Ancient Medicine and Technology online Seminar Series 2020-2021

The Ancient Medicine and Technology online Seminar Series for the academic year 2020-2021, hosted by the University of Exeter.

You can now register for the first four talks by visiting our webpage at:


29 September 2020, 16:00 p.m. (UK time)
Theodosis P. Tasios (Academy of Athens): Introduction to ancient Greek automata. Respondent: Tatiana Bur (University of Cambridge)

26 October 2020, 16:00 p.m. (UK time)
Sophia Connell (Birkbeck, University of London): Aristotelian science and Hippocratic gynaecology. Respondent: Elisa Groff (University of Exeter)

27 November 2020, 16:00 p.m. (UK time)
Marco Vespa (University of Fribourg): Archytas’ dove in context: An investigation of the non-human agency between paradoxography, encyclopedism, and mechanics in the ancient world. Respondent: Isabel Ruffell (University of Glasgow)

17 December 2020, 16:00 p.m. (UK time)
Christian Laes (University of Manchester): Technology and Disability. Respondent: Jane Draycott (University of Glasgow)

28 January 2021, 17:00 p.m. (UK time)
Emanuela Bianchi (New York University): Genos between phusis and technê. Respondent: Gabriele Galluzzo (University of Exeter)

25 February 2021, 16:00 p.m. (UK time)
Matteo Martelli (University of Bologna): Mercury in late antique and medical sources: practice and theory. Respondent: David Leith (University of Exeter)

22 March 2021, 16:00 p.m. (UK time)
Véronique Dasen (University of Fribourg): Ancient cabinet of curiosities. Respondent: Dunstan Lowe (University of Kent)

15 April 2021, 16:00 p.m. (UK time)
Demetres Michaelides (University of Cyprus): Medicine in ancient Cyprus: the archaeological evidence. Respondent: Daniel King (University of Exeter)

3 May 2021, 17:00 p.m. (UK time)
Julie Laskaris (University of Richmond): Copper and human health in the Chalcolithic, the classical, and the age of COVID. Respondent: Colin Webster (UC Davis)

25 May 2021, 17:00 p.m. (UK time)
Lauren Caldwell (UMass Amherst): The Roman physician and the knowledge of the patient. Respondent: Chiara Blanco (University of Oxford)

24 June 2021, 16:00 p.m. (UK time)
Divna Manolova (The University of York): Navigating between abstraction and observation: using astrolabes, globes and mirrors in the medieval Mediterranean. Respondent: Karen ní Mheallaigh (Johns Hopkins University)

5 July 2021, 16:00 p.m. (UK time)
John Wilkins (University of Exeter): Nutrition in ancient medicine. Respondent: Laurence Totelin (Cardiff University)

The Organizers,

Maria Gerolemou (University of Exeter), George Kazantzidis (University of Patras)

Publié par

Pierre Diouf

Enseignant-Chercheur à l'UCAD Dakar-Sénégal Associé à HiSoMA UMR 5189 CNRS Docteur en Langues, Histoire et Civilisations des Mondes Anciens

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