Video Lectures

Andreas Blank

Too Complex to Explain? Poisons, Antidotes and Emergent Properties in the Early Modern Period

Amalia Cerrito

Plastic Forces and Medieval Theories of Generation. Albert the Great and the "Virtus Formativa"

Irene Calà

Sickness and Healing in Byzantium: From the Imperial Court to the City Hospitals

Stefania Buosi-Moncunill

The Golden Wine or the Fifth Essence: John of Rupescissa’s Medical Alchemy

Luana Salvarani

The Right Man in the Right Place. Education, Pre-Eugenics, and the Brain in Huarte's 'Examen de Ingenios'

Edoardo Pierini

From Dangerous Drug to Miraculous Medicine. Uses, Abuses, and Medical Rationale of Opium in the Early Modern Period

Meagan Allen

Delaying Death. The Role of Alchemy in Roger Bacon's Medical Works

Orna Harari

Aristotle's Theory of Knowledge and Hellenistic Epistemologies. The Principles of Knowledge in the Ancient Commentary Tradition

Marini Inì

The System of Lazzaretti Reconsidered. The Materiality of Quarantine in the Early Modern Mediterranean

Nuno Castel-Branco

At the Roots of 17th-Century Geology. Nicolaus Steno from Human Anatomy to Fossils

Ivano Dal Prete

On the Edge of Eternity. Deep Time and Vernacular Science in Medieval and Early Modern Italy

Joana M. Balsa Carvalho De Pinho

Hospital Architecture in Portugal at the Dawn of Modernity. Solutions, Practices, and Models

Noël Golvers

Early 17th-Century Physicians and the "Peregrinatio Academica". The Case of Johann Schreck Terrentius (1576-1630)

Nephele Papakonstantinou

Poisoning and Suspicious Deaths in the Classical World. Venoms in Roman Legal and Rhetorical Treatises

Jil Muller

Melancholy and Fever in the Early Modern Period. The Role of the Mesentery in the Medical Texts of Montaigne and Descartes

Fabrizio Bigotti

Measuring the Intensity of Diseases. New Notes and Discoveries on the Invention of Precision Instruments

Rubin Verwaal

Sweat It Out!
Insensible Perspiration in the Eighteenth Century

John Henderson

The War of Torments.
Imagining & Experiencing the great Pox in Renaissance Florence

Matyáš Havrda

Persuasive Arguments in Galen's Physiology

Justin Begley and

Benjamin Goldberg

The Medical World of Margaret Cavendish

Jonathan Barry

Santorio Santori and the Emergence of Quantified Medicine (Book launch)

Fabrizio Bigotti

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

Michael Stolberg

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

Ivana Bičak

The Muse of the Lens. Microscopes, Telescopes and Poetic Imagination in England

Ivano Dal Prete

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

Giulia Martina Weston

The Skin of St 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

Christiana Purdy Moudarres

A Natural Resurrection? On God's Creation and the Human Body in "Paradiso" 7

Eva Del Soldato

Dante in the Renaissance Lovesickness Tradition

Ivano Dal Prete

Of Earth and Water: Dante's 'Questio' in Context

Arielle Saiber

Stolen Parts: Bodies and Thing Theory in Inferno 24-25

Andrea Celli

Anatomy of Florence: Illness and Body Politics in the Comedy

Sabine Schlegelmilch

Surgeons, Midwives and the Question of Shame in Early Modern Germany

Vivian Nutton

Sources and Problems in Renaissance Medicine. Rewriting the History of European Medicine

William R. Newman

Principles Beyond Ordinary Practice: A New Picture of Isaac Newton's 'Chymystry'

Kristian Kleinbub

Art and Internal Anatomy: Michelangelo, Bronzino and Mannerist Bodies

Michael Stolberg

Academic Physicians and Popular Magic in the Renaissance

Alain Touwaide

Identifying Pathologies through Therapy: A New Approach to Ancient Diseases

Sabine Schlegelmilch

Surgeons Become Doctors: Anatomy as a Competitive Field Between Physicians and Other Medical Professions

Fabrizio Bigotti

Invisible Connections: Pores, Channels, and Vessels in Early Modern Anatomy

Fabrizio Bigotti

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

Hester Schadee

Medicine and the Birth of Humanist Education: Vergerio’s ‘De Ingenuis Moribus’

Santorio Lectures

Meagan Allen

"Homo Potens Non Mori"
The Actualisation of the Ideal Human in the Works of Roger Bacon

Amalia Cerrito

"Virtus Formativa"
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Albert the Great's Embryology

Sebastien Kroupa

Georg Joseph Kamel S. J. (1661-1706): Natural Knowledge in Transit between the Philippines and Europe

Matteo Pace

Of Poets and Physicians
Literature and Medical Thought in Thirteenth-Century Italy

VivaMente Conference 2020

Stefano Palagiano

Medical Perspectives in Francis Bacon's "Sylva Sylvarum"

Simone Guidi

Epigenesis and Generative Powers in Descartes' Late-Scholastic Sources

Jil Muller

Paré and Descartes on Sensations in Amputated Limbs

Fabrizio Baldassarri

On Something Descartes Never Studied: Texts and Diagrams

Annie Bitbol-Hespériès

Anatomical Debates on Hearts and Brains

Tawrin Baker

Descartes' "Images of the Eye"

Mattia Mantovani

Reading Descartes 'En Physicien': The Case of Plemp

Jan Forsman

Madness and Dream in Descartes 'First Meditation'

Clément Raymond

From Animal Instinct to the Mind's Acknowledgement of '(in)commoda'

Gideon Manning

Descartes' Cartesian Medicine: Past, Present, and Future

Maria Conforti

Anti-Cartesian Motifs in Italian Medicine

Fabiola Zurlini

Cartesian Medicine at the Court of Queen Christina of Sweden

Daniel Samuel

A British Response to 'The Passions of the Soul'

Fabio Zampieri

Skeptical Mechanism in 17th- & 18th-Century Medicine

Andrea Strazzoni

The Lost Academic Dictations of Henricus Regius

Aaron Spink

Régis and the Soul's Simplicty

Laurynas Adomaitis

Beyond Mechanical Life: Process in the 17th Century