February 24 & 26: Reconstructing Medieval Medical Libraries: Between the Codex and the Computer

By , February 4, 2015

The Harvard University Committee on Medieval Studies and the Houghton Library, together with the Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library, an alliance between the Boston Medical Library and the Harvard Medical Library, proudly present the 2015 Houghton-Medieval Studies Lecture on Early Book History:

 

Reconstructing Medieval Medical Libraries:
Between the Codex and the Computer

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A lecture and workshops to be held at Houghton Library and Countway Library, Harvard University, 24-26 February 2015

 

Monica H. GreenProfessor of History at Arizona State University

Of all the material objects that contributed to the world of medicine and medical care in the Middle Ages, those surviving in largest quantities today are the books that embodied medical knowledge. But even these are orphans, bereft of the contexts in which they circulated alongside other books.

In these presentations, we will reconstruct the intellectual worlds of three European physicians between the 12th and 15th centuries. By placing physical books in Harvard’s collections alongside their digital avatars held at other libraries around the world, we can begin to see how the intellectual cultures of medicine in medieval Europe expanded and interconnected, moving across boundaries of time, language, and religious culture.

 

Lecture

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
5:30 PM

Edison and Newman Room
Houghton Library

Harvard Yard, Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138

This event is free and open to the public.

 

Workshops

Thursday, February 26, 2015
10:00-12:00 and 2:00-4:00

Lahey Room, fifth floor
Countway Library of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
10 Shattuck Street, Boston MA 02115

Space is limited. To register, email Monique Duhaime at Houghton Library.

 

For more information on the lecture or workshops, please contact Sean Gilsdorf (gilsdorf@fas.harvard.edu; 617-496-5857), or visit the Medieval Studies website: http://medieval.fas.harvard.edu

3 Responses to “February 24 & 26: Reconstructing Medieval Medical Libraries: Between the Codex and the Computer”

  1. Flavia Perugini says:

    I would like to receive information regarding the “Reconstructing Medieval Medical Libraries: Between the Codex and the Computer” workshop.
    Many thanks.

    F. Perugini

  2. Andra Langoussis says:

    F. Perugini –

    Thank you for interest in the workshop. I have emailed you with more information to answer any questions you have.

    Best,

    Andra Langoussis

  3. Reader says:

    Very great!!

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