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The events below are organised by the College of Humanities. You may also be interested in events in the general University of Exeter events.

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28 April 2021

Hippocratic Machines with Dr Maria Gerolemou

Whereas there are certain studies on medical tools in antiquity, none of them deals with what is called in scholarship medical machine. In this talk, I offer first a brief overview of the Hippocratic notion of mêchanê by presenting three different types of machines a. natural machines; b. simple machines; c. complicated machines. Second, I discuss three examples of complicated Hippocratic machines (the Hippocratic board, ladder and the bench) and suggest ways of approaching them.. Full details
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28 April 202116:30

Noughts and Crosses and Zeroes and Ones: Intersectional Feminism and Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities Seminar Series. Prof Caroline Bassett (Cambridge). Full details
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3 May 202117:00

Copper and human health in the Chalcolithic, the classical, and the age of COVID

Copper and human health in the Chalcolithic, the classical, and the age of COVID Julie Laskaris (University of Richmond). Respondent: Colin Webster (UC Davis) To register, please visit: : https://ancientmedicineandtechnology.wordpress.com/. Full details
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5 May 202115:00

Dr Angela Parker, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University

Dr Angela Parker, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, will be talking about her forthcoming book, If God Still Breathes, Why Can’t I: Black Lives Matter and Biblical Authority (Eerdmans, 2021).. Full details
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12 May 202116:00

Zubin Mistry (Edinburgh), 'Monasteries, Medicine and Reproduction in Early Medieval Societies, c.700-1000’

Dr Zubin Mistry introduces to some of the sources for early medieval medicine, particularly in relation to infertility. Dr Mistry's work concerns medical knowledge and practice in early medieval societies. His interest in reproductive medicine has also led him to consider the political and social implications of infertility in the medieval world. Full details
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14 May 202114:00

Change and Resilience in Antiquity session 2

You are warmly invited to Session 2 of the online seminar series on Change and Resilience in Antiquity, which is being hosted by Irene Salvo and Emma Nicholson.. Full details
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18 May 202113:30

Theology & Religion Research seminar with Professor Mark Wynn (Oxford University)

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25 May 202117:00

The Roman physician and the knowledge of the patient

The Roman physician and the knowledge of the patient Lauren Caldwell (UMass Amherst). Respondent: Chiara Blanco (University of Oxford) To register please visit: https://ancientmedicineandtechnology.wordpress.com/. Full details
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26 May 202116:00

Research Masterclass: Interdisciplinary Research

Research Masterclasses are directed towards the Centre's PhD students and offer expert discussion and insights into particular types of evidence or approaches. In this session, a panel of scholars from different disciplines offer insights into managing interdisciplinary research projects. How do you combine and balance different perspectives? And what are the most common pitfalls or issues encountered?. Full details
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4 June 202114:00

Change and Resilience in Antiquity Session 3

You are warmly invited to the third session of the Change and Resilience Seminar Series, which is being hosted by Emma Nicholson and Irene Salvo.. Full details
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9 June 202115:00

Dr Jon Morgan, Honorary Research Fellow

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24 June 202116:00

Navigating between abstraction and observation: using astrolabes, globes and mirrors in the medieval Mediterranean

Navigating between abstraction and observation: using astrolabes, globes and mirrors in the medieval Mediterranean Divna Manolova (The University of York). Respondent: Karen ní Mheallaigh (Johns Hopkins University) To register for this talk, please visit: https://ancientmedicineandtechnology.wordpress.com/. Full details
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25 June 202114:00

Change and Resilience in Antiquity Session 4

You are warmly invited to the fourth session of the Change and Resilience in Antiquity Seminar Series, which is being hosted by Emma Nicholson and Irene Salvo.. Full details
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5 July 202116:00

Nutrition in ancient medicine

Nutrition in ancient medicine John Wilkins (University of Exeter). Respondent: Laurence Totelin (Cardiff University) To register for this talk, please visit: https://ancientmedicineandtechnology.wordpress.com/. Full details
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16 July 202113:00

Change and Resilience in Antiquity Session 5 and Roundtable

You are warmly invited to the final session and the Roundtable event in the Change and Resilience in Antiquity Seminar Series.. Full details
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9 September 2021

State-Led Inquiries as Political Devices: Lessons Learned and Lost from British Interventions, 1853 to the Present Day

One-day virtual workshop hosted by the Centre for Histories of Violence and Conflict (CHVC) and the Leverhulme-funded Warnings from the Archive project at the University of Exeter. This workshop reflects a renewed interest in research into processes and politics of truth-telling and lesson-learning in the wake of state-sponsored violence, intervention, and transgression. The focus of the workshop will be on the political conditions and cultural norms that determine the composition and scope of inquiries and lesson-learning. Rather than treating inquiries as objective vessels of knowledge, we approach them as political devices. Our interests are in how contingent processes of investigation shape elite and popular understandings of the history and character of British military operations from the Crimean War to the present day. The outcome of this workshop will be a special issue with a top-tier interdisciplinary journal for History, Politics and International Relation. Full details
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