Medieval Medical Manuscripts: A Colloquium

December 14, 2016, Leiden, the Vossius Room

Date:               14 December 2016
Time:              10:00 -17:15  hrs.
Location:       University Library Witte Singel 26-27  2311 BG Leiden, the 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  (Duke University)
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

Sponsored by De Jonge Akademie (The Young Academy)

The proceedings are to be published by Leiden University Press.

Posted: December 07, 2016