The upcoming conference of the Renaissance Society of America in New York City has a number of speakers on women and medicine in Renaissance Europe, including two of our faculty and at least one alum.
Gianna Pomata is speaking on “Recipes and Experiential Knowledge in the 17th Century Exchange between China and Europe”, on Friday March 28 at 10:15am.
Mary Fissell is speaking on “Babies and Bribes: Finding Early Modern Female Readers of English Popular Medical Books” in a session on Reading and Health in Early Modern England on Thursday March 27 at 4:45pm.
Mary is also chairing a session on Perceptions of the Female Body in Early Modern England at 8:30am on Saturday March 29, that includes our recent graduate Olivia Weisser speaking on “‘Others Mortalety Might Put me in Mind on Mine’: Stories of Sickness by Early Modern Women”.
Other speakers of interest to historians of medicine include Laura Gowing, Sara Read, Cynthia Klestinec, Sharon Strocchia, and Michele Clouse, and many more!