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Conference | Workshop

Online workshop ‘Medicine, Labour and the Enslaved’

Friday 18 September 2020

The aim of the workshop is to explore new research questions concerning the transregional role of medicine, in practice and theory, in the indexation, valuation and treatment of humans and animals in the context of labour, c. 1300-1700.


16.00-16.20 Claire Weeda (Leiden University), ‘Introduction: Medical Indexation of Human and Animal Bodies for Labour’ 

16.20-16.40 Hannah Barker (Arizona State University), ‘Leprosy in the Slave Market: Medical Fraud and Medical Authority in Late Medieval Genoa and Cairo’

16.40-17.00 Carmel Ferragud (Universitat de València) and Gabriel Ensenyat (Universitat de les Illes Balears), ‘The Mistreatment of Slaves and the Consequences for their Health in Mallorca During the 14th and 15th centuries’

17.00-17.15 Break

17.15-18.00 Discussion


The workshop will be held on the platform Kaltura. You do not need to download any software beforehand.

For more information please contact Claire Weeda.

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