Elaine Leong gives lecture on “Books, Medicine and the Household” on 29th May

On the 29th May we are very happy to welcome Elaine Leong from Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte who will visit our seminar and give a lecture titled “Books, Medicine and the Household: Tracing Knowledge Itineraries in Early Modern England”.

Elaine Leong has a doctorate from the University of Oxford and is currently working at the Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Her research centers on the production and circulation of medical and scientific knowledge within the domestic sphere, focusing on practical knowledge and quotidian activities. Her book “Recipes and Everyday Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and the Household in Early Modern England” (University of Chicago Press) was released in 2018. Her current project looks at the notion of “knowledge itineraries” and traces how knowledge travels from places like artisanal workshops or university lecture halls to households through processes of translation, book production and reading and writing.


When? 29th May, 14.15-16.00

Where? Lund University, LUX:C337

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