Salutaria! Perspectives on Health and Wellbeing in Medieval and Early Modern History

Friday, 24 April 2020, 09:00-17:00
Monash Club, 32 Exhibition Walk, Monash University, Clayton Campus

The preservation of health and the pursuit of wellness were major preoccupations during the Medieval and Renaissance period. This was not limited to just the body but also to the mind, the soul, the community and the environment. As a complex subject that affected everybody, the quest for wellbeing was understood and experienced in a multitude of ways. This symposium aims to explore both the changing and continuing perceptions of wellbeing during the medieval and early modern period as well as the various strategies people employed to pursue it for themselves and for others.

Keynote Speaker

Professor Guy Geltner (Monash University)
“Health and the Environment Beyond the Simplex of the Pre”

Speakers

Dr Michael Barbezat (The Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University)
Elizabeth Burrell (Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Monash University)
Dr Merav Carmeli (Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University)
Nat Cutter (School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne)
Jacqueline Mahoney (School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University)
Dr Melissa Raine (School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne)
Dr Kathryn Smithies (School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne)
Dr Richard Tait (Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Monash University)
Gordon Whyte (Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University)

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