- One of our opening panels focused on 'Epidemics', with papers from Lara Thorpe (RHUL) & Ciaran McCabe (NUI Galway).
- — Carmen Mangion (@carmenmangion)Sat, Jul 16 2016 06:11:54Lara Thorpe: her c17 research shows religious and medical beliefs existed together; false dichotomy to separate the two #RelMed16
- — Alex Lee (@AlexRALee)Fri, Jul 15 2016 09:07:59LT: Allin educated in America, but returned to UK and became vicar, eventually moving to London- Medicine, alchemy and astrology #relmed16
- — Alex Lee (@AlexRALee)Fri, Jul 15 2016 09:12:52LT: writing about plague, Allin wasn't functioning in a vacuum. Many plague epidemics in Early Modern London 7 between 1563-1665 #relmed16
- — Alex Lee (@AlexRALee)Fri, Jul 15 2016 09:16:29LT: Plague lit- where did plague come from? Usually divine punishment for sins e.g lust. Then natural causes- planetary alignment #relmed16
- — Alex Lee (@AlexRALee)Fri, Jul 15 2016 09:23:32LT: focus on miasmas as cause of plague. Preventative suggestion- keep gold in your mouth, also tried to make philosopher's stone #relmed16
- — Carmen Mangion (@carmenmangion)Sat, Jul 16 2016 06:16:33Ciaran McCabe: typhus outbreak 1917-8 influences religious practice, public health notices aimed at Irish wakes #RelMed16
- — Alex Lee (@AlexRALee)Fri, Jul 15 2016 09:54:43CM: opportunity provided by crisis for better morals- rich: duty to poor, poor: embrace religion; all: dependence on God's will #relmed16
- The session on 'Madness' included papers from Claire Trenery (RHUL) and Rebecca Noble (Warwick).
Religion and Medicine: Healing the Body & Soul from the Middle Ages to the Modern Day
If you missed our conference (held at Birkbeck, University of London on 15-16 July 2016), catch up by reading the tweets!
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