Wellcome Unit Seminar 4 March

Cesare Ripa's Iconologia (Venice: Presso Cristoforo Tomasini, 1645) via Internet Archive

Cesare Ripa’s Iconologia (Venice: Presso Cristoforo Tomasini, 1645) via Internet Archive

Hilary Term 2013 History of Medicine Seminar Series

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine,
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE

This term’s seminars have been convened by Dr Sloan Mahone on the theme of ‘‘Local and Global Perspectives in the History of Medicine’.  Each week we will post a blog on the upcoming seminar with detail of the topic and speaker.

The seminars are on Mondays at 2.15pm
Coffee will be available from 2.00pm

Week 8 – 4 March
Na’ama Cohen-Hanegbi, University of Tel Aviv
Between Humors and Sins – Treating Emotions in Late Medieval Medicine

About the Speaker
Na’ama Cohen-Hanegbi is spending the year 2012-2013 at Wolfson College, Oxford. She is a historian of medicine, with research interests in history of emotions, and religion and medicine.  Along with Dr Daniel Andersson she is organising a study day on the intellectual consequences of pastoral care from the late medieval to early modern period.

Selected Publications

  • Pain as Emotion: The Role of Emotional Pain in Fifteenth-Century Italian Medicine and Confession in Knowledge and Pain, eds. Cohen, Esther, Leona Toker, Manuela Consonni and Otniel E. Dror ( Rodopi, 2012) On order for  Wellcome Unit Library. Available at the Wellcome Library London
  • The Emotional Body of Women: Medical Practice between the 13th and 15th Centuries in Le sujet des émotions au Moyen Âge, ed. D. Boquet et P. Nagy (Beauchesne, 2009) Available in Bodleian Libraries
  • The Matter of Emotions: Priests and Physicians on the Movements of the Soul, in Convergence/Divergence: The Politics of Late Medieval English Devotional and Medical Discourses, ed. Denis Renevey and Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa, Special issue of Poetica: An International Journal of Linguistic-Literary Studies, 72 (2009) – Available at the British Library and Wellcome Library London

Related Publications in the Wellcome Unit Library

  • Passions and Tempers: a History of the Humours by Noga Arikha (Ecco, 2007) Available at QP90.5 ARI 2007
  • Medieval and Early Renaissance Medicine: an introduction to knowledge and practice edited by Nancy Siraisi (University of Chicago Press, 1990) Available at  R141 SIR 1990 or as an ebook
  • Medical theory about the body and the soul in the Middle Ages : the first Western medical curriculum at Monte Cassino by Gerald Grudzen (Edwin Mellen, 2007) Available at R141 GRU 2007
  • Reading the early modern passions: essays in the cultural history of emotion edited by Gail Kern Paster, Katherine Rowe, and Mary Floyd-Wilson (University pf Pennsylvania Press, 2004) Available at PN715 REA 2004
  •  Matters of the heart : history, medicine, and emotion by Fay Bound Alberti (OUP, 2010) Available at RC 982 ALB 2010 or as an ebook

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