Relevant Events

  • The MedHeal Seminar 2019: Public Health Development and Social Practice Patterns

Friday, September 20, 2019,  09:00–16:00.
Trondheim, University Museum (Vitenskapsmuseet)


9.00-915: Axel Christophersen: Welcome, introduction to the MH seminar 2019: Task and expectations.

A. Short reports from WP 1: Nutrition and environment
9.15 – 9.45: Paula Utigard Sandvik: Plant remains and nutrition
9.45 -10.15 Terje Thun: Climate conditions: Stability and change
10.15-10.30: Coffee break
10.30-11.00: Marie Joseé Nadeau: the isotope analysis: Results and challenges (if any!)
11.00 -11.30: Summing up WP1: How to proceed?
11.30-12.15: Lunch at the SIT cafeteria (next to the venue place)

B. Short reports from WP2: Water, waste and infectious diseases
12.30 -13.00: Elisabeth: PdD-Status and plans
13.00 -13.30: Åshild Vågene: Report from the DNA-analysis: Status and potentials
13.30 -14.00: Sean Denham//Hege Hollund: Report from the osteo- and histo archaeological analysis: Status and potential
14.00-14.15: Coffee-break
14.15 -14.45: Plenum, summary WP 2: How to proceed?

C. Report from WP 3: Public health development and social practice patterns
14.45-15.15: Erik/Ole Georg: Summing up yesterday’s workshop: ideas and potential for future research.
15.15-15.30: Plenum, summary WP 3: How to proceed?
15.30-16.00: Summing up, the way forward

  • Science and Medicine in the Insular Middle Ages

Queen’s University Belfast
7th December 2018

This one-day symposium focuses on the reception, transmission and translation of scientific and medical knowledge in the Insular Middle Ages. The papers presented overview a variety of subjects: Old and Middle English, Old and Middle Irish, Latin, Old Norse, Medieval Welsh, as well as archaeology, manuscript studies, historical linguistics,and history of science.

This symposium offers a platform of discussion for scholars interested in the reception and transmission of scientific and medical knowledge over several centuries and across borders in England, Ireland, Wales, and Scandinavia.


  • Lecture and Masterclass with Monica H. Green on Black Death

Lecture Monica Green, Arizona State University, 13 November 2018 in Utrecht

A New Story of the Black Death: The Latest Work on the Science and History of the World’s Largest Pandemic

Our understanding of the Black Death, the plague pandemic that ravaged Europe, the Middle East, and north Africa between 1346 and 1353, has been transformed in the last decade and a half because of new developments in genetics. Historians are now learning how to incorporate the findings from genetics into new narratives, ones that show that this largest of pandemics was even larger, and more widespread, than we ever imagined before. This talk will summarize the latest work in the field, and sketch out future directions of research.

Lunch lecture
This lecture is open to the public, but with regard to accommodation and lunch, we would like you to register with Joris Roosen, We are looking forward to meeting you.

Date: November 13th, 2018
Time: 10.00-12.00 – lunch will be provided.
Place: IOS-conference room, ground floor Institutions-building, Wittevrouwenstraat 7bis, Utrecht University

Masterclass with Monica Green – 13 November, Utrecht University

The masterclass will follow the lunch lecture by Professor Green which will take place between 10.00 and 12.00 on the same day. Masterclass participants will be invited to attend the lecture, lunch will be provided.

Date: November 13th, 2018
Time: 12.00-15.00
Place: IOS-conference room, ground floor Institutions-building, Wittevrouwenstraat 7bis, Utrecht University

Monica H. Green is Professor of History at Arizona State University. She specializes in medieval European medical history and the global history of infectious diseases. Among her recent works is (as editor) Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death and studies plague and other infectious diseases in Africa, the Indian Ocean world, and Eurasia. She has won prizes for both her teaching and her research. In 2018, she was awarded the prestigious CARA Award for Excellence in Teaching Medieval Studies by the Medieval Academy of America. You can follow her on Twitter @monicaMedHist.



Convegno storico internazionale


TODI, 14 – 16 OTTOBRE 2018




Fondazione Centro italiano di studi sull’alto medioevo

Via dell’Arringo, snc – Palazzo Arroni
06049 Spoleto (PG)
Tel.: +39 0743.225630  Fax.: +39 0743.49902

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Applicazione del Regolamento UE n. 679/2016 in materia di protezione dei dati personali (GDPR)

Il Regolamento UE n. 679/2016 (General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR) costituisce lo strumento normativo individuato per uniformare la gestione e la sicurezza dei dati personali coinvolgendo tutti gli stati membri dell’Unione Europea ed è in sintesi volto a mantenere un maggior controllo sulla protezione, la sicurezza e la condivisione dei dati personali.

La Fondazione Centro Italiano di Studi sull’Alto Medioevo (CISAM), la quale già tratta i dati personali dei propri iscritti e li conserva in modo sicuro, utilizzandoli esclusivamente per informare i medesimi sulle attività della Fondazione, in ottemperanza agli obblighi previsti dal predetto Regolamento UE n. 679/2016 (GDPR), entrato in vigore lo scorso 25 maggio, sta provvedendo all’adeguamento della propria politica sulla privacy per renderla in linea con i nuovi requisiti imposti dal provvedimento.

Sarà quindi cura della Fondazione informarvi, una volta perfezionato il processo di adeguamento, in merito alle nuove impostazioni di gestione dei dati personali ed alla prestazione del consenso in relazione alle diverse finalità del relativo trattamento, in conformità al Regolamento UE n. 679/2016.



  • Representing Infirmity: Diseased Bodies in Renaissance and Early Modern Italy, Monash University, 13-15 December 2017

This conference represents the first analysis of how diseased bodies were represented in Italy during the ‘long Renaissance’, from the early 1400s through ca. 1650. Many individual studies by historians of art and medicine address specific aspects of this subject, yet there has never been an attempt to define or explore the broader topic. Moreover, most studies interpret Renaissance images and text through the lens of current notions about disease. This conference avoids the pitfalls of retrospective diagnosis, and looks beyond the modern category of ‘disease’ by viewing ‘infirmity’ in Galenic humoural terms. Papers explore what infirmities were depicted in visual culture, in what context, why, and when. Specific examples consider the idealized body altered by disease, and the relationship between the depiction of infirmities through miracle cures and through medical treatment. Speakers also examine how and why these representations change across media and over time. Thus, certain types of diseased bodies appear often in votive images, but never in altarpieces or sculptures; representations of wounds and sores grow increasingly less graphic and frequent, but with notable exceptions. Finally, it explores how the development of greater knowledge of the workings and structure of the body in this period, through, for example, the growth of anatomy, was reflected in changing ideas and representations of the metaphorical, allegorical, and symbolic meanings of infirmity and disease. The conference addresses the construction of the notion of disease, and aims to present a new paradigm for the field.

The event is open to all and free of charge, no reservation required.

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