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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


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