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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


College Fellow

Research interests: Medieval medicine and science; image-making in medicine; medical books and the circulation of medical information.

Peter Murray Jones is a Fellow and the Librarian of King's College, Cambridge. He is a one of the co-applicants of the Wellcome Trust Strategic Award on 'Generation to Reproduction', headed by Nick Hopwood.

In 2005 he was a co-organiser of the Cambridge Illuminations exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum, and in 2004 curated The Art of Medicine exhibition at the Beinecke Library, Yale.

Postal address: The Library, King's College, Cambridge CB2 1ST


Recent publications

De Arte Phisicali et de Cirurgia by John Arderne; From a New Digital Version of the Stockholm Roll, translated and commented with Torgny Svenberg (Stockholm: Hagströmer Biblioteket, 2014)

'Complexio and Experimentum: Tensions in Late Medieval English Practice', The Body in Balance: Humoral Medicines in Practice, edited by Peregrine Horden and Elizabeth Hsu (New York and London: Berghahn, 2013)

'Medicine', History of Oxford University Press, vol. 1, edited by Ian Gadd (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)

'Mediating Collective Experience: The Tabula Medicine (1416–1425) as a Handbook for Medical Practice', Between Text and Patient: The Medical Enterprise in Medieval & Early Modern Europe, Micrologus' Library 39, edited by Florence Eliza Glaze and Brian K. Nance (Florence: SISMEL, 2011): 279–307

'Medical Literacies and Medical Culture in Early Modern Vernacular Medicine', Medical Writing in Early Modern English, edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Päivi Pahta (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011): 30–43

'Medicine' (Medieval Studies), Oxford Bibliographies (2010)

'Amulets and Charms', Medieval Christianity in Practice, edited by Miri Rubin (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009): 194–199

'The Surgeon as Story-Teller', Poetica (An International Journal of Linguistic-Literary Studies) 72 (2009): 77–91

'Witnesses to Medieval Medical Practice in the Harley Collection', Electronic British Library Journal, article 8 (2008): 1–13

'The Tabula Medicine: An Evolving Encyclopedia', English Manuscript Studies 1100–1700, vol. 14, Regional Manuscripts 1200–1700, edited by A.S.G. Edwards (2008): 60–85

'University Books and the Sciences, c.1250–1400', The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, vol. II (1100–1400), edited by N. Morgan and R.M. Thomson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008): 453–462

'Herbs and the Medieval Surgeon', Health and Healing from the Medieval Garden, edited by P. Dendle and A. Touwaide (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2008): 162–179

'Amulets: Prescriptions and Surviving Objects from Late Medieval England', Beyond Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges: Essays in Honour of Brian Spencer, edited by S. Blick (Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2007): 92–107

'Picturing Medicine in the Age of Petrarch', Petrarca e la Medicina. Atti del Convegno di Capo d'Orlando, 27-28 giugno 2003, edited by M. Berté, V. Fera and T. Pesenti (Messina: Centro Interdipartimentale di Studi Umanistici, 2006): 179–200

'Medical Libraries', A History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland, vol. 1, edited by E. Leedham-Green and Teresa Webber (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006): 461–471

'Word and Image in Medieval Medicine', Visualizing Medieval Medicine and Natural History, 1200–1550, edited by J. Givens, K. Reeds and A. Touwaide (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006): 1–24