Palgrave Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Medicine (PSMEMM) seeks to explore the range of interactions between various conceptualisations of the body, including their import for the arts (e.g. literature, painting, music, dance, and architecture) and the way different medical traditions around the Mediterranean and beyond overlapped and borrowed from each other.
PSMEMM 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 (including medical ethics)
- correspondences and archival documents.
PSMEMM welcomes proposals for edited and commented translations (if particularly relevant, even on a large scale) of medical and scientific texts. The translations will be provided with facing original text. Examples of original languages accepted are Greek, Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, Sanskrit, Syriac, as well as European vernacular.
The series also hosts publications resulting from the Santorio Award and editors particularly welcome contributions from early scholars.