May 21 1:30-3:30 Department 2 Colloquium (Rm 215)
Alisha Rankin, ”To Cure a Thief: Testing Poison Antidotes in Early Modern Europe”
May 22 11:00-1:30 Recipes Reading Group [co-organized with the Dupré Research Group]
Samir Boumediene,’Peruvian Bark Recipes: A Few Drops that Changed the World’
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the readings. Meeting takes place in the Villa seminar room.
The Testing Drugs and Trying Cures Reading Group will meet 12:00-13:30 on Fridays June 6, 13 and 20 in room 214. All welcome. Please feel free to bring your own lunch!
June 6: Cures and “experience-based medicine” in the middle ages and early Renaissance
Park, Katharine. “Natural Particulars: Medical Epistemology, Practice, and the Literature of Healing Springs.” In Natural Particulars: Nature and the Disciplines in Renaissance Europe, edited by Anthony and Nancy Siraisi Grafton. 347-67. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999.
June 13: Vipers and Snakestones
June 20: Scurvy and Eudiometry
Simon Schaffer, “Measuring Virtue: Eudiometry, Enlightenment and Pneumatic Medicine,” in Andrew Cunningham and Roger French, eds, The Medical Enlightenment of the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge UP, 1990), pp. 281-318.