Medics or Historians? The Curious History of Medical History

November 14, 2011 - 7:37am

Vancouver Island University is pleased to host a public lecture by Professor Vivian Nutton who will reflect upon 50 years of medical history in “Medics or Historians? The Curious History of Medical History.”

The lecture will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7 pm on the VIU Nanaimo Campus in the Arts & Sciences/Liberal Arts Theatre, Building 355, Room 203.

Professor Vivian Nutton (Cambridge, 1970) is a world-renowned scholar whose books, articles, and reviews have covered the history of medicine from Antiquity to the present. They have centred on the history of the classical tradition in medicine before 1650, and particularly on the life, works and influence of Galen of Pergamum (129-ca. 216).

He has also published extensively on the history of medicine in the 15th and 16th centuries, across Europe, in Wittenberg and Vienna as well as in Paris and Padua. More recently, he has written on the historiography of medicine in the 19th and 20th centuries, in part as a result of his editorial work for the Rezeptions- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte volumes of Der neue Pauly.

Professor Nutton is Professor-Emeritus from the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, University College London. His many distinctions include Honorary Fellow, The Royal College of Physicians, Fellow of the British Academy, and Medailles d'honneur from the University of Tours, the Pieter van Foreest Stichting, and the city of Forli.

For more information, contact:

Cheryl Warsh, PhD

Professor of History

Phone: 250-753-3245 ext. 2113 (office)


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