A Medical Set with Forceps and Various Hooks. Rome, Italy, Roman Period. Bronze, 130 x 32 mm (average). KM 1485. Gift of W. Dennison, 1909

A Medical Set with Forceps and various Hooks. Rome; Roman Period. Bronze, 130 x 32 mm (average). Gift of W. Dennison, 1909. KM 1485

The Art and Science of Healing: From Antiquity to the Renaissance (2017)

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
434 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Hatcher Library Gallery/Room 100
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
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March 9-10, 2017

The aim of this symposium is to explore the textuality and materiality of medicine before the modern period. It is also intended to serve as a companion to the exhibit, 'The Art and Science of Healing: from Antiquity to the Renaissance', a display of papyri, manuscripts, early printed books, and archaeological artifacts, held at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and the Audubon Room of the University of Michigan Library from February 10th  to April 30th, 2017. The speakers will give papers based on some of the themes suggested by the exhibition, such as the interrelations between medicine and religion, the illustration of medicine in either artifactual or textual sources, and the role of materiality and format in the transmission of medical ideas.

Symposium participants
-Katherine Beydler (University of Michigan)
-Aileen Das (University of Michigan)
-Christopher A. Faraone (University of Chicago) Keynote Speaker
-Heidi Hausse (Columbia University)
-Sachiko Kusukawa (University of Cambridge) Keynote Speaker
-Meg Leja (SUNY-Binghamton)
-Susan P. Mattern (University of Georgia)
-Caroline Petit (University of Warwick)



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