History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series, Spring 2016

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January 19, 2016 to March 1, 2016
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Classical Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies

Dear colleagues,


*With apologies for cross-posting*


I’m delighted to announce news of the return of the History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series.  The 2015–16 series will conclude with the following four seminars.


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).


More details:



Enquiries to Ross MacFarlane (R.MacFarlane@wellcome.ac.uk), John Henderson (j.henderson@bbk.ac.uk) or Ronit Yoelii-Tlalim (r.yoelli-tlalim@goldsmiths.ac.uk).


With best wishes,






Ross MacFarlane

Research Engagement Officer

Wellcome Library

Wellcome Trust

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Contact Info: 

Ross MacFarlane, Research Engagement Officer, Wellcome Library

Prof John Henderson, Birkbeck, University of London

Dr Ronit Yoelii-Tlalim, Goldsmiths, University of London