H-Sci-Med-Tech is a network for scholars who apply humanities and social science methods to study science, medicine or technology across a wide variety of periods and regions of the world. While rooted in history, ours is a very interdisciplinary field, bringing together theories and methodologies from across the humanities and the social sciences.

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History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar - 25th Nov, ‘Approaches to intellectual disability in the Middle Ages: Thinking about ‘fools’ and ‘idiots”

Dear colleagues,

Our fourth seminar in the 2014/15 History of Pre-Modern Medicine series is next Tuesday (25th November) with Dr Irina Metzler (Swansea University).

‘Approaches to intellectual disability in the Middle Ages: Thinking about ‘fools’ and ‘idiots”


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Birmingham University History of Medicine & Health Seminars: Nov 20th

College of Medical and Dental Sciences
School of Health and Population Sciences



The fourth seminar of the 2014 Autumn Term will take place in WF38 on the first floor of the Medical School at 5.30pm

Thursday 20th November

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