Past Lectures

Below you will find our past events and seminars, ordered chronologically (click on the image to access the content). Some lectures are recorded and made available on our YouTube Channel.

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2022

Christian Kleinbub

Art and Internal Anatomy
Michelangelo, Bronzino and Mannerist Bodies

Sabine Schlegelmilch

'It is More Respectable for Women to Deal with Such Things'
Surgeons, Midwives and the Question of Shame in Early Modern Germany

Vivian Nutton

Sources and Problems in Renaissance Medicine
Rewriting the History of Western Medicine

Giulia Martina Weston

The Skin of Saint Bartholomew
Flaying Bodies in Early Modern Art and Anatomy

Georgiana Hedesan

Medical Alchemy in Renaissance Florence
Transforming Materials at Palazzo Vecchio and the Casino di San Marco

Ivano Dal Prete

The Enlightenment and the History of Deep Time
The Invention of a Historiographical Myth

Ivana Bicak

The Muse of the Lens
Microscopes, Telescopes and Poetic Imagination in 17th- and 18th-Century England

Vittoria Feola

Paduan Physicians and Heretics
Confessional Mobility and Intelligence in Elizabethan London

Michael Stolberg

Between Trust and Controversy
The Doctor-Patient Relationship in the Renaissance

Jonathan Barry & Fabrizio Bigotti

Going Beyond Weight-Watchers
Santorio and the Role of Medicine in the Quantification of Nature

Justin Begley & Benjamin Goldberg

The Medical World of Margareth Cavendish
Findings and Discoveries from the Manuscript Pw V90

Matyáš Havrda

Persuasive Arguments in Galen’s Physiology
A New Reading of “On Semen” and “On the Use of Breathing”

John Henderson

The War of Torments
Imagining and Experiencing the Great Pox in Renaissance Florence

2021

Fabrizio Bigotti

A Natural History of the Soul
Galenic Themes in Early Modern Philosophy

Alain Touwaide

Identifying Pathologies through Therapy
A New Approach to Ancient Diseases

William R. Newman

Principles Beyond Ordinary Practice
A New Picture of Isaac Newton’s ‘Chymystry’