper is now available to download, titled Plant Series, No. 8. MS408, Paris quadrifolia. The paper reveals some remarkable historic information about the use of the plant's toxins for treating conditions, diseases and infections. The plant also had religious significance due to its physical appearance, so it was believed to possess godly powers. These papers provide a good deal of information and insight regarding collective beliefs about medicinal plants and their applications during the Medieval period in the Mediterranean. 

Roger Bacon Research Society Reading Group

The Roger Bacon Research Society invites all interested scholars to join our virtual reading group, which will be on the Compendium of the Study of Philosophy. An English copy of the text and a zoom link will be provided to all who participate. The purpose of the Society is to promote research of the science, philosophy, history, and culture of the Middle Ages with teh special focus on contributing to in-depth knowledge of Roger Bacon (1220-1292), his environment, and his philosophical, historical, and cultural significance. 


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