Participants are invited to join this new monthly forum for sharing scholarly work connecting the histories of science, technology, and health, with histories of art, visual culture, and material culture in the premodern period.
Collaborating over solving problems - not critiquing polished papers - each month the Working Group will meet for an open discussion of short, pre-circulated texts written by group participants. Their contents will be broadly defined in all respects: we see “premodernity" as stretching backwards from the seventeenth century to antiquity; "health" as incorporating global histories of both institutional medicine and more vernacular practices and personnel of healing; and "visual and material culture" ranging from the built environment to the smaller-scale world of images, diagrams, tools, and other technical objects. We will also use this group as an opportunity to collaborate over resources, hosting a shared drive with historical, visual, and scholarly materials of relevance to group members.
To join the Group, visit our page on the CHSTM website (https://www.chstm.org/content/objects-images-and-spaces-health-0) and select ‘Membership’.
-- SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR 2022--
Friday, January 14, 2022 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
Launch of working group and informal networking session
Friday, February 11, 2022 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
"Household, Reproductive, and Personal Technologies”
Margaret Carlyle (University of British Columbia)
Friday, March 11, 2022 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
“Manufacturing and Marketing Medicines in Tokugawa Japan”
Daniel Trambaiolo (Hong Kong University)
Friday, April 8, 2022 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Friday, May 13, 2022 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT
“Picturing the Dissected Female Body in Manuscripts c.1200-1500”
Taylor McCall (Medieval Academy of America)
Friday, June 10, 2022 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT
“Scent from Afar: A Transcultural History of Aromatics in Medieval China”
Yan Liu (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
Friday, September 9, 2022 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT
RESERVED FOR OPEN CALL
Friday, October 14, 2022 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT
“Water Management and Public Health in Spanish Milan”
Lavinia Maddaluno (Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice)
Friday, November 11, 2022 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
"Colonial Magic and Spaces of Healing in the Seventeenth Century”
Ben Breen (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Friday, December 9, 2022 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
“William Hunter's Bedside Manner”
Meredith Gamer (Columbia University)
We look forward to seeing you at our opening meeting on January 14th
Dr Elaine Leong (UCL) and Dr Jack Hartnell (UEA)
ANN: Webinar-Series: Objects, Images, and Spaces of Health (online, 14 Jan-9 Dec 22). In: ArtHist.net, Dec 14, 2021 (accessed Jul 7, 2022), <https://arthist.net/archive/35547>.