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Plants and animals drugs in early modern medicine

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Webinar series "Plants in early modern knowledge: History, philosophy, and medicine" The Ca' Foscari University of Venice organises a series of seven webinars this spring on plants in early modern knowledge. The third one, on April 19, is given by Iolanda Ventura (University of Bologna), and is entitled “Plants and Animals Drugs in Early Modern…

Photography, Disability, and European Colonialism

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KU Leuven Health Humanities Lecture Series The fourth lecture in this series is of particular interest to medical historians. There is a rich and growing body of literature on the relationship between the rise and development of photography in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and European colonialism and Orientalism. An aspect of the history…

Pictures from the field: Observing and depicting nature in the Tropical Atlantic c. 1700

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Webinar series "Plants in early modern knowledge: History, philosophy, and medicine" The Ca' Foscari University of Venice organises a series of seven webinars this spring on plants in early modern knowledge. The sixth one, on May 19, is given by Jaya Remond (Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome), and is entitled…

Heading towards new India! The Lost Causes of Indian Primary Healthcare

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KU Leuven Health Humanities Lecture Series The fifth lecture in this series is of particular interest to medical historians. “So we are heading towards new India!” wrote Dr Mahendra Bhatt to his mentor Henry Sigerist on-board his ship on his way back to India in 1947 on the eve of India’s independence. Bhatt, like several…

Master artisan and virtuoso: Practising natural history in the Renaissance pharmacy shop

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Webinar series "Plants in early modern knowledge: History, philosophy, and medicine" The Ca' Foscari University of Venice organises a series of seven webinars this spring on plants in early modern knowledge. The last one, on June 9, is given by Valentina Pugliano (MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology), “Master artisan and virtuoso: Practising natural history…