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Courting Nature: Medicine, Natural Philosophy and Politics at Early Modern European Courts

23 September 2005
Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick

Programme

Session one

Brian Nance (Coastal Carolina University)
English and Continental Court Medicine: Comparative Historiography and Agendas

Tara Nummedal (Brown University)
Court Culture and the Alchemical Marketplace in the Holy Roman Empire

Session two

Kay-Peter Jankrift (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Jewish Medical Practitioners at the Courts of Bavarian Dukes in the Later Middle Ages

Claudia Stein (Warwick University)
The “Kidney-Stone Affair” of 1580: or how the Body Natural Corrupted the Body Politic

Session three

Monica Azzolini (University of South Wales/Villa I Tatti, Florence)
Learned Pursuits: Astrology and Medicine at the Court of the Sforzas

Alisha Rankin (Trinity College, Cambridge)
Noble Empirics: Elite Women and Medical Experientialism in Early Modern Germany