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Notebooks, Medicine and the Sciences in Early Modern Europe

12–13 July 2013
Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

Organised by Lauren Kassell and Elaine Leong

notebookNotebooks, Medicine and the Sciences in Early Modern Europe is the first of a series of events organised as part of the Notebooks Network, a new research initiative to bring together scholars working on paper technologies, especially but not exclusively in the early modern period and with a focus on medicine and the sciences. This initiative arises out of Lauren Kassell's work on medical casebooks and Elaine Leong's projects on recipe books and medical reading practices. The Notebooks Network will comprise a series of workshops, a digital forum and, ultimately, an edited volume (c.2017). The digital forum will include shared news and queries (through a blog, Twitter, Facebook and/or a listserve), a register of current work in the field, and bibliographies of primary and secondary sources.

The inaugural workshop, Notebooks, Medicine and the Sciences in Early Modern Europe, aims to assess recent research in the field, facilitate conversations between scholars working in different disciplines and on a number of cognate large-scale projects, and foster future collaborations. See the Notebooks Network website for more details about the network and the July 2013 workshop.

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