Medicine Across Cultures: 600-1600 The Nineteenth Barnard Medieval and Renaissance Conference Saturday, December 4, 2004

Call for papers centered on medieval and renaissance medical theory and practice from around the world.

Possible topics include: theories of the body and its workings; signs and cures of sickness; definitions of health; ideas on the circulation of fluids; notions of equilibrium; pharmacological theory; connections between medicine and empirical science; the relationship of medicine to theology and psychology; medical education and practitioners; medicine and literature; medicine and the plastic arts; medicine and music.

Papers centered on a comparative analysis of two or more cultures/traditions are particularly welcome.

Plenary speakers: Monica Green, Arizona State University; Michael R. McVaugh, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Send abstracts to [email protected] or Joel Kaye, Dept. of History, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10027. Deadline for abstracts: May 1, 2004.