Join the CMRS and collaborators at Leeds, 2017, for a fascinating panel on medical discourse, otherness and the body.
Medical Understandings of the Body & Soul: Integration and Otherness
How did Galenic and Canonical discourses about the body interact in the medieval period? What understandings of the body were authoritative, and which were considered ‘other’, and by whom? This session, sponsored by The Body in the City, a major collaborative research program based at Monash University, seeks to explore the relationship between canonical and ‘other’ ideas about natural philosophy, with medicine as an exemplar. The reception in the Latin West of Greco-Arabic texts led to changes in thinking about the body and its activities between 1000 and 1400. Topics might include, how Islamic, Jewish and Christian (Latin & Greek) medical knowledge and natural philosophy interacted; how medical thought considered the relationship between women’s and men’s bodies; why certain medical discourses remained ‘other’, while some became integrated into western medical thought.
200 word abstracts for 20 minute papers should be forwarded to Gordon Whyte (Gordon.firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 September.
Find our weekly seminar program online
Join us for a great program of weekly seminars and discussions, curated by our postgraduate committee.
Looking back on ‘Policing the Margins’
MA candidate Hannah Skipworth reflects on the recent 3rd annual Monash CMRS Symposium, ‘Policing the Margins’.
Policing the Margins: 3rd Annual CMRS Symposium
Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Monash Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies symposium, Friday 28 April.
Seminar program now online
The Medieval & Renaissance seminar program is now available for semester 1, 2017. For full details follow the link.
Constant Mews Honoured at ANZAMEMS
The biennial conference of ANZAMEMS, held in Wellington in 2017, saw a series of sessions dedicated to celebrating the career and many research interests of Professor Constant Mews.
Reflecting on Florence
Student, Kate Mani, reflects on her experience of studying The Renaissance in Florence at Prato.
Recent work: Crusading memories
A new volume of essays on memory, remembering and crusade edited by Associate Professor Megan Cassidy-Welch is now available from Routledge.
Jo-Ann Duggan Prize 2017: Call for Submissions
To honour the creative, artistic and scholarly legacy of the late Jo-Anne Duggan, the Australasian Centre … Continue reading Jo-Ann Duggan Prize 2017: Call for Submissions
Cassamarca Foundation scholarships $6,000: Closing date – 14 October 2016
‘The Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS), supported by the Cassamarca Foundation (Treviso), is offering UP TO THREE scholarships … Continue reading Cassamarca Foundation scholarships $6,000: Closing date – 14 October 2016
Medieval Islamic Mysticism Expert Joins Staff
The Centre for Religious Studies welcomes a new Lecturer in semester 2, who brings new expertise … Continue reading Medieval Islamic Mysticism Expert Joins Staff
Medieval Expo goes from strength to strength
For the second year running, first year history students in Medieval Europe have worked in teams to produce public history projects that communicate about the medieval past to a wide audience
Call for CMRS Visiting Scholar 2016 Now Open
Applications for the 2016 Visiting Scholar Program at the Monash Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Monash University are open until 1 June.