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Medieval Medical Manuscripts: A Colloquium

  • Claudine Chavannes-Mazel (University of Amsterdam)
  • Catrien Santing (University of Groningen)
  • Francis Newton
  • Eliza Glaze (Coastal Carolina University)
Wednesday 14 December 2016
University Library
Witte Singel 27
2311 BG Leiden
Vossius Room

This colloquium is devoted to medieval manuscripts with medical texts. The papers are devoted to both the contents and physical appearance of these objects. Discussed are a variety of contextual issues, including the production centers of medical manuscripts, their manner of use, and the individuals for whom the books were made. The geographical focus is the Latin West, though connections with the Arabic tradition will be drawn. The Long Twelfth Century, when medical manuscripts were first produced in large numbers, is a common thread joining many of the papers.


10.00 am – Welcome and Short Introduction

10.10 am - 10.50 am – Claudine Chavannes-Mazel (University of Amsterdam)
Plants and Medicine: The Illustrated Manuscripts of the Herbarium by Pseudo-Apuleius in the Collections of Leiden University Library

10.50 - 11.20 am – Coffee break

11.20 am - 12.00 Noon – Catrien Santing (University of Groningen)
A Deventer Miscellany: From Recipes for Cake to Rules for a Healthy and Happy Life

12.00 Noon - 12.40 pm – Erik Kwakkel (Leiden University)
Medical Manuscripts from the Long Twelfth Century in Dutch Collections

12.40 - 2.10 pm – Lunch (on your own)

2.10 - 3.00 pm – Francis Newton
The Oldest Surviving Manuscript of the Articella: Paris lat. 7029 and its Original Home

3.00 - 3.30 pm Coffee break

3.30 - 4.30 pm – Lieftinck Lecture in Medieval Manuscripts

Eliza Glaze (Coastal Carolina University)
Scribes and Scholars in Eleventh and Twelfth Century Medical Manuscripts

4.30 pm - 5.15 pm – Display of medical manuscripts from Leiden University Library

Please RSVP to Erik Kwakkel before 9 December, 2016

Sponsered by De Jonge Akademie (The Young Academy)

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