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In 2018 the CSMBR has started a collaboration with the publisher Palgrave-MacMillan for a new series of books on the history of medicine titled Palgrave Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Medicine (PSMEMM). The new series provides a high-quality outlet for academic monographs and edited collections devoted to the history of medicine in the period 500-1800 AD.

The series pays particular attention to

  • intellectual history and history of ideas,
  • history and philosophy of science,
  • history of medicine and technology
  • history of medical institutions
  • connections between medical humanities and the arts (including music and architecture).

Further topics include:

  • history of medical traditions and practices
  • philosophy of medicine,
  • medical correspondences and archival documents

The series also welcomes proposals for commented translations (if particularly relevant, even on a large scale) of medical and scientific texts into English (examples of original languages accepted are Greek, Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, Sanskrit, Syriac, as well as European vernaculars).

The emphasis of the series lies on European and Western cultures widely construed, including interactions with, and borrowings from, other cultures/traditions/practices around the Mediterranean, especially Arabic and Hebrew.

From 2020, will host a section with books from young authors selected under the international scheme Santorio Award for Excellence in Research.

For information about the series and the possibility to publish with us, please contact psmemm@csmbr.fondazionecomel.org.


Editorial Board

Editors   Jonathan BarryUniversity of Exeter
Fabrizio Bigotti, Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg / University of Exeter  


Associate Editors  Carmen Caballero-NavasUniversity of Granada
David GentilcoreUniversity of Leicester
Guido Maria GiglioniUniversity of Macerata
John HendersonBirkbeck University of London
Heikki MikkeliUniversity of Helsinki
William R. NewmanIndiana University
Vivian NuttonFirst Moscow State Medical University
Ian MacleanUniversity of Oxford
Antoine PietrobelliUniversité de Reims Champagne-Ardenne
Michael StolbergInstitut für Geschichte der Medizin, Würzburg
Fabio ZampieriUniversity of Padua
John WilkinsUniversity of Exeter
Cecilia Martini BonadeoUniversity of Padua
Editorial Board  Andreas BlankAlpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt
Filip BuyseUniversity of Oxford
Silvana D’Alessio, University of Salerno
Hiro HiraiRadboud University Nijmegen
Benjamin GoldbergUniversity of South Florida
Aurélien RobertCentre d’Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance Tours 
Hester SchadeeUniversity of Exeter
Giulia Martina WelstonThe Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Fabiola ZurliniStudio Firmano per la Storia della Medicina e della Scienza  


Book Review Editors Fabrizio Baldassarri, University of Bucharest
Justin BegleyUniversity of Helsinki
Luca TonettiUniversity of Rome – ‘La Sapienza’
Ruben VerwaalUniversity of Groningen


Forthcoming Books

  • Jonathan Barry and Fabrizio Bigotti, Santorio Santori and the Emergence of Quantified Medicine. Corpuscularianism, Technology, and Experimentation (1614-1750) forthcoming: 2020
  • Ruben Verwaal, The Fluid of Life. Medicine and Chemistry in the Dutch Golden Age, forthcoming 2021